Radio Broadcasts

Search For Truth is the radio programme of the Churches of God, featuring messages from Bible teacher Brian Johnston. You can listen to the most recent podcasts on this page or via iTunes, or access the entire downloadable archive at


Each series of talks is accompanied by a book in eBook, and in some cases paperback, format. Free digital copies are available for download below and paperback titles, where available, can be purchased from Hayes Press or via Amazon and Amazon UK

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Radio Frequencies

Europe: Listen live online at at 18.50 and Sunday at 06.50
UK: SKY Digital Channel 0138 (11.390 GHz, ID 53555) and Freesat channel 790 and Freeview HD 733 – Saturday at 07.30 and Sunday at 06.45
Malawi: Sunday on TWR Malawi FM Network at 06.45 local time
South Asia: On Reach Beyond – Australia on Thursdays 14.30 UTC, 25m band SW (11825 kHz.)
Zimbabwe & Mozambique: Saturday on TWR Swaziland at 18.00 UTC (1170 kHz. MW) and Friday on TWR Malawi at 08.30 local time on DStv155



Going The Distance

How To Avoid a Spiritual Knock-Out

The Christian life is a marathon, not a sprint. It’s a contest with many rounds, not just one. Comparing Christians to athletes, and personalizing it, the Apostle Paul says, “I run in such a way, as not without aim; I box in such a way, as not beating the air; but I discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified” (1 Corinthians 9:26-27). The picture of a boxer is especially apt, as experience teaches us that we don’t need to go very far in the Christian life before we start taking ‘blows’ or ‘hits.’ In another place, Paul talks about being “struck down” (2 Corinthians 4:9). He goes on to make it clear that he was down, but not out. But, sadly, for many today the ‘knock-out’ rate is high. What are those ‘hooks’ that leave many sprawling on the canvas? They are the same ones that godly people have been experiencing since Bible times. This book attempts to bring together some of the notable ‘sucker punches’ that often get thrown at Christians – discouragement, guilt, failure, anxiety, distraction, lust, anger, pride, doubts, greed, divisions and disappointments. It aims to help us to draw on the resource of the Bible’s guidance to enable us to keep our guard up. (eBook, PDF)


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Born and educated in Scotland, Brian worked as a government scientist until God called him into full-time Christian ministry on behalf of the Churches of God. His voice has been heard on Search For Truth radio broadcasts for over 30 years during which time he has been an itinerant Bible teacher throughout the UK and Canada. His evangelical and missionary work outside the UK includes Belgium, The Philippines, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and Malawi. He is married to Rosemary, with a son and daughter.