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Christ Church—Radford

6226 University Park Drive

Radford, VA 24141

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Are You Cain-Like or Christ-Like? (1 John 3:11-18)

The message of the gospel and the commandment to love one another is a timeless message. Obedience to the command to love flows out of our understanding of the gospel. On the one hand, if the gospel is underemphasized or ceases to remain central to our own lives, we will lack both the power and the motivation to love each other truly....

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Perilous Procrastination (Acts 24:1-25:12)

The Jews’ accusation against Paul before Felix consists of three parts: political (“stirs up dissension”), religious (“a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes”), and criminal (“tried to desecrate the temple”). Felix was an intelligent and resourceful man who had made the most of his opportunities and abilities, basically by using people as stepping stones t...

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The Maturing Christian (Philippians 3:12-21)

Paul’s pursuit of the goal begins with the recognition that he hasn’t “already obtained it” or “laid hold of it yet.” He’s still pressing on to obtain the state of perfection that he will be given when He receives the upward call of God in Christ at the time of the resurrection. But rather than fatalistically dwelling on the fact that he hasn’t yet obtained...

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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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