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April 3, 2020

What Did Jesus Say About Forgiveness? Part 2

Stuart Briscoe

Series: But What Did Jesus Say About It?

How would you feel if someone cancelled all your debt right now? Mortgage, car payments, student loans, hospital bills—all of it, washed clean. You’d be pretty relieved, right? And you’d probably be pretty expressive and exuberant when it comes to showing your gratitude. 

Now if I tell you that Jesus has cancelled all your sin debt, are you feeling as grateful? The truth is that we can’t fully understand forgiveness until we understand our sin—what needs to be forgiven! When Jesus joined Simon the Pharisee for a meal, He encountered a woman of “doubtful reputation” who understood just how much sin debt she had and used her tears and hair to wipe Jesus’ feet as a way to show her gratitude for all the forgiveness she was receiving. 

In this message, Stuart Briscoe walks us through Jesus’ dinner with Simon and the parable of the two debtors, and encourages us to consider what sins we might be holding onto.

Scripture: Luke 7:36 - 7:50


April 2, 2020

What Did Jesus Say About Forgiveness? Part 1

Stuart Briscoe

Series: But What Did Jesus Say About It?

How would you feel if someone cancelled all your debt right now? Mortgage, car payments, student loans, hospital bills—all of it, washed clean. You’d be pretty relieved, right? And you’d probably be pretty expressive and exuberant when it comes to showing your gratitude. 

Now if I tell you that Jesus has cancelled all your sin debt, are you feeling as grateful? The truth is that we can’t fully understand forgiveness until we understand our sin—what needs to be forgiven! When Jesus joined Simon the Pharisee for a meal, He encountered a woman of “doubtful reputation” who understood just how much sin debt she had and used her tears and hair to wipe Jesus’ feet as a way to show her gratitude for all the forgiveness she was receiving. 

In this message, Stuart Briscoe walks us through Jesus’ dinner with Simon and the parable of the two debtors, and encourages us to consider what sins we might be holding onto.

Scripture: Luke 7:36 - 7:50


April 1, 2020

What Did Jesus Say About Salvation?

Stuart Briscoe

Series: But What Did Jesus Say About It?

While wineskins aren’t something we talk about today, they were so prevalent in Jesus’ day that He used the illustration of wineskins in a parable. The people in that day would have easily understood the practical advice that Jesus presented at a surface level, but what He was really talking about goes a lot deeper. He was actually addressing the Jewish society’s belief that we are basically good, maybe need an occasional patch to fix a threadbare part of our lives, and should avoid contamination from outside influence. 

Instead, Jesus was saying that we are fundamentally sinful and in need of entirely new life, found in Christ. In this message, Stuart Briscoe helps us understand the cultural relevance of this parable and urges us to trade in those patches for radical transformation.

Scripture: Luke 5:27 - 5:39


March 31, 2020

What Did Jesus Say About Responsibility? Part 2

Stuart Briscoe

Series: But What Did Jesus Say About It?

What kind of soil are you? Jesus’ parable of the sower and the seed is probably one of His best known parables. The sower goes out and sows seed on a hard pathway, in shallow soil, thorny soil, and good soil. The point of the parable, however, isn’t really the sower or the seed—it’s the soil. The seed, the Word of God, was the same everywhere it fell, but what determined if the seed took root was the reception it received in the soil. We, like the soil, have a responsibility to respond to the Word of God! 

In this message, Stuart Briscoe walks us through this parable, explaining how the different types of soil respond to the seed and encouraging us to be good soil.

Scripture: Luke 8:1 - 8:15


March 30, 2020

What Did Jesus Say About Responsibility? Part 1

Stuart Briscoe

Series: But What Did Jesus Say About It?

What kind of soil are you? Jesus’ parable of the sower and the seed is probably one of His best known parables. The sower goes out and sows seed on a hard pathway, in shallow soil, thorny soil, and good soil. The point of the parable, however, isn’t really the sower or the seed—it’s the soil. The seed, the Word of God, was the same everywhere it fell, but what determined if the seed took root was the reception it received in the soil. We, like the soil, have a responsibility to respond to the Word of God! 

In this message, Stuart Briscoe walks us through this parable, explaining how the different types of soil respond to the seed and encouraging us to be good soil.

Scripture: Luke 8:1 - 8:15


March 27, 2020

Why Is There Persecution?

Pete Briscoe

Series: Better: A New and Living Way

Why does Jesus allow persecution to happen when he has the authority to stop it? At the time the book of Hebrews was written, new believers were under pressure, some were persecuted for their newfound faith. 

In this message, Pete Briscoe walks us through Scripture to find answers to this timeless question. 

Scripture: Hebrews 2:5 - 2:9


March 26, 2020

Jesus’ High Rank

Pete Briscoe

Series: Better: A New and Living Way

There are many caricatures of Jesus—some see Him simply as an effective teacher, compassionate advocate, or revolutionary leader. However, He is more than all of these things, and if we fail to recognize His full identity, our faith is incomplete. Do you have a complete understanding of Jesus?

In this message, Pete Briscoe reviews the full and resplendent descriptions of Jesus to help us achieve a complete understanding of who He is.

Scripture: Hebrews 1:5 - 1:14


March 25, 2020

Jesus Is Better

Pete Briscoe

Series: Better: A New and Living Way

Are you unmovable in your faith? You can be when you know truth. And that’s what we have in Jesus. A dazzling truth that He is better than living by law, works, service, and good deeds. A truth that has the ability to transform us from the inside out and of which nothing else compares. 

Do you know Jesus this way? In this message, Pete Briscoe encourages you to keep your eyes squarely on Jesus.

Scripture: Hebrews 1:1 - 1:4


March 24, 2020

Develop Intimacy and Encourage Each Other, Part 2

Jill Briscoe

Series: 8 Things that Make a Marriage Work

God places great value on the act of encouraging others, so we should, too. Learn how your marriage can benefit from the simple effort of building up your spouse.

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13


March 23, 2020

Develop Intimacy and Encourage Each Other, Part 1

Jill Briscoe

Series: 8 Things that Make a Marriage Work

God places great value on the act of encouraging others, so we should, too. Learn how your marriage can benefit from the simple effort of building up your spouse.

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13


March 20, 2020

Learn What Real Love Is and Pray About It, Part 2

Jill Briscoe

Series: 8 Things that Make a Marriage Work

Is your marriage characterized by agape love? If you don’t know, listen as Jill teaches what agape love looks like.

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13


March 19, 2020

Learn What Real Love Is and Pray About It, Part 1

Jill Briscoe

Series: 8 Things that Make a Marriage Work

Is your marriage characterized by agape love? If you don’t know, listen as Jill teaches what agape love looks like.

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13


March 18, 2020

Respect the Differences and Develop Integrity, Part 2

Jill Briscoe

Series: 8 Things that Make a Marriage Work

There is no such thing as irreconcilable differences, says Jill in this series. God is in the reconciliation business! God created us differently, so He must have had a reason!


March 17, 2020

Respect the Differences and Develop Integrity, Part 1

Jill Briscoe

Series: 8 Things that Make a Marriage Work

There is no such thing as irreconcilable differences, says Jill in this series. God is in the reconciliation business! God created us differently, so He must have had a reason!


March 16, 2020

Guart Your Heart and Let God Govern Your Marriage, Part 2

Jill Briscoe

Series: 8 Things that Make a Marriage Work

Jill teaches why boundaries are essential to guarding your heart against temptation. She also talks about the importance of allowing God to be in charge of your marriage instead of just an observer of it.

Scripture: Matthew 10:1 - 10:9


March 13, 2020

Guard Your Heart and Let God Govern Your Marriage, Part 1

Jill Briscoe

Series: 8 Things that Make a Marriage Work

Jill teaches why boundaries are essential to guarding your heart against temptation. She also talks about the importance of allowing God to be in charge of your marriage instead of just an observer of it.

Scripture: Matthew 10:1 - 10:9


March 12, 2020

Reinvigorate Your Marriage

Pete Briscoe

Series: Extraordinary Marriage

Here’s a true statement: None of us are so enthralling that we can keep our spouses enchanted for multiple decades! We just can’t do it. So if you’re feeling a bit bored in your marriage, you might be wondering if there’s even a way to make it fresh and exciting again.

In this message, Pete Briscoe answers that question with a definite Yes! He shows you how to achieve a vibrant marriage by exploring four ideas from Genesis.

Scripture: Genesis 2:15 - 2:25


March 11, 2020

My Heavenly Father-in-Law, Part 2

Pete Briscoe

Series: Extraordinary Marriage

God is desperately concerned with how His children are treated. He’s concerned as our heavenly Father—and as our heavenly Father-in-law! Because our spouses are God’s sons and daughters, when we marry, He also becomes our heavenly father-in-law! And He has a whole list in Colossians about how He expects His in-laws to treat His sons and daughters.

In this message, Pete Briscoe explores how God views our marriages and how the way we treat our spouses impacts our relationship with Him.

Scripture: Colossians 3:1 - 3:17


March 10, 2020

My Heavenly Father-in-Law, Part 1

Pete Briscoe

Series: Extraordinary Marriage

God is desperately concerned with how His children are treated. He’s concerned as our heavenly Father—and as our heavenly Father-in-law! Because our spouses are God’s sons and daughters, when we marry, He also becomes our heavenly father-in-law! And He has a whole list in Colossians about how He expects His in-laws to treat His sons and daughters.

In this message, Pete Briscoe explores how God views our marriages and how the way we treat our spouses impacts our relationship with Him.

Scripture: Colossians 3:1 - 3:17


March 9, 2020

Meet the Real Me, Part 2

Pete Briscoe

Series: Extraordinary Marriage

Does your spouse know the true you? We all have a fake persona that we present to the world—and often to our spouse—in order to hide our shame, past hurts, and failures. It’s difficult to become vulnerable, but the more we hide the harder it is to be known - and being known is where true intimacy lies.

In this message, Pete Briscoe encourages you to introduce the “true you” to your spouse—the honest and vulnerable you that is truly worth knowing—and see how your relationship blossoms into a deeply meaningful marriage.

Scripture: Colossians 3 , Genesis 3


March 6, 2020

Meet the Real Me, Part 1

Pete Briscoe

Series: Extraordinary Marriage

Does your spouse know the true you? We all have a fake persona that we present to the world—and often to our spouse—in order to hide our shame, past hurts, and failures. It’s difficult to become vulnerable, but the more we hide the harder it is to be known - and being known is where true intimacy lies.

In this message, Pete Briscoe encourages you to introduce the “true you” to your spouse—the honest and vulnerable you that is truly worth knowing—and see how your relationship blossoms into a deeply meaningful marriage.

Scripture: Colossians 3 , Genesis 3


March 5, 2020

Merging Two Kingdoms, Part 2

Pete Briscoe

Series: Extraordinary 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


March 4, 2020

Merging Two Kingdoms, Part 1

Pete Briscoe

Series: Extraordinary 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


March 3, 2020

God's Design for Marriage, Part 2

Stuart Briscoe

Series: God's Design for Marriage

What’s the secret to a sustained, successful marriage? As Stuart Briscoe often answers, “Keep your promises and live a long time.”

That, of course, begs the question: What’s the secret to keeping your promises?

In this message from Mark 10, Stuart draws our attention to the biblical foundations of marriage—and how honoring God’s good design can encourage spouses toward a lifetime of love and faithfulness.

Scripture: Mark 10:4 - 10:9


March 2, 2020

God's Design for Marriage, Part 1

Stuart Briscoe

Series: God's Design for Marriage

What’s the secret to a sustained, successful marriage? As Stuart Briscoe often answers, “Keep your promises and live a long time.”

That, of course, begs the question: What’s the secret to keeping your promises?

In this message from Mark 10, Stuart draws our attention to the biblical foundations of marriage—and how honoring God’s good design can encourage spouses toward a lifetime of love and faithfulness.

Scripture: Mark 10:4 - 10:9


February 28, 2020

Walking in Confidence, Part 2

Stuart Briscoe

Series: Living the Life

In this world there’s no shortage of grounds for doubts and fears, and Christians are not exempt. It is important as believers that we be people who know what we know, believe what we believe, and are confident in the things that we ought to be confident in.

Scripture: 1 John 4:7 - 5:21


February 27, 2020

Walking in Confidence, Part 1

Stuart Briscoe

Series: Living the Life

In this world there’s no shortage of grounds for doubts and fears, and Christians are not exempt. It is important as believers that we be people who know what we know, believe what we believe, and are confident in the things that we ought to be confident in.

Scripture: 1 John 4:7 - 5:21


February 26, 2020

Walking in Truth

Stuart Briscoe

Series: Living the Life

In its early days, the Christian church was very conscious of the struggle for the souls of men and women between “the Spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehood.” In our modern culture, we see dramatically changing attitudes toward truth. But we must recognize that there is such a thing as truth, and there is such a thing as error.

Scripture: 1 John 4:1 - 4:21


February 25, 2020

Walking in Love, Part 2

Stuart Briscoe

Series: Living the Life

Love is a common theme of both Christian and secular thought and interest. Because of this, Christians need to be careful to understand the uniqueness of the love that characterizes the children of God—what it is, what it does, and what it says about who we are in Christ.

Scripture: 1 John 3:10 - 3:24


February 24, 2020

Walking in Love, Part 1

Stuart Briscoe

Series: Living the Life

Love is a common theme of both Christian and secular thought and interest. Because of this, Christians need to be careful to understand the uniqueness of the love that characterizes the children of God—what it is, what it does, and what it says about who we are in Christ.

Scripture: 1 John 3:10 - 3:24


February 21, 2020

I'm Depending

Pete Briscoe

Series: Dance Lessons

Dependent isn’t an adjective most people would want to use to describe themselves. Rather, we would like to be independent, in control. Paul writes about being dependent on Christ as a wonderful and necessary thing for Christian living. It is a privilege! 

In this message, Pete Briscoe teaches us how dependence on God is a beautiful part of the dance, as we let the Spirit guide us through daily living.

Scripture: Galatians 2:20 , Mark 9:17 - 9:26


February 20, 2020

Ordinary Men, Extraordinary God

Pete Briscoe

Series: Everyday Disciples

When you think of Jesus’ disciples, what do you picture? Do you picture superheroes or great, powerful men? The truth is that the disciples were just ordinary, everyday men! This group, hand-picked by Jesus, included no scholars, religious leaders, or especially talented men. We have examples of when they lacked faith, humility, spiritual understanding, and power. Yet despite their ordinariness, these men became testimonies of God’s glory when He worked in and through them. 

In this message, Pete Briscoe introduces us to this ragtag group of men and shows us how God’s power changed them from ordinary to extraordinary.

Scripture: Mark


February 19, 2020

We Are Perfectly Incapable

Pete Briscoe

Series: What Will Jesus Do?

Has Jesus ever prompted you to do something far beyond your abilities, and you find yourself thinking, “I just can’t do this?” It leaves us feeling inadequate. However, we should never apply the worldly principle of inadequacy to Kingdom promptings!

Throughout the Gospels, Jesus often asked the disciples to do things they were completely incapable of doing without Him. He wants to do the same in us. Christ is capable of doing in us what we could never do on our own.

Scripture: Luke 9:10 - 9:17


February 18, 2020

How to Worship, Part 2

Jill Briscoe

Series: Here Am I, Send Aaron

Is worshiping God the central focus of your life? Well, if it isn’t, it should be. In this message, Jill Briscoe looks at the book of Exodus and focuses on the tabernacle that Moses built to help us gain a better understanding of what it really means to worship God.


February 17, 2020

How to Worship, Part 1

Jill Briscoe

Series: Here Am I, Send Aaron

Is worshiping God the central focus of your life? Well, if it isn’t, it should be. In this message, Jill Briscoe looks at the book of Exodus and focuses on the tabernacle that Moses built to help us gain a better understanding of what it really means to worship God.


February 14, 2020

How to Discover My Gifts, Part 2

Jill Briscoe

Series: Here Am I, Send Aaron

What kind of spiritual gifts do you have? For many of us, it’s hard to know. But it’s easier than you think to discover the wonderful gifts God has given you. In this message, Jill explains how by just looking at our lives and our day to day activities we can discover how to use our talents for God’s will and purposes.


February 13, 2020

How to Discover My Gifts, Part 1

Jill Briscoe

Series: Here Am I, Send Aaron

What kind of spiritual gifts do you have? For many of us, it’s hard to know. But it’s easier than you think to discover the wonderful gifts God has given you. In this message, Jill explains how by just looking at our lives and our day to day activities we can discover how to use our talents for God’s will and purposes.


February 12, 2020

The Moment Jesus Returns, Part 2

Pete Briscoe

Series: The Essence of Christian Living

How you feel about Jesus’ return probably has a lot to do with your understanding of the Bible.

There certainly will be a lot of action that day—the dead in Christ rising, non-believers swept away, believers lifted up to meet Jesus in the clouds. It will be an amazing day!

But if you’re not sure about how Jesus will react to you, you might be living in fear of His return. Maybe that fear stems from a struggle with sin, or you’re afraid you’ll be sinning at that exact moment He returns.

In this message, Pete Briscoe teaches from 1 John 2 & 3 to help release you from your fear and anxiety. You’ll learn why and how you can live confidently today while you wait for Jesus’ imminent return.

Scripture: 1 John 2:28 - 3:3


February 11, 2020

The Moment Jesus Returns, Part 1

Pete Briscoe

Series: The Essence of Christian Living

How you feel about Jesus’ return probably has a lot to do with your understanding of the Bible.

There certainly will be a lot of action that day—the dead in Christ rising, non-believers swept away, believers lifted up to meet Jesus in the clouds. It will be an amazing day!

But if you’re not sure about how Jesus will react to you, you might be living in fear of His return. Maybe that fear stems from a struggle with sin, or you’re afraid you’ll be sinning at that exact moment He returns.

In this message, Pete Briscoe teaches from 1 John 2 & 3 to help release you from your fear and anxiety. You’ll learn why and how you can live confidently today while you wait for Jesus’ imminent return.

Scripture: 1 John 2:28 - 3:3


February 10, 2020

How to Obey the Bible, Part 2

Jill Briscoe

Series: Here Am I, Send Aaron

Many of us live a Christian life that’s like a saggy bed. We’re rock firm on one end and rock firm on the other. We know we’ve accepted Christ, and we know we’re going to heaven when we die. But we sag in the middle. So how do we fix the sag? In this message, Jill helps us learn to obey and apply what the Bible teaches so that we can grow in our faith.


February 7, 2020

How to Obey the Bible, Part 1

Jill Briscoe

Series: Here Am I, Send Aaron

Many of us live a Christian life that’s like a saggy bed. We’re rock firm on one end and rock firm on the other. We know we’ve accepted Christ, and we know we’re going to heaven when we die. But we sag in the middle. So how do we fix the sag? In this message, Jill helps us learn to obey and apply what the Bible teaches so that we can grow in our faith.


February 6, 2020

How to Witness

Jill Briscoe

Series: Here Am I, Send Aaron

When you think of witnessing, what comes to mind? Many think witnessing is scary and intimidating. Others think it’s something that just pastors and ministry leaders should do. But God believes witnessing is everyone’s job, and He has given each and every one of us the tools to do it. In this message, Jill explains how we can learn to witness.


February 5, 2020

Detecting False Teaching

Pete Briscoe

Series: The Essence of Christian Living

Have you ever heard biblical teaching that sounded a bit off? Sometimes it’s glaringly obvious, but other times, you might not even be aware that you’re being deceived.

False teaching can be extremely dangerous. It can lead you into temptation and outside of the Life Jesus came to give. So, how can you discern false teaching and avoid anything beyond the realm of God’s Truth?

Pete Briscoe takes you to the answer found in 1 John and shares how to recognize the telltale sign of false teaching and avoid its danger and deceit.

Scripture: 1 John 2:18 - 2:27


February 4, 2020

Flirting with the World

Pete Briscoe

Series: The Essence of Christian Living

Why is the world such a dangerous place for Christians? Because worldly pleasures are developed by the evil one for the purpose of drawing you away from Jesus.

Just like a true friend would warn you of impending danger, John cautions us in 1 John about the danger of being seduced by worldly things that are not from God but are from Satan—things that pull us away from Jesus and into harmful circumstances.

In this message, Pete Briscoe shows us what’s at stake when we maintain a flirtatious relationship with worldly things.

Scripture: 1 John 2:12 - 2:17


February 3, 2020

Distorted Love

Pete Briscoe

Series: The Essence of Christian Living

Is there ever a check in your spirit about whether you’re really a Christian? Studied out of context, 1 John 2:3, which mentions obeying commands, can read more like a warning to believers and cause us to doubt if we’re really children of God. But in reality, John brings to light in his letter the most beautiful and magnificent truth about the new command that Jesus wants us to focus on.

In this message, Pete Briscoe uses John’s letter to lift the burden of doubt we might carry about our salvation. And at the same time, teaches us about Jesus’ design for love that is counterintuitive to how we love on our own.

Scripture: 1 John 2:3 - 2:13


January 31, 2020

What Is God Really Like? Part 2

Stuart Briscoe

Series: What Is God Really Like?

People become remarkably imaginative about God.  But Scripture says, “Eye has not seen, ear has not heard, neither has entered into the heart of man what God has prepared for those who love Him, but God has revealed them to us by His Spirit.”

Not speculation, not imagination – but revelation. God is in the business of self-revelation, which is a fundamental tenant of Christianity. He has made human beings uniquely capable of receiving what He is revealing. And more than that, He has given us the ability of responding to what we are receiving.  

He reveals himself, first of all, in creation. Secondly, He reveals himself in covenant, and thirdly, He reveals himself in Christ. This is how we go about discovering what God is really like.

Scripture: Exodus 34:6 - 34:7


January 30, 2020

What Is God Really Like? Part 1

Stuart Briscoe

Series: What Is God Really Like?

People become remarkably imaginative about God.  But Scripture says, “Eye has not seen, ear has not heard, neither has entered into the heart of man what God has prepared for those who love Him, but God has revealed them to us by His Spirit.”

Not speculation, not imagination – but revelation. God is in the business of self-revelation, which is a fundamental tenant of Christianity. He has made human beings uniquely capable of receiving what He is revealing. And more than that, He has given us the ability of responding to what we are receiving.  

He reveals himself, first of all, in creation. Secondly, He reveals himself in covenant, and thirdly, He reveals himself in Christ. This is how we go about discovering what God is really like.

Scripture: Exodus 34:6 - 34:7


January 29, 2020

Be a Witness, Part 2

Pete Briscoe

Series: Be a Witness

Jesus left simple and clear instructions for all believers who have received the Holy Spirit. Be a witness—tell people about Me, tell them about the cross, tell them how I’ve transformed your life. That’s the passionate witnessing we see the disciples doing in Acts after they received the Holy Spirit. Do you see this in your life—in your church?

In this message Pete Briscoe reminds us where our priorities lie as the church of Christ and challenges each of us to make a difference in our homes, at work, in our communities and in our relationships by living out what Jesus asks of us: to be My witnesses.

Scripture: Acts 1:6 - 1:11


January 28, 2020

Be a Witness, Part 1

Pete Briscoe

Series: Be a Witness

Jesus left simple and clear instructions for all believers who have received the Holy Spirit. Be a witness—tell people about Me, tell them about the cross, tell them how I’ve transformed your life. That’s the passionate witnessing we see the disciples doing in Acts after they received the Holy Spirit. Do you see this in your life—in your church?

In this message Pete Briscoe reminds us where our priorities lie as the church of Christ and challenges each of us to make a difference in our homes, at work, in our communities and in our relationships by living out what Jesus asks of us: to be My witnesses.

Scripture: Acts 1:6 - 1:11


January 27, 2020

Sufficient Grace, Part 2

Jill Briscoe

Series: Grace in the Garden

Splinters, thorns, prickers. It doesn’t matter what they are called, they hurt and get under your skin! Life in our world is filled with thorns: difficult relationships, illness, loss of loved ones, broken promises. The Bible tells us that even the Apostle Paul and God Himself in Jesus struggled under the bite of thorns. But God does not allow thorns in our lives without providing sufficient grace to live in the prickly mess. What Satan intends to push us down often results in pushing us to our knees in front of God’s throne instead. 

“You who wore my thorns that I may know Your grace...pierced by my sin that I may see Your face...loved and forgiven from shame and deep disgrace. You wore my thorns. You wore my thorns.” (from Jill’s poem “You Wore My Thorns” copyright 2003)


January 24, 2020

Sufficient Grace, Part 1

Jill Briscoe

Series: Grace in the Garden

Splinters, thorns, prickers. It doesn’t matter what they are called, they hurt and get under your skin! Life in our world is filled with thorns: difficult relationships, illness, loss of loved ones, broken promises. The Bible tells us that even the Apostle Paul and God Himself in Jesus struggled under the bite of thorns. But God does not allow thorns in our lives without providing sufficient grace to live in the prickly mess. What Satan intends to push us down often results in pushing us to our knees in front of God’s throne instead. 

“You who wore my thorns that I may know Your grace...pierced by my sin that I may see Your face...loved and forgiven from shame and deep disgrace. You wore my thorns. You wore my thorns.” (from Jill’s poem “You Wore My Thorns” copyright 2003)


January 23, 2020

Saving Grace

Jill Briscoe

Series: Grace in the Garden

Why is a walk in a garden so relaxing? Because we were created to live in God’s garden of perfection, forever. Unfortunately, as the story goes, Adam and Eve made a fatal error and were forced to make their home in the garden of sin instead, where nothing is perfect or peaceful. 

But remember, this is God’s story! God came looking for Adam and Eve after they disobeyed. And in His grace, He still comes looking for us today. Jill Briscoe takes us through biblical examples of God’s saving grace and how He offers us a way to His riches through Christ.


January 22, 2020

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

Stuart Briscoe

Series: God's Will for My Life

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


January 21, 2020

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

Stuart Briscoe

Series: God's Will for My Life

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


January 20, 2020

Finding God's Will for Me, Part 2

Jill Briscoe

Series: God's Will for My Life

“What is God’s will for my life?” It’s a serious question that is asked by believers of all ages facing all kinds of decisions and uncertainty. As Jill Briscoe explains, you cannot know the will of God until you find God and get to know Him personally—or at least slow down long enough for Him to find you! 

God does not intend for His will to be a mystery to us. In fact, He makes it perfectly clear in His Word. What can we learn from the stories of the Bible... from how Jesus handled certain situations? A great deal! 

Through this teaching, you’ll learn how you can know God’s will for your life and then begin to apply it in practical ways. Are you ready to surrender your plans if it means you will accomplish His?

Scripture: James 4:13 - 4:17 , Philippians 2:13 , Romans 8:27


January 17, 2020

Finding God's Will for Me, Part 1

Jill Briscoe

Series: God's Will for My Life

“What is God’s will for my life?” It’s a serious question that is asked by believers of all ages facing all kinds of decisions and uncertainty. As Jill Briscoe explains, you cannot know the will of God until you find God and get to know Him personally—or at least slow down long enough for Him to find you! 

God does not intend for His will to be a mystery to us. In fact, He makes it perfectly clear in His Word. What can we learn from the stories of the Bible... from how Jesus handled certain situations? A great deal! 

Through this teaching, you’ll learn how you can know God’s will for your life and then begin to apply it in practical ways. Are you ready to surrender your plans if it means you will accomplish His?

Scripture: James 4:13 - 4:17 , Philippians 2:13 , Romans 8:27


January 16, 2020

Knowing God's Will for My Life, Part 2

Pete Briscoe

Series: God's Will for My Life

Do you ever hear people say, “God told me to do that,” and think, did He really “tell” you? You hear others claim they know God’s will for their life, but how do you really know what God wants?

We can look in Scripture and see, generally, what God wants for His followers, but what does He want for each of us individually? Maybe there’s a decision you’re grappling with now—who to marry, which college to attend, or a major career or lifestyle choice. In this message, Pete Briscoe gives clear guidance on how to hear the Holy Spirit and discover God’s best life for you.

Scripture: Romans 12:1 - 12:2


January 15, 2020

Knowing God's Will for My Life, Part 1

Pete Briscoe

Series: God's Will for My Life

Do you ever hear people say, “God told me to do that,” and think, did He really “tell” you? You hear others claim they know God’s will for their life, but how do you really know what God wants?

We can look in Scripture and see, generally, what God wants for His followers, but what does He want for each of us individually? Maybe there’s a decision you’re grappling with now—who to marry, which college to attend, or a major career or lifestyle choice. In this message, Pete Briscoe gives clear guidance on how to hear the Holy Spirit and discover God’s best life for you.

Scripture: Romans 12:1 - 12:2


January 14, 2020

Be Wise About the Will of God

Stuart Briscoe

Series: God's Will for My Life

Are you living for yourself or for God? That’s a great question to answer when you’re struggling to understand God’s will for your life. He really is amazingly clear about His purpose and will for the life of the believer. But finding clarity means setting yourself apart from conventional worldly thinking and sharply focusing on God’s Word.

It’s in Scripture where God tells you the purpose for your life. He has eternal work set aside since before creation for you to do—work that blesses God and others.

In this message, Stuart Briscoe invites the resistant, the negligent, and the paralyzed believers to step into a deeper understanding of God’s will—and discover daily, with joy, what it is He wants you to be and to do.

Scripture: Ephesians 5:8 - 5:20


January 13, 2020

The Holy Spirit of Prayer

Jill Briscoe

Series: God's Will for My Life

When we pray, most of us spend a lot of time praying for ourselves, our family, and our friends. Those are all good things to pray for. But there’s much more that God wants us to pray about.

Prayer allows us to interact with all three members of the Trinity at the same time and be an active participant in helping to accomplish God’s will.

In this message, Jill uses the story of the widow and her little pot of oil from the Old Testament to show us how to let the Holy Spirit guide us in our prayer life so that God’s purposes are fulfilled in the world and in our lives.

Scripture: 2 Kings 4:1 - 4:7


January 10, 2020

I Got It from Jesus

Pete Briscoe

Series: Dance Lessons

If you have friends who are not believers, they may ask how you know the Gospel is true. Paul was asked, too. Could he have misunderstood what others told him? Did he have some details wrong? No! Paul received the truth of the Gospel straight from Jesus—not from men! 

In this message from Pete Briscoe's series, Dance Lessons, he uses Paul's letter to the Galatians to teach how the Christian life starts, how we are to live it, and what living in the spirit looks like. It's not a set of rules, but a wide open door to follow Jesus!

Scripture: Galatians 1:11 - 2:10


January 9, 2020

The Good News

Pete Briscoe

Series: Dance Lessons

Martin Luther said, "Preach the Gospel to yourself every day." We need reminding sometimes! In this message from Pete's series, Dance Lessons, he turns to Paul's letters to summarize the Gospel message and apply it to everyday life. Who are you in Christ? How does His death and resurrection empower you to overcome sin, trials, and even death?

Scripture: Galatians 1:11 - 1:15


January 8, 2020

There’s Oil in Your Coffee

Pete Briscoe

Series: Dance Lessons

Galatians is different than other letters written by Paul. In every other epistle, he finds something for which to praise the young churches before giving them advice. However, he's so angry with the Galatians that he skips that section all together. Why?

In a single word—legalism. It had infected their churches, and even today, it minimizes what Jesus did on the cross and tells us we have to do something, too, to earn salvation. Listen as Pete Briscoe teaches us  how to avoid the lie of legalism and trust in Christ alone.

Scripture: Galatians 1:1 - 1:8


January 7, 2020

He Has Set Us Free

Pete Briscoe

Series: Dance Lessons

There's a story told that Abe Lincoln purchased a slave and immediately told her she was free when they walked away. She began to question him: "Free to think what I want? Free to go where I want to go?" When he answered, "Yes," she replied, "Then I think I'll go with you."

Do we really understand that we are completely, joyously free, through Christ? And if we do, why do we continue to act like we're not?

Scripture: Galatians 5:1 , Luke 4:14 - 4:20


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