“Effective exposition finds its origin and power not so much in clever sermon construction, as in detailed, obedient listening to God’s voice in the text. The Bible really must be in the driver’s seat, dictating the content of the message, its contemporary application, and even its shape. When we serve God’s Word in this way we come to realize that the Bible is a book about God long before it is a book about us, and that its strongest relevance and most urgent application is to teach us how to live rightly in the light of his unchanging nature.”
Ryken, Leland (2008). Preach The Word: Essays on Expository Preaching: In Honor of R. Kent Hughes (p. 20). Good News Publishers/Crossway Books. Kindle Edition.