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January 22, 2018

The Fire that Ignites Our Faith, Part 1

Jill Briscoe

Series: Grace to Go On

Jesus said it was better that He leave earth so the Holy Spirit could come. He was one body amongst the people, but the Spirit would come to live inside of us. The Holy Spirit acts as a Fire that sets our souls ablaze and gives us the power to do things that are beyond our own strength.

Scripture: John 14:15 - 14:20


January 19, 2018

Stop Living Like an Old Covenant Jew, Part 2

Pete Briscoe

Series: Better: A New and Living Way

Old Testament Jews strived to obtain three things—holiness, forgiveness, and access to God. Do you live your Christian life trying to acquire these things, not realizing that through Christ you already possess all of this and more? 

In this message, Pete Briscoe explains what we forfeit when we live like Old Covenant Jews rather than New Covenant believers.

Scripture: Hebrews 10:19 - 10:25


January 18, 2018

Stop Living Like an Old Covenant Jew, Part 1

Pete Briscoe

Series: Better: A New and Living Way

Old Testament Jews strived to obtain three things—holiness, forgiveness, and access to God. Do you live your Christian life trying to acquire these things, not realizing that through Christ you already possess all of this and more? 

In this message, Pete Briscoe explains what we forfeit when we live like Old Covenant Jews rather than New Covenant believers.

Scripture: Hebrews 10:19 - 10:25


January 17, 2018

Freedom from Guilt and Shame

Pete Briscoe

Series: Better: A New and Living Way

Is there sin in your past that keeps you from being intimate with God? You know you’re forgiven, but your little inner judge keeps bringing your sin to mind. Yes, God hard-wired you with a conscience, but not so you would be forever tormented by your sin. 

In this message, Pete Briscoe talks about finding freedom from the guilt, shame, and embarrassment that comes from sin. 

Scripture: Hebrews 9:1 - 9:14


January 16, 2018

The Promise of Rest

Pete Briscoe

Series: Better: A New and Living Way

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


January 15, 2018

Was Jesus Afraid to Die? Part 2

Pete Briscoe

Series: Better: A New and Living Way

What was Jesus thinking about as he died on the cross? Was he tempted to fear death? Hebrews gives us a clue in referencing Psalm 22 with the opening words, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” 

Jesus is the one person in all of history who has gone through death, overcame death, and is able to speak to us about it. In this message, Pete Briscoe dives deep into the topic of fear and death.

Scripture: Hebrews 2:10 - 2:18


January 12, 2018

Was Jesus Afraid to Die? Part 1

Pete Briscoe

Series: Better: A New and Living Way

What was Jesus thinking about as he died on the cross? Was he tempted to fear death? Hebrews gives us a clue in referencing Psalm 22 with the opening words, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” 

Jesus is the one person in all of history who has gone through death, overcame death, and is able to speak to us about it. In this message, Pete Briscoe dives deep into the topic of fear and death.

Scripture: Hebrews 2:10 - 2:18


January 11, 2018

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


January 10, 2018

Freedom for Rule-Followers

Pete Briscoe

Series: Better: A New and Living Way

If Jesus is better than angels, and angels brought the Old Testament law to Moses, than Jesus is better than the law, right? It makes sense and we nod in agreement, but how many of us still find ourselves living under the law? Trying so hard to please God by following rules. 

In this message, Pete Briscoe shares the Scripture warning that our salvation might be drifting from us without our realization. He challenges us to move from being church-goers to Christ-knowers.

Scripture: Hebrews 2:1 - 2:4


January 9, 2018

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


January 8, 2018

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


January 5, 2018

The Characteristics of a Follower, Part 2

Stuart Briscoe

Series: Brave Enough to Follow

He was full of himself, and always the first to talk. He was also passionate, loyal, and hungry to learn. He wasn’t perfect—far from it. In other words, Simon Peter was just like us. It was only when he abandoned his old life to follow Jesus that he began to be transformed. Jesus makes the same offer to us: Leave your old life and follow Me! You may be telling yourself that Jesus can’t love you because you aren’t good enough, don’t know the Bible well enough, or don’t have a spotless past. Look at Peter! You are exactly the kind of person Jesus loves. 

Stuart gives a wonderful “before and after” illustration of how God can transform you when you bravely step out of your comfort zone.


January 4, 2018

The Characteristics of a Follower, Part 1

Stuart Briscoe

Series: Brave Enough to Follow

He was full of himself, and always the first to talk. He was also passionate, loyal, and hungry to learn. He wasn’t perfect—far from it. In other words, Simon Peter was just like us. It was only when he abandoned his old life to follow Jesus that he began to be transformed. Jesus makes the same offer to us: Leave your old life and follow Me! You may be telling yourself that Jesus can’t love you because you aren’t good enough, don’t know the Bible well enough, or don’t have a spotless past. Look at Peter! You are exactly the kind of person Jesus loves. 

Stuart gives a wonderful “before and after” illustration of how God can transform you when you bravely step out of your comfort zone.


January 3, 2018

The Call of Peter

Stuart Briscoe

Series: Brave Enough to Follow

He was full of himself, and always the first to talk. He was also passionate, loyal, and hungry to learn. He wasn’t perfect—far from it. In other words, Simon Peter was just like us. It was only when he abandoned his old life to follow Jesus that he began to be transformed. Jesus makes the same offer to us: Leave your old life and follow Me! You may be telling yourself that Jesus can’t love you because you aren’t good enough, don’t know the Bible well enough, or don’t have a spotless past. Look at Peter! You are exactly the kind of person Jesus loves. 

Stuart gives a wonderful “before and after” illustration of how God can transform you when you bravely step out of your comfort zone.


January 2, 2018

How to Face a New Year, Part 2

Stuart Briscoe

Series: How to Face a New Year

Where did the time go?

Most of us have asked this question at some point in our lives. The end of a year and the beginning of a new year confront us with the passage of time. We know time is limited and we know it is a gift, but we do not always know what to do with it. Stuart Briscoe walks us through the book of Ecclesiastes to explore this issue, embrace the times and seasons of life, and experience Life to the full.

Scripture: Ecclesiastes 3:1 - 3:15


January 1, 2018

How to Face a New Year, Part 1

Stuart Briscoe

Series: How to Face a New Year

Where did the time go?

Most of us have asked this question at some point in our lives. The end of a year and the beginning of a new year confront us with the passage of time. We know time is limited and we know it is a gift, but we do not always know what to do with it. Stuart Briscoe walks us through the book of Ecclesiastes to explore this issue, embrace the times and seasons of life, and experience Life to the full.

Scripture: Ecclesiastes 3:1 - 3:15


December 29, 2017

Wrestling with God, Part 2

Jill Briscoe

Series: Wrestling with God

We learn in Scripture how God wrestled Jacob to the ground one night and turned him upside down - so he could live right-side up. Jacob became a "prince" with God instead of a pain.

When we're suffering the consequences of our own poor choices; when we're bearing the brunt of someone's vengeance and anger; when we feel absolutely on our own and life is not working out as planned, that's when God will turn up. He wants to walk down the stairway of heaven right into our hearts to make us aware of His personal interest and concern.

Scripture: Genesis 28:10 , Genesis 32:22 - 43:31


December 28, 2017

Wrestling with God, Part 1

Jill Briscoe

Series: Wrestling with God

We learn in Scripture how God wrestled Jacob to the ground one night and turned him upside down - so he could live right-side up. Jacob became a "prince" with God instead of a pain.

When we're suffering the consequences of our own poor choices; when we're bearing the brunt of someone's vengeance and anger; when we feel absolutely on our own and life is not working out as planned, that's when God will turn up. He wants to walk down the stairway of heaven right into our hearts to make us aware of His personal interest and concern.

Scripture: Genesis 28:10 , Genesis 32:22 - 43:31


December 27, 2017

Never Give Up

Stuart Briscoe

Series: Never Give Up

A casual reading of the parable of the widow and the judge might suggest that Jesus was saying if we go on asking God to do what we want, He will give in eventually and we will get our own way!  A careful study of Luke 18:1-14 presents a very different picture.

Scripture: Luke 18:1 - 18:14


December 26, 2017

Happy Boxing Day

Pete Briscoe

Series: Inside the Box

Christmas is over. Boxes, wrapping paper, and bows are what remain. And now we have the familiar problem of trying to find a place for all of our new gifts. So often, our homes become packed full of stuff. We need to clean out and give to those who are less fortunate.

In this message, Pete explores the book of Ruth to explain how we can reach out to those in need. 

Scripture: Ruth 2


December 25, 2017

Rescued: God Sends Help

Pete Briscoe

Series: Have No Fear

When Jesus becomes our Lord He has deciding power in our lives. Therefore, we have no reason to fear because Jesus is who He says He is and will do what He said He’ll do.

Scripture: Luke 2:11


December 22, 2017

The Good News About Fear

Pete Briscoe

Series: Have No Fear

In Luke 2:10, a message from the angel of the Lord was revealed: We have no reason to fear because Jesus brings us the Good News.

God chose you, so you’re wanted. God loves you, so you’re cherished. He’s redeemed you, so you’re free. He’s forgiven you, so you’re clean. He’s included you, so everything that is true of Him is true of you. And He has given you the Spirit—so nothing will ever change those facts. They will be true from now through eternity.

Scripture: Luke 2:10


December 21, 2017

Do Not Be Afraid

Pete Briscoe

Series: Have No Fear

Are you a fearful person? Are there circumstances in your life that make you anxious? There’s plenty of evidence that worry and anxiety take a toll on us physically and emotionally, but often the experts’ solutions only deal with surface symptoms. Meanwhile, God tells us: “Do not be afraid!” So how do we do it?

Pete dives into Luke 2:8-10 to reiterate that no matter who you are or what might be weighing you down, there is a place you can find relief from your burdens.

Scripture: Luke 2:8 - 2:10


December 20, 2017

Meet Him at the Manger, Part 2

Jill Briscoe

Series: Meet Him at the Manger

“That though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.” 2 Corinthians 8:9

There are over 350 prophesies in the Old Testament that describe the Messiah. Jesus, born with no fanfare or even a crib, fulfilled every single one! The mathematical odds of that are virtually impossible.

And yet, even with that knowledge, the question about Jesus is ultimately a personal one you have to decide on your own. Who do you think the baby Jesus was?

In this message from Jill, she asks you this very question. If you believe the baby Jesus is God, you will live your life with a different perspective and purpose.


December 19, 2017

Meet Him at the Manger, Part 1

Jill Briscoe

Series: Meet Him at the Manger

“That though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.” 2 Corinthians 8:9

There are over 350 prophesies in the Old Testament that describe the Messiah. Jesus, born with no fanfare or even a crib, fulfilled every single one! The mathematical odds of that are virtually impossible.

And yet, even with that knowledge, the question about Jesus is ultimately a personal one you have to decide on your own. Who do you think the baby Jesus was?

In this message from Jill, she asks you this very question. If you believe the baby Jesus is God, you will live your life with a different perspective and purpose.


December 18, 2017

That They Might Have Life

Stuart Briscoe

Series: Why Christ Came

When Jesus’ listeners heard Him announce that He had come into the world in order that they might have life, they must have recognized immediately that He was obviously not referring to physical existence. But they had no idea what He did mean (vs. 6). Do we? 

Scripture: John 10:1 - 10:10


December 15, 2017

To Bring a Sword, Part 2

Stuart Briscoe

Series: Why Christ Came

Knowing Jesus was the Messiah, His first disciples expected Him to bring peace and freedom to Israel. Similar expectations are voiced each Christmas time as we sing, “Peace on earth, goodwill to men.” But Jesus said otherwise! 

Scripture: Matthew 10:34 - 10:42


December 14, 2017

To Bring a Sword, Part 1

Stuart Briscoe

Series: Why Christ Came

Knowing Jesus was the Messiah, His first disciples expected Him to bring peace and freedom to Israel. Similar expectations are voiced each Christmas time as we sing, “Peace on earth, goodwill to men.” But Jesus said otherwise! 

Scripture: Matthew 10:34 - 10:42


December 13, 2017

To Demonstrate Truth

Stuart Briscoe

Series: Why Christ Came

In his trial before Pontius Pilate, the Roman Procurator of Galilee, Jesus made a definitive statement about His coming into the world that clearly states why He came. “For this reason I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth.”

Scripture: John 18:28 - 18:38


December 12, 2017

For the Salvation of Sinners, Part 2

Stuart Briscoe

Series: Why Christ Came

The majority of people in America know that Christmas originally had something to do with Christ coming into the world. But that does not mean they understand why Christ came. But Scripture is perfectly clear on the issue: “Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” (1 Tim. 1:15). What does that mean? How did He do it? So what? 

Scripture: 1 Timothy 1:15 - 1:17


December 11, 2017

For the Salvation of Sinners, Part 1

Stuart Briscoe

Series: Why Christ Came

The majority of people in America know that Christmas originally had something to do with Christ coming into the world. But that does not mean they understand why Christ came. But Scripture is perfectly clear on the issue: “Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” (1 Tim. 1:15). What does that mean? How did He do it? So what? 

Scripture: 1 Timothy 1:15 - 1:17


December 8, 2017

Pondering Christmas

Pete Briscoe

Series: Pondering Christmas

What’s on your mind this Christmas season? Perhaps your thoughts are dwelling on the stressful demands of your job, a struggling relationship, or some big changes that will come with the new year. With so many things begging for your attention this time of year, it’s easy to miss out on the significance of Christ’s coming.

Pete Briscoe takes you along as he walks through Mary’s journey to Bethlehem and shares what may have been on her mind as she pondered the coming of her child. You’ll learn how to be freed of distractions, reflect on the true beauty of Christ’s coming, and experience the significance of Christmas in a way that will impact you every day.

Scripture: Deuteronomy 27:11 - 28:6 , Luke 2:1 - 2:7


December 7, 2017

Trusting

Jill Briscoe

Series: The Best of 2017

When the storms of life come and the waves are crashing violently, do you find it difficult to trust that God is present and working?

Whether or not you can see Him, Jesus is walking on the water in the midst of your storm—and He’s asking you to step out in faith and trust Him.

In this message, Jill Briscoe uses the story of Peter walking on water to teach how you can learn to trust Jesus more passionately and confidently even in the midst of life’s most challenging storms. 

Scripture: John 6:16 - 6:21


December 6, 2017

Hanging in There

Pete Briscoe

Series: The Best of 2017

As Christians, we have God’s Word to tell us how the game of life ends. Yet, even though we cling to His truth, we can find ourselves preoccupied with the enemy’s short-term victories and temporary advances in the world.

In this message Pete Briscoe teaches from Daniel 7 to help us through the struggle of trying to understand God’s eternal plan and how to persevere until He decides to end the game of life.

Scripture: Daniel 7:1 - 7:14


December 5, 2017

The Sheep and the Goats, Part 2

Stuart Briscoe

Series: The Best of 2017

Having outlined the uncertain certainty of His return, Jesus ended His discourse with a series of stories illustrating the surprising and far-reaching ramifications of His teaching.

Scripture: Matthew 24:36 - 25:46


December 4, 2017

The Sheep and the Goats, Part 1

Stuart Briscoe

Series: The Best of 2017

Having outlined the uncertain certainty of His return, Jesus ended His discourse with a series of stories illustrating the surprising and far-reaching ramifications of His teaching.

Scripture: Matthew 24:36 - 25:46


December 1, 2017

The Unseen Battle

Pete Briscoe

Series: The Best of 2017

Do you ever feel oppressed and confused? Have you ever wondered if those feelings were part of an unseen spiritual battle taking place around you—something you can’t visibly see but instinctively feel?

In this message we get a behind the scenes peek at what spiritual warfare looks like from the perspective of the angel that appeared to Daniel. Pete Briscoe teaches from chapter 10 and shares an eye-opening truth that will increase your reliance on Jesus.

Scripture: Daniel 10


November 30, 2017

How Can I Find Peace of Mind? Part 2

Stuart Briscoe

Series: The Best of 2017

Shalom means peace. It defines a type of inner peace and sense of order on the inside, even when there is chaos around us.

Our lives are full of uncertainties that lead people to suffer with anxiety, chronic worry, and sometimes sheer panic.

In this message, Stuart Briscoe teaches from Philippians to show us where and how to find peace of mind.

Scripture: Philippians 3:20 - 4:9


November 29, 2017

How Can I Find Peace of Mind? Part 1

Stuart Briscoe

Series: The Best of 2017

Shalom means peace. It defines a type of inner peace and sense of order on the inside, even when there is chaos around us.

Our lives are full of uncertainties that lead people to suffer with anxiety, chronic worry, and sometimes sheer panic.

In this message, Stuart Briscoe teaches from Philippians to show us where and how to find peace of mind.

Scripture: Philippians 3:20 - 4:9


November 28, 2017

Rest Stops, Part 2

Jill Briscoe

Series: The Best of 2017

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 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


November 27, 2017

Rest Stops, Part 1

Jill Briscoe

Series: The Best of 2017

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 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


November 24, 2017

Who Is the Disciple Philip?

Pete Briscoe

Series: Everyday Disciples

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


November 23, 2017

Who Is the Disciple John?

Pete Briscoe

Series: Everyday Disciples

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


November 22, 2017

Who Is the Disciple James?

Pete Briscoe

Series: Everyday Disciples

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


November 21, 2017

Who Is the Disciple Matthew?

Pete Briscoe

Series: Everyday Disciples

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


November 20, 2017

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


November 17, 2017

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


November 16, 2017

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


November 15, 2017

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


November 14, 2017

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


November 13, 2017

How You Finish Matters, Part 2

Stuart Briscoe

Series: Finishing Strong

“We need to go out and get into this society of ours as only seniors can and be agents of God's kingdom-building in our day and age.” - Stuart Briscoe

In this encouraging message, Stuart Briscoe reminds us that if we’re still alive, God has a purpose for us. We shouldn’t equate retiring with stepping away from God’s work for us. Until we breathe our dying breath, we are God’s workers and He’s in need of workers who are willing to rise to the challenge of expanding His kingdom by waking each morning and saying, “I’m available, Lord, what would you have me do today?”

Stuart Briscoe sends out a rally cry to seniors—and seniors to be—asking them to rise up in faith, and actively look for God's direction in their lives. God promises those who seek Him with their hearts that they will find Him, but He does this through workers. How You Finish Matters because God needs workers! Will you be available for God to work through you well into the golden years of your life?

Scripture: 1 Timothy 2:1 - 2:8


November 10, 2017

How You Finish Matters, Part 1

Stuart Briscoe

Series: Finishing Strong

“We need to go out and get into this society of ours as only seniors can and be agents of God's kingdom-building in our day and age.” - Stuart Briscoe

In this encouraging message, Stuart Briscoe reminds us that if we’re still alive, God has a purpose for us. We shouldn’t equate retiring with stepping away from God’s work for us. Until we breathe our dying breath, we are God’s workers and He’s in need of workers who are willing to rise to the challenge of expanding His kingdom by waking each morning and saying, “I’m available, Lord, what would you have me do today?”

Stuart Briscoe sends out a rally cry to seniors—and seniors to be—asking them to rise up in faith, and actively look for God's direction in their lives. God promises those who seek Him with their hearts that they will find Him, but He does this through workers. How You Finish Matters because God needs workers! Will you be available for God to work through you well into the golden years of your life?

Scripture: 1 Timothy 2:1 - 2:8


November 9, 2017

The Role of Seniors in the Church

Stuart Briscoe

Series: Improving with Age

The church should be a place for all – the boomers, the millennials, the seniors, and the juniors. But do we revere both youth and seniors as essential elements to the church? Do we believe the principle of unity in diversity can make the church stronger?   

In this message, Stuart Briscoe challenges churches to recognize and encourage the talent that lies in seniors. And he challenges seniors to rise up and show themselves as available and indispensable to the church body.


November 8, 2017

God's View of Aging

Stuart Briscoe

Series: Improving with Age

The Apostle Paul had the right attitude on aging. He tells us that while we are outwardly diminishing, inwardly our spirits are daily renewed. In other words, don’t focus on the physical signs of aging. Focus on the fact that every day we spend in this world, our Spirits are transforming and preparing us for the work God has for us today!

How do we grasp that concept and apply it to our lives? In this message, Stuart Briscoe looks to Scripture to help us number our days in accordance with God’s eternal plan. 

Scripture: Colossians 3:9 - 3:10 , Romans 8:11 , Romans 19 - 21


November 7, 2017

A Worldly View of Aging

Stuart Briscoe

Series: Improving with Age

None of us know how many days we have left, but we all want our days on Earth to count for something. It’s easy for us to feel like we’ve missed the mark if we evaluate our lives by worldly standards.

In this message, Stuart Briscoe takes a hard look at how even while we are outwardly wasting away, God wants us to seek things that are above so we can live well all our days.

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4:16 , Ecclesiastes 11:9 - 12:5


November 6, 2017

The Business of Living

Stuart Briscoe

Series: Improving with Age

If you’ve had a birthday this year, you’re aging! But no matter how old you are, God doesn’t want you hung up on the fact that you’re another year older. He wants you to get serious about the business of living your days in cooperation with His eternal plan!

In this message, Stuart Briscoe teaches from Psalm 90 to help us let go of our worldly concern of aging and instead focus each day as another opportunity to be a part of God’s work.

Scripture: Psalm 90


November 3, 2017

Thriving in an Unholy Culture

Pete Briscoe

Series: Better: A New and Living Way

Yes, the world is changing and it will continue to change, often in directions that are counter to Christian beliefs. But don’t overlook how in the midst of change the church can stand out all the more as a vibrant and beautiful place of love, truth, and grace. 

In this message, Pete dissects Hebrews 13 to show us what the church looks like in exile and how to remain steadfast and stand confidently in Christ, no matter the circumstance.

Scripture: Hebrews 13


November 2, 2017

Life Is Better Outside the Camp

Pete Briscoe

Series: Better: A New and Living Way

Quite often those who stand with Jesus don’t register high on the popularity meter. But we know that what this world offers us can never compare to all that we’ve been promised in eternity.

In this message, Pete Briscoe reads the moving baptism testimony of his daughter who shares how she’d rather be in the out crowd with Jesus than the in crowd without Him. It’s an inspiring message that encourages us to value our chosen place outside the mainstream camp. 

Scripture: Hebrews 13:9 - 13:14


November 1, 2017

Is There a Purpose for My Pain? Part 2

Pete Briscoe

Series: Better: A New and Living Way

When bad things happen in your life, do you think it’s because God doesn’t love you, or that He’s punishing you because of your sin? 

In this message, Pete Briscoe talks about the true message of Hebrews 12 regarding the purpose for pain in our lives. You might be surprised how God can make all things work together for good.

Scripture: Hebrews 12:4 - 12:13


October 31, 2017

Is There a Purpose for My Pain? Part 1

Pete Briscoe

Series: Better: A New and Living Way

When bad things happen in your life, do you think it’s because God doesn’t love you, or that He’s punishing you because of your sin? 

In this message, Pete Briscoe talks about the true message of Hebrews 12 regarding the purpose for pain in our lives. You might be surprised how God can make all things work together for good.

Scripture: Hebrews 12:4 - 12:13


October 30, 2017

Getting Your Second Wind

Pete Briscoe

Series: Better: A New and Living Way

Does your Christian life feel like you’re running an uphill cross-country race? We are called to “run with perseverance the race marked out for us.” But how do we continue the race without growing weary and losing heart? 

In this message, Pete Briscoe challenges us to deal with hindrances to our faith so that we not only finish the race, but we enjoy it, too. 

Scripture: Hebrews 12:1 - 12:3


October 27, 2017

Stop Trying to Please God

Pete Briscoe

Series: Better: A New and Living Way

We all want to be pleasing to God. The question is: do we truly understand what pleases Him?

In this message, Pete Briscoe shows us what Scripture says about how to please God, and you might be surprised to learn that it's not something we can accomplish through our own effort, no matter how hard we try.

Scripture: Hebrews 10:38 - 11:16


October 26, 2017

Who Will Be Judged?

Pete Briscoe

Series: Better: A New and Living Way

Love wins, but only when you choose to receive it. In this message, Pete Briscoe highlights a controversial section in Scripture, Hebrews 10:26-39, that provides a warning for those who deliberately keep on sinning after receiving the knowledge of the truth. "No sacrifice for sins is left, but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God."

It's a strong warning for those who've turned their back on Christ.

Scripture: Hebrews 10:26 - 10:39


October 25, 2017

Stop Living Like an Old Covenant Jew, Part 2

Pete Briscoe

Series: Better: A New and Living Way

Old Testament Jews strived to obtain three things—holiness, forgiveness, and access to God. Do you live your Christian life trying to acquire these things, not realizing that through Christ you already possess all of this and more? 

In this message, Pete Briscoe explains what we forfeit when we live like Old Covenant Jews rather than New Covenant believers.

Scripture: Hebrews 10:19 - 10:25


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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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