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Dealing with Needy People [Relationship Leeches]

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We all have difficult people we are called to love. Everyone has needs for which they have to lean on others for, but how are we to deal with overly needy people in our lives who can be like leeches and suck the life out of us?

Sanctification - Romans 6:15-23

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 St. Paul speaks about how to deal with the occasional sin.

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.

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."

 

The Man Born Blind

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 During his visit to St. Anianus Church, HG Bishop Angelos (Papal Exarch) discussed John 9 and the man born blind.

The Fifth Gospel

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 You have heard of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John but how about the 5th Gospel? Join us as Fr. Michael discussed the call to sing for joy in what has been referred to as "The Fifth Gospel".