01 Nov 11/01/20 How Does One Develop True Faith? (Church)
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Church with Jesse Lee Peterson, Sunday, November 1, 2020: What would you do if a doctor told you that you had only three weeks to live? Biblical Question: How does one develop true faith? Endure pain. New Biblical Question: What does the cross symbolize to you?
- 0:00 Stream start
- 1:03 Welcome to Church
- 3:45 Three weeks to live?
- 10:40 Entrepreneurs, investment
- 13:05 Victoria
- 19:01 How to develop true faith?
- 44:55 TJ from Houston
- 51:44 More feedback and questions
- 1:03:50 Tahj from NJ, etc.
- 1:12:07 Jamar from Long Island, NY
- 1:18:55 Jesse answers Bib. Q – CLIP: The Way to Develop True Faith (8 mins)
- 1:27:22 More questions; forgiveness
- 1:41:45 Road rage story
- 1:47:27 Armenia loving its enemy?
- 1:51:12 New Biblical Question
- 1:57:21 Announcements
- 1:58:17 Support BOND
Beginning of Church
Thank you for watching/joining the Town Hall. Jesse intends to start a network with Joel, Nick, and others.
What would you do if a doctor told you that you had three weeks to live? Jesse asks a few people this question, because one of his sisters has cancer. A woman doctor told her this. She said she’s not afraid, and Jesse remembered how she used to beat her husband.
Jesse talks about starting a business, and how you get information as you need it, and don’t need to plan too far ahead. Is it harder knowing that you should not live in your thoughts, or not knowing and living in them?
Jesse asks his biblical question: How does one develop true faith? A man says: To become like a child. Another guy says: To act in faith, and it works.
A third man mentions that one gets hearing, and hearing by the world of God. He reads from Hebrews about the great cloud of witnesses; let us run the race, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith. Do not grow weary, be confident in what we hope for, and evidence of things not seen. What we’ve gone through is nothing compared to Jesus, even if it means death. Asked further, he talks about throwing off desires and laziness.
A fourth young man speaks, saying that he’s still working on it, and has not yet forgiven his mother. He says that he has to “come to grips” with what his mother did wrong, and that she was not in control of herself.
A lady suggests: Try to keep your cup empty.
(Jesse again thanks Ermias and volunteers for the great Town Hall this past week.)
Jesse talks with a young man whose mother doesn’t live in this country, whom he forgives but won’t tell her. He’s a first-timer and lives in Houston, TX.
Another man brought his 10-year-old son. Great testimony!
Caller questions and comments
A caller Tahj from NJ asks how he should respond when asked to pray for someone.
Sheay from somewhere says he’s been born again, and lost his desire for pot, etc. He says God touched him. Jesse asks him to call the show.
Jamar from Long Island, NY, says he’d like to have faith but doesn’t see any proof. Jesse urges him to get to know himself. It’s best to know that you don’t know. He tried Jesse’s Silent Prayer for a while but stopped. He says he’ll try it again. Ask God to let you see yourself. He says he forgave his parents secretly. He and his father have conflict, he says. He says he talks to his mother but she doesn’t care.
Answering the Biblical Question
CLIP: The Way to Develop True Faith (8 mins)
Jesse answers the Biblical Question: The way to develop true faith is when you can endure your enemies and thoughts. Endure pain. Reputation is not important.
In talking with Victoria, Jesse points out that: If you overreact, it means it’s more important to you than what is right.
Jesse also mentions the mustard seed faith: Your willingness to try to wait is faith.
A man tells a story of a road rage incident that happened to him and family members.
A man named Malik (sp) who’s Armenian asks how to think positively about people who are the enemy? (He’s also a real estate agent, he says, and so Jesse agrees he’s definitely from Armenia!) Just don’t hate them. You don’t have to think positively about them. If you don’t hate them, you won’t go into darkness. Then you can defeat them. To love your enemy means: Don’t hate your enemy.
New Biblical Question
A newcomer Leni, who once met Jesse at Politicon, answers the new Biblical Question: What does the cross symbolize to you?
Esteban and others also give their answers.
Endure this week. Take the pain when the thoughts come, and endure whatever feeling comes with it.
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