The Praise of Men

We all enjoy it. Most of us crave it. We want to hear other people cheering us on and congratulating us. “Well done! Bravo!” These are words that warm our heart. The only problem is, they are words that come from the wrong source. The Lord said to the Jews who came to him, “While…

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Turn the World Upside Down

Living in the 21st Century has its privileges. It also has its challenges. We have ‘all the best’ technology in the history of mankind. Some would argue we also have the worst moral compass in centuries. Both may be true, or at least arguably true. I think it is time for a change. Brethren, God…

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Consequences

The past decade or so has seen a drastic shift in social behavior toward Christians. Lawsuits continue to be filed against those who refuse to offer services, claiming the service is against their faith. There is a growing public outcry from Christians that this treatment is unfair. The Lord said to his disciples, “Behold, I…

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Saved by Grace

Do you believe? Do you have to ‘do works’ to be saved? Why do we have to go to Church? Why do we have to fast? Why are there so many rules in the Orthodox Church? Aren’t we supposed to be saved by grace? What’s the deal? IN THOSE DAYS, some believers who belonged to…

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Spiritual Warfare

Together we are stronger sign

I’m sure you’ve heard about spiritual warfare. The devil has been at war with the Church since the beginning. Throughout the centuries just when everything seems to be going well for the Church, something disrupts our progress. Peace doesn’t seem to last long in the Church. IN THOSE DAYS, Paul went on with Barnabas to…

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There Will Always be Enough

Having faith in God requires not only belief but courage. Will we have enough food to eat? Will our money run out before the end of the month? When it comes to our lives, without courage we turn to worldly logic such as debt and crooked deals, just so we can eat. It doesn’t have…

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Caution VS Fear

Growing up on the playground our courage is often tested by our friends. Jump over this. Throw that. Stand there. These are all challenges to our courage. They also establish our ‘pecking order’ among friends. We naturally strive for the top tier, so we regularly risk danger in the name of courage. In those days,…

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Episode 427 – Could this be Christ?

People along with the priest worshiping in the church

When Saint Photini met Christ at the well in the heat of the day, her heart was totally exposed to Him. In her dialogue with God, she felt His love and grace instead of shame. She immediately went and invited everyone she knew, “Could this be the Christ?” They came and had the same experience.…

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Inspired by God

People often talk about ‘God’s plan’ for their lives. We sometimes think God ‘placed’ someone in our life as ‘a sign’ from God. With this in mind, many believe that if we submit our life to God He will make everything better. He does make everything better, but rarely in the way we think. About…

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