Sure you do, right? But you've got all kinds of objections--you're not a good teacher, you haven't lived up to the qualifications for deacon, let alone elder/bishop/overseer, your personal study of the Word is lacking, you name it. Right? Or perhaps, simply said, your church hasn't recognized the gifts that God's given you.
Even so, you can preach a sermon that might resound like one of those of Spurgeon. No kidding. If you want to reach the lost, and let them know that God loves them, love your wife.
It's not just about "focusing on the family," to abuse Dr. Dobson, or day to day happiness, or even obedience to Ephesians 5. Rather, do it because it's a picture that God gives for His love for His people. The church is the "bride" of Christ. Israel's idolatry is characterized as adultery and fornication.
So if you want to preach, treat your wife with tenderness and lead her. Let the world see a radiant woman filled with her husband's love, and let them then contemplate the goodness of her Creator.
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