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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

 

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. 

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! 

Resolutions

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 Fr. Vijay Thomas reflects on three new year's resolutions that we should all make.

Being in Love: GROWING DEEPER WITH OTHERS

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Why does it oftentimes seem so tough interacting with other people? Do we have a model for how we can love others completely? We began this new series entitled GROWING DEEPER WITH OTHERS as Emmanuel Gergis kicks us off with a message entitled "Trinity: Being in Love with Others."


 

PURPOSE REDISCOVERED: God Purpose? Salvation 101

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 In "GOT PURPOSE? SALVATION 101", we discuss the purpose for which God created us.  Join us in Part 3 as Fr. Michael discusses how in Jesus Christ our PURPOSE is REDISCOVERED as He was Incarnate to Save Us Because of His Love by Grace in Order to Reign with Him.

Coptic Spirituality

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 A talk given by His Grace during an Open Day hosted by St. Mary & Archangel Michael's Coptic Orthodox Church in Birmingham

The Road We All Travel

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Sermon by Fr. Vijay Thomas on the passage about the Road to Emmaus. 
This is a sermon for all who are in need of direction and encouragement for a better future.
 

On the Incarnation: God's Way of Dealing with Crisis - Part 3

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On January 5, 2014, in Part 3 of On the Incarnation: God's Way of Dealing with Crisis - Fr. Michael Sorial teaches on how the Church is called to respond to people who hate on Christ and His Body. In this section of "On the Incarnation," St. Athanasius responds to two groups of people, the Jews and the Greeks. With each group, he takes a very different approach but uses the same spirit of Love.

Note: this series is based on the 4th Century Christian book "On the Incarnation" by St. Athanasius.