Steven Smith

Dr. Steven Smith is Vice President for Student Services and Professor of Communication
at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Preaching Interview: Steven Smith

Dr. Steven Smith sits down with Dr. Barry McCarty for an interview to discuss preaching and teaching. Read More »

Plenary Session: Steven Smith

Dr. Steven Smith’s plenary session at the 2017 Text-Driven Preaching Conference. Read More »

A Visitor From the Other Side

SWBTS Chapel sermon called A Visitor From the Other Side by Dr. Steven Smith. Read More »

Preaching Revelation

The book to end the Book is an incredible book. Some look at it as a road map through which they can navigate modern events. Therefore they go slow. They stop to gaze at the magnificent visions in Revelation, and as they gaze they wonder exactly why it is writ... Read More »

Preaching Double Parables

How do you preach a double Parable? Jesus told as many short parables as he did long parables. For every Prodigal Son of Luke 15:11-32 (21 verses), there is a parable like the Unworthy Servant of Luke 17:7-10(4 verses), Trained Scribe of Matt. 13:51-52 (2 vers... Read More »

Preaching the Shorter Parables

Jesus had incredible structure to his sermons … but only sometimes. Think of the Sermon on the Mount. Its introduction (eight beatitudes) is followed with six antitheses: Jesus fights the thesis that keeping a warped standard of righteousness was enough. It ... Read More »

Titus 3:12-15

Identify the Text vv. 12-15 form the conclusion of the text Identify the Genre Macro Epistolary Micro This is the final instruction and greeting of the letter Identify the structure of the text v. 12 The encouragement to make an effort to come to him v. 13 Gre... Read More »

Titus 3:8-11

Identify the Text vv. 8-11 create a natural break between the effects of salvation (vv. 3-7) and the closing remarks (vv. 12-15). Identify the Genre Macro Epistolary Micro Procedural: How you deal with certain people Hortatory: Note the command of v. 10 Identi... Read More »

Titus 3:1-7

Identify the Text The most natural exegetical division of chapter three produces four sections. 3:1-2 Exhortation 3:3-7 Exhortation 3:8-11 Exhortation 3:12-15 Benediction For pastoral reasons, however, the first two sections (vv. 1-7) may be taken naturally to... Read More »

Titus 2:11-15

Identify the Text 2:11-14 is a stand-alone explanation as to why the believers should act in accordance to sound doctrine as explained above. v. 15 is included here but it is actually the grounds for 1:10-2:10. Identify the Genre Macro: Epistolary Micro: vv. 1... Read More »