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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.

DIFFERENT TIMES FOR DIFFERENT PEOPLE
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Friday, 30 June 2006

ďDifferent times for different PeopleĒ

 

As I read about how professional describe the past, I  would like you to get a little glimpse of how I see the past this fourth of July Week end.

God is good, He does not need any help from us, to establish the truth. Hebrews 13:8  Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation. 8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. 9 Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein.

I hope that as you read this web site, your getting to know me and all my mistakes, or maybe lack of understanding, for those that have not had the experiences Iíve had. As I tell everyone in the Jails, or prisons you are ok, I am ok and what we have to do is make sure it stays that way, by correcting one another, not kicking one another. The Lord is still the answer for all our needs.

I am one of many Builders born from 1927-1945 which was a time of great stress caused by the dust bowl, depression, and Second World War. People knew what it was to sacrifice in order to get ahead. It took a lot of discipline to stay ahead of depressions of the day.

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Contemporary Part 2
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Friday, 23 June 2006

CONTEMPORARY Part 2

Sure we have our ideas of Church growth, but only a shepherd knows he has to be ready at all times, to help people understand the battles of life, are against the forces of Satan, and he is working overtime, for he knows he has very little time.

The better sheepherders come here from Spain as they where hired to take care of the needs of the sheep. The owners made sure the sheepherder has everything he needs in order to care for the sheep. The owners of the Churches most of the time are people in the community who build a building and hire a pastor to come and minister to the flock. God is the owner of everything we need, and gives pastors to the Churches to preach the Word. As the Word goes forth, sheep have lambs, and itís the lambs that become valuable to the furtherance of the Church. Note what happen in Acts 6:1-7 (KJV)  1 And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration. 2 Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables. 3 Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business. 4 But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word. 5 And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch: 6 Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid their hands on them. 7 And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.

When we look around the world we see many Churches growing by leaps and bounds because they have people producing good works and bearing fruit. I hope and pray that we in America will once again see the Church become the Church of Jesus Christ and His holiness. Not tickling our ears and fancy, but ministering to the needs of hurting hearts.

I have seen the contemporary trend affect the ministry to where any more it seems the over sight of the Church is the job of the minister and the Boards go along for the ride, and its getting very bumpy. It is contemporary to say, you must listen to the voice of the Pastor, for he is hearing form God. So message on Authority are very common today. That is why we no longer have discussions at business meeting in an open form, it is too risky. Those serving on a Church Boards have to be very careful of what they say, but do not have to be careful about what they do. The Church is as good as the Elders/Deacons/or Boards and can take a minister to higher heights and wider acclaim.

Church is big business in our world today and the mega Churches are seeing corruption many times because there is no accountability to the Lord, rather man.. Pastors, own there Churches and they get to preach what they want to preach and no one can speak up. This is happening because we are living in a contemporary age and if it feels good do it, and do not think of others and what God might be saying.

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"CONTEMPORARY" Part 1
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Thursday, 15 June 2006

ďCONTEMPORARYĒ

 

 

I would like to look at the word contemporary as it is described in the New World Dictionary. 1 Living or happening in the same period of time. 2. Of about the same age. 3. Or in the style of the present or resent times; a person living in the same period as another or others. N. A person or thing of about the same age, or date of origin, as another. Often applies to the present.

When I look at this word one understands the need for the Church to use the word contemporary in music, dress and even preaching. So we can fit into the worlds mold, letting the world establish how we worship, and reverence the Lords House. This could be the reason the Bible warns us from being like the world in Matthew 24:37-39.

37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, 39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

Does this describe what is going on in society to day, everyone doing there thing saying, donít bother me and I will not bother you?

Barna reported that 63% of Americans do not believe in truth, and 53% of Evangelicals donít either. Could it be we have been caught up in contemporary type of thinking?

Truth needs to be relational, but before you can accept truth, it needs to be understood as objective. I need the Lord, for He created me and that is reality, for I worship Him, Praise Him, Honor and support Him, for He is giving me the opportunity to see and experience truth. You canít survive with out breathing; that is truth. Contemporary thinking says, I would challenge that for I can live off, of an oxygen supply and itís ok. But the truth is you must breath, and contemporary thinking canít change that fact.

The truth is we worship the Lord in Spirit and in truth, for He is the way, the truth and the life. The truth is we come to the Lord by faith, we accept His purpose for our lives. This has not changed since we were created; there is no salvation in any other, only Jesus.

Contemporary thinking wants to get rid of the blood, sacrifice and obedience, for they want to be free from the law. Even free from past traditions, or legacies of the past, and we are losing accountability to one another, and respect for one another. Look at the people that wear their hats anytime and any place, thinking there way is the right way causing disrespect towards one another.

Romans 1 gives us an example of what can happen if we slide into the contemporary thinking of todayís society, starting with verse 17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. 18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; 19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. 20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: 21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. 24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. 26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; 29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, 30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: 32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

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