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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.

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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7 Charismatic Gifts we NEED
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 04 May 2018

7 Charismatic Gifts

 

Spiritual Gifts are plentiful that God wants to give to all. They are not all the same but are needed in the Church for the good of all so the Gospel is advanced and God is edified which we will see in 1 Corinthians 12:1-11. Or human bodies have many members to help us in relations as each has its place. The Church is the body of Christ and each member needs to benefit each other. We are a unit all working for Good and not evil. Our bodies members do not argue with one another who is the greatest they are all great. Lord help us to treat each one with respect so we are healthy in every area our lives. So it is up to us to make sure we are doing all we can to keep our fifteen senses alive and well. The bodies 5 senses of seeing, hearing, smelling tasting and feeling, the soul’s imagination, conscience, reason memory and affection along with the Spirits Faith, hope, reverence, worship and prayer needs to be seen as the spirit the most important to life followed by the soul and bodies senses. Here we see Paul stressing the important of the Charismatic 7 gifts to keeping us in balance so we are functioning in a way that blesses the body of Christ the Church. We are shown the grace of God and the Gifts of God given to all who believe as instruments of blessing.
Romans 12:4-13 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, The gift of Grace is given to all that believe as special favor; God loves the Church and wants the best for all within it. Everyone has a special ability that God has imparted to us and when we believe and trust the Lord for what He will for us, is going to nor only bless us but others. That is the reason God gives the gifts according to His grace that is not limited by God. That is the reason we need to study the Scripture to know our duty and purpose with in the house of the Lord the Church. Since God gives gifts let’s make sure we use them notice they are all different yet all working for the same cause and reason to see people come to the Lord. The free grace of God are given to man. It is grace that endues with power to do and say what is beneficial to all. Gift of Tongues, Discerning of Spirits now here we are seeing something ordinary. 1 Corinthians 12:4; 1 Timothy 4:14; 1 Peter 4:10 Here he talks of seven specific gifts for distinct offices. Two general, expressed by prophesying and ministering One from a Church officer deacon or minister and members at large. It is not everyone’s work or its going to be no bodies work. Let’s look close
let us use them: Let us use them is really important to see for it is a command to make sure the Church is letting God have His way in the Church rather than personalities. It is work to get anything done and here the Church is given specific of how to win the lost in greater detail if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith; If you’re going to see prophesy it is seen as someone is preaching the word. It is telling what God word says about the future so they are warned about the cost of sins wages. We have to be coached so we are able fulfill our duty as a Church. Minister are doing all they can to let people know we ae living in a world of sin but do not have to give ourselves to sin that is preaching the good news Jesus saves, keeps and satisfies. That is the reason you hear so many different types of minister and the way they preach according to the potential achieved by faith. Everyone has a different IQ or level of ability to learn and when the Holy Spirit is in operation according to one faith we never know what is going to happen to those who are hearing the message. We have to work at preparing the messages in our own hearts before it is accepted by others. That is. the reason our salvation is based off of faith in God we believe and then speak. Remember everyone is given faith the size of a mustard seed and it grows as we study to show ourselves approved work men. We have a proportion according to our dependence upon the Holy Spirit of God. We need to prove all things, holding fast to what is good. Truth does not ever contradict its self. That is the reason preachers that preach doctrine must make sure it is backed up with Scripture. Preacher are giving prophecy of what sin does and exhorts saints to keep themselves pure as they abide in the Vine; Jesus.or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; We all have a story of how the good news as affected us to share with other but ministers use many time there story along with the stories in the Bible to teach truths God relayed to us. he who teaches, in teaching; Teachers teach and if they do not know the truth can lead people astray. We are responsible to God to make sure we are bringing faith, hope to people to be able to worship and reverence the Lord that when they pray prayers are answered.  he who exhorts, in exhortation; To exhort is to make sure people understand who they are and where they are going after death. People need to be encouraged in the Lord so it is not my will, but your will oh Lord. It seems like today with so much evil going on around the world, people need to be exhorted to make sure they do not fall and forget to read and study the scripture, for the internet can rob one of a peace that only comes as we spend time with the Lord. We are all called to God into the world and let them know Jesus has saved you and can save others from the addictions of sin.he who gives, with liberality; When we give let it not be because we have to, but we want to give from the abundance of our resources. We are seeing people blest by the way they give over and above the tithe. The Lord wants us to give 10 percent and He ask will you rob from God? Lord help us to give what we can to the community we live in so people are enriched and do not have to suffer. The Lord said we would have poverty all our lives. Matthew 26:11 For you will have the poor always with you; but me you have not always. That is not a license to not give to those in need. It seems like we are seeing the Church today giving of self and of supplies to help out when disaster strikes. Convoy of Hope Samaritan Purse and Church missionary programs are a blessing to many. The way that your giving to keep our Church doors open is showing the blessing of giving with liberality.   he who leads, with diligence; This is people in responsible position need to be diligent with what they are doing for our Board is the backbone of the Church and that the Lord for our denomination that has men that know how to organize and keep things moving forward in order that more can become involved. We are seeing some very large Churches for the simple reason people and diligent about what they are doing. The technology of the world is being used in the Church to grab people attention to the word of God. The internet has complete changed the spreading of the gospel for anyone that has a voice and broad cast it around the world.  Lord help us to be diligent doing what we do here in Harrah. It takes work and if we are not all working for the Kingdom of God we are not going to have the impact we need in or area of ministry to keep our selves pure and holy.  he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness. We are seeing the Church ministering to the older Saints and that is showing mercy that is love in action. People are cared for and that is our employment in the Kingdom of God as servants of the Lord. We are separating or selves from the world deeds by the mercy of God’s grace that is joy unlimited making us cheerful regardless of the circumstance. What does your attitude and behavior look like? Sad, forlorn, depressed or is it with the joy of the Lord a look of pleasure with a smile of approval not a frown of displeasure. So now Paul goes form the minister, teacher exhorter to everyone that proclaims the truth of the world of God.


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