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United for Maximum Influence (Part 7 of the Series)

For more than thirty years, Ingleside has been a remarkably united church.  Across those three decades, we have learned some important truths about our unity – some of which I am recounting in this series of articles. In earlier installments (read them all here), I have addressed (1) why we should talk about this topic now; (2) how unity is both a gift and a goal; (3) seven dimensions of our spiritual unity; (4) how we are united by what we believe – our doctrinal unity; (5) how we...

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Easter at Ingleside 2021

I hope you will plan now to invite a friend and join us for worship on Easter weekend as we celebrate together the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. On the weekend of April 3-4, we are planning to gather in seven in-person worship services and two livestream services as follows: Saturday 4:00 p.m.  Worship Center (Blended) 6:00 p.m.  Worship Center (Blended) 6:00 p.m.  Multi-Purpose Gym (Contemporary) 6:00 p.m.  Livestream Sunday 8:30 a.m.    Chapel...

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Biblical Wisdom for Unsettling Times

Would you agree that we are living in unusually unsettling times? Now more than ever, we need to turn to the Lord.  We need God’s wisdom and God’s power to help us be faithful followers of Jesus. We need to pray earnestly for those in leadership at every level of our government and for the honorable discharge of our own responsibilities as Christian citizens. So, I hope you will make it a priority to join us for worship -- either in person or online -- this Sunday, January...

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Christmas Eve at Ingleside

In today’s blog, I want to: (1) invite you to worship today – either in person or online; (2) remind you of our pandemic protocols; and (3) outline the remainder of our holiday worship schedule. Christmas Eve at Ingleside Merry Christmas to you and yours! Even though this Christmas season has been colored by the coronavirus, we are still celebrating the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.  There is hope, joy, and peace for all who trust and follow him – even in the midst of a...

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Ingleside Pandemic Protocols

In today’s blog, I want to: (1) remind you of our pandemic protocols; (2) invite you to watch “Christmas with Ingleside,” (3) make sure you know about the Christmas Eve livestreams; and (4) outline our holiday worship schedule through December and into the New Year. Ingleside Pandemic Protocols As you may know, we have been back meeting for in-person, on-campus worship since Sunday, June 14. On a typical Sunday now, about 900 people gather in four services on campus and about 800...

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Christmas with Ingleside – December 12 & 19

In today’s blog, I want to: (1) invite you to “Christmas with Ingleside; (2) tell you about the Christmas Remembrance service; and (3) outline our holiday worship schedule through December and into the New Year. Christmas with Ingleside – December 12 & 19 In a typical year, literally thousands of people would gather on our campus in multiple presentations for a joyful musical celebration of the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. However, this is not a typical year.  So, given...

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Christmas with Ingleside – December 12 & 19

In today’s blog, I want to: (1) invite you to “Christmas with Ingleside; (2) tell you about the Christmas Remembrance service; and (3) encourage you to make your reservation for Christmas Eve. Christmas with Ingleside – December 12 & 19 In a typical year, literally thousands of people would gather on our campus in multiple presentations for a joyful musical celebration of the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. However, this is not a typical year.  So, given the realities and...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

In today’s blog, I want to: (1) wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving; (2) invite you to “Christmas with Ingleside; and (3) celebrate good news regarding the SOGI ordinance. Happy Thanksgiving! The Scripture says: “give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1 Thessalonians 5:18, ESV). This exhortation means that even though this year has been full of unexpected challenges and the future may still seem clouded with more uncertainty...

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Thanksgiving Celebration – November 24

In today’s blog, I want to make sure you know about: (1) our Thanksgiving Celebration service; (2) our “Christmas with Ingleside” television outreach; and (3) next steps related to the SOGI ordinance. I hope you have already made plans to join us for our Thanksgiving worship celebration on Tuesday night, November 24, at 6:30 p.m. in the Worship Center.  We will have great music, I’ll share a biblical message, and we will celebrate the Lord’s Supper together. Seating will be...

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Thanksgiving Celebration – November 24

Scripture makes clear that it honors God and is good for us when we offer thanksgiving to the Lord. Do you recall the words of Psalm 100?  It says: “Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!” (Psalm 100:4, ESV). Likewise, the Apostle Paul exhorts: “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts...

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