In November 2014 there was a new Guinness World Record for the longest speech; not surprisingly, it was a sermon. Pastor Zach Zehnder of Mount Dora, Florida preached for two days, five hours, and eighteen minutes. Taking only rare bathroom breaks and with at least 10 people present at all times during the sermon, the pastor preached from Genesis through Revelation. He surpassed the record after two days, but he didn’t quit. He needed another five hours to finish the message.
While sermons don’t have to be long to be effective, they do have to be Bible-based and Spirit-filled to change lives.