06/13/10 Dealing with Destructive and Constructive Thoughts

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BOND Sunday Service, June 13, 2010: Jesse Lee Peterson talks with the people about dealing with thoughts. We read Hebrews 4: 12-13 about the word of God being sharper than any two-edged sword, and that nothing is hidden from Him. People emailing our Church as well as talking in the meeting discuss how to live practically in observation versus in thoughts. 

CLIP: The Word of God Is Alive and Active (8 mins)

Sunday Service Clip: The Word of God Is Alive and Active (Jun 13, 2010)

Jesse references Hebrews 4: 12-13, which says the word of God is alive and active. You should speak the truth without any anger or resentment. Some people repeat true things from the Bible or from preachers, but without power behind it — they don’t know it or live it for themselves. What went wrong with “religion” that people turn it into a club to join, in which you own it and force rules on others? You should be of the Spirit.

CLIP: How Do You Determine Positive Thoughts from Wrong Ones? (12 mins)

Sunday Service Clip: Positive Thoughts (Jun 13, 2010)

Jesse reads an email asking about observing rather than thinking in life. If we’re to be an observer, not judging thoughts, how do we interpret our needs? How do you distinguish between constructive and destructive thoughts?

CLIP: How Do You Deal with Injustice? (11 mins)

Sunday Service Clip: Dealing with Injustice (June 13, 2010)

Jesse takes a question from a lady about seeing injustice, destruction and decline in the country. You see it, but do not make a decision about it, don’t judge it. You have to be shown right and wrong. Jesse then tells a story of confronting a local black politician Mark Ridley Thomas who threatened Jesse as Jesse yelled at him over a cowardly lie. 

THUMBNAIL PHOTO: Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, president and founder of The Brotherhood Organization of A New Destiny, middle, protests against Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas’ vote, as he is asked to leave the hall by Los Angeles Sheriffs, after Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to join the city in its economic boycott of Arizona over its SB 1070 law targeting illegal immigrants, on Tuesday, Jun 1, 2010, in Los Angeles. AP PHOTO/DAMIAN DOVARGANES – KPCC article 


  • 0:00 Welcome to Church
  • 0:49 Who know how to read?
  • 2:04 The word is alive, active
  • 5:06 Speak truth, no anger
  • 8:16 Religion groups vs the Spirit
  • 13:17 Photographic memory
  • 15:54 The word must be sharp
  • 16:29 Email question
  • 19:24 Observer or thinker?
  • 30:18 Destructive vs constructive?
  • 33:30 Observe life without words
  • 37:58 Can’t put faith in the Bible
  • 39:10 Help a lost person?
  • 40:14 Both are wrong!
  • 48:39 When you see injustice
  • 51:03 Story: confronting politicians
  • 52:20 How to choose a tie?
  • 53:55 Know you’re not God
  • 56:17 Silent Prayer
  • 57:05 More of the politician story
  • 1:00:28 End of service

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