Church with Jesse Lee Peterson
About This Show
Church with Jesse Lee Peterson offers a friendly place for people to help each other through open and honest dialogue. We deal with tough issues in an eye-opening, light-hearted way. This is real church: Share, ask questions, or just listen. Jesse has led BOND Sunday services since 1990 — for individuals, couples and families of all races. This podcast offers extended edits from our Sunday meetings. Visit us at BOND (in Los Angeles) Sunday 11am Pacific Time. We stream live on http://rebuildingtheman.com/church.
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Are You Where You Should Be in Life?
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http://rebuildingtheman.com/church Jesse mentions the Baltimore Ceasefire that activists are pushing for the gangsters and drug dealers to participate in. Black Lives Matter and the government there pushed the cops away so crime and homicides are out of control there. Selma, AL, crime is out-of-control too. They don't follow the law of their heart, so they need the law of the land. Jesse urges people to buy land outside the urban areas, in the country.
One 26-year-old man feels his mother is trying to dictate his life, when to eat, etc. Jesse urges him to move out. Jesse asks people if they have a strong foundation on solid ground. One man says he puts his faith in his family, while others put too much into their work and ignore their family. But Jesse urges that he have faith only in God. One woman "feels" a connection to God, and when she doesn't feel it, she looks for ways to re-establish what she feels is that connection. She prays and praises God when she thinks of it. It is important that we have a solid foundation — most do not.
One man said his foundation is not solid, it's shifty. He said he knows he's not "there" yet, where he knows he's supposed to be — he feels he's not completely faithful and devoted to God like thinks he should be. He feels he needs to do better or more. He reported that he did talk with his father as Jesse had previously urged him. He changed the way he approached his father, rather than accusing him, and it feels like a weight off his chest. His father has been calling him more, even about sports and his favorite players. Many go and attack the person, rather than forgive the person, apologizing for holding a grudge — realizing that they couldn't help themselves. Fathers are often accused, not shown love, because people don't realize what the father has been through.
Many feel they are not where they are supposed to be in life. They are not "there" yet. Jesse asked people where "there" is. Do not do this. One man thought, "When you are there you should have peace." Other guys speak about this false notion. One married father is struggling with his foundation being shaken because he got laid off from his company after working there for 30 years. He said it's like the bottom fell out, the ground fell out from beneath him.
One man watching online asked, Isn't it good to tell yourself you're not there in order not to settle? No! No one knows the mind of God, but God. Don't think "I'm not there yet." It's a setup f