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Dealing with Habitual Sin [Romans 6:1-14]

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 In Romans 6, Paul deals with the sanctification of the believer who has been justified by faith. In verses 1-14 he addresses habitual sin.

Justification by Faith [Romans 5:9-21]

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 How does the consequence of Adam's actions compare to those of Christ? What is the effect of grace on the person who puts their faith in Christ? Fr. Michael Sorial addresses this through a study on Romans 5:9-21 at the Link.

Justification by Faith [Romans 5:1-9]

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 Is God's notion of justice the same as ours? What does it mean for us to have peace with God? Are works needed for salvation? Fr. Michael Sorial addresses this through the lens of Romans 5:1-8 at the Link.

Your Identity: Who Are You?

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 What is the truest thing you believe about yourself? At the Link, Fr. Michael Sorial discussed how our identity impacts how we live our lives in Christ.

An Orthodox Perspective on St. Mary and the Christian Identity

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 What is your identity? Is it what you do or who you are at your core? At the Link, Fr. Michael Sorial discussed how our union with God informs our lifestyle, which results in our soul being called "Mary."

Life Breed Life [COMMUNICATING LIFE]

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Does your motivation or intention really matter when sharing the gospel? In this discussion at the Link, Fr. Michael Sorial discussed how Life Breeds Life.
 

God is the Author of Life [Communicating Life]

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 What is God's greatest message? What would you do if you had a message that needed to be shared with others? In this discussion in the Link, Fr. Michael Sorial discussed how the Author of Life communicates more than just a message to His people.

How the Holy Spirit Transforms Us

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What is sanctification and is it still relevant today? In this discussion in the Link, Fr. Michael Sorial discussed what sanctification is, why it is important today, and how sanctification occurs.

Overcoming Conceit: GET EMPTY (Kenosis)

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The unquenchable nature of vain conceit is destructive to self and others. As we wrap up our study on kenosis (κένωσις) or self-emptying in Philippians 2:1-8, Fr. Michael Sorial discusses 3 practices to include in your daily rhythm that will help you combat vain conceit.

Discussion Questions 1. Why can being motivated by vain conceit seem so right? 2. Why do we find it so hard to consider others better than ourselves?

Ambition: GET EMPTY (Kenosis)

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 What is “selfish ambition” and what damage can it do? In our study on Philippians 2:1-8 at the Link, Fr. Michael Sorial discussed St. Pauls’ call to give up selfish ambition, as a part of kenosis (κένωσις) or self-emptying.


Discussion Questions1. In what ways did Jesus demonstrate for us what it means to live humbly, considering others better than ourselves?2. Can you think of a time when selfish ambition has led to disorder?3. One of the things that stands in the way of me pursuing my godly ambition is…