Devotionals by Stuart, Jill & Pete Briscoe

Dear GOD,

I went to this wedding and they kissed right in church. Is that okay? — Neil (age 11)

Yeah, I love kids' innocent ignorance. Isn't it so much more refreshing than an adult know-it-all arrogance? In fact, Jesus even said that the young'uns have an edge:

Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it. —Mark 10:15

We really need to think about this. Yes, we might know more than a kid, but compared to what there is to know about God, we only know about 0.000000036% more than the children who wrote the quotes we smiled at this week – and we must be like them to experience His Kingdom.

We know that "We all possess knowledge." But knowledge puffs up while love builds up. Those who think they know something do not yet know as they ought to know. But whoever loves God is known by God. —1 Corinthians 8:1-3

Belief in God isn't about how much we know about Him. We really need to know and understand that He loves us to the point that He would die for us. That knowledge directly affects the most important part of our faith, the state of our heart – where our love for God originates.


Maybe kids are so quick to believe because they're just learning about the world and haven't been calloused like adults whose hearts are toughened by life's experiences. Regardless of the reason, kids see God in a simple, clean-cut way. Yeah, kids don't know everything in the world, but God is not of this world anyway!

Oh God, You tell us to come to You as a child does. Please make me childlike in my faith so I can believe in You more intimately than I do now. I will continue to increase my knowledge about You, but please, don't let that interfere with my relationship with You. I don't know much, but what I do know is that I love You, Lord. And it's great to be known by You too! Amen.

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Telling the Truth exists to make available sound biblical teaching, practically applied, with a view to producing lives that glorify God and draw people to Christ. The whole of our ministry is to encourage, console, strengthen, teach, and train.

About Stuart, Jill & Pete Briscoe

Stuart Briscoe uses wit and intellect to target your heart, capture your attention and challenge you to grow! You will find his logic compelling as he brings a fresh, practical perspective to the Scriptures. Born in England, Stuart left a career in banking to enter the ministry full time. He has written more than 50 books, received three honorary doctorates and preached in more than one hundred countries. He was senior pastor of Elmbrook Church in Brookfield, Wisconsin, for thirty years, and currently serves as minister-at-large.

Jill Briscoe was born in England and found Christ when she was 18 years old. She never looked back. Upon graduating from Cambridge University, she began working as a teacher by day and had a vigorous street ministry to the youths of Liverpool by night.

She met Stuart at a youth conference and they married in 1958. In the 50 years since, Jill has become a highly sought-after Bible teacher and author who travels around the world ministering to under-resourced churches and speaking at international seminars and conferences. Since 2000, she and Stuart, who was formerly senior pastor of Elmbrook Church for 30 years, have had the joy of equipping and encouraging believers across the globe in their roles as ministers-at-large for Elmbrook.

Jill has authored more than 40 books including devotionals, study guides, poetry and children's books. Her vivid, relational teaching style touches the emotions and stirs the heart. She serves as Executive Editor of Just Between Us, a magazine of encouragement for ministry wives and women in leadership, and served on the board of World Relief and Christianity Today, Inc., for over 20 years.

Jill and Stuart call suburban Milwaukee, Wisconsin their home. When they are not traveling, they spend time with their three children, David, Judy and Peter, and thirteen grandchildren.

Pete Briscoe, youngest son of Stuart and Jill, was also born in England but grew up under his father's ministry in Milwaukee. While getting his Masters of Divinity degree at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL, Pete had a professor tell him that it was "a sin to bore people with the Bible." He has taken that to heart as he has served since 1992 as senior pastor of Bent Tree Bible Fellowship in Dallas, TX. Pete and his wife, Libby, have three children.

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