What comes first in preaching?

Do we “make the text relevant” or do we show “how the text is relevant?” To use Stott’s approach in Between Two Worlds, is the text boss of the message, or is the preacher? This is where expository preaching is separated from other approaches (again, not a form issue, an authority issue). Does the biblical narrative speak with authority in reference to God and humanity, or is it merely a recounting of what happened? Does the message of the prophets, or Jesus, or Paul, or James, speak with authority today, or is it merely an example to follow in that we too should speak relevantly?

via The Bible, Expository & Consecutive Preaching – Part 5 « Biblical Preaching.