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Motivation to Pray

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Have you ever felt like not praying?  Do you always need to be in the mood to pray?  What do you do when you are not in the right mood?

Fr. Vijay answers these questions during this Sunday Sermon at SBGOC. 

He reflects back on a blog he wrote years ago... Here is a link to that entry: 
https://www.facebook.com/notes/vijay-a-thomas/day-38-of-176-in-india-ants-go-marching-on/332849035596

 

SIMPLE LIVING: Living a Life of Excessive Giving Part 1

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 With all the clutter and chaos around us, it is important to simplify, so we can make room for more of Christ in our lives.  Join us as Mora Sorial leads a Women's Spiritual Day discussing the topic of living a life of excessive giving.

ROOTED IN WORSHIP

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How does worshipping God impact your life? What does having a place for worship offer you? In part 2 of PUTTING DOWN ROOTS, Fr. Michael Sorial explores the book of Joshua and how it is that God Gifts His people with things that help them get rooted in Worship of Him.

In Our Hearts

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Preparing for and offering our confession is an important aspect of healthy Christian living.  But often times we might be stuck trying to figure out where we need to grow in our spiritual life.  Fr. Vijay examines Mark 2 to reveal one avenue of our spiritual life that we will constantly need to work on and bring forward within our confession to God. 

Victory Is In The Lord

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 Sermon on the Sunday of the Temptation of Our Lord in the Holy Great Lent Fast.

THE LAND IS A GIFT FROM GOD: Putting Down Roots Part 1

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Is it important to have a place to put down roots? Why? What positive impacts does putting down roots have? In part 1 of this new series entitled PUTTING DOWN ROOTS, Fr. Michael Sorial explores the book of Joshua and God Gifts Us With Things That Let Us Experience Him More Intimately.#PuttingDownRoots #SAChurch #Gift #Land
 

Responding to Fear

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 After a couple of incidents of hate against Indians in America, Fr. Vijay poses a challenging question - how do we respond to fear and hatred? 

 

Do Not Judge

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 Sermon on our Lord's teaching on removing the plank from our own eyes before looking to remove the speck in the eyes of the others.

Where Is Your Treasure?

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 Sermon on the Sunday of the Treasures in the Hoy Great Lent Fast.

Avoid Distractions In The Fast

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Sermon on the Sunday of the Treasures in the Holy Great Lent Fast.

HOW TO FAST: Hungry for God Part 3

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What makes a fast acceptable? Unacceptable?  How would you recommend someone getting the most out of fasting?  In part 3 of HUNGRY FOR GOD, Fr. Michael explores the Biblical concept of an acceptable fast based on Isaiah 58 and how our aim in fasting determines our approach.

Principles Of Fasting

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 Sermon on the Pre-Lent Sunday Gospel.

WHY BOTHER FASTING: Hungry for God Part 2

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Why should you bother fasting?  What are some of the negative consequences / benefits of seasonal fasting?  In part 2 of HUNGRY FOR GOD, Fr. Michael explores the roots of the Biblical, early Christian understanding of Fasting, while looking at some of the reasons why people fasted.

WHAT IS FASTING: Hungry for God Part 1

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What is fasting?  Why did early Christians abstain from eating meat products?  What does fasting communicate to God?  In part 1 of this new series entitled HUNGRY FOR GOD, Fr. Michael Sorial discusses the biblical understanding of fasting and what it our fasting says to God.

Quality Control for Christians

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 A simple question: "Who is the faithful and wise servant?" Fr. Vijay takes a moment to apply modern QA/QC processes to determine the answer. 

Now I See

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 Sermon on the healing of the Born Bling Man.

He Must Increase, I Must Decrease

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 Sermon on the witness of John the Baptist to our Lord Jesus Christ.

Gratitude Leads to Joy

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Dr. Nabil Soliman explains how a life with an attitude of gratitude and thankfulness leads directly to a life of joy. Dr. Nabil touch on the hindrance of not being thankful, and the psychosomatic illnesses and the impact of negative emotions such as worry , anxiety have on our body due to the increase in production of lactic acid and cortisol.

Thankfulness Leads to Joy

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Dr. Nabil Soliman discusses how our daily lives attitude of Gratitude and thankfulness leads directly to a life of Joy. Dr. Nabil touches on the psychosomatic illnesses, and also the hindrance to not being thankful.

We Preach Christ Crucified- Part Two

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 A bible study on 1 Corinthians 2 and 3

Salvation Derived from Kenosis

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Salvation for mankind was planned from the beginning in Genesis 3:15. Our Lord Jesus Christ exemplified humility from his beginning by being born in a manager and coming through Jerusalem riding a Colt. The omnipotent and omniscient and omnipresent Lord Jesus Christ made our salvation possible through the Kenosis to be the Passover Lamb.

We Preach Christ Crucified- Part One

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 A bible study on the book of 1 Corinthians. 

The Secret of Success

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Many self-help books will promise you the secrets of success but have you looked at the lives of great men and women to see what they have done to be "successful"?  Have you looked at the way Jesus Christ lived to find this secret?  
How do we handle stress and the burdens of our obligations? How do we manage to do what we have been called and chosen to do? 
God is calling us to be great... So, lets go be great! 

Escape To God

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 Sermon on the occasion of the Flight of the Holy Family to Egypt.

Mysteries of the Nativity

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 Sermon on the occasion of the glorious Feast of Nativity.