Join us for church Sunday 10:30am PT at BOND in Los Angeles. All are welcome.
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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.
Jesse recommends people pray each day: Listen to Jesse’s silent prayer instructions on SoundCloud.
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Arrive 10:30am for fellowship. Service begins at 11am and ends at 12pm.
(NOTE: No child care provided. To reach us, call: 323-782-1980, Mon-Fri 9-4, Sunday 10:30-12, or fill out the form to the right)BOND
6146 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90035
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We talked about what salvation is. A couple of people described how they understood it — one said you must repent to gain freedom. Another said you must observe yourself. One man said salvation is a return to the Father.
People fall away from God when their parents mess them up with anger or impatience.
We talked about marriage, dating, and divorce — men and women should not date or marry a person with children or previously married. This hurts children who want their real parents. A couple of divorced mothers told their stories. A boy who lives with his father was grateful because Jesse urged his mother not to pry him for problems that he does not have.
(Watch 7-minute excerpt: ‘Are People Born GAY?… And Is Life FAIR?’) A man asked about a Bible verse where it says God created good and evil. Jesse believes that it’s better to recognize that God is in control and allows evil. Another man asked whether a person can be born evil or born homosexual. If a woman is angry, those things are possible. They talked about whether it was unfortunate that people lose a limb or are born with issues. We get what we deserve and what we need.
Then we talked about the question, “Can you change your life?” Some believed they could change habits, but physical things are not your life. Your life is your spirit. You cannot change your life. Paul said, “The things I want to do I cannot, but what I hate, I do.” Of yourself you can do nothing. God takes the anger from you. You must let go. You must pray.
(Watch 7-minute excerpt: ‘People Who Are Late Look Dirty… Especially “Christians” Who Are Late.’) We had an interesting discussion about people who are late. Many people admitted to showing up late at times. One man said he felt embarrassed to admit it, because it shows a lack of discipline and respect. Jesse urged that people try out being on-time. One man brought up that we are “late” with God, we do not pray unless we feel trouble. We should seek God first and early, before the sun rises.
We also talked about worry — why Jesus told us not to worry — this was Jesse’s biblical question on his radio show this past week. Some said they only worry at times, but not a lot. But Jesus said that we should not worry at all, and not make excuses for worrying or being angry only “sometimes.” Jesse explained that anger is the nature of Satan, and that worry in a mother will destroy a child. Christ said we should let our yes be yes, and our no, no. Anything else is a lie — people who make excuses make up lies.