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No sinner is ever saved after the first twenty minutes of a sermon.
The flowery style is not unsuitable to public speeches or addresses, which amount only to compliment. The lighter beauties are in their place when there is nothing more solid to say; but the flowery style ought to be banished from a pleading, a sermon, or a didactic work.
I've never preached one sermon on money, on just finances. I want to stay away from it.
I do not believe there is a problem in this country or the world today which could not be settled if approached through the teaching of the Sermon on the Mount.
Harry S. Truman
If I had only one sermon to preach it would be a sermon against pride.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Most people are willing to take the Sermon on the Mount as a flag to sail under, but few will use it as a rudder by which to steer.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
It is a poor sermon that gives no offense; that neither makes the hearer displeased with himself nor with the preacher.
The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending, then having the two as close together as possible.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
The best sermon is preached by the minister who has a sermon to preach and not by the man who has to preach a sermon.
We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the sermon on the mount.
Omar N. Bradley
The devil will let a preacher prepare a sermon if it will keep him from preparing himself.
I contend that it's impossible to read the Sermon on the Mount and not come out against capital punishment.
And I don't have to listen to a sermon to know what to think or feel about them. It's almost as if I absorbed completely what mattered most to me, and the rest could go.
Modern-day cinema takes the form of a sermon. You don't get to think, you only get to receive information.
Gus Van Sant
You've got to have something to eat and a little love in your life before you can hold still for any damn body's sermon on how to behave.
In my neighborhood, everyone had an opinion on the local cantor. You didn't go to a synagogue to listen to the rabbi's sermon. You went to listen to the cantor. It was like a concert.
Preaching is effective as long as the preacher expects something to happen-not because of the sermon, not even because of the preacher, but because of God.
We shall never understand the ethical system taught by Jesus unless we realize that he was a Jew, not only by birth, but that he lived and taught as a Jew; the Sermon on the Mount was addressed to his distracted fellow nationals.
The sight of a drunkard is a better sermon against that vice than the best that was ever preached on that subject.
But alas, they are all sadly deficient, because they leave us under the domination of political and religious prejudices; and they are as inefficient as the sleepy dose of an ordinary sermon.
St. Peter announced the glad tidings of the Gospel to the people on the day of Pentecost, and converted, by the first Christian sermon, ever preached, three thousand - which formed the primitive Church.
TO preach a sermon or edit a newspaper were the two things in life which I always felt I could do with credit to myself and benefit to the world, if I only had the chance.
Rebecca Harding Davis
Never preach a sermon without a text from the Bible, a text containing the theme which you can elaborate. The text is the best proof in support of your argument. A sermon without a text is an argument without a proof.
Isaac Mayer Wise
In a jazz atmosphere, the audience members were so quiet and respectful of the musicians that you felt you were almost part of a meeting at a church or a temple, where everyone was completely in tune with the sermon and what the whole event was about.
A good sermon should be like a woman's skirt: short enough to arouse interest but long enough to cover the essentials.
My father was a no-nonsense, dedicated, and focused minister, and there was usually a sermon he needed to prepare for or a Scripture he needed to study, and that always came first.
A good ad should be like a good sermon: It must not only comfort the afflicted, it also must afflict the comfortable.
It was not enough to come and listen to a great sermon or message every Sunday morning and be confined to those four walls and those four corners. You had to get out and do something.
Because we employ no professional preachers, it means that every sermon or lesson in church is given by a regular member - women and men, children and grandparents.
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