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Telling the Truth

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 and teaching people to grow in faith and knowledge of Christ and His love.

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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 and teaching people to grow in faith and knowledge of Christ and His love.

The Faith We Profess, Keep the Faith

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“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 (Matthew 10:32), and Hebrews confirmed it.

May 05 2021

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The Full Assurance of Faith, Keep the Faith

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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.

May 04 2021

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Faith's Fundamentals, Keep the Faith

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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.

May 03 2021

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What Is God Really Like? Part 2, What Is God Really Like?

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People become remarkably imaginative about God.  But Scripture says, “Eye has not seen, ear has not heard, neither has entered into the heart of man what God has prepared for those who love Him, but God has revealed them to us by His Spirit.”

Not speculation, not imagination – but revelation. God is in the business of self-revelation, which is a fundamental tenant of Christianity. He has made human beings uniquely capable of receiving what He is revealing. And more than that, He has given us the ability of responding to what we are receiving.  

He reveals himself, first of all, in creation. Secondly, He reveals himself in covenant, and thirdly, He reveals himself in Christ. This is how we go about discovering what God is really like.

Apr 30 2021

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What Is God Really Like? Part 1, What Is God Really Like?

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People become remarkably imaginative about God.  But Scripture says, “Eye has not seen, ear has not heard, neither has entered into the heart of man what God has prepared for those who love Him, but God has revealed them to us by His Spirit.”

Not speculation, not imagination – but revelation. God is in the business of self-revelation, which is a fundamental tenant of Christianity. He has made human beings uniquely capable of receiving what He is revealing. And more than that, He has given us the ability of responding to what we are receiving.  

He reveals himself, first of all, in creation. Secondly, He reveals himself in covenant, and thirdly, He reveals himself in Christ. This is how we go about discovering what God is really like.

Apr 29 2021

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Be a Witness, Part 2, Be a Witness

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Jesus left simple and clear instructions for all believers who have received the Holy Spirit. Be a witness—tell people about Me, tell them about the cross, tell them how I've transformed your life. That's the passionate witnessing we see the disciples doing in Acts after they received the Holy Spirit. Do you see this in your life—in your church?

In this message Pete Briscoe reminds us where our priorities lie as the church of Christ and challenges each of us to make a difference in our homes, at work, in our communities and in our relationships by living out what Jesus asks of us: to be My witnesses.

Apr 28 2021

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Be a Witness, Part 1, Be a Witness

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Jesus left simple and clear instructions for all believers who have received the Holy Spirit. Be a witness—tell people about Me, tell them about the cross, tell them how I've transformed your life. That's the passionate witnessing we see the disciples doing in Acts after they received the Holy Spirit. Do you see this in your life—in your church?

In this message Pete Briscoe reminds us where our priorities lie as the church of Christ and challenges each of us to make a difference in our homes, at work, in our communities and in our relationships by living out what Jesus asks of us: to be My witnesses.

Apr 27 2021

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Sufficient Grace, Part 2, Grace in the Garden

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Splinters, thorns, prickers. It doesn't matter what they are called, they hurt and get under your skin! Life in our world is filled with thorns: difficult relationships, illness, loss of loved ones, broken promises. The Bible tells us that even the Apostle Paul and God Himself in Jesus struggled under the bite of thorns. But God does not allow thorns in our lives without providing sufficient grace to live in the prickly mess. What Satan intends to push us down often results in pushing us to our knees in front of God's throne instead. 

“You who wore my thorns that I may know Your grace...pierced by my sin that I may see Your face...loved and forgiven from shame and deep disgrace. You wore my thorns. You wore my thorns.” (from Jill's poem “You Wore My Thorns” copyright 2003)

Apr 26 2021

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Sufficient Grace, Part 1, Grace in the Garden

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Splinters, thorns, prickers. It doesn't matter what they are called, they hurt and get under your skin! Life in our world is filled with thorns: difficult relationships, illness, loss of loved ones, broken promises. The Bible tells us that even the Apostle Paul and God Himself in Jesus struggled under the bite of thorns. But God does not allow thorns in our lives without providing sufficient grace to live in the prickly mess. What Satan intends to push us down often results in pushing us to our knees in front of God's throne instead. 

“You who wore my thorns that I may know Your grace...pierced by my sin that I may see Your face...loved and forgiven from shame and deep disgrace. You wore my thorns. You wore my thorns.” (from Jill's poem “You Wore My Thorns” copyright 2003)

Apr 23 2021

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Saving Grace, Grace in the Garden

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Why is a walk in a garden so relaxing? Because we were created to live in God's garden of perfection, forever. Unfortunately, as the story goes, Adam and Eve made a fatal error and were forced to make their home in the garden of sin instead, where nothing is perfect or peaceful. 

But remember, this is God's story! God came looking for Adam and Eve after they disobeyed. And in His grace, He still comes looking for us today. Jill Briscoe takes us through biblical examples of God's saving grace and how He offers us a way to His riches through Christ.

Apr 22 2021

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What Do You Want Me to Do, God? Part 2, God's Will for My Life

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How does God want you to live your life? Although you don't have to do anything to earn His favor, God still desires you to live in a way that glorifies Him and brings honor to His name.

In this message, Stuart Briscoe takes you to Romans 12:1-2 to share what exactly God wants you to do with your time on the earth. And as you step out in obedience—by the power of the Spirit—you'll experience the richness and fullness of the life God has for you.

Apr 21 2021

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What Do You Want Me to Do, God? Part 1, God's Will for My Life

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How does God want you to live your life? Although you don't have to do anything to earn His favor, God still desires you to live in a way that glorifies Him and brings honor to His name.

In this message, Stuart Briscoe takes you to Romans 12:1-2 to share what exactly God wants you to do with your time on the earth. And as you step out in obedience—by the power of the Spirit—you'll experience the richness and fullness of the life God has for you.

Apr 20 2021

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Finding God's Will for Me, Part 2, God's Will for My Life

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“What is God's will for my life?” It's a serious question that is asked by believers of all ages facing all kinds of decisions and uncertainty. As Jill Briscoe explains, you cannot know the will of God until you find God and get to know Him personally—or at least slow down long enough for Him to find you! 

God does not intend for His will to be a mystery to us. In fact, He makes it perfectly clear in His Word. What can we learn from the stories of the Bible... from how Jesus handled certain situations? A great deal! 

Through this teaching, you'll learn how you can know God's will for your life and then begin to apply it in practical ways. Are you ready to surrender your plans if it means you will accomplish His?

Apr 19 2021

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Finding God's Will for Me, Part 1, God's Will for My Life

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“What is God's will for my life?” It's a serious question that is asked by believers of all ages facing all kinds of decisions and uncertainty. As Jill Briscoe explains, you cannot know the will of God until you find God and get to know Him personally—or at least slow down long enough for Him to find you! 

God does not intend for His will to be a mystery to us. In fact, He makes it perfectly clear in His Word. What can we learn from the stories of the Bible... from how Jesus handled certain situations? A great deal! 

Through this teaching, you'll learn how you can know God's will for your life and then begin to apply it in practical ways. Are you ready to surrender your plans if it means you will accomplish His?

Apr 16 2021

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Knowing God's Will for My Life, Part 2, God's Will for My Life

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Do you ever hear people say, “God told me to do that,” and think, did He really “tell” you? You hear others claim they know God's will for their life, but how do you really know what God wants?

We can look in Scripture and see, generally, what God wants for His followers, but what does He want for each of us individually? Maybe there's a decision you're grappling with now—who to marry, which college to attend, or a major career or lifestyle choice. In this message, Pete Briscoe gives clear guidance on how to hear the Holy Spirit and discover God's best life for you.

Apr 15 2021

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Knowing God's Will for My Life, Part 1, God's Will for My Life

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Do you ever hear people say, “God told me to do that,” and think, did He really “tell” you? You hear others claim they know God's will for their life, but how do you really know what God wants?

We can look in Scripture and see, generally, what God wants for His followers, but what does He want for each of us individually? Maybe there's a decision you're grappling with now—who to marry, which college to attend, or a major career or lifestyle choice. In this message, Pete Briscoe gives clear guidance on how to hear the Holy Spirit and discover God's best life for you.

Apr 14 2021

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Be Wise About the Will of God, God's Will for My Life

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Are you living for yourself or for God? That's a great question to answer when you're struggling to understand God's will for your life. He really is amazingly clear about His purpose and will for the life of the believer. But finding clarity means setting yourself apart from conventional worldly thinking and sharply focusing on God's Word.

It's in Scripture where God tells you the purpose for your life. He has eternal work set aside since before creation for you to do—work that blesses God and others.

In this message, Stuart Briscoe invites the resistant, the negligent, and the paralyzed believers to step into a deeper understanding of God's will—and discover daily, with joy, what it is He wants you to be and to do.

Apr 13 2021

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The Holy Spirit of Prayer, God's Will for My Life

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When we pray, most of us spend a lot of time praying for ourselves, our family, and our friends. Those are all good things to pray for. But there's much more that God wants us to pray about.

Prayer allows us to interact with all three members of the Trinity at the same time and be an active participant in helping to accomplish God's will.

In this message, Jill uses the story of the widow and her little pot of oil from the Old Testament to show us how to let the Holy Spirit guide us in our prayer life so that God's purposes are fulfilled in the world and in our lives.

Apr 12 2021

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I Got It from Jesus, Dance Lessons

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If you have friends who are not believers, they may ask how you know the Gospel is true. Paul was asked, too. Could he have misunderstood what others told him? Did he have some details wrong? No! Paul received the truth of the Gospel straight from Jesus—not from men! 

In this message from Pete Briscoe's series, Dance Lessons, he uses Paul's letter to the Galatians to teach how the Christian life starts, how we are to live it, and what living in the spirit looks like. It's not a set of rules, but a wide open door to follow Jesus!

Apr 09 2021

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The Good News, Dance Lessons

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Martin Luther said, "Preach the Gospel to yourself every day." We need reminding sometimes! In this message from Pete's series, Dance Lessons, he turns to Paul's letters to summarize the Gospel message and apply it to everyday life. Who are you in Christ? How does His death and resurrection empower you to overcome sin, trials, and even death?

Apr 08 2021

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Your episodes are just what I need

By Eliud.N - Feb 24 2019
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After leaving Christianity for some time and learning a hard lesson out in the world but God and his awesome mercy and love brought me back and these podcasts are definitely what I need to hear and get reacquainted with the Lords teachings. Thanks guys your definitely a blessing

Too many asks

By mizz. prout - Feb 23 2019
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I am super bummed to find that these sermons are shorter than the length of time there is an ask for money. The sermons are fantastic and I could happily listen to one interruption but it’s constant and ruins the depth of what the sermon could create while listening.