Telling the Truth for Women

Jill Briscoe

A Little Pot of Oil

February 3, 2017

In 2 Kings 4, there's a story about a widow who has run out of options on how to pay her creditors. She's facing the real possibility that she will lose both of her young sons to slavery, as a means of paying her debt. This desperate woman is out of money, out of hope, and out of faith. She's angry at God for the situation she's facing with seemingly no way out. Have you ever felt that way? 

How do you find peace when your faith is completely out of focus? When the sheer weight of the moment has blinded you to the Holy Spirit at work on your behalf? Jill Briscoe's message, A Little Pot of Oil will remind you that God is sufficient. And you have all you need when you have all of Him in all you.

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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!
February 2, 2017
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.  Based on Philippians 3 & 4
February 1, 2017
What people come to mind when thinking of those who have a servant attitude? Missionaries? Pastors? Yourself? Do you think that having a humble attitude is important? The apostle Paul had a servant heart and attitude. He continually gave himself away to benefit those around him. As a result, he was able to bring many people to Christ.  We can impact those around us just as Paul did if we learn the spiritual art of humility. In this message, Jill explains how having a self-sacrificing attitude can impact others.  Based on Philippians 2
January 31, 2017
What do you do when you are suffering through a hard time? Many of us sulk, complain, and feel sorry for ourselves. Others put on a strong face, but when they are alone, the fear and sadness take over, and they break down. Much of the apostle Paul's life was spent suffering - most of the time in jail. But unlike many of us, Paul was joyful no matter what his circumstance.  This "spiritual art" of contentment was something Paul learned - and it wasn't easy. In this message, Jill uses Paul's life as an example of how we can learn contentment, joy, and peace of mind no matter what we are going through.  Based on Philippians 1
January 30, 2017
What is God using to chisel you into the image of Christ? Will you lie still in His hand and let Him do it?  For Jeremiah, God was using his ministry partner, Baruch, to chisel and hammer him into shape. Jeremiah, too, was chiseling Baruch. Without the encouragement of the other, neither would have had faith enough to finish when their ministry got difficult.  Jeremiah 36 & 45
January 27, 2017
Do you ever find yourself running away from God's plans because you feel inadequate? Jeremiah felt inadequate when God called him to be a prophet. But God spoke a promise to Jeremiah saying, "My plan will be in your life, My work will be in your hand, and My words will be in your mouth."  In this message Jill teaches how to have the kind of faith that believes that God will enable and equip us to do everything He asks of us. The teaching taken from Jeremiah 1:4-9 and 26:1-2.
January 26, 2017
Trying to walk in faith is a day-by-day lesson in leaning on God. It's figuring out moment-by-moment what a Christian life looks like - and it's not easy.  Jeremiah had to learn how to have faith like this when he was in the pit, when he was fighting despair and doubt. During this time, God was teaching Jeremiah to put his mind on Him, instead of on the troubles of life.  Jeremiah's testimony of learning faith morning by morning is a great lesson for us in pursuing faith, even in doubts and trials. Based on Lamentations 3:19-33
January 25, 2017
On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: "Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about." After Jesus' ascension into heaven, the believers were filled with fear, wondering if they would be next to be crucified. But something happened that energized these people, gave them power to speak and do things as they never could have before!  Based on Acts 1:4
January 24, 2017
"And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." It's no secret that all of us will die in the end. Even Jesus died! And this makes His resurrection one of the most important aspects of His life and a source of incredible hope for us.  Based on Matthew 28:20 and Luke 24
January 23, 2017
As much as we know about Jesus, there are some things the Bible doesn't spell out. When did He first know He was God's son? How did He know it? What did Mary and Joseph tell Him? What did His brothers and sisters think about Him?  The Gospels don't answer all of these mysterious questions. But they do give us enough details about His life in Nazareth and His ministry to illustrate how He lived inside humanity and how we should live, too. In this series by Jill, she paints a revealing picture of Jesus by studying certain statements He made at critical moments in His life. From His childhood and baptism to His agony in the Garden of Gethsemane and crucifixion at Calvary, Jesus was always dedicated to "doing His Father's business."  This intimate portrait of Jesus gives us clear direction on how, amidst triumphs and struggles, we, too, can live a life focused on the Father. When he had received the drink, Jesus said, "It is finished." With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. Based on John 19:30
January 20, 2017
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About Telling the Truth for Women

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 Jill Briscoe

Jill Briscoe was born in Liverpool England in 1935. Educated at Cambridge, she taught school for a number of years before marrying Stuart and raising their three children.

In addition to sharing with her husband in ministry with the Torchbearers and in pastoring a church in the United Sates for thirty years, Jill has written more than forty books, travelled on every continent teaching and encouraging, served on the boards of "Christianity Today" and "World Relief," and now acts as Executive Editor of a magazine for women called "Just Between Us."

Jill can be heard regularly on the worldwide media ministry called "Telling the Truth" She is proud to be called “Nana” by thirteen grandchildren.

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