If you’re looking for the value of expository preaching beyond simply getting the text right, this book is a good place to start.
This volume is worth reading for its clear and convincing exhortations to be more culturally literate in our preaching and teaching ministries
The best sermons bring the weight of the text to bear on the hearts and minds of the people.
I don’t have a magic formula. I do, however, think there are a handful of things you can try to find in your text, no matter where you are in the Bible, that will help you find its point.
Here are the Charles Simeon Trust’s answers (submitted by David Helm and Robert Kinney). The Simeon Trust is based out of Chicago, Illinois.