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  • Where's God in the Midst of Our Most Difficult Problems?

    May 20, 2015 — Chip Ingram

    We all face adversity in life. Sometimes it’s because we make an honest mistake, or sometimes it’s because other people do things to us that hurt us. But sometimes, bad things happen to us for no apparent reason - even when we’re following God. It’s during these times we naturally cry out and ask for God to help.

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  • Discovering God's Design for Our Work

    May 05, 2015 — Chip Ingram

    Did you know that 60-80 percent of our waking hours are spent at work? Yet the majority of Americans are dissatisfied with their jobs. Research tells us that most of us see our work as just a paycheck. We “live and work for the weekend.”

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  • How to Deal with the 'Angry Monster' Within

    April 22, 2015 — Chip Ingram

    What has the power to turn normal people, who on most days are good-natured and nice to be around, into people who explode in anger or shut down emotionally? It’s the same power that can turn loving parents into neck bulging, vein popping, screaming adults who say the same thing over and over into the blank stares of their kids. What is it? Our emotions.

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  • Discovering the 'Unfiltered Jesus'

    April 03, 2015 — Chip Ingram

    Nearly every weekend at Venture Christian Church, someone who’s been listening to me on the radio will meet me in person for the first time. When they see me, their reaction is almost always the same: “Pastor Chip, you don’t look anything like you sound!” Or, “You’re way taller on the radio!” One lady looked at me with disappointment and said, “I thought you were bald!”

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  • How to Speak Life to Those We Love

    March 09, 2015 — Chip Ingram

    Are you or someone you know facing a difficult situation and in desperate need of a spiritual “shot in the arm?” Most of us have been discouraged and depressed at some point in our lives, yet most of us don’t know how to bring hope to the people in our life that we care about the most.

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  • Do You Struggle with Believing that God Loves You?

    February 15, 2015 — Chip Ingram

    Most of us, in our heart of hearts, don’t believe that God loves us. We can’t fathom that the God of the universe has positive thoughts toward us moment by moment and every day. We struggle with conceptualizing the enduring, sacrificial, infinite, and unconditional love of our Heavenly Father.

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  • Why Does God Have Rules about Sex?

    February 04, 2015 — Chip Ingram

    One year for Christmas, I gave bikes to my little twin boys. For months I saved money so that I could bless them with these gifts. After they unwrapped the presents on Christmas morning, I took them outside so they could learn how to ride for the first time. They were so excited!

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  • Ever Wondered in Your Marriage "What Went Wrong?"

    January 19, 2015 — Chip Ingram

    If you’re married, think back to all of the excitement you felt at your wedding. Most likely, as you spoke your vows before God, your friends, and your family, you had high expectations for your marriage. You also probably had no idea how difficult marriage would actually be.

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  • Does 'Doing Good' Matter as a Christian?

    January 07, 2015 — Chip Ingram

    In America today, we have the highest percentage of people who say they have no spiritual affiliation. There is a growing generation that is disillusioned with organized religion, especially Christianity.

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  • What's True Spirituality and How Do You Get It?

    December 09, 2014 — Chip Ingram

    Most Christians in America struggle with actually living like Christians. The research shows that about 9 out of every 10 Christians are living a Christian “schizophrenic” life. Intellectually, we adhere to our faith and God’s truth, but when it comes down to our lifestyle, our priorities and behavior tell a completely different story.

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