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St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church of Chicago, Illinois

Is He Alive? Evidence for the Resurrection

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The resurrection of Christ is the pivotal event on which Christianity hinges. In this lecture Fr. Anthony makes the case for the resurrection proving that it is indeed a historic event that occurred 2000 years ago. His challenge to his listeners was not only to believe it but to be convicted by it. Fr. Anthony addressed this vital topic at the University of Illinois in Chicago (UIC) speaking to students from all backgrounds.

This event was sponoserd by CYF (Christian Youth Fellowship), a student organization on the UIC campus.

Jesus: One of Many or One of Kind?

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Is Jesus really The Way? Is He a Way or The Way? Is He like many other religious leader or is He unique? We shy away from these questions for fear the answers may offend some.   In this talk Fr. Anthony tackles these questions in a bold but yet gentle and loving way. Fr. Anthony addressed these vital questions at the University of Illinois in Chicago (UIC) speaking to students from all backgrounds.

Balancing

The Wisdom to Balance

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It is not uncommon that our priorities in life end up in conflict with one another and we start asking for advice and direction but are often dissatisfied with the simplistic answers we get.  It is at those times that we need wisdom, Godly wisdom.  So what does this Godly wisdom look like? And how can it help us balance our priorities? That is what we will try to answer in this talk.

The Well Known Secret: Discipline

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This is where many of us tend to stumble. We may know the right priorities and have all the right intentions to pursue them, but with no discipline it feels like running on a treadmill, constant effort, but no progress. Discipline is not an easy job, but thankfully we have a God, who works in us “to will and to ACT according to His good purpose” Philippians 2:13

 

Boundaries

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With the increasing demands set on us, things tend to get messy and our priorities get all jumbled up. Working harder to fix the mess doesn’t always work. And as the saying goes, work smart, not hard. This series of talks is about the practical skills we need in setting boundaries in our lives so that we can keep our priorities straight without burning out. The first talk is an explanation of what boundaries are and their importance. Stay tuned for the second part of this talk.

Effective Christian Time Management

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This talk is a part of series on the balanced life. It is a practical talk about the most basic skill that we need as we try to balance our lives, namely time management. How you use your time reflects your true priorities and your self-discipline.

Judgment - Part 4

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"Acceptable Judgment - Part B": This sermon is the last of two parts describing conditions in which judgment is appropriate.

Judgment - Part 3

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"Acceptable Judgment - Part A": This sermon is the first of two parts describing conditions in which judgment is appropriate.

Judgment - Part 2

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"Sinful Judgment": This sermon describes in what circumstances judging is wrong.

Judgment - Part 1

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"Discovering and Knowing Yourself": This sermon introduces the series by helping you discover whether you are more like the sinful woman in Luke 7 or like Simon the Pharisee.