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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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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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Rightly Applying Freedom (Galatians 5:13-15)

In the book of Galatians, Paul has clearly demonstrated that the Christian is free in Christ. We are freedom from the condemnation of the Law and the curse that was due us because Christ lived in perfect obedience to the Law and died beneath the curse of the Law in our place. We have been freed to approach God as our loving Father only because of the righteousness of Jesus...

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Appearances and the Ascension (Luke 24:36ff)

Though the disciples longed to see the resurrected Christ, they were startled and frightened at His appearance because of their unbelief. The news of the Lord being alive seemed too good to be true! Though they had scattered and left their Lord to die alone, Christ doesn't come with a sharp rebuke. Instead, He appears to them with the most gracious message on His lips: "Pe...

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Resurrection of Jesus (Luke 24:1-35)

Just as the women were the last to leave the cross, so also they were the first to arrive at the tomb. After a long sorrow-filled weekend, they came depressed and exhausted to the tomb, only to have even more bitter grief and sorrow added to them when they found that Jesus' body was not there. Because they had no expectation that Christ would rise from the dead, they fully...

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