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March 5, 2021

Is There Equality in Marriage? Part 2

Pete Briscoe

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

Pete Briscoe

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?

Pete Briscoe

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

Pete Briscoe

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

Pete Briscoe

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

Pete Briscoe

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

Pete Briscoe

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

Pete Briscoe

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

Pete Briscoe

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

Pete Briscoe

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


February 11, 2021

The Promise of Rest

Pete Briscoe

Series: You Need Rest

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

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

Scripture: Hebrews 4:1 - 4:11


February 10, 2021

The Normal Christian Life

Pete Briscoe

Series: You Need Rest

Have you ever wondered what a normal Christian life looks like—what the core aspects of a faith walk are, or why your faith walk looks different from someone else’s?

In this message, Pete Briscoe seeks to answer these questions by outlining a passage of Scripture that he believes to be the secret to understanding the Bible and the Christian life. He shows us what it looks like to dance with the Spirit instead of marching to a set of rules.

Scripture: Galatians 2:20


February 9, 2021

Rest Stops, Part 2

Jill Briscoe

Series: You Need Rest

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

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

Scripture: Psalm 23


February 8, 2021

Rest Stops, Part 1

Jill Briscoe

Series: You Need Rest

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

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

Scripture: Psalm 23


February 5, 2021

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


February 4, 2021

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


February 3, 2021

The Healer

Pete Briscoe

Series: The Healer

Thankfulness finds its resting place at the feet of Jesus—our comforter, our protector, and our healer. This message is a reminder that Jesus was and always will be in the business of healing people in all areas of life. And even when He hasn’t healed as we hope, we can still trust Him in His sovereignty.

Scripture: Luke 17:11 - 17:19


February 2, 2021

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


February 1, 2021

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


January 29, 2021

What Did Jesus Say About Faithfulness?

Stuart Briscoe

Series: But What Did Jesus Say About It?

One look at the news and you may ask yourself, “Are we living in the last days?” With so much uncertainty going on around us, we may be wondering if the end is drawing near.

After Jesus told the disciples that Jerusalem’s huge, ornate temple would be destroyed and not one stone left standing, they were concerned about when that would happen. They asked Him for signs to watch for, clues so that they could be ready. Instead, Jesus told them the only thing they needed to be worried about was standing firm. So what can we do to stand firm and be faithful? 

In this message, Stuart explains Jesus’ brief parable about the budding fig tree and encourages us to stand firm in our faith.

Scripture: Luke 21:5 - 21:38


January 28, 2021

What Did Jesus Say About Wealth?

Stuart Briscoe

Series: But What Did Jesus Say About It?

We all have to deal with money, and we all deal with money in different ways, from penny pinchers to big spenders, from those living paycheck-to-paycheck to those investing millions. If we asked for financial advice from those around us, we would probably get many different answers. But consider we came into this world with nothing and we leave this world with nothing. Everything we have between coming into this world and leaving it is entrusted to us from God. So what did Jesus say about how we use our wealth? 

In this message, Stuart explains Jesus’ parable about the dishonest steward and shows us that what we do with what we’ve been given can have a long-lasting impression.

Scripture: Luke 16:1 - 16:18


January 27, 2021

What Did Jesus Say About God?

Stuart Briscoe

Series: But What Did Jesus Say About It?

When you picture God, what do you see? You might picture someone staunch, reserved, and dignified with long, white hair and a beard, perhaps something similar to Michelangelo’s portrayal on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. The Pharisees also had ideas of what God is like, so they objected when Jesus told some parables that gave a portrayal of God that did not fit their picture of who He is. 

In this message, Stuart uses three well-known parables of Jesus to show us what the Father is really like and give us a glimpse at God’s heart toward us.

Scripture: Luke 15:1 - 15:32


January 26, 2021

What Did Jesus Say About Humility? Part 2

Stuart Briscoe

Series: But What Did Jesus Say About It?

We live in a culture of getting what we want when we want it. Language in advertising tells us that we “deserve” the best and we should get what we want. From trash-talk in the sports arena to commercials on television, self-promotion and self-aggrandizement are everywhere. With so many self-centered messages around us, what are we to do with humility? 

When Jesus was invited to dinner in a Pharisee’s home, he told two parables about people who were lacking in humility and what happened to them as a result of their arrogance.

In this message, Stuart teaches us what humility really is and challenges us stop listening to what our culture tells us and start listening to what God says.

Scripture: Luke 14:1 - 14:24


January 25, 2021

What Did Jesus Say About Humility? Part 1

Stuart Briscoe

Series: But What Did Jesus Say About It?

We live in a culture of getting what we want when we want it. Language in advertising tells us that we “deserve” the best and we should get what we want. From trash-talk in the sports arena to commercials on television, self-promotion and self-aggrandizement are everywhere. With so many self-centered messages around us, what are we to do with humility? 

When Jesus was invited to dinner in a Pharisee’s home, he told two parables about people who were lacking in humility and what happened to them as a result of their arrogance.

In this message, Stuart teaches us what humility really is and challenges us stop listening to what our culture tells us and start listening to what God says.

Scripture: Luke 14:1 - 14:24


January 22, 2021

What Did Jesus Say About Calamities?

Stuart Briscoe

Series: But What Did Jesus Say About It?

Why do bad things happen to good people? This is a question many people ask, particularly when we see tragedies occurring around us. In the ancient world, the general thinking was that if you were good, God would bless you in material ways for being good. So if something bad happened to you, the community would think that you had done something bad to deserve it. When Jesus was questioned about such things—whose sin caused which disasters—His response was countercultural and personal. 

In this message, Stuart helps us gain new insight on the parable of the unfruitful fig tree and shows us how to respond when calamity strikes.

Scripture: Luke 13:1 - 13:9


January 21, 2021

Your Need for Friendship, Part 2

Jill Briscoe

Series: Healing Broken Relationships

You probably don’t need to be convinced about how important it is to share life with others. To be friendless in an unfriendly world is a frightening thing. But have you ever struggled to develop meaningful and precious friendships?

In this message, Jill Briscoe teaches us about being vulnerable in our relationships and how friendship can deeply impact our lives.

Scripture: Ecclesiastes 4


January 20, 2021

Your Need for Friendship, Part 1

Jill Briscoe

Series: Healing Broken Relationships

You probably don’t need to be convinced about how important it is to share life with others. To be friendless in an unfriendly world is a frightening thing. But have you ever struggled to develop meaningful and precious friendships?

In this message, Jill Briscoe teaches us about being vulnerable in our relationships and how friendship can deeply impact our lives.

Scripture: Ecclesiastes 4


January 19, 2021

Fixing a Broken Marriage

Pete Briscoe

Series: Healing Broken Relationships

Oftentimes, we blame our spouse for the problems in our marriages and then set out trying to change them. However, it’s God’s job to fix our spouses, not ours. And, if we’re really honest, He probably needs to fix us, too. 

In this message, Pete Briscoe teaches on how to repair our less than perfect marriages. Surprisingly, it has more to do with us individually than with our spouses!

Scripture: 1 Thessalonians


January 18, 2021

How to Repair Relationships

Stuart Briscoe

Series: Healing Broken Relationships

Many of us struggle to live well when we experience difficulties in our relationships. We might even live in a state of denial—shrugging our shoulders and denying individual responsibility. How do we overcome the urge to ignore tough situations? 

In this message, Stuart Briscoe encourages us to repair our relationships and takes us to the story of Joseph to learn how to heal them.

Scripture: Genesis 44


January 15, 2021

Fight for the Family

Jill Briscoe

Series: Healing Broken Relationships

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

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


January 14, 2021

Paul Speaks on Relationships, Part 2

Pete Briscoe

Series: Healing Broken Relationships

Do you want deep, authentic relationships with people? If you do, perhaps a paradigm shift needs to happen in your thinking. The world tells us to make a name for ourselves and to do it at whatever the cost. The problem is along the way we step on others and damage relationships. 

In this message, Pete Briscoe shows us how to think counter-culturally so that we can experience deep and meaningful relationships with others.

Scripture: Philippians 2


January 13, 2021

Paul Speaks on Relationships, Part 1

Pete Briscoe

Series: Healing Broken Relationships

Do you want deep, authentic relationships with people? If you do, perhaps a paradigm shift needs to happen in your thinking. The world tells us to make a name for ourselves and to do it at whatever the cost. The problem is along the way we step on others and damage relationships. 

In this message, Pete Briscoe shows us how to think counter-culturally so that we can experience deep and meaningful relationships with others.

Scripture: Philippians 2


January 12, 2021

God's Plan for Reconciliation, Part 2

Stuart Briscoe

Series: Healing Broken Relationships

Too often we focus on issues that divide us as a people instead of the things that unify us. And when that happens, there’s the potential to stay within your collective group of like-minded people and treat others differently, maybe even judgmentally. How do you keep yourself from a judgmental worldview so that you can see people as God sees them—precious and in need of a Savior? 

In this message, Stuart Briscoe examines how the apostle Paul addresses issues that divide people. There’s only one true way to overcoming what divides us, and if we embrace it, the effects can be revolutionary.

Scripture: Ephesians 2


January 11, 2021

God's Plan for Reconciliation, Part 1

Stuart Briscoe

Series: Healing Broken Relationships

Too often we focus on issues that divide us as a people instead of the things that unify us. And when that happens, there’s the potential to stay within your collective group of like-minded people and treat others differently, maybe even judgmentally. How do you keep yourself from a judgmental worldview so that you can see people as God sees them—precious and in need of a Savior? 

In this message, Stuart Briscoe examines how the apostle Paul addresses issues that divide people. There’s only one true way to overcoming what divides us, and if we embrace it, the effects can be revolutionary.

Scripture: Ephesians 2


January 8, 2021

Cultivate Contentment, Part 2

Jill Briscoe

Series: Spiritual Arts

Those of us who played organized sports in school may remember a time when the race or game was not going well, and we just wanted to give up. For many of us, it was the shouts from the sidelines that kept us going. We could hear the coach shouting, “Keep going—you can do it!” 

In the same way the coach keeps the team going, Christ keeps us going and guides us home. We just have to learn to turn everything in our lives over to Him. In this message, Jill explains how we can learn to let God “coach” us and find contentment in every circumstance. 

Scripture: Philippians 3 , Philippians 4


January 7, 2021

Cultivate Contentment, Part 1

Jill Briscoe

Series: Spiritual Arts

Those of us who played organized sports in school may remember a time when the race or game was not going well, and we just wanted to give up. For many of us, it was the shouts from the sidelines that kept us going. We could hear the coach shouting, “Keep going—you can do it!” 

In the same way the coach keeps the team going, Christ keeps us going and guides us home. We just have to learn to turn everything in our lives over to Him. In this message, Jill explains how we can learn to let God “coach” us and find contentment in every circumstance. 

Scripture: Philippians 3 , Philippians 4


January 6, 2021

Learn to Be Small

Jill Briscoe

Series: Spiritual Arts

What people come to mind when thinking of those who have a servant attitude? Missionaries? Pastors? Yourself? Do you think that having a humble attitude is important? The apostle Paul had a servant heart and attitude. He continually gave himself away to benefit those around him. As a result, he was able to bring many people to Christ. 

We can impact those around us just as Paul did if we learn the spiritual art of humility. In this message, Jill explains how having a self-sacrificing attitude can impact others. 

Scripture: Philippians 2


January 5, 2021

Chains of Blessing, Part 2

Jill Briscoe

Series: Spiritual Arts

What do you do when you are suffering through a hard time? Many of us sulk, complain, and feel sorry for ourselves. Others put on a strong face, but when they are alone, the fear and sadness take over, and they break down. Much of the apostle Paul’s life was spent suffering—most of the time in jail. But unlike many of us, Paul was joyful no matter what his circumstance. 

This “spiritual art” of contentment was something Paul learned—and it wasn’t easy. In this message, Jill uses Paul’s life as an example of how we can learn contentment, joy, and peace of mind no matter what we are going through. 

Scripture: Philippians 1


January 4, 2021

Chains of Blessing, Part 1

Jill Briscoe

Series: Spiritual Arts

What do you do when you are suffering through a hard time? Many of us sulk, complain, and feel sorry for ourselves. Others put on a strong face, but when they are alone, the fear and sadness take over, and they break down. Much of the apostle Paul’s life was spent suffering—most of the time in jail. But unlike many of us, Paul was joyful no matter what his circumstance. 

This “spiritual art” of contentment was something Paul learned—and it wasn’t easy. In this message, Jill uses Paul’s life as an example of how we can learn contentment, joy, and peace of mind no matter what we are going through. 

Scripture: Philippians 1


January 1, 2021

One Person at a Time

Pete Briscoe

Series: The Good Life

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

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

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

Scripture: John 13:34


December 31, 2020

Heart Ache, Part 2

Jill Briscoe

Series: Heart Hunger

Sometimes we think that if we could only get what we want, we would finally be happy. Solomon thought that, too. He had a “getting” obsession, never denying himself anything he wanted, and he became “greater by far than anyone in Jerusalem before [him].” 

But all these things didn’t bring Solomon the happiness he was looking for. Solomon and you and I are all trying to soothe a heart ache that can’t be cured by “things” but only by finding our purpose, the reason we were made!

Scripture: Ecclesiastes 2


December 30, 2020

Heart Ache, Part 1

Jill Briscoe

Series: Heart Hunger

Sometimes we think that if we could only get what we want, we would finally be happy. Solomon thought that, too. He had a “getting” obsession, never denying himself anything he wanted, and he became “greater by far than anyone in Jerusalem before [him].” 

But all these things didn’t bring Solomon the happiness he was looking for. Solomon and you and I are all trying to soothe a heart ache that can’t be cured by “things” but only by finding our purpose, the reason we were made!

Scripture: Ecclesiastes 2


December 29, 2020

Heart Cry, Part 2

Jill Briscoe

Series: Heart Hunger

Ever feel like something is missing, like you just don’t belong? You probably feel that way because it is true! God created us for Himself and put eternity in our hearts—we were not made for here. So how do we make the most of this life where “everything is meaningless, a chasing after the wind” (as Solomon wrote in Ecclesiastes) in a world which is not our home?

Scripture: Ecclesiastes 3:11


December 28, 2020

Heart Cry, Part 1

Jill Briscoe

Series: Heart Hunger

Ever feel like something is missing, like you just don’t belong? You probably feel that way because it is true! God created us for Himself and put eternity in our hearts—we were not made for here. So how do we make the most of this life where “everything is meaningless, a chasing after the wind” (as Solomon wrote in Ecclesiastes) in a world which is not our home?

Scripture: Ecclesiastes 3:11


December 25, 2020

Savior

Pete Briscoe

Series: And He Shall Be Called

Names meant something in biblical times. The name attached to a child would many times be a prophetic hope spoken over that baby. This was literally true when one of God's great prophets predicted the birth of a special child, hundreds of years before it took place. He called Him Wonderful, Counselor, Almighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace.

Scripture: Isaiah 9:6


December 24, 2020

Counselor

Pete Briscoe

Series: And He Shall Be Called

Names meant something in biblical times. The name attached to a child would many times be a prophetic hope spoken over that baby. This was literally true when one of God's great prophets predicted the birth of a special child, hundreds of years before it took place. He called Him Wonderful, Counselor, Almighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace.

Scripture: Isaiah 9:6


December 23, 2020

Immanuel

Pete Briscoe

Series: And He Shall Be Called

Names meant something in biblical times. The name attached to a child would many times be a prophetic hope spoken over that baby. This was literally true when one of God's great prophets predicted the birth of a special child, hundreds of years before it took place. He called Him Wonderful, Counselor, Almighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace.

Scripture: Isaiah 9:6


December 22, 2020

No Ordinary Child, Part 2

Jill Briscoe

Series: No Ordinary Child

Who was Jesus? Jesus was no ordinary child. The book of Hebrews says He was Divinity. He was God Himself, Immanuel—God with us. In this Christmas message, Jill Briscoe discusses the miraculous birth of Jesus, who Jesus was, and what that means for us.

Jill reads her poem “Divinity Wrapped in a Blanket.”


December 21, 2020

No Ordinary Child, Part 1

Jill Briscoe

Series: No Ordinary Child

Who was Jesus? Jesus was no ordinary child. The book of Hebrews says He was Divinity. He was God Himself, Immanuel—God with us. In this Christmas message, Jill Briscoe discusses the miraculous birth of Jesus, who Jesus was, and what that means for us.

Jill reads her poem “Divinity Wrapped in a Blanket.”


December 18, 2020

The Bread of Life

Stuart Briscoe

Series: God's Perfect Gifts

John's gospel was written so that the readers "may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing (they) may have life through his name." What this believing entails and what this life involves are the subjects of our inquiry.

Scripture: John 6:25 - 6:59


December 17, 2020

The Living Water, Part 2

Stuart Briscoe

Series: God's Perfect Gifts

Jesus talked to Nicodemus, an orthodox Jewish teacher, and to a Samaritan woman, two people who would never tolerate each other. But He loved both of them. His concern for the eternal well-being of all people transcends all other considerations.

Scripture: John 4:1 - 4:26


December 16, 2020

The Living Water, Part 1

Stuart Briscoe

Series: God's Perfect Gifts

Jesus talked to Nicodemus, an orthodox Jewish teacher, and to a Samaritan woman, two people who would never tolerate each other. But He loved both of them. His concern for the eternal well-being of all people transcends all other considerations.

Scripture: John 4:1 - 4:26


December 15, 2020

The One and Only Son

Stuart Briscoe

Series: God's Perfect Gifts

John 3:16 used to be regarded as the best known Bible verse. But since the advent of political correctness, "Judge not that ye be not judged" has become better known! That is sad because John 3:16 speaks of the greatest gift of all! Today we'll unwrap it.

Scripture: John 3:16 - 3:21


December 14, 2020

The Right to Become

Stuart Briscoe

Series: God's Perfect Gifts

"Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father..." This being the case, we will spend a little time unwrapping them to see what He has given us. First, He has given us "the right to become the children of God."

Scripture: John 1:1 - 1:13


December 11, 2020

Deborah | How to Fight Your Battles

Jill Briscoe

Series: The Best of 2020

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.


December 10, 2020

You Are Connected to God, Part 2

Pete Briscoe

Series: The Best of 2020

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


December 9, 2020

You Are Connected to God, Part 1

Pete Briscoe

Series: The Best of 2020

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


December 8, 2020

Walking in Love

Stuart Briscoe

Series: The Best of 2020

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


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