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Hello my name is Jerral Campfield and this web site is dedicated to Moral Recognition Therapy using Biblical principles. Please come back often to join me in understanding Gods hands are outstretched still to forgive.

The Perfect Marriage
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Saturday, 26 May 2018

The Perfect Marriage
Ginny and I are going into our Sixty-first year of marriage and understand the effort it takes to make sure that the love of the Lord is always present to give one the assurance that all is going to be will, regardless of the circumstances. We were created to make sure we understood the Laws of God as Husband and wife that is seeing one another as important by submitting to God and when we are submitted to God then as a woman we are able to submit to our husband who is the head of the body the seat of reason, wisdom, knowledge and understanding. Man is given the pre-eminence with the right of directing and governing by creation. The desire shall be to your husband and he shall rule over you. This only works when the man is totally connected to God. When there is an uneasiness in this it is the result of sin that has entered into the relationship. The man is the head just as Christ is the head of the Church, the savior of the world. Saving us from evil and supplying everything that is needed and good for her. This is also like the Church is subject unto Christ with cheerfulness, fidelity and humility. Ephesians 5:24.
24 Therefore, just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything.
You might say as a woman this is not right, but note what He says to the Husband Verse 25  Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, Husbands love you wife so abuse is not present, God loves husbands when they love their wives is showing appreciation with all sincerity. Did not Christ love the Church and want the Church to obey Him. This was the love that caused Jesus to die for the Church. Are you seeing it is possible to submit to your husband, for He wants the best for you as God wants the best for the Church. 

Music's blessing
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 18 May 2018

Pastor Jim Thanks this is so good!

Faith Community Church
The Shepherd's Heart
Let’s talk about worship music! We tend to like what we know and hate what we don’t know; and thus, worship music can become very divisive for a congregation. I thought the follow article was an excellent reminder to check our attitudes as we enter into worship at all levels, but especially that part of the service that involves music. 
Sing Your Heart Out at Church (Even If You Hate the Music)

When it comes to church worship music, I have particular tastes. I’m a millennial, but I love church pipe organs and classical music. I prefer Victorian hymns and Stuart Townend songs over Hillsong and Bethel. I dislike “modern renditions” of old hymns, where the melody is slightly tweaked or a new chorus is added in between original verses. A simple piano, organ, or acoustic guitar accompaniment to “Be Thou My Vision” will do just fine; an EDM version of it sends me for earplugs.
I like to hear the voices of the congregation singing; I like choirs and four-part harmonies; I like Isaac Watts, Fanny Crosby, and a bellowing Bach toccata for an organ postlude.
But none of these things is present in my current church on a Sunday morning. And that’s okay. I’m learning to sing my heart out anyway.

Different Preferences, Same God

The worship at my current church has been hard for me. It’s louder, newer, more electric than I like; it’s much more charismatic than I’m used to. At least half the congregation raises their hands throughout the 30-minute singing time on Sundays, and often people are dancing and clapping and moving their bodies in emotionally expressive ways.
All of this was far from my comfort zone when I started attending the church five years ago, and to some extent it’s still far from my comfort zone.
In the early days I complained a lot about the worship. I could hardly bring myself to clap or raise my hands, as everyone else seemed so eager to do. It stressed me out. Sometimes I wanted to just retreat to a quiet corner of the sanctuary and pray alone.
Yet I committed to the church and committed to having a better attitude about the worship.
I began to see how beautiful it is to set aside one’s “ideal” for the sake of building unity with others, and soon I began to warm up to the worship style. While it’s still a challenge at times, I now look forward to being refreshed by the Sunday morning worship experience, rather than always being exhausted by it. I even sometimes raise my hands in worship, which (as a born-and-raised Baptist) is a big step.
What I realized is this: We may have different worship-style comfort zones, but we’re worshiping the same God. That’s why, whether we’re Presbyterian or Pentecostal, we shouldn’t let our worship preferences get in the way of our worship participation.
God is too glorious to not worship enthusiastically, even if the style of worship stretches us beyond our comfort zone.

Don’t Just Tolerate. Participate.

Putting aside preferences and embracing common, unified, God-centered worship, however uncomfortable it may be, is part of what it means to follow Jesus together. Worship in a “just me and Jesus” sense may be more comfortable, but it’s not the biblical ideal. Corporate worship is the ideal, and that is always going to be a bit messy.
Instead of lamenting that something isn’t our preference and folding our arms in protest, perhaps we can humble ourselves and participate anyway. Perhaps we can be open-minded to the diverse ways God’s people worship him, and not just tolerate but even participate in this diversity, learning to love it.
My friend Andrew is a worship leader and told me, “There is nothing like stepping into a room of people, 4 or 40 or 400, knowing that no matter what songs you sing in what keys or what arrangements, they will sing their hearts out.”
What would happen if we put aside our pickiness and just sang our hearts out?

Glorify God by Submitting to Others

The vitality of a church’s worship depends on members of the body submitting their autonomous freedom and opinionated preferences to the larger community, and ultimately to the Lord. This doesn’t mean there’s no room for discussion and disagreement and compromise when opinions on songs or liturgy clash. But it does mean that in these conflicts we abide by Paul’s Ephesians 5 call to a Christlike posture of service and humility (“submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ,” v. 21).
We glorify God by loving and serving each other in the messiness of worship. This is what Paul tried to communicate to the Corinthian believers, whose worship was often selfish and inconsiderate of others in the community (e.g., eating food sacrificed to idols in 1 Corinthians 8 or Lord’s Supper abuses in 1 Corinthians 11).
A humble and submissive posture is the heart and soul of Christian worship, because it reflects the deferential character of Christ himself. If worship is ultimately about angled-mirror reflection of God’s glory, both upward to him and outward to the world, then the self-giving, others-focused love of our worship is a huge part of this; a love that has no problem bowing the head in deference, opening the hands in release, and relinquishing one’s rights for the sake of the King.

Editors’ note: This is an adapted excerpt from Brett McCracken’s new book, Uncomfortable: The Awkward and Essential Challenge of Christian Community(Crossway, 2017).
The perfect Mother
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 11 May 2018

Mother’s day May 13, 2018
Thank the Lord for mothers and father for they where given to teach children what is good and to do it, teaching  evil and not doing it. They are melting and molding children like God wants to melt and mold us into His image. That’s People that are mature in leadership governing people calling to mind goodwill and Peace that is so needed while growing up.
I remember will how when we first where married I was working in the woods leaving early 5 am and coming home late 5 pm. So, when we began having a family of boys I was not at home to train and correct them like Ginny was. We had an agreement she would do what she could and if she needed help I would help train and correct when I got home. I was the bad parent that said, this hurts me more than you. They certainly could not understand this, but I am sure they learned when they had children. 
All down through history it seems father where on the job and moms took care of the children, so here we see Solomon letting us know how important women are described them as having 30 Characteristics that we need to look at in Proverbs 31:10 to 31. 1 Timothy 2:9 & 10; 1 Peter 3:1-6 also gives this description in the new Testament. 
10. Who[b] can find a virtuous[c] wife? For her worth is far above rubies. What a way to start out being perfect for a virtuous wife was the ideal lady. More valuable than rubies, she was a person of tremendous strength through a weaker vessel she had wisdom grace and the fear of God. Just like the Judges had to be men of truth, fearing God. She is a women of Spirit; faith, reverence, worship, hope and prayer knowing how to managing other people. One who is pious and industrious, resolved to high principles that give her husband and kids praise. She conducts herself never giving way to jealousy.
11 The heart of her husband safely trusts her; So he will have no lack of gain. The husband finds it easy to trust her in all affairs and does not need to worry about damage or reproach, for she is always seeing to his interests and will never betray his counsel. She is confident in her assurance of meeting his needs and has no thought of wrong behavior, or attitude of her man.
12 She does him good and not evil All the days of her life.Here we see her showing love not hate, not a foolishness but seemingly satisfaction, all is will. She shows a caring attitude and behavior that brings satisfaction of achieving their potential as a couple.
13 She seeks wool and flax, And willingly works with her hands. What a challenge she accepted on making sure she spent her time not in idleness, but busy seeking something to do for her family at home, not on a job but where she was cooped up being productive benefiting the whole family. 
14 She is like the merchant ships, She brings her food from afar.What a description of a mother for she knows the value of food and how it needs to be protected regardless of how much she may have, or how far she may have to go to get it, food is a necessity and care she shown is remarkable. 
15 She also rises while it is yet night, And provides food for her household,
And a portion for her maidservants. What a testimony of making sure she gets done what is needed without becoming frustrated for not having enough time, she gets started before sunrise to make sure her household is taking care of, so they have the energy for the day. 
16 She considers a field and buys it; From her profits she plants a vineyard. Notice she is very conscience of money, that is required in order to provide for her family and does not go around her husband, but through much observation and cost analyzes she see she has enough money and can buy a field and puts in a vineyard. That is being industrious she sees, desires and gets for the good of the family.
17 She girds herself with strength, And strengthens her arms. It is so important that women realize the importance of the body to have the strength needed for raising a family and taking care of the needs of a husband, it is taking care of what God has given us, so we do not run out of energy. We are seeing powerlessness to day affect people’s will being, which is seen by obesity and laziness.
18 She perceives that her merchandise is good, And her lamp does not go out by night. She looks around and makes sure all is will and yet she has the time to meditate, which is an assist that builds one character for God loves people that are always drawing closer to Him.

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