SERMONS & Research confirms: Reading a sermon is not a good idea.

Commentary by Dr. Whitesel: In this research, cited in the Harvard Business Review, listeners gave markedly higher ratings to presentations that were given extemporaneously or by memorization than when they were read. Though reading sermons is (in my observation) a dying practice, it is still important to realize that we best communicate when we internalize the message.

Read more at … https://hbr.org/2015/10/the-science-of-sounding-smart