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Quotes of sermon

  1. If I had only one sermon to preach it would be a sermon against pride. – Gilbert K. Chesterton
  2. 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. – Clayton Christensen
  3. 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 H. Davis
  4. 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 – William Feather
  5. The devil will let a preacher prepare a sermon if it will keep him from preparing himself. – Vance Havner
  6. 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. – Billie Holiday
  7. 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
  8. 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. – Arthur Keith
  9. A good sermon should be like a woman's skirt: short enough to arouse interest but long enough to cover the essentials. – Ronald Knox
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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 – Adam Weishaupt
  13. 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

Usage examples for sermon

  1. This little discussion must be taken in place of Dr Wilson's sermon of which no one could remember more than the text half an hour after it was delivered. – Sylvia's Lovers -- Complete by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  2. The best introduction to his theory of existence is perhaps the instruction given to the five monks after his first sermon – Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3) An Historical Sketch by Charles Eliot
  3. Never before had I heard such a sermon – Reviews by Oscar Wilde
  4. " I wasn't in church, as usual,- I didn't hear the sermon he replied. – The Inside of the Cup, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  5. I dare say one sermon a day is enough for so small a person as you. – A Country Doctor and Selected Stories and Sketches by Sarah Orne Jewett
  6. And the sermon was perfect. – St. Cuthbert's by Robert E. Knowles
  7. It was a good sermon – Shenanigans at Sugar Creek by Paul Hutchens
  8. He gave out his text, and then was obliged to confess that his sermon had quite gone out of his mind. –  by
  9. To which I added similar confession, for even so I drove the sermon by, and I have not " told"- till now. – Angling Sketches by Andrew Lang
  10. She would simply get a fine sermon like a naughty child, nothing worse. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  11. May 18, 1528, he began his sermon with the explanation: " Catechismus dicitur instructio - Catechism is instruction"; likewise the sermon of September 14: " Catechism, i. – Historical Introductions to the Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church by Friedrich Bente
  12. " Well, Grandma," asked Charleton as he helped the old lady into her saddle, " what did you think of the sermon – Judith of the Godless Valley by Honoré Willsie
  13. 12. Give an outline analysis, from notes or memory, of an address or sermon to which you have listened for this purpose. – The Art of Public Speaking by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
  14. You must have seen me getting more and more ill- tempered, I'm sure; and I have thought of it the first thing in the morning and the last thing at night; and tried to drive the thought away just as he said one did in his sermon – Tom Brown at Oxford by Thomas Hughes
  15. They stand to pray and hear the text, and sit to sing and hear the sermon – Letters to His Friends by Forbes Robinson
  16. It is difficult to conceive how a person can follow the rules given in the Sermon on the Mount, without being, and showing himself to be, well- bred. – The Young Man's Guide by William A. Alcott
  17. He was the author of the famous sermon on The Sun do Move. – The Valiants of Virginia by Hallie Erminie Rives
  18. I have a sermon in my pocket which may be of some use to you to hear. – The History of the Life of the Late Mr. Jonathan Wild the Great by Henry Fielding
  19. Then Mrs. Brattle took her leave, and the parson finished his sermon – The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope
  20. Andrea, who had crossed the long rectangle of this public place all by himself, was now also approaching the Doges' Palace, and in passing, he had a look inside the church of San Marco, where he saw the people standing tightly packed, even outside the portal, and listening to the sermon – Andrea Delfin by Paul Heyse

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