Finding Contentment

Pete Briscoe

When you look to people and things to meet your needs, you're bound to be hugely disappointed. We know this from experience—yet many of us do this time and time again. Why do we look outside ourselves for happiness and fulfillment? Where do we find true and lasting contentment?  

In this series, Pete Briscoe takes a candid view of our ongoing quest for satisfaction and fulfillment in the things of the world. And he gives us practical steps we can take to finally achieve lasting contentment—and ultimately—greater intimacy with God.

Messages From This Series:

  1. 1. Less Is Better

    Pete Briscoe

    We all like “stuff”—the new, the fancy, the expensive, and the flashy. And many of us believe that life is better when we have more possessions. In fact, there are pastors who have falsely taught that if we please God, He’ll bless us with material wealth. But the short-lived excitement we feel with each purchase is fleeting. And soon we’re looking for the next purchase to ignite those feelings again. 

    In this message, Pete Briscoe talks about our excess stuff that only gets in the way of our finding true and long-lasting contentment in our lives. And he provides an antidote to our over-buying that will glorify God.

    Scripture:  Luke 3:10 - 3:14

  2. 2. What or Who Do You Worship?

    Pete Briscoe

    An idol is a person or thing that is greatly admired, loved, or revered. Often, our idols aren’t as obvious as worshiping a carved image of a goddess. They are less conspicuous, like compulsive shopping, abusing alcohol, or emotional eating. Or it might be binging on hours of our favorite television show or holding someone in too high regard. As Christians, an idol is looking to anything other than Jesus to meet our every physical, emotional, and spiritual need. 

    In this message, Pete Briscoe talks openly about letting go and breaking free from our dependence on the idols we keep hidden in our hearts and discovering true contentment that never fades. 

    Scripture:  Isaiah 44:12 - 44:22 , Jonah 2

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