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Christ Church—Radford

6226 University Park Drive

Radford, VA 24141

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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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Applying All Diligence (2 Peter 1:1-11)

All believers “have received a faith of the same kind” as Peter’s. It may differ in degrees, but the value of it remains the same, since faith marks the beginning and constant foundation of the Christian life. Faith is the only distinguishing mark that Peter makes: either you have received this kind of faith, or you have not; either you are in Christ through faith, o...

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Idolatry and Intercession (Exodus 32)

In the first verses of Exodus 32, the scene shifts from the mountain (where Moses was meeting with God) to the foot of the mountain (where the Israelites have been camped, waiting for their fearless leader to return). The Israelites’ impatience as they wait for Moses leads to doubt, complaining, and eventually sinful action....

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Name It, Claim It (Acts 18:18-19:20)

With Persecution on the rise in Corinth, the Apostle Paul is on the move, traveling from Corinth through Ephesus, Jerusalem, Antioch, and then back to Ephesus. In the meantime, Paul cut his hair in keeping with a vow to the Lord. It was entirely voluntary for Paul to do this, and was probably carried out as thanksgiving for the providential protection and deliverance in Co...

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The Word of Life (1 John 1:1-4)

“Believe not in Jesus, and you will have no joy. Believe little, and you will have little joy. Believe much, and you will have much joy. Believe all, and you will have all joy, and your joy shall be full.” - Robert Murray M’Cheyne...

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Encouraged in Corinth (Acts 18:1-17)

Paul faced a number of potential discouragements as he began ministry in Corinth. First, Paul would have felt his lack of adequacy. Any sense of decency would lead you to discouragement about Corinth when considering the thoroughly immoral nature of this commercial center....

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Gaining Christ (Philippians 3:4-9)

There were certain things that were once “gain” to Paul. The list he gives in verses 5-6 explaining His Jewish heritage and religious efforts can be considered his spiritual resumé. They were all the things that he had by birth and by his own efforts that gave him confidence that he belonged to God....

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Gospel Proclamation (1 Corinthians 1:23-24, 2:1-2)

The Scriptures give us examples both of those who sought to honor God by doing things His way, and of those who refused to listen to Him or do things according to His instruction. Nadab and Abihu are an example of ignoring the mandate of God’s word, choosing to do things in a way that “He had not commanded” (Lev 10:1-3). As a result, they were consumed by fire becaus...

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