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Fr. Michael Sorial

Dealing with Hypocritical People [Relationship Leeches]

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We all have difficult people we are called to love. The word 'hypocrite' - coming from the ancient greek theater - means an actor who wears a mask. As Christians, do we have a role in dealing with hypocrites? If so, how are we to confront them? What if we are the hypocrite?

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?

Dealing with Critical People [Relationship Leeches]

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 We all have difficult people we are called to love. How are we to deal with critical 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.

Pope...Which Pope?

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The word "Pope" is loaded. Which pope? What role does he have? How is he "elected"? Fr. Michael Sorial discussed the difference between the Coptic Orthodox understanding of "Pope" and the Roman Catholic idea.

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."