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Christ Church—Radford

6226 University Park Drive

Radford, VA 24141

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The Effective Prayer of the God-man (John 17:6-19)

Jesus says twice that those He’s are praying for are the Father’s (i.e. “they are Yours,” vv. 6, 9). He’s expressing the same idea that the Apostle Paul does in Ephesians 1:4 when he says “He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before Him.” Not only are they chosen of the Father, but they are given to the S...

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Jesus’ High Priestly Prayer: Glory (John 17:1-5)

Glory refers to something that is weighty or heavy. It came to mean that someone was weighed down with possessions that displayed and revealed their honor and splendor. When referring to God, glory is the outward manifestation and visible display of God’s majesty, the revelation of who and what He is in Himself; the visible revelation of His inner character and essence. ...

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Peter to Paul (Acts 11:19-12:25)

The description of the beginning of the church at Antioch is further fulfillment of Christ’s affirmation that He will build His church, and it is an example of a thriving body of believers. First, the church was diligent in evangelism (vv. 19-21). As persecution grew, so did the church because everywhere the scattered Christians went, they spoke the word of Christ. T...

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Glorying in the Gospel (Acts 10:23b-11:18)

deliver was for him alone. Instead, he invited his relatives and friends so that they too could hear (v. 24). Mistakenly, when Peter arrives in his home, Cornelius begins to worship him, and needs to be reminded that Peter, too, is just a man like Cornelius. It would also have been wrong, according to Jewish law, for Peter to enter Cornelius’ house (v. 28)....

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Aeneas, Dorcas, & Cornelius (Acts 9:32-10:23)

Though Aeneas had been bedridden for around 3,000 days, he was raised in a moment and was able to walk immediately. Peter knew that Christ had healed Aeneas, and therefore he simply announces it to him, and then commands him to get up and make his bed. It wasn’t Peter’s power that raised him, but the power of Peter’s Lord, and those around him saw him recognized that...

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God, the Church, & the World (Acts 9:19b-31)

After Saul’s encounter with Christ, he did what any and every other convert to Christianity would have done: he found and associated with other Christians. Paul knew that he now belonged to the very group of people that he had long tried to destroy. Those who heard Paul preacher were astonished, especially since the synagogues in Damascus had received letters giving Saul...

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Philippian-Like Fellowship (Philippians 1:1-8)

Following the typical structure of a First Century greeting, Paul first identifies himself, then gives a brief word of greeting (i.e. “grace” and “peace”), and then goes on to give thanks. In contrast with his common introductions in the epistles, Paul neither identifies himself as an apostle, nor does he make any distinction between himself and Timothy, his child ...

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Saving Saul (Acts 9:1-19)

Saul had been in hearty agreement with putting Stephen to death, and he was now seeking followers of Christ in order to bind them, bring them to Jerusalem, and punish them accordingly. As a “Hebrew of Hebrews” Paul followed Abraham, and his strict monotheism left him convinced that any divine honoring of Christ was blasphemy. Little did Saul know, that on his journey t...

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Evangelizing the Ethiopian Eunuch (Acts 8:25ff)

Though Philip was in the midst of a successful work among the Samaritans, he was immediately obedient to the call to “get up and go” from there (v26). You could say that Philip was “on call” for the sharing of the gospel, ready and willing to serve wherever God determined for him....

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Salvation in Samaria (Acts 8:1-25)

Beginning with Stephen, the persecution then spread to all those associated with him through the gospel. The persecution, however, has the exact opposite effect of its intention. Similar to pruning a plant, where cutting back stimulates new growth, so also the making of martyrs in the early church multiplied disciples and intensified commitment....

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