We’ll never get what we really want until we discover what is most valuable. But choosing what’s valuable isn’t natural. We’ve all had the experience of getting what we naturally want, only to discover it's not what is most valuable—it’s not what we ultimately want. But how do we avoid being deceived by our short-term desires?

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We all have wants. But actually getting what we want can be tricky . . . and even dangerous. It usually leaves us wanting more. If what we want leads to a cycle of wanting more and more, maybe we want the wrong things.

So, what do you want?

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Who needs Christmas? Well, as it turns out, we all do. But it might not be for the reasons you think.

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As you know, love must be shown to be known. Right? If you don't show it, nobody knows it. And that is the message of Christmas.

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You may find the events surrounding the birth of Jesus a bit unbelievable. If so, you're not alone. But when you hear the entire story ­– the backstory – well . . . the whole thing is really quite remarkable.

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When we fail to measure up to God’s standards, it can drive a wedge in our relationship with him. Resolving the guilt we feel when we think we have disappointing God is simpler than we believe. It requires honesty.

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When it comes to God and faith, everyone has doubts. Too often, those doubts rob us of the potential for a relationship with God. But it doesn't have to be that way. Believe it or not, your doubt can be a bridge to deeper relationship. 

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Most people are mostly honest with themselves. Unfortunately, relationships that are mostly honest are mildly healthy. Our most healthy relationships are our most honest relationships. Is God okay with full honesty? In this message, Clay unpacks an overview of King David's collection of Psalms to discover that God doesn't just tolerate our honesty, he celebrates it. 

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Anger is an emotion we try to get rid of or to manage. That's because we usually get angry about things like not getting our way. But did you know Jesus got angry too? His anger was different, though. It was about something more significant than his wounded pride.

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We all assume that we can behave and confess our way into a barrier-free relationship with God. If we sin against someone, we can just pray for God’s forgiveness and we’ll be back in his good graces. But what if God wants more from us than vertical morality? What if he cares about our horizontal relationships?

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