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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".

Jesus at Your Job

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How do you view your work? Is it a necessary evil? Just something to pay the bills? Perhaps you’re looking at your work in the wrong way. The truth is Jesus is Hidden in Plain view, and you have the chance UNVEIL CHRIST AT WORK. Fr. Michael Sorial leads a discussion on this topic.

Finding Jesus in the Old Testament

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 When you read the Old Testament, have you ever wondered where God is? The truth is HE IS HIDDEN IN PLAIN VIEW. Fr. Michael addresses how we can approach the scriptures to find Christ hidden throughout the scriptures.

  

  

Going Into Labor: WHY WE NEED SABBATH REST

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In Luke 6:1-11, Jesus speaks about the restorative nature of Sabbath Rest. But how are we to understand this practice in Christianity?

St. Mary the Missionary

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 Of all of the names and descriptions given to St. Mary, one is always missing from the list.  If a missionary is one who is sent by God to share the good news of Jesus Christ, then wouldn't that make St. Mary the first missionary?  Check out the latest talk in the Link as Fr. Michael discusses the Virgin, her witness to Christ, and what this means for you.