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Definition of Sermon

Sermon

  1. A discourse or address; a talk; a writing; as, the sermons of Chaucer.
  2. Specifically, a discourse delivered in public, usually by a clergyman, for the purpose of religious instruction and grounded on some text or passage of Scripture.
  3. Hence, a serious address; a lecture on one's conduct or duty; an exhortation or reproof; a homily; -- often in a depreciatory sense.
  4. To speak; to discourse; to compose or deliver a sermon.
  5. To discourse to or of, as in a sermon.
  6. To tutor; to lecture.

Sermon Quotations

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, Sr.

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.
John Lewis

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.
Voltaire

You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
Oliver Goldsmith

I get one hour, really 25 minutes in a sermon on a weekend, to combat all the hours of the week that people are told you are what you have through billboards, commercials, and sitcoms, and so forth.
Max Lucado
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Sermon Translations

sermon in Dutch is sermoen, kanselrede, preek
sermon in German is Predigt
sermon in Swedish is predikan
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