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Carry On

Stuart Briscoe

For more than 60 years, Stuart blended intellect and wit as he shared God’s Word throughout the world—equipping believers to live the Christian life focused on Christ.

Carry On is the perfect compilation of Stuart’s teaching, featuring 16 of his most requested sermons. Through his deep understanding of Scripture, you’ll find his logic compelling, his wit refreshing, and his messages timeless.

Stuart continues to be heard on air and online through the ministry he founded, Telling the Truth. He served as senior pastor of Elmbrook Church, in suburban Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for 30 years and then as minister-at-large. He authored over 50 books, received three honorary doctorates, and trained hundreds of pastors around the world.

Stuart’s legacy is a life lived focused on Christ and an understanding that Christ in him was sufficient in all circumstances. Many people have learned from Stuart’s calm and steady focus and his faithfulness to follow Jesus—to love and serve people—and to carry on.

Messages From This Series:

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 from Genesis 44, 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

We read in I Corinthians 13 a clear and complete description of love. This is the type of love our world is craving. The problem is we are so confused on the subject of love, which of course, is at the root of any kind of relationship, and particularly, any kind of friendship. We need to define the word, identify the various types, explore the source, and understand the meaning of love.

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13, Luke 10:27

Fear is not only a human response we all share as human beings, but an essential one that needs recognizing, accepting, and managing. Effectively managed fear ceases to control our actions. But if unacknowledged, fear takes control, and we find ourselves caught up in varying degrees of destructive behavior.

Scripture: Psalm 27

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

As we progress in our spiritual pilgrimage, we discover things about ourselves and aspects of discipleship that are as disconcerting as they are challenging. But rightly responded to, these discoveries lead to the healthy growth of our souls.

Scripture: Mark 8:27-8:38

In Peter’s day, the Old Testament Scriptures and the apostles’ teachings were being twisted, fundamental truths ridiculed, and biblical morality repudiated. So he reminded the people of the significance of God’s Word. We need the reminder, too, for we live in similar days.

Scripture: 2 Peter 1:12-1:21

"A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver." Proverbs 25:11

Have you ever had an "ah ha" moment? A time when something was said that just clicked with you, and it permanently changed your perspective?

Throughout Stuart Briscoe's lifetime, from his childhood to his service in the Royal Marines, and then as a full-time pastor, he had a number of spiritual "ah ha" moments—times when people he greatly respected shared words of wisdom with him that shaped his worldview and ministry.

In this message, Stuart explains the five key statements that left a lasting impression on him and drive his faith today:

  • The Word of Christ is totally true and utterly reliable.
  • We never touch what isn't ours.
  • You can't do what you've never attempted.
  • Nail your colors to the mast.
  • Lift up your eyes and look on the fields ready to harvest.

Scripture: Proverbs 25:11

Have you ever seen "the handwriting on the wall"? What did you do? Belshazzar knew about Nebuchadnezzar's experience, but he chose to ignore it. He surpassed his predecessor in the behavior that had led to his downfall. The writing was on the wall for him long before the fingers of a human hand appeared. We should take note!

Scripture: Daniel 5

When we think about the church as a building, we lose sight of the real purpose of the church—to be an example of loving community to the fragmented communities in the world around us.

In this message Stuart explains what it means to be part of the community of the called.

Scripture: Ephesians 4:1-4:6

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: Colossians 1:9-1:10, Proverbs 1:1-1:6

Reading about the Israelites in the Old Testament can make us feel pretty superior. After all, these people, so cherished by God, often got it wrong. God repeatedly blessed them, and in turn, they repeatedly abandoned God for things that seemed better and more appealing. They forgot His Word and His promises. Uncomfortable yet? Does this sound familiar? 

Our world looks pretty much the same way today! There's a famine of hearing and knowing God's Word, both in and outside our churches. Something is missing spiritually, and it affects every other facet of our lives. In this riveting message by Stuart, he explains what we need to do, and what will lead to true life transformation.

Scripture: Nehemiah 8:1-8:18

Before the scroll outlining God's plan could be opened, the seven seals had to be broken, outlining what must happen before the plan is consummated.

Scripture: Revelation 6-11:19

Why doesn't God step in when someone is suffering and take care of the problem? It's a question that challenges a lot of people. Stuart Briscoe confronts the topic of suffering in this message.

Scripture: Romans 8:17-8:22

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

Christians who seek to live lives worthy of their high calling are aware that they are involved in a struggle. They need to be clear about the unique nature of the struggle and the way in which God plans for them to stand firm against the enemy and to win the victory.

Scripture: Ephesians 6:10-6:24

When Jesus laid aside His glory at the first Advent, He relinquished omniscience. So He could not tell the disciples when He would return. He didn’t know! But He knew He would return. He knew the “would” but not the “when.” We are in an identical situation.

Scripture: Matthew 24:29-24:44

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