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Sts. Basilios-Gregorios Orthodox Church in North Plainfield, NJ

Graduating from the School of Hard Knocks

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Graduation speeches always give some good advice for the future. Fr. Vijay explores Luke 9: 51-62 to discover some simple advice to follow Jesus better and daily. 

 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%209:51-62

Questions

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 Fr. Vijay looks at the importance of questions and seeking truth.  If you are a person who doubts, maybe its time to seek some answers because a man who was born blind can now see. 

Motivation to Pray

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Have you ever felt like not praying?  Do you always need to be in the mood to pray?  What do you do when you are not in the right mood?

Fr. Vijay answers these questions during this Sunday Sermon at SBGOC. 

He reflects back on a blog he wrote years ago... Here is a link to that entry: 
https://www.facebook.com/notes/vijay-a-thomas/day-38-of-176-in-india-ants-go-marching-on/332849035596

 

In Our Hearts

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Preparing for and offering our confession is an important aspect of healthy Christian living.  But often times we might be stuck trying to figure out where we need to grow in our spiritual life.  Fr. Vijay examines Mark 2 to reveal one avenue of our spiritual life that we will constantly need to work on and bring forward within our confession to God. 

Responding to Fear

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 After a couple of incidents of hate against Indians in America, Fr. Vijay poses a challenging question - how do we respond to fear and hatred? 

 

Quality Control for Christians

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 A simple question: "Who is the faithful and wise servant?" Fr. Vijay takes a moment to apply modern QA/QC processes to determine the answer. 

The Secret of Success

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Many self-help books will promise you the secrets of success but have you looked at the lives of great men and women to see what they have done to be "successful"?  Have you looked at the way Jesus Christ lived to find this secret?  
How do we handle stress and the burdens of our obligations? How do we manage to do what we have been called and chosen to do? 
God is calling us to be great... So, lets go be great! 

Resolutions

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 Fr. Vijay Thomas reflects on three new year's resolutions that we should all make.

Reacting to the Incarnation

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 Fr. Vijay Thomas gives a sermon on the importance of our actions and how the incarnation of God should demand a response from us.  Looking through the Old Testament, there are two acceptable responses which we should consider. 

Simple Miracles

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This sermon was given by Fr. Vijay Thomas, a priest in the Indian Orthodox Church.  The sermon is on the passage in Scripture regarding the birth of John the Baptist. The sermon looks at our means of experiencing simple miracles.