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  • What's the Role of a Man in the Home?

    February 10, 2016 — Chip Ingram

    When I was in high school, I began dating a girl. One day, I went over to her house to meet her mother and I immediately noticed a picture of man in uniform. I asked them, “Is that your dad?” My girlfriend nodded. “Is he home right now?” “No,” she replied. “He’s in Vietnam and he’s missing in action. It’s been that way for five years.”

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  • God's Looking for Ordinary People to Do Extraordinary Things

    January 13, 2016 — Chip Ingram

    One of the greatest lines in the entire Bible was a response to a teenage girl. When the angel Gabriel told Mary that she’d be pregnant and give birth to the Son of God, she asked him how that would even be possible because she was a virgin and not yet married. Then the angel responded to her and said: “For nothing will be impossible with God.” (Luke 1:37, NASB)

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  • Understanding God's Grace

    January 04, 2016 — Chip Ingram

    The single most important thing in the Bible is the concept of grace. Yet, as Christians, whether we are new, not so new, or old, we all struggle with grasping the meaning of grace. Even though we may know the definition -- “the free, unmerited favor of God” – our understanding of grace is still nebulous.

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  • God's Unstoppable Wave of Grace

    December 16, 2015 — Chip Ingram

    God’s grace continues to move throughout the world, century after century. From the very beginning when sin first entered the world, God in His great mercy and grace covered Adam and Eve’s naked bodies. Later, He poured out His grace when He made a covenant with His chosen nation of Israel and gave them His law and commandments.

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  • The Secret to Happiness

    December 08, 2015 — Chip Ingram

    Is there one thing in your life about which you think, “If God could give me this, then I’d be happy”? For some of us, it’s a mate, a job, or good health. For others, it’s money, a house or a restored relationship. But deep down, we all believe that if we could just get this one thing, then our life would be so much better and we’d finally be happy! Sound familiar?

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  • How to Have Inner Peace in a World of Violence and Uncertainty

    November 30, 2015 — Chip Ingram

    Is it possible to have a supernatural inner peace in such a violent and uncertain world, and if so, how? You might be surprised to find that the answer has less to do with the evil and tragedy in the world, and more to do with the unique way we as humans process all of the negative information we’re getting on a daily basis.

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  • Why God Loves to Prosper Generous People

    November 17, 2015 — Chip Ingram

    Most of us know it’s good to give a portion of our money to God. Yet we don’t always believe that God actually wants to bless us when we give. The truth is God always loves to bless us, but He especially loves to bless generous people.

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  • You Love God ... But Do You Trust Him?

    November 03, 2015 — Chip Ingram

    The most difficult question of the Christian life is: “If God really loves me, how can He let ‘this’ happen to me?” “This” for some of us might be a divorce, the death of a child, or a loved who gets cancer. I once knew a high school student whose friend died in a car accident. He answered that question with this response: “If God really loves me and allows my best friend to die in a car crash, then I don’t want anything to do with this God.” My friend’s son turned away from God, never to return.

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  • What Does It Mean to Follow Jesus?

    October 19, 2015 — Chip Ingram

    Everyone is following something or someone. Some people follow in the footsteps of their family. Some follow a philosophy of life, like the Golden Rule: “Treat others the way you want to be treated.” While others follow their own intuition, drawing from the salad bar of philosophy, religion, friends, and family. They do whatever they feel is right in their gut.

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  • What is God's View of Abortion?

    September 27, 2015 — Chip Ingram

    Regardless of where you find yourself landing on the issue of abortion, it’s one of the most pivotal and most volatile issues in America today. And no longer is it just an issue “out there.” We now know that 65 percent of women who have abortions self-identify as Christians. Chances are that in the next few years you’ll be in a situation where a friend or a colleague will be facing a very real decision about whether or not to have an abortion, and she’ll ask you for advice.

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