Church with Jesse Lee Peterson
By Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson
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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
||CleanOn Cheating, Guilt, Judgment, and Sin||We followed up on the Biblical Questions about guilt: Should a man tell his wife/girlfriend if he cheats? And: Is it a sin to break the Ten Commandments?||11/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIf a Man Cheats, Should He Tell His Wife?||Jesse mentions The Hake Report with Joel and Esteban (Sundays 9am PT http://thehakereport.com). Joel talked about returning to his father and no longer judging him which previously prevented him seeing him as he really is. Most people resent their mothers. The sin is the anger, the judgment. You should not hate. But if you must hate one person, it's best to hate your mother, as opposed to your father. Because you must love your father in order to return to God, and then you can love all people. You should love and honor both parents. Until God causes you to forgive, you cannot see. Then, Jesse asked, do you prefer profit or wages? One man Jesse came across online said that your life will not change until you change it. The government will not change your life. Jesse urges one man to forgive his mother so that he can be a man with his girlfriend or wife. Be honest but realize she can't help herself. Jesse also urges to move away from mothers and mothers-in-law, because they interfere with the marriage. (One Armenian man said he allowed his mother-in-law to live with them, because he thought it was the right thing to do; he says that the Bible says the man should leave, but not necessarily the wife. But he resented the situation, even though she didn't fight with him.) You should never cheat. If you feel like you have to cheat, you should end the relationship, to show you respect the woman, and it makes her trust men. But if you do cheat, you should not tell the woman. She will never forgive or trust you again. Many people disagree, and we discuss it.||11/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAre You Willing to Bear Your Own Cross?||Jesse talked about his speaking engagement at The Remembrance Project in Washington, D.C., where Steve Bannon was keynote speaker. Jesse told about how the illegal aliens are hurting the black community first, but they don't know it because they're angry and brainwashed to believe whites are "racist" (which isn't even a real thing) against them and against brown Hispanic people. Then Jesse asks the questions: Are you willing to bear your own cross? What does it mean to bear your own cross? Jesse brings up the way parents mess up their children, and how we are now ourselves — we are whoever we are traumatized by, usually our mothers, but sometimes our fathers. Jesse brought up Tyrese Gibson who made a scene on social media crying, "Don't take my baby!" One thing: We don't have friends. And another: You deserve everything you get in life. Jesse told one young man not to use "Christian" talk or Bible talk when he does not know it for himself. Satan imitates what's right, the light, and fools you into thinking you have the truth when you don't. Esteban from The Hake Report with Joel and Esteban talked about how he was into the spirit of New Age and Magick, and he thought he was better than others. It's an ego boost, but it's not real. Similarly, Christians repeat things they hear from people they look up to, or things in the Bible, thinking they are right, when they are not.||11/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYou Search the Scriptures, But Lack Eternal Life||Jesse points out that people believe in the Bible instead of believing in GOD. What you believe in controls you — that's where your faith lies, and stops there. You tell yourself you believe in God, and in your fallen state make up excuses of why things are wrong, why you're angry, have fear, doubt, anger and sin. Children of God cannot have anger. But people claim "Jesus was angry," and they think you need anger to act. In John chapter 5, verses 39-40, Jesus said, "You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me. But you are not willing to come to Me that you may have life." We've been taught wrong. People have the Knowledge of Good and Evil, and not LIFE. Even conservatives on the right are no better than the left, the liberals. They have no power, because they've not returned to the Father. They're mean, they turn on you, judge you, and don't give you a chance to be wrong — they have no compassion. More on this topic: Do You Believe in the Bible, or Do You Believe in God? (Church, May 28) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMHi0... Many Have Faith in the Bible, But Not in God (Church, June 4) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2F3SK...||10/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnger Destroys Relationships, Families, and You||Jesse answered questions about anger, relationships, family, single parenthood, divorce, remarriage, letting go emotionally of a man or woman who's an ex.||10/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWas Jesus Resurrected BEFORE or AFTER He Died?||Jesse asked his new Biblical Question of the Week: Was Jesus resurrected before he died, or was he resurrected after he died? Some were confused by the question, as well as the answer, at first. We also talked about the Boy Scouts accepting girls into the organization, which is about destroying masculinity. Toward the end of the service, one man disagreed — he thinks we should abandon old fashioned gender roles and segregation by race and sex. Jesse invited him onto a new podcast with millennial Christian BOND guys: The Hake Report with Joel and Esteban (http://thehakereport.com). Another man talked about his longstanding anger, which came in part from his mother. Although he's talked with her about forgiving her for doing her best, he never expressly forgave her. He also was weak and let down his children; he married a Puerto Rican woman as a young man, but he was not the husband and father he should have been. We also talked about Harvey Weinstein: Are you driven to do things you do not want to do? What caused the women who were his alleged victims to put career ahead of what was right, and remain silent so long? What caused Harvey's associates to remain silent, if they knew about his issues?||10/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOvercoming Fear and Doubt||Today Jesse briefly mentioned the Las Vegas shooting, and a Bronx high school stabbing by a homosexual or "bisexual" Hispanic boy who attacked black supposed "bullies," killing one and putting the other in a coma for two days. We talked about getting over fear and doubt. Jesse said that when you have anger you have fear and doubt and can't speak up. So you must forgive. Until then, doubt every thought, because every thought is a lie. A woman watching online asked: Is anger the woman's spirit? Yes, but it's not even her natural state, but it's the fallen state. When a man is angry, he's acting like a woman. But women are not supposed to act that way either. Love your father, and you will not be controlled by anger. We also talked about decisions — you don't make decisions. The decisions are made for you based on the inclination of the heart. If you're inclined toward good, you will do your father's will. If your heart is inclined toward evil, you will do the will of your father the devil, and he will take you into hell. You don't have your own will, and you don't create your own thoughts.||10/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThere Is No Liberty Without Virtue||At Church we talked about cremation, getting old, virtue, anger, and an Army Ranger NFL player apologizing for standing for the National Anthem. Read more: http://rebuildingtheman.com/church-wi...||10/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFalse Black 'Role Models' Kneel for Evil||http://rebuildingtheman.com/church Sunday, Sep 24, 2017, Jesse talked about how NFL players are kneeling to protest over the imaginary problems of "racism" and "police brutality" — two things that don't even exist. These wicked people are misleading and brainwashing young black children and others to hate whites, police, and America. When have blacks stood for good in the last 60 years? But too many Americans are addicted to their spectator sports to boycott and give it up. But President Trump suggested coaches fire players who refuse to stand for the National Anthem, saying "Get that son of a b— off the field...!" Jesse celebrated that finally a white man is telling the truth boldly and not backing down. Now people will see and follow his good example. Jesse also asked, Do you want to be great? What does it mean to be great? He later answered: There is no such thing as being great. You can be great at doing something, but you yourself are not great. And he asked, How many people are addicted to something? He also answered this later: There's no such thing as being addicted. You're not addicted; you're fallen. You've fallen away from the father, and you yearn for him, but fill it with other people and things. You need love but you don't have it. So commit to prayer. You can get over anything. How do you believe and have faith? People try to answer. Jesse says, Doubt every thought. Doubt the lie and believe the truth. Adam doubted the truth and so believed the lie. We must do the reverse.||9/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Men Are Not Men Anymore||http://rebuildingtheman.com/church Sunday, Sep 17, In Church, we discussed why fathers and mothers do not raise righteous men (or women) today. Most men hold onto anger and do not forgive. Therefore, they remain insecure, indecisive, and lacking in self-control. Although God created us in his image, we are weak and fall short due to our un-forgiveness, our lack of faith. Men remain needy and lonely, but they do not see their longing is for their father, for God. Instead, they look to women and other things that do not fulfill them. Women recognize this weakness as wrong. We talked more about blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. God put his Spirit in us as common sense, but we reject what's right and lose common sense. Most lack common sense today. Jesse recognized a young man who is firm in how he treats his girlfriend. The girlfriend respects him in not "taking mess," as Jesse described it. Other guys she knows just let her "win" arguments, but he does not cave into her when she is wrong. A young lady asked if it could work that she remain with her boyfriend who already has a child. Jesse has said that a child wants his real father and mother only — not any stepparent. Jesse urged her not to get between the father and his child, nor the mother and the child. If they truly do right in that way, they may "survive."||9/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCut Out Sex Before Marriage||Jesse explains that if we never listened to any thought in our imagination, we will never go wrong. A couple of men talk about separating from their thoughts, rather than going with them. God said to be present with him at all times: Pray without ceasing. Meanwhile, Satan has something to say about all things — he thinks he knows, and makes you think you know. Jesse talks briefly about a new show with BOND guys called The Hake Report with Joel and Esteban (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFge...). One listener notes that people into music are immature and into feelings — music is like a drug to soothe the pain, but distractions like this prevent you from returning to the Father. Jesse tells a story about a husband making the decision to go to the military, to which the wife bristled at first. But they went with it anyway, and she called it the best decision of her life. God said to bring every thought into captivity. Every thought is a setup. The way you live today in the presence of God will determine how your future will be. But you cannot make yourself better from within. We are not in control of anything — just look at the hurricanes. We can die or lose everything. When you reflect, you see this, and fear God. You can't even make another human being love you. But some guys try so hard to win women, spending money or, when they lose her, even killing themselves. Ladies, any man who has sex with you before marriage will cheat on you after marriage. The Lord won't fix it. Do right now while dating. Otherwise, there's no self-control. One young man talked about needing to let go of a girl he cared about who already had a boyfriend. (He doesn't believe in God, but is here because he wants to.) She cheated on her boyfriend to be with him, and he knew it. This young man also talks about getting mad at the silliest things. He does not plan to forgive his mother, because she won't cooperate with him to improve their relationship. But you can't make a deal with your mother. Another woman talked about going through pain and stress, but not deciding or judging about it. Jesse's working with someone ("in Kuwait") with a "disorder." The parents, especially the father, "saves" the person from suffering from their mistakes. So the father is the one creating the disorder. When you forgive someone, you don't feel you owe them anything. Only guilty people feel they owe you something. If you want to get better in life... 1. Cut out sex before marriage, and protect your children. It's so common it almost seems normal. Now they want to teach it to fourth graders. 2. Connect with your father. No LGBT parents or stepparents. 3. Face your mothers. Jesse got a call from a woman originally from South Korea. She was devastated by her adopted parents. She thanked Jesse for pointing out what mothers do to children. 4. No dating online. Seek first the kingdom of God and his right way, and the date will come. Let life happen naturally. It is weakness to go online to date. 5. Get rid of your anger. Forgive. Become as a little child. Be free from the world — in it, but not of it. Then you won't have fear and can deal with anybody in any situation. Return to courage. 6. Parents, do not allow your adult children to live in your home, unmarried, with another man or woman, and having sex inside your home. We are created in the image of God.||9/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Do You Return to Your Own Vomit?||Today we held a silent prayer for the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana — as the President said it's National Prayer Day. Jesse asked if anybody brought any questions or comments to share at church, or if they only came to receive. Several people talked again about whether they know themselves. Most people do not — even those who pray, some still do not know themselves. So Jesse asked, "What is your motive?" This is an important question because people return to their wrongdoing, their hell, "like a dog returns to its vomit." In response, people tried to answer why they go back to evil. One man made the point that he never truly left — he only pretends to want to leave. Another said he does not believe that all things are possible for those who believe. So a man watching online asked, "Is knowing yourself achieved by shedding the ego and being honest with yourself and others?" Jesse said that is part of knowing yourself, and elaborated more. One person watching online said he worries about going blind. He had corneas replaced in surgery at age 10, and his sight is fine now. But he worries about possibly losing his sight in the future. In attempting to answer his concern, a man said he knows how to give the advice that you should "live in the present" and not think about the future — but he himself does not live that way. People think themselves wise because of the truth they know in their intellect, yet do not live right. But Jesse explained that those thoughts and worries do not come from you, nor from God, but from Satan, from your father the devil. Do not listen to them. Toward the end, Jesse asked, "Have you ever blasphemed against the Holy Spirit?" Nobody said they had, but some did not know what it meant. Although Jesse did not have much time to expound, he briefly explained that you already have the Holy Spirit inside you; it is your connection to the Father and to the Son, to Christ. When you do not listen to the Teacher within, and live according to the Spirit, you are rejecting it.||9/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Cause of Human Suffering (Church, Aug 27)||Today we talked about Jesse's biblical question of last week: What is the cause of human suffering? People said that opinions, trying to control, and disconnection from the father cause suffering. In the course of the conversation, a man said he has never heard God's voice. So we discussed what it means to hear God's voice. We also talked about Adam and Eve — one person asked why Adam ate the forbidden fruit instead of just letting Eve die. For one, he ate it because God told him not to do so. When a parent forbids a child to do something, it makes the child want to do it. For this coming week's biblical question, Jesse asked what it means when God said that you can forget about him, you can forget about the son, and he will forgive you; but if you blaspheme the Holy Spirit, he will not forgive you. What does that mean, to blaspheme the Holy Spirit? This week, Jesse visited the barber shop and met a man with a wife of 50 years who hates him. She sleeps way over on the other side of the bed, and never shows affection or try to make him happy. But he does things to try to make her happy. Jesse urged him to ask his wife why she hates him. Jesse hopes he sees this man again, to let him know that his problem is with himself. Finally, Jesse said that the cause of human suffering is the resistance to the ever-changing flow of all things. Life is always changing. Even Christ's life went through changes. Relationships change and end. Holding onto the past causes suffering. Parents cause their children and themselves to suffer when they do not let go. For another example, BOND will move out of our building of nearly 20 years soon. Jesse's mind got busy, tempting him to worry about what to do, but he knows not to go with those thoughts. Jesse read from John 13 verse 1 (and 2) and urged people to pray. Also, please donate to help us help others, and to help us deal with the changes BOND faces. Donate to BOND: http://rebuildingtheman.com/donate/ Church Sunday 11am PT http://rebuildingtheman.com/church Silent Prayer: https://soundcloud.com/jesseleepeters...||8/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLove Your Enemy or Lose Everything (Church Aug 20)||This week a man named Trent came from Hawaii. He went around the country to talk to and forgive his father and mother, visiting Alabama, visiting up north, then stopping by church here in L.A. to see Jesse. One person watching online asked how people can resent the woman who gave you life and fed you when you were a baby. (Many mothers say this same thing to guilt their children into "loving" them.) But in fact most people hate their mothers and long for their fathers, and need to forgive both and return to their fathers. Lots of people talked about forgiving their fathers and mothers. Jesse got into the weekend's Boston riots with Antifa and Black Lives Matter attacking police, right wingers, and white advocates (the leftists calling everyone Nazis, etc). He also talked about the fallout after a rally of whites protesting the removal of a Robert E Lee statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, in which Antifa and Black Lives Matter attacked the Alt-Right and white nationalists, and they fought with one another. Jesse pointed out that both sides are fighting with anger, and that's a mistake, but it's happening with whites because their parents were weak and didn't show how to fight with love and strength. But Jesse says that it's good that this anger is on display, so that we can deal with it. A woman asked, won't this lead to martial law? Jesse said yes, possibly, but not for the children of God, because they won't be guilty. One of the worst, dumbest things happening to America is removing the Confederate monuments and statues (EXCERPT: https://youtu.be/7VEXEOPLSBU), because it will do no good, but only evil; blacks will still be angry and crying "racism," still having children out-of-wedlock, still killing one another, but the evil children of Satan will feel like they were proven right, even though they're wrong. Lastly, we talked about what it means to "be still and know" that he is God. People talked about prayer, the silent prayer (see link below), being still and knowing God. Jesse also talked about the biblical question: To him who has, more shall be given. But for him who does not have, even what he has shall be taken from him. What does that mean? Jesse says to love even your enemy, and do what's in front of you to do — or you will lose your talent and little wisdom that you think you have. Donate to BOND: http://rebuildingtheman.com/donate/ Church Sunday 11am PT http://rebuildingtheman.com/church Silent Prayer: https://soundcloud.com/jesseleepeters...||8/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnger Is a Weakness (Church August 13)||Excerpt: https://youtu.be/X4NKu_PrQa8 Jesse told his story of being harassed, bullied, discriminated against, and thrown out of his Equinox gym in Los Angeles for being a Trump supporter. He's done phone interviews in quiet rooms for years at this gym where he's been a member, even when it was Sports Club L.A. Two employees including a manager Scott got in his face as he was on the Bill Cunningham show out of Cincinnati. Jesse was trying to be still so he could keep a good signal. The manager got so aggressive that Jesse said, "Get the f— out of my face!" Later he apologized, but they refused to forgive, and forced him to leave. Before leaving, Jesse told other members who were on his side. Everybody likes him there, including liberals. But some have warned that he should not speak up there, because it's a liberal gym. People are angry at anyone who supports Trump. One of the employees told Jesse, "You say 'racism' doesn't exist, and you support Trump." Jesse said, "Oh, so that's what this is about!" You should get rid of all anger. Some people admit that they do have anger at times, even if only a little. But if you have it at all you have it period. It's Satan's nature. Satan tricks you into thinking that it's okay to have some anger. One person watching online asked Jesse, "If you have no anger, why did you say, 'Get the f— out of my face?'" Jesse called that his "manly" or "authority" word. But anger does not mean you won't use certain words. If you are not angry, that doesn't mean you are weak. Instead you are strong. With anger, you are controlled in relationships. Anger manifests itself in all sorts of ways — one man points out that it's not "outbursts." Pray so that you can know yourself so that you can overcome it. You cannot bury or hide it, or it will destroy you. Bring it to the light, so that the light can destroy it. Just live, let it be. See what's there so you can overcome it. For example, Trump didn't make people angry; they were already angry. Same with in marriages. We are not in control of our thoughts. Live by revelation, not by thoughts. Every thought is a lie. Jesse said that you should bring every thought into captivity. You think, then you feel, then you act. A number of people talk about anger toward their parents. One woman grew emotional about her fear and judgment — she has never married because of how she was raised and the anger she held onto. Another young lady resented her father. Jesse urges her to talk with him and forgive him, and he offers her counseling. Jesse points out that every man with anger is a woman. Donate to BOND: http://rebuildingtheman.com/donate/ Church Sunday 11am PT http://rebuildingtheman.com/church Silent Prayer: https://soundcloud.com/jesseleepeters...||8/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNo Man (Much Less Woman) Can Teach You How to Be a Man||Donate to help BOND help others: http://rebuildingtheman.com/donate/ At Church, a 27-year-old man talked about dealing with his mother — he still lives with her. She complains she's losing his respect. (EXCERPT: Move Out from Mama's House & Live an Adventure. Or Stay and Be a Girl. https://youtu.be/U3Nk5R7HQFk) Jesse reiterates that a man should not live with his mother past 18, except under extreme circumstances. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeb5F... Jesse re-tells the story of how he moved out at 18, and bought a house at 25 (with no money!). He recounted how his grandfather never talked about his other relatives or where he came from, but seemed content and happy as a man with his own family that he started. A young lady joined Church with her boyfriend and her mother. Having come to church for some time, the mother has learned to back off from forcing her will on her daughter so much. Jesse warned the boyfriend not to spend so much money on his girlfriend. Many guys are brainwashed to spend money on women, and they use one another for sex and money. They become emotionally over-involved with each other. Princeton University published a study that said, "At the cellular level, a child's loss of a father is associated with increased stress." https://www.princeton.edu/news/2017/0... Unfortunately, fathers and men in general are weak today and do not know how to be men. We talked about whether you can learn from another man (let alone woman) how to be a man. We also talked briefly Matthew 13:12 in which Jesus said, "For whoever has, to him more shall be given, and he will have an abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has shall be taken away from him." We may address this further next week. Jesse urged people to know themselves this week — self-knowledge is a state of nonjudgmental attention. https://youtu.be/yw36rsH3XJM?t=23m59s||8/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAre You Dying That You Might Live? If So, How?||http://rebuildingtheman.com/donate/ One man says that he is not an angry person, but thinks can make him angry. Another man talks about confronting wicked people. One man tells about getting beat up in West Hollywood after visiting a friend — someone hit him in the head from behind; he fell to the ground and got knocked out; they stole his stuff. He woke up in an alley the next morning and made his way home, although he doesn't know how. Jesse talks about his Politicon panel discussions on Fatherhood, Community, and Our Cities, being confronted by an angry black woman and being one of the only conservatives on a panel of mostly liberals. Jesse pointed out that black mother's anger is what drives children crazy. Jesse followed up with a man who recently was laid off from his job, fired after 30 years. Jesse urged him not to believe the thoughts that tell him to commit suicide — he even thought he'd use a knife, although he says he wouldn't do it. He has a wife and kids. Many people have had thoughts of killing themselves. Jesse asks his biblical question for this week: Are you dying that you might live? If so, how are you dying? Some said they are already dead, and dying every day by not following ego desires, but by obeying God. Others said they are not. A woman watching online asked about last week's question, Do you fear God? She thought we should not fear God as that's an emotion born of anger. But fear of God is like a great appreciation. We should not be hung up on words, as Satan defines things falsely for us with words and thoughts to deceive us. WATCH EXCERPT FROM CHURCH: https://youtu.be/Esk2JvbmiO8||7/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Doesn't do his research.
Anyone with a remote familiarity of theology in the western tradition can see that he is pretty off base in his interpretation.
Great content and is not for the average mind.