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The Best of 2016

Stuart and Jill Briscoe

Can I still experience joy when my circumstances stink? Can God redeem a broken relationship? How do I find peace during uncertainty? Are heaven and hell real places? What does God really think about me?

The Best of 2016 is a compilation of the year’s most requested messages and represents real-life issues where people are seeking biblical answers. The messages include:

  • Dancing When Life Stinks
  • You Already Have an A
  • What Is Hell?
  • Fight for the Family
  • God’s Plan for Reconciliation
  • Living in Uncertain Times

God uses Telling the Truth to help people know Christ and experience life in all its fullness. Through the study of God’s Word, our listeners are finding hope, freedom, and life transformation.

Messages From This Series:

What is hell? How could a loving God create such a horrible place and then be willing to send His creation there? Jill agrees that these are normal thoughts to have, but she uses a number of passages to change our perspective on the matter.

The greatest fall came when God's highest angel wanted to take His place and therefore was thrown out of heaven; hell was created as this angel's new home. Hell was never created by God for man, but if we choose to reject Him, this dreadful place becomes our eternal home.

Families have been under attack from the beginning of time, and they are under attack today. The devil, who hates families with complete disdain, works overtime to tear down every wall we rebuild. How do we overcome his opposition when we're exhausted from the constant patch work?

In this message, Jill Briscoe teaches from the book of Nehemiah on where to draw strength for rebuilding our family relationships.

Scripture: Nehemiah

Too often we focus on issues that divide us as a people instead of the things that unify us. And when that happens, there's the potential to stay within your collective group of like-minded people and treat others differently, maybe even judgmentally. How do you keep yourself from a judgmental worldview so that you can see people as God sees them—precious and in need of a Savior?

In this message, Stuart Briscoe teaches from Ephesians 2 and examines how the apostle Paul addresses issues that divide people. There's only one true way to overcoming what divides us, and if we embrace it, the effects can be revolutionary.

Scripture: Ephesians 2

Happy New Year! This hopeful, generous sentiment is shared often at the beginning of a new year. But too often our happiness is dependent upon our happenings, and when things go wrong and curveballs come our way, happiness is gone.

So given the uncertainty of the times in which we live, how do we gird ourselves up for the inevitable disappointments we will face? How do we put ourselves together to live well in the midst of uncertain times?

Learn how as Stuart Briscoe takes us to 1 Peter for a new perspective on joy—found through the work of the Spirit in and through us.

Scripture: 1 Peter

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