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"So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." Romans 10:17

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Listening to Dragons

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The parable of the sower calls us to cultivate our hearts to be the good soil. 

Listen to this encouraging word about own step we need to take in order to become the good soil.

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.

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."

 

Adoption

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A conversation between Jesus Christ and a Canaanite woman reveals an often forgotten truth about ourselves.

Fr. Vijay delivers a humbling message that calls us to love our family more.

Advice from the Prayers

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Great Lent is starting and Fr. Vijay looks at a song from the service of Forgiveness (Shubkono) in order to gain some advice for the journey. 

Check out these four essential advices for anyone participating in the Great Lent. 

Working

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Blessed are those servants whom their Lord shall find working...
What does it mean to work?

Check out this sermon from Fr. Vijay about how we should be working when Christ comes again.

Taxes

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We worry about many things in life.  But maybe its time to stop worrying... Maybe its time to embrace all that taxes us in our life because it might be sent from God. 

Responsibility

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Those who are irresponsible in the small things, will not be responsible with greatness.  Practicing responsibility for others is a critical aspect of Christian living that we see in the life of Joseph. 

Who God Hires

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What are the characteristics of the people that God employs? What virtues does God value? Are you focusing on the right virtues? 

Fr. Vijay looks back at the 2008 Mumbai Terrorist attacks to find qualities that make normal people into heros like we are all called to be.