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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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Living by Faith (2 Corinthians 5:1-10)

In these verses from 1 Corinthians 5, we see that a life of faith is a life lived trusting that God will fulfill His promises, and that walking by faith results in a life that is pleasing to God. Rather than a vague feeling of optimism or a blind leap into darkness, faith is the assurance that God will bring about all that He has revealed in His Word. It is the ability to ...

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Authority & Ownership (Luke 20:1-26)

Jesus is now in Jerusalem and this is the last Tuesday of his life before the crucifixion. His influence is increasing and the religious leaders' hatred of him is also growing, knowing that their power is waning. Jesus was not an officially recognized Rabbi, but there was no question that he had authority. The only question was regarding the source of the authority....

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Authority & Ownership (Luke 20:1-26)

Jesus is now in Jerusalem and this is the last Tuesday of his life before the crucifixion. His influence is increasing and the religious leaders' hatred of him is also growing, knowing that their power is waning. Jesus was not an officially recognized Rabbi, but there was no question that he had authority. The only question was regarding the source of the authority. By ask...

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The King: Coming, Crying, Cleansing (Luke 28-48)

In this portion of the account of Jesus' life and ministry, Luke is describing the last week of Christ's life on earth on his way to the cross. Before He was able to take His place on the throne of David, He had go to Jerusalem where He would be crucified. Jesus knew what the disciples would find when they went to bring him an unbroken colt. For those who are living lives ...

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Christ Seeks, Christ Saves; We Serve (Luke 19:1-27)

Zaccheus was a chief tax collector, meaning that he would have been over a group of other tax collectors. Chief tax collectors were notoriously corrupt and known for being traitors. They were shunned by most people and despised for their ill-gotten gains. But Zaccheus had heard of Jesus and because of mere curiosity he does what is socially unacceptable for a wealthy man i...

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Three Times Blind (Luke 18:18ff)

The rich young ruler asks Jesus what he needs to do to gain eternal life. He is expecting to hear from Jesus that there is nothing else that he needs to do, which we know from the following conversation where he claims to have perfectly kept all of the commandments. He addresses Jesus as "good teacher." In Jesus' response, He is not denying that he is both good and God, bu...

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Persistent Praying (Luke 18:1-17; Isaiah 62)

Jesus is making an obvious connection between prayer and not being discouraged. He has just taught about the coming of the Kingdom and the danger of not being ready due to preoccupations with temporal things, and then in this parable he shows that to avoid being discouraged or losing heart, we should pray, until God answers. The judge in this parable is unjust, which is a ...

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Distance & Distinction (Luke 17)

Distance & Distinction (Luke 17) Forgiveness & Faith (verses 1-10) We can cause people to stumble by behavior, speech, or even the attitude we have in what we do or say. When our conduct does not match our profession, we are discrediting Christianity in the eyes of those who observe us. The cross of Christ will always give offense, but we must strive never to increase ...

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The Unrighteous and the Rich (Luke 16)

Knowing that he is without strength and being too prideful to beg, this unrighteous steward devises a dishonest and deceitful design to make future friends through his bosses finances. When his boss finds out, he commends him, not because of the dishonesty itself, but because of the ingenuity and skill with which he operated. In this story, Jesus is not giving a pattern fo...

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Two Lost Sons (Luke 15:25ff)

At the beginning of the chapter, the Pharisees grumble because Jesus is receiving sinners and eating with them. While the statement they make about Jesus is true and accurately reflects his willingness to associate with sinners, the fact that they are angry and grumbling shows that their doctrine of salvation is completely different than Christ's. They are under the convic...

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