View definitions for sermon


noun as in instructive speech with a moral

Discover More

Example Sentences

Loeffler dug into his past sermons and church affiliations, most prominently noting that a church with which he was affiliated decades ago had invited Fidel Castro to speak.

The ad is spliced with snippets of Warnock yelling during sermons.

The play presents itself as a time-transcending sermon of sorts, as Hamer addresses the modern audience through the gaze of her civil rights era perspective.

He says the couple didn’t appreciate his most recent sermon, which urged Christians to call out and challenge racism anywhere they saw it, including in their own church.

Every day a new sermon was delivered to me with a bow on it.

From Ozy

A Gaylard Williams Sunday sermon (which lasted for 45 minutes on average) was something to behold.

King says in a sermon a month later at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Selma, Alabama.

In Germany, a prominent Muslim imam gave a sermon asking Allah to kill all of the “Zionist Jews.”

“I agree with what the sermon was and what it was about,” she said.

Your sermon this Sunday morning: Is the power of prayer enough to overcome the German defense?

I felt just the same when I was married myself; but it's nothing to preaching one's first sermon.

The author of the life of St. Francis Xavier, asserts, that "by one sermon he converted ten thousand persons in a desert island."

A clergyman observed in his sermon, that this was unpardonable, as people did it with their eyes open.

Many years ago, while a clergyman on the coast of Cornwall was in the midst of his sermon, the alarm was given, A wreck!

In the churchyard, under a great tree, still standing, John Wesley preached his last open-air sermon.


On this page you'll find 37 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sermon, such as: advice, exhortation, homily, lecture, lesson, and preaching.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.