SWBTS Chapel Sermons
- Are You Sitting Down For This? (Psalm 119: 33-36)
- The Unfriend at Midnight (Luke 11:1-13)
- A Heart of Responsive Obedience (Micah 6:1-8)
- Singleness: A Trajectory Not a Holding Pattern (Ephesians 5:22-33)
- The Beatitudes (Matthew 5:2-3)
- Uncommon Grace (Genesis 6:5-8)
- Trained for the Kingdom (Matthew 13:51-52)
- Rich Man and Lazarus (Luke 16:19-23)
- Forgiveness (Matthew 18:21-35)
- The Future of the Gospel (Matthew 13:3-23)
- Presumptuous Sin (Psalms 19)
- Warrior Messiah (Revelation 19)
Expository Preaching Workshops
- Dealing with Difficult Texts
- The Structure of Gospel Narrative
- Reverse Engineering Peter’s Sermon in Acts 2
- Preaching to Students
- The History of Southern Baptist Preaching
- Expository Preaching and the Nature of the Church
- Preach the Word of Christ: The Cross and the Pulpit
- Uncommon Grace: The Flood Narrative
- Spirit-Driven Application
- Preaching Old Testament Narratives
Advanced Expository Preaching Workshops
Recapturing the Voice of God
In Recapturing the Voice of God, veteran preacher Steven W. Smith teaches how to preach genre-sensitive, text-driven sermons—to allow the structure of the text to be the structure of the sermon. To do so, one must understand the genre of the literature in which God has chosen to reveal Himself. After a brief defense of genre-sensitive preaching, Smith categorizes Scripture genres according to their structure: story, poem, or letter. From these macro-level genres, each individual genre is explored for its unique features (law, prophecy, epistles, etc.). Smith then offers practical help in structuring a text-driven sermon and includes sample sermons as illustrations.
Drawing inspiration from the seminal preacher, Paul, Steven Smith has taken a fresh look at the why’s of preaching in Dying to Preach. In 2 Corinthians 4:12, Paul describes the philosophy of his ministry as “death in us, but life in you.” Building on this scriptural framework, Steve Smith illustrates the theology of preaching through the metaphor of vicarious suffering, dying so that others might live. As he elaborates the intersection of the cross and the pulpit, Smith shows why the preacher must die to self, die for others, and die in Christ so that congregations may live.
Text-Driven Preaching is an excellent resource for preachers at every level. The preaching faculty at Southwestern Seminary bring together year of pastoral experience and a passion for the Word of God to call preachers to greater faithfulness to the text. At its heart this resource captures the heart of Southwestern to Preach the Word and Reach the Word.
Nelson’s Annual Preacher’s Sourcebook, Volume II
Preach great sermons and plan innovative worship services with the newest edition of Nelson’s Annual Preacher’s Sourcebook. This volume is the same sermon planner you have come to depend on for more than ten years. Outstanding pastors provide an entire year’s worth of preaching and worship resources for every week. Contributors include Steven W. Smith, Jerry Vines, R. Kent Hughes, Michael Yousseff, Nathan Lino, Jack Graham, O. S. Hawkins, and W. A. Criswell.
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Nelson’s Annual Preacher’s Sourcebook, Volume III
Preach great sermons and plan innovative worship services with the newest edition of Nelson’s Annual Preacher’s Sourcebook. This is the same sermon planner you have come to depend on for more than ten years, now with a disc included for your convenience!. In this volume, look for sermons, articles, and sermon starters by Steven Smith, Daniel L. Akin, Dr. Mark L. Bailey, Dr. Phillip R. Bethancourt, Matt Carter, Steve Dighton, David Epstein, J.D. Greear, Ph.D., Jim Henry, Dr. Jeff Iorg, Dr. James MacDonald, Dr. Russell D. Moore, Dr. Adrian Rogers, K. Marshall Williams,Sr., and Dr. O.S. Hawkins, general editor.
- Recapturing the Voice of God
Originally Appeared in Midwestern Journal of Theology, Vol 14, No 1 Spring 2015
- Preaching the Difficult Passages in Jude
Originally appeared in the Southwestern Journal of Theology, 58:1 (Fall 2013).
- The Future of Evangelical Homiletics
Originally appeared in the Journal of the Evangelical Homiletics Society, 14:2 (September 2014).
- Good to Great Shepherd
Originally appeared in the Southwestern Journal of Theology, 56:2 (Fall 2013): 53-63.
- Haddon Robinson and Cathedral Thinking
Originally appeared in the Journal of the Evangelical Homiletics Society
- The Non-Verbal Illustration: Mcluhan, Postman, and the Emerging Preacher
Originally appeared in Perichoresis, 3:2 (2005).
- Review of He is Not Silent: Preaching in a Postmodern World by Albert Mohler
Originally appeared in the Southwestern Journal of Theology 52 (2010): 280-83.