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  • Jonathan and David – A Biblical Model for Authentic Relationships

    August 22, 2016 — Chip Ingram

    Ever feel like you’re going through life and you see the people all around you laughing and connecting, yet you feel as if there’s an invisible bubble around you? In Robert Putman’s book Bowling Alone, he calls loneliness the new American epidemic. Never in the history of the world have people been able to communicate so much and be connected so little.

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  • How to Experience Peace in the Midst of Uncertain Times

    August 10, 2016 — Chip Ingram

    We live in the most uncertain days, and if left to ourselves, we can become very afraid. Not only do we have to deal with our own uncertainties in our personal and professional lives, but add to that the moral chaos, increasing violence, global economic instability, and the daily threat of terrorist attacks.

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  • Satan's Agenda to Perpetuate Prejudice

    July 26, 2016 — Chip Ingram

    When I was 28 years old, I found myself serving in my first pastorate in a little rural town in Texas. It was a place where people used the “N” word and argued about the KJV versus the NIV translation of the Bible in the same sentence. Everywhere I looked, people were wearing John Deere hats and had guns in the back of their pickups.

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  • How to Respond to the Failures of Others

    July 11, 2016 — Chip Ingram

    God has given each one of us legitimate desires -- for love, significance, security and purpose. But all too often, we go after these desires in illegitimate and ungodly ways.

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  • How to Raise Godly Kids that Love God...and You!

    June 26, 2016 — Chip Ingram

    When I was a young father, like most parents, I read a lot of books about how to be a good parent. I remember reading a book by Christian author John White in which he interviews an engineering student who turned out to be a godly, sharp, and compassionate young man.

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  • The Real Reason Why We Have Misplaced Priorities

    June 12, 2016 — Chip Ingram

    Have you ever started prioritizing your time, relationships, and money in a God-honoring way, only to have those new priorities begin to slip away years, months, and even weeks later? For many of us, our priorities seem to have a way of becoming less and less important over a period of time. So what is it that keeps pulling at us and causes our priorities to get out of whack?

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  • How Do You Know if You're Filled with the Holy Spirit?

    May 31, 2016 — Chip Ingram

    When I was in college, I had only been a Christian for two years when a lady walked up to me one day and asked, “Are you ‘Spirit-filled’?” At the time, I had no idea what that meant but I soon discovered if a Christian asks you that question, they might be asking you four different things depending on their theological and denominational background.

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  • When God Requires a Radical Step of Faith

    May 13, 2016 — Chip Ingram

    Do you dream of doing great things for God but often think it’s not possible? Do you struggle with feeling good enough? Perhaps you wonder, “Why would God want to use me? I’m just an ordinary person.” I’ve got great news! Throughout history, God has always been carrying out a plan to do great things through ordinary people who assume it could only happen through other, more qualified people.

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  • Do You Know Who Jesus Really Is?

    April 24, 2016 — Chip Ingram

    In the religious world today, many people seem to be asking, who is Jesus? Was he really a man, or just a myth? Was he just a religious guru, or God revealed in the flesh?

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  • When Your World Falls Apart

    April 12, 2016 — Chip Ingram

    As a pastor for over 25 years, I can honestly say that everyone at some point in this life has a broken world experience. Even the people who love God the most aren’t immune. Yet so many Christians think that once they start following Jesus, they will be somehow protected from experiencing severe hardship. They mistakenly think: “Do good things, then good things happen, right?”

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