26 Sep 09/26/21 God Will Change Your Heart (Church)
How do you see your friends? Jeremiah 31: 33-34; Ezekiel 36: 25-27… Prayer of the heart or head? Heart of stone or love?
Church with Jesse Lee Peterson, Sunday, September 26, 2021: Jesse welcomes first-time visitors and discusses forgiveness with them. // How do you see your close friends? God will change your heart so that you do not judge yourself and others. // Chris reads from Jeremiah 31: 33-34, and Ezekiel 36: 25-27 // Samuel was in his head because he thought he lost his mother; he didn’t know where she was! // Biblical Question: Do you pray the prayer of the heart or of the head? // New Biblical Question: Do you have a heart of stone or of love?
- 0:00:00 Sun, Sep 26, 2021
- 0:03:00 1st-timers, forgiveness
- 0:11:46 How to find perfect peace?
- 0:31:36 How do you see friends?
- 0:43:00 Low-grade depression
- 0:45:46 “Joy” – “Joy Reid?”
- 0:54:45 JLP on friends, judgment
- 1:09:25 Bible: God changes you
- 1:21:50 Samuel lost his mama
- 1:28:20 Qs: Silent Prayer
- 1:36:07 Biblical Qs
- 1:44:30 Thanks, all!
11:00 AM U.S. Pacific Time (Los Angeles) – We start streaming Church and Chris gives initial announcements.
Welcoming first-timers: Forgiveness
11:04 A first-timer, a young black woman, talks about forgiving her mother “multiple times,” as well as her father, who was “more receiving.” Jesse encourages her to stay with the Silent Prayer — to pray and watch — watch the thoughts. She’s dating, but doesn’t have a “set boyfriend.” She says he’s beta and has tension with his mother. Jesse urges her not to resent him.
11:12 A young man Obea (sp), 28, found Jesse on YouTube. He asks how to find perfect peace. Go and forgive, Jesse tells him. He has a heart of stone, no love. God will change your heart to love. As long as you have anger, you have no peace. His parents are Nigerian.
11:16 Another young black man, 22, with a mask says his mother said that he wasn’t supposed to happen (as if she got pregnant by mistake). He was back and forth living with his father who immediately got another woman pregnant after he came along. He was angry with his mother, but he still lives with her. To this day, he has not gone to forgive her because he fears her reaction. Jesse explains how to do it; it’s on her if she doesn’t accept it. Face her so you can get your courage back, Jesse urges him.
For his dad, Jesse urges him to ask him why he left. Seeing he could not help himself will cause you to forgive him.
How do you see your close friends?
11:32 Jesse then asks: How many have friends? The one who’s closest to you, how do you see him? One man answers: He could be better.
A young lady says she’s inspired by hers. She says her mother raised her to be natural, not to wear makeup, keep her hair normal.
The young lady’s friend talks about the man she’s dating getting mad because she doesn’t want to have sex out-of-wedlock. He accused her of being in a cult by listening to Jesse.
11:41 More people talk about their friends.
(11:46 After a young lady says she has “low grade depression,” she says it’s hard to find joy. So Jesse briefly mentions MSNBC’s Joy Reid, who used the phrase “missing white girl syndrome” this week.)
Jesse talks more with the young lady who took care of her parents for a long time. She doesn’t consistently do the Silent Prayer morning and night, although she does not immediately give a plain yes or no.
JLP on friends and perception
11:57 After talking with a number of other people, Jesse talks about friends. He does not think of himself in any particular way. But people have a perception of their friends, and if that perception changes, they stop being friends. Kids just have friends; all is well all the time. A friend can do wrong, and it won’t affect you; you’re not judging yourself or others. God will cause you to be in the world and not of it.
There’s no such thing as problems.
A friend “lost” his mother — he didn’t know where she was, and he freaked out. He was in his head about it.
God will renew your mind. He will take care of you.
Of yourself you can do nothing. Jesse mentions a man he interviewed this week who was shot in the head (and elsewhere, several times) and lost an eye.
Bible Passages: God will do it
Jesse has Chris read a couple of passages from the Bible.
Jeremiah 31: 33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.
34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the Lord: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.
Ezekiel 36: 25 Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.
26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.
27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.
In reaction, Jesse tells a young man that life is bigger than the Bible. The Kingdom of Heaven is within.
If your parents had been perfect parents, you would not be going through any of this! Parents blame their children for being messed up, but they’re the ones who messed them up!
He will cause you to become righteous. Whatever the thoughts tell you about anything.
Samuel tripping, and Silent Prayer
12:23 Samuel tells how he thought he lost his mother. He was worn out at the end of the day.
12:30 One young woman says she only prays in the mornings, and not at night. She wanted to analyze why she didn’t pray at night, and she thinks it works for her that way.
12:36 Jesse says Satan wants you not to be still.
Do you pray the prayer of the heart or of the head?
(The next Biblical Question is: Do you have a heart of stone or a heart of love?)
12:37 One young lady answers the Biblical Question. Jesse also talks about it.
Some people give their answers for the new Biblical Question.
Thanks for the support, all!
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