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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Sermonic Like, or appropriate to, a sermon; grave and didactic. "Conversation . . . satirical or sermonic .""Sermonical style."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sermonic Having the character of a sermon.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Sermonic having the character of a sermon
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  • Lord Byron
    “Let us have wine and women, mirth and laughter. Sermons and soda water the day after.”
  • Oliver Goldsmith
    “You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.”
  • Vance Havner
    “The devil will let a preacher prepare a sermon if it will keep him from preparing himself.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “A good example is the best sermon.”
  • Jean Paul
    “No author can be as moral as his work and no preacher as pious as his sermons.”
  • Henry Giles
    Henry Giles
    “A song will outlive all sermons in the memory.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. sermo, sermonisserĕre, to join.


In literature:

It differs but little from our own, and was followed by a not very striking sermon.
"First Impressions of the New World" by Isabella Strange Trotter
And now his sermons are quite changed.
"Modern Skepticism: A Journey Through the Land of Doubt and Back Again" by Joseph Barker
He had grown so angry in his sermon that he afterwards forgot the Lord's Prayer.
"History of Rationalism Embracing a Survey of the Present State of Protestant Theology" by John F. Hurst
The sermon was long and tedious, but it was nearing its end as they entered.
"A Book of Quaker Saints" by Lucy Violet Hodgkin
I thought I had never heard a better sermon in my life.
"Moody's Anecdotes And Illustrations" by Dwight L. Moody
Wouldn't it be nice to give Greek extracts from their sermons and homilies?
"My New Curate" by P.A. Sheehan
Lin was so full of this affair that she seemed to forget the sermon in her eagerness to recount the other incident.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
Am I like a minister's wife, to address mothers' meetings and write out sermons?
"Kate Carnegie and Those Ministers" by Ian Maclaren
One, or according to the followers of Imam Shafa'i two Khutbas, or sermons are preached.
"The Faith of Islam" by Edward Sell
At length he selected his text, and composed a sermon, without education or teacher.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 4, 1919" by Various
Every sermon is an opportunity.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
Old manuscript sermons, some written in shorthand, others in a hand that seems learnt from print.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 102, April, 1866" by Various
Mr. Thomas Howell read a sermon to-day as Mr. Daggett is out of town.
"Village Life in America 1852-1872" by Caroline Cowles Richards
THE SERMON OF THE SEA, and Other Studies.
"The Old Riddle and the Newest Answer" by John Gerard
Indeed, he did not at first attempt to make anything like a speech or sermon.
"Brother Francis" by Eileen Douglas
His first sermon was preached in St. Mary-le-Crypt, Gloucester.
"A Sketch of the Life and Labors of George Whitefield" by John Charles Ryle
Village and Town and Country Sermons.
"Khaled, A Tale of Arabia" by F. Marion Crawford
A Sermon preached by Rev.
"The Nation Behind Prison Bars" by George L. Herr
Uncle Julius's endless sermons were my detestation.
"Story of My Life, volumes 1-3" by Augustus J. C. Hare
His mode of explanation, for example, he thinks untouched by the arguments of the sermon.
"Calvinistic Controversy" by Wilbur Fisk

In poetry:

I ALLUS hated goin' to t' kirk,
An' preachin' doant do owt
To help a man 'at's gone astray;
To sermons, I think nowt!
"Shepherd Agnostic" by Dorothy Una Ratcliffe
No time had they for pleasure,
Whom God had put to school;
A sermon was their Christmas cheer,
A psalm their only Yule.
"The Puritans' Christmas" by Madison Julius Cawein
'Come down out of your dusty shrine
The living dust to see,
The flowers that at your sermon's end
Stand blazing silently.
"The Praise Of Dust" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Every sigh of the breeze, every note of wild bird,
Every plant that springs up from earth's fertile sod,
Are sermons of eloquence when rightly heard,
That soothe me and bring me nearer to God.
"The Second Sunday In May" by Jared Barhite
The drum-beat of the bannered brave,
The requiem and the knell,
The volley o'er the soldier's grave,
His comrades' last farewell,
Are tributes rendered to the dead,
And sermons to the living read.
"Champions Of Liberty." by George Pope Morris
Of whispering trees the tongues to hear,
And sermons of the silent stone;
To read in brooks the print so clear
Of motion, shadowy light, and tone—
That man hath neither eye nor ear
Who careth not for human moan.
"He Needed Not" by George MacDonald

In news:

Minutes into the sermon I started coughing.
When my Dad was a pastor, there was this guy who would sit in the front row during worship and read his newspaper during the sermon.
Usually I don't write sermons out but put them together throughout the week.
Recently, when my pastor said in a sermon that living for Jesus Christ in this country is easy, someone challenged him.
Here, he delivers a sermon during Sunday services at Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans.
Pastor Sam Pack uses an electronic tablet during his sermon at the Mainland Assembly of God in Linwood.
We joke about boring sermons, but often it is we who are boring—and bored .
The following sermon was preached in the Free Methodist Churches of W.
This week in Michigan history Canton pastor's sermon starts Sunday, goes 97 hours.
Church Orchestra Provides Music & Sermon for Miller's Residents.
Timely sermon for Steven Slater and us.
Every year around this time I preach the same sermon .
Newt Gingrich Sits Through a Subtly Mormon-Bashing Sermon .
County backs down, allows protest of anti-gay sermon .
Officials have backed down after initially denying a request from marchers who want to use county facilities this weekend to stage a protest against a preacher's anti-gay sermon .

In science:

The location of the conference in Finland makes it appropriate to end the lecture with a Lutheran sermon.
Theoretical Summary Lecture for EPS HEP99
Tampere has a number of beautiful stone churches, and, in touring them, we learned that sermons play an important role in the Finnish Lutheran traditions.
Theoretical Summary Lecture for EPS HEP99
Philosophy is neither a science nor a perceptual sermon.
Schrodinger's cat and the problem of two cultures