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Hear biblical wisdom on contemporary topics like marriage, parenting, relationships, work, faith, and so much more on Telling the Truth, a half-hour radio program by Stuart, Jill and Pete Briscoe. Inspiring, challenging, and always true to God’s Word, Telling the Truth has a heart for encouraging an…

Telling the Truth


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    The People and the Book, Part 2, The People and the Book

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 25:00

    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. 

    The People and the Book, Part 1, The People and the Book

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 25:00

    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. 

    Empowering the Next Generation, Part 1, Empowering the Next Generation

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 25:00

    How are you pouring into those younger than yourself?  What kind of legacy are you building to leave for your children?  Jill Briscoe takes us to Proverbs 31:1-9 to ponder the words King Lemuel wrote fondly about his mother and the faith she passed along to him.  Whatever age or stage we're at, God calls us to be a blessing to the next generation.  The gifts God has given us never age, and they're supposed to be used.  Jill encourages us to start loving, teaching, and praying for the younger ones coming along.  The impact will be not only on the next generation, but for eternity!

    Thinking Clearly About Authority, Part 2, Thinking Clearly in a Messed-Up World

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 25:00

    For generations Christians have found Jesus' famous statement, “Give to Caesar what is Caesar's, and to God what is God's” (Matt. 22:21) a helpful basis for understanding the relationship of the Christian to the State. But how does it apply today?

    Thinking Clearly About Authority, Part 1, Thinking Clearly in a Messed-Up World

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 25:00

    For generations Christians have found Jesus' famous statement, “Give to Caesar what is Caesar's, and to God what is God's” (Matt. 22:21) a helpful basis for understanding the relationship of the Christian to the State. But how does it apply today?

    Thinking Clearly About Christians & Society, Part 2, Thinking Clearly in a Messed-Up World

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 25:00

    Richard Niebuhr said, “It is helpful to remember that the question of Christianity and civilization is by no means a new one, that Christian perplexity in this area has been perennial, and that the problem has been an enduring one through all the Christian centuries.” (Christ and Culture) That being the case, it is unlikely we will solve the problem but we can do some clear thinking about it.

    Thinking Clearly About Christians & Society, Part 1, Thinking Clearly in a Messed-Up World

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 25:00

    Richard Niebuhr said, “It is helpful to remember that the question of Christianity and civilization is by no means a new one, that Christian perplexity in this area has been perennial, and that the problem has been an enduring one through all the Christian centuries.” (Christ and Culture) That being the case, it is unlikely we will solve the problem but we can do some clear thinking about it.

    Thinking Clearly About What's Good, Thinking Clearly in a Messed-Up World

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 25:00

    Modern culture places great emphasis on looking good and feeling good. Less concern is shown about doing good and being good. In fact “do good-ers” are often disliked and “being good” is sometimes dismissed as prudery. But Scripture says “Cling to what is good.” What is “the good” and how do we cling to it? 

    Thinking Clearly About the Church, Thinking Clearly in a Messed-Up World

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 25:00

    Opinions differ concerning the church. Some see it as an irrelevant relic to be ignored, others regard it as a respectable institution to be tolerated, while some see it as a powerful enemy to be opposed. But the person with the renewed mind sees it is the body of Christ. But what does that mean?

    Thinking Clearly About Myself, Thinking Clearly in a Messed-Up World

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 25:00

    The renewed mind thinks clearly about “the self.” This is important because, as John Stott points out, “Our ‘self' is not a simple entity that is either wholly good or wholly evil, and therefore to be either totally valued or totally denied. Instead, our ‘self' is a complex entity of good and evil, glory and shame, which on that account requires that we develop more subtle attitudes to ourselves.”

    Thinking Clearly About Our World, Thinking Clearly in a Messed-Up World

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 25:00

    Paul told the Roman believers, “Don't let the world around you squeeze you into its own mold, but let God remold your minds from within” (Rom. 12:2). But what did he mean by “the world” and how does it affect our minds and what should we do about it?

    Teach Us to Pray, Part 2, Let's Talk

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 25:00

    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.

    Teach Us to Pray, Part 1, Let's Talk

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 25:00

    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.

    Teach Us to Listen, Let's Talk

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 25:00

    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.

    The Cutting Edge, Part 2, The Cutting Edge

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 25:00

    Are you going through the motions with no real passion for your faith or God? Are you dull and ineffective? If so, you've lost your spiritual edge, and there's nothing that delights the devil more. Find out how to sharpen your faith again in this single message from Jill Briscoe. Teaching from the story of Elisha and a lost ax in 2 Kings 6, Jill encourages you to uncover how and where you lost your edge.  Ask yourself honestly—have you lost it to bitterness, unforgiveness, lust, materialism, willfulness, laziness, or just plain selfishness? Be encouraged that the lost ax is not the end of the story—it can be found, with God's help!

    The Cutting Edge, Part 1, The Cutting Edge

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 25:00

    Are you going through the motions with no real passion for your faith or God? Are you dull and ineffective? If so, you've lost your spiritual edge, and there's nothing that delights the devil more. Find out how to sharpen your faith again in this single message from Jill Briscoe. Teaching from the story of Elisha and a lost ax in 2 Kings 6, Jill encourages you to uncover how and where you lost your edge.  Ask yourself honestly—have you lost it to bitterness, unforgiveness, lust, materialism, willfulness, laziness, or just plain selfishness? Be encouraged that the lost ax is not the end of the story—it can be found, with God's help!

    The Barrenness of Busyness, The Barrenness of Busyness

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 25:00

    Many of us fill our lives with being busy but soon find that all those activities just don't satisfy. Busyness keeps us away from taking the time to read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest God's Word. 

    Wrestling with God, Part 2, Wrestling with God

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 25:00

    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.

    Wrestling with God, Part 1, Wrestling with God

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 25:00

    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.

    The Wise Men's Christmas, Part 2, Coping with Christmas

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 25:00

    Do you seek Jesus wholeheartedly? The Wise Men were from the East, philosophers and astrologers in the employ of kings. Yet something in their study of the stars convinced them to travel far to seek the baby Jesus to worship as King of the Jews.  In this message, Stuart Briscoe helps us understand what may have motivated these men to embark on their search and challenges us to use them as inspiration not only for ourselves but in how we interact with the seekers of Jesus in our own lives.

    The Wise Men's Christmas, Part 1, Coping with Christmas

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 25:00

    Do you seek Jesus wholeheartedly? The Wise Men were from the East, philosophers and astrologers in the employ of kings. Yet something in their study of the stars convinced them to travel far to seek the baby Jesus to worship as King of the Jews.  In this message, Stuart Briscoe helps us understand what may have motivated these men to embark on their search and challenges us to use them as inspiration not only for ourselves but in how we interact with the seekers of Jesus in our own lives.

    That They Might Have Life, Why Christ Came

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 25:00

    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? 

    To Bring a Sword, Part 2, Why Christ Came

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 25:00

    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! 

    To Bring a Sword, Part 1, Why Christ Came

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 25:00

    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! 

    To Demonstrate Truth, Why Christ Came

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 25:00

    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.”

    For the Salvation of Sinners, Part 2, Why Christ Came

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 25:00

    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? 

    For the Salvation of Sinners, Part 1, Why Christ Came

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 25:00

    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? 

    Joy Is Jesus, Part 2, Joy Is Jesus

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 25:00

    When we hear the word Christmas, many of us think of all the time spent finding the perfect gifts for the ones we love.  God's perfect Christmas gift for us was His Son.  In this message, Jill Briscoe offers us the opportunity to have our first real Christmas through accepting the indescribable gift that God has given us.

    Joy Is Jesus, Part 1, Joy Is Jesus

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 25:00

    When we hear the word Christmas, many of us think of all the time spent finding the perfect gifts for the ones we love.  God's perfect Christmas gift for us was His Son.  In this message, Jill Briscoe offers us the opportunity to have our first real Christmas through accepting the indescribable gift that God has given us.

    The Fearful Heart, The Best of 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 25:00

    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.

    The Holy Spirit of Prayer, The Best of 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 25:00

    When we pray, most of us spend a lot of time praying for ourselves, our family, and our friends. But did you know there is a lot more that God wants us to pray about? In this message, Jill uses the story of the little pot of oil to explain how we can let the Holy Spirit guide us in our prayer life so that God can work in our lives.

    Cultivate Contentment, Part 2, The Best of 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 25:00

    Those of us who played organized sports in school may remember a time when the race or game was not going well, and we just wanted to give up. For many of us, it was the shouts from the sidelines that kept us going. We could hear the coach shouting, “Keep going—you can do it!”  In the same way the coach keeps the team going, Christ keeps us going and guides us home. We just have to learn to turn everything in our lives over to Him. In this message, Jill explains how we can learn to let God “coach” us and find contentment in every circumstance. 

    Cultivate Contentment, Part 1, The Best of 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 25:00

    Those of us who played organized sports in school may remember a time when the race or game was not going well, and we just wanted to give up. For many of us, it was the shouts from the sidelines that kept us going. We could hear the coach shouting, “Keep going—you can do it!”  In the same way the coach keeps the team going, Christ keeps us going and guides us home. We just have to learn to turn everything in our lives over to Him. In this message, Jill explains how we can learn to let God “coach” us and find contentment in every circumstance. 

    Keep Calm and Carry On, Part 2, The Best of 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 25:00

    In the midst of so much international and interpersonal turmoil, it is easy to wonder: Why is it like this? What is God doing? How can I possibly carry on in this chaotic world? These questions, incredibly pertinent today, were also asked by the psalmist of Israel several thousand years ago.  In his message “Keep Calm and Carry On,” Stuart Briscoe remembers life in World War II era Britain, and he uses Psalm 2 to confront the fear caused by the distressing circumstances of our current world with the sovereign plan of our mighty and holy God.

    Keep Calm and Carry On, Part 1, The Best of 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 25:00

    In the midst of so much international and interpersonal turmoil, it is easy to wonder: Why is it like this? What is God doing? How can I possibly carry on in this chaotic world? These questions, incredibly pertinent today, were also asked by the psalmist of Israel several thousand years ago.  In his message “Keep Calm and Carry On,” Stuart Briscoe remembers life in World War II era Britain, and he uses Psalm 2 to confront the fear caused by the distressing circumstances of our current world with the sovereign plan of our mighty and holy God.

    He Promised Me, Part 2, The Best of 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 25:00

    When man makes promises, he rarely follows through. God, on the other hand, can make promises the size of eternity, and He always follows through! God promised David that He would give him a throne that would never pass away. God promised to bring a new covenant to His people through David's line, a covenant that would bring an eternity where there are no broken promises. In this message, we learn of God's faithfulness in His grand promises. We can trust His promises because they are based on His unfailing love!

    He Promised Me, Part 1 , The Best of 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 25:00

    When man makes promises, he rarely follows through. God, on the other hand, can make promises the size of eternity, and He always follows through! God promised David that He would give him a throne that would never pass away. God promised to bring a new covenant to His people through David's line, a covenant that would bring an eternity where there are no broken promises. In this message, we learn of God's faithfulness in His grand promises. We can trust His promises because they are based on His unfailing love!

    The Call to Shine, Part 2, The Best of 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 25:00

    When Jesus took His disciples on a retreat into the hills near Galilee, He told them about the blessings, privileges and responsibilities of being members of the “kingdom of the heaven.” What He said is still very important to us as modern day disciples.

    The Call to Shine, Part 1, The Best of 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 25:00

    When Jesus took His disciples on a retreat into the hills near Galilee, He told them about the blessings, privileges and responsibilities of being members of the “kingdom of the heaven.” What He said is still very important to us as modern day disciples.

    Thirsty for Living Water, Part 2, Thirsty for Living Water

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 25:00

    Christ came to seek and to save that which was lost. When we respond to Him, He comes to indwell us by His Spirit. He lives within to lend us His passion, give us His vision, and infuse a sense of mission into the very fabric of our lives. If Jesus Christ lives in you, it is His job to win souls.

    Thirsty for Living Water, Part 1, Thirsty for Living Water

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 25:00

    Christ came to seek and to save that which was lost. When we respond to Him, He comes to indwell us by His Spirit. He lives within to lend us His passion, give us His vision, and infuse a sense of mission into the very fabric of our lives. If Jesus Christ lives in you, it is His job to win souls.

    The Essence of Worship, The Essence of Worship

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 25:00

    Christianity is unique in that contrary to other religions it is not primarily about mankind's search for God but God seeking mankind. He is looking for those who will “worship Him in spirit and in truth.” But what does this mean? And why is He doing this?

    The Gratitude Attitude, The Gratitude Attitude

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 25:00

    Thanksgiving is a characteristic of the Christian lifestyle, and lack of thanksgiving is condemned by God. The English word "thanksgiving" in the New Testament is a translation of the Greek word "eucharistia," which at its core is "charis" or grace. An understanding of grace is absolutely necessary for an appropriate response of thanksgiving. Grace and thanksgiving are inextricably bound up in each other.

    Waiting for Jesus, Hidden Treasures

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 25:00

    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.

    Helping the Hurting, Part 2, Hidden Treasures

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 25:00

    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.

    Helping the Hurting, Part 1, Hidden Treasures

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 25:00

    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.

    Discovering Gifts, Hidden Treasures

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 25:00

    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? 

    Experiencing Forgiveness, Hidden Treasures

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 25:00

    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.

    Obeying the Truth, Hidden Treasures

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 25:00

    Jill digs into the parable of two houses being built—one on sand and the other on the rock. What does Jesus' simple story with a heavenly meaning have to teach us about obeying God's Word? Find out in this powerful message.

    Finding the Kingdom, Part 2, Hidden Treasures

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 25:00

    Jesus talked a lot about the kingdom of God, and he told stories about it to help us understand its importance. In this message, Jill Briscoe takes us to the parables to explore what Jesus meant when He said, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand.”

    Finding the Kingdom, Part 1, Hidden Treasures

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 25:00

    Jesus talked a lot about the kingdom of God, and he told stories about it to help us understand its importance. In this message, Jill Briscoe takes us to the parables to explore what Jesus meant when He said, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand.”

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