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    ST JOHN vi. 44.--"No one can come unto Me, except the Father which hath sent Me draw him."

    ST LUKE xxi. 31.--"Know that the Kingdom of God is near."

    ST LUKE i. 28.--"Hail, thou that art highly favoured among women, the Lord is with thee."

    Ecclesiasticus xxiv. 30.--"Whoso heareth Me shall not be confounded."

    ST JOHN xiv. 23.--"If a man love me, he will keep my words: and My Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him."

    ST LUKE x. 42.--"One thing is needful."

    I COR. xv. 10.--"The grace of God"

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sermoneer ::: n. --> A sermonizer.

sermoner ::: n. --> A preacher; a sermonizer.

sermonet ::: n. --> A short sermon.

sermonical ::: a. --> Like, or appropriate to, a sermon; grave and didactic.

sermonic ::: a. --> Alt. of Sermonical

sermoning ::: n. --> The act of discoursing; discourse; instruction; preaching.

sermonish ::: a. --> Resembling a sermon.

sermonist ::: n. --> See Sermonizer.

sermonized ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Sermonize

sermonizer ::: n. --> One who sermonizes.

sermonize ::: v. i. --> To compose or write a sermon or sermons; to preach.
To inculcate rigid rules. ::: v. t. --> To preach or discourse to; to affect or influence by means of a sermon or of sermons.

sermonizing ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Sermonize

sermon ::: n. --> A discourse or address; a talk; a writing; as, the sermons of Chaucer.
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.
Hence, a serious address; a lecture on one&

sermoneer ::: n. --> A sermonizer.

sermoner ::: n. --> A preacher; a sermonizer.

sermonet ::: n. --> A short sermon.

sermonical ::: a. --> Like, or appropriate to, a sermon; grave and didactic.

sermonic ::: a. --> Alt. of Sermonical

sermoning ::: n. --> The act of discoursing; discourse; instruction; preaching.

sermonish ::: a. --> Resembling a sermon.

sermonist ::: n. --> See Sermonizer.

sermonized ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Sermonize

sermonizer ::: n. --> One who sermonizes.

sermonize ::: v. i. --> To compose or write a sermon or sermons; to preach.
To inculcate rigid rules. ::: v. t. --> To preach or discourse to; to affect or influence by means of a sermon or of sermons.

sermonizing ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Sermonize

sermon ::: n. --> A discourse or address; a talk; a writing; as, the sermons of Chaucer.
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.
Hence, a serious address; a lecture on one&

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1:A good example is the best sermon. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
2:The eye through which I see God is the same eye through which God sees me; my eye and God's eye are one eye, one seeing, one knowing, one love. ~ Meister Eckhart, Sermons of Meister Eckhart ,
3:170. A magnificent temple towers to heaven by the Eternal Bridge.Priests rival in its halls the sermons of rocks and streams.I, for one, would gladly sacrifice my brows for my brethren,But I fear I might aggravate the war, already rank as weeds. ~ Taigu Ryokan,

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1:Is it sermon time? ~ Erec Stebbins
2:Beyond, pines hold sermons. ~ Boris Pasternak
3:And in thy own sermon, thou ~ George MacDonald
4:The cow to me is a sermon on pity. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
5:in a world of groceries and sermons ~ Sinclair Lewis
6:The best sermons are lived not preached. ~ Anonymous
7:...Had dreams of fancy cars and limos, ~ Erick Sermon
8:You can call me gay or a tutti-frutti ~ Erick Sermon
9:A good example is the best sermon. ~ Benjamin Franklin
10:A good example is the best sermon.
   ~ Benjamin Franklin,
11:true sermon exists for the purpose of leading ~ R A Torrey
12:A verse may find him, who a sermon flies, ~ George Herbert
13:Christ never preached any funeral sermons. ~ Dwight L Moody
14:I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day ~ Edgar Guest
15:Yesterday’s snow job becomes today’s sermon. ~ Kurt Vonnegut
16:Company culture is a religion, not a sermon. ~ Gary Vaynerchuk
17:In breif Sermone ane pregnant sentence wryte. ~ Robert Henryson
18:The employees of the year, yeah we back to work. ~ Erick Sermon
19:Sermons in stones, and good in every thing. ~ William Shakespeare
20:A wet eyed preacher will never preach dry sermons ~ Leonard Ravenhill
21:If you comprehend, it is not God. ~ Augustine of Hippo, Sermon 52, 16
22:They smile in my face, behind my back they talk trash, ~ Erick Sermon
23:Tomorrow is Sunday. I wonder if I shall hear a sermon? ~ Eric Metaxas
24:One act of obedience is worth a hundred sermons. ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer
25:All work and no plagiarism makes for dull sermons! ~ Henry Ward Beecher
26:A sermon expands to fill the time allotted to complete. it ~ Peggy Noonan
27:Every sermon must contain a certain shot of heresy. ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer
28:Jesus Christ must be at the heart of every sermon you preach. ~ Jay Adams
29:Prepare the preacher more than you prepare the sermon. ~ Timothy J Keller
30:Your religion is what you do when the sermon is over. ~ H Jackson Brown Jr
31:The best lessons, the best sermons are those that are lived. ~ Yolanda King
32:Ruins he goes daily to look in are each a sermon on vanity. ~ Thomas Pynchon
33:You've got to preach short sermons to catch sinners. ~ George Horace Lorimer
34:Human nature needs more lessons than a weekly sermon can convey. ~ Jane Austen
35:I would rather smoke one cigar than hear two sermons. ~ Robert Green Ingersoll
36:One act of obedience is better than one hundred sermons. ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer
37:No sinner is ever saved after the first twenty minutes of a sermon. ~ Mark Twain
38:Déjate de sermones estúpidos. ¿No te das cuenta de que te quiero? ~ Graham Greene
39:The ten commandments and the sermon on the mount contain my religion. ~ John Adams
40:Opium is not so stupefying to many persons as an afternoon sermon. ~ Jonathan Swift
41:You left , and my heart is a ceaseless sermon of loneliness. ~ Jesse Tyler Ferguson
42:A glass of wine often makes me a better man than hearing a sermon. ~ Jerome K Jerome
43:A sermon in shoes is often more eloquent than a sermon on paper. ~ Theodore L Cuyler
44:Surely if men's hearts were right, short sermons would be enough. ~ Charles Spurgeon
45:Examples draw where precept fails, and sermons are less read than tales. ~ Matt Prior
46:If sex is the sermon made of art, love is the lady of that tower. ~ Vladimir Nabokov
47:There are sermons in stones, but it depends on how good your aim is. ~ Albert Meltzer
48:You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips. ~ Oliver Goldsmith
49:I had the faith of a sermon, but not the faith of his son. – John Wesley ~ David Platt
50:A sermon is no sermon in which I cannot hear the heartbeat. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
51:A sermon wept over is more acceptable with God than one gloried over. ~ Charles Spurgeon
52:Resort to sermons, but to prayers most: Praying's the end of preaching. ~ George Herbert
53:Sufferings gladly borne for others convert more people than sermons. ~ Therese of Lisieux
54:You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips. ~ Suzanne Woods Fisher
55:A bad sermon is like a car wreck - everyone slows down to see what happened. ~ John Ortberg
56:But only one with a gut full of faith can live a sermon on a mountain of pain. ~ Max Lucado
57:Children are more influenced by sermons you act than by sermons you preach. ~ David O McKay
58:I could write shorter sermons but when I get started I'm too lazy to stop ~ Abraham Lincoln
59:A rejoicing heart soon makes a praising tongue.”–1893, Sermon 2310 ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
60:Creativity has got to be the warp and woof, the heart and soul, of our sermons. ~ Max Lucado
61:We bask in sermons, conferences, and books that exalt a grace centering on us. ~ David Platt
62:A grave, wherever found, preaches a short and pithy sermon to the soul. ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
63:If I had only one sermon to preach it would be a sermon against pride. ~ Gilbert K Chesterton
64:A thoroughly good sermon, thoroughly well delivered, is a capital gratification. ~ Jane Austen
65:Listening to a sermon that does not reform your life will never save your soul. ~ Joel R Beeke
66:Never forget that the end of a sermon is the salvation of the people. ~ Robert Murray M Cheyne
67:The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today ~ Saint Francis of Assisi
68:This was the usual thing. What I asked for was facts: what I got was a sermon. ~ Hilary Mantel
69:Your . . . sermon lasts but an hour or two—your life preaches all the week. ~ Warren W Wiersbe
70:But we do not need to recount every sermon and eulogy. After all, you were there. ~ Neil Gaiman
71:I never sleep comfortably except when I am at sermon or when I pray to God. ~ Francois Rabelais
72:I never sleep in comfort save when I am hearing a sermon or praying to God. ~ Francois Rabelais
73:Sermons seldom convert sinners; they sometimes goad them into more sin. ~ Salvador de Madariaga
74:Sufferings gladly borne for others convert more people than sermons. ~ Saint Therese of Lisieux
75:The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today. ~ Saint Francis of Assisi
76:Most of my sermons are inspirational, and I believe people need that encouragement. ~ Max Lucado
77:I am a story teller. If I wanted to send a message I would have written a sermon. ~ Philip Pullman
78:Let us have wine and women, mirth and laughter, sermons and soda water the day after. ~ Lord Byron
79:Logic and sermons never convince, The damp of the night drives deeper into my soul. ~ Walt Whitman
80:Modern poverty is not the poverty that was blest in the Sermon on the Mount. ~ George Bernard Shaw
81:All of my books began as sermons, so really the heart of the message is still the same. ~ Max Lucado
82:Let us have wine and women, mirth and laughter, Sermons and soda-water the day after. ~ James Runcie
83:Some of the best things I have ever thought of I have thought of during bad sermons. ~ Wendell Berry
84:A man preacheth that sermon only well unto others which preacheth itself in his own soul. ~ John Owen
85:Logic and sermons never convince,
The damp of the night drives deeper into my soul. ~ Walt Whitman
86:No matter how humble the spirit it’s offered in, a sermon is an act of aggression. ~ Ursula K Le Guin
87:No man preaches his sermon well to others if he does not first preach it to his own heart. ~ John Stott
88:If people find that controversial then I would just refer them to the Sermon on the Mount. ~ Barack Obama
89:The sermon has been reduced to parenthetical church remarks about newspaper events, ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer
90:There would be nobody to receive mercy if nobody were guilty.”–1894, Sermon 2372 ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
91:Cheerful holiness is the most forcible of sermons, but the Lord must give it you. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
92:It is with nations as it is with individuals. A book of history is a book of sermons. ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
93:Tongues in trees, books in running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything. ~ William Shakespeare
94:Presbyterians and Puritans, used to sit quietly trying to understand a two-hour doctrinal sermon. ~ Anonymous
95:The minute you hear a sermon on materialism, you're glad somebody else is there to hear it. ~ Paul David Tripp
96:The basis for the ethics of the Sermon on the Mount is not what works, but rather who God is. ~ Stanley Hauerwas
97:The pig is taught by sermons and epistles
To think the God of Swine has snout and bristles. ~ Ambrose Bierce
98:There was the torture of sermons, and that not a slight one, for I was very fond of them. ~ Saint Teresa of Avila
99:What the Sermon describes in a graphic manner, the Bhagavadgita reduces to a scientific formula. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
100:Every time you walk a mile to church and carry a Bible with you, you preach a sermon a mile long. ~ Dwight L Moody
101:If a man can preach one sermon without mentioning Christ's name in it, it ought to be his last. ~ Charles Spurgeon
102:I find a solace a in the Bhagavadgita and Upanishads that I miss even in the Sermon on the Mount. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
103:Preach by example of your lives rather than by words. Example is the very best sermon. ~ Rose Philippine Duchesne
104:All my books come out of sermons, and I'm really a pastor who writes rather than a writer who pastors. ~ Max Lucado
105:Father Bernard Vaughan's sermon first. Christ or Pilate? Christ, but don't keep us all night over it. ~ James Joyce
106:A sure way to have someone crushed by their doubt is to preach a sermon on how to remove your doubt. ~ Matt Chandler
107:Find tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything. ~ William Shakespeare
108:We can be walking witnesses and standing sermons to which objective onlookers can say a quiet amen. ~ Neal A Maxwell
109:In Him [Jesus Christ] you have redemption—out of Him you are in bondage.”–1891, Sermon 2207 ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
110:It is unfair to laugh at anyone’s misery. Help, if you can; stay away, if you can’t. Just don’t sermonise. ~ Samarpan
111:It requires as much reflection and wisdom to know what is not to be put into a sermon, as what is. ~ Lord David Cecil
112:The preaching that this world needs most is the sermons in shoes that are walking with Jesus Christ. ~ Dwight L Moody
113:All Christians have opportunities to serve those who might never come to church or listen to a sermon. ~ Timothy Keller
114:No man's religion ever survives his morals. ~ Robert South, a sermon preached at Christ-Church, Oxon. (17 October 1675)
115:When you receive Christ into your heart, He cannot be taken away from you!”–1894, Sermon 2350 ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
116:If we desire rules to govern our spiritual development we turn back to the Sermon on the Mount. ~ William Jennings Bryan
117:The sermon of your life in tough times ministers to people more powerfully than the most eloquent speaker. ~ Bill Bright
118:Americans are so tense and keyed up that it is impossible even to put them to sleep with a sermon. ~ Norman Vincent Peale
119:Few are altogether deaf to the preaching of pine trees. Their sermons on the mountains go to our hearts . . . ~ John Muir
120:I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day; I'd rather one should walk with me than merely tell the way. ~ Edgar Guest
121:Modern-day cinema takes the form of a sermon. You don't get to think, you only get to receive information. ~ Gus Van Sant
122:We have all read the golden rule and the Sermon on the Mount. Our trouble is not ignorance, but inaction. ~ Dale Carnegie
123:I contend that it's impossible to read the Sermon on the Mount and not come out against capital punishment. ~ Tony Campolo
124:If you want to defend torture, well then go ahead. But please spare me any sermons about the law ever again. ~ Chris Hayes
125:I used to tell people when I preached at a church, 'If you want a great sermon, be a great audience.' ~ Michael Eric Dyson
126:I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day; I'd rather one should walk with me than merely tell the way. ~ Edgar A Guest
127:The churches are placed in a dilemma: the Sermon on the Mount or the Nicene Creed—the one excludes the other. ~ Leo Tolstoy
128:To say to a rich man: You are poor! is to tell the Archbishop of Granada that his sermons are worthless. ~ Honore de Balzac
129:The backbone of the preaching of Christ is a conviction of the truth of Christ.”–1892, Sermon 2285 ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
130:they do him wrong who take God just in one particular way. They take the way rather than God’ (Sermon 19). ~ Meister Eckhart
131:who, like Crozier, would rather have his kidney stones removed with a spoon than be forced to suffer sermons — ~ Dan Simmons
132:It may be difficult to believe in my salvation, but not to believe in my Savior!”–1891, Sermon 2199 ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
133:A sermon without Christ as its beginning, middle, and end is a mistake in conception, a crime in execution. ~ Charles Spurgeon
134:The longest way round is the shortest way home. (Quoting Alexander MacLaren, The Wearied Christ and Other Sermons) ~ C S Lewis
135:Celebrating love, wherever it is found" (Trevor Dennis). I'm using this sermon title as the essence of my novel ~ Trevor Dennis
136:Even in 1831 Lowick was at peace, not more agitated by Reform than by the solemn tenor of the Sunday sermon. The ~ George Eliot
137:He that has but one word of God before him, and out of that word cannot make a sermon, can never be a preacher. ~ Martin Luther
138:is wrong to ask anybody who is not first a Christian to try to live or practise the Sermon on the Mount. ~ D Martyn Lloyd Jones
139:I think I could do better in my approach to application. I think I could do better in preaching practical sermons. ~ Max Lucado
140:Most sermons sound to me like commercials - but I can't make out whether God is the Sponsor or the Product. ~ Mignon McLaughlin
141:We must beware of thinking the Sunday sermon can carry all the freight of any church’s ministry of the Word. ~ Timothy J Keller
142:Application is what gets the Sermon off the Mount, and down in the valley where the toilers live out their days. ~ Calvin Miller
143:Art... does not take kindly to facts, is helpless to grapple with theories, and is killed outright by a sermon. ~ Agnes Repplier
144:One decent sermon cannot influence a disoriented person in the same way your consistent presence in her life can. ~ Jen Hatmaker
145:The most effective sermons are those which make opposers of the Gospel bite their lips and gnash their teeth. ~ Charles Spurgeon
146:We have too many preacherettes preaching too many sermonettes to too many Christianettes smoking cigarettes. ~ Leonard Ravenhill
147:Mr. Hoadley disappeared soon after delivering this sermon; but the text, printed in Springfield, is still extant. ~ H P Lovecraft
148:The longest way round is the shortest way home.
(Quoting Alexander MacLaren, The Wearied Christ and Other Sermons) ~ C S Lewis
149:I don't think I have ever created an entire fiction piece or followed a historical piece and made that into a sermon. ~ Max Lucado
150:I'd sit on logs like pulpitslisten to the sermonof sparrowsand find god in Simplicity,there amongst the dandelionand thorn ~ Jewel
151:Forgive me, I’m preaching. I’ve spent so much of my life giving sermons that it’s a habit I find hard to break. ~ Madeleine L Engle
152:I’m sure the Joint Chiefs of Staff would agree that you cannot run the Pentagon according to the Sermon on the Mount. ~ Brian Zahnd
153:In March 2011 I'm trying to decide on a sermon series that I will preach in January 2012. So, I'm about six months out. ~ Max Lucado
154:Saying is one thing and doing is another; we are to consider the sermon and the preacher distinctly and apart. ~ Michel de Montaigne
155:A Baby Sermon- The lighting and thunder, they go and they come: But the stars and the stillness are always at home ~ George MacDonald
156:I have heard all the news I need when I have heard of eternal salvation by Jesus Christ!”–1893, Sermon 2293 ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
157:Many wise and true sermons are preached us every day by unconscious ministers in street, school, office, or home. ~ Louisa May Alcott
158:The kind of sermon which is preached in most colored churches is not today attractive to even fairly intelligent men. ~ W E B Du Bois
159:The pastor makes twenty-four
references to hell
in the sermon at church and forgets
to talk
about love. ~ Yrsa Daley Ward
160:Wordsworth went to the Lakes, but he was never a lake poet. He found in stones the sermons he had already hidden there. ~ Oscar Wilde
161:Everyone else had the look of tired patience people always got when listening to a sermon, no matter what the century. ~ Connie Willis
162:Great sermons lead the people to praise the preacher. Good preaching leads the people to praise the Savior. ~ Charles Grandison Finney
163:HOMILETICS, n. The science of adapting sermons to the spiritual needs, capacities and conditions of the congregation. ~ Ambrose Bierce
164:If Jesus heals you instantly, praise him. If you are still waiting for healing, trust him. Your suffering is your sermon. ~ Max Lucado
165:Occasionally she goes "Mmm" at some line the same way my grandma does during a sermon. Poetry's Mrs. Murray's religion. ~ Angie Thomas
166: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
167:We are the Bibles the world is reading; We are the creeds the world is needing; We are the sermons the world is heeding. ~ Billy Graham
168:Whenever you get one inch above the ground in your own esteem, you are that inch too high!”–1895, Sermon 2395 ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
169:A Baby Sermon-
The lighting and thunder, they go and they come: But the stars and the stillness are always at home ~ George MacDonald
170:I think the man who could often quarrel with Fanny,” said Edmund affectionately, “must be beyond the reach of any sermons. ~ Jane Austen
171:The 'success' of the sermon is utterly dependent on the God who breaks through and 'grasps' us, or we cannot be 'grasped. ~ Eric Metaxas
172:I want a real take-home quality to the sermon, so I built the whole sermon series around the word grace, those five letters. ~ Max Lucado
173:Why is heaven called a city? Because it is a place of fellowship where men meet one another!”–1893, Sermon 2291 ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
174:Every man is a priest, even involuntarily; his conduct is an unspoken sermon, which is forever preaching to others. ~ Henri Frederic Amiel
175:He preferred to talk to Lucy, whose playing he remembered, rather than to Miss Bartlett, who probably remembered his sermons ~ E M Forster
176:Libraries rock! Not a sermon, just a fact. As a kid I was a library rat and books changed my life. They can change yours. ~ David Baldacci
177:The tragedy is that we have too many dead men in the pulpits giving out too many dead sermons to too many dead people. ~ Leonard Ravenhill
178:He preferred to talk to Lucy, whose playing he remembered, rather than to Miss Bartlett, who probably remembered his sermons. ~ E M Forster
179:If the Church is not Making Disciples, then all the cathedrals, clergy, missions, sermons, even the Bible, are a waste of time. ~ C S Lewis
180:I still believe that many Americans have a deep longing for that glorious moment when a sermon is more Biblical than American. ~ Criss Jami
181:It is a poor sermon that gives no offense; that neither makes the hearer displeased with himself nor with the preacher. ~ George Whitefield
182:Once in seven years I burn all my sermons; for it is a shame, if I cannot write better sermons now than I did seven years ago. ~ John Wesley
The pig is taught by sermons and epistles
To think the God of Swine has snout and bristles.
~ Ambrose Bierce
184:When it comes to adding authority to the sermon, the Bible is the most powerful way to comment on what the Bible has to say. ~ Calvin Miller
185:I don't like to hear cut and dried sermons. No—when I hear a man preach, I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees. ~ Abraham Lincoln
186:Listening to a sermonizer who above all loves to hear himself sermonize is about as much fun as having your toes sheared off ~ David Baldacci
187:Poverty is very good in poems but very bad in the house; very good in maxims and sermons but very bad in practical life. ~ Henry Ward Beecher
188:The stupid texts of the Bible - from which, be the talents of the preacher what they may, only stupid sermons can be preached. ~ Thomas Paine
189:A sermon is a place to wake people up to realities they have assented to with the mind but have not grasped with the heart. ~ Timothy J Keller
190:It’s unfortunate that someone can grow up hearing sermons and Sunday school lessons, yet never be captivated by the Scriptures. ~ Andy Stanley
191:Think not of the sinner or of the greatness of his sin, but think of the greatness of the Savior!”–1895, Sermon 2434 ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
192:In fact, one of the things that makes a sermon compelling is that the preacher is worshiping his way through his own sermon. ~ Paul David Tripp
193:She wasn’t a bit of fun and could always be counted on to temper a boisterous occasion with a sermon on responsibility or safety. ~ Kate Morton
194:I would like to be a parson on this island. Explain the Sermon on the Mount to ordinary people and let the world be the world. ~ Joseph Goebbels
195:Nature teaches more than she preaches. There are no sermons in stones. It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral. ~ John Burroughs
196:his sermons go on so long that some of the time you feel like begging, "Take me now, Jesus," 'bout halfway through 'em. ~ Christopher Paul Curtis
197:Steve Halliday believed in the book from the beginning. If he hadn’t asked to see the sermons in 1983, there may be no Desiring God. ~ John Piper
198:The test of a preacher is that his congregation goes away saying, not "What a lovely sermon!" but "I will do something." ~ Saint Francis de Sales
199:When you're writing, at least when I'm writing, I don't think about themes and I try not to sermonize with any particular message. ~ Ransom Riggs
200:Zen Buddhism does not preach. Sermons remain words. It waits until people feel stifled and insecure, driven by a secret longing. ~ Eugen Herrigel
201:God does not need your strength; He has more than enough power of His own! He asks for your weakness.”–1891, Sermon 2209 ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
202:Some plague the people with too long sermons; for the faculty of listening is a tender thing, and soon becomes weary and satiated. ~ Martin Luther
203:The nobility of England would have snored through the Sermon on the Mount. But you'll labor like scholars over a bulldog's pedigree. ~ Robert Bolt
204:And when we would make much of that which cannot matter much to thee, forgive us -a frequent part of the prayer that opened sermons. ~ John E Hines
205:The good man never wrote or read a sermon, but talked to his people as one who would meet what was in them with what was in him. ~ George MacDonald
206:I'm asking you in your sermons to do the work of the Lord here on earth. I ask for your help in getting that message out urgently tomorrow. ~ Al Gore
207:There is more real devotional feeling summoned from the temple of the mind by great music than by any sermon ever delivered. ~ Robert Green Ingersoll
208:it occurred to Alice that she might prefer a bit of honest profanity to the alternating miseries of crockery-throwing and sermonizing. ~ Cat Sebastian
209:Joshua grinned: “I think we’ll both do better than my cousin John and his ‘hold them underwater until they agree with you’ sermon. ~ Christopher Moore
210:Today's evangelism is just as likely to take place via chat rooms and viral videos as it is in a personal conversation or a sermon. ~ Martin Lindstrom
211:There is no law that sermons shall be the preacher's own, but there is an eternal law against all manner of humbug. Pardon the word. ~ George MacDonald
212:The tragedy of virtue is that the more obvious, boring, unoriginal, and sermonizing the proverb, the harder it is to implement. ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb
213:A good sermon is going to disturb the comfortable and comfort the disturbed. It inspires you. It provokes you. It should make your soul soar. ~ Rob Bell
214:Churchill gave sermons about a war for freedom, but Orwell provided a sharp retort: ‘The unspoken clause is always: Not counting niggers. ~ Raghu Karnad
215:Go into one of our cool churches, and begin to count the words that might be spared, and in most places the entire sermon will go. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
216:If I had to face only the Sermon on the Mount and my own interpretation of it, I should not hesitate to say, 'O yes, I am a Christian.' ~ Mahatma Gandhi
217:It is a great sin on the part of Church members if they do not daily sustain their pastor by their prayers!”–1892, Sermon 2261 ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
218:Anybody can preach a sermon on a mount surrounded by daisies. But only one with a gut full of faith can live a sermon on a mountain of pain. ~ Max Lucado
219:Injury is done to the Word of God when, in the same sermon, an equal or larger amount of time is devoted to indulgences than to the Word. ~ Martin Luther
220:The churches were so integral to the philosophy behind the revolution that there are books of Christian sermons on the American Revolution. ~ Ann Coulter
221:And ye also, to whom life is rough labour and disquiet, are ye not very tired of life? Are ye not very ripe for the sermon of death? ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
222:Come and take Christ, and you have found God. No man believes in Christ and remains without the favor of God.”–1892, Sermon 2272 ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
223:He gives very questioning sermons, Bazil. Sometimes I wonder if he's entirely stable, or then again, if he might be simply...intelligent. ~ Louise Erdrich
224: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
225:It is the music in our conscience, the dance in our spirit, to which Puritan litanies, moral sermons, and goody goodness won’t chime. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
226: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
227:A holy life is in itself a wonderful power, and will make up for many deficiencies; it is in fact the best sermon a man can ever deliver. ~ Charles Spurgeon
228:Christ’s story was unequalled and his death to save sinners unsurpassed; moreover the Sermon on the Mount was the last word in ethics. ~ Winston S Churchill
229:If a preacher is not first preaching to himself, better that he falls on the steps of the pulpit and breaks his neck than preaches that sermon. ~ John Calvin
230: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 Sr
231:We ought to prepare the sermon as if all depended on us, and then we are to trust the Spirit of God, knowing that all depends on Him. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
232:a local priest, Canon Cohalan of Bandon, preached a famous sermon in which he thundered: ‘The day Michael Collins was killed where was de Valera? ~ Tim Pat Coogan
233:husband “And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything. ~ Elise Sax
234:I am perhaps talking rather superfluously; but a man likes to assume superiority over himself, by holding up his bad example and sermonising on it. ~ George Eliot
235:I have spent half of my life listening to someone else talk about God. Because of this history, I've developed something of an immunity to sermons. ~ Jen Hatmaker
236:Tom counted the pages of the sermon; after church he always knew how many pages there had been, but he seldom knew anything else about the discourse. ~ Mark Twain
237:What do you think it did to Galen’s reputation,” replied Father Schneider, “when the Allies dropped copies of his sermon together with their bombs? ~ Gitta Sereny
238:When one knows that his times are in God’s hands, he would not change places with a king! No, nor even with an angel!”–1891, Sermon 2205 ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
239:And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything. ~ William Shakespeare
240:It is disobedience and not obedience that prompts us to select from the commands of Christ which ones we care to obey.”–1893, Sermon 2317 ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
241:Our great object of glorifying God is to be mainly achieved by the winning of souls Do not close a single sermon without addressing the ungodly. ~ Charles Spurgeon
242:You get up and you preach a sermon and people walk away thinking what a great guy - and that's a failure as a pastor. Our job is to proclaim Christ. ~ Joshua Harris
243:There is, perhaps, no greater hardship at present inflicted on mankind in civilised and free countries than the necessity of listening to sermons. ~ Anthony Trollope
244:There is, perhaps, no greater hardship at present inflicted on mankind in civilized and free countries than the necessity of listening to sermons. ~ Anthony Trollope
245:If he gives you the grace to make you believe, he will give you the grace to live a holy life afterward." (Sermon, "Justification by Grace") ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
246:In fact it was the burning of his sermons, not his arrest, which turned Bhindranwale against his political godfather, Zail Singh, and against Mrs Gandhi. ~ Mark Tully
247:It’s just another story right out of a sermon, saccharine and dishonest, tugging sentimentally at your heartstrings, with a highly edifying background ~ Hermann Hesse
248:Agnosticism has nothing to impart. Its sermons are the exhortations of one who convinces you he stands on nothing and urges you to stand there too. ~ Anna Julia Cooper
249:A sermon is not to tell you what you are, but what you ought to be, and a novel should tell you not what you are to get, but what you’d like to get. ~ Anthony Trollope
250:I bear my witness that some of the best things I have ever learned from mortal lips, I have learned from bedridden saints!”–1894, Sermon 2367 ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
251:I think nobody wants to hear a sermon. Well, some people do, but maybe not through music or not with me. No one wants to hear me give a speech that way. ~ Serj Tankian
252:It is disobedience and not obedience that prompts us to select from the commands of Christ which ones we care to obey.”–1893, Sermon 2317 “No ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
253:Preaching a man a sermon with a broken head and telling him to be right with God is equal to telling a man with a broken leg to get up and run a race. ~ Richard Baxter
254:The great question is, can war be outlawed from the world? If so, it would mark the greatest advance in civilization since the Sermon on the Mount. ~ Douglas MacArthur
255:You and I read the same books and hear the same sermons and we come away with different messages. That has to be evidence of some serious problem, right? ~ Dave Eggers
256:I can't tell you how much I hated him. Not the soap but his sermons and him acting like he was out for the good of everyone....
-Mississippi Trial 1955 ~ Chris Crowe
257:that your hearers shall either yield to your Lord or be without excuse, and that this shall be the immediate result of the sermon now in hand. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
258:The sermon which I write inquisitive of truth is good a year after, but that which is written because a sermon must be writ is musty the next day. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
259:Criticized for including humor in a sermon, Charles Spurgeon, eye twinkling, said: “If only you knew how much I hold back, you would commend me.” Later ~ J Oswald Sanders
260:Preaching is effective as long as the preacher expects something to happen-not because of the sermon, not even because of the preacher, but because of God. ~ John E Hines
261:The Sermon on the Mount cannot be a merely human production. This belief enters into the very depth of my conscience. The whole history of man proves it. ~ Daniel Webster
262:A person who is fundamentally honest doesn't need a code of ethics. The Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount are all the ethical code anybody needs. ~ Harry Truman
263:We are on the side of religion as opposed to religions, and we are among those who believe in the wretched inadequacy of sermons and the sublimity of prayer. ~ Victor Hugo
264:Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within the hearsay of little children tends towards the formation of character. ~ Hosea Ballou, MS, Sermons.
265:Hollywood no longer offers entertainment. Instead, activism has replaced acting, and sermons have supplanted stories. Instead of a good yarn, you get a yawn. ~ Ilana Mercer
266:A person who is fundamentally honest doesn't need a code of ethics. The Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount are all the ethical code anybody needs. ~ Harry S Truman
267:Did you ever hear a sermon that felt as if it were being screamed into your ear alone? When that happens, it usually has more to do with you than the preacher. ~ Mitch Albom
268:In nearly all cases, if the people complain of the length of our sermons it is because we fail to interest them personally in what we have to say. ~ Charles Grandison Finney
269:The privileged classes can afford psychoanalysis and whiskey. Whereas all we get is sermons and sour wine. This is manifestly unfair. I protest, silently. ~ Donald Barthelme
270:The world does not need sermons; it needs a message. You can go to seminary and learn how to preach sermons, but you will have to go to God to get messages. ~ Oswald J Smith
271:Basicamente los sermones me parecian una terapia de grupo a cargo de un terapeuta incompetente que se remitia a una teoria psicologica inventada por vacas. ~ Orson Scott Card
272:Prayer is the longing of the soul to hold communion with the Most High, the desire of the heart to obtain blessings at His hands.”–1895, Sermon 2433 ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
273:The man who talks about his experience as a Christian, who never does anything for Christ, is, I am afraid, only an idle dreamer.”–1894, Sermon 2384 ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
274:The pastor at Pittsburgh’s Trinity Lutheran Church agreed, calling the sermon competition “a concentrated and remarkable contribution to the cause of freedom. ~ Kevin M Kruse
275:I also like some of Joel Osteen's work. I think he's now doing a book about one of my favorite sermons of his, "The Power of 'I Am.' " I just love that sermon. ~ Oprah Winfrey
276:Whenever a people are bound together in loyalty to a story that includes something as strange as the Sermon on the Mount, we are put at odds with the world. ~ Stanley Hauerwas
277:You can take your gold, but afterwards, things are, things are flat. There is less beauty in a rainbow, less meaning in a sermon, less joy in a kiss…Less. ~ Neil Gaiman
278:Reading Scripture merely to look for doctrinal proof texts or sermon illustrations, rather than as the blazing Word which is alive and active, kills our spirit. ~ Kelly M Kapic
279:the wrongs of society can be more deeply impressed on a large class of readers in the form of fiction than by essays, sermons, or the facts of science. ~ Elizabeth Cady Stanton
280: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
281:Let us use texts of Scripture as fuel for our heart’s fire, they are live coals; let us attend sermons, but above all, let us be much alone with Jesus. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
282:Nothing is more powerful than the black church experience. A good choir and a good sermon in the black church, it's pretty hard not to be move and be transported. ~ Barack Obama
283:It is bad to carry even a good thing too far. Even concerning things such as Buddhism, Buddhist sermons, and moral lessons, talking too much will bring harm. ~ Yamamoto Tsunetomo
284:It would be difficult to determine whether the age is growing better or worse; for I think our plays are growing like sermons, and our sermons like plays. ~ Anna Letitia Barbauld
285:the Sermon on the Mount is God’s formula for revival. The Beatitudes are His recipe for His kingdom to come and His will to be done on the earth as it is in heaven. ~ Heidi Baker
286:it's not my job to preach a sermon. Art is anyhow a homily. My job is to speak in living images, not in arguments. I must exhibit life full-face, not discuss life. ~ Nikolai Gogol
287:It is bad to carry even the good thing too far. Even concerning things such as Buddhism, Buddhist sermons, and moral lessons, talking too much will bring harm. ~ Yamamoto Tsunetomo
288:The work that you felt you could not do will have more acceptance with God than that which you performed in your ordinary strength.”–1894, Sermon 2343 3c. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
289:Since I was eight years old, I went to Trinity. I mean, I listened to Reverend Wright since I was a kid and I always heard him preach sermons of love and inspiration. ~ Will Ferrell
290:A couple of flitches of bacon are worth fifty thousand Methodist sermons and religious tracts. They are great softeners of temper and promoters of domestic harmony. ~ William Cobbett
291:...No opening sermons concerning children with humps and fins for limbs, who nonetheless, immortal souls all, deserve life, liberty, and the pursuit of Happy Meals. ~ Gregory Maguire
292:We look for the sermon in the suicide, for the social or moral lesson in the murder of five. We interpret what we see, select the most workable of the multiple choices. ~ Joan Didion
293:How is it that there are not many who are led by sermons to forsake open sin? Do you know what I think? That is because preachers have too much worldly wisdom. ~ Saint Teresa of Avila
294:The Sermon on the Mount is law, not grace, for it demands as the condition of blessingMt 5:3-9 that perfect character which grace, through divine power, creates Ga 5:22,23 ~ Anonymous
295:Give me a book,” she said. “A book of sermons, anything.”
“What do you want a book for?”
“I want words. I’ve got to have more words. I was kept stupid on purpose. ~ Hilary Mantel
296:And this our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything. I would not change it. ~ William Shakespeare
297: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
298:Reverence for the Supreme Being, based upon His supposed resemblance to man. The pig is taught by sermons and epistles / To think the God of Swine has snout and bristles. ~ Ambrose Bierce
299:The Sermon on the Mount commands me to lay up for myself treasures, not upon earth, but in Heaven. My hopes of a future life are all founded upon the Gospel of Christ. ~ John Quincy Adams
300:Everywhere there is apathy. Nobody cares whether that which is preached is true or false. A sermon is a sermon whatever the subject; only, the shorter it is, the better. ~ Charles Spurgeon
301:The man who talks about his experience as a Christian, who never does anything for Christ, is, I am afraid, only an idle dreamer.”–1894, Sermon 2384 “Inconsistent ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
302:The very dogs that sullenly bay the moon from farm-yards in these nights excite more heroism in our breasts than all the civil exhortations or war sermons of the age. ~ Henry David Thoreau
303:The eye through which I see God is the same eye through which God sees me; my eye and God's eye are one eye, one seeing, one knowing, one love.~ Meister Eckhart, Sermons of Meister Eckhart,
304:And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything. — William Shakespeare As You Like It ~ Anonymous
305:Courage is where you find it. Bravery that comes from a bottle-- or from book or from a sermon-- lacks the full strength and purity of bravery that comes straight from the heart. ~ Tom Robbins
306:esas comparaciones de prometido, esposo, amante celestial y de matrimonio eterno, que se repiten en los sermones, le despertaban en lo hondo del corazón ternezas inesperadas ~ Gustave Flaubert
307:I doubt if there is any problem in the world today - social, political or economic - that would not find a happy solution if approached in the spirit of the sermon on the mount. ~ Harry Truman
308:I had to wonder if the Lord above had flashed a heavenly spotlight over my head and whispered, "Preach this sermon just for her. She's not going to get the message otherwise. ~ Janice Thompson
309:The difference between listening to a radio sermon and going to almost like the difference between calling your girl on the phone and spending an evening with her. ~ Dwight L Moody
310:A man got up [after one of Huxley's 'sermons'] and said 'they had never heard anything like that in Norwich before'. Never 'did Science seem so vast and mere creeds so little'. ~ Adrian Desmond
311:Giving a brief sermon, the Abbess once said, 'A hot furnace does not need to be heated. A loving heart does not need to be loved. Being loving is more important than being loved. ~ Gil Fronsdal
312:I can not understand why ministers presume to deliver sermons every week at appointed hours because it is humanly impossible for inspirations to come with clock-like regularity ~ Sinclair Lewis
313:If God is not with us, we do not want to continue. If the Sermon on the Mount is simply impractical, our mission work is hopeless. We have no backup plan. We have nothing but Him. ~ Heidi Baker
314:What did Jesus tell his disciples? “Heaven is right here in the midst of you.”6 In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus makes a prediction that to this day few people have understood. ~ Eckhart Tolle
315:There is a very real danger of our putting our faith in our sermon rather than in the Spirit. Our faith should not be in the sermon, it should be in the Holy Spirit Himself. ~ Martyn Lloyd Jones
316:We cannot be satisfied with illustrative sermons, great music, and friendly services. We have been called to see the powers of darkness destroyed and our ruined cities restored. ~ Kris Vallotton
317:we cannot say too often that in the Sermon on the Mount we are not looking at laws, but at a life: a life in which the genuine laws of God eventually become naturally fulfilled. ~ Dallas Willard
318:A beautiful homily, a genuine sermon, must begin with the first proclamation, with the proclamation of salvation. There is nothing more solid, deep and sure than this proclamation. ~ Pope Francis
319:Bonhoeffer’s rule never to speak about a brother in his absence. Bonhoeffer knew that living according to what Jesus taught in the Sermon on the Mount was not “natural” for anyone. ~ Eric Metaxas
320:My father was a no-nonsense, dedicated, and focused minister, and there was usually a sermon he needed to prepare for or a Scripture he needed to study, and that always came first. ~ Arsenio Hall
321:So the bodhisattva saves all beings, not by preaching sermons to them, but by showing them that they are delivered, they are liberated, by the act of not being able to stop changing. ~ Alan Watts
322:The ineptitude and folly of the bishops’ and popes’ chatter would disturb us, if we old Catholics had not fortunately learned as little children to sleep during the sermon. ~ Nicol s G mez D vila
323: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 Harding Davis
324:Honestly, I would think I would go way back to Biblical times and be one of the guys who saw Jesus Sermon on the Mount. It would be so cool to see what he was really like in person. ~ Jason Dolley
325:...the new world, the communo-bourgeois, sermonizing, Tartuffian, automobilistic, alcoholic, gluttonous and cancerous world has only two anxieties: ass and bank account... ~ Louis Ferdinand C line
326:Every discouraging sermon is a wicked sermon... There could hardly be a more un-Christian way of living than to go about in such a way as to depress and to discourage other people. ~ William Barclay
327:In a sermon on a text from Proverbs—"adversity kills only where there is a weakness to be killed"—one of the North’s leading clergymen expressed this new mood of grim resolution. ~ James M McPherson
328:In Canada we have enough to do keeping up with two spoken languages ... so we just go right ahead and use English for literature, Scotch for sermons, and American for conversation. ~ Stephen Leacock
329:Look at the commencement of His ministry. In the Beatitudes with which the Sermon on the Mount opens, He speaks: “Blessed are the poor in spirit; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. ~ Andrew Murray
330:I daily disconnect and read a good book or listen to a good sermon or call a friend or my mom and talk on the phone with my feet up. I also take baths with bath salts that I make myself. ~ Kim Alexis
331:Only connect! That was the whole of her sermon. Only connect the prose and the passion, and both will be exalted, and human love will be seen at its height. Live in fragments no longer. ~ E M Forster
332:Praise is the beauty of a Christian. What wings are to a bird, what fruit is to the tree, what the rose is to the thorn, that is praise to a child of God.”–1895, Sermon 2437 ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
333:In my neighborhood, everyone had an opinion on the local cantor. You didn't go to a synagogue to listen to the rabbi's sermon. You went to listen to the cantor. It was like a concert. ~ Alan Dershowitz
334:If you get condemnation out of the Gospel, you put the condemnation into it yourselves! It is not the Gospel, but your rejection of it that will condemn you.”–1893, Sermon 2300 ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
335:The real moments that changed the world are when church members miss the meaning of a whole sermon, and take no accountability for the testimonies they damage, by being self-righteous. ~ Shannon L Alder
336:All of my sermons become books. I've been accused of having no unpublished thought. I encourage pastors to do that. I think there are so many great sermons that never really get circulation. ~ Max Lucado
337:I see this in the way that sermons are preached. How would you give a Black Nationalist speech or campaign for the Republicans when you're an integrated congregation? It doesn't happen. ~ Michael Emerson
338:I concluded that the difference between a bad sermon and a good sermon is largely located in the preachers—in their gifts and skills and in their preparation for any particular message. ~ Timothy J Keller
339:During the sermon, the priest discussed the miracle of Immaculate Conception and the Virgin Birth. “Virgin, my ass!” Dad shouted. “Mary was a sweet Jewish broad who got herself knocked up! ~ Jeannette Walls
340:It may sound harsh to say, but the number-one contributor to spiritual growth is not sermons, books, or small groups; the number-one contributor to spiritual growth is difficult circumstances. ~ Kyle Idleman
341:There were games and activities as well as sermons, because, as he pointed out regularly, most of Jesus’s preaching happened outside, and that meant there was more to Christianity than church. ~ Stephen King
342: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
343:Legend has it that her halitosis was so accomplished, the chickens she slaughtered were relieved when they met the knife. Others say it was the way she presented her monthly sermon. Erecting ~ Jason Werbeloff
344:There is joy in hell when a saint grows idle! There is gladness among devils when we cease to pray, when we become slack in faith and feeble in communion with God.”–1893, Sermon 2303 ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
345:The task of the preacher, therefore, is to take the Bible and to do two things in every sermon: destroy self-righteousness and point hearers toward the alien, external righteousness of Christ. ~ Carl R Trueman
346:All her rules and sermons could not protect her anymore. They never could; she knew this now. The thought filled her with two opposite emotions at the same time-- fear and exhilaration. ~ Marybeth Mayhew Whalen
347:That is not the best sermon which makes the hearers go away talking to one another and praising the speaker, but which makes them go away thoughtful and serious, and hastening to be alone. ~ William Shakespeare
348:The sermon which does not lead to Christ, or of which Jesus Christ is not the top and the bottom, is a sort of sermon that will make the devils in hell laugh, but make the angels of God weep. ~ Charles Spurgeon
349:When I read great literature, great drama, speeches, or sermons, I feel that the human mind has not achieved anything greater than the ability to share feelings and thoughts through language. ~ James Earl Jones
350:Forte come la morte è l'amore, tenace come gli Inferi è la passione."
La morte separa l'anima dal corpo, ma l'amore separa ogni cosa dall'anima.
(Meister Eckhart - Sermone Nascita eterna) ~ Andrew Davidson
351: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
352:It's not as if I knew answers which I am going to set down in the form of a novel or a memoir or a sermon. It's, rather, I'm going to search myself for what I might have to say in this area. ~ Frederick Buechner
353:The greatest strength of the sermon lies in what has gone before the sermon. You must get ready for the whole service through private fellowship with God and real holiness of character. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
354:Haven't my past sermons taught you anything?"

"Yes," Emilie threw at him, "that you pray for those who are close to God, and those who aren't, who need Him, you toss away like garbage. ~ Ann Rinaldi
355:If a man can write a better book, preach a better sermon, or make a better mousetrap than his neighbor, though he build his house in the woods, the world will make a beaten path to his door. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
356:Laurence Chaderton, the moderate Puritan leader, once paused after two hours of a Cambridge sermon. The entire congregation stood up and shouted, ‘For God’s sake go on!’ He gave them another hour. ~ Adam Nicolson
357:Let a man be firmly principled in his religion, he may travel from the tropics to the poles, it will never catch cold on the journey. ~ William Morley Punshon, Lectures and Sermons (1877) "Daniel in Babylon" p. 8
358:Nancy Rue has once more proven that Christianity doesn't necessary arrive in a double-breasted suit or wearing pearls. Sometimes it roars in on a Harley, packing more punch than a three-part sermon. ~ DiAnn Mills
359:There are, in truth, but two denominations upon this earth: the Church and the world—those who are justified in Christ Jesus and those who are condemned in their sins.”–1887, Sermon 1987 ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
360:The whole Bible is the story of men and women trying to get back to God, to overcome that sin with sacrifices, good works, sermons, prophesy, witnessing, giving all kinds of things. It never worked ~ Keith Miller
361:When I married Humphrey I made up my mind to like sermons, and I set out by liking the end very much. That soon spread to the middle and the beginning, because I couldn't have the end without them. ~ George Eliot
362:A heart-memory is better than a mere head-memory. Better to carry away a little of the love of Christ in our souls, than if we were able to repeat every word of every sermon we ever heard. ~ Saint Francis de Sales
363:Folks in the church just glean things about the PK’s life from sermon illustrations (and pastors wonder why kids hate being used in sermons) or from a conversation here and a passing comment there. ~ Barnabas Piper
364:I hunted all through the four Gospels trying to find one of Christ's funeral sermons, but I couldn't find any. I found He broke up every funeral He ever attended! Death couldn't exist where He was. ~ Dwight L Moody
365:His eyes widened. "You didn't go back to town, did you?"
"No. I went to church."
"Ah, well. That explains it," he blurted. "I mean...well...Two hours of sermons is enough to dim anyone's sparkle. ~ Laura Bickle
366:She didn’t know that the sermons delivered in some of the mosques were now calling on the pious to attack leftist demonstrators. Religious passions were being openly inflamed to serve a political agenda. ~ Ay e Kulin
367:The mark of the true hero is that the most heroic of his deeds is done in secret. We never hear of it. And yet somehow, my friends, we know. —Father Tyler’s Collected Sermons, FROM THE ARVATH ARCHIVE ~ Erika Johansen
368:There was a sermon where he brought a squash and a piece of wood, then slammed each with a knife to show that things which grow quickly are often more easily destroyed than those which take a long time. ~ Mitch Albom
369:Spurgeon used his wit to provoke laughter in private and in public. He said in one of his sermons, “If by a laugh I can make men see the folly of an error better than in any other way, they shall laugh. ~ Randy Alcorn
370:This film [Chi-Raq]is a declaration. It's a scream. It's a warning. And I can really break it down to one scene. That's the scene where we have the eulogy and sermon that is given by the great John Cusack. ~ Spike Lee
371:Albert Durer, the famous painter, used to say he had no pleasure in pictures that were painted with many colors, but in those which were painted with a choice simplicity. So it is with me as to sermons. ~ Martin Luther
372:A sermon often does a man most good when it makes him most angry. Those people who walk down the aisles and say, "I will never hear that man again," very often have an arrow rankling in their breast. ~ Charles Spurgeon
373:I’ll leave a note to the rector of the cathedral and remind him that a woman gave him birth. Something for him to think about the next time he gives one of his sermons. I’m writing all this down. ~ Benjamin Alire S enz
374:There are a lot of homely women in women’s studies. Preaching these anti-male, anti-sex sermons is a way for them to compensate for various heartaches - they’re just mad at the beautiful girls. ~ Christina Hoff Sommers
375:In the New Testament, Thomas Jefferson cut out everything that was mystical, magical, miracle - physically with scissors - and then pasted in all that remained, such as Jesus's Sermon on the Mount. ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson
376:You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your words. Talk really is cheap. Extraordinary human beings live their message. They walk their talk. And above all else, they are inspirational. ~ Robin S Sharma
377:There is a kind of logical sequence in this Sermon. Not only that, there is certainly a spiritual order and sequence. Our Lord does not say these things accidentally; the whole thing is deliberate. ~ D Martyn Lloyd Jones
378:He had learned how to assemble Jewish texts, Greek philosophy, and Middle-Western evangelistic anecdotes into a sermon. And he had learned that poverty was blessed, but that bankers make the best deacons. ~ Sinclair Lewis
379:The silent colossal National Lie that is the support and confederate of all the tyrannies and shams and inequalities and unfairnesses that afflict the peoples — that is the one to throw bricks and sermons at. ~ Mark Twain
380:A simple Bible reader and sermon hearer who is full of the Holy Spirit will develop a far deeper acquaintance with his God and Savior than a more learned scholar who is content with being theologically correct. ~ J I Packer
381:Faith will always save you. It's a question, really, and you think the answer could make a good sermon. When won't faith save you?
When you believe too much in this world. In yourself. In anything but God. ~ Stewart O Nan
382:To treat fiction as if it were a religious or moral sermon is about as far from the actuality of literature as it is possible to get and indeed it is, in my opinion, the purest form of intellectual barbarism. ~ Edward W Said
383:Art is a service, not a product. Created beauty is a relationship, and a relationship with the Holy at that. Reducing such work to 'content' is like praying in swear words. End of Sermon. Back to business. ~ John Perry Barlow
384:It is a mark of wonderful transformation in the character of some men, when their heart begins to go a little outside their own ribs, and they can feel for the sorrow of other men!”–1892, Sermon 2248 ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
385:If we do not commend the Gospel to people by our holy walk and conversation, we shall not win them to Christ. Some little act of kindness will perhaps do more to influence them than any number of long sermons. ~ Dwight L Moody
386:If you quote a poem in a sermon today, some people think you are being mushy, but if you quoted one back in the day, people would have felt you were getting to the core of an idea, to the real, whole truth of it. ~ Donald Miller
387:He made little, too little of sacraments and priests, because God was so intensely real to him. What should he do with lenses who stood thus full in the torrent of the sunshine. ~ Phillips Brooks, Sermons, The Seriousness of Life
388:Mean conversions, expect them, and prepare for them. Resolve that your hearers shall either yield to your Lord or be without excuse, and that this shall be the immediate result of the sermon now in hand. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
389:Maybe you've had the experience where somebody's asked you a question and you give an answer, then later in the day you think, "Oh, I wish I'd said that!" I tend to journal these things and put the answers in sermons. ~ Max Lucado
390:The sermon passed into the general confession, and Phryne admitted with perfect frankness that she had done those things which she ought not to have done and left undone those things which she ought to have done. ~ Kerry Greenwood
391:The sobs were wrecking her, tossing her like a storm. They built up and died down and built up again. Her father sat listening to the waves, almost reverent, his head bowed as though he were attentive to a sermon, ~ Louise Erdrich
392:Prayer should be the natural outflow of the soul: you should pray because you must pray, not because the set time for praying has arrived, but because your heart must cry unto your Lord.”–1895, Sermon 2437 ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
393:A good sermon is an engineering operation by which a chasm is bridged so that the spiritual goods on one side-the 'unsearchable riches of Christ' - are actually transported into personal lives upon the other. ~ Harry Emerson Fosdick
394:An average Christian, in an average church, listen to an average Sunday sermon has achieved a level of arrogance simply unimaginable in scientific discourse -- and there have been some extraordinary arrogant scientists. ~ Sam Harris
395:It was a matter of going back through a lot of sermons and remembering the questions and conversations, where these ideas came from. So the book [Max on Life] is really kind of a second chance to answer these questions. ~ Max Lucado
396:The writer who neglects punctuation, or mispunctuates, is liable to be misunderstood for the want of merely a comma, it often occurs that an axiom appears a paradox, or that a sarcasm is converted into a sermonoid. ~ Edgar Allan Poe
397:If I had only one more sermon to preach before I died, it would be about my Lord Jesus Christ. And I think that when we get to the end of our ministry, one of our regrets will be that we did not preach more of him. ~ Charles Spurgeon
398:Our churches must be fully centered on Jesus and His work, or else death and emptiness is certain, regardless of the worship style or sermon series. Without the gospel, everything in a church is meaningless. And dead. ~ Matt Chandler
399:Absolute ideals and absolute grace: after learning that dual message from Russian novelists, I returned to Jesus and found that it suffuses his teaching throughout the Gospels and especially in the Sermon on the Mount. ~ Philip Yancey
400:My Fathers and Brethren, this is never to be forgotten that New England is originally a plantation of religion, not a plantation of trade. ~ John Higginson, Election Sermon. The Cause of God and His People in New England. May 27, 1663
401:The Cost of Discipleship, his meditation on Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount, disparaging the “cheap grace” of the majority of German Christians in favor of the “costly grace” that linked Christian belief to social courage. ~ Thomas Cahill
402:The renewal of the Church will come from a new type of monasticism which only has in common with the old an uncompromising allegiance to the Sermon on the Mount. It is high time people banded together to do this. ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer
403:It is usually wise to extend this fidelity to the text, not only to its abstract doctrine, but to its imagery. Let the sermon wear, in the main, the same figurative drapery with the passage on which it is founded. ~ Robert Lewis Dabney
404:It works well for me to go ahead and prepare the sermon with a chapter in mind. What that does is to force me to be very thrifty in my language, tighten up my words and not ramble so much. It puts some fiber in the sermon. ~ Max Lucado
405:Scripture itself is not systematic; the New Testament shows the greatest variety. God has shown us that he can use any instrument. Balaam's ass, you remember, preached a very effective sermon in the midst of his 'hee-haws.' ~ C S Lewis
406:I don't have a lot of time in the sermon anyway. The sermon is only 25 minutes, which to me is frighteningly short. So I feel as if I need to get into that pretty quickly and make it as practical and accessible as possible. ~ Max Lucado
407:Much depends upon when and where you read a book. In the five or six impatient minutes before the dinner is quite ready, who would think of taking up the Faerie Queen for a stopgap, or a volume of Bishop Andrews's Sermons? ~ Charles Lamb
408:No one should pay attention to a man delivering a lecture or a sermon on his "philosophy of life" until we know exactly how he treats his wife, his children, his neighbors, his friends, his subordinates and his enemies. ~ Sydney J Harris
409:No wonder so many sermons are devoted exclusively to "spiritual" subjects. If one is living by the tithes of history's most destructive economy, then the disembodiment of the soul becomes the chief of worldly conveniences. ~ Wendell Berry
410:Elizabeth squirmed on the hard wooden bench, and tried to ignore both her sore backside and her rumbling stomach. Why did the minister's sermons last so long? And why did the talk of sin always give her such a hearty appetite? ~ Anya Seton
411:The Sermon on the Mount is not a set of principles to be obeyed apart from identification with Jesus Christ. The Sermon on the Mount is a statement of the life we will live when the Holy Spirit is getting his way with us. ~ Oswald Chambers
412:The tavern will compare favorably with the church. The church is the place where prayers and sermons are delivered, but the tavernis where they are to take effect, and if the former are good, the latter cannot be bad. ~ Henry David Thoreau
413:Pastors and Bible teachers go about their work in communal settings, where they listen to as well as deliver sermons, hear as well as speak, and gain biblical insights from their parishioners as much as they pass them on. ~ Peter J Leithart
414:Queen Mary had a way of interrupting tattle about elopements, duels, and play debts, by asking the tattlers, very quietly yet significantly, whether they had ever read her favorite sermon--Dr. Tillotson on Evil Speaking. ~ Thomas B Macaulay
415:I'm talking about doing something good for mankind. Imagine how awesome everyone would feel if they knew all that holy stuff was real." -Gregori
"Stuff? Four years of giving sermons, and that what I get back? Holy stuff? ~ Kerrelyn Sparks
416:Thorough exegesis and clear organization are crucial to an effective message. But a good sermon poorly preached is no better than a poor sermon properly preached. One has light but no heat; the other heat with no light. ~ John F MacArthur Jr
417:Education is not sermonizing to children against their instincts and pleasures, but providing a natural continuity between what they feel and what they can and should be. ~ Allan Bloom, The Closing of the American Mind (New York: 1988), p. 80
418:Eso fui. Una suerte de botella echada al mar. Botella sin mensaje. Menos nada. Nada menos. O tal vez una primavera que avanzaba a destiempo. O un suplicante desde el Más Acá. Ateo de aburridos sermones y supuestos martirios. ~ Mario Benedetti
419:It is a very terrible sermon, this Sermon on the Mount. Be very careful as you read it, and especially when you talk about it. If you criticize this Sermon at any point you are really saying a great deal about yourself. ~ D Martyn Lloyd Jones
420:On Sundays I give the sermons like my dad used to give. I utilize it as a revolutionary tool, as a thinking tool, as a tool where I can recruit people, DM them, and give them information that I feel that they need going forward. ~ Wyclef Jean
421:She had seen him once, smiling a little through another friar’s sermon about Hell, saying after the other left that fear of Hell is one of many paths to it. Forget Hell and love one another. That is all He wants of you. ~ Christopher Buehlman
422:... some people cannot bear the truth, no matter how tactfully it is told. No doubt the haughty, the tyrannical, the unmerciful, the impure and the fomentors of discord take a fierce exception to the Sermon on the Mount. ~ Mary Church Terrell
423:In the real world, I see conservatives volunteering at adoption agencies, at churches, at bake sales and the local American Legion Post while the only charity a progressive sends is a smug sermon on fair share and what fairness is. ~ Allen West
424:Jonathan Edwards wrote a sermon with the following outline:342 Our bad things will turn out for good (Rom 8:28), Our good things can never be taken away from us (Ps 4:6–7), and The best things are yet to come (1 Cor 2:9). If, ~ Timothy J Keller
425:My favorite American philosopher is Ralph Waldo Emerson, who once observed, “If you write a better book, or preach a better sermon, or build a better mousetrap than your neighbor, the world will make a beaten path to your door. ~ Steve Chandler
426: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
427:When we consider what is our thought of God we find that it is our own soul stripped of all inferiority and carried out to perfection. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, Sermon 86 (1830), The Complete Sermons of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume 2 (1990), p. 243
428:Many wise and true sermons are preached us everyday by unconscious ministers in street, school, office, or home; even a fair table may become a pulpit, if it can offer the good and helpful words which are never out of season. ~ Louisa May Alcott
429:A boring sermon is boring because it fails to bring the truth into the listeners’ daily life and world. It does not connect biblical truth to the hopes, narratives, fears, and errors of people in that particular time and place. ~ Timothy J Keller
430:Harb was a ticking time bomb. It was like watching a preacher with Tourette syndrome. You knew the "Shit! Balls!" was coming at some point during the sermon, probably while he was slapping you on the forehead during a faith healing. ~ John Corwin
431:In the same way the Church exists for nothing else but to draw men into Christ, to make them little Christs. If they are not doing that, all the cathedrals, clergy, missions, sermons, even the Bible itself, are simply a waste of time. ~ C S Lewis
432:Elmer Gantry never knew who set him thirty dimes, wrapped in a tract about holiness, nor why. But he found the sentiments in the tract useful in his sermon, and the thirty dimes he spent for lovely photographs of burlesque ladies. ~ Sinclair Lewis
433:Nonetheless, from Edinburgh to Rome, indignant books and speeches and sermons denounced the vicious “Arab” slavers—and with them, by implication, the idea that any part of Africa might be colonized by someone other than Europeans. ~ Adam Hochschild
434:We are not saved by obedience, for obedience is the result of salvation! We are saved by faith because faith leads us to obey! Faith is weakness clinging to strength and becoming strong through so doing.”–1891, Sermon 2209 ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
435:You have accused me of upsetting order by my free drinks, and I have showed you that there is a more dreadful fermentation in the Sermon on the Mount than in my beer-barrels. Christ thought it in the irresponsibility of His omnipotence. ~ W B Yeats
436:ADVERSARIA  (ADVERSA'RIA)   n.s.[Lat. A book, as it should seem, in which Debtor and Creditor were set in opposition.]A common-place; a book to note in. These parchments are supposed to have been St. Paul’s adversaria.Bull’sSermons. ~ Samuel Johnson
437:Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living. We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount. ~ Omar Nelson Bradley
438:Colonialism was also justified by an elaborate ideology, embodied in everything from Kipling’s poetry and Stanley’s lectures to sermons and books about the shapes of skulls, lazy natives, and the genius of European civilization. And ~ Adam Hochschild
439:Content not yourselves with being in a state of grace, but be also careful that your graces are kept in vigorous and lively exercise, and that you preach to yourselves the sermons which you study, before you preach them to others. If ~ Richard Baxter
440:Let us never forget that, to be profited, that is, to be spiritually improved in knowledge, faith, holiness, joy and love, is the end of hearing sermons, and not merely to have our taste gratified by genius, eloquence and oratory. ~ John Angell James
441:Ever notice that the most important moments in life are always accompanied by somebody in a robe? Weddings, graduations, funerals, court hearings, judicial committee hearings, open heart surgeries, baptisms, and yes, even church sermons. ~ Mark Manson
442:I think of an old sermon my grandfather quoted from time to time— something about not looking back when you’re plowing a field, but instead finding a mark in the distance and focusing on that. Otherwise, the rows won’t come out straight. ~ Lisa Wingate
443:God will speak to us through creation if we’ll only listen. If you feel like your time in front of books or listening to sermons has become stagnant, grab a coat, pick up a walking stick, and step outside into a school that never closes. ~ Gary L Thomas
444:Give me a hidden eddy
a residence free from dust and noise
paths of newly trampled grass
clouds above for neighbors
birds to help me sing
no one asking for sermons
springtime for this Saha tree
nowadays lasts how many years ~ Hanshan
445:I came on the intro with 'The Rapture.' If you know what the rapture is, it's the coming of Jesus, and I had to take it off because of what happened...I had the destruction, the bombs, and...the world coming to a end, so it had to come off. ~ Erick Sermon
446:Don't die with the music on your tongue unsung!
Don't die with the apps in your mind undesigned!
Don't die with the books in your head unpublished!
Don't die with the sermons in your heart unpreached!
Live well and die well! ~ Israelmore Ayivor
447:I feel that I communicate best when I am not deliberately being linear. Along this same line, I feel some of the best sermons I've ever heard were in the theatre rather than the pulpit - as, for example, in the Theatre of the Absurd. ~ Reverend Malcolm Boyd
448:Jesus was short on sermons, long on conversations; short on answers, long on questions; short on abstraction and propositions, long on stories and parables; short on telling you what to think, long on challenging you to think for yourself. ~ Brian D McLaren
449:Leave Christ out? O my brethren, better leave the pulpit out altogether. If a man can preach one sermon without mentioning Christ’s name in it, it ought to be his last, certainly the last that any Christian ought to go to hear him preach. ~ Charles Spurgeon
450:No matter what the legislature may say, a man has the right to make his speech, print his handbill, compose his newspaper, and deliver his sermon without asking anyone's permission. The contrary suggestion is abhorrent to our traditions. ~ William O Douglas
451:There is nothing, surely, which exhorts us more than this Sermon on the Mount to be what we are meant to be, and to live as we are meant to live; to be like Christ by being a complete contrast to everyone who does not belong to Christ. ~ D Martyn Lloyd Jones
452:Some years ago, a man who regularly listened to my preaching made a shrewd observation. He said, “When you are well prepared for your sermon, you cite a great variety of sources, but when you aren’t well prepared, you just quote C. S. Lewis. ~ Timothy J Keller
453:[They] pervert the course of nature [by saying] the sun does not move and that it is the earth that revolves and that it turns.

[John Calvin illustrating his opposition to heliocentrism in a sermon due to the Bible's support of geocentrism] ~ John Calvin
454:YouVersion lets religious leaders input their sermons into the app so their congregants can follow along in real-time — book, verse, and passage — all without flipping a page. Once the head of the church is hooked, the congregation is sure to follow. ~ Nir Eyal
455:A true homosexual would never turn down sex. The megapastor at his mama's church had given many a sermon about the immoral, wanton, and promiscuous behaviour of the gays. If the pastor had been wrong, well, Praline would be sorely disappointed. ~ Marshall Thornton
456:Everybody lies—every day; every hour; awake; asleep; in his dreams; in his joy; in his mourning; if he keeps his tongue still, his hands, his feet, his eyes, his attitude, will convey deception—and purposely. Even in sermons—but that is a platitude. In ~ Mark Twain
457:Everybody lies--every day; every hour; awake; asleep; in his dreams; in his joy; in his mourning; if he keeps his tongue still, his hands, his feet, his eyes, his attitude, will convey deception--and purposely. Even in sermons--but that is a platitude. ~ Mark Twain
458:In a jazz atmosphere, the audience members were so quiet and respectful of the musicians that you felt you were almost part of a meeting at a church or a temple, where everyone was completely in tune with the sermon and what the whole event was about. ~ David Amram
459:It never frightened a Puritan when you bade him stand still and listen to the speech of God. His closet and his church were full of the reverberations of the awful, gracious, beautiful voice for which he listened. ~ Phillips Brooks, Sermons, The Seriousness of Life
460:The kind of sermon which is likely to break the hearer's heart is that which first has broken the preacher's heart, and the sermon which is likely to reach the heart of the hearer is the one which has come straight from the heart of the preacher. ~ Charles Spurgeon
461:We need encouragement, not sermonizing, and we need clear-eyed acknowledgement of the situation, not a sanctified gloss that pushes us toward saying, 'I see I must not admit my pain because, after all, I'm a Christian. I'll just have to cover it up. ~ David Jeremiah
462:The Church exists for nothing else but to draw men into Christ, to make them little Christs. If they are not doing that, all the cathedrals, clergy, missions, sermons, even the Bible itself, are simply a waste of time. God became Man for no other purpose. ~ C S Lewis
463:It is not enough to hear a sermon, but you must eat it down, take in what it commands, and then it will purge your heart...Take the word and digest it, squeeze the juice of it into thy heart, and it will purge thee from all contrary corruption." pg.73 ~ Thomas Goodwin
464:Those whose hardships are set forth in pamphlets and proclaimed in sermons and speeches which echo throughout society, are assumed to be all worthy souls, grievously wronged; and none of them are thought of as bearing the penalties of their misdeeds. ~ Herbert Spencer
465:You shall find books and sermons everywhere, in the land and in the sea, in the earth and in the skies, and you shall learn from every living beast, and bird, and fish, and insect, and from every useful or useless plant that springs from the ground. ~ Charles Spurgeon
466:I must return to the mountains-to Yosemite. I am told that the winter storms there will not be easily borne, but I am bewitched, enchanted, and tomorrow I must start for the great temple to listen to the winter songs and sermons preached and sung only there. ~ John Muir
467:You'll want to read books - novels, because ladies are frivolous; poetry because ladies are sentimental; and sermons, because we are pious. If you must read essays, Mr. Emerson might be best. Your gentleman may have a nodding acquaintance with his works. ~ Donald McCaig
468:If you're going to live here, staying civil is as much a duty as sitting the steps or washing dishes. Now, while I bask in the glow of another moral sermon delivered with the precision of a master fencer, hold your applause and let's get back to last night. ~ Scott Lynch
469:I have always thought that the best way to find out what is right and what is not right, what should be done and what should not be done, is not to give a sermon, but to talk and discuss, and out of discussion sometimes a little bit of truth comes out. ~ Jawaharlal Nehru
470:The bells themselves are the best of preachers, Their brazen lips are learned teachers, From their pulpits of stone, in the upper air, Sounding aloft, without crack or flaw, Shriller than trumpets under the Law, Now a sermon and now a prayer. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
471:Unless the grace of God prevents, that which is best rots into that which is worst. You could not make a devil except with an angel for the raw material—a Judas Iscariot could only be produced out of an Apostle of Jesus Christ.”–1895, Sermon 2412 ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
472:Almost all human affairs are tedious. Everything is too long. Visits, dinners, concerts, plays, speeches, pleadings, essays, sermons, are too long. Pleasure and business labor equally under this defect, or, as I should rather say, this fatal super-abundance. ~ Arthur Helps
473:And although I see few results, future missionaries will see conversions following every sermon. May they not forget the pioneers who worked in the thick gloom with few rays to cheer, except such as flow from faith in the precious promises of God's Word. ~ David Livingstone
474:Sometimes,indeed, the Lord purposely leaves his children, withdraws the divine inflowings of his grace, and permits them to begin to sink, in order that they may understand that faith is not their own work.

(Sermon, "Mr. fearing comforted") ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
475:170. A magnificent temple towers to heaven by the Eternal Bridge.
Priests rival in its halls the sermons of rocks and streams.
I, for one, would gladly sacrifice my brows for my brethren,
But I fear I might aggravate the war, already rank as weeds. ~ Taigu Ryokan,
476:"All those who listen to me shall pass on my words to others and those to others again; and may the last ones understand my words better than those who listen to me directly." ~ Muhammad, The Last Sermon of Muhammad delivered on the Ninth Day of Dhul Hijjah 10 A.H (c. 630 AD)
477:Muhammad preached his farewell sermon to the Muslim community. He reminded them to deal justly with one another, to treat women kindly, and to abandon the blood feuds and vendettas inspired by the spirit of jahiliyyah. Muslim must never fight against Muslim. ~ Karen Armstrong
/pera,daks/ noun

1. Being told to wake up and come back to reality by your family and friends, while being dragged to church to hear a lesson on Jonah and the whale, followed by a sermon on believing in things you can't see without faith. ~ Shannon L Alder
479:It was the Sermon on the Mount, rather than a doctrine of passive resistance, that initially inspired the Negroes of Montgomery to dignified social action. It was Jesus of Nazareth that stirred the Negroes to protest with the creative weapon of love. As ~ Martin Luther King Jr
480:Sweet are the uses of adversity, which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in his head; And this our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in every thing. ~ William Shakespeare
481:The Sermon on the Mount...went straight to my heart. I compared it with the Gita. My young mind tried to unify the teaching of the Gita, the `Light of Asia' and the Sermon on the Mount. That renunciation was the highest form of religion appealed to me greatly. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
482:He said, “There’s a sermon of John Donne’s I have often had cause to remember during my lifetime. He says, Other men’s crosses are not my crosses. We all have our own cross to carry, and one is all most of us are able to bear. How much do you owe him, Vicky? ~ Madeleine L Engle
483:First, in your sermons, use your logic, and then your rhetoric; Rhetoric without logic, is like a tree with leaves and blossoms, but no root; yet more are taken with rhetoric than logic, because they are caught with fine expressions when they understand not reason. ~ John Selden
484:I want to see religious instruction and sermons held in German in the mosques. The ideal, in my view, would be for imams to be trained in Germany and to speak our language, just as the Roman Catholic Church now holds mass in German and gave up Latin long ago. ~ Wolfgang Schauble
485:There are sicknesses that walk in darkness; and there are exterminating angels, that fly wrapt up in the curtains of immateriality and an uncommunicating nature; whom we cannot see, but we feel their force, and sink under their sword. —Jeremy Taylor, “A Funeral Sermon ~ Anonymous
486:I wish it (Christianity) were more productive of good works ... I mean real good works ... not holy day keeping, sermon-hearing ... or making long prayers, filled with flatteries and compliments despised by wise men, and much less capable of pleasing the Deity. ~ Benjamin Franklin
487:He, who writes an Encomium Neronis, if he does it heartily, is himself but a transcript of Nero in his mind, and would, no doubt, gladly enough see such pranks, as he was famous for, acted again, though he dares not be the actor of them himself.South’sSermons.2. He ~ Samuel Johnson
488:But like the crusaders, who in the name of piety had carried out that dreadful massacre in Jerusalem, there were many citizens who failed to hear in those penitential sermons a call to mend their ways, and instead learnt to hate all those who didn’t share their faith. ~ E H Gombrich
489: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
490:We should absolutely be concerned with ethical questions - to exactly the same degree as everyone else. It's never my intention to sneak any kind of sermon into a story - I've got no business preaching, and besides, that kind of thing plays poorly in fiction, always has. ~ Roy Kesey
491:One of Hale’s favorite poems echoed Jesus’s command in the Sermon on the Mount: Man’s judgment errs, but there is One who “doeth all things well.” Ever, throughout the voyage of life, this precept keep in view: “Do unto others as thou wouldst that they should do to you. ~ David Grann
492:Ministry is simply you loving like Jesus. It is the Beatitudes manifest through your life. Missions are when you have the love of God so that He can demonstrate His very life and nature through you. Missions are intended to be the Sermon on the Mount played out on Earth. ~ Heidi Baker
493:The entire education of the younger generation of theologians belongs today in church cloister-like schools, in which pure doctrine, the Sermon on the Mount and worship are taken seriously—as they never are (and in present circumstances couldn’t be) at the university. It ~ Eric Metaxas
494:Cuss went straight up to the village to Bunting the vicar.
"Am I mad?" Cuss began abruptly, as he entered the shabby little study. "Do I look like an insane person?"
"What's happened?" said the vicar, putting the ammonite on the loose sheets of his forthcoming sermon. ~ H G Wells
495:His spells portrayed the spirit as a frail thing, contstantly under attack and in need of stength, always threatening to die inside you. Inman found this notion dismal indeed, since he had been taught by sermon and hymn to hold as truth that the soul of man never dies. ~ Charles Frazier
496:I was eight years old when I joined the Church, I preached my first sermon when I was fourteen, and yet I was a missionary for twenty years before I had a full vision of Christ as an ever-present Savior from sin. This vision of Christ is absolutely necessary for success. ~ Griffith John
497:I went to a Presbyterian college, you know, I was in... all the way, and so I remember doing my first sermon when I was 17, I was in high school. It wasn't a full twenty-five minute sermon, but for like ten minutes I got up and they let me do that, and it was on faith. ~ Woody Harrelson
498:I felt that it was deeply moving and profound, and of course everybody was like, "Oh, the president [Barack Obama] can sing!" Maybe a little off key! I actually think that the sermon reinforced the very nature of the grace that the victims' families had shown to the world. ~ Oprah Winfrey
499:I've never really prided myself as being quick on my feet. Maybe you've had the experience where somebody's asked you a question and you give an answer, then later in the day you think, "Oh, I wish I'd said that!" I tend to journal these things and put the answers in sermons. ~ Max Lucado
500:Few are altogether deaf to the preaching of pine trees. Their sermons on the mountains go to our hearts; and if people in general could be got into the woods, even for once, to hear the trees speak for themselves, all difficulties in the way of forest preservation would vanish. ~ John Muir

--- IN CHAPTERS (in Dictionaries, in Quotes, in Chapters)


   22 Poetry
   10 Philosophy
   9 Integral Yoga
   8 Occultism
   7 Psychology
   6 Fiction
   6 Christianity
   1 Yoga
   1 Mythology

   9 Carl Jung
   8 Muso Soseki
   6 Aldous Huxley
   5 The Mother
   5 Saint Augustine of Hippo
   5 H P Lovecraft
   4 Aleister Crowley
   3 Walt Whitman
   3 Satprem
   3 John Keats
   2 Sri Ramakrishna
   2 Robert Browning
   2 Plato
   2 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   2 Friedrich Nietzsche
   2 A B Purani

   6 The Perennial Philosophy
   4 City of God
   4 Aion
   3 Whitman - Poems
   3 Magick Without Tears
   3 Keats - Poems
   2 Thus Spoke Zarathustra
   2 The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma
   2 The Practice of Psycho therapy
   2 The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
   2 Mysterium Coniunctionis
   2 Liber ABA
   2 Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo
   2 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01
   2 Browning - Poems

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