Episode 76: The Preacher and Sermon Application

This week on Preaching and Preachers, Dr. Matthew Harmon joins me in a discussion on the preacher and sermon application. Dr. Harmon is professor of New Testament studies at Grace College and Theological Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana. He also serves on the preaching team at Christ’s Covenant Church.

Guest(s): Matthew Harmon


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

  • A brief update on Dr. Harmon’s current ministry at Grace College and Theological Seminary
  • Why Dr. Harmon wrote Asking the Right Questions: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Applying the Bible
  • Why correctly applying the text is so important
  • Four questions to ask when applying Scripture
  • Why application should be aimed at the “whole person” not just their behavior
  • Why behavioral application points should be rooted in right thinking and right desires about God
  • How pastors can prevent being too “narrow” in their sermon application


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