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Is it a Habit?

Habit.  It might be defined this way:  “an acquired behavior pattern regularly followed until it has become almost involuntary” (Dictionary.com). Once in place, habits are powerful.  The truth is that we shape our habits, and then they shape us. Yet, habits can be weakened, broken, and . . . changed. Indeed, John Maxwell speaks to our habits this way: “You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily.  The secret of your success is found in your...

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Resources to Help Us Stay on Track

As we walk with Christ, we should anticipate that it will take effort to stay on the right path. After all, we live in a fallen world where evil and temptation abound.  Then there are the appetites and desires of our old, sinful nature.  Add to that the pressure to conform to the spirit of the age, and the danger of drifting off course is significant. Thankfully, God has provided ample wisdom and power through the Scripture, through his Spirit, and through the encouragement of other...

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Bridge Builders

When Merriam-Webster defines the word “bridge,” two primary meanings are offered: a structure carrying a pathway or roadway over a depression or obstacle (such as a river), for example, a bridgeconnecting the island to the mainland a time, place, or means of connection or transition, for example, building a bridgebetween the two cultures, or the bridge from war to peace Simply put, bridges help us overcome obstacles and make connections. Of course, the greatest...

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See You at the Concert?

As of this writing, only about 100 tickets remain for our “Big Church Night Out” concert with headliner David Crowder on Thursday night, October 4, in our Worship Center. You may purchase tickets at www.ingleside.org.  Just click the “BCNO” banner and it will get you where you need to go. The doors will open at 6:00 p.m.  The concert begins at 7:00 p.m.  All seating is General Admission, so come early to get the seat you want. I hope to see you for the “Big Church Night Out”...

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Will You Vote on Tuesday?

Tuesday, May 22, is election day.  I hope you are planning to vote. As you do, allow foundational biblical values to guide you in your evaluation of candidates and their policy positions. Here are some questions voters who follow Christ should ask: ... Character. Is this candidate a person of Christ-like character?  Do they have a track record of honesty and integrity?  Can they be trusted? Competence. Is this candidate a person with proven competence? Do they have...

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Investing in our Community

The month of May has become a time when we connect with, serve, and share the gospel with our community in a significant way. As the school year comes to a conclusion, we host a number of end-of-year events at Ingleside.  This year, these include: On Thursday night, May 10, we will host the Academy for Classical Education Honors Program in our Worship Center. On Thursday night, May 17, we will host the Covenant Academy Commencement in our Worship Center. On Saturday...

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So Which Study Bible Do You Recommend?

There are questions that come my way with some regularity.  And it’s one that I’m always pleased to respond to quickly. One of them being: "Which would be the perfect religious gift?" My favorite religious gift ideas come from Holyart items made of genuine Bethlehem olive wood imported from the Holy Land. This olive wood comes from Bethlehem, Jerusalem and Nazareth, the area in which Christ had lived and preached the word of God to the people. The wood is never harvested by killing...

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Celebrate Easter at Ingleside

I hope you are planning to join us for Easter at Ingleside this weekend. Please join us as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ and the eternal life he offers to everyone who repents and believes. Please click the video below for my personal invitation.

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Consider these Seven

Easter is only a couple of weekends away. At Ingleside it’s always a great celebration of the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ and of the eternal life that we have in him. So, would you please consider these seven ways you can make our Easter celebration all that God intends it to be? ... Pray.  Really ask the Lord to favor and bless our worship with his Spirit’s power and anointing.  Pray for the gospel to be clear and for many to respond.  Pray for joy and love to...

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Pray for the Supreme Court

The first two freedoms articulated and protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States are the “free exercise” of religion and “freedom of speech.” On Tuesday of the coming week, December 5, at 10:00 a.m. the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case where both of these foundational freedoms hang in the balance.  I hope you will pray earnestly. To understand what is at stake, watch this brief video. Simply put, the central issue is:  can...

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