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The Problem of Emotional Immaturity

Many people know the truths of the Bible relatively well.  They can recite many of the Ten Commandments and articulate key principles for Christian living.  They believe wholeheartdly they should be living them.  The problem is they don’t know how! … Continue reading

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Thinking, desiring and Acting

The Three Powers Christ caution in the sermon on the mount is not against repetition but against vain repetition which may be understood as saying the words of scriptures in our prayers mindlessly, thoughtlessly or saying them without striving for … Continue reading

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The Healing of the Paralytic and the Loneliness of Modern Man

Fr. George Calciu Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches. In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for … Continue reading

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Our Thoughts about God determine our eternal destiny

If we consider some of the parables taught by our Lord Jesus Christ, we will discover that the right thinking about God is what really determines our eternal destiny.  One of these parables is the Parable of talents (Matthew 25:14-30).  … Continue reading

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TO LIVE THE TIME OF OUR LIVES IN PEACE, AND REPOSE IN REPENTANCE

Metropolitan Athanasios The Orthodox Church ascribes enormous significance to time as the instrument of our salvation. Therefore the Church continually prays: “To live the time of our lives in peace, and repose in repentance, let us ask of the Lord.” … Continue reading

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Christ at the Center of our friendships

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Active members of the Church

Active members are being saved and they are being made like Christ.  What does an active member look like? An active member of the Church stays in the Church.  A good example is the story of Doubting Thomas.  We all … Continue reading

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