Feeling Alone

Pete Briscoe

We’re more connected to each other than ever before thanks to technology.   

But when people were confined to their homes during the global coronavirus pandemic, many people began to experience what nearly two-thirds of American adults were experiencing long before the pandemic lockdown—feeling alone and isolated, or even abandoned.

Clearly, being connected isn’t what satisfies our souls—what matters is the quality of our human connections.

Maybe you can relate to the emptiness of feeling alone, but you don’t know the first thing about how to build deep and life-giving relationships. Or, maybe you’ve chosen to remain detached from people for many years—yet deep inside you know that being unknown is not God’s best for you.  

In this Bible-teaching series, Pete Briscoe looks to Scripture to help you discover the source for establishing meaningful connections with people so that you can feel known and cared for no matter what kind of life circumstance you experience—even a pandemic lockdown.   

Messages From This Series:

  1. 1. I'm Awe-Inspiring

    Pete Briscoe

    Life is hard, isn’t it? Each of us has our own burdens to deal with, and these problems become the focus of our attention. Pete uses Isaiah 40 to explain God’s heart for us in these times. He provides comfort in reminding us that God is bigger than our problems. Not only that, but in His majesty, He still wants to cradle us in our times of weakness. 

    Scripture:  Isaiah 40

  2. 2. You Are Connected to God

    Pete Briscoe

    How would you describe your relationship to the church? Are you engaged in the church, or have you distanced yourself and feel disconnected? For various reasons, it’s sometimes easy for us to drift away from the church and isolate ourselves. But God’s desire is to build a vibrant, interconnected, and beautiful church—and He wants you to be a part of it!

    Scripture:  1 Peter 4:7 - 4:11 , 2 Peter 2:4 - 2:10

  3. 3. The Danger of Isolation

    Pete Briscoe

    In subtle ways, the world often encourages us to go it alone. We are taught to be independent from a young age, and the busyness of life can often leave little margin for genuine relationships. Sometimes rejection and other past wounds—and maybe even sin—keeps us from being part of an authentic community.

    However, isolation is not what God has in mind for us. He designed us for interdependence, both for our benefit and the benefit of others. Living without community puts us in a dangerous and vulnerable position for Satan’s attacks.

    In this message based on 1 Corinthians 12:11-31, Pete Briscoe teaches about the importance of living life together and shares how a huge slice of the good Life is waiting for you within an authentic, loving, Christ-centered community.

    Scripture:  1 Corinthians 12:11 - 12:31

  4. 4. We're Better Together

    Pete Briscoe

    It’s possible to live around the edge of Christian community instead of actually stepping into it. You can easily go to church every Sunday and not talk to a single person. Or, you can stream a Sunday service and watch it from the comfort of your living room couch. You’re free to isolate yourself, you have Jesus, you’re going to heaven, and He loves you—none of that will change.

    But life here on earth is so much better when we share it together!

    In this message, Pete Briscoe teaches from Acts chapter 2 where we learn how to avoid the discontentment, despair, and loneliness that isolation breeds and instead step into a rich and fulfilling life.

    Scripture:  Acts 2:42 - 2:47

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