04 Sep Courage: Persist in Doing Good; Overcome Passions
Jesse Lee Peterson talked about courage after he led the BOND Men’s Forum Thursday, September 1st (first Thursday of the month).
Men’s Forum Report
The guys talked honestly. One man realized he needed to take better care of his health — it had been obvious to everyone but him. Another realized he hid from challenge rather than overcoming, trapped in his insecurity because he hated ridicule and criticism. Many others shared amazing stories, good and bad.
Jesse urged the guys to stay with prayer. The next day on his radio show, he pointed out how mentally immature men are today (video also below). It’s because men of all races grew up without good fathers and mothers.
The Importance of Fathers and Mothers
Fathers and mothers must be married. The father must love God with all his heart, soul and might — along with nothing else. Nothing else works.
Men often marry women similar to the mother they had, and women often become similar to their mother — their lives affected for better or worse by their mother and father.
The world today conjures alternative lifestyles and false identities. They promote lies and evil because they are of their father the devil. They corrupt children and families. Children of God should stand strong against their nonsense.
Most people lack courage. The world calls it “courageous” to come out out “transgender” or “homosexual.” Sharing your feelings (or your sin) is not brave.
Jesse found a great definition of courage — “persisting in every good work, and in overcoming the passions of the soul and body.” Our battle is a spiritual battle — a warfare between good and evil. You do not battle against people, but against what drives people.
Watch the posted YouTube video as Jesse talks about the monthly Men’s Forum and the plight of men and women who lacked good fathers and mothers today.
HopePosted at 09:09h, 27 September
Wow! you are truly speaking what is shown to us in Gods word! I agree that families need to be put back together. My concerns are more and more young families are controlled by the worlds ways, they go to google every answer they need but they do not go to the bible in which God gave us a guide for our lives on this earth. This is most certainly a spiritual battle in the world and God tells us this many times over in the bible. As it is written in:
Ephesians 6: 10-18
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord, relying on his mighty strength. 11 Put on the whole armor of God so that you may be able to stand firm against the Devil’s strategies. 12 For our struggle is not against human opponents, but against rulers, authorities, cosmic powers in the darkness around us and evil spiritual forces in the heavenly realm. 13 For this reason, take up the whole armor of God so that you may be able to take a stand whenever evil comes. And when you have done everything you could, you will be able to stand firm. 14 Stand firm, therefore, having fastened the belt of truth around your waist, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and being firm-footed in the gospel of peace.16 In addition to having clothed yourselves with these things, having taken up the shield of faith, with which you will be able to put out all the flaming arrows of the evil one, 17 also take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18 Pray in the Spirit at all times with every kind of prayer and request. Likewise, be alert with your most diligent efforts and pray for all the saints.
James HakePosted at 10:44h, 30 September
Thank you, Hope. I will make sure that Jesse sees your comments and Bible passage. -James with BOND