Devotionals by Stuart, Jill & Pete Briscoe

All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It straightens us out and teaches us to do what is right. - 2 Timothy 3:16

Some people doubt the authenticity and reliability of the Bible. For example, they think that because the four Gospels contain variations, the Gospels contradict themselves. So how reliable are the Gospels?

If you saw a fashion show with three of your friends, and then you all came home and talked about it, would you all recount the same thing in exactly the same way? Of course not! Each of you would describe the same “happening” from your different perspectives and in your own words. This is precisely how the four Gospel writers came to record the same events a little differently.

Their reasons for writing played an important part, too. Matthew wrote especially for the Jews. Mark on the other hand, wrote primarily for the Christians in Rome. Luke wrote for the Gentiles. John wrote to a more general, nonbelieving audience. The Holy Spirit used the Gospel writers’ personalities and diverse writing styles in the Gospel accounts as we have them. No wonder there are differences—but the important thing to remember is that the message is the same! The writers may have conveyed the Good News with contrasting style and color and with different audiences in mind, but the divinity and humanity of Christ, the redemption of humanity, and the resurrection of the dead were similarly revealed through their pens. The variations of their Gospels only stamp them with authenticity!

You can believe what God’s Word says about itself. It is totally reliable. Put your trust in its promises, and obey its precepts. You will not be disappointed.

For Further Study: 2 Timothy 3:1-17 

Excerpted from The One Year Devotions for Women, Copyright ©2000 by Jill Briscoe. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers. All rights reserved.

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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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