Episode 73: Preaching the Book of James

This week on Preaching and Preachers, Dr. Steven Smith joins me in a discussion on preaching the book of James. Dr. Smith is senior pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church in Little Rock, AR, as well as Senior Preaching Fellow for the Spurgeon Center for Biblical Preaching at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Guest(s): Steven Smith


Some of the topics discussed on today’s episode are:

  • A brief update on Dr. Smith’s ministry at Immanuel
  • Why Dr. Smith chose to preach through the book of James
  • The structure of the book of James
  • Smith’s unique approach to preaching James
  • What preachers should be aware of before preaching through James
  • A brief discussion on “faith and works” in James
  • The macro and micro themes of James
  • Noteworthy expositional considerations in the book of James
  • Difficulties of preaching through James
  • Recommended resources on the book of James
  • Counsel to pastors considering preaching through James


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