Everyday Disciples

Pete Briscoe

If you're a believer, there can be a subtle, unspoken pressure to do big things for God. Are you involved with a ministry? Are you teaching Sunday school? Have you led anyone to Christ? If you feel inadequate, be encouraged, because the disciples themselves were not only ordinary... they were also disappointing and frustrating, causing Jesus to say: "How long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you?" (Matthew 17:17) 

But Jesus had no backup plan. He was going to spread the Good News through these disciples, and He continued to believe in them, in spite of their flaws. 

In this compelling series, Pete takes an in-depth look at some of Jesus' closest disciples and explains that it doesn't matter how ordinary you are if you're surrendered to Him. He wants to do great things in you and through you. You only have to be willing to let Him do it!

Messages From This Series:

  1. 1. Ordinary Men, Extraordinary God

    Pete Briscoe

    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

  2. 2. Who Is the Disciple Matthew?

    Pete Briscoe

    Ever feel like you don’t belong? Like you’re not in the “in” group? Jesus’ disciple Matthew certainly did—as a tax collector, he was rejected and hated by his fellow Jews and by those in the “in” group. When Jesus called Matthew to be one of his followers, Matthew left his sinful lifestyle without hesitation—and then called his fellow “outsiders” to do the same! 

    In this message, Pete Briscoe gives us the background of Matthew’s story and shows us what this story really teaches us about Jesus himself.

    Scripture:  Luke 18:8 - 18:14 , Matthew 23 , Matthew 9:9 - 9:13

  3. 3. Who Is the Disciple James?

    Pete Briscoe

    We all have things we’re passionate about. While we’d like to say that our passions are for noble and selfless things, like helping the poor or feeding the hungry, most likely our passions take shape while we’re stuck sitting in traffic or watching a bad call from the ref in a sporting event or feeling personally affronted by what someone says. Jesus’ disciple James was no exception. He was a man full of misplaced, dangerous passion. But allowing his passion to be led by the Holy Spirit changed James into a man whose passion was dangerous—in a good way! 

    In this message, Pete Briscoe shares with us some stories from James’ life and guides us in dealing with our passion and the passionate people around us.

    Scripture:  Luke 9:51

  4. 4. Who Is the Disciple John?

    Pete Briscoe

    The disciple John was a man surrounded by death. As the last of Jesus’ 12 disciples left alive, he had to face the death of all his friends in some horrible ways. Yet he was a man who truly knew what Life was! Through his writings, we see that John had a firm grasp on what true Life really is and where it is found—in Christ alone. 

    In this message, Pete Briscoe walks us through some of John’s writings and points us to where eternal, satisfying, intimate, true Life is found.

    Scripture:  John 20:31

  5. 5. Who Is the Disciple Philip?

    Pete Briscoe

    Do you believe that Jesus can do miracles in your life? Jesus’ disciple Philip was an analytical, practical kind of guy, the one who would handle the details of the disciples’ travel arrangements. This responsible, systematic personality, however, led him to have a hard time believing in the supernatural power of Jesus. Yet Jesus took the opportunity to give Philip, and us, glimpses of how powerful Jesus really is! 

    In this message, Pete Briscoe introduces us to Philip and encourages us to avoid Philip’s mistakes and fully embrace Jesus’ supernatural power.

    Scripture:  John 1:43

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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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