I am now reading a book on liturgical theology by an Asian Assemblies of God theologian Simon Chan. When I am done I will review it, but I loved this quote in a chapter dealing with the relationship between the Word preached and the Eucharist.
“If preaching does not have [this] a eucharistic orientation and focus, it no longer qualifies as the proclamation of the gospel. This is what happens when worship is not shaped by the Eucharist. Preaching then takes on a life of its own, and before long all sorts of “gospels” are proclaimed in the name of Christ.” – emphasis my own, p69
One of my favorite things that hooked me when I began attending an Episcopal Church, was that the sermon was only about 15 minutes, as compared to like 45 min to an hour in my low protestant pentecostal church. The focus was truly on Jesus present in the bread and wine, and the pulpit wasn’t for bashing Methodists (which is ironic considering the AG roots from Methodism, but whatever)