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Fr. Michael Sorial

Love [Advent Series]

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During this season of Advent, we reflect on certain images and words, as it relates to the Birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, God in the flesh. On Sunday, December 30th, Father Michael Sorial taught on 3 Biblical principles of Christmas love using the Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek words for love.

Relationship Leeches - Part 3 - Dealing with Hypocritical People

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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?

Relationship Leeches - Part 2 - Dealing with Needy People

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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?

Relationship Leeches - Part 1 - Dealing with Critical People

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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?

Romans Series - Part 4 - Sanctification

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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.

Romans Series - Part 3 - Dealing with Habitual Sin

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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.

Romans Series - Part 2 - Justification by Faith

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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.

Romans Series - Part 1 - Justification by Faith

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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.