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Christ Church—Radford

6226 University Park Drive

Radford, VA 24141

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Hope (Isaiah 6-9)

The times in which we live are not unlike other times, though we often mistakenly assume they are because of pride or a lack of historical knowledge. The fact is, God has always been an unchanging constant, and humankind from the time of Adam's awful fall has always been sinful. Measuring ourselves against the only real constant, which is God Himself, apart from Christ we ...

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Knowledge of God

When we read any passage of Scripture, we must first try to understand what the passage tells us about who God is. Specifically, we should seek to understand what it tells us about God in light of the Gospel. Without seeing God's attributes through the lens of the Gospel, His holiness terrifies us and His righteousness condemns us. However, when we see in the Gospel that G...

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The One Thing Missing: The Rich Young Ruler (Mark 10:17-31)

The man in this account is rich (Mark 10:22), he is young (Matt 19:20), and His is a powerful ruler (Luke 18:18). He had the three things everyone wants! Money will buy fun, prestige, security, and so-called friends. Youth means a supple body and a bright and active mind. Adding power to that list, he had respectability and status among the people. In short, this man had e...

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Kingdom Clarity and Christ Compared (Luke 11:14-32)

In response to the accusations that Jesus was casting out demons by the power of Beelzebub, the chief authority over the demonic world (Satan himself), Jesus exposes the complete lack of logic in their argument. If Satan possessed the man and made him unable to speak, why would he then empower Christ to redeem him? Their unwillingness to believe Jesus leads them to reach a...

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Persistent Prioritized Prayer (Luke 11:1-14)

The prayer is paternal. Christ commands us to call God our Father. This address calls us to a childlike reverence and trust with the reminder that He has become our Father through Christ. It brings to our minds and hearts the realities of adoption, being grafted into His family and reconciled to Him. This reminder is basic to all of our praying and gives us the confidence ...

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Nations and Neighbors (Luke 9:57-10:42)

After being rejected in Samaria, one person exclaims, "I will follow you wherever you go!" We have to wonder if the man really understood what he was saying. Jesus had no room in Bethlehem, no room in Samaria, and no room that night either, and His destination was the cross. To follow Him wherever He goes involves a difficult road. In verses 59-60, initiating the interacti...

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Living Stones and the Chief Stone (1 Peter 2:1-8)

As the builders gather around a pile of stones, they begin to examine each one to determine which of them ought to be included in the building. In each case there is likely disagreement, as one builder might think it's best to use a particular type of stone, and another builder believers another type of stone would be more adequate for the job. But as the builders gather a...

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Resplendent Revelation and Wrong Responses (Luke 9:28-56)

On the Mount of Transfiguration God pulled back a corner of the veil and shined light on the world to come. Peter, James, and John were given the privilege to witness what most believers witness only after they die: the glory of God the Son. The transfiguration was actual metamorphosis; real transformation. Moses the mediator of the Law and Elijah the teacher of the prophe...

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Methods and Miracles (Luke 9:1-27)

Jesus sent the disciples out to preach and to heal, caring both for souls and bodies as they minister in word and in deed. It was not enough for them to only observe Jesus, they must now apply what they had learned from Him and proclaim the kingdom. Preaching is the principal work of their ministry and it is the chosen instrument of God for doing good to souls. The discipl...

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Pity and Power (Luke 8:22ff)

With at least four experienced seamen aboard, they had probably attempted all the usual protocol to save the ship, but the storm was stronger than most, and the disciples were perishing. Even in the midst of the heaving sea and the howling wind and the hysterical disciples, Jesus is majestically calm, ready to show pity toward the faltering faith of the disciples, and to e...

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