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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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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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Two Sinners and A Sower (Luke 7:36-8:15)

The sinful woman had likely had a previous encounter with Christ and had found Him to be the friend of sinners. Upon coming on the scene at Simon's dinner party she immediately began to serve Christ. Though it was a humiliating disgrace for a lady's hair to be unbound, she willingly suffered the disgrace and humiliation in order to display affection for Jesus. As Simon sco...

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The Gospel in Psalm 130

The cry of the Psalmist is not a result of physical suffering, but it is the cry of a man who has been separated from God and feels the burden of guilt over sin. It is the cry of a man deep in the ocean depths of spiritual suffering in utter helplessness, gasping for the breath of God's presence. Though the psalmist knows God's character and God's promises, he still longs ...

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A Centurion's Slave, a Widow's Son & Doubting John (Luke 7)

Luke offers no details about the diagnosis of the centurion's slave, which is uncharacteristic for him as a physician, but by doing this he focuses our attention on the prognosis. The prognosis is terrible, even terminal. The centurion, therefore, sends for Jesus that He might come and save his slave. Jesus responds graciously and begins the trek to the centurion's house t...

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Learning, Living, and Loving (Luke 6)

As the Pharisees were trying to trap Jesus in something He said and as they grew in their rage against Him, Jesus goes away to pray all night. He is not praying that the opposition would go away, nor was He looking for a new course of action or a different method. Rather, in the face of opposition, He spends all night in prayer with His Father in order that He might press ...

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Living Between Two Realities (Isaiah 2:1-9)

When Christ's church is in a state of such decline that it is no longer able to function as salt and light, leaving the culture around her free to pursue a self-destructive course at an alarming pace, then the Lord will enter into judgment. When the church is under judgment, we often follow the pattern of the Israelites, thinking that the cure to our problems is more relig...

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Cultural Chaos (Exodus 1-3, Psalm 105)

The current state of our situation is not the result of a few rash decisions or changes that happened overnight. When you consider the state of evangelicalism in the past few decades, why would we not assume that we were on the fast track to a post-Christian America? We, as evangelicals, have been too silent and passive. The problems at hand are above all else an attack ag...

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