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  • God's Primary Dream for Your Life

    July 22, 2014 — Chip Ingram

    I remember when my wife and I were expecting our first son together. There were complications with the labor and I was really scared. For 27 hours I had a lot of time to think about all the dreams I had for that little boy. Deep inside I was grieving what I might lose. When he was finally born, I had such a sense of gratitude!

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  • Are You in Step with the Holy Spirit?

    July 12, 2014 — Chip Ingram

    As Christians, how do we know if we’re “in step” with the Holy Spirit? To answer this question, we must first understand the primary goal of the Holy Spirit in our lives. According to Scripture, the Holy Spirit’s primary goal is to make us a lot like Jesus.

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  • Why We Believe the Bible Is God's Word

    June 22, 2014 — Chip Ingram

    When I was 18 years old, I read the Bible for the first time. Shortly after, I came to know Christ and began to spend time in the Bible every day so I could grow spiritually and get connected to Him. I never thought to question the Bible until later in college when I had some people challenge me about the intellectual basis of my faith.

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  • The Secret to Being Content

    June 13, 2014 — Chip Ingram

    Contentment. What does it mean? In America, we’ve been taught to believe that contentment is linked to our accomplishments or constantly getting more. Our basic value is that "more is better." We think, "I’ll be happy when I get married." Or "I’ll be content when I have a second child." Or "…when my marriage is functioning on all four cylinders." Or "…when we remodel the bathroom."

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  • God's Primary Goal for Your Children

    June 02, 2014 — Chip Ingram

    We’re living in an age when it’s becoming more and more challenging to raise mature, godly kids. And with so much competing information out there about how to be a good mom or dad, it can be really confusing. When we finally figure out what we think we’re supposed to be doing as parents, what we come to realize is that we actually don’t know how – much less believe – we can do it.

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  • God's Plan for Your Marriage

    May 16, 2014 — Chip Ingram

    One of the greatest desires in the human heart is to have a good marriage and feel truly connected to our spouse. But most of us don’t know how. Why? We don’t know what marriage really is.

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  • How to Respond When Life Gives You a Raw Deal

    April 25, 2014 — Chip Ingram

    When was the last time that you received a raw deal? For some of you, it was when a mate walked out on you. For others, it was when a trusted business partner betrayed you. Or for others, it was when someone at your workplace got promoted instead of you, even though they were lying and you were doing it God’s way. Maybe you’ve experienced something similar?

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  • How to Overcome Anxiety

    April 17, 2014 — Chip Ingram

    When I was five years old, I actually believed there was a monster living underneath my bed and I would get very afraid. With my heart pounding, I’d bury my head underneath the covers and wait for it to go away. But when that wouldn’t work, I knew that if I could jump out of bed really fast and make it to my parent’s bedroom then everything would be okay.

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  • Where Is God When We Hurt the Most?

    April 17, 2014 — Chip Ingram

    In just a couple of days, we will celebrate Easter. We'll celebrate the hope that we have in Jesus Christ. And we’ll celebrate His resurrection. But for some of us, connecting to an event that happened over 2000 years ago is tough, especially if we’re currently facing a difficult or seemingly impossible situation today.

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  • Why Our View of Heaven Matters

    April 08, 2014 — Chip Ingram

    In the past month, how often have you thought about Heaven? How about in the past week? If you’re like most Christians, it’s been a while since you’ve thought about Heaven, much less looked forward to going there.

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