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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


October 24, 2017

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


October 23, 2017

Live Life in Gear, Part 2

Pete Briscoe

Series: Live Life in Gear

If you’ve ever driven a manual car, you know what it’s like to hit the gas pedal and then suddenly realize that the car is in neutral. Is it possible you’re living life this way, stuck in neutral? Living an unexceptional life with unexceptional relationships.

Pete is speaking to the guys in Live Life in Gear, and he candidly shares his personal experiences of being disengaged with life, God, and his wife and kids. He cautions that if we continue to live in this state - bored with our lives and distant from family and friends - we risk our relationships slowly dying from being unattended. And the stakes are high.

Rich and meaningful relationships are attainable if we let Christ lead through us. The lessons found in Live Life in Gear are universal and will help anyone who wants to experience life to the fullest.


October 20, 2017

Live Life in Gear, Part 1

Pete Briscoe

Series: Live Life in Gear

If you’ve ever driven a manual car, you know what it’s like to hit the gas pedal and then suddenly realize that the car is in neutral. Is it possible you’re living life this way, stuck in neutral? Living an unexceptional life with unexceptional relationships.

Pete is speaking to the guys in Live Life in Gear, and he candidly shares his personal experiences of being disengaged with life, God, and his wife and kids. He cautions that if we continue to live in this state - bored with our lives and distant from family and friends - we risk our relationships slowly dying from being unattended. And the stakes are high.

Rich and meaningful relationships are attainable if we let Christ lead through us. The lessons found in Live Life in Gear are universal and will help anyone who wants to experience life to the fullest.


October 19, 2017

Dealing with Our Differences - Chiseled, Part 2

Jill Briscoe

Series: Faith Enough to Finish

What is God using to chisel you into the image of Christ? Will you lie still in His hand and let Him do it? 

For Jeremiah, God was using his ministry partner, Baruch, to chisel and hammer him into shape. Jeremiah, too, was chiseling Baruch. Without the encouragement of the other, neither would have had faith enough to finish when their ministry got difficult. 

In this message, Jill describes how we can learn to work with and celebrate the differences between us and the people in our lives.

Scripture: Jeremiah 36 , Jeremiah 45


October 18, 2017

Dealing with Our Differences - Chiseled, Part 1

Jill Briscoe

Series: Faith Enough to Finish

What is God using to chisel you into the image of Christ? Will you lie still in His hand and let Him do it? 

For Jeremiah, God was using his ministry partner, Baruch, to chisel and hammer him into shape. Jeremiah, too, was chiseling Baruch. Without the encouragement of the other, neither would have had faith enough to finish when their ministry got difficult. 

In this message, Jill describes how we can learn to work with and celebrate the differences between us and the people in our lives.

Scripture: Jeremiah 36 , Jeremiah 45


October 17, 2017

His Plan in My Life - His Words in My Mouth, Part 2

Jill Briscoe

Series: Faith Enough to Finish

Do you ever find yourself running away from God's plans because you feel inadequate? Jeremiah felt inadequate when God called him to be a prophet. But God spoke a promise to Jeremiah saying, "My plan will be in your life, My work will be in your hand, and My words will be in your mouth." 

In this message, Jill teaches how to have the kind of faith that believes that God will enable and equip us to do everything He asks of us.

Scripture: Jeremiah 1:4 - 1:9 , Jeremiah 26:1 - 26:2


October 16, 2017

His Plan in My Life - His Words in My Mouth, Part 1

Jill Briscoe

Series: Faith Enough to Finish

Do you ever find yourself running away from God's plans because you feel inadequate? Jeremiah felt inadequate when God called him to be a prophet. But God spoke a promise to Jeremiah saying, "My plan will be in your life, My work will be in your hand, and My words will be in your mouth." 

In this message, Jill teaches how to have the kind of faith that believes that God will enable and equip us to do everything He asks of us.

Scripture: Jeremiah 1:4 - 1:9 , Jeremiah 26:1 - 26:2


October 13, 2017

Great Is Thy Faithfulness - Morning by Morning, Part 2

Jill Briscoe

Series: Faith Enough to Finish

Trying to walk in faith is a day-by-day lesson in leaning on God. It's figuring out moment-by-moment what a Christian life looks like—and it's not easy. 

Jeremiah had to learn how to have faith like this when he was in the pit, when he was fighting despair and doubt. During this time, God was teaching Jeremiah to put his mind on Him, instead of on the troubles of life. 

Jeremiah's testimony of learning faith morning by morning is a great lesson for us in pursuing faith, even in doubts and trials.

Scripture: Lamentations 3:19 - 3:33


October 12, 2017

Great Is Thy Faithfulness - Morning by Morning, Part 1

Jill Briscoe

Series: Faith Enough to Finish

Trying to walk in faith is a day-by-day lesson in leaning on God. It's figuring out moment-by-moment what a Christian life looks like—and it's not easy. 

Jeremiah had to learn how to have faith like this when he was in the pit, when he was fighting despair and doubt. During this time, God was teaching Jeremiah to put his mind on Him, instead of on the troubles of life. 

Jeremiah's testimony of learning faith morning by morning is a great lesson for us in pursuing faith, even in doubts and trials.

Scripture: Lamentations 3:19 - 3:33


October 11, 2017

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


October 10, 2017

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


October 9, 2017

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


October 6, 2017

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


October 5, 2017

Faith, Hope and Patience

Stuart Briscoe

Series: Keep the Faith

Faith is only as valuable as its object. Hope can be little more than wishful thinking. Disappointment follows and patience wears thin. Sound familiar?

Scripture: Hebrews 6:1 - 6:20


October 4, 2017

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 (Mt.10:32), and Hebrews confirmed it.

Scripture: Hebrews 4:1 - 4:16


October 3, 2017

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


October 2, 2017

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


September 29, 2017

Jesus Is Fierce, Part 2

Pete Briscoe

Series: Everyday Jesus

We all get upset sometimes—with ourselves, with another person, or with our circumstances. It can bring out pretty ugly sides of us all. But do you think this anger is ever appropriate?

In the Gospels, we see Jesus as loving, compassionate, gentle, and forgiving, but we also see Him get angry. And when we look closely at these instances of anger, we’ll see very intentional reasons for it.

In this message, Pete Briscoe examines closely what made Jesus upset and shows us what it would look like for Him to get angry through us.


September 28, 2017

Jesus Is Fierce, Part 1

Pete Briscoe

Series: Everyday Jesus

We all get upset sometimes—with ourselves, with another person, or with our circumstances. It can bring out pretty ugly sides of us all. But do you think this anger is ever appropriate?

In the Gospels, we see Jesus as loving, compassionate, gentle, and forgiving, but we also see Him get angry. And when we look closely at these instances of anger, we’ll see very intentional reasons for it.

In this message, Pete Briscoe examines closely what made Jesus upset and shows us what it would look like for Him to get angry through us.


September 27, 2017

Jesus Is Cunning

Pete Briscoe

Series: Everyday Jesus

Does living as a Christian in this world feel like a never-ending battle?

Jesus was born behind enemy lines. He dealt with ridicule, persecution, and many people plotting to kill Him throughout His life. But Jesus knew how to handle Himself in battle, and, knowing His disciples would face a similar fight, He made sure to pass along His wisdom before He left the earth.

In this message, Pete Briscoe shares how Jesus armed Himself in enemy territory and provides a biblical framework for how we, too, can be prepared to face battles of all kinds.


September 26, 2017

Jesus Is Scandalous

Pete Briscoe

Series: Everyday Jesus

Are you too concerned with what others think of you—avoiding situations or changing how you act or respond just to win their approval?
 
Time and time again throughout the Gospels we see how Jesus was unafraid of tarnishing His reputation. In fact, He did things that were seen as outlandish and even scandalous.
 
In this message, Pete Briscoe shows us several instances when Jesus was far more concerned with loving people than what people thought of Him. You’ll learn how Jesus wants to help you break free from the oppressive need to fit in so you don’t miss out on how He wants to use you to love others.


September 25, 2017

Jesus Is Disruptive, Part 2

Pete Briscoe

Series: Everyday Jesus

Have you ever seen a loved one headed down a path of destruction? Maybe they’ve developed a bad habit or sin pattern and they’re hurting themselves and those around them.
 
What did you do? Did you approach them about it and endure the awkwardness and potential consequences? Or did you choose not to say anything?
 
In this message, Pete Briscoe looks closely at Luke's Gospel to examine how Jesus approached these uncomfortable situations. You’ll learn how there are times when He needs us to be a compassionate yet disruptive force in the lives of those we love.

Scripture: Luke 11:37 - 11:46 , Luke 10:38 - 10:42


September 22, 2017

Jesus Is Disruptive, Part 1

Pete Briscoe

Series: Everyday Jesus

Have you ever seen a loved one headed down a path of destruction? Maybe they’ve developed a bad habit or sin pattern and they’re hurting themselves and those around them.
 
What did you do? Did you approach them about it and endure the awkwardness and potential consequences? Or did you choose not to say anything?
 
In this message, Pete Briscoe looks closely at Luke's Gospel to examine how Jesus approached these uncomfortable situations. You’ll learn how there are times when He needs us to be a compassionate yet disruptive force in the lives of those we love.

Scripture: Luke 11:37 - 11:46 , Luke 10:38 - 10:42


September 21, 2017

Jesus Is Extravagantly Generous

Pete Briscoe

Series: Everyday Jesus

During His earthly ministry, Jesus performed some incredible miracles: turning water into wine, feeding the 5,000, healing the sick, and countless more. All these events point to the fact that Jesus was generous with His actions, gifts, and time in illogical, extravagant ways. He gave above and beyond, and that was just His way.
 
But do you think He demonstrates that same way of giving today? In this message, Pete Briscoe looks to the Gospels of John and Mark to show us Christ’s generosity every day and how He desires to express that same extravagant generosity through us as we give of our time and resources.

Scripture: John 2:1 - 2:11 , Mark 12:41 - 12:44


September 20, 2017

Jesus Is Playful, Part 2

Pete Briscoe

Series: Everyday Jesus

Can you imagine Jesus smiling, laughing, and enjoying some casual time with His disciples? Or do you think He was always serious? Some people are convinced that Jesus never had any fun and was somber all the time.

If you believe this and you limit your perception of Jesus to a stern teacher, then your walk with Him can become stiff and rigid. But when you look at the Gospels, you can see how Jesus loved to smile, laugh, and share joyful moments with His disciples and everyone He encountered.

In this message, Pete Briscoe shows us how Jesus had a playful side to His character. If your life with Jesus has stiffened, He can’t wait to bring joy and laughter back into your life!

Scripture: John 21:1 - 21:12 , Matthew 17:24 - 17:27


September 19, 2017

Jesus Is Playful, Part 1

Pete Briscoe

Series: Everyday Jesus

Can you imagine Jesus smiling, laughing, and enjoying some casual time with His disciples? Or do you think He was always serious? Some people are convinced that Jesus never had any fun and was somber all the time.

If you believe this and you limit your perception of Jesus to a stern teacher, then your walk with Him can become stiff and rigid. But when you look at the Gospels, you can see how Jesus loved to smile, laugh, and share joyful moments with His disciples and everyone He encountered.

In this message, Pete Briscoe shows us how Jesus had a playful side to His character. If your life with Jesus has stiffened, He can’t wait to bring joy and laughter back into your life!

Scripture: John 21:1 - 21:12 , Matthew 17:24 - 17:27


September 18, 2017

A Limited Experience of Jesus

Pete Briscoe

Series: Everyday Jesus

How do you like to spend time with Jesus? Maybe it’s through the study of theology, music, the arts, in solitude, or maybe in nature. But here’s another question to ponder: How willing are you to experience Him in everyday ways?

The truth is, our experience of Jesus is limited mostly by the limits we place on Him. If we insist Jesus must interact with us through one specific way, we’re missing out on the incredible things He has for us.

In this message, Pete Briscoe points out an aspect of Jesus’ character that proves just how much He desires you to know Him in rich, creative, and diverse ways.

Scripture: John 1:35 - 1:39


September 15, 2017

Teach Us to Pray, Part 2

Jill Briscoe

Series: Let's Talk

While here on earth, Jesus himself sought communion with God through prayer. His disciples were to do likewise. He gave us a pattern to follow. For those who ask, seek, and knock, God is more than willing to answer. He is even more willing than friends or an earthly father, as Jesus explains through the parables. But the Christian's prayer requests need to be in line with Jesus' model prayer.

Scripture: Luke 11:1 - 11:28


September 14, 2017

Teach Us to Pray, Part 1

Jill Briscoe

Series: Let's Talk

While here on earth, Jesus himself sought communion with God through prayer. His disciples were to do likewise. He gave us a pattern to follow. For those who ask, seek, and knock, God is more than willing to answer. He is even more willing than friends or an earthly father, as Jesus explains through the parables. But the Christian's prayer requests need to be in line with Jesus' model prayer.

Scripture: Luke 11:1 - 11:28


September 13, 2017

Teach Us to Listen

Jill Briscoe

Series: Let's Talk

One of the things that matters most to Jesus is our personal relationship with Him. This matters to Him even when it doesn't matter to us! He offers the human race an incredible invitation. He says, "Let's talk." What does this mean? It involves listening to His Word and responding in prayer.

Scripture: Luke 10:38 - 10:42


September 12, 2017

Prayer and Healing, Part 2

Stuart Briscoe

Series: Finding Healing

Faith means to believe with expectancy, but it also means to rest and trust. When we pray for healing, we’re not always certain of what God’s will is, but we can come before him with an attitude of rest and trust. 

In this message Stuart Briscoe teaches from James 5:13-18 to help us understand why prayer for the sick is important, why we should pray, and what we can expect from God in answering our prayers. You’ll come away with a greater understanding about the decisive factors that make prayer work.

Scripture: James 5:13 - 5:18


September 11, 2017

Prayer and Healing, Part 1

Stuart Briscoe

Series: Finding Healing

Faith means to believe with expectancy, but it also means to rest and trust. When we pray for healing, we’re not always certain of what God’s will is, but we can come before him with an attitude of rest and trust. 

In this message Stuart Briscoe teaches from James 5:13-18 to help us understand why prayer for the sick is important, why we should pray, and what we can expect from God in answering our prayers. You’ll come away with a greater understanding about the decisive factors that make prayer work.

Scripture: James 5:13 - 5:18


September 8, 2017

Jesus Cured the Sick, Part 2

Stuart Briscoe

Series: Finding Healing

There are many instances in Scripture where Jesus cured the sick—physically and spiritually. Can we expect that same kind of healing? Why are some people healed while others are not?

These are important questions worthy of study, but another question that is equally important to ask is: why did Jesus perform miracles in the first place? Too often we have an inaccurate understanding of why Jesus heals. We’re so desperate with our self-interests that we miss the point of his healings—the true significance.

In this message by Stuart Briscoe, we learn what Jesus was trying to illustrate with miracle healings and discover the hope we have in overcoming our troubles and ailments.


September 7, 2017

Jesus Cured the Sick, Part 1

Stuart Briscoe

Series: Finding Healing

There are many instances in Scripture where Jesus cured the sick—physically and spiritually. Can we expect that same kind of healing? Why are some people healed while others are not?

These are important questions worthy of study, but another question that is equally important to ask is: why did Jesus perform miracles in the first place? Too often we have an inaccurate understanding of why Jesus heals. We’re so desperate with our self-interests that we miss the point of his healings—the true significance.

In this message by Stuart Briscoe, we learn what Jesus was trying to illustrate with miracle healings and discover the hope we have in overcoming our troubles and ailments.


September 6, 2017

Miraculous Healing

Stuart Briscoe

Series: Finding Healing

We’re hungry for spectacular healing in our lives—for God to take away our infirmities in a moment’s work.

For 38 years the crippled man lay on his filthy mat near the pool of Bethesda hoping to be healed when the water stirred. Jesus sought him out and asked him, “Do you want to get well?” On the surface, this might seem like an odd question, but maybe Jesus was getting at something richly profound.

In this message taught from John 5:1-15, Stuart Briscoe discusses how when Jesus performs a spectacular healing miracle, he heals so much more than just our bodies.

Scripture: John 5:1 - 5:15


September 5, 2017

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


September 4, 2017

God's Plan for the Workplace

Stuart Briscoe

Series: God Has a Plan - and We're Part of It

In the 1st century, many believers were slaves or slave owners. How they conducted themselves in these capacities was vitally important. Our situation is different, but our work habits and relationships are no less significant; half of our waking hours are spent there!

Scripture: Ephesians 6:5 - 6:9


September 1, 2017

Waiting for Jesus

Jill Briscoe

Series: Hidden Treasures

Jesus is coming again. He is coming soon... and we'd better be ready! Jill Briscoe boldly states this as she talks about the second coming of Christ. She explains the need to be alert and shares the joy in anticipating His return.

Scripture: Matthew 25:1 - 25:13


August 31, 2017

Helping the Hurting, Part 2

Jill Briscoe

Series: Hidden Treasures

How can I know that I belong to the King and His kingdom? What characteristics should shine through my life? Jill gives us some examples of Christ-following traits in Luke chapter 10. This message is centered on the Good Samaritan—the man in the ditch.

Scripture: Luke 10:23 - 10:37


August 30, 2017

Helping the Hurting, Part 1

Jill Briscoe

Series: Hidden Treasures

How can I know that I belong to the King and His kingdom? What characteristics should shine through my life? Jill gives us some examples of Christ-following traits in Luke chapter 10. This message is centered on the Good Samaritan—the man in the ditch.

Scripture: Luke 10:23 - 10:37


August 29, 2017

Discovering Gifts

Jill Briscoe

Series: Hidden Treasures

Everyone is good at something. This natural talent is a God-given gift, but what are we supposed to do with it? In Matthew’s gospel, Jesus answers this question plainly using the story about the landowner and the talents. What can we learn from each servant’s decision? 

Scripture: Matthew 25:14 - 25:30


August 28, 2017

Experiencing Forgiveness

Jill Briscoe

Series: Hidden Treasures

The prodigal son is a well-known story that perfectly illustrates God's grace and forgiveness. Walk through this familiar parable with Jill as she takes a closer look at how it illustrates receiving forgiveness and extending it to others.

Scripture: Luke 15:11 - 15:31


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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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