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May 12, 2021

Faith Requires More than a Little Effort

Stuart Briscoe

Series: Keep the Faith

The letter to the Hebrews, as is common with New Testament epistles, having dealt with many deep theological issues, is brought to a conclusion with many essential, practical instructions. A healthy reminder that faith is not just a matter of belief—it involves behavior, too. 

Scripture: Hebrews 12:14 - 12:29


May 11, 2021

Discipline - Who Needs It?

Stuart Briscoe

Series: Keep the Faith

The contemporary debate on discipline has led to a dramatic decrease in child abuse and an equally dramatic increase in ill-disciplined children and many attendant social ills. But we must understand the significant role discipline plays in spiritual experience.

Scripture: Hebrews 12:4 - 12:13


May 10, 2021

Growing Weary and Losing Heart

Stuart Briscoe

Series: Keep the Faith

Various metaphors have been used to describe the Christian life. Some see it as a war to be fought, others as a party to be enjoyed, others as a task to be completed, and still others as a race to be run. The writer of Hebrews chooses the race metaphor.

Scripture: Hebrews 12:1 - 12:3


May 7, 2021

Faith, Hope and Clarity

Stuart Briscoe

Series: Keep the Faith

Having encouraged his readers to “keep the faith” despite the pressures under which they were living, and having delivered warnings to them about the dangers of abandoning the faith, our writer now defines, describes, and illustrates faith and hope so that there will be no confusion.

Scripture: Hebrews 11:1 - 11:40


May 6, 2021

Faith, Hope and Patience

Stuart Briscoe

Series: Keep the Faith

It’s easy to place your faith in people, parties, and programs. But it’s impossible for all those things to sustain and uphold your heart.

When patience wears thin and genuine hope is all you long for, the “who” of faith matters greatly. And there’s no better Who than the Lord, our God.

In this message, Stuart Briscoe opens Scripture to reveal the character of our promise-keeping God. He is true, He is faithful—and there’s no better place for your faith to be than in Him.

Scripture: Hebrews 6:1 - 6:20


May 5, 2021

The Faith We Profess

Stuart Briscoe

Series: Keep the Faith

“Whom we confess” and “the faith we profess” are both translations of the Greek word homologia, which is defined as “an act of proclamation in which the concrete relation of man to Jesus is expressed in binding and valid form.” Jesus expressed the importance of such a homologia (Matthew 10:32), and Hebrews confirmed it.

Scripture: Hebrews 4:1 - 4:16


May 4, 2021

The Full Assurance of Faith

Stuart Briscoe

Series: Keep the Faith

Given the experiences they had gone through and the possibilities of further problems, it is understandable that some of the Hebrew Christians were possibly losing their nerve. They needed assurance, which the author of Hebrews provided for them—and us.

Scripture: Hebrews 10:19 - 10:39


May 3, 2021

Faith's Fundamentals

Stuart Briscoe

Series: Keep the Faith

Hebrews addressed a struggling group of Jewish believers discovering that discipleship would not be easy as Jesus had warned. In it they were encouraged to “keep the faith,” warned of the dangers of failure to do so, and reminded how to mature in their faith. But they must be willing to move beyond faith’s fundamentals—to make progress and mature.

Scripture: Hebrews 5:11 - 6:3


April 30, 2021

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


April 29, 2021

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


April 28, 2021

Be a Witness, Part 2

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


April 27, 2021

Be a Witness, Part 1

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


April 26, 2021

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)


April 23, 2021

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)


April 22, 2021

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.


April 21, 2021

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


April 20, 2021

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


April 19, 2021

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


April 16, 2021

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


April 15, 2021

Knowing God's Will for My Life, Part 2

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


April 14, 2021

Knowing God's Will for My Life, Part 1

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


April 13, 2021

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


April 12, 2021

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


April 9, 2021

I Got It from Jesus

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


April 8, 2021

The Good News

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


April 7, 2021

There’s Oil in Your Coffee

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


April 6, 2021

He Has Set Us Free

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


April 5, 2021

Free to Dance

Series: Dance Lessons

Is Jesus your drill sergeant or your dance instructor? Are you marching along, trying to be good enough, trying to keep in step with everyone else? Jesus is calling you out of the march and into a dance with Him—sometimes messy, sometimes uncoordinated, but always focused on Christ, moved by Life with Him.

In this message, Pete Briscoe invites us to stop marching, stop watching the dance from the sidelines, and start dancing with life and joy!

Scripture: Colossians 2:6 - 2:10 , Jeremiah 31:13 - 31:14


April 2, 2021

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


April 1, 2021

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 31, 2021

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 30, 2021

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


March 29, 2021

The Message of the Cross

Stuart Briscoe

Series: The Cross of Christ

Cicero, the great Roman statesman, said that crucifixion was “a most cruel and disgusting punishment” and that “there is no fitting word that can possibly describe so horrible a deed.” Yet the cross became, and is still, the focus of the Christian message. 

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1:17 - 1:18


March 26, 2021

How Can I Love God?

Jill Briscoe

Series: Living Love

Is there a “good” thing distracting you from loving Jesus? It can be tempting to dedicate yourself to busyness and miss one of the most important things Jesus asks of you—love. Good things are absolutely worthless without love.

In this message, Jill Briscoe studies the story of Martha and Mary to uncover the choice that’s yours to make in order to love Jesus with all your heart, soul, and strength.

Scripture: Luke 10:38 - 10:42


March 25, 2021

How Can I Like Myself Without Being Proud?

Jill Briscoe

Series: Living Love

Is there a difference between a healthy self-image and pride? We read in 1 Corinthians 8:1 that while knowledge “puffs up,” love “builds up.”

How do you put your gifts and God-given potential to use and remain humble in the process? How can you be confident and assured in God’s leading and not entertain a high view of yourself?

In this message, Jill Briscoe teaches from Scripture to show you how to balance this so you’re free to forget yourself and focus instead on other people and the work God has for you.

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13


March 24, 2021

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


March 23, 2021

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


March 22, 2021

How Can I Stop Wanting What Others Have? Part 2

Jill Briscoe

Series: Living Love

Envy is something many of us struggle with, especially in today’s culture. The problem is that all too soon envy of what someone owns or has accomplished morphs into jealousy where we don’t want them to have or enjoy what they have! How do we stop this comparative and unhealthy thinking that’s harmful to us and prevents us from loving people in a pure and Godly manner?

In this message, Jill Briscoe gives practical insight to help free us from the burden of want and instead rejoice in the triumphs of others.

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13


March 19, 2021

How Can I Stop Wanting What Others Have? Part 1

Jill Briscoe

Series: Living Love

Envy is something many of us struggle with, especially in today’s culture. The problem is that all too soon envy of what someone owns or has accomplished morphs into jealousy where we don’t want them to have or enjoy what they have! How do we stop this comparative and unhealthy thinking that’s harmful to us and prevents us from loving people in a pure and Godly manner?

In this message, Jill Briscoe gives practical insight to help free us from the burden of want and instead rejoice in the triumphs of others.

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13


March 18, 2021

How Can I Be More Patient?

Jill Briscoe

Series: Living Love

We’re often tempted to live our lives out of our emotions where ugly things like frustration, anger, jealousy, and impatience rise to the surface. But love is patient. Love wins over difficult people. Love wins over unlovable people. But it’s never something we can do in our own strength.

In this message, Jill Briscoe explores patience as an outpouring of love and why allowing God to teach us long-suffering will transform the gift of love we give to others into a kindness the world seldom sees.

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13


March 17, 2021

Merging Two Kingdoms, Part 2

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 16, 2021

Merging Two Kingdoms, Part 1

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 15, 2021

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 12, 2021

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


March 11, 2021

Am I Allowed to Remarry After Divorce? Part 2

Series: Modern Marriage

If you’re asking this question it’s likely that you’ve gone through an intensely personal and emotional hardship. As you heal and put the pieces of your life back in place, you might be struggling to know whether you’ll ever love and marry again. 

Or, maybe you’ve remarried after a divorce but now wonder if your decision was in line with God’s Word.

The Bible does place restrictions on who can get remarried. But there’s often confusion around the passages and various positions as a result.

In this message, Pete Briscoe unveils what the Bible says on this topic to help you gain understanding and confidently know the answer for your situation.  

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 7 , Matthew 19:3 - 19:9


March 10, 2021

Am I Allowed to Remarry After Divorce? Part 1

Series: Modern Marriage

If you’re asking this question it’s likely that you’ve gone through an intensely personal and emotional hardship. As you heal and put the pieces of your life back in place, you might be struggling to know whether you’ll ever love and marry again. 

Or, maybe you’ve remarried after a divorce but now wonder if your decision was in line with God’s Word.

The Bible does place restrictions on who can get remarried. But there’s often confusion around the passages and various positions as a result.

In this message, Pete Briscoe unveils what the Bible says on this topic to help you gain understanding and confidently know the answer for your situation.  

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 7 , Matthew 19:3 - 19:9


March 9, 2021

When Is It Time to See a Counselor? Part 2

Series: Modern Marriage

There’s nothing natural about sitting in a room with someone you hardly know and being asked probing questions about your most personal feelings, fears, and struggles. And if that’s not enough to deter you, there’s also a negative stigma attached to people who seek counseling.

So, why even bother? After all, Christians seek counsel from God and each other—isn’t that enough?

It might not be if you’re feeling stuck in life—lost in a dying marriage or relationship, held hostage from a traumatic past event, or self-medicating to relieve your pain.

Sometimes we need help to admit that we need help.

In this message, Pete Briscoe will show you biblically the appropriateness and importance of seeking counsel, so that nothing holds you back from fully experiencing Life in Christ.

Scripture: Exodus 18:13 - 18:24 , Song of Solomon 2:14 - 2:16 , Song of Solomon 5:1


March 8, 2021

When Is It Time to See a Counselor? Part 1

Series: Modern Marriage

There’s nothing natural about sitting in a room with someone you hardly know and being asked probing questions about your most personal feelings, fears, and struggles. And if that’s not enough to deter you, there’s also a negative stigma attached to people who seek counseling.

So, why even bother? After all, Christians seek counsel from God and each other—isn’t that enough?

It might not be if you’re feeling stuck in life—lost in a dying marriage or relationship, held hostage from a traumatic past event, or self-medicating to relieve your pain.

Sometimes we need help to admit that we need help.

In this message, Pete Briscoe will show you biblically the appropriateness and importance of seeking counsel, so that nothing holds you back from fully experiencing Life in Christ.

Scripture: Exodus 18:13 - 18:24 , Song of Solomon 2:14 - 2:16 , Song of Solomon 5:1


March 5, 2021

Is There Equality in Marriage? Part 2

Series: Modern Marriage

Ephesians 5:22 is the often quoted verse that tells wives to submit to their husbands as they do to the Lord. Unsurprisingly, this verse has pricked the nerves of both women and men as they battle to apply this verse in their marriages.

Is it possible that for far too long, the church has been inaccurately teaching the true meaning of this verse? What are the possible translations of the Greek word “submit” that could shine a brighter light on the picture Paul was attempting to paint?

Even if you’ve heard previous teaching on this verse, join Pete Briscoe as he opens God’s Word and exposes the limited view many hold regarding this text. He’ll help you gain a deeper and more profound understanding of how this verse in the proper context will enrich your marriage and your relationship with God.  

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 7:1 - 7:5 , Ephesians 5:15 - 6:9


March 4, 2021

Is There Equality in Marriage? Part 1

Series: Modern Marriage

Ephesians 5:22 is the often quoted verse that tells wives to submit to their husbands as they do to the Lord. Unsurprisingly, this verse has pricked the nerves of both women and men as they battle to apply this verse in their marriages.

Is it possible that for far too long, the church has been inaccurately teaching the true meaning of this verse? What are the possible translations of the Greek word “submit” that could shine a brighter light on the picture Paul was attempting to paint?

Even if you’ve heard previous teaching on this verse, join Pete Briscoe as he opens God’s Word and exposes the limited view many hold regarding this text. He’ll help you gain a deeper and more profound understanding of how this verse in the proper context will enrich your marriage and your relationship with God.  

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 7:1 - 7:5 , Ephesians 5:15 - 6:9


March 3, 2021

Is It Ok to Live Together?

Series: Modern Marriage

Couples living together without the benefit of marriage have become an accepted social norm—and it’s also occurring within the Christian community. In fact, there’s a good chance that the couple of the last wedding you attended lived together before they got married.

Is sharing living space and sexual intimacy without being married a good idea? Even if you’re not grappling with this question, you likely know of someone who is—or at least they should be!

In this message, Pete Briscoe shares what the Bible teaches on this topic and shows you what couples might unwittingly sacrifice when they decide to live together before marriage. 

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 6:15 - 6:20 , 1 Thessalonians 4:3 - 4:5


March 2, 2021

Finding God's Will for Me, Part 2

Jill Briscoe

Series: Finding God's Will for Me

“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?


March 1, 2021

Finding God's Will for Me, Part 1

Jill Briscoe

Series: Finding God's Will for Me

“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?


February 26, 2021

A Dream for the Church

Series: The Essence of Christian Living

There’s a lot of debate about what the church is supposed to focus on. Some say it should be primarily concerned with bringing people to Christ, while others believe the focus should be on maturing existing believers.

So, how do we know if we’re “doing church” right? Can we be certain that we’re making an impact in ways that matter most?

In this message, Pete Briscoe takes you to 1 John to outline God’s dream for the church. You’ll discover a lesson that goes beyond the debate of men and becomes an entirely new and fulfilling way of life!

Scripture: 1 John 4:7 - 4:16


February 25, 2021

Overcoming Self-Condemnation, Part 2

Series: The Essence of Christian Living

Do you ever beat yourself up over a failure or a sin struggle you can’t seem to shake?

Culture seems to teach that when we fall short, we’re no longer as lovable or valuable—we’re failures. Because of this, we can become consumed with negative, self-condemning thoughts that can leave us feeling paralyzed. But is this what Jesus wants for us? What does He think of us—even when we mess up? 

In this message, Pete Briscoe takes us to 1 John to share how we can be freed from self-condemnation and start living in the light of how God really sees us.

Scripture: 1 John 3:19 - 3:24


February 24, 2021

Overcoming Self-Condemnation, Part 1

Series: The Essence of Christian Living

Do you ever beat yourself up over a failure or a sin struggle you can’t seem to shake?

Culture seems to teach that when we fall short, we’re no longer as lovable or valuable—we’re failures. Because of this, we can become consumed with negative, self-condemning thoughts that can leave us feeling paralyzed. But is this what Jesus wants for us? What does He think of us—even when we mess up? 

In this message, Pete Briscoe takes us to 1 John to share how we can be freed from self-condemnation and start living in the light of how God really sees us.

Scripture: 1 John 3:19 - 3:24


February 23, 2021

Believers Who Sin, Part 2

Series: The Essence of Christian Living

What do sinners do? They sin. Sinning comes naturally and is to be expected from people who don’t know Jesus. The battle against sin truly begins after you accept Jesus into your life. It’s at that point where you begin to feel the pull toward sinning – yet also feel a counter-pull that makes it difficult to sin. Why? Because you’re now a saint, and sinning is no longer a natural behavior for you. Instead of being a sinner saved by grace, you’re a saint who sometimes sins!

How does this sin battle play out in the life of a believer? That’s what Pete Briscoe teaches in this message from 1 John 3:4-10 where you’ll find hope for victory in your battle against sin.

Scripture: 1 John 3:4 - 3:10


February 22, 2021

Believers Who Sin, Part 1

Series: The Essence of Christian Living

What do sinners do? They sin. Sinning comes naturally and is to be expected from people who don’t know Jesus. The battle against sin truly begins after you accept Jesus into your life. It’s at that point where you begin to feel the pull toward sinning – yet also feel a counter-pull that makes it difficult to sin. Why? Because you’re now a saint, and sinning is no longer a natural behavior for you. Instead of being a sinner saved by grace, you’re a saint who sometimes sins!

How does this sin battle play out in the life of a believer? That’s what Pete Briscoe teaches in this message from 1 John 3:4-10 where you’ll find hope for victory in your battle against sin.

Scripture: 1 John 3:4 - 3:10


February 19, 2021

Keep Calm and Carry On, Part 2

Stuart Briscoe

Series: Keep Calm and Carry On

In the midst of so much international and interpersonal turmoil, it is easy to wonder: Why is it like this? What is God doing? How can I possibly carry on in this chaotic world? These questions, incredibly pertinent today, were also asked by the psalmist of Israel several thousand years ago. 

In his message “Keep Calm and Carry On,” Stuart Briscoe remembers life in World War II era Britain, and he uses Psalm 2 to confront the fear caused by the distressing circumstances of our current world with the sovereign plan of our mighty and holy God.

Scripture: Psalm 2


February 18, 2021

Keep Calm and Carry On, Part 1

Stuart Briscoe

Series: Keep Calm and Carry On

In the midst of so much international and interpersonal turmoil, it is easy to wonder: Why is it like this? What is God doing? How can I possibly carry on in this chaotic world? These questions, incredibly pertinent today, were also asked by the psalmist of Israel several thousand years ago. 

In his message “Keep Calm and Carry On,” Stuart Briscoe remembers life in World War II era Britain, and he uses Psalm 2 to confront the fear caused by the distressing circumstances of our current world with the sovereign plan of our mighty and holy God.

Scripture: Psalm 2


February 17, 2021

Do Nothing, Part 2

Series: You Need Rest

Jesus’ first instruction to the faithful disciples before He ascended to heaven was to do nothing! That was their first assignment. It sounds crazy considering there were millions of people who needed to hear the Good News of salvation through Jesus. And yet, Jesus told them to stay put in Jerusalem and do nothing—nothing except to wait for the Holy Spirit.

Why was this instruction so important and instrumental as the early church was launched? What can we learn from studying Acts that will add new life to our work for the Kingdom?

In this message Pete Briscoe applies this important teaching from Jesus to today’s disciples and asks the question: What would our lives look like if instead of doing good things for God, we asked the Holy Spirit to do God-things through us?

Scripture: Acts 1:1 - 1:5


February 16, 2021

Do Nothing, Part 1

Series: You Need Rest

Jesus’ first instruction to the faithful disciples before He ascended to heaven was to do nothing! That was their first assignment. It sounds crazy considering there were millions of people who needed to hear the Good News of salvation through Jesus. And yet, Jesus told them to stay put in Jerusalem and do nothing—nothing except to wait for the Holy Spirit.

Why was this instruction so important and instrumental as the early church was launched? What can we learn from studying Acts that will add new life to our work for the Kingdom?

In this message Pete Briscoe applies this important teaching from Jesus to today’s disciples and asks the question: What would our lives look like if instead of doing good things for God, we asked the Holy Spirit to do God-things through us?

Scripture: Acts 1:1 - 1:5


February 15, 2021

Martha - Busyness, Part 2

Jill Briscoe

Series: You Need Rest

What does your daily schedule look like? Is it full of errands and events? Sometimes we become workaholics and worriers, filling our days with too many tasks and constant concerns about things we can’t control rather than taking time to focus on the most important thing of all.

In this message, Jill Briscoe uses the example of Martha to show us instead how Jesus would want us to fill our time.

Scripture: Luke 10:38 - 10:42


February 12, 2021

Martha - Busyness Part 1

Jill Briscoe

Series: You Need Rest

What does your daily schedule look like? Is it full of errands and events? Sometimes we become workaholics and worriers, filling our days with too many tasks and constant concerns about things we can’t control rather than taking time to focus on the most important thing of all.

In this message, Jill Briscoe uses the example of Martha to show us instead how Jesus would want us to fill our time.

Scripture: Luke 10:38 - 10:42


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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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