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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Eyes on the Road

People who were not like Jesus liked Jesus, and he liked them back. Since the church is the body of Christ, people should be drawn to Jesus followers. Even if they don’t agree with the message of the church, they should like the church. So, why isn’t that true?

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Why do we build churches? Aren't there enough churches? We build churches because the church encourages us to embrace a mandate that could change everything: love your neighbor as yourself.

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Think about the people who have made a difference in your life. Don't you want to do that for the next generation? There’s an easy first step.

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