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10:00am

 
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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The Lame & the Lost (Acts 3)

The lame beggar positioned himself on the steps of the temple because he was taking advantage of the wrong notion of the religious Jews, since most worshipers assumed that their giving to the needy was meritorious. It’s likely that most people passing by would have been unwilling even to make eye contact with the beggar, so it must have been initially encouraging for him...

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Responding in Repentance (Acts 2:37-47)

Those who were listening to Peter had just been accused of crucifying Jesus, and the tension was tight. At first, they reacted with amazement when they saw the Holy Spirit coming upon the disciples, but after Peter’s sermon their reaction was marked by conviction of sin. Just as Jesus had promised, the Holy Spirit was convicting “the world concerning sin and righteousn...

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Pentecostal Preaching (Acts 2:14-36)

In six weeks, Peter had gone from cowardly denying Christ to serving as the frontman for Christ’s disciples. The resurrection of Jesus and the coming of the Holy Spirit had transformed him, and he was now “declaring” the word of God as a man filled with the Spirit. His declaration is no longer in tongues, but direct and plain speech addressed to the crowd....

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Pentecost: The Coming of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:1-13)

Fifty days after Jesus’ resurrection, He poured out His Holy Spirit while the Jews were celebrating Pentecost, one of three Jewish feasts. First, the Spirit’s coming was heard around them, as He “filled the house” (v2). Then, He was on them, as He “rested on each one of them” (v3). And finally, He was in them, as “they were all filled” (v4). ...

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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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Hope For Us (Isaiah 6-9)

The days of Isaiah were difficult, dark days, not unlike our own. But on the black canvas of the grim reality of his time, the prophet, like an artist, splashes a breathtaking portrait of the Lord of Light. Yes, things are dark, and they may get darker, "but" there will be no more darkness or gloom for those who were previously in anguish (Isaiah 9:1). Darkness does not eq...

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