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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…

Emptied for Fullness: GET EMPTY (Kenosis)

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 In our study on Philippians 2:1-8, we dive into the biblical and theology principle of kenosis (κένωσις) or self-emptying, as we discussed what it means that Jesus "made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness." (Philippians 2:7) In this talk at the Link, Fr. Michael Sorial taught on how "There Must Be Self-Emptying Before There is Fullness."

 

Orthodox Understanding of Eucharist [Sacraments]

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The sacraments (or mysteries) are means of salvation. Join us as Fr. Michael Sorial discusses the Biblical, early Christian view of the sacrament of sacraments, the Eucharist.

Baptism [Sacraments Series]

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The sacraments (or mysteries) are means of salvation and the entry point of that journey of salvation in Christ begins in Baptism. Join us as Fr. Michael Sorial discusses the Biblical, early Christian view of Baptism.

Hitting the Wall [GOAL SETTING]

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You have your goals? CHECK! Made a plan? CHECK! What happens once you get started and then your progress comes to a screeching halt? Fr. Michael Sorial discusses what to do when you hit the wall, as he concludes this mini-series on goal setting.

The Plan Makes the Goal [GOAL SETTING]

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 Join us in this mini-series on goal setting, as Father Michael discusses the importance of making a plan to reach our goals.

Ready, Set, Goal! [GOAL SETTING]

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Join us in this mini-series on goal setting, as Father Michael discusses 5 reasons why setting goals is important to us.

Ignatius of Antioch to the Ephesians - Part 2 (Unity, Unity, Unity)

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Most people will take BIG over SMALL. I'll take Unity over either! Unity is Better than Sheer Numbers!

To download a copy of the handout, visit:  http://frmichaelsorial.com/2017/11/26/ignatiustotheephesianspart2/

In the year 107 AD, St. Ignatius - the Christian Bishop of Antioch - was martyred for being a disciple of Jesus Christ. Leading up to his martyrdom he wrote 7 letters. The first letter was to a well know Christian community in Ephesus. In this mini-series, Fr. Michael Sorial explores the topic of Unity that is threaded throughout the entire letter that St. Ignatius writes to the Ephesians.

Part 1: Chapters 1-9

Part 2: Chapters 10-21

Ignatius of Antioch to the Ephesians - Part 1 (Unity, Unity, Unity)

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 To download a copy of the handout, visit: http://frmichaelsorial.com/2017/11/20/ignatiustotheephesianspart1/

In the year 107 AD, St. Ignatius - the Christian Bishop of Antioch - was martyred for being a disciple of Jesus Christ. Leading up to his martyrdom he wrote 7 letters. The first letter was to a well know Christian community in Ephesus. In this mini-series, Fr. Michael Sorial explores the topic of Unity that is threaded throughout the entire letter that St. Ignatius writes to the Ephesians.

  Part 1: Chapters 1-9