spiritual effort is spiritual progress
There are disciplines that makes us. disciples of Christ. But we can so often lose focus on the next step that we can stumble.
Fr. John Brian continues to encourage continuing development of Christian spirituality by taking the next step forward.
Helps for our spiritual journey are available in the scriptures. Fr John Brian points out the help available at the end of First Thessalonians, encouraging the study of the entire chapter 5.
This sermon uses and refers to scripture readings appointed by the Syrian Malankara calendar and was given on Sunday, April 7, 2013 by Fr. John-Brian Paprock at Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Mission Chapel, Madison, Wisconsin.
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