Telling the Truth

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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 Scriptures Are About Fact Not Fantasy, Carry On
Today at 12:00 AM

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.


Be Content, Whatever Happens
Last Friday at 12:00 AM

The Philippian church supported Paul in his missionary work, and he was grateful. But he insisted that he was not dependent on them. His dependence and contentment rested elsewhere. His teaching on the subject is applicable to all.


Press On, Part 2, Whatever Happens
Last Thursday at 12:00 AM

Paul said he counted "everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus (his) Lord" and his "one thing" was to "press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me." He was determined to "press on." Whatever happened!


Press On, Part 1, Whatever Happens
Last Wednesday at 12:00 AM

Paul said he counted "everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus (his) Lord" and his "one thing" was to "press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me." He was determined to "press on." Whatever happened!


Keep Shining, Whatever Happens
Last Tuesday at 12:00 AM

Paul bluntly expressed his opinion of the world in which he and the Philippians were living when he called it "a crooked and depraved generation." But he believed that they were placed in the situation so that they could shine brightly in it. Points of light!


Stay Humble, Whatever Happens
09/26/2022

In Greek culture, slaves were by definition "humble" because of their status, and free men for the same reason had no need of humility. For Christians, however, "humility" before God is an absolute necessity. This clash between Christ and culture exists today. 


Stand Firm, Whatever Happens
09/23/2022

Life is made up of actions and reactions. Sometimes we act and produce consequences. Other times things happen, then we react. Christians are called to react "in a manner worthy of the gospel"—whatever happens! A major challenge which needs exploring.


Winning the Worry War, Part 2, Worry-LESS
09/22/2022

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.


Winning the Worry War, Part 1, Worry-LESS
09/21/2022

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.


Don't Worry, Part 2, Worry-LESS
09/20/2022

Mark Twain said, “My life has been full of many problems, most of which never happened!” He presumably looked to the future with a degree of trepidation and spent a lot of time being anxious about things that actually never happened. Does that sound like something you do, too?

Another great author, the Apostle Paul, said that no matter what happens—don't be anxious about anything. 

In this message, Stuart looks to Scripture to identify the formula for becoming worry-free, no matter what circumstance we are facing—or think we'll have to face. 


Don't Worry, Part 1, Worry-LESS
09/19/2022

Mark Twain said, “My life has been full of many problems, most of which never happened!” He presumably looked to the future with a degree of trepidation and spent a lot of time being anxious about things that actually never happened. Does that sound like something you do, too?

Another great author, the Apostle Paul, said that no matter what happens—don't be anxious about anything. 

In this message, Stuart looks to Scripture to identify the formula for becoming worry-free, no matter what circumstance we are facing—or think we'll have to face. 


Fight for the Family, Fight for the Family
09/16/2022

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.


Christians and Divorce, Part 2, Sermon on the Mount
09/15/2022

God instituted marriage as a divine ordination. Divorce is never good but was allowed by Moses as a protection from abuse.

Charles Price breaks down the discussion into three points:

Marriage is a commitment.  Divorce is a concession.  Divorce is a protection.


Christians and Divorce, Part 1, Sermon on the Mount
09/14/2022

God instituted marriage as a divine ordination. Divorce is never good but was allowed by Moses as a protection from abuse.

Charles Price breaks down the discussion into three points:

Marriage is a commitment.  Divorce is a concession.  Divorce is a protection.


Christians and Sexual Behavior, Part 2, Sermon on the Mount
09/13/2022

There are certain things that are wrong about sexual behavior,  and there are certain things that are right about sexual behavior. Wholesome sexual relationships can be distorted and destroyed by improper views of sex.

In this message, Charles Price breaks down the teaching into three areas:

Sex as an expression of love Sex as an expression of lust Sex as an expression of life

How do we get sex into right perspective in the whole context of life?


Christians and Sexual Behavior, Part 1, Sermon on the Mount
09/12/2022

There are certain things that are wrong about sexual behavior,  and there are certain things that are right about sexual behavior. Wholesome sexual relationships can be distorted and destroyed by improper views of sex.

In this message, Charles Price breaks down the teaching into three areas:

Sex as an expression of love Sex as an expression of lust Sex as an expression of life

How do we get sex into right perspective in the whole context of life?


Overloaded, Part 2, A View from the Porch Swing
09/09/2022

Have you tried to carry all of your groceries into the house in one trip so you didn't have to go back out to the car? Your arms are aching, the bags are pinching your fingers, and the food is beginning to slide out. But you keep moving, hoping to get everything into the kitchen before the bags break! 

Now imagine that someone in your family came out as you were unloading your bags and offered to carry them so you could sit down to rest. You probably wouldn't turn them down! Well, Jesus has made this o...


Overloaded, Part 1, A View from the Porch Swing
09/08/2022

Have you tried to carry all of your groceries into the house in one trip so you didn't have to go back out to the car? Your arms are aching, the bags are pinching your fingers, and the food is beginning to slide out. But you keep moving, hoping to get everything into the kitchen before the bags break! 

Now imagine that someone in your family came out as you were unloading your bags and offered to carry them so you could sit down to rest. You probably wouldn't turn them down! Well, Jesus has made this o...


Rest Stops, Part 2, A View from the Porch Swing
09/07/2022

One of the best known passages in the Bible is Psalm 23. It describes the relationship between a shepherd and His flock, in which He guides them through pastures, hills and dark valleys. In every case, the sheep are content because the shepherd is there, offering protection and comfort. We are the sheep in this story! 

Jill teaches that no matter what is happening in our lives, good or bad, the only way we can find true contentment—and even joy—in every situation is by trusting in the Lord, our shepherd, who promises to never leave us. 


Rest Stops, Part 1, A View from the Porch Swing
09/06/2022

One of the best known passages in the Bible is Psalm 23. It describes the relationship between a shepherd and His flock, in which He guides them through pastures, hills and dark valleys. In every case, the sheep are content because the shepherd is there, offering protection and comfort. We are the sheep in this story! 

Jill teaches that no matter what is happening in our lives, good or bad, the only way we can find true contentment—and even joy—in every situation is by trusting in the Lord, our shepherd, who promises to never leave us. 


God's Plan for Workplace, God Has a Plan - and We're Part of It
09/05/2022

In the first century, many believers were slaves or slave owners. How they conducted themselves in these capacities was vitally important. Our situation is different, but our work habits and relationships are no less significant; half of our waking hours are spent there!


Handling Your Insecurities, Where to Find Help
09/02/2022

The Constitution of the U.S.A. was ordained, among other things to, “establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty”.. Clearly security was a major concern, but insecurity reigns.


Dealing with Your Temptations, Where to Find Help
09/01/2022

“Temptation itself is neutral: to be tempted indicates neither virtue nor sinfulness, for the proper connotation of temptation is testing, or proving, and virtue is in the resistance and overcoming of temptation, whereas sin is in yielding and capitulation.” (Philip E. Hughes)


Facing Up to Your Frustrations, Where to Find Help
08/31/2022

"A frustration is an obstacle (an event, person or physical barrier) that hinders our progress toward a goal" (Gary Collins). The children of Israel were definitely frustrated in the wilderness and the Hebrews were reminded to learn from their experience. So are we.


Coping with Your Fears, Where to Find Help
08/30/2022

The ancient Greeks believed in a god called "Phobos," meaning (panic) "so strong and dauntless (as) to strike terror even into the heart of a hero." Phobias, or fears, still dominate people's lives—especially "thanatophobia."


Cleaning Up Your Life, Where to Find Help
08/29/2022

The Hebrews, to whom this letter was written, were in danger of abandoning the faith, because they had not grasped the uniqueness of Christ and His offer of grace to help in time of need. They needed "purification for sins." He provided it.


The Oil of Gladness, Grace to Go On
08/26/2022

In the Scriptures, oil is used as a symbol of joy and gladness. And we as Christians have a little pot of oil in us that will never run dry. The Holy Spirit is the oil in our lamps that keeps us burning, allowing us to be a light in this dark world.


Praising in Pain, Part 2, Triumph in Trouble
08/25/2022

Even when your theology aligns with the Bible and you recognize that sometimes the righteous are called to suffer, when pain and suffering come your way it can feel a bit like diving into cold water—it can take your breath away and test your faith. 

How do we cope while we wait for God to intervene in our painful circumstances? We can look to the story of Job to find answers.


Praising in Pain, Part 1, Triumph in Trouble
08/24/2022

Even when your theology aligns with the Bible and you recognize that sometimes the righteous are called to suffer, when pain and suffering come your way it can feel a bit like diving into cold water—it can take your breath away and test your faith. 

How do we cope while we wait for God to intervene in our painful circumstances? We can look to the story of Job to find answers.


Christians and Relationships, Part 2, Sermon on the Mount
08/23/2022

A wholesome life is the product of many qualities, including the discipline of maintaining healthy relationships.


Christians and Relationships, Part 1, Sermon on the Mount
08/22/2022

A wholesome life is the product of many qualities, including the discipline of maintaining healthy relationships.


Fulfilling the Law, Part 2, Sermon on the Mount
08/19/2022

Would you ever imagine that the commandments of the Old Covenant could become the promises of the New Covenant?

In this message, guest speaker Charles Price explains how the purpose, effect, and fulfillment of the Mosaic law reveals the end-purpose of the gospel of grace.


Fulfilling the Law, Part 1, Sermon on the Mount
08/18/2022

Would you ever imagine that the commandments of the Old Covenant could become the promises of the New Covenant?

In this message, guest speaker Charles Price explains how the purpose, effect, and fulfillment of the Mosaic law reveals the end-purpose of the gospel of grace.


Teach Us to Pray, Part 2, Let's Talk
08/17/2022

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
08/16/2022

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
08/15/2022

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.


Prayer and Healing, Part 2, Finding Healing
08/12/2022

Faith means to believe with expectancy, but it also means to rest and trust. When we pray for healing, we're not always certain of what God's will is, but we can come before him with an attitude of rest and trust. 

In this message Stuart Briscoe teaches from James 5:13-18 to help us understand why prayer for the sick is important, why we should pray, and what we can expect from God in answering our prayers. You'll come away with a greater understanding about the decisive factors that make prayer work.


Prayer and Healing, Part 1, Finding Healing
08/11/2022

Faith means to believe with expectancy, but it also means to rest and trust. When we pray for healing, we're not always certain of what God's will is, but we can come before him with an attitude of rest and trust. 

In this message Stuart Briscoe teaches from James 5:13-18 to help us understand why prayer for the sick is important, why we should pray, and what we can expect from God in answering our prayers. You'll come away with a greater understanding about the decisive factors that make prayer work.


Jesus Cured the Sick, Part 2, Finding Healing
08/10/2022

There are many instances in Scripture where Jesus cured the sick—physically and spiritually. Can we expect that same kind of healing? Why are some people healed while others are not?

These are important questions worthy of study, but another question that is equally important to ask is: why did Jesus perform miracles in the first place? Too often we have an inaccurate understanding of why Jesus heals. We're so desperate with our self-interests that we miss the point of his healings—the true significance.

In this message by Stuart Briscoe, we learn what Jesus was...


Jesus Cured the Sick, Part 1, Finding Healing
08/09/2022

There are many instances in Scripture where Jesus cured the sick—physically and spiritually. Can we expect that same kind of healing? Why are some people healed while others are not?

These are important questions worthy of study, but another question that is equally important to ask is: why did Jesus perform miracles in the first place? Too often we have an inaccurate understanding of why Jesus heals. We're so desperate with our self-interests that we miss the point of his healings—the true significance.

In this message by Stuart Briscoe, we learn what Jesus was...