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Christ Church—Radford

6226 University Park Drive

Radford, VA 24141

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Let Conscience Be Your Guide? (Acts 23)

The conscience is the function of the mind with regard to a known standard. Paul is saying here that his actions have lived up to known, revealed truth. Unless the conscience is informed by God’s revealed will, and unless His truth is the known standard on which our conscience is based, it’s possible to have a clear conscience, and yet be acting out in evil....

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Defense Testimony (Acts 21:37-22:30)

As the soldiers prepared to take Paul to the barracks, the plan was interrupted by Paul himself asking to speak to the crowd, who were the very ones demanding his death. Paul is willing to speak to the hostile crowd because he knows that while in one sense he is on trial, ultimately it is Christianity and the church that are on trial...

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Away with Him (Acts 21:1-36)

Continuing the farewell scene from chapter 20, Luke writes that Paul and the others “parted” from the believers in Ephesus, which can be translated more literally as “tore themselves away” (v.1). A similar scene is repeated in verse 5. Paul understood that these farewells were farewells forever, which made them difficult for him....

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“That I May Know Him” (Philippians 3:10-11)

To know Christ was the great ambition of the apostle Paul, and it should be the great ambition of each one of us as well. Clearly, Paul already knew Christ (2 Tim 1:10). In fact, it is Paul, by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, who is responsible for so much of the wonderful teaching about Christ in the New Testament....

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From: Paul, To: Ephesus (Acts 20:17-38)

Paul was bidding farewell to people he loved and would never see again. He had spent three electrifying and edifying years with them, and he now gives a word for the leadership of the church. Paul calls attention to their past ministry experience with him, mentioning both his manner of living and also the message he preached. First, he mentions his manner of living by poin...

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Immanent Idolatry (Acts 19:21-20:16)

Paul purposed in the Spirit to go to Jerusalem and later to Rome, where he was eager to preach Christ (Rom 1:14). This passing comment by Luke reveals the gospel-driven, Christ-honoring desires of the Apostle’s heart. Still, Paul’s plans were modified as soon as they were proposed (19:23ff). We must plan with purpose; we cannot live a life of random choices. On the oth...

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Love Not the World (1 John 2:15-17)

When John says not to love the world, he doesn’t mean that we can’t enjoy God’s Creation or that we should hate other human beings. By “world,” he means the world system and human culture with its ideas, philosophies, and goals that stand in opposition and rebellion to God. He means all that rejects Christ and denies God’s rule through His Word...

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Applying All Diligence (2 Peter 1:1-11)

All believers “have received a faith of the same kind” as Peter’s. It may differ in degrees, but the value of it remains the same, since faith marks the beginning and constant foundation of the Christian life. Faith is the only distinguishing mark that Peter makes: either you have received this kind of faith, or you have not; either you are in Christ through faith, o...

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Idolatry and Intercession (Exodus 32)

In the first verses of Exodus 32, the scene shifts from the mountain (where Moses was meeting with God) to the foot of the mountain (where the Israelites have been camped, waiting for their fearless leader to return). The Israelites’ impatience as they wait for Moses leads to doubt, complaining, and eventually sinful action....

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Name It, Claim It (Acts 18:18-19:20)

With Persecution on the rise in Corinth, the Apostle Paul is on the move, traveling from Corinth through Ephesus, Jerusalem, Antioch, and then back to Ephesus. In the meantime, Paul cut his hair in keeping with a vow to the Lord. It was entirely voluntary for Paul to do this, and was probably carried out as thanksgiving for the providential protection and deliverance in Co...

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