Telling the Truth for Women

Jill Briscoe

Deborah - How to Fight Your Battles

January 10, 2017
Every day we fight battles: teaching our kids to clean up their toys, dealing with difficult co-workers or family members, getting society to clean up the environment. But even though these battles are big, there is an even bigger war going on - a spiritual one. While we know that God is the ultimate victor, we live every day surrounded by Satan's armies. 

The judge and prophetess Deborah was surrounded by not only a spiritual war but a physical one! God gave her the gifts and talents she needed to complete the task He gave her. In this message from Judges, Jill shares with us Deborah's story and shows us how we, too, can respond to God and find our roles in this great battle.

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Have you ever felt wrongly judged? Rahab was someone who was judged for her outer appearance. A harlot, known for keeping brothels within Jericho, no one would have believed by simply looking at her that she was seeking God.  Thankfully, God looks beyond what man sees to the desires of our hearts, and changes us from the inside out. Joshua 2-6 & James 2
January 9, 2017
If you've ever wondered what it looks like to be a servant of God, look to Miriam. Miriam served God using her gifts when she took on a willing, servant attitude. Miriam discovered that she had the gift of prophecy, and she used it where God called her - in leading the people of Israel to the Promised Land, alongside Aaron and Moses. God wants to use you, as He used Miriam, with the gifts and personality that He gave you. In this message we see how God will put you in the right place at the right time. But He requires you to have the right attitude.  Exodus 2-15; Psalm 139; I Timothy 2
January 6, 2017
When we think of someone with a good attitude, Abraham's wife Sarah is probably not the first person who comes to mind. We might think of her arguments with Abraham, how she laughed at God's good news, her harsh dealings with Hagar, how she lied to Pharaoh. But in 1 Peter 3, Peter commends Sarah as a model for all women for her "quiet and meek spirit." What happened in Sarah's life to turn this feisty, contentious, rebel of a woman into God's royal princess?  In this message, Jill teaches us about Sarah's life - her shortcomings and how God turned this rebel into royalty - and how giving God control in our own lives can transform our attitudes like it did for Sarah. Based on Genesis 12-18 & I Peter 3-4.
January 5, 2017
Women throughout all of history have been trying to find their identities - through marriage, children, a career. But we can find our true identity and fulfillment only in our relationship with God. Eve had a unique opportunity to be with God in the Garden of Eden, and God revealed His intended work for her, what He designed her to do. But Eve's identity was challenged in the Fall when Satan deceived Eve into trying to find her identity outside of the God in whose image she was made. We, too, were created in God's image and were designed for the work He has for us.  In this message, Jill walks us through Eve's story and teaches us how it is also our story - how our own identities may be obscured in the Fall but are renewed in Christ's redemptive work. Based on Genesis 1-3.
January 4, 2017
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) In this second message in her series Grace in the Garden, Jill Briscoe shares two of her poems: "Divinity Wapped in a Blanket" and "You Wore My Thorns."
January 3, 2017
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.  This is the first of two messages in Jill's series, Grace in the Garden.
January 2, 2017
The Holy Spirit can do amazing things within us, if we let Him. In this message Jill explains how we can let the Spirit change us, how we can develop the Spirit's character, how we can respond to the Spirit's call, and so much more. Learning these things can help us walk in the Spirit - not the flesh - so we can have a positive impact on the lives of those around us.  This is the ninth message in Stuart and Jill's 10-message Bible study series on the Holy Spirit.
December 30, 2016
We are called to live by the Spirit so we can overcome the desires of our sinful nature. But how do we do that? In this message, Jill helps us understand what it means to live by the Spirit by examining the "fruits of the flesh" and then looking at the first three fruits of the Spirit: love, joy, and peace. This is the eighth message in Stuart and Jill's 10-message Bible study series on the Holy Spirit.
December 29, 2016
Whenever God does anything big, He does it through His Spirit. For example, when God created the Heavens and the Earth, He did so through the power of His Spirit. If the Spirit is capable of doing such huge things, just imagine what the Spirit can do in our lives – if we let Him. In this message, Jill encourages each of us examine our own life and see the fruit of the Spirit.  This is the third message in Stuart and Jill's 10-message Bible study series on the Holy Spirit.
December 28, 2016
Living in obedience, walking after Him, and seeing people come to Christ through our Godly actions are all ways we can bear the fruit of the Holy Spirit. Would you say this describes your spiritual life? This message by Jill will help you understand how to let the Holy Spirit guide your spiritual life so you will bear much fruit.  This is the second message in Stuart and Jill's 10-message Bible study series on the Holy Spirit.
December 27, 2016
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Generous friends of Telling the Truth have put forward a $90,000 Matching Grant, which will DOUBLE your gift by June 30 to help finish this financial year strong and reach more people with the truth of God’s Word. As thanks for your gift, we’ll send you Stuart’s book, Getting into God, to build you up and encourage you to press on in your relationship with the Lord. 

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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