Be a Giver

Be a Giver

  As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday where we give thanks for what we’ve received, in this sermon, Fr. Nicholas talks about how we were created to be a giver.   Having been instructed to “be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share…” in 1 Timothy, our...

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Generosity: Having a Giving Heart

Generosity: Having a Giving Heart

In this first of a four-part sermon series on Generosity, Fr. Nicholas Louh begins by defining the term as “the act or the willingness to give to others.” We all love being on the receiving end of generosity. He relates an anecdote in which he observed a gesture of extraordinary...

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Remembering the GOOD as we Journey through Life

Remembering the GOOD as we Journey through Life

In this second of a two-part sermon series, Fr. Nicholas Louh continues his exploration in focusing on what is GOOD, continuing with our overall walk and journey through our lives. We are constantly beset by situations which are out of our control. We are surrounded by stresses and demands on...

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Remembering the Good in People

Remembering the Good in People

In this first of a two-part sermon series, Fr. Nicholas Louh reminds us that we must remember that which is GOOD, starting with People. As we pass through our busy lives we may fail to appropriately appreciate people, or even take them for granted altogether. In our relationships in particular,...

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Seizing THIS Moment, Part One: Getting out of the Kitchen.

Seizing THIS Moment, Part One: Getting out of the Kitchen.

In this first of a four-part series, Fr. Nicholas Louh focuses on the fact that we have the gift of a limited amount of time on this planet. We must seize this moment to make the most of our time to deepen our relationships not only with those around us,...

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Seizing THIS Moment, Part Two: Putting a log on the fire.

Seizing THIS Moment, Part Two: Putting a log on the fire.

In this second of a four-part series, Fr. Nicholas Louh builds on the concept of “Seizing this Moment” to focus on the importance of building relationships within our families. Our families are our “First Church” that we must nurture above all else. _____________________________________________________________ Posted by the Orthodox Christian Network. You...

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Seizing THIS Moment, Part Three: Assessing our friendships.

Seizing THIS Moment, Part Three: Assessing our friendships.

In this third of a four-part series, Fr. Nicholas Louh reflects on the influence our circle of friends may have on us. We are all the product of the relationships we have had in our upbringing and life. We need to regularly assess whether we are surrounded by friends who...

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Seizing THIS Moment, Part Four: Go above and beyond.

Seizing THIS Moment, Part Four: Go above and beyond.

In this fourth of a four part series, Fr. Nicholas Louh takes us “Above and Beyond” in every facet of our life. Every major event of our life is a chapter in our story. And we can lose the passion that God intends us to have in the course of...

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Sermon Series on Philippians: Chapter Four, Doing All Things Through Christ

Sermon Series on Philippians: Chapter Four, Doing All Things Through Christ

In this fourth and final sermon on St. Paul’s Epistle to the Philippians, Fr. N​i​cholas explores the fourth chapter of the epistle. He reminds us that the content, as well as the context, of the book inform our understanding of it. St. Paul is writing a letter with one hand...

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Sermon Series on Philippians: Chapter Three, Living Heaven Minded

Sermon Series on Philippians: Chapter Three, Living Heaven Minded

In this third of a four​-​part series on St. Paul’s Epistle to the Philippians, Fr. Nicholas Louh reminds us that the primary theme of Philippians is JOY, a word that occurs 16 times in the Epistle. The only way to gain eternal joy is to recognize that it must be...

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Sermon Series on Philippians: Chapter Two, Letting Your Star Shine

Sermon Series on Philippians: Chapter Two, Letting Your Star Shine

In this second of a four​-​part series on St. Paul’s Epistle to the Philippians, Fr. Nicholas Louh recounts the background of the church in Philippi. This was a church just ten years old that was struggling with a variety of problems. He instructs us that Ephesians, Colossians, and Philippians are...

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Sermon Series on Philippians: Chapter One, Turning Lemons into Lemonade

Sermon Series on Philippians: Chapter One, Turning Lemons into Lemonade

In this first of a four-part series on St. Paul’s Epistle to the Philippians,  Fr. Nicholas Louh shares his thoughts on this beloved book of the Bible. He begins by describing the framework of Philippians. St. Paul is writing to the Christians in the city of Philippi, which was the...

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