"Strength" Tagged Sermons

A Call for Teenagers to Live Wise and Strong in Christ

I write to challenge teenagers to “live as people who are free” (1 Peter 2:16). Be wise and strong and free from the slavery of culture-conformity. To put it another way, I am calling teenagers to a radical, wartime lifestyle. The Creation of “Teenagers” As teenagers, you should know that the idea of “teenagers” was…

Great Lent – Proof of Your Fasting by your works

Proof of Your Fasting by your works Let us Begin the Great Lent As we begin the Great Lent, let us meditate on the topic of Fasting! Let us first recite the Lenten prayer of Saint Ephrem the Syrian. O Lord and Master of my life, drive from me the spirit of indifference, despair, lust…

Benefits of Obedience & God’s Providence

The Benefits of Obedience & Complexities of God’s Providence “And He said to them, “Cast the net on the right-hand side of the boat, and you will find a catch.” They cast therefore, and then they were not able to haul it in because of the great number of fish.” St. John 21:6. The familiar…

Christmas and New Year’s Message

The Eternal Language of Love and Kindness Rev. Fr. Alexander J. Kurien Behold, a child is born wrapped in swaddling clothes and lay in a manger. His name is Jesus. Love your enemies, he said. Judge not that you be not judged. Give away everything you have to the poor, if you wish to go…

My Need for Spiritual Oxygen

I do not know about you, but I can always benefit from a strengthening of my belief. Sometimes I get so busy – so caught up in my stuff that I neglect to plug into the spiritual oxygen that I need. And in confusion of oxygen deprivation I wander away from the source of life itself. Rather than coming to Christ I turn to other sources to find affirmation and security and fulfillment – which is about as healthy and life giving as wandering around Mt. Everest in a blizzard. The truth is I need the Bread of Life. I need His satisfaction.

Jesus Christ is Creator and Lord of All Things (SoundCloud)

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. Ephesians 2:8–9 Published with Permission.

My assurance is in my God’s Promise (Text Only)

My assurance is in my God’s Promise Rev. Fr. Alexander J. Kurien There is hardly anyone who has not at some time been pushed to the rugged edges of life. There have been times that all of us felt that a cloud of despair had come to blot out the joyous glitter of a distant…

The Role of Saints in the Orthodox Church

The Role of Saints in the Orthodox Church Published on May 10, 2006 Rev. Fr. Alexander Kurien Vicar & President (1989-2007) St. Gregorios Indian Orthodox Church of Greater Washington

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