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Synonyms for sermon

Synonyms for sermon

an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service)

a moralistic rebuke

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From wanting to reach the ears of Kate Swift, and through his sermons to delve into her soul, he began to want also to look again at the figure lying white and quiet in the bed.
I think the man who could often quarrel with Fanny," said Edmund affectionately, "must be beyond the reach of any sermons.
You might have put into his mouth the most beautiful things--quite as good as reading a sermon.
My Aunt Jane used to say that people needed a sermon on that place once in a while," retorted Peter seriously.
And he picked up his sermon notes, tore straight through the sheets, and cast them from him, so that on one side of his chair lay "But woe unto you," and on the other, "scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites
Then flinging the already written pages of the Election Sermon into the fire, he forthwith began another, which he wrote with such an impulsive flow of thought and emotion, that he fancied himself inspired; and only wondered that Heaven should see fit to transmit the grand and solemn music of its oracles through so foul an organ pipe as he.
By this time the whole church was red-faced and suffocating with suppressed laughter, and the sermon had come to a dead standstill.
No, the prayers were prayed, the lessons were read, and best of all the sermon was talked; and I found myself repeating, as we left the church, the words of Jacob, when he 'awaked out of his sleep.
Now I shall preach you a short sermon, and my text is, 'Little children, love one another.
And I think you didn't think much of that sermon, either.
There happened to be a sermon, which made the church very full of people.
Doubtless the good man has spent many a studious hour in this old chair, either penning a sermon or reading some abstruse book of theology, till midnight came upon him unawares.
She and Miss Bartlett are full of the praises of your sermon.
rector of Trinity Church, Boston, to preach the Commencement sermon.
And yet, upon his return, he talked to my aunt about the sermon with a degree of modest, serious discrimination that tempted me to believe he had really attended to and profited by the discourse.