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If you plan to visit, calling ahead is advised due to the obscurity of our location.

Christ Church—Radford

6226 University Park Drive

Radford, VA 24141

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Archives for January 2017

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Mission and Ascension (Acts 1:1-11)

Rather than reading Acts merely as the appendix or afterthought of Luke’s Gospel account, we should read it as volume 2 of the continuing work of Christ. Luke’s first account in the Gospel is concerning what Jesus “began” to do and teach, and Acts is about what Jesus “continued” to do and teach. A good title for Acts would be: “A Continuation of the Words and...

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Planning to Run Well (Hebrews 12:1-3)

By drawing our attention to the cloud of witnesses listed in chapter 11, he is referring to them as witnesses for us, teaching us what it means to look to Jesus in true faith. We shouldn’t try to look up and find them sitting in the grandstand of heaven, and we don’t look back to see them over our shoulder in the past, but we look down, seeing the path that they walked...

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Missions: Motive and Method (2 Corinthians 5, Isaiah 6, Matthew 5; John 17)

There is a single ultimate motive in missions and evangelism: the glory of Christ Jesus. All other motives are insufficient, no matter how seemingly good. And if the motive is the glory of Christ, then the method is the Bride of Christ....

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Praying Poorly (Matthew 6:5-8)

In these verses in Matthew 6, Jesus is not merely suggesting that Christians should pray or even commanding that Christians pray, but instead He is assuming that Christians will pray, which is why he begins verses 5, 6 and 7 with “when” rather than “if.” And His instruction here is specifically about how we can pray better. In teaching us how to pray better, Christ...

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The Gentle and Meek Warrior (2 Corinthians 10:1-6)

Out of his pastoral love and care for this body of believers, Paul urges and appeals to the Corinthians to receive the true gospel and deny false teaching. His appeal to them is based on the example of Christ Jesus. Though Christ is the Son of God who possesses all authority as Creator and upholds all things by the word of His power, He is also the meek and gentle warrior....

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