Discovering the Bible's answers is the focus of Living on the Edge, the broadcast ministry of Chip Ingram. Each weekday, Chip will take you to God's Word for advice on topics like strengthening your marriage, understanding love and sex, raising moral children, and overcoming painful emotions. Chip also shares honestly from his own experiences. Visit us online at https://LivingontheEdge.org.
Do you wish you could just put the brakes on the speed of life? Between work, family, ministry, financial pressures, health issues, is it any wonder that our lives and our relationships are on the ragged edge? If you’re ready to start loving more by doing less, then join Chip as he begins his series called "Spiritual Simplicity: Learning to Love More by Doing Less.”
Chip wraps up this series by saying that a lot of us don’t enjoy the peace God offers because instead of trusting Him with our deepest secrets, we choose to bury them… hoping that if they’re ignored, somehow they’ll never be a problem. This message is for you, if you long for the peace and joy you know you’re not experiencing.
Have you ever had to eat “Humble Pie?” You say something that’s so BOLD, and then, for whatever reason, your great declaration just kind of fizzles? Chip says we’re often harder on ourselves than God is. He’s NOT surprised when we mess up. In fact, if we’re humble, His response is patience and mercy.
In this message, Chip poses two penetrating questions. First: Have you ever, down deep in the secret of your heart, ever doubted that God even exists? And second: If that happens, how do you think He responds? Chip reveals an intimate look at how Jesus responds to people who genuinely have questions and doubt.
Chip wraps up his previous broadcast by presenting the rest of the evidence and the differing testimonies of one of the most controversial trials in all of history. The prosecution and defense get their say, and at the end of this message, YOU will determine YOUR verdict – is the accused innocent or guilty?
One of the reasons crime, and law and order shows do so well is because we love to judge for ourselves whether or not the accused is innocent or guilty. Chip dives into one of the most controversial trials in all of history by revealing the evidence and examining some of the testimonies of eye witnesses.
Have you ever noticed how sometimes you can genuinely surprise yourself with a measure of courage you didn’t know you had? And other times, you’re so timid, or hesitant, that you end up feeling ashamed of yourself? Chip talks about why that happens and what motivates our courageous or cowardly responses.
We’ve all got a pretty good idea of what courage looks like - maybe standing up to a bully, or maybe risking a relationship you really care about by speaking the truth. Chip says there’s a specific name we very rarely drop because to do it, takes some of the greatest courage we’ll ever have.
Do you ever wonder what Jesus is doing this very minute? In this message, Chip reminds us that scripture says Jesus is actively engaged, right now, in something that involves YOU, personally! Join Chip as he reveals what Jesus is up to and how your awareness of it can change your perspective on everything!
“What time is it?” Not like, “What time is it on your watch,” but what time is it in the world? What time is it for the Church? What season is it in your life? What do you think God is up to, in the grand scheme? Join Chip as he explores these questions in this message.
There’s a rumor going around that if you believe in Jesus, life will be perfect, and you’ll never have to face difficult circumstances. Well, the fact is, that’s exactly the opposite of what Jesus told His disciples to expect. Join Chip as he shares how Jesus' followers today, can hang in with integrity and grace.
Are you feeling confused? Maybe even hopeless? Chip reminds us that Jesus knows exactly what we’re going through. And He gave us a life-line that’ll keep you connected and pressing on, even when you think you couldn’t possibly take one more step. Join Chip as he begins Volume 4 of his series, “Jesus Unfiltered.”
Chip wraps up this series on Love with one of those messages that hits us where we live. Chip talks about the cost of love. You can’t buy love but make no mistake - love costs. Chip shares, from scripture, what God says the price of love is.
When Jesus left the earth He gave His disciples an assignment. He said, "Go and do what I have been doing for these past 3 years - show the people who God is." And their response was, “How?” Well, He gives us the same assignment. And we, naturally, have the same question: "How do we go and do what Jesus did? How do we show others who God is?" In this message, Chip shares Jesus’ answer to both the disciples and to you.
Here are two words you don’t immediately connect together - Love and Obedience. Now, the fact is, most of us bristle a little when faced with the word Obedience. But these two words not only go together, they cannot be separated, when we're talking about God. Join Chip as he explores this important aspect of love.
We use the word “love” in a lot of ways. In fact, we use it so much it’s kind of lost it’s impact on most of us. So what is love? And more importantly, what communicates love to those around us, and to God? Chip shares the truth about love.
Don’t you love being around people who look for ways to help others? Those people who just seem to know what to do or to say to make your life just a little easier. Are those people just born that way or is there something else going on? Join Chip as he helps us understand how it works - from God's perspective.
What if there was something that you could do, and every time you did it good would come from it. Would you want to know what that is? Chip gives us a glimpse into this powerful way of living and how you can start experiencing that goodness right now.
What can you give to God? He already owns everything. So, what could we possibly have that He would want? Chip shares what God really wants from you and why giving Him what He wants will allow you to receive His highest and His best.
It’s been said that you can give without loving, but you can’t love without giving. So, what does that actually look like - especially when we’re talking about loving God? Join Chip to find out. The answer may surprise you!
Let’s be very honest for a moment - are you disappointed with God? Do you feel like He's let you down? Didn’t come through when you needed Him most? If you feel that way, you’re not alone. In this message, Chip shares that God has something very important to say to you - something that will shed light on the pain you've been through, or maybe are experiencing right now.
When bad things happen to you, when life comes undone, have you ever wondered whether or not God really loves you? Is it possible that God loves you even when really bad things happen? Join Chip as he explores this very important question.
Jesus told us that He was going to prepare a place for us - those who are His followers. Ever wonder what that place is going to look like? Chip takes us on a tour of the place Jesus is preparing for us, and it just might blow your mind.
Are you tired of injustice and evil? Are you fed up with all the suffering that happens to good and godly people? If we’re honest, we wonder if the scales will ever be balanced - if God really cares. Chip shares the good news that this isn’t all there is. Justice is coming. And the life you have longed for is yours for the taking. Starting now.
Imagine all the best things of life here on earth. Now, if possible, expand that by 1 million times. Better than anything you’ve experienced so far. Now, imagine living in that kind of environment forever. No struggle. No disease. No pain. No death. No injustice. No evil. Just the best of the best of the best - on spiritual steroids. That’s heaven. Chip gives us a glimpse of the life that awaits us there.
Is heaven very different from our life here on earth? Or will we spend all of eternity playing harps, sitting on clouds, and just hanging out? Chip shares how your view of heaven matters. And when you see heaven for what it really is, it will change how you live each day on earth.
Ever stop and wonder what heaven will be like? What comes up on your mental screen? Clouds? Some kind of mystical place where all people do is sing and have really long church services? Well, that isn’t even close. Today on Living on the Edge with Chip Ingram, Chip explores what the Bible says about heaven and why it will change how you live today.
Sometimes the truth really HURTS! Getting straight talk from a friend is about as fun as getting a speeding ticket. But we all need people in our lives who will honestly level with us! Chip explains why it’s so important to be a truth-telling person with those we love.
Jesus told us to speak the truth in love. But for most of us, we're afraid of potential conflict, or we simply don't know what to do! If you’d like to know how, in a way that doesn't wreck the relationship, join Chip as he reveals how to successfully speak the truth in love.
Chip looks at how to treat what he calls, “Chronic Relatititus.” It’s a condition that presents as frustration with someone whose behavior is driving you nuts, and it just isn’t changing. He explains that through it all, peace CAN rule in your heart. Join Chip to find out how.
In this program, Chip introduces a common condition he calls, “Chronic Relatititis.” When you’ve tried all kinds of ways to change someone and you’re still bumping up against the same old issues, there’s only one thing to do. Join Chip as he opens Luke, Chapter 6 for the solution.
When conflict arises, it’s a lot easier to “put up your dukes” than it is to do the hard work of actually resolving the conflict, isn’t it? If you’re having a tough time resolving conflict, then join Chip as he offers specific tools to help you get successfully navigate tough conflicts.
Do you ever wonder why good, godly relationships have conflict? If I love God and you love God and we love each other, then shouldn’t we have a relationship free of conflict? Unfortunately, the answer is, no. Chip shares some ways of living in harmony with those around you and how to handle conflict effectively when it arises.
Your anger, instead of being your worst nightmare, can be your best friend. In fact, God wants to turn your anger into a tool that will serve you and help you like never before. Join Chip as he reveals the truth about why we all struggle with anger.
Would you like to be able to tame your temper, but you find yourself in a cycle of destructive reactions and explosive responses, and you just don’t know how to stop? Join Chip as he explains a couple of biblical tools that will help you get a grip on anger before it gets a grip on you.
Have you ever wondered why you fight with those you love? What causes the heated arguments and painful words? Chances are, the reasons for our disputes are different than you might think. Join Chip as he reveals the reasons we have conflict in our most important relationships.
Imagine an iceberg. Chip says life is like that. What you see above the water line is only about 10 percent of what's really there. The part below the water line, the part people cannot see, is where the real action is. And if you want to make significant changes in your life, you’ve got to dive in, below the water line.
Okay, be honest. Do really outspoken Christians annoy you? You know, the kind who are always sharing their faith in public, or just happy and excited about Jesus, all the time? Have you ever wondered why that type of Christian is so annoying? Chip sheds some light on that intriguing question.
“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Do you buy that? Are words harmless? We all know that words have power and ultimately they reveal what’s truly in our hearts. If your tongue ever gets you in trouble then join Chip and learn how to tame your tongue.
Jesus said that He is the Good Shepherd - but what does that really mean to us today? It doesn’t sound all that important or impressive but after you hear this message, you might rethink that perception, and realize how reassuring it is that Jesus calls Himself the Good Shepherd and why you would want Him to be YOUR Good Shepherd.
In this message, Chip shares one of the most powerful images of Jesus - a description that Jesus gave of Himself. It’s probably a different Jesus than you’re used to thinking about. Join Chip as he reveals Jesus as He would like you to think of Him.
What does it mean to follow Jesus? Do you need to take a vow of poverty? Or live in a state of constant denial? Does it mean that life will become a set of rules and regulations? Or could it mean just the opposite? Chip reveals what it means to follow Jesus and how following Him can change everything for you.
You’ve probably heard people say that they are a follower of Jesus. Well, what does that really mean? How do you know if you are truly following Jesus? Chip explains that genuinely following Jesus is the most important decision you’ll ever make because it will literally set the course for your entire life.
Chip talks about how to be set free from the bondage of sexual sin. Whether it’s something that is in your past, or the central part of your life right now, there is hope for you - to find forgiveness, freedom, and chart a new path for your future.
We can all look back over our lives and see some things we regret doing or saying. We’ve all made mistakes - some big, some not so big. And for many of us, those mistakes are shaping our life right now and are threatening to shape our future. Would you like to know how to break free of your past? Join Chip as he shares, very specifically, how you can be free of shame.
What if someone could tell you how to be completely satisfied and fulfilled in your life - no matter how much money you make, where you live, who you’re married to, or how you look - satisfaction regardless of circumstances? Think it can’t be done? Find out, in this message from Chip Ingram.
Wouldn’t it be great if somehow you could just flip a switch and be instantly and completely satisfied? Satisfied with your life, your relationships, your job, your living circumstances - just completely, forever satisfied. So what keeps us from achieving that? In this message, Chip explores what Jesus had to say about finding fulfillment.
If you could call a do-over in your life what would it be? A business decision that went sideways? A poor choice during a time in college? Maybe an addiction that you just can’t kick? If you long for a do-over join Chip as he shares that there’s hope no matter what you’re going through.
If God could do a grade-A, supernatural miracle in your life right now, the kind that can’t be explained away by skeptics or scientific reasoning, if God could do that for you - what would it be? A relationship? A health issue? Finances? Have you got it? Chip begins this first message by exploring what the Bible has to say about Jesus, miracles, and you.
Does how you live right now affect what happens to you when you die? If there is an afterlife, does what you do right now make a difference about the quality of your life after death? Chip explores that question and reveals the one thing that you can do right now to change your eternal future for the better.
At some point in your life, you either have or will face a time when something seems hopeless. A relationship goes sideways, a devastating financial setback, the loss of your health - when that happens, what do you do? Chip reveals how Jesus offers hope when hope seems completely gone.
Let’s be honest - we’ve all done things we wish we hadn’t done. Whether it was that spring break back in college, or that questionable business deal - whatever it may be - we’ve all done things we wish we could take back. Chip shares God’s plan for helping us break free from our past, find healing, and move forward with hope.
Who do you know who’s hurting? Maybe a friend, a neighbor, a family member - maybe you. If life is hard right now, and you need some help getting unstuck from the pain, join Chip as he shares Jesus’ secret to helping those who are hurting.
Perhaps the most quoted verse in the entire Bible is John 3:16. Who said it? Who was He speaking to? But here’s even a better question: what do those words mean to you? Chip considers why John 3:16 may be the most important verse in the entire Bible.
God wants to transform you from the inside out. Is that an idea you're ready to sign up for? He promises to help you become the person you long to be. Do you believe that? If you struggle with trusting your life to a God you can’t see, join Chip as he reveals why God is completely trustworthy.
When you think of Jesus, who comes to mind? The thoughts you have of Jesus will have a direct effect on your daily life. The question is, who is the real Jesus? Join Chip as he explores that all important question.
What’s your greatest concern? A fractured relationship? A health issue? A financial set back? What if you could pull back the curtain of heaven and hear directly from God about your situation? Chip shares how you can hear God speak to you about the most important issues you're facing.
What do you know about Jesus? And more importantly, does what you know about Him really make any difference in your life? In this series, Chip takes you on a journey to discover the real Jesus - Jesus of the Bible - Jesus unfiltered.
In just a couple of days we will celebrate Easter. We'll celebrate the hope that we have in Jesus Christ because of His resurrection. But for some of us, connecting that event 2000 plus years ago to our lives today, is tough - especially when life feels impossible. If you're struggling to understand why God hasn't answered your prayers, or fixed your problem, or taken away the pain, Chip's message will be a great encouragement!
When you're hurting and you ask God to rescue you, you expect Him to show up and save the day. But sometimes it seems like He doesn't hear your prayers and things go from bad to impossible. Why would a good, all-loving God allow that to happen if He cares? Join Chip as he answers this very difficult question.
In this program, Chip interrupts our regular programming to speak directly to you about this year’s Easter celebration in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic. He wants you to know that in the midst of fear, and loss – even death – in Jesus, we have hope. So, how do believers stand firm in that hope when circumstances continue to press in? Chip shares from both the Old and New Testaments, and his personal experience, how we confidently live out our hope – today, and every day!
Chip wraps up this series with a fantastic challenge. It’s a challenge that God Himself has promised to make good on, if you’ll take Him up on it. Join Chip if you’re ready for the spiritual adventure of a lifetime!
There's a question we all have when we take steps of faith to develop compassion, generosity, and a Kingdom mindset. When we're being sacrificial, it's natural to ask: "God, what about me? Do You see what I'm doing here? Do You see that I have needs too?" Join Chip as he shares God's answer to our question: What about me?
A scouting report is designed to provide the inside scoop, the lay of the land, accurate conditions, so our tactics, in a given circumstance, will be successful. In this program, Chip tells us we need a scouting report when we pursue peace.
In this program, Chip explains four principles and four related practices that will increase our peace and provide absolute assurance that our needs are provided for, even in the midst of life's most difficult circumstances.
As we travel, we understand the horizon is always moving. The same is true in our desperate search for peace. In this program, Chip tells us peace is not a thing to be achieved, but a secret to be discovered.
In this program, Chip explains that even though we long for peace and stability in our lives, often our thinking and choices sometimes create just the opposite – chaos and upheaval. Join Chip as he shares, from God’s Word, the essential key to experiencing God’s peace.
As much as we’d like it to be otherwise, the fact is that the world we live in is violent and uncertain. What is certain is that God promised His children supernatural peace - even in the midst of conditions that threaten to absolutely overwhelm us. Chip unpacks how God’s peace works and how you can have it – even in a broken world.
When you have a loved one in intensive care, or the house hasn’t sold, or the job hasn’t come through, or the news is full of things that make you fearful – are you able to trust God’s goodness, or does the anxiety just seem too overwhelming? Chip explains how we can actually turn our upsetting circumstances back to God and experience His supernatural peace.
When life gets hard, really hard, we have two options. We can become consumed with worry – which is what most people do, OR we can trust God, who tells us not to worry or be anxious. Chip shares that even though that sounds nearly impossible, God has promised to help us do just that.
"Is there a person in your relational world who is absolutely making you nuts? Would you like to learn how to get a perspective that’ll free you up and relieve the turmoil in your heart and mind? In this message, Chip shares some practical, biblical ways to find peace, even in our most problem relationships."
Jesus said, “My peace I leave with you.” Very likely, when we pray, peace is often what we ask for - peace in the world, peace at home, and maybe most of all, peace in our relationships - but what did Jesus mean when He said His peace? And how could that make a difference in our problem relationships today? If you or someone you know is struggling with a difficult relationship this message is for you.
In this program, Chip preempts his scheduled teaching to speak directly to you. He’s in the studio to talk about Fear, Faith, and People. Those were the top three responses to a recent survey of Living on the Edge listeners. In that context, we want to help you – get into God’s Word, enjoy quality time with family, and be confident helping others. Today, Chip addresses all of those priorities and shares how we’ll be putting tools in your hands to do those things.
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Diets! Fitness Programs! Bible reading schedules! Have you ever started a new regime only to feel frustrated after just a few days because your commitment got sidetracked? Chip shares how to do what’s best, even when you feel like it the least.
Do you long to change but just can’t seem to get started? Do you find yourself yearning to take steps to know God but sink into self -loathing, every time you fail and you don’t do what you said you would do? If you want to learn how to do what’s best even when you feel like it the least, join Chip as he shares some very helpful insight from God's Word.
Do you have problems in your life that simply will not go away? Have you tried everything within your power to improve the situation, but find yourself right back where you started? If this sounds familiar, join Chip as he teaches from God's Word and explains that there is a way to achieve effective and lasting change.
We all want to improve something about ourselves but we often fail to accomplish that goal. Chip begins this series by sharing why our best efforts fall short, how to overcome obstacles, and how to achieve victory.
Have you ever experienced fear so intense that you couldn’t move? That you couldn’t breathe? We all experience fear but God has an antidote for fear. In this message, Chip explains how you can experience God when you are gripped by fear.
Are you depressed? Or do you know someone who is depressed? They may not even know it but it's obvious to everyone around them. Chip talks about how you can experience God when you’re troubled and depressed, and in the process, find renewed joy in your life.
Do you feel blue, kinda down, depressed? We all get that way from time to time. But when that emotion threatens to pull you under what do you do? Where do you go? Who do you turn to? Chip considers a passage, from Psalm 77, that has helped him deal with difficult times over the years.
You’ve probably heard that God created you as a one-of-a-kind treasure and He’s got a great plan for you life. But you may not know how to tap into it. In fact, you may not understand how important you really are! Chip explains how you can begin to experience God when you feel like a nobody going nowhere.
Do you feel lonely, depressed or maybe just numb? Kinda bland, like you’re a nobody going nowhere? And down deep, you don’t think anyone cares about you? If so, join Chip as he shares how you can experience God when you feel like a nobody going nowhere.
Is life hard for you right now? Are you going, literally, through the valley of the shadow of death? Do you have hurt, pain, struggle and difficulty that you just can’t make sense of? If you or someone you know is in a crisis, then you’ll want to hear this message. Chip talks about how to experience God in times of crisis.
Crises are a part of life. Some are global - tsunamis, earthquakes, or terrorism. Others are local - cancer, divorce, bankruptcy, or death. But here’s the question: “Is it possible to experience God in the midst of that kind of catastrophe?” Is it possible to experience God when you’re in deep crisis? Chip explores how you can experience God in your darkest times.
Have you ever done the honorable thing and it backfired on you? Did you ever do all the work and another person got all the credit? Well, if you’ve ever been the one who received a raw deal, this message is designed especially for you.
Have you ever done the honorable thing and it backfired on you? Did you ever do all the work and someone else got all the credit? Well, if you’ve ever been the one who received a raw deal then be sure to join Chip as he begins this series called, “Finding God When You Need Him Most.”
In this program, Chip answers your questions on a broad range of topics:
What does it mean to honor your parents when you’re an adult? What about in-laws and standing up for your spouse? What are appropriate boundaries? How to encourage a loving husband and father to become a spiritual leader in the home? And finally, sibling conflict in the home and how do parents wisely monitor and control their children’s use of technology and social media?
In this program, Chip addresses why parents see their children walk away from their Christian faith. He explains the Principle of Relationship and gives you eight ways to bond with your children in a way that’ll keep them close to you and close to God, even in the midst of a culture actively working to cause division.
Chip reveals more from Proverbs 31, looking at a godly woman’s impact and her reward. As she faithfully pursues God, in her mission to raise a healthy family, her children will not only survive, but her children will thrive and be a blessing to everyone around them.
This program’s jam-packed with answers to your questions on a range of topics:
Family conflict, ongoing disfunction, what’s a Christian’s biblical response? Is there a difference between forgiveness and reconciliation? How do you know when to set boundaries? In-laws; how to handle dangerous, toxic relationships; and how to stop past relationship insecurities from ruining a new relationship.
Chip wraps up this series with a look at how to treat what he calls, “Chronic Relatititus.” It’s a condition that presents as frustration with someone whose behavior is driving you nuts, and it just isn’t changing. He explains that through it all, peace CAN rule in your heart. Join Chip to find out how.