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The Treasure of a Good Foundation

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 Fr. Vijay gives a talk about the command that Paul gives to those who God has blessed with wealth.  

 

1 Timothy 6:17 - 19 

As for those who in the present age are rich, command them not to be haughty, or to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but rather on God who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, generous, and ready to share, thus storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of the life that really is life.

 

Perspective

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Fr. Vijay gives insight into how we can deal with our problems and difficulties by changing our perspective to realize what's important. 

Racism and Christ

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Fr. Vijay has a message about true Christianity in the wake of the terrorist act that happened in Charlottesville, VA. It is a calling for all of us to re-evaluate how we view others and ourselves. 

Supernova

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Though humanity fights to understand God and His Creation regardless of the mystery that is beyond our comprehension, we catch glimpses of God's signature on His Work. On this Sunday that we remember the Holy Transfiguration, Fr. Vijay delves into the cosmos to find a message from God. 

Why do bad things happen?

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 Fr. Vijay looks at a simple question... "Why do bad things happen?" 

The search for the answer to this question leads to other questions and finally to a greater understanding of the radical difference in the message of Jesus Christ. 

 

Decisions

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A simple Sunday Sermon on one Question - How do we make good choices? 

Fr. Vijay explores this question in light of Adam and Noah. 

Great Men?

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 What makes a man great? 

Fr. Vijay explores what separates the Apostles of Jesus Christ from others.  It is a special message directed to all men but important for all. 

Acts 5:33-40New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

33 When they heard this, they were enraged and wanted to kill them. 34 But a Pharisee in the council named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law, respected by all the people, stood up and ordered the men to be put outside for a short time. 35 Then he said to them, “Fellow Israelites,[a]consider carefully what you propose to do to these men. 36 For some time ago Theudas rose up, claiming to be somebody, and a number of men, about four hundred, joined him; but he was killed, and all who followed him were dispersed and disappeared. 37 After him Judas the Galilean rose up at the time of the census and got people to follow him; he also perished, and all who followed him were scattered. 38 So in the present case, I tell you, keep away from these men and let them alone; because if this plan or this undertaking is of human origin, it will fail; 39 but if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow them—in that case you may even be found fighting against God!”

They were convinced by him, 40 and when they had called in the apostles, they had them flogged. Then they ordered them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go.

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. 

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. 

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.