The author of the book of Hebrews had a specific reason for writing to his audience—to build the case that Jesus is better than the religion they were stuck in. He saw first-hand how these believers were reverting back to living life in bondage and adhering to stringent rules. This series will leave you overwhelmed with the Supremacy of Christ and the freedom waiting for us through Him. Pete skillfully shows how the “new and living way” of Life in Jesus is better than the old and obsolete way of living by the law. For new and mature believers alike, there are delicious and satisfying truths in this series, which if we allow to take hold of our hearts, will bring us and our communities real Life.
How do you see God? As a strict military drill instructor who expects you to march in sync to a set of shoulds and should nots? Or as a dance teacher who instructs and encourages you to keep your eyes on him even when you trip up? Be honest. If you're marching, you're going through the motions rather than embracing the journey God has for you. God wants you to dance! To stop concentrating on the steps and, instead, focus on Him! With joyful abandon! Moved by the Spirit! With overflowing gratitude! Surrendered to whatever He has waiting for you! Are you tired of the ho-hum Christian life? Are you ready to abandon the march and follow wherever Christ leads you? Pete shows you how in this powerful 23-message series from the Book of Galatians.
Extravagant. Playful. Fierce. Cunning. Scandalous... All words you typically wouldn't use to describe Jesus, right? Sure, He's loving, compassionate, gentle, and wise, but have you ever wondered if Jesus cracked any jokes, acted in socially unacceptable ways, or got angry? We have a picture in our mind of who we think Jesus is, based on our training, church background or upbringing. But in the Gospels, we see that Jesus' character is dynamic and displays emotions not commonly associated with Him. If we're unaware of the diversity of His personality, we'll miss out on His fullness and our experience of Him will be limited. In this series, Pete Briscoe takes us through the Gospels to examine Jesus' multi-dimensional personality. He'll highlight different characteristics of Jesus that will deepen your connection to Him and make your everyday living all the more rich.
Is there a decision in your life that you're grappling with? Do you want to hear what God has to say about it? We face thousands of decisions throughout our lives—some are only minor, but others are life-altering. It's easy to get overwhelmed and wonder: Is God even interested? And if He is, how do we recognize His voice amidst the noise, clatter and chaos of life? In this series, Pete Briscoe gives practical guidance from Scripture on how you can discern God's voice, learn His will for your life, and make yourself available to respond to the prompting of the Spirit.
How would you define yourself? We live in a world that is constantly trying to define us based on achievement, financial standing, appearance, or popularity. Many of us struggle under the force of these condescending categories, and we end up believing false perceptions of ourselves. In this 6-message series, Pete Briscoe shares how Scripture defines who we are in Christ. He reminds us we are more than any definition society may give us. Pete’s teaching will have you reconsidering who you really are. In Christ, you have a new identity, and if you grasp it, it can change your reality today!
You might think that we have more intense issues in our world than ever before, but much of the New Testament was written to encourage believers living in similar volatile times. Like us, early believers had to navigate complex social issues while attempting to love their neighbors with varied values and beliefs. So how do we use our voice and still love well…simultaneously? Pete Briscoe answers that question by pointing us to Paul as the perfect example of one who speaks with tender boldness. Pete reminds us that our goal is not to win arguments, but to win people. And to do that, we must avoid falling into the trap of our Christian beliefs being pitted against culture in the public sphere of debate. This series will help you find your voice and confidence to speak with tender boldness in an increasingly messed up world.
Kidnapping. Brainwashing. Visions. Wars. End times. It all sounds like the makings of a blockbuster movie, but it describes the real life of someone facing difficult situations well beyond his control, living a life he didn’t expect to live. The book of Daniel is a story of God empowering an individual to persevere, combined with remarkable apocalyptic revelations enlightening us about our future. Daniel provides enormous application for those of us who may feel like outsiders or outcasts, trying to live well in challenging circumstances. In this deep-dive study, Pete Briscoe unpacks how we can thrive through adversity, know God is working behind the scenes for our good, and find deep assurance through a glimpse into the victory awaiting believers.
As believers in Christ, we’re accustomed to the views of the world colliding with our beliefs. Marriage and premarital relationships are certainly two areas where cultural norms increasingly clash with biblical truth—so much so that it’s increasingly rare to hear teaching on these subjects in the church. Sometimes it’s just easier to avoid awkward topics. But it’s worth pressing through the awkwardness so we can experience God’s best for our relationships. In this series, Pete Briscoe tackles four difficult questions: 1. Is it OK to live together? 2. Is there equality in marriage? 3. When is it time to see a counselor? 4. Am I allowed to remarry after divorce? These messages might cause you, or someone you love who needs to hear them, to feel a bit uncomfortable. But in understanding biblical truth in these areas, there’s opportunity to experience freedom from condemnation and find all the fullness of life God designed for our relationships.
There’s no shortage of opinions about how to achieve a great marriage. Yet even with all the advice from popular culture, books, movies, and social media, it’s obvious that so many couples are looking in the wrong places for answers about how to not only stay married but how to experience a deeply intimate, enriching, and mind-blowing marriage. What are we missing and why are we failing to achieve successful marriages? No matter how long you’ve been married or how good you think your marriage already is, this series by Pete Briscoe can take your marriage to a divine level of fulfillment and satisfaction.
It used to be that a marriage ceremony was the only glue necessary to keep a couple together. But today, more than ever, marriage is confronted with forces hell-bent on pulling couples apart: The differences that once attracted us, now bug us. The upbringing that once formed us, now divides us. The physical intimacy we once craved, now escapes us. And the forever after we dreamed of, now exasperates us. In this series by Pete Briscoe, he candidly and honestly discusses these issues and takes us to God's Word to show us how married couples can stick together when they're being pulled apart.
Do you dream of a day when the Church is a leading force in the world? A safe harbor for the lost and hurting, and a place of healing and redemption for everyone to come—just as they are? Jesus tells us in John 14 that it can and will be done, and that the Church will do even greater things than He because of the Holy Spirit. Fast-forward to the book of Acts, and we see the amazing things God accomplished in the early Church through the apostles once the Spirit came upon them. Not only were many people saved—they were accepted, they were healed, they experienced love, and they found their identity and purpose in the Church. Now imagine that kind of passion multiplied by hundreds of millions of Spirit-filled believers worldwide, and the only question left to ask is—why are we so impotent? Taught from the book of Acts, this powerful series from Pete Briscoe shows us how all who believe in Jesus are the conduits to the Spirit’s activity. And His power will be fully unleashed when we allow the Holy Spirit to do God things through us.
What would you say is essential to the Christian life? Is it adherence to religious activities you think are important to God like attending church services, volunteering, participating in rituals like baptism or communion, or following a long list of “thou shall nots”? The Apostle John would argue that these things are merely excess activities—they’re not the true essence of Christian living. So then, what is the essence of Christianity? It includes knowing undoubtedly that you’re saved—having an intimate relationship with God, being capable of loving the unlovable, experiencing unspeakable joy in all circumstances, being available to God working through you. This Bible teaching from Pete Briscoe explores the freeing truth found in John’s three letters. Once we peel away all the excess activities we tend to cling to, we can experience the intimacy, assurance, joy, and fulfillment that comes with Christian living the way God intended.
NEW UPLOAD! When you hear the words “good life,” what comes to mind? Many define it as the success that comes with the right education, career, marriage, or possessions. It sounds appealing, but when we chase after it, we soon realize it’s unattainable. We’re left feeling unsatisfied and incomplete, and we discover it’s nothing but a futile attempt to find life in a lifestyle. But what if there was a life more abundant and satisfying? What if we could be filled with joy and peace, and we could find life to be richer and more fulfilling? In this series, Pete Briscoe reveals the secrets to a better “good life” that is waiting for those who are ready to grow.
Are you ready to really let go and let Jesus? With our mouths, we readily claim, “Jesus is the answer!” But in our hearts and in our actions, we struggle to embrace in tangible and pragmatic ways the freedom we have in Jesus. Maybe the reason we struggle is because our focus is on trying to imitate Christ—when most of us have no idea what Jesus would do in everyday situations. And even if we do know, we aren’t capable on our own of doing it! So where does that leave us? In this series from the Gospel of Luke, Pete reminds us of a simple truth: The Christian life is not about imitating Jesus. The Christian life is about the indwelling Jesus. So the question is not, “What would Jesus do?” But, “What will Jesus do?” More pointedly, what will Jesus do in you if you let go and rely on Him completely?