Episodes

Hanging in There, Living in Exile: God Working Behind the Scenes  

As Christians, we have God's Word to tell us how the game of life ends. Yet, even though we cling to His truth, we can find ourselves preoccupied with the enemy's short-term victories and temporary advances in the world.

In this message Pete Briscoe teaches from Daniel 7 to help us through the struggle of trying to understand God's eternal plan and how to persevere until He decides to end the game of life.

Authority Over Enemies, Confronting the Enemy  

The forces of evil are real, and they can petrify us. But a simple truth can give us hope: In the presence of a greater strength, bullies become wimps. In the presence of Jesus, demons become weak at the knees. Only in the power of Jesus, then, do we have strength and authority to face the enemy.

Clothed with Power, Believing What We Believe  

Before the day of Pentecost, the disciples were in the middle of a faith crisis. They were broken after seeing Jesus crucified, they lost their purpose. But part of God's divine plan was for the Holy Spirit to come and empower the disciples to go out into the world and launch the great commission.

What was this day like for the disciples and what does it mean for us? We know it was spectacular and it forever changed the disciples. Peter, who couldn't even speak about Jesus to a girl a month earlier, was now emboldened to speak with authority to 3,000 listeners who came to believe in Christ.

In Clothed with Power, Stuart Briscoe talks about how the day of Pentecost marks a crucial turning point for the disciples as they came to truly believe what they believed..

Crisis of Faith, Part 2, Believing What We Believe  

It's heartbreaking to hear someone say, "I used to believe, but then things didn't work out as I thought they should." That's a crisis of faith and not too different from what the disciples experienced after Jesus was crucified. They were devastated and afraid, everything they had put their faith in died with Jesus on the cross.

How do we respond to the grievous feeling of broken faith? Stuart Briscoe shares his own personal experience in this message Crisis of Faith. He talks about the crucial point in life when we move beyond our book knowledge of faith to actually applying "our faith in Him" to our lives.

Crisis of Faith, Part 1, Believing What We Believe  

It's heartbreaking to hear someone say, "I used to believe, but then things didn't work out as I thought they should." That's a crisis of faith and not too different from what the disciples experienced after Jesus was crucified. They were devastated and afraid, everything they had put their faith in died with Jesus on the cross.

How do we respond to the grievous feeling of broken faith? Stuart Briscoe shares his own personal experience in this message Crisis of Faith. He talks about the crucial point in life when we move beyond our book knowledge of faith to actually applying "our faith in Him" to our lives.

Joy in Mourning, Believing What We Believe  

How brightly does Easter day dawn in your heart? That's the question Stuart Briscoe asks as he talks about how the disciples slowly began to realize that Jesus' death and resurrection was the culmination of God's perfectness in justice, mercy, forgiveness, and love for His people.

How can we experience joy in our hearts not just at Easter, but every day? Stuart points out in this message that it depends on what we believe about the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

The Crux, Part 2, Up Close and Personal  

The cross is a popular symbol—we see it on jewelry or as decorative detail on accessories. In amongst these everyday appearances, it's easy to forget the incredible, important work accomplished through Jesus' death on the cross. In this message, Pete explains what the cross of Christ meant and what impact it had on all of us.

The Crux, Part 1, Up Close and Personal  

The cross is a popular symbol—we see it on jewelry or as decorative detail on accessories. In amongst these everyday appearances, it's easy to forget the incredible, important work accomplished through Jesus' death on the cross. In this message, Pete explains what the cross of Christ meant and what impact it had on all of us.

Sin in the Camp, How to Be Up When You're Down  

Have you ever noticed how kids try to hide things they've done wrong—a broken family heirloom, a bad report card, or a dent in the car? As much as he or she tries to hide the mistake, most often the parents find out. The same is true of our sin. As much as we try to bury our sin, God always knows about it. But how do we confront it?

In this message by Jill, she teaches us what to do with sin so that we can make God the true ruler of our lives.

Winning the Worry War, How to Be Up When You're Down  

Jill Briscoe will freely admit that even as a Christian, she struggles with worry—and she's not alone. Battling against worry and reclaiming the energy and abundant life that worry steals from us is a daily battle for so many people. Are you ready to learn how to rule worrisome situations and not be ruled by them?

In this message, Jill shares the turning point in her life when she finally felt the worry war pivot in her favor—and it had a lot to do with studying the story of Joshua and the battle of Jericho.

The Man with the Sword, How to Be Up When You're Down  

Life is full of many battles—big and small. An unexpected death, a bad relationship, or a rebellious teenager can lead to emotional battles that cause us pain and despair. It can be tough to understand how we'll get through it.

In this message, Jill explores the life of Joshua and shows us how God helps us fight and win our battles.

Standing in Moses' Sandals, Part 2, How to Be Up When You're Down  

We all can remember a time in our lives when we felt inadequate for something—parenting, a new job, or an unexpected life event. It's during these times that we can't help but think, "I can't do this."

In this message, Jill teaches us how we can follow God's will for our lives by not only saying, "I can," but also saying, "I will." 

Jill tells the story about Stuart, at the age of 17, being asked to teach about the Church at Ephesus.

Standing in Moses' Sandals, Part 1, How to Be Up When You're Down  

We all can remember a time in our lives when we felt inadequate for something—parenting, a new job, or an unexpected life event. It's during these times that we can't help but think, "I can't do this."

In this message, Jill teaches us how we can follow God's will for our lives by not only saying, "I can," but also saying, "I will." 

Jill tells the story about Stuart, at the age of 17, being asked to teach about the Church at Ephesus.

Keeping the Home Fires Burning, Part 2, How to Be Up When You're Down  

Do you ever feel like you've lost your fire for God? Maybe you find yourself just "doing" your walk with Christ instead of having passion and drive to dig deeper. When we lose the fire, the rest of our faith suffers.

In this message, Jill teaches us how we can reignite the fire to seek a more intimate relationship with God.

Keeping the Home Fires Burning, Part 1, How to Be Up When You're Down  

Do you ever feel like you've lost your fire for God? Maybe you find yourself just "doing" your walk with Christ instead of having passion and drive to dig deeper. When we lose the fire, the rest of our faith suffers.

In this message, Jill teaches us how we can reignite the fire to seek a more intimate relationship with God.

One Person at a Time, The Good Life  

Most people understand the importance of love. It's a basic tenant of most faiths, and in John 13:34, Jesus clearly instructs us to “love one another.” Love is part of the good Life that God wants us to experience.

The challenge, however, is when we think loving one another means we should love everyone. With so many people and so much need in our world, that can quickly become a vague and overwhelming ideal. How can you possibly love everyone? 

Thankfully, God doesn't actually ask us to do that. In this message, Pete Briscoe walks through passages in the Gospel of John and points out the extraordinary ways in which Jesus loved people individually. He shares how you, too, can express love in an effective, meaningful way.

It's Worth the Awkwardness, The Good Life  

Do you get uncomfortable in small gatherings? As believers, we're encouraged to join a small group, but they can be intimidating and downright awkward at first. Sometimes it's just easier to come and go from church, but when you do that, you never really connect with anyone, and you remain isolated.

Jesus knew the importance of small, intimate groups of believers. In fact, one of the first things He did in ministry was gather His disciples—a group that remained His “circle” for the entirety of His earthly ministry.

In this message based on John 13-17, Pete Briscoe tells the story of the very first circle of believers and shares how being in a tight-knit group is worth the initial discomfort of joining one. There's a richness found in small groups that can be experienced nowhere else.

If You Want to Grow, The Good Life  

Some things are better together—sweet and sour, Lewis and Clark, or Batman and Robin. When you separate one from the other, they're not nearly as powerful. Both are needed in order to achieve the greatest impact.

It's the same thing when it comes to our faith. Spending time in God's Word personally while being part of a broader church community are important aspects to growing spiritually. However, there's an equally important component to our growth we can often overlook.

In this message based on Ephesians 4:11-16 and Acts 2:42-47, Pete Briscoe shares what that crucial component is. When you step into it, and when it's paired with personal and corporate times of worship and learning, it becomes a powerful means to spiritual growth.

The Danger of Isolation, The Good Life  

In subtle ways, the world often encourages us to go it alone. We are taught to be independent from a young age, and the busyness of life can often leave little margin for genuine relationships. Sometimes rejection and other past wounds—and maybe even sin—keeps us from being part of an authentic community.

However, isolation is not what God has in mind for us. He designed us for interdependence, both for our benefit and the benefit of others. Living without community puts us in a dangerous and vulnerable position for Satan's attacks.

In this message based on 1 Corinthians 12:11-31, Pete Briscoe teaches about the importance of living life together and shares how a huge slice of the good Life is waiting for you within an authentic, loving, Christ-centered community.

A Secret that Can Change Your Life, Part 2, The Good Life  

Who doesn't love being pampered with gifts and services by others? We all love it when things are given to us or when we can afford to treat ourselves. It's part of the American Dream, and the Bible even tells us the created order was given to us to delight in. But is there something even better than receiving, even better than accumulating more?

Scripture presents an alternative to receiving that not only increases our contentment level, but is far more life-giving. And it's one of the best kept secrets that can actually change your life. In this message, Pete Briscoe takes you to Acts 20:28-35 and Philippians 2:1-7 to share what that secret is and how you can step into this incredible aspect of the Christian life.

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