Chip Ingram Quotes
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Chip Ingram is Senior Pastor of Venture Christian Church (www.venturechristian.org) in Los Gatos, CA and President of Living on the Edge, an international teaching and discipleship ministry that provides practical help for everyday believers. He has a unique ability to communicate truth and winsomely challenge people to live out their faith.
As a pastor for more than 25 years, Chip is passionate about helping Christians really live like Christians by raising the bar of discipleship. He has been the pastor of churches of 500 in Texas to 3,000 in California. He also served five years as president of Walk Thru the Bible. Chip holds an M.S. degree from West Virginia University and a Th.M. degree from Dallas Theological Seminary.
Chip is author of 12 books. Reaching more than a million people a week, his teaching can be heard on over 800 hundred radio stations and multiple television outlets worldwide, as well as the Internet.
| As we get close to God, he is going to reveal things in our life that aren't pretty. We'll see the patterns of bitterness, anger, manipulation, and hurt that have cycled in our relationships.|
| Christians are like teabags, you don't know what they're really like until you put them in hot water.|
| Many Christians 'stall out' in the faith when the call to total commitment is received or viewed as something too high or too hard to acquire...or they have never been taught that total commitment is Christ's demand for all His followers.|
| Holiness, has become relative in our day, allowing us to lower the bar and pick and choose which commandments we will obey...many Christians have a spiritual longing and desire to really change but they don't know how.|
| I know for me, going back the person I've bad-mouthed or lied to is absolutely humiliating! But isn't it interesting that "humiliating" has the same root word as "humility"? Part of humility is taking responsibility for my sin and asking forgiveness even when it doesn't feel good. God wants to heal and restore your relationships, but it's not easy.|
Topics: Humility, Forgiveness
| Research indicates that once an uncommitted couple gets involved in sexual intercourse, the relationship usually begins to end. They have reached the superficial end of the physical aspects of the relationship, and they have no particularly compelling reason to explore its depths.|
Topics: Immorality, Romance
Source: Love, Sex, and Lasting Relationships
| Let's help people get on board with what God wants to give them, but what we don't want is the process. Everyone wants the product.|
| Although we will never be perfect in this life, it's God's passionate desire to continually transform our hearts and lives to reflect the beauty, love and holiness of Jesus.|
Topics: Life, The Heart
| Nothing will enter your life that God does not either decree or allow. And nothing will ever enter your life that, if you are willing to trust in him, he cannot work out for your good.|
| Remember that you are not called to produce successful, upwardly mobile, highly educated, athletically talented machines...Giving your children great opportunities is good; it is not, however, the goal of parenting. Christlikeness is. Above all, seek to raise children who look and act a lot like Jesus.|
Source: Effective Parenting in a Defective World
| God gives us the ingredients for our daily bread, but he expects us to do the baking!|
| Nothing breaks down barriers and preconceived ideas about 'Christians and Christianity' more than when we treat people the way Jesus treated His enemies.|