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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

Martyrs and Monks: PAYING THE PRICE

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In the series MYSTERIOUS FIGURES IN EARLY CHRISTIANITY, Fr. Michael speaks about a number of figures from the first few centuries of Christianity, popularly referred to as the "Church fathers." During the first several centuries, the early Christians found sought to witness to their faith in Jesus Christ. Who were these early Christians who witness as martyrs and monks? Join us in part 4, entitled PAYING THE PRICE. 

Early Church Fathers: PRESERVING THE FAITH

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In the series MYSTERIOUS FIGURES IN EARLY CHRISTIANITY, Fr. Michael speaks about a number of figures from the first few centuries of Christianity, popularly referred to as the "Church fathers." During the 3rd and 4th centuries, the early Church found herself needing to respond to heresies. Who were these early Christians who fought to preserve the faith? Join us in part 3, entitled PRESERVING THE FAITH.

Apologetic Fathers: MYSTERIOUS FIGURES IN EARLY CHRISTIANITY

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In the new series MYSTERIOUS FIGURES IN EARLY CHRISTIANITY, Fr. Michael speaks about a number of figures from the first few centuries of Christianity, popularly referred to as the "Church fathers." During the later part of the 2nd Century, the early Church began to experience mounting pressure from external attacks, as well as having to respond to some heretical teachings from within. Who were these Christian Apologists of the 2nd century? Join us in part 2, entitled GIVING A DEFENSE.

Apostolic Fathers: MYSTERIOUS FIGURES IN EARLY CHRISTIANITY

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In the new series MYSTERIOUS FIGURES IN EARLY CHRISTIANITY, Fr. Michael speaks about a number of figures from first few centuries popularly referred to as the "Church fathers." Christ made disciples and those disciples made disciples. Who were the disciples of the disciples of Jesus? Join us in part 1, entitled MAKING DISCIPLES.

 

Jesus at Your Job

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How do you view your work? Is it a necessary evil? Just something to pay the bills? Perhaps you’re looking at your work in the wrong way. The truth is Jesus is Hidden in Plain view, and you have the chance UNVEIL CHRIST AT WORK. Fr. Michael Sorial leads a discussion on this topic.

Finding Jesus in the Old Testament

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 When you read the Old Testament, have you ever wondered where God is? The truth is HE IS HIDDEN IN PLAIN VIEW. Fr. Michael addresses how we can approach the scriptures to find Christ hidden throughout the scriptures.

  

  

CHRIST AT THE CENTER OF COMMUNITY - Family Tree Part 4

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 What are some of the reasons you think Churches fall apart?  What happens when you “remove Christ” from Church?

 Fr. Michael Sorial discusses how Living a Life of Integrity in Christ and with each other Builds Family.

Iron Sharpens Iron

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 Think of a time when someone just poured themselves into you through loving service.  What about their love to you impacted you?  How did it transform your sense of community with them and others?  

Fr. Michael Sorial discusses how in our family friendships we encourage one another, just as iron sharpens iron (Proverbs 27:17).