8 comments on “Biblical, Mental and Emotional Health

  1. So Very true as usual is the Forgiveness that is also very important. I forgave all the molesters and people that stole from us. I am saying this not to show off but to reinforce what you said about forgiveness. My problem is still taking things personally then, thank God I forgive. I am far from being where I would like to be but I am, where God wants me at this time. Thank you, Pastor. There is much more you wrote and I will read it again soon.

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    • Hi Patrizia,
      It is truly wonderful that we serve a heavenly Father that can heal us and forgive us.
      We often misunderstand each other and as Christ forgives us, we should forgive each other. Sometimes that is easier said than done, but with God’s grace and love we can forgive as Christ has forgiven us.
      Blessings My Friend
      Pastor Lester

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        • Yes I do. I am a Lay Pastor for the Minnesota Conference of SDA that serves a congregation of 230 members in Brooklyn Park Minnesota. I preach at what I call my home church once a month and in other churches in the area from at least once sometimes twice a month. I am considered the teaching Pastor as I teach on Wednesday evenings, Saturday Mornings, and in a local Prison two Saturday afternoons a month. You may be asking yourself, “what is a Lay Pastor?” I have all the rights and privileges of a Senior Pastor, but do not have a license to marry anyone. I have conducted funerals and I baptized people. I am considered a volunteer so I have a second (or real) job to pay the bills. In all, I average about 25 hours a week in ministry to the congregation and another 40 to my second job. That does not count time spent preparing to teach or preach or contributing to this blog.
          Please forgive me if this sounded like I am boasting, that was not my purpose, I am truly happy to serve and blessed by helping others. There are six of us Lay Pastors spread out across the state of Minnesota assisting in different churches. The only reason we are considered Lay Pastors and not fulltime pastors is financial, the conference cannot afford to higher us full time, so we are trained and as pastors and volunteer of our time and talents in service to our Lord.
          I hope this answers your question.
          Blessings,
          Pastor Lester

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          • Thank you very much and it is an amazing thing you do especially the Prison Ministry. I am impressed LOL but, I know you are not boasting. My spirit and the discernment God gave me would have told me otherwise. Thank you for ALWAYS take the time to reply in details to my sometimes silly questions. May The Lord Jesus keep His Spirit and Blessing on you always, God IS with you in us at all times. Somedays I think I am alone but, if I start thanking Him I feel better almost right away. Looking forward to ask more question since you are very patient Pastor.Yes you answered all my questions.
            Pat.

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