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June 22, 2017

Indestructible Forgiveness, Part 2

Pete Briscoe

Series: Better: A New and Living Way

Do you believe it's possible to wake up every morning feeling fully forgiven and adequate to be in the presence of God? Does the idea of such freedom bring sheer joy to your heart? 

In this message, Pete Briscoe talks about indestructible forgiveness through Jesus and the clear scriptural teaching that every act of our unrighteousness has been consumed by one righteous act on the cross—once and for all. 

Scripture: Hebrews 10:1 - 10:18


June 21, 2017

Indestructible Forgiveness, Part 1

Pete Briscoe

Series: Better: A New and Living Way

Do you believe it's possible to wake up every morning feeling fully forgiven and adequate to be in the presence of God? Does the idea of such freedom bring sheer joy to your heart? 

In this message, Pete Briscoe talks about indestructible forgiveness through Jesus and the clear scriptural teaching that every act of our unrighteousness has been consumed by one righteous act on the cross—once and for all. 

Scripture: Hebrews 10:1 - 10:18


June 20, 2017

Where Forgiveness Is Found

Pete Briscoe

Series: Better: A New and Living Way

Do you think that God's forgiveness is a matter of apologizing to Him for your sins? Or do you recognize that the blood of Jesus is what washes your sin away? Do you understand the important difference?

In this message, Pete Briscoe compares the "apology economy" with the "blood economy" and focuses on where forgiveness is found.

Scripture: Hebrews 9:15 - 9:28


June 19, 2017

Freedom from Guilt and Shame

Pete Briscoe

Series: Better: A New and Living Way

Is there sin in your past that keeps you from being intimate with God? You know you're forgiven, but your little inner judge keeps bringing your sin to mind. Yes, God hard-wired you with a conscience, but not so you would be forever tormented by your sin. 

In this message, Pete Briscoe talks about finding freedom from the guilt, shame, and embarrassment that comes from sin. 

Scripture: Hebrews 9:1 - 9:14


June 16, 2017

Intimately Loved and Indisputably Forgiven

Pete Briscoe

Series: Better: A New and Living Way

Have you ever wondered why God made a new covenant? It's hard to imagine there was something wrong with the first covenant, because He made it. But in Jeremiah, we read that God found fault with the people. Despite His tender love for them, the people were incapable of living obediently to the law. 

In this message, Pete Briscoe shows how the age of law has passed and the age of the Son is here to stay. And with the new covenant, Jesus promises that through Him we are never led astray, we are intimately loved, and we are indisputably forgiven. 

Scripture: Hebrews 8:1 - 8:13 , Jeremiah 31:31 - 31:34


June 15, 2017

Is God Really Committed to Me?

Pete Briscoe

Series: Better: A New and Living Way

Have you ever been gripped by fear and wondered if God could ever change His mind about you? In our world, people change their minds all the time, and the consequences are often catastrophic—abandoned marriages, broken hearts, and destroyed finances. So what if God changed His mind and broke His promise about Jesus being the only way to the Father? 

In this message, Pete Briscoe takes a detailed look at the ultimate promise of God woven through His Word in the Bible. 

Scripture: Hebrews 7:11 - 7:28


June 14, 2017

The Law Isn’t So Great

Pete Briscoe

Series: Better: A New and Living Way

The apostle Paul loves to play the "greater than game" in the book of Hebrews, and he does it skillfully. It's a wonderful way to argue, because once he's established that something is greater, then everything downstream from that thing is greater as well!

In this message, Pete Briscoe talks about how Paul uses the "greater than" approach to successfully tackle an equation that is of utmost importance to every believer. The equation of Law versus Jesus.

Scripture: Hebrews 6:19 - 7:10


June 13, 2017

Can I Lose My Salvation?

Pete Briscoe

Series: Better: A New and Living Way

Have you ever witnessed someone who seemed solid in his faith turn and walk away from it? Such an action can leave you nervously wondering, "If he wasn't saved, how do I know I am? How do I know my salvation is secure?" 

Pete Briscoe points to Hebrews 6:13-20 to give you the answer as to why you can, and should, have full assurance of your salvation. 

Scripture: Hebrews 6:13 - 6:20


June 12, 2017

The Promise of Rest

Pete Briscoe

Series: Better: A New and Living Way

Wouldn't it be great if we could stay at rest even when conflict, stress, and trials push in on us? The Lord made a promise that we could enter His rest and that promise still stands today. Can you abandon your desire to strive in your own strength and find rest in His hands? 

In this message, Pete Briscoe talks about the promise of rest available to all believers.

Scripture: Hebrews 4:1 - 4:11


June 9, 2017

Overloaded, Part 2

Jill Briscoe

Series: A View from the Porch Swing

Have you tried to carry all of your groceries into the house in one trip so you didn't have to go back out to the car? Your arms are aching, the bags are pinching your fingers, and the food is beginning to slide out. But you keep moving, hoping to get everything into the kitchen before the bags break! 

Now imagine that someone in your family came out as you were unloading your bags and offered to carry them so you could sit down to rest. You probably wouldn't turn them down! Well, Jesus has made this offer—He wants to carry our burdens. We just need to say yes. 

In Matthew 11:28-29, Jesus says:  "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." 

Scripture: Matthew 11:28 - 11:29


June 8, 2017

Overloaded, Part 1

Jill Briscoe

Series: A View from the Porch Swing

Have you tried to carry all of your groceries into the house in one trip so you didn't have to go back out to the car? Your arms are aching, the bags are pinching your fingers, and the food is beginning to slide out. But you keep moving, hoping to get everything into the kitchen before the bags break! 

Now imagine that someone in your family came out as you were unloading your bags and offered to carry them so you could sit down to rest. You probably wouldn't turn them down! Well, Jesus has made this offer—He wants to carry our burdens. We just need to say yes. 

In Matthew 11:28-29, Jesus says:  "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." 

Scripture: Matthew 11:28 - 11:29


June 7, 2017

Rest Stops, Part 2

Jill Briscoe

Series: A View from the Porch Swing

One of the best known passages in the Bible is Psalm 23. It describes the relationship between a shepherd and His flock, in which He guides them through pastures, hills and dark valleys. In every case, the sheep are content because the shepherd is there, offering protection and comfort. We are the sheep in this story! 

Jill teaches that no matter what is happening in our lives, good or bad, the only way we can find true contentment—and even joy—in every situation is by trusting in the Lord, our shepherd, who promises to never leave us. 

Scripture: Psalm 23


June 6, 2017

Rest Stops, Part 1

Jill Briscoe

Series: A View from the Porch Swing

One of the best known passages in the Bible is Psalm 23. It describes the relationship between a shepherd and His flock, in which He guides them through pastures, hills and dark valleys. In every case, the sheep are content because the shepherd is there, offering protection and comfort. We are the sheep in this story! 

Jill teaches that no matter what is happening in our lives, good or bad, the only way we can find true contentment—and even joy—in every situation is by trusting in the Lord, our shepherd, who promises to never leave us. 

Scripture: Psalm 23


June 5, 2017

Free to Be What?

Stuart Briscoe

Series: For People on the Grow

The Colossian Christians were being troubled by people who were confusing them and hindering their spiritual progress. Paul spoke forcibly to the issue and in so doing he reminds us that we should be on our guard against those who would be less than helpful to our spiritual lives. 

Scripture: Colossians 2:16 - 2:23


June 2, 2017

Staying on Course

Stuart Briscoe

Series: For People on the Grow

Having begun their spiritual journey, the Colossians needed encouragement to continue as they had started because factors entered their lives that would take them off course. 

Scripture: Colossians 2:8 - 2:15


June 1, 2017

Getting There from Here, Part 2

Stuart Briscoe

Series: For People on the Grow

John Bunyan's famous allegory, "Pilgrim's Progress," described the journey of the believer from the "slough of despond" to "the celestial city." In less picturesque terms, Paul did the same for the Colossians. We, too, need to know how to get there from here. 

Scripture: Colossians 1:21 - 1:29


May 31, 2017

Getting There from Here, Part 1

Stuart Briscoe

Series: For People on the Grow

John Bunyan's famous allegory, "Pilgrim's Progress," described the journey of the believer from the "slough of despond" to "the celestial city." In less picturesque terms, Paul did the same for the Colossians. We, too, need to know how to get there from here. 

Scripture: Colossians 1:21 - 1:29


May 30, 2017

How to Get Started, Part 2

Stuart Briscoe

Series: For People on the Grow

Paul's letter to the church in Colosse was written in the customary style of his day, but it contains truth of lasting importance for people in diverse cultures in all ages. His opening greetings contain much information about the beginnings of spiritual experience. 

Scripture: Colossians 1:1 - 1:18


May 29, 2017

How to Get Started, Part 1

Stuart Briscoe

Series: For People on the Grow

Paul's letter to the church in Colosse was written in the customary style of his day, but it contains truth of lasting importance for people in diverse cultures in all ages. His opening greetings contain much information about the beginnings of spiritual experience. 

Scripture: Colossians 1:1 - 1:18


May 26, 2017

One Flesh, Part 2

Pete Briscoe

Series: Secrets to a Successful Marriage

Our culture tells us that sexual satisfaction is found not with your spouse, but out there with someone else—anyone else. The worldly message is that life with just one person is boring and predictable. But God created sex and He had something much more wonderful in mind. God meant for sex to be between husband and wife, and He meant for it to be amazing.

In this message, Pete helps us understand what God has planned for us.


May 25, 2017

One Flesh, Part 1

Pete Briscoe

Series: Secrets to a Successful Marriage

Our culture tells us that sexual satisfaction is found not with your spouse, but out there with someone else—anyone else. The worldly message is that life with just one person is boring and predictable. But God created sex and He had something much more wonderful in mind. God meant for sex to be between husband and wife, and He meant for it to be amazing.

In this message, Pete helps us understand what God has planned for us.


May 24, 2017

Becoming a Spirit-Led Spouse, Part 2

Pete Briscoe

Series: Secrets to a Successful Marriage

"You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love." (Galatians 5:13)

What's the key to a great marriage? It's something soon-to-be-married couples ask all the time! The answer: two people walking in the Spirit, loving one another. Put another way, you can choose to serve yourself (flesh) or serve your spouse, empowered by the Spirit! Your choice determines what kind of marriage you'll have.

In this teaching, Pete addresses three questions:

- How do I know when I’m in the flesh or in the Spirit?

- How do I avoid the flesh?

- How can I get into the Spirit?

Scripture: Galatians 5:13


May 23, 2017

Becoming a Spirit-Led Spouse, Part 1

Pete Briscoe

Series: Secrets to a Successful Marriage

"You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love." (Galatians 5:13)

What's the key to a great marriage? It's something soon-to-be-married couples ask all the time! The answer: two people walking in the Spirit, loving one another. Put another way, you can choose to serve yourself (flesh) or serve your spouse, empowered by the Spirit! Your choice determines what kind of marriage you'll have.

In this teaching, Pete addresses three questions:

- How do I know when I’m in the flesh or in the Spirit?

- How do I avoid the flesh?

- How can I get into the Spirit?

Scripture: Galatians 5:13


May 22, 2017

How to Share Your Hurts

Pete Briscoe

Series: Secrets to a Successful Marriage

Explosive arguments can hurt a marriage, but silence can destroy a relationship, too. When spouses keep unresolved issues to themselves, it's like filling a gunnysack. The more hurts are stuffed into it, the heavier it gets. And then one day it bursts open, and every past frustration pours out all at once.

Has that happened to you? Has some inconsequential argument turned into a raging fight because your gunnysack finally burst? In this message, Pete Briscoe turns to Scripture to describe how you can productively unpack your gunnysack and strengthen your marriage.

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13:4 - 13:11 , Ephesians 4:25 - 4:26


May 19, 2017

Choosing to Lose Wins in Marriage, Part 2

Pete Briscoe

Series: Secrets to a Successful Marriage

You know the saying, "Won the battle but lost the war." It's actually a profound description of what can happen in a marriage if one spouse insists on always winning arguments and getting their own way. The victory may feel good in the short term, but it can do serious damage to your relationship, long term.

In this message, Pete teaches from Philippians on how to achieve real victory in marriage by being willing to lose.

Scripture: Philippians 2:1 - 2:7


May 18, 2017

Choosing to Lose Wins in Marriage, Part 1

Pete Briscoe

Series: Secrets to a Successful Marriage

You know the saying, "Won the battle but lost the war." It's actually a profound description of what can happen in a marriage if one spouse insists on always winning arguments and getting their own way. The victory may feel good in the short term, but it can do serious damage to your relationship, long term.

In this message, Pete teaches from Philippians on how to achieve real victory in marriage by being willing to lose.

Scripture: Philippians 2:1 - 2:7


May 17, 2017

Making a Home

Pete Briscoe

Series: Secrets to a Successful Marriage

Could it be that our ability to stick together is directly related to our decision to create a healthy and loving distance from our parents?

In this message, Pete Briscoe points us to God's road map to marriage—to leave our parents’ home and be united as one.

Scripture: Genesis 2:20 - 2:25


May 16, 2017

Merging Two Kingdoms, Part 2

Pete Briscoe

Series: Secrets to a Successful Marriage

If you look behind the conflicts, arguments, and unresolved disputes in your marriage you'll likely find the root problem is that you and your spouse are fighting for control. The human quest for control is nothing new—it's been plaguing relationships since the beginning of time. And the tension that results from guarding your turf prevents your marriage from flourishing.

In this message, Pete Briscoe talks about how our need for control is really just a symptom of something deeper. He discusses what it takes to erase the boundaries of our individual kingdoms in order to enjoy the oneness that God intended for our marriages.

Scripture: Matthew 18 , Matthew 20


May 15, 2017

Merging Two Kingdoms, Part 1

Pete Briscoe

Series: Secrets to a Successful Marriage

If you look behind the conflicts, arguments, and unresolved disputes in your marriage you'll likely find the root problem is that you and your spouse are fighting for control. The human quest for control is nothing new—it's been plaguing relationships since the beginning of time. And the tension that results from guarding your turf prevents your marriage from flourishing.

In this message, Pete Briscoe talks about how our need for control is really just a symptom of something deeper. He discusses what it takes to erase the boundaries of our individual kingdoms in order to enjoy the oneness that God intended for our marriages.

Scripture: Matthew 18 , Matthew 20


May 12, 2017

Fight for the Family

Jill Briscoe

Series: Fight for the Family

Families have been under attack from the beginning of time, and they are under attack today. The devil, who hates families with complete disdain, works overtime to tear down every wall we rebuild. How do we overcome his opposition when we're exhausted from the constant patch work?

In this message, Jill Briscoe teaches from the book of Nehemiah on where to draw strength for rebuilding our family relationships.


May 11, 2017

The Meaning of Love, Part 2

Stuart Briscoe

Series: The Meaning of Love

We read in I Corinthians 13 a clear and complete description of love. This is the type of love our world is craving. The problem is we are so confused on the subject of love, which of course, is at the root of any kind of relationship, and particularly, any kind of friendship. We need to define the word, identify the various types, explore the source, and understand the meaning of love.

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13


May 10, 2017

The Meaning of Love, Part 1

Stuart Briscoe

Series: The Meaning of Love

We read in I Corinthians 13 a clear and complete description of love. This is the type of love our world is craving. The problem is we are so confused on the subject of love, which of course, is at the root of any kind of relationship, and particularly, any kind of friendship. We need to define the word, identify the various types, explore the source, and understand the meaning of love.

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13


May 9, 2017

Queen of Her World

Jill Briscoe

Series: Queen of Hearts

Most of us feel like we're juggling so many roles and responsibilities—in our homes, families, workplaces, social activities. How do we balance all of these things while being the reflection of Christ to the people we encounter every day?

In this message, Jill teaches how we can use the example of the conscientious Proverbs 31 woman to have the Lord's heart for the world around us.

Scripture: Proverbs 31


May 8, 2017

Queen of Your Children's Hearts, Part 2

Jill Briscoe

Series: Queen of Hearts

Most mothers want their children to "arise and call her blessed." But in today's culture, it's increasingly difficult to raise godly kids. How and when should you talk to your children about God?

In this message, Jill offers a map to finding God's idea of family, gives practical ways of explaining biblical concepts to children, and shows how important a role a mother plays in her children's spiritual lives.

Scripture: Proverbs 31


May 5, 2017

Queen of Your Children's Hearts, Part 1

Jill Briscoe

Series: Queen of Hearts

Most mothers want their children to "arise and call her blessed." But in today's culture, it's increasingly difficult to raise godly kids. How and when should you talk to your children about God?

In this message, Jill offers a map to finding God's idea of family, gives practical ways of explaining biblical concepts to children, and shows how important a role a mother plays in her children's spiritual lives.

Scripture: Proverbs 31


May 4, 2017

Queen of Your Husband's Heart, Part 2

Jill Briscoe

Series: Queen of Hearts

"Perfect" marriages don't just happen—but they are possible!

In this message, Jill shares wisdom gleaned from her own marriage to show that, like the Proverbs 31 woman, you can become "queen of your husband's heart" and do your part in making your marriage all that that God wants it to be.

Scripture: Proverbs 31


May 3, 2017

Queen of Your Husband's Heart, Part 1

Jill Briscoe

Series: Queen of Hearts

"Perfect" marriages don't just happen—but they are possible!

In this message, Jill shares wisdom gleaned from her own marriage to show that, like the Proverbs 31 woman, you can become "queen of your husband's heart" and do your part in making your marriage all that that God wants it to be.

Scripture: Proverbs 31


May 2, 2017

Queen of the Lord's Heart, Part 2

Jill Briscoe

Series: Queen of Hearts

Ever feel overwhelmed trying to live up to expectations? We all look for affirmation and appreciation—but from whom?

In this message, Jill explains what it means to be "Queen of the Lord's Heart" and how this important role can lift that burden of expectations so we can be free to be unselfconscious and be able to do what we need to do. 

Scripture: Proverbs 31


May 1, 2017

Queen of the Lord's Heart, Part 1

Jill Briscoe

Series: Queen of Hearts

Ever feel overwhelmed trying to live up to expectations? We all look for affirmation and appreciation—but from whom?

In this message, Jill explains what it means to be "Queen of the Lord's Heart" and how this important role can lift that burden of expectations so we can be free to be unselfconscious and be able to do what we need to do. 

Scripture: Proverbs 31


April 28, 2017

The Unseen Battle

Pete Briscoe

Series: Confronting the Enemy

Do you ever feel oppressed and confused? Have you ever wondered if those feelings were part of an unseen spiritual battle taking place around you—something you can’t visibly see but instinctively feel?

In this message we get a behind the scenes peek at what spiritual warfare looks like from the perspective of the angel that appeared to Daniel. Pete Briscoe teaches from chapter 10 and shares an eye-opening truth that will increase your reliance on Jesus.

Scripture: Daniel 10


April 27, 2017

Freedom from Self-Condemnation, Part 2

Pete Briscoe

Series: Living in Exile: God Working Behind the Scenes

Have you screwed up this week? Have you found yourself crawling in shame back to God, desperate for crumbs of mercy and grace?

In this message Pete Briscoe teaches from Daniel 9 about how to rise above our self-condemnation after a moment of sinful insanity.

Scripture: Daniel 9


April 26, 2017

Freedom from Self-Condemnation, Part 1

Pete Briscoe

Series: Living in Exile: God Working Behind the Scenes

Have you screwed up this week? Have you found yourself crawling in shame back to God, desperate for crumbs of mercy and grace?

In this message Pete Briscoe teaches from Daniel 9 about how to rise above our self-condemnation after a moment of sinful insanity.

Scripture: Daniel 9


April 25, 2017

God Will Keep His Promise

Pete Briscoe

Series: Living in Exile: God Working Behind the Scenes

Have you ever been promised something that seemed too good to be true? As we struggle through trials we can lose sight of God's future promise that someday believers will inherit the Kingdom of God.

In this message Pete Briscoe helps us understand what we've been invited to when we say "yes" to Jesus. Being a child of God doesn't guarantee us a ride on "easy street," but we have reason to be encouraged that the tough ride will be well worth it in the end.

Scripture: Daniel 8


April 24, 2017

Enduring Persecution

Pete Briscoe

Series: Living in Exile: God Working Behind the Scenes

Do you wonder why persecution against Christians seems to be growing? Do you wonder if the antichrist might be in the world right now?

In this message Pete Briscoe teaches from Daniel 7:15-28 where we get a glimpse of what eternity will be like and why God's promise that His people will inherit the Kingdom of Heaven should give us strength to endure persecution.

Scripture: Daniel 7:15 - 7:28


April 21, 2017

Hanging in There

Pete Briscoe

Series: Living in Exile: God Working Behind the Scenes

As Christians, we have God's Word to tell us how the game of life ends. Yet, even though we cling to His truth, we can find ourselves preoccupied with the enemy's short-term victories and temporary advances in the world.

In this message Pete Briscoe teaches from Daniel 7 to help us through the struggle of trying to understand God's eternal plan and how to persevere until He decides to end the game of life.

Scripture: Daniel 7:1 - 7:14


April 20, 2017

Authority Over Enemies

Pete Briscoe

Series: Confronting the Enemy

The forces of evil are real, and they can petrify us. But a simple truth can give us hope: In the presence of a greater strength, bullies become wimps. In the presence of Jesus, demons become weak at the knees. Only in the power of Jesus, then, do we have strength and authority to face the enemy.

Scripture: Luke 4:21 - 4:37


April 19, 2017

Clothed with Power

Stuart Briscoe

Series: Believing What We Believe

Before the day of Pentecost, the disciples were in the middle of a faith crisis. They were broken after seeing Jesus crucified, they lost their purpose. But part of God's divine plan was for the Holy Spirit to come and empower the disciples to go out into the world and launch the great commission.

What was this day like for the disciples and what does it mean for us? We know it was spectacular and it forever changed the disciples. Peter, who couldn't even speak about Jesus to a girl a month earlier, was now emboldened to speak with authority to 3,000 listeners who came to believe in Christ.

In Clothed with Power, Stuart Briscoe talks about how the day of Pentecost marks a crucial turning point for the disciples as they came to truly believe what they believed..

Scripture: Acts 2:1 - 2:41


April 18, 2017

Crisis of Faith, Part 2

Stuart Briscoe

Series: Believing What We Believe

It's heartbreaking to hear someone say, "I used to believe, but then things didn't work out as I thought they should." That's a crisis of faith and not too different from what the disciples experienced after Jesus was crucified. They were devastated and afraid, everything they had put their faith in died with Jesus on the cross.

How do we respond to the grievous feeling of broken faith? Stuart Briscoe shares his own personal experience in this message Crisis of Faith. He talks about the crucial point in life when we move beyond our book knowledge of faith to actually applying "our faith in Him" to our lives.

Scripture: Luke 24:36 - 24:53


April 17, 2017

Crisis of Faith, Part 1

Stuart Briscoe

Series: Believing What We Believe

It's heartbreaking to hear someone say, "I used to believe, but then things didn't work out as I thought they should." That's a crisis of faith and not too different from what the disciples experienced after Jesus was crucified. They were devastated and afraid, everything they had put their faith in died with Jesus on the cross.

How do we respond to the grievous feeling of broken faith? Stuart Briscoe shares his own personal experience in this message Crisis of Faith. He talks about the crucial point in life when we move beyond our book knowledge of faith to actually applying "our faith in Him" to our lives.

Scripture: Luke 24:36 - 24:53


April 14, 2017

Joy in Mourning

Stuart Briscoe

Series: Believing What We Believe

How brightly does Easter day dawn in your heart? That's the question Stuart Briscoe asks as he talks about how the disciples slowly began to realize that Jesus' death and resurrection was the culmination of God's perfectness in justice, mercy, forgiveness, and love for His people.

How can we experience joy in our hearts not just at Easter, but every day? Stuart points out in this message that it depends on what we believe about the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Scripture: Mark 16:1 - 16:8


April 13, 2017

The Crux, Part 2

Pete Briscoe

Series: Up Close and Personal

The cross is a popular symbol—we see it on jewelry or as decorative detail on accessories. In amongst these everyday appearances, it's easy to forget the incredible, important work accomplished through Jesus' death on the cross. In this message, Pete explains what the cross of Christ meant and what impact it had on all of us.

Scripture: John 19:16 - 19:42


April 12, 2017

The Crux, Part 1

Pete Briscoe

Series: Up Close and Personal

The cross is a popular symbol—we see it on jewelry or as decorative detail on accessories. In amongst these everyday appearances, it's easy to forget the incredible, important work accomplished through Jesus' death on the cross. In this message, Pete explains what the cross of Christ meant and what impact it had on all of us.

Scripture: John 19:16 - 19:42


April 11, 2017

Sin in the Camp

Jill Briscoe

Series: How to Be Up When You're Down

Have you ever noticed how kids try to hide things they've done wrong—a broken family heirloom, a bad report card, or a dent in the car? As much as he or she tries to hide the mistake, most often the parents find out. The same is true of our sin. As much as we try to bury our sin, God always knows about it. But how do we confront it?

In this message by Jill, she teaches us what to do with sin so that we can make God the true ruler of our lives.


April 10, 2017

Winning the Worry War

Jill Briscoe

Series: How to Be Up When You're Down

Jill Briscoe will freely admit that even as a Christian, she struggles with worry—and she's not alone. Battling against worry and reclaiming the energy and abundant life that worry steals from us is a daily battle for so many people. Are you ready to learn how to rule worrisome situations and not be ruled by them?

In this message, Jill shares the turning point in her life when she finally felt the worry war pivot in her favor—and it had a lot to do with studying the story of Joshua and the battle of Jericho.

Scripture: Joshua 1:6 - 1:11


April 7, 2017

The Man with the Sword

Jill Briscoe

Series: How to Be Up When You're Down

Life is full of many battles—big and small. An unexpected death, a bad relationship, or a rebellious teenager can lead to emotional battles that cause us pain and despair. It can be tough to understand how we'll get through it.

In this message, Jill explores the life of Joshua and shows us how God helps us fight and win our battles.


April 6, 2017

Standing in Moses' Sandals, Part 2

Jill Briscoe

Series: How to Be Up When You're Down

We all can remember a time in our lives when we felt inadequate for something—parenting, a new job, or an unexpected life event. It's during these times that we can't help but think, "I can't do this."

In this message, Jill teaches us how we can follow God's will for our lives by not only saying, "I can," but also saying, "I will." 

Jill tells the story about Stuart, at the age of 17, being asked to teach about the Church at Ephesus.


April 5, 2017

Standing in Moses' Sandals, Part 1

Jill Briscoe

Series: How to Be Up When You're Down

We all can remember a time in our lives when we felt inadequate for something—parenting, a new job, or an unexpected life event. It's during these times that we can't help but think, "I can't do this."

In this message, Jill teaches us how we can follow God's will for our lives by not only saying, "I can," but also saying, "I will." 

Jill tells the story about Stuart, at the age of 17, being asked to teach about the Church at Ephesus.


April 4, 2017

Keeping the Home Fires Burning, Part 2

Jill Briscoe

Series: How to Be Up When You're Down

Do you ever feel like you've lost your fire for God? Maybe you find yourself just "doing" your walk with Christ instead of having passion and drive to dig deeper. When we lose the fire, the rest of our faith suffers.

In this message, Jill teaches us how we can reignite the fire to seek a more intimate relationship with God.


April 3, 2017

Keeping the Home Fires Burning, Part 1

Jill Briscoe

Series: How to Be Up When You're Down

Do you ever feel like you've lost your fire for God? Maybe you find yourself just "doing" your walk with Christ instead of having passion and drive to dig deeper. When we lose the fire, the rest of our faith suffers.

In this message, Jill teaches us how we can reignite the fire to seek a more intimate relationship with God.


March 31, 2017

One Person at a Time

Pete Briscoe

Series: The Good Life

Most people understand the importance of love. It’s a basic tenant of most faiths, and in John 13:34, Jesus clearly instructs us to “love one another.” Love is part of the good Life that God wants us to experience.

The challenge, however, is when we think loving one another means we should love everyone. With so many people and so much need in our world, that can quickly become a vague and overwhelming ideal. How can you possibly love everyone

Thankfully, God doesn’t actually ask us to do that. In this message, Pete Briscoe walks through passages in the Gospel of John and points out the extraordinary ways in which Jesus loved people individually. He shares how you, too, can express love in an effective, meaningful way.

Scripture: John 13:34


March 30, 2017

It’s Worth the Awkwardness

Pete Briscoe

Series: The Good Life

Do you get uncomfortable in small gatherings? As believers, we’re encouraged to join a small group, but they can be intimidating and downright awkward at first. Sometimes it's just easier to come and go from church, but when you do that, you never really connect with anyone, and you remain isolated.

Jesus knew the importance of small, intimate groups of believers. In fact, one of the first things He did in ministry was gather His disciples—a group that remained His “circle” for the entirety of His earthly ministry.

In this message based on John 13-17, Pete Briscoe tells the story of the very first circle of believers and shares how being in a tight-knit group is worth the initial discomfort of joining one. There’s a richness found in small groups that can be experienced nowhere else.

Scripture: John 13 - 17


March 29, 2017

If You Want to Grow

Pete Briscoe

Series: The Good Life

Some things are better together—sweet and sour, Lewis and Clark, or Batman and Robin. When you separate one from the other, they’re not nearly as powerful. Both are needed in order to achieve the greatest impact.

It’s the same thing when it comes to our faith. Spending time in God’s Word personally while being part of a broader church community are important aspects to growing spiritually. However, there’s an equally important component to our growth we can often overlook.

In this message based on Ephesians 4:11-16 and Acts 2:42-47, Pete Briscoe shares what that crucial component is. When you step into it, and when it’s paired with personal and corporate times of worship and learning, it becomes a powerful means to spiritual growth.

Scripture: Acts 2:42 - 2:47 , Ephesians 4:11 - 4:16


March 28, 2017

The Danger of Isolation

Pete Briscoe

Series: The Good Life

In subtle ways, the world often encourages us to go it alone. We are taught to be independent from a young age, and the busyness of life can often leave little margin for genuine relationships. Sometimes rejection and other past wounds—and maybe even sin—keeps us from being part of an authentic community.

However, isolation is not what God has in mind for us. He designed us for interdependence, both for our benefit and the benefit of others. Living without community puts us in a dangerous and vulnerable position for Satan’s attacks.

In this message based on 1 Corinthians 12:11-31, Pete Briscoe teaches about the importance of living life together and shares how a huge slice of the good Life is waiting for you within an authentic, loving, Christ-centered community.

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12:11 - 12:31


March 27, 2017

A Secret that Can Change Your Life, Part 2

Pete Briscoe

Series: The Good Life

Who doesn’t love being pampered with gifts and services by others? We all love it when things are given to us or when we can afford to treat ourselves. It’s part of the American Dream, and the Bible even tells us the created order was given to us to delight in. But is there something even better than receiving, even better than accumulating more?

Scripture presents an alternative to receiving that not only increases our contentment level, but is far more life-giving. And it’s one of the best kept secrets that can actually change your life. In this message, Pete Briscoe takes you to Acts 20:28-35 and Philippians 2:1-7 to share what that secret is and how you can step into this incredible aspect of the Christian life.

Scripture: Acts 20:28 - 20:35 , Philippians 2:1 - 2:7


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Telling the Truth is an international on-air and online media ministry that distributes the teaching content of three uniquely-gifted Bible teachers—Stuart and Jill Briscoe, and their son, Pete Briscoe—to help people know Christ and experience Life in all its fullness.

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