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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.

Romans 5
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 23 June 2017

Here in Chapter 5 Paul is still showing the reason of Justification, he is wanting them to see it as the foundation of our faith. He is giving examples of what happens when we abide in the vine and how God produces within us fruits and justification is one of them.
Romans 5 New King James Version (NKJV)
Faith Triumphs in Trouble
5 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have[a] peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. It is having faith in God that allows the Holy Spirit to endue us with power of being justified as pure before God. It is Justification that takes away the guilt of sinning and makes way for peace with God and others. That is, what a friend we have in Jesus is sung. When we accept by faith Gods justification there is a relationship of Him being a friend of ours. One can’t be happy without God as a friend. The good news is, being the best for all to have peace and goodwill. God is still our peace and without Him we are surly going to fail. It is up to us having faith and hope to reverence and worship God, so our prayers are heard by our FatherNot of works so we could brag, but of faith in God, that gives us grace as we abide in Him, so we can then rejoice in our hope, that is in the glory of God.  We are by nature born sinners of Gods wrath. The carnal mind is enmity against God, we have been bought into it, as we could not have gotten into it by ourselves. We are led into it as blind, or lame, weak being led by Satan, but now the peace of God as our friend sticks close to us, helping us, assisting us, by communicating to us, making us assessable to His will. It is the Lord Jesus Christ that leads us to His grace as we abide in the vine. The Lord is the Author and finisher of our faith and we need to keep on believing the Lord is sufficient, He is enough. This allows us to stand, or abide in the Lord to discharge all guilt and shame as we are judged by God, not cast as criminals, but we are now empowered to be secured in Him. As we stand or abide resting in the vine, we are moving, pressing forward to the mark in Christ our Lord. That is the reason for the Song Onward Christian Soldiers. For we are in the Army of the Lords. This is knowing the Captain of the Army to experience the confirmation in the favor of God’s love, that He who began a good work will perform it. Philippians 1:6
Not only Grace, but the Hope of the glory of God, that is seeing heaven as our home forever and ever. The more we see what is going on in our world the more disappointing one becomes, that is the reason when we look at the grace and hope that is before us, we rejoice for Heaven is going to be rejoicing in God as Savior, Lord and King forever and ever. What glory lies ahead of us as Christians. And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope.  It is only as we are abiding in the Lord can we glory in tribulation, we glory in tribulation, for Christ tells and shows us, they are counted worthy to suffer for it, for it worketh patience not in and of itself, but the power of grace of God working in us, with the tribulation producing perseverance, which is patience at the greatest degree. So, abiding in the Lord produce perseverance that builds our character. Look at Jobs Perseverance, or patients that allowed Him the ability to stand fast in His faith and hope in the Lords will. He was tried and persecuted losing all but never forsaking the Lords hope, and grace. It gave Him great faith making him not ashamed. There is nothing more perplexing than being disappointed, and faith in God will never disappoint anyone, for God is the same today as yesterday and will be forever our creator. 
Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. Now hope does not disappoint, or make ashamed, for God took all the shame of our sins upon Himself, as He was nailed and placed upon a cross, to bear all our sins guilt and shame. Notice it is the Love of God that is poured out upon His creation and wants all to receive this good news, as they are comforted by the Holy Spirit. God is like a sweet ointment, perfuming the soul, like water nurtures the crops in the ground. It is still the love of God that binds us together, so we are not ashamed either of our hope in Him or our suffering for Him
6 For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. See we are born in sin, so our character is evil and weak to do what is right, we have not had any strength to do right until God gave us His Son, Jesus; to empower us for His service. Your seeing when we have no power, or will to do what is right, right will never happen. It is when we can’t help ourselves, we call upon God for help, it when we can’t, God can.  That is the reason that God sent His Son into the world to save sinners from their helplessness.  Greater love has no man than to die for an unrighteous person.

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Father Day Message from Bruce Riley Ashford
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Bruce Riley Ashford thoughts here is what I spoke from Sunday for Father Day and added some of my thoughts to those attending the Harrah Assembly of God. Thank the Lord for Fathers for they are the ones who God choice to bring life into the womb of the girl they married to be blessed by God as life is ordained by God. So as you read this know I feel very strongly in agreement as a Father of four boys that. has been married in October 60 years. So marriage is between a women and a man, women with women can produce a child not can a man with a man it take two opposites to preform Gods miracles of life. That is what we need to understand, for as we abide in the vine we are going too all produce fruit that is good for all, not just a few. Blessing to all our fathers that are truly father this day!

Father's Day: To anybody who thinks an imperfect man can't be a great father

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By Bruce Riley Ashford

Published June 18, 2017

Fox News

 

     
One of the saddest trends in American life is the demotion of fatherhood to secondary status. While a mother’s love is rightly acknowledged as one of the strongest and most mysterious forces in the world, a father’s love is often treated as weaker and less significant. While mothers are rightly praised for their virtues, fathers tend to be the butt of jokes.
Think about it. If you were to form your opinion of fatherhood through the examples presented on television, you would think fathers are pathetic characters who play a relatively insignificant role and deserve to be the butts of endless jokes. About the best treatment fathers get is to play the role of a likeable dimwit (think Homer Simpson, or Phil Dunphy from "Modern Family"); other times they’re sex-obsessed derelicts (Charlie in "Two and a Half Men"); perhaps most often they’re simply mulish idiots (think Larry David in "Curb Your Enthusiasm," Peter Griffin from "Family Guy," or Frank from "Shameless"). There are some exceptions, but it is a good generalization: as a culture, we seem to want to roll our eyes at dad.
Even in the church the difference between Mother’s Day sermons and Father’s Day sermons can be amusing. On Mother’s Day, we appreciate the mothers and tell them how amazing they are, and rightly so. But on Father’s Day, we often poke fun at dads and tell them how much room they’ve got for improvement.


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Romans 4
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 09 June 2017

Romans 4
The Doctrine of Justification by faith without the works of the law was contrary to the notions the Jews had learnt from those that sat in Moses’ chair. He wanted to prove by reason and example talking about Abraham who the Jews glorified as we all came from his seed. All that are saved are justified in the same way as Abraham was by faith not by works. Abraham was faithful to God as he was obedient to God law. The whole chapter is devoted to being justified by faith not works.
Abraham Justified by Faith
1. What then shall we say that Abraham our father has found according to the flesh? When you find something it’s for the simple reason your looking and when we are looking for the truth we find it, for the simple reason we wanted to be accepted and that is trusting, or having faith in God, who gives what man needs for being justified, as if we had never sinned.  When faith is at work, it produced fruit for we are abiding in the vine and it is normal to produce Godliness. For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. When we look at works we want to boast of what we have done and not what God does in our lives. So, Justification is based totally upon our faith in Gods ability to allow us to be ambassadors for the Kingdom of God. For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.’ It is our faith that has tremendous advantages, for it is God being able to work in us, as we are committed to Him, abiding in Him, not my will, Your will be done, Oh, Lord, is our way, truth and life You created for good will and peace. No one went through as much as Abraham for he was tested and tried more than any other man to show who was his leader. Now to him who works, the wages are not counted as grace but as debt. Genesis 15:4 I am thy exceeding great reward. We are so enriched, as everything we are we owe it to the Lord, for He did the work that His Father God required of Him as He went alone to the Cross. So, it was God’s grace that was extended to Him, as He arose from the grave of sins consequence and now has justified us, given us grace, to be sanctified, redeemed and glorified by our Lord, to make a difference in our world.
David Celebrates the Same Truth
But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness, just as David also describes the blessedness of the man to whom God imputes righteousness apart from works: Lord may we be able to relax in your hands that are outstretched to all, so we can be justified by our faith in You, so we can attain unto righteousness, as we are now walking and talking to Jesus our Father God and the Holy Spirit. David was forgiven when he confessed his sin it bought Him justification, mercy and grace, which is ongoing as we are becoming more and more like Jesus. The word imputes, is totally the work of the Lord on the cross, as He suffered and died alone. Jesus forgave His tormentors for it is only Pardoned people who are the only blessed people and thus the Lord pardons us when we accept the fact we are to be blamed for our sins. It is not blaming others, it is accepting we are sinners and need forgiveness, that is being born again with a new spirit of God with in us, keeping us seeking God for His bountiful blessings.
“Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, And whose sins are covered; Blessed is the man to whom the Lord shall not impute sin.’ Blessed are those who know the truth that they are sinners and need to admit they are powerless and need help to empower them to do Gods will and not have their way.
Justified Before Circumcision
Does this blessedness then come upon the circumcised only, or upon the uncircumcised also? For we say that faith was accounted to Abraham for righteousness. It is a fact Abraham was justified by faith some 14 years before he was circumcised. This should silence the fears of the power uncircumcised Gentiles and lower the pride of the conceitedness of the Jews, who gloried in circumcision.  10 How then was it accounted? While he was circumcised, or uncircumcised? Not while circumcised, but while uncircumcised. God wants us to know it is more important to have faith in God that even being circumcised. 11 And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had while still uncircumcised, that he might be the father of all those who believe, though they are uncircumcised, that righteousness might be imputed to them also, 12 and the father of circumcision to those who not only are of the circumcision, but who also walk in the steps of the faith which our father Abraham had while still uncircumcised. Notice He received a sign, then a seal; a sign to represent and instruct, a seal to ratify and confirm. There are signs of absolute grace and favor; they are seals of the conditional promises, or mutual seals. God does in the sacraments, seals us, to be a God, therein seals to be His people, Jews-Christians. A sign of that original corruption which we are all born with, which is cut off by spiritual circumcision, a commemorating sign of God’s covenant with Abraham-a distinguishing sign between Jews and Gentiles, a sign of admission into the visible church, a sign prefiguring baptism, which comes in the room of circumcision, now under the gospel, when (the blood of Christ being shed) all bloody ordinances are abolished; it was an outward and sensible sign of inward and spiritual grace signified thereby.  A seal of the righteousness of the faith becoming justified according to the promise of Deuteronomy 30:12
That He might be the Father of all those that believe. Genesis 4:30, 21 He is the standard pattern of Faith justified as the liberties, privileges, honors and estates. Of the fathers descend to their children. Abraham was the Father of believers and believing Gentiles through they are not circumcised.


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