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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

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

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 message of Jesus is summed up partly in the Sermon on the Mount, and partly when he begins his ministry and quotes the passage from Isaiah: 'I have come to set free the prisoners and restore sight to the blind.' And certainly, his mission is also to bring hope. It was to heal people, to befriend the outcast.
Dan Wakefield

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

A good sermon should be like a woman's skirt: short enough to arouse interest but long enough to cover the essentials.
Ronald Knox
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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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