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June 22, 2018

Living Today in the Light of Tomorrow

Stuart Briscoe

Series: Finding Happiness

We tend to think in terms of the here and now, and that’s understandable—we live here and we’re living now!  But this world is not home for believers.  If we’re too focused on the things of this world and never give a thought to living in the light of tomorrow, we won’t live well in the HERE and NOW!

This might all sound like a challenging riddle, but the Apostle Peter uses this line of thinking to warn us about the risk of becoming so earthbound and seduced by the things of this world that we lose sight of heaven.  But what does living in light of tomorrow look like?

In this message, Stuart Briscoe teaches from 2 Peter about living in anticipation of the eternal days to come, so that we can live our best life now.  

Scripture: 2 Peter 3:14 - 3:18


June 21, 2018

You Have a Purpose, Part 2

Pete Briscoe

Series: What Will Jesus Do?

Why are we here? What is our purpose? Jesus in us defines our calling, our being, and our mission on earth.

In this message, Pete shares how Jesus demonstrated purpose in His own life, and how He creates purpose in us too.

Scripture: Luke 4:14 - 4:30


June 20, 2018

You Have a Purpose, Part 1

Pete Briscoe

Series: What Will Jesus Do?

Why are we here? What is our purpose? Jesus in us defines our calling, our being, and our mission on earth.

In this message, Pete shares how Jesus demonstrated purpose in His own life, and how He creates purpose in us too.

Scripture: Luke 4:14 - 4:30


June 19, 2018

How to Deal with Adversity, Part 2

Stuart Briscoe

Series: Finding Happiness

Romans 8:28 tells us that God works all things for the good to those who love Him.  But this promise is hard to believe when we suffer through difficult circumstances.  And if we’re honest, it seems like there’s no way God is working in all things, because much of what happens to us is totally contrary to all that God is and all that God stands for.

So where does this leave us?

In this message, Stuart Briscoe unpacks Romans 8:28 to help us come to terms with our feelings of doubt and have complete faith and hope that God really is at work in our lives.   

Scripture: Romans 8:28


June 18, 2018

How to Deal with Adversity, Part 1

Stuart Briscoe

Series: Finding Happiness

Romans 8:28 tells us that God works all things for the good to those who love Him.  But this promise is hard to believe when we suffer through difficult circumstances.  And if we’re honest, it seems like there’s no way God is working in all things, because much of what happens to us is totally contrary to all that God is and all that God stands for.

So where does this leave us?

In this message, Stuart Briscoe unpacks Romans 8:28 to help us come to terms with our feelings of doubt and have complete faith and hope that God really is at work in our lives.   

Scripture: Romans 8:28


June 15, 2018

The Road to Joy, Part 2

Stuart Briscoe

Series: Finding Happiness

We have an insatiable desire to control and manipulate what happens around us—all in pursuit of achieving happiness.  But the truth is we have very little control of what’s happening around us and hence little chance of finding the happiness that eludes us.

As believers in Jesus, should the pursuit of happiness really be our end goal?  Do we need God to fix our happenings, or do we need God to fix our attitudes?

In this message, Stuart Briscoe teaches from Nehemiah where we learn where to find stability, security, and well-being—and discover where God wants us to focus our minds so we can rejoice and be glad even in uncertain days.

Scripture: Nehemiah 8:1 - 8:10


June 14, 2018

The Road to Joy, Part 1

Stuart Briscoe

Series: Finding Happiness

We have an insatiable desire to control and manipulate what happens around us—all in pursuit of achieving happiness.  But the truth is we have very little control of what’s happening around us and hence little chance of finding the happiness that eludes us.

As believers in Jesus, should the pursuit of happiness really be our end goal?  Do we need God to fix our happenings, or do we need God to fix our attitudes?

In this message, Stuart Briscoe teaches from Nehemiah where we learn where to find stability, security, and well-being—and discover where God wants us to focus our minds so we can rejoice and be glad even in uncertain days.

Scripture: Nehemiah 8:1 - 8:10


June 13, 2018

Pray Before You Speak, Part 2

Pete Briscoe

Series: Living in a Messed Up World

No one likes being told what to think. So we shouldn’t be surprised when quarrels erupt over issues like environmentalism, immigration, or health care reform. It’s easy to find yourself in a heated discussion that only leads to strained and broken relationships. In Matthew 10:16—we’re told to be “shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves” as we interact with the world. But what does that look like in practical terms?

In this message, Pete presents a model for thinking through issues like these so you can decide what decisions to make—or what positions to take—concerning todays hot topics.

Scripture: 2 Timothy 2:23 - 2:26 , Matthew 10:16 - 10:20


June 12, 2018

Pray Before You Speak, Part 1

Pete Briscoe

Series: Living in a Messed Up World

No one likes being told what to think. So we shouldn’t be surprised when quarrels erupt over issues like environmentalism, immigration, or health care reform. It’s easy to find yourself in a heated discussion that only leads to strained and broken relationships. In Matthew 10:16—we’re told to be “shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves” as we interact with the world. But what does that look like in practical terms?

In this message, Pete presents a model for thinking through issues like these so you can decide what decisions to make—or what positions to take—concerning todays hot topics.

Scripture: 2 Timothy 2:23 - 2:26 , Matthew 10:16 - 10:20


June 11, 2018

Why Is It So Hard to Tell People About Jesus? Part 2

Pete Briscoe

Series: Living in a Messed Up World

We live in a world where moral and immoral ideas, life-giving and life-ending ideas, and liberty-affirming and rights-restricting ideas are all thought to have merit and be worthy of consideration. As a result, claiming that Jesus is the remedy for every hurt, transgression, broken situation, and societal ill is likely be met with a sneer. But we can’t let sneers, name-calling, or fear stop us from sharing the incredible gift of Jesus. Paul never did. He was bold, even in the face of resistance and crowds of hecklers.

In this message, Pete Briscoe digs into Acts 17 to show us what motivated Paul to time and time again proclaim Jesus, even in the most pagan-loving city of all, Athens. It’s a message for us now as we struggle to tell a resistant world about Jesus. 

Scripture: Acts 17:16 - 17:34


June 8, 2018

Why Is It So Hard to Tell People About Jesus? Part 1

Pete Briscoe

Series: Living in a Messed Up World

We live in a world where moral and immoral ideas, life-giving and life-ending ideas, and liberty-affirming and rights-restricting ideas are all thought to have merit and be worthy of consideration. As a result, claiming that Jesus is the remedy for every hurt, transgression, broken situation, and societal ill is likely be met with a sneer. But we can’t let sneers, name-calling, or fear stop us from sharing the incredible gift of Jesus. Paul never did. He was bold, even in the face of resistance and crowds of hecklers.

In this message, Pete Briscoe digs into Acts 17 to show us what motivated Paul to time and time again proclaim Jesus, even in the most pagan-loving city of all, Athens. It’s a message for us now as we struggle to tell a resistant world about Jesus. 

Scripture: Acts 17:16 - 17:34


June 7, 2018

A Strategy to Engage Culture

Pete Briscoe

Series: Living in a Messed Up World

What do you think about gay marriage? Do you believe Muslims are peaceful or violent people? Do you think abortion is a woman’s right? 

What strategy will you use to answer tough questions like these? Will you provide a politically correct answer, a faith-based answer, or shrug off the questions and not answer at all? 

You need a strategy if you’re going to engage on the tough issues. In this message, Pete Briscoe suggests we think twice about sharing our opinion and instead stick with what we know is most important—and will ultimately change people’s lives. 

Scripture: Acts 17:1 - 17:15 , Matthew 22:15 - 22:22


June 6, 2018

Arguments Don’t Transform Lives

Pete Briscoe

Series: Living in a Messed Up World

Gun control, human rights, police brutality, government corruption—these are perplexing and difficult issues to discuss. What’s happening in our country and how are we as Christians supposed to react? Especially when our faith response can often place us in situations where arguments easily flare and lead to even further disparity. 

In this message, Pete Briscoe explores how we risk losing our voice to speak into important issues if we fail to convey our position with tender boldness. 

Scripture: Acts 16:11 - 16:40


June 5, 2018

Weathering the Storms of Life, Part 2

Jill Briscoe

Series: Weathering the Storms of Life

Life is full of squalls—sudden unannounced and unexpected storms that can lead us to question if God is in control of our lives. Death, sickness, unemployment, broken relationships, fears and failures are some of the troubles Satan uses to swamp us with doubt, usually when we’re already stressed and exhausted. 

How do you respond when you’re hit with the squalls of life? Are you like the disciples in Mark 4 who wondered why Jesus slept while their boat was sinking, or do you believe God is in as much control when He’s seemingly asleep as when He’s obviously awake? Do you pray, “Don’t let there be another squall”? Or do you see storms as part of God’s plan for your life? 

Teaching from the Gospel of Mark, Jill Briscoe addresses the issues of suffering and faith, challenging us to examine our beliefs in God in the midst of trouble.

Scripture: Mark 4:35 - 4:41


June 4, 2018

Weathering the Storms of Life, Part 1

Jill Briscoe

Series: Weathering the Storms of Life

Life is full of squalls—sudden unannounced and unexpected storms that can lead us to question if God is in control of our lives. Death, sickness, unemployment, broken relationships, fears and failures are some of the troubles Satan uses to swamp us with doubt, usually when we’re already stressed and exhausted. 

How do you respond when you’re hit with the squalls of life? Are you like the disciples in Mark 4 who wondered why Jesus slept while their boat was sinking, or do you believe God is in as much control when He’s seemingly asleep as when He’s obviously awake? Do you pray, “Don’t let there be another squall”? Or do you see storms as part of God’s plan for your life? 

Teaching from the Gospel of Mark, Jill Briscoe addresses the issues of suffering and faith, challenging us to examine our beliefs in God in the midst of trouble.

Scripture: Mark 4:35 - 4:41


June 1, 2018

What Do You Want Me to Do, God? Part 2

Stuart Briscoe

Series: Who Are You, God?

How does God want you to live your life? Although you don’t have to do anything to earn His favor, God still desires you to live in a way that glorifies Him and brings honor to His name. 

In this message, Stuart Briscoe takes you to Romans 12:1-2 to share what exactly God wants you to do with your time on the earth. And as you step out in obedience—by the power of the Spirit—you’ll experience the richness and fullness of the life God has for you.

Scripture: Romans 12:1 - 12:2


May 31, 2018

What Do You Want Me to Do, God? Part 1

Stuart Briscoe

Series: Who Are You, God?

How does God want you to live your life? Although you don’t have to do anything to earn His favor, God still desires you to live in a way that glorifies Him and brings honor to His name. 

In this message, Stuart Briscoe takes you to Romans 12:1-2 to share what exactly God wants you to do with your time on the earth. And as you step out in obedience—by the power of the Spirit—you’ll experience the richness and fullness of the life God has for you.

Scripture: Romans 12:1 - 12:2


May 30, 2018

How Do I Know You Love Me, God?

Stuart Briscoe

Series: Who Are You, God?

Your perception of love is heavily influenced by your family and relational background. Because of this, you might tend to view God’s love based on your own standard of measurement, rather than on your understanding of what Scripture says about love. 

Stuart Briscoe challenges you to step away from your own perceptions of love, and embrace the truth about God’s love instead. When you can discover the reality of God’s love for you, you can experience a love that sparks peace and joy beyond explanation!

Scripture: 1 John 4:7 - 4:21


May 29, 2018

Why Did You Make Me, God? Part 2

Stuart Briscoe

Series: Who Are You, God?

When you look at the immensity of the universe—and the immensity of the God behind it—have you ever felt small and irrelevant? You’re a tiny speck in a grand universe of what God has made, so why did He create you?

In this message, Stuart Briscoe shows you a clear answer to this question found in Psalm 8:1-9. The God of the universe cares deeply for you, and you’ll see you’ve been created for so much more than you might think.

Scripture: Psalm 8:1 - 8:9


May 28, 2018

Why Did You Make Me, God? Part 1

Stuart Briscoe

Series: Who Are You, God?

When you look at the immensity of the universe—and the immensity of the God behind it—have you ever felt small and irrelevant? You’re a tiny speck in a grand universe of what God has made, so why did He create you?

In this message, Stuart Briscoe shows you a clear answer to this question found in Psalm 8:1-9. The God of the universe cares deeply for you, and you’ll see you’ve been created for so much more than you might think.

Scripture: Psalm 8:1 - 8:9


May 25, 2018

He Gifts Me

Jill Briscoe

Series: God's Love for Us

At times, we may feel useless, uncreative, ungifted, and unfit to do God's work. But simply by the fact that God has brought us into a redemptive relationship with Him, we can be encouraged that He has gifted us! The Holy Spirit is our gift; He is our anointing to do the good works that God has prepared in advance for us to do. 

This message assures us that God has gifted us and God will see us through the tasks He set before us. We can say, as David says, "He has exalted me by helping me to know Him."

Scripture: 2 Samuel 23


May 24, 2018

He Forgives Me, Part 2

Jill Briscoe

Series: God's Love for Us

No sin is bigger than God's forgiveness and mercy. There will be consequences for sin, but the love of God is the kind of unconditional love that shows mercy when the object of its love lies prostrate and repentant. David learned this when he sinned against God with Bathsheba, he learned the weight of guilt. He also learned that God's mercy is an attribute of His unfailing love. 

In this message, Jill Briscoe teaches us the importance of letting God love us by letting Him forgive us.

Scripture: Psalm 103:4


May 23, 2018

Our Bad Moments

Pete Briscoe

Series: Our Bad Moments

After your bad moments—moments when you flat-out blow it—what do you do? Do you isolate yourself? Do you self-condemn? Do you struggle to seek forgiveness and to forgive yourself?

In this message from Luke 22, Pete Briscoe talks about the road back to intimacy with Jesus after we feel like we’ve disqualified ourselves.

Scripture: Luke 22


May 22, 2018

He Forgives Me, Part 1

Jill Briscoe

Series: God's Love for Us

No sin is bigger than God's forgiveness and mercy. There will be consequences for sin, but the love of God is the kind of unconditional love that shows mercy when the object of its love lies prostrate and repentant. David learned this when he sinned against God with Bathsheba, he learned the weight of guilt. He also learned that God's mercy is an attribute of His unfailing love. 

In this message, Jill Briscoe teaches us the importance of letting God love us by letting Him forgive us.

Scripture: Psalm 103:4


May 21, 2018

He Comforts Me, Part 2

Jill Briscoe

Series: God's Love for Us

When trials and suffering come, where do we turn? We ought to turn to God, the God of all comfort. Suffering in this life is inevitable. David knew that. He wrote his psalms about that. But he wrote with the knowledge that God’s love brings comfort, encouragement, freshness, and life to those who pant after Him. 

In this message, Jill points us to the many resources for encouragement that God has already given us: His Holy Spirit, His word, and His people. God beckons us to bring encouragement to those around us. 

Scripture: Psalm 119:52


May 18, 2018

He Comforts Me, Part 1

Jill Briscoe

Series: God's Love for Us

When trials and suffering come, where do we turn? We ought to turn to God, the God of all comfort. Suffering in this life is inevitable. David knew that. He wrote his psalms about that. But he wrote with the knowledge that God’s love brings comfort, encouragement, freshness, and life to those who pant after Him. 

In this message, Jill points us to the many resources for encouragement that God has already given us: His Holy Spirit, His word, and His people. God beckons us to bring encouragement to those around us. 

Scripture: Psalm 119:52


May 17, 2018

He Promised Me, Part 2

Jill Briscoe

Series: God's Love for Us

When man makes promises, he rarely follows through. God, on the other hand, can make promises the size of eternity, and He always follows through! God promised David that He would give him a throne that would never pass away. God promised to bring a new covenant to His people through David’s line, a covenant that would bring an eternity where there are no broken promises. 

In this message, we learn of God’s faithfulness in His grand promises. We can trust His promises because they are based on His unfailing love!

Scripture: Psalm 41 , Psalm 73 - 76


May 16, 2018

He Promised Me, Part 1

Jill Briscoe

Series: God's Love for Us

When man makes promises, he rarely follows through. God, on the other hand, can make promises the size of eternity, and He always follows through! God promised David that He would give him a throne that would never pass away. God promised to bring a new covenant to His people through David’s line, a covenant that would bring an eternity where there are no broken promises. 

In this message, we learn of God’s faithfulness in His grand promises. We can trust His promises because they are based on His unfailing love!

Scripture: Psalm 41 , Psalm 73 - 76


May 15, 2018

He Chose Me, Part 2

Jill Briscoe

Series: God's Love for Us

It’s easy for us to question God when He chooses us for a task. We feel unqualified, like God has made a mistake. But God often chooses the unexpected to do His work. David was the definition of unexpected. He was the youngest, the smallest shepherd boy, but he was chosen by God to be king. 

In this message, Jill shows us that all of us have been anointed and given the ability to receive a calling and equipping from God.

Scripture: 1 Samuel 16


May 14, 2018

He Chose Me, Part 1

Jill Briscoe

Series: God's Love for Us

It’s easy for us to question God when He chooses us for a task. We feel unqualified, like God has made a mistake. But God often chooses the unexpected to do His work. David was the definition of unexpected. He was the youngest, the smallest shepherd boy, but he was chosen by God to be king. 

In this message, Jill shows us that all of us have been anointed and given the ability to receive a calling and equipping from God.

Scripture: 1 Samuel 16


May 11, 2018

Experiencing God’s Love on Life’s Journey, Part 2

Stuart Briscoe

Series: Experiencing God’s Love on Life’s Journey

The driving force behind everything God does is love—His love for you.

That might be hard to believe at times, but the truth is that God, in His infinite love, foreknew, predestined, confirmed, called, justified, and glorified you!

And the ultimate display of His love is that your life journey will finish at a destination beyond your wildest dreams and vivid imagination—you will finish just like Jesus—glorified and with God in heaven.

Why would God orchestrate all of this for you?  In this message, Stuart Briscoe teaches from Romans to help you grasp the depth of His love so you can recognize and rest in it along life’s journey.

Scripture: Romans 5:9 - 5:10 , Romans 8:28 - 8:30


May 10, 2018

Experiencing God’s Love on Life’s Journey, Part 1

Stuart Briscoe

Series: Experiencing God’s Love on Life’s Journey

The driving force behind everything God does is love—His love for you.

That might be hard to believe at times, but the truth is that God, in His infinite love, foreknew, predestined, confirmed, called, justified, and glorified you!

And the ultimate display of His love is that your life journey will finish at a destination beyond your wildest dreams and vivid imagination—you will finish just like Jesus—glorified and with God in heaven.

Why would God orchestrate all of this for you?  In this message, Stuart Briscoe teaches from Romans to help you grasp the depth of His love so you can recognize and rest in it along life’s journey.

Scripture: Romans 5:9 - 5:10 , Romans 8:28 - 8:30


May 9, 2018

Chasing After Love

Pete Briscoe

Series: How Much I’m Loved

Do you find yourself living for the love and approval of others? Are you looking to others to meet your needs and satisfy your desire for acceptance?

Maybe you do the same thing with God—trying to please Him by performing and living well. Remaining in this trap of living to gain His approval will only prevent you from truly experiencing God’s outrageous love.

In this message, Pete Briscoe shows you how to stop living for God’s love and live in it instead. You’ll learn how to rest in the love He already has for you instead of spending your life chasing after it.

Scripture: 1 John 4:16 - 4:21


May 8, 2018

Life to the Full, Part 2

Pete Briscoe

Series: How Much I’m Loved

What keeps you from coming to Jesus? Is it your past or your pride? Are you concerned friends and family will outcast or belittle you for believing in Him? Or do you think you’re too far gone for Jesus to accept you?

The truth is we’re all a mess! We make bad choices that lead to unwelcomed consequences. And sometimes, we run from Jesus because of our shame and brokenness.

Jesus sees beyond your messiness and longs to transform your life. In this message, Pete Briscoe helps you break free from whatever might hinder you from coming to Jesus and being restored by His overwhelming love.

Scripture: Luke 5:27 - 5:39


May 7, 2018

Life to the Full, Part 1

Pete Briscoe

Series: How Much I’m Loved

What keeps you from coming to Jesus? Is it your past or your pride? Are you concerned friends and family will outcast or belittle you for believing in Him? Or do you think you’re too far gone for Jesus to accept you?

The truth is we’re all a mess! We make bad choices that lead to unwelcomed consequences. And sometimes, we run from Jesus because of our shame and brokenness.

Jesus sees beyond your messiness and longs to transform your life. In this message, Pete Briscoe helps you break free from whatever might hinder you from coming to Jesus and being restored by His overwhelming love.

Scripture: Luke 5:27 - 5:39


May 4, 2018

How Deep Is the Love of Jesus

Pete Briscoe

Series: How Much I’m Loved

It’s difficult to understand the heavenly love of Jesus. And so we try to live impressively to win His affection. But there was never a moment in time when Jesus saw something in you and thought ... Hey, that’s impressive, I think I’ll love him.

The truth is Jesus’ love for you isn’t contingent on your behavior or performance. He has always loved you. Before the creation of time, before the foundation of the world, before you were created—He loved you.

In this message, Pete Briscoe teaches from Ephesians chapter 3 where the apostle Paul longs for the truth of God’s love to come alive inside you, so you can experience a depth of love that you never knew was possible.

Scripture: Ephesians 3:14 - 3:21


May 3, 2018

You Are God’s Beloved, Part 2

Pete Briscoe

Series: How Much I’m Loved

Think of the person you love most in this world. Could you ever imagine standing by and doing nothing as your loved one was beaten, humiliated, and murdered?

God stood by and watched all these things happen to His beloved Son, Jesus. He allowed it because of His love for you! Does that reality move you? Does it give you a hint of His passionate love for you?

In this message, Pete Briscoe unwraps Ephesians to help you understand your worth to God so you can experience the overflowing love and grace that He has for His beloved children.

Scripture: Ephesians 1:7 - 1:10


May 2, 2018

You Are God’s Beloved, Part 1

Pete Briscoe

Series: How Much I’m Loved

Think of the person you love most in this world. Could you ever imagine standing by and doing nothing as your loved one was beaten, humiliated, and murdered?

God stood by and watched all these things happen to His beloved Son, Jesus. He allowed it because of His love for you! Does that reality move you? Does it give you a hint of His passionate love for you?

In this message, Pete Briscoe unwraps Ephesians to help you understand your worth to God so you can experience the overflowing love and grace that He has for His beloved children.

Scripture: Ephesians 1:7 - 1:10


May 1, 2018

An Adoption Story

Pete Briscoe

Series: How Much I’m Loved

God didn’t randomly decide to love you. He deliberately chose you out of a deep passionate love. Deuteronomy 7:6 says, The Lord your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be his people, his treasured possession.

When the world leaves you feeling marginalized and unloved, how you can live confidently knowing that you’re God’s adopted child?

In this message, Pete Briscoe teaches from Ephesians to help you move from feelings of low self-worth and low self-esteem to feeling chosen, pursued, and loved.

Scripture: Ephesians 1:4 - 1:6


April 30, 2018

Getting Past Our Shame

Pete Briscoe

Series: How Much I’m Loved

Is there sin in your past, or sin you’re struggling with right now, that’s keeping you from believing and experiencing Jesus’ love for you?

His love isn’t predicated on your performance, good or bad. His love is predicated on His character, which never changes. He can’t help but love you!

In this message, Pete Briscoe teaches from Hebrews 5:10 to help you break free from the sin, shame, and guilt that might be preventing you from fully resting in and experiencing His love and grace. 

Scripture: Hebrews 5:1 - 5:10


April 27, 2018

What I’m Still Learning, Part 2

Stuart Briscoe

Series: A Lifetime of Wisdom

From birth, we embark on a lifetime of learning and we learn in a variety of ways. If we assume that we were created by an intentional God who had something in mind when He created us, then clearly we need to learn much about Him and His purposes. Peter said this would “keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 1:8).

Scripture: 2 Peter 1:3 - 1:11


April 26, 2018

What I’m Still Learning, Part 1

Stuart Briscoe

Series: A Lifetime of Wisdom

From birth, we embark on a lifetime of learning and we learn in a variety of ways. If we assume that we were created by an intentional God who had something in mind when He created us, then clearly we need to learn much about Him and His purposes. Peter said this would “keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 1:8).

Scripture: 2 Peter 1:3 - 1:11


April 25, 2018

Learning God’s Promises at Every Age

Jill Briscoe

Series: A Lifetime of Wisdom

In Psalm 71,  we have a man in his middle years looking back, looking around, and looking forward. He is musing over some of his life lessons of faith and wisdom, seeking to finish strong. This is a good exercise for all of us... whatever age we are!

Scripture: Psalm 71


April 24, 2018

Finding Spiritual Wisdom, Part 2

Stuart Briscoe

Series: A Lifetime of Wisdom

An educated man is one who has learned how to learn and never stops learning. But it’s important to note that spiritual wisdom differs from earthly wisdom because spiritual wisdom comes from the Spirit of Christ—from heaven.

Scripture: Proverbs 3:1 - 3:6 , Proverbs 9:10


April 23, 2018

Finding Spiritual Wisdom, Part 1

Stuart Briscoe

Series: A Lifetime of Wisdom

An educated man is one who has learned how to learn and never stops learning. But it’s important to note that spiritual wisdom differs from earthly wisdom because spiritual wisdom comes from the Spirit of Christ—from heaven.

Scripture: Proverbs 3:1 - 3:6 , Proverbs 9:10


April 20, 2018

Deborah - How to Fight Your Battles

Jill Briscoe

Series: Women Who Changed Their World

Every day we fight battles: teaching our kids to clean up their toys, dealing with difficult co-workers or family members, getting society to clean up the environment. But even though these battles are big, there is an even bigger war going on—a spiritual one. While we know that God is the ultimate victor, we live every day surrounded by Satan's armies. 

The judge and prophetess Deborah was surrounded by not only a spiritual war but a physical one! God gave her the gifts and talents she needed to complete the task He gave her. In this message from Judges, Jill shares with us Deborah's story and shows us how we, too, can respond to God and find our roles in this great battle.


April 19, 2018

Rahab - How to Start All Over Again

Jill Briscoe

Series: Women Who Changed Their World

Have you ever felt wrongly judged? Rahab was someone who was judged for her outer appearance. A harlot, known for keeping brothels within Jericho, no one would have believed by simply looking at her that she was seeking God. 

Thankfully, God looks beyond what man sees to the desires of our hearts, and changes us from the inside out. 

Scripture: James 2 , Joshua 2 - 6


April 18, 2018

Miriam - How to Be a Servant Leader

Jill Briscoe

Series: Women Who Changed Their World

If you've ever wondered what it looks like to be a servant of God, look to Miriam. Miriam served God using her gifts when she took on a willing, servant attitude. Miriam discovered that she had the gift of prophecy, and she used it where God called her—in leading the people of Israel to the Promised Land, alongside Aaron and Moses.

God wants to use you, as He used Miriam, with the gifts and personality that He gave you. In this message, we see how God will put you in the right place at the right time. But He requires you to have the right attitude. 

Scripture: 1 Timothy 2 , Exodus 2 - 15 , Psalm 139


April 17, 2018

Sarah - How to Have a Good Attitude

Jill Briscoe

Series: Women Who Changed Their World

When we think of someone with a good attitude, Abraham's wife Sarah is probably not the first person who comes to mind. We might think of her arguments with Abraham, how she laughed at God's good news, her harsh dealings with Hagar, how she lied to Pharaoh. But in 1 Peter 3, Peter commends Sarah as a model for all women for her "quiet and meek spirit." What happened in Sarah's life to turn this feisty, contentious, rebel of a woman into God's royal princess? 

In this message, Jill teaches us about Sarah's life—her shortcomings and how God turned this rebel into royalty—and how giving God control in our own lives can transform our attitudes like it did for Sarah.

Scripture: 1 Peter 3 - 4 , Genesis 12 - 18


April 16, 2018

Eve - How to Find Your Identity

Jill Briscoe

Series: Women Who Changed Their World

Women throughout all of history have been trying to find their identities—through marriage, children, a career. But we can find our true identity and fulfillment only in our relationship with God. Eve had a unique opportunity to be with God in the Garden of Eden, and God revealed His intended work for her, what He designed her to do. But Eve's identity was challenged in the Fall when Satan deceived Eve into trying to find her identity outside of the God in whose image she was made. We, too, were created in God's image and were designed for the work He has for us. 

In this message, Jill walks us through Eve's story and teaches us how it is also our story—how our own identities may be obscured in the Fall but are renewed in Christ's redemptive work.

Scripture: Genesis 1 - 3


April 13, 2018

The People and the Book, Part 2

Stuart Briscoe

Series: The People and the Book

Reading about the Israelites in the Old Testament can make us feel pretty superior. After all, these people, so cherished by God, often got it wrong. God repeatedly blessed them, and in turn, they repeatedly abandoned God for things that seemed better and more appealing. They forgot His Word and His promises. Uncomfortable yet? Does this sound familiar? 

Our world looks pretty much the same way today! There’s a famine of hearing and knowing God’s Word, both in and outside our churches. Something is missing spiritually, and it affects every other facet of our lives. In this riveting message by Stuart, he explains what we need to do, and what will lead to true life transformation. 

Scripture: Nehemiah 8:1 - 8:18


April 12, 2018

The People and the Book, Part 1

Stuart Briscoe

Series: The People and the Book

Reading about the Israelites in the Old Testament can make us feel pretty superior. After all, these people, so cherished by God, often got it wrong. God repeatedly blessed them, and in turn, they repeatedly abandoned God for things that seemed better and more appealing. They forgot His Word and His promises. Uncomfortable yet? Does this sound familiar? 

Our world looks pretty much the same way today! There’s a famine of hearing and knowing God’s Word, both in and outside our churches. Something is missing spiritually, and it affects every other facet of our lives. In this riveting message by Stuart, he explains what we need to do, and what will lead to true life transformation. 

Scripture: Nehemiah 8:1 - 8:18


April 11, 2018

You Are God’s Ambassador, Part 2

Pete Briscoe

Series: Identity Defined

As Christians, we know the Gospel message by heart, but when it comes to sharing it with others, we panic. We avoid sharing it because we tell ourselves we’re not gifted or articulate enough. The truth is if we’re in Christ, we are His ambassadors sent to share the good news with everyone.

Will you accept your identity as a carrier of the world’s greatest message?

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:14 - 5:21


April 10, 2018

You Are God’s Ambassador, Part 1

Pete Briscoe

Series: Identity Defined

As Christians, we know the Gospel message by heart, but when it comes to sharing it with others, we panic. We avoid sharing it because we tell ourselves we’re not gifted or articulate enough. The truth is if we’re in Christ, we are His ambassadors sent to share the good news with everyone.

Will you accept your identity as a carrier of the world’s greatest message?

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:14 - 5:21


April 9, 2018

You Are Connected to God, Part 2

Pete Briscoe

Series: Identity Defined

How would you describe your relationship to the church? Are you engaged in the church, or have you distanced yourself and feel disconnected? For various reasons, it’s sometimes easy for us to drift away from the church and isolate ourselves. But God’s desire is to build a vibrant, interconnected, and beautiful church—and He wants you to be a part of it!

Scripture: 1 Peter 4:7 - 4:11 , 2 Peter 2:4 - 2:10


April 6, 2018

You Are Connected to God, Part 1

Pete Briscoe

Series: Identity Defined

How would you describe your relationship to the church? Are you engaged in the church, or have you distanced yourself and feel disconnected? For various reasons, it’s sometimes easy for us to drift away from the church and isolate ourselves. But God’s desire is to build a vibrant, interconnected, and beautiful church—and He wants you to be a part of it!

Scripture: 1 Peter 4:7 - 4:11 , 2 Peter 2:4 - 2:10


April 5, 2018

You Are God’s Agent

Pete Briscoe

Series: Identity Defined

Suffering is inevitable, but when it comes, do you protest and ask, “How could God let this happen to me?” What if, instead of protesting, we embraced suffering? The concept is countercultural, but a powerful thing happens when we embrace suffering—Christ is revealed through us.

How will Christ express Himself as you resist the desire to run from suffering and embrace your difficult circumstance?

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4:5 - 4:12


April 4, 2018

You Are a Living Saint

Pete Briscoe

Series: Identity Defined

We tend to believe we’re “sinners saved by grace.” While it’s true that we are born sinners, we’re in error if, as Christians, we continue to claim that identity. Falsely believing we’re sinners, only leads to a cycle of sinful tendencies. Pete reminds us that in Christ, we are no longer sinners—we are saints!

Will you accept you’re “a saint who sometimes sins,” or will you continue to believe you’re still just a sinner?

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1:1 - 1:2


April 3, 2018

You Are God’s Masterpiece

Pete Briscoe

Series: Identity Defined

We live in a society that likes to pretend. We often present ourselves in a way contrary to the truth in order to impress others. But when we’re pretending, we’re forgetting that in Christ, we are uniquely, beautifully designed. We are far from unimpressive in God’s eyes!

Scripture: Ephesians 2:4 - 2:10


April 2, 2018

You Have a New Identity

Pete Briscoe

Series: Identity Defined

How do you see yourself? Has your perception of yourself been negatively influenced by lies from your peers, parents, or society? These lies can easily enslave us, but if we’re in Christ, we have a new, freeing identity in Him.

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 3:16 , 1 Corinthians 6:19 - 6:20


March 30, 2018

The Triumph of the Cross

Stuart Briscoe

Series: The Cross of Christ

The cross of Christ is more often seen as a tragedy than a triumph. But Scripture points out that through Christ’s death and resurrection, God won a victory for humankind that they can and should enjoy for all time and eternity. 

Scripture: Colossians 2:6 - 2:15


March 29, 2018

The Glory of the Cross

Stuart Briscoe

Series: The Cross of Christ

Paul talked about “boasting” or “glorying” in the cross, in marked contrast to those who were undermining both his reputation and his ministry. His apparently extreme statement requires careful examination, for he calls it a rule that all God’s people are to follow. 

Scripture: Galatians 6:11 - 6:18


March 28, 2018

The Blood of the Cross

Stuart Briscoe

Series: The Cross of Christ

The Lord Jesus asked His disciples to remember Him. He gave them bread and wine—reminders of a broken body and shed blood. This was how He wanted to be remembered.

Scripture: Luke 22:7 - 22:23


March 27, 2018

The Offense of the Cross

Stuart Briscoe

Series: The Cross of Christ

John Stott says that at Christ’s cross (many) have found their pride broken, their guilt expunged, their love kindled, their hope restored and their character transformed. But many others find the cross offensive. What exactly is the “offense of the cross”? 

Scripture: Galatians 5:11 , Galatians 6:12


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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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