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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.

MOTHERS DAY MESSAGE 2017
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 12 May 2017

Mothers Day

 The Bible is full of many stories of who the women is and how God created them to bear forth children that would be a blessing to our world as they accepted their role. God did not create anything to limit us, we limit ourselves as we disobey the will of the Lord.

God knows exactly what we need and Peters words here in the 3rd chapter of 1 Peter 3 gives an account of what the husbands and wives needed to do as he describes their role beginning with the wife.

We all need to be in unity, love, have compassion, peace and patience under suffering, to oppose the slander of the enemies, not by returning evil for evil, or railing for railing, but by blessing one another. This only happens when both are connected to the Lord for the work of a help meet, giving faith and hope the opportunity to work with our consciences. We all want something good to happen, right?

Now let’s look at verse 1 Wives Likewise is in reference to what was said about Jesus in Chapter 2: 18-25

18 Servants, be submissive to your masters with all fear, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the harsh. 19 For this is commendable, if because of conscience toward God one endures grief, suffering wrongfully. 20 For what credit is it if, when you are beaten for your faults, you take it patiently? But when you do good and suffer, if you take it patiently, this is commendable before God. 21 For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us,[f] leaving us[g] an example, that you should follow His steps:

22 “Who committed no sin,
Nor was deceit found in His mouth”; [
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23 who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously; 24 who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed. 25 For you were like sheep going astray, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer[i] of your souls.

1 Peter 3 (NKJV) Submission to Husbands

Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives, when they observe your chaste conduct accompanied by fearNow it is hard to relax as we abide in the Lord, yet when we do we realize the importance of 1. Relationships have a duty, which we have to preach and we all need to understand, in order to have God’s blessing upon our lives in the world we are living in when Women’s rights are being protested. 2. We need a cheerful subjection, that is a loving respect rather good or bad, Adam and Eve fell because of seeing what God said, do not eat of the tree of Good and Evil Satan made sure she; desired, took and ate and gave to Adam and they both hid. The respect for God will was denied and they listen to Satan. God restored their relationship by giving them consequences for their sinning against God. Now life is much more difficult and we need the Lord as Satan is still doing all he can to upset women and men in a loving relationship working together for the good of both. 3. The design of the Gospel is to win souls to Christ. Letting Him rule and reign as we read the Bible, as we are won by the word. 4. Nothing more powerful than the Bible in winning people to the Lord and the careful discharge of our duty is to communicate the Gospel. 5. Irreligion and infidelity do not dissolve the binds, nor dispense with the duties, of civil relations; the wife must discharge her duty to her own husband, through he obeys not the word.

1. Evil men are strict observers of the conversation of the professors of religion; their curiosity, envy, and jealousy, make them watch narrowly the ways and lives of good people. 2. A chaste conversation, attended with due and proper respect to everyone, is an excellent means to win them to the faith of the gospel and obedience to the word.  Do not let your adornment be merely outward—arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel— 4 rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God. Here are three sorts of ornaments forbidden plaiting of hair, which was commonly used by lewd women; wearing of gold, or ornaments made of gold, was a practiced by Rebecca, and Esther, and other religious women, but afterward became the attire of harlots and wicked people. Putting on of apparel, which was not forbidden, but only tools much nicety and costliness in it. Religious people should take care that their external behavior be answerable to their profession of Christianity.  It is important they must be holy in all conversation. Secondly, the outward adorning of the body is very often sensual and excessive. When you are proud of it and puffed up with it, when you dress to allure and tempt others, by your richness and immodesty, as if your wanton to show you’re a harlot, can never become a chaste Christian. Instead of the outward adorning of the body, he directs Christian wives to put on more excellent and beautiful ornaments. The hidden man of the heart; that is the souls rather than the body. Be general not corruptible, for that is what makes the soul beautiful. Imagination, memory, reason, conscience and affection all show the virtues of God’s Holy Spirit. It is the grace of God, the longer we wear it, the brighter and better it is. To have a meek and quit spirit is having an easy tempered minded, void of passion, pride and immoderate anger, discovering a quit and obliging behavior towards their husbands and families, needs to be seen. If the husband be harsh, and adverse to religion, there is no way you’re likely to win him, we need a prudent meek behavior. That is a quite spirit will make it easy for yourself, for it is visible to others and becomes an ornament to a person in the eyes of the world. It is excellent display of meekness and calmness of spirit in the sight of God, of great price. Lord help us to learn the true Christian’s chief care, lies in the right ordering and commanding of his own spirit. It is so easy to get angry and say thing that are very degrading when we give way to anger of any kind. 

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Devotional for our Annual Business meeting for 2017
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 05 May 2017

Devotional for Annual Business Meeting May 8, 2017
 
1 Timothy 3 NKJ
Qualifications of Overseers
3 This is a faithful saying: If a man desires the position of a bishop,[a] he desires a good work. A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, of good behavior, hospitable, able to teach; not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money,[b] but gentle, not quarrelsome, not covetous; one who rules his own house well, having his children in submission with all reverence (for if a man does not know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the church of God?); not a novice, lest being puffed up with pride he fall into the same condemnation as the devil. Moreover he must have a good testimony among those who are outside, lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
Thank the Lord every one of us are called and ordained by God to be witness wherever we may life. Growing up in this Church as a teenager the Lord blessed me by being my friend one that never let me down. Then throughout High School I was Freshmen President of our class and Sophomore Vice President Junior President and Senior Vice President. Which gave me the opportunity to be a leader with in the School as I along with three other Christian started Campus Life for Youth for Christ meeting over the lunch hour at School. Then coming to this Church I was involved with our Christ Ambassadors a youth program with in the Assemblies. I remember the first time I was asked to Speak at a Youth Rally in the Toppenish Assembly of God and was scared all the time of making a mistake.
Then becoming Sunday School Superintendent with having Nursery, Beginners, Juniors, Junior High School and High School plus Adult classes before Church prepared me for Serving on the White Swan School Board and Campus life board for 15 years and being the Chairman of the Harrah Christian School with one representative for each Church and one member at large.
So, I want you to be encouraged as a member of this Church in what the Lord can do in the lives of each one that comes to the Harrah Assembly of God Church.

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Romans 1
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 21 April 2017

Romans 1 New King James Version (NKJV) We are going to see how Paul introduces himself to Rome throughout the book of Romans. We will see the deplorable conditions of the of the Gentile world, which was proof of the doctrine of justification by faith, already laid down in Acts 1:17. Paul is addressing his day in a way that is excellent and savory in other words very tasteful. 

Greeting

Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of God which He promised before through His prophets in the Holy Scriptures, concerning His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who was born of the seed of David according to the flesh, and declared to be the Son of God with power according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead. Here Paul lets the reader know he is just a servant that has been called out of slavery to a bearer of good news. This is what is promised to all who believe in the Old Testament and now the new. God had always been able to have His way, even though some had a hard time accepting it, as did Adam and Eve, Moses, Abraham, Isaiah, Jonah, Saul, David, Salomon, Ruth and Easter yet Gods will be done? Even Jesus coming into the world as a baby and living among us without sin and then dying in our place, so we might be forgiven was truly a Miracle. Sauls conversion was a miracle, as the Sun shined so bright it blinded him for three day. His eye sight could have been the thorn he endured all his life. Yet through it all God used Paul as an Evangelist of his day.  Notice verse 3, 4 where he uses the names and titles of His Son, Jesus our Lord, as the one speaking to him. He showed the human nature, as Jesus was born of a virgin Mary, from the house of David, as was Joseph his supposed father. Then he showed His Divine Nature, the Son of God, eternal generation, according to the Spirit of Holiness. He is, was, and will always be the Son of God. Notice the fruit of it here in verse Through Him we have received grace and apostleship for obedience to the faith among all nations for His name, among whom you also are the called of Jesus Christ; Everyone whom Christ called has received grace and apostleship, that is favored with God to become followers, fellowshipping with Jesus, as we abide in Him, who has called all to follow Him.

To all who are in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Here we are called to make a spectacle to the world, leading a life of toil and trouble and hazard, we’re killed all the day long; Paul sees it as a favor to be in the work of the Lords, regardless of the difficulties, or dangers he may have to be faced. We are loved by the Lord so grace and peace follow us regardless of the circumstance we face in life, as we abide in Him. 1. It is a privilege of Christians they are beloved, Gods delight. 2. The duty of Christians is to be holy, that’s the reason we are called Saints, being called out from by sanctification. We have a profession, so we need to know the value of labor, to answer to the King of the Kingdom of God. Notice Grace to you and peace, so not only a good wish, but the authority of a blessing from God. In the Old Testament, it was Peace to you; now it is Grace, that is the favor of God towards us, or the work of God in us, both are required to true peace. Peace is all being good with God and others, peace in your own conscience, peace with all that is going on in the world. This favor and peace comes from the fountain of God our father, and the Lord Jesus Christ and now the Holy Spirit of God that is always present, as we walk in faiths works of sanctification, justification, grace and mercy. God wants to engage with us, encouraging our desires and expectation, which we are taught as we read the scriptures, when we by faith accept the reality of He is in control. 

Rome

First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world. What an act of obedience to faith, for faith needs to be understood. It is not wickedness, but obedience that brings answers to the law of faith. Faith is to anticipating the assurance of the benefits of obeying, Gods commandment. We are justified by faith, for we are yoked to Christ and He justifies us in caring the load we carry many times.  Thank the Lord salvation is still seen around the world, for it is God that allows man to go through what they go through without giving up. Thank the Lord the greater reputation a man hath for religion, the more careful he should be to preserve it, because a little folly spoils him, that is in reputation. Eccl 10:1 Throughout the whole world the Roman Empire the Jews were scattered abroad, but now returning with a good report behind them of coming through great persecuting. This was good for God and His people, so they obtained a good report through their faith. You can see the effect of faith, for it turns on from hating the things of God, to enjoying the things of the Lord. So, the Church of Rome was flourishing. Rome is not what it was, she was espoused a chaste virgin to Christ and excelled in beauty, but degenerated and dealt treacherously, and embraced the bosom of strangers, so now this epistle is against the Romans. 

 For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of His Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers, 10 making request if, by some means, now at last I may find a way in the will of God to come to you. Paul is seen here showing grace and mercy which is the greatest kindness we can show for our friends and even enemies. He prays with our ceasing. He made mention of you, even though he did not know them. Yet he hoped to see them soon. Lord help us to see in our purposes, so our desires are according to the Lord will.  11 For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift, so that you may be established— 12 that is, that I may be encouraged together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me. Paul loved to preach, and teach the world, for he had a good sermon, which was a gift given to him, to spread the good news, allowing people to achieve their potential, as they followed and obeyed the Lords word. He wanted them not only to grow upward, but down ward so they could have a strong root system. So, he wanted to be a comfort, knowing that is what everyone needs in our world today, for we are seeing lawlessness abounding. So, it was with in Rome, people needed to realize who God was and what He was able to do. As a minister, it is necessary we have confidence between us and our congregations to be confidant. We are not sheep stealers, but sheep feeders, leading people to want to study the Scripture for themselves, so they too are ambassadors for Christ always. It is so good for Christians to compare notes about their spiritual concerns, for then they are sharpened as iron sharpens iron, that we will all have fruit for others to enjoy.

13 Now I do not want you to be unaware, brethren, that I often planned to come to you (but was hindered until now), that I might have some fruit among you also, just as among the other Gentiles. It is so important we let others know how we feel about them, for everyone matters and Paul is showing he wanted to come and minister to them, but now is given the opportunity to encourage them and edify the work of the Lord. Paul minded his work, as one that believed the more good he was entrusted with to trade for his Mater’s honor the greater the blessing to him and others. 14 I am a debtor both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to wise and to unwise. Here Paul felt like he was a debtor, as he received so much from the Lord, and did not take anything for granted. He went to work even improving upon his ministry and did as much as any man had ever done in the Kingdom of God. Yet here he is showing his emotions, of being indebted to all the wise and unwise. It was the Greeks that fancied themselves as having a monopoly on wisdom and looked at everyone else as barbarians.15 So, as much as is in me, I am ready to preach the gospel to you who are in Rome also. What a statement of assurance that God was with Paul, as he took advantage of what was afforded him now. He was not looking for profit, or filthy lucre, but of a ready mind, to pour out the mercy, love and grace of the Lord to do good.

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