Peter Mead has a good word concerning the difference between preaching and reporting.
The preacher is not a reporter of facts found during their research. The preacher is called to speak to the listeners from God’s Word. The Bible is not exhibit A. It is the source of the message for us, today. The Bible doesn’t sit off to one side and get pointed at during the presentation, it sits in the hand of the preacher as the source and driver of the message for us.Read his entire post here.