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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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God, the Church, & the World (Acts 9:19b-31)

After Saul’s encounter with Christ, he did what any and every other convert to Christianity would have done: he found and associated with other Christians. Paul knew that he now belonged to the very group of people that he had long tried to destroy. Those who heard Paul preacher were astonished, especially since the synagogues in Damascus had received letters giving Saul...

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Philippian-Like Fellowship (Philippians 1:1-8)

Following the typical structure of a First Century greeting, Paul first identifies himself, then gives a brief word of greeting (i.e. “grace” and “peace”), and then goes on to give thanks. In contrast with his common introductions in the epistles, Paul neither identifies himself as an apostle, nor does he make any distinction between himself and Timothy, his child ...

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Saving Saul (Acts 9:1-19)

Saul had been in hearty agreement with putting Stephen to death, and he was now seeking followers of Christ in order to bind them, bring them to Jerusalem, and punish them accordingly. As a “Hebrew of Hebrews” Paul followed Abraham, and his strict monotheism left him convinced that any divine honoring of Christ was blasphemy. Little did Saul know, that on his journey t...

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Evangelizing the Ethiopian Eunuch (Acts 8:25ff)

Though Philip was in the midst of a successful work among the Samaritans, he was immediately obedient to the call to “get up and go” from there (v26). You could say that Philip was “on call” for the sharing of the gospel, ready and willing to serve wherever God determined for him....

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Salvation in Samaria (Acts 8:1-25)

Beginning with Stephen, the persecution then spread to all those associated with him through the gospel. The persecution, however, has the exact opposite effect of its intention. Similar to pruning a plant, where cutting back stimulates new growth, so also the making of martyrs in the early church multiplied disciples and intensified commitment....

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Recounting Resistance and Rejection (Acts 7)

Beginning with the greatness and transcendence of God (v1), Stephen traces the self-revelation of God throughout history. He shows that He is a living God, on the move with His people. God has repeatedly raised up deliverers for them, but time after time they have been rejected in disobedience....

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Growing Pains (Acts 6)

Though the church is growing, there are also growing pains being experienced. Though the complaining response to the situation was inappropriate for Christians (Phil 2:14, 1 Pet 4:9, 1 Cor 10:10), the need itself was legitimate and needed to be addressed....

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“Go, Stand, Speak” (Acts 5:12ff)

Solomon’s portico was a regular place of meeting for the early Christians in Jerusalem. From the very beginning, the primary, regular, corporate life of the church was characterized by the assembling together. Because of God’s judgment on Ananias and Sapphira, there was both a fear among those inside and outside the church, as well as a desire to be joined to His peopl...

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Your First Love (Revelation 2:1-7)

Christ is the One who holds the stars and the lamps in His hands. The stars and lamps give off light only because they derive their light from Him, the only source upon which all other lights are dependent. And not only is He the only true light, but He is also present among His church, holding not just the stars but the lampstands that are right in the midst of the believ...

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The Lord's Supper (Exodus 11-12)

When the oppression of the Israelites in Egypt reached unbearable levels, the people cried out to God (Ex 2:23ff). God heard them, noticed their suffering, remembered His covenant, and came to their aid by sending Moses, who was to bring them out of Egypt. When Pharaoh refuses to let Israel go, God responds by sending a series of blows against him and the Egyptians with on...

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