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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sermon, discourse, preachingnoun

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

  2. sermon, preachingnoun

    a moralistic rebuke

    "your preaching is wasted on him"

Wiktionary

  1. preachingnoun

    The act of delivering a sermon or similar moral instruction

Wikipedia

  1. preaching

    A sermon is a religious discourse or oration by a preacher, usually a member of clergy. Sermons address a scriptural, theological, or moral topic, usually expounding on a type of belief, law, or behavior within both past and present contexts. Elements of the sermon often include exposition, exhortation, and practical application. The act of delivering a sermon is called preaching. In secular usage, the word sermon may refer, often disparagingly, to a lecture on morals. In Christian practice, a sermon is usually preached to a congregation in a place of worship, either from an elevated architectural feature, known as a pulpit or an ambo, or from behind a lectern. The word sermon comes from a Middle English word which was derived from Old French, which in turn originates from the Latin word sermō meaning 'discourse.' A sermonette is a short sermon (usually associated with television broadcasting, as stations would present a sermonette before signing off for the night). The Christian Bible contains many speeches without interlocution, which some take to be sermons: Jesus' sermon on the mount in Matthew 5–7 (though the gospel writers do not specifically call it a sermon; the popular descriptor for Jesus' speech there came much later); and Peter after Pentecost in Acts 2:14–40 (though this speech was delivered to non-Christians and as such is not quite parallel to the popular definition of a sermon). In Islam, sermons are known as khutbah.

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  1. preaching

    Preaching refers to the act of delivering a sermon or religious discourse in public, usually by a member of the clergy. It involves sharing spiritual truths, scripture interpretation, moral lessons or religious doctrines, often with the intent to guide, inspire, or convince the audience in matters related to religion or spirituality.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Preaching

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  2. Preachingnoun

    the act of delivering a religious discourse; the art of sermonizing; also, a sermon; a public religious discourse; serious, earnest advice

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of preaching in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of preaching in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of preaching in a Sentence

  1. Mother Teresa:

    There should be less talk a preaching point is not a meeting point. What do you do then Take a broom and clean someone's house. That says enough.

  2. Anthon St Maarten:

    Until one nation ceases its attempts to dominate another, there will never be true freedom. Until one religion relinquishes its quest to prove its god superior to that of another, there shall never be world peace. We will never truly prosper or experience lasting harmony, until we refrain from preaching the gospel of our own moral values and our personal preferences by forcing it upon others.

  3. Eric Greggs:

    I was struck with a heavy heart, i got off the phone and told my wife, `I don't even feel like preaching anymore.

  4. Stephen Silverman:

    America has got to be aware of all the situations going on -- it's getting worse and worse, i hope for the safety of everyone in this country Jussie Smolletts get to the bottom of these hate groups and start preaching and educating people at schools and home.

  5. Joe Uziel:

    The structure exposed is unique. To date such a structure has yet to be found along the stepped street in the numerous excavations that have taken place in Jerusalem and to the best of our knowledge outside of it, we believe the structure was a kind of monumental podium that attracted the public’s attention when walking on the city’s main street. It would be very interesting to know what was said there 2,000 years ago. Were messages announced here on behalf of the government? Perhaps news or gossip, or admonitions and street preaching – unfortunately we do not know.

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