Admitting messiness

The Pharisees were a great example of tidy people trying to make tidy clones. Because they didn’t identify as sinners, they had no need for a Savior.

Keeping ill company

Jesus isn’t repelled by our messiness. In fact, He has this habit of throwing open the doors of love to messy people. He did it all the time.

There's no such thing as Jesus repellant

The Church has lots of well-intended but callous advice for messy people. To people who have lost everything—marriage, children, health, or jobs—

Are you a tidy mess?

Remember being in college and finding out your mom was coming to visit? Your dorm room was clean in less than 10 minutes. Sure, everything

We're invited

You know what’s great about lonely places? No one can hear you talk out loud. When Luke writes that Jesus withdrew and prayed,

It's time to sneak out

Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. (Luke 5:16) We aren’t asking, “What would Jesus do?” but “What will Jesus do—in us and through us?”

That something missing

What’s desperately needed, scheduled but often ignored, bypassed, and snubbed? Then necessity calls—yet we still avoid it, crash, and stall?

Forsaking a formula

In Luke 5, Jesus was in a town preaching the message of God’s acceptance to anyone who would listen. During this time, a man with a skin disease came to Jesus

One-on-one with the Father

When I was younger, I spent a lot of time with my dad. Every Friday was our day off, and many Fridays we’d book the first tee time of the morning.

Whom are you leading?

Don’t hesitate to invite someone into ministry. This is especially true if you’re a leader or mentor. What qualifies you as a leader or mentor?

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About Telling the Truth

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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