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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.

Tale of Two Questions
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Monday, 10 February 2020

A Tale of Two Questions
By MT Wilson

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Church Leadership
a group of friends stands on a mountain looking at the sunset
“Do you struggle with sexual integrity?” seems like a straightforward enough question. But now consider another question: “How do you struggle with sexual integrity?”
The two sentences only differ by one word. Yet the difference between them represents a significant shift I’d like to see among Christian leadership.
The first question begs us to not tell the truth or, at least, to tell only part of the truth. The second question not only makes the assumption that we struggle in some way, but it also signals it’s okay to talk about it.
The first question tends to trigger our fear-driven fight-or-flight response. Confronted with only two options for answering, the knee-jerk response of many would be, “No, not really.”
But the second question feels safer and invites conversation beyond a simple yes or no answer, causing a shift away from defensiveness toward a freedom to engage in honest dialogue.
These two questions represent the difference between shame and grace, law and love.
An Unconventional Approach
This book isn’t primarily about how to stop looking at porn or any other unhealthy or compulsive sexual behavior. Unlike a decade or two ago, it’s no longer hard to find good Christian books about how to combat pornography and sexual addiction.
This is also not a book about blaming others for our poor sexual choices. And it’s most certainly not about stirring up more shame. As Christian leaders, we need safe places for honest and profitable dialogue about sexual integrity.
No, this book isn’t so much about equipping as it is about giving permission. Permission to work through our fear and internal resistance so we can simply take one single step in the direction of greater sexual integrity. Each of us pays a price when we’re unable—both individually and collectively as Christian leaders—to take ownership (privately and publicly) of our common struggle to maintain sexual integrity.
Notice, I didn’t say our common struggle with engaging sexual sin. Engaging sexual sin is optional; contending for sexual integrity isn’t.
When we don’t feel permission to be honest about our common struggle to maintain sexual integrity, we’re more likely to fall morally and lose what really matters: loss of ministry, marriage and family; loss of money; lost enjoyment in ministry; isolation from friends, colleagues and mentors. Not to mention an increased distraction away from our ultimate goal of impacting the kingdom—to the point of potentially becoming irrelevant in ministry.
If we can’t own our common struggle to maintain sexual integrity as Christian leaders, the consequences can find us seemingly without warning. Maybe some of us have been so successful playing Russian roulette that we forget one of the chambers is loaded.
A Glimpse Ahead
Over the past ten years, I’ve personally walked with hundreds of men down the path of sexual integrity recovery. Many of these men served in various roles of Christian leadership. Some lost ministry and family, others didn’t. Some were afraid to take the steps necessary and veered off the path. I fear what happened to them.
But those who kept placing one foot in front of the other eventually saw fruit from their investment. Many who stayed in ministry or eventually returned to it report having a stronger ministry impact, especially in seeing others transformed at deeper levels than before. They report increased opportunities for influence, though this sometimes resulted in doing ministry in a new or different capacity. Those whose marriages survived (and more did than didn’t) report both increased respect from and increased relational intimacy with their spouse. And regardless of the survival of their marriage or ministry, nearly all discovered increased support through closer relationships with other men (including other Christian leaders) and with God.
While the consequences of not walking this path can strike suddenly and without warning, the benefits emerge slowly with time and persistence. This is another reason why not every Christian leader is eager to take the journey. It’s like a medical treatment that has early side effects but whose eventual benefits aren’t experienced until a prolonged course of treatment.
Maybe we feel overwhelmed in knowing how to take the first step. Maybe we’re simply scared to death of it. Or maybe we’ve taken steps to move away from past sin and just don’t know what our next growth step might be.


 

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NOW WHAT ARE WE DOING!
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 31 January 2020

NOW WHAT ARE WE DOING?

John 15 The Message (MSG)
The Vine and the Branches
15 1-3 I am the Real Vine and my Father is the Farmer. He cuts off every branch of me that doesn’t bear grapes. And every branch that is grape-bearing he prunes back so it will bear even more. You are already pruned back by the message I have spoken.
“Live in me. Make your home in me just as I do in you. In the same way that a branch can’t bear grapes by itself but only by being joined to the vine, you can’t bear fruit unless you are joined with me.
5-8 “I am the Vine, you are the branches. When you’re joined with me and I with you, the relation intimate and organic, the harvest is sure to be abundant. Separated, you can’t produce a thing. Anyone who separates from me is deadwood, gathered up and thrown on the bonfire. But if you make yourselves at home with me and my words are at home in you, you can be sure that whatever you ask will be listened to and acted upon. This is how my Father shows who he is—when you produce grapes, when you mature as my disciples.
9-10 “I’ve loved you the way my Father has loved me. Make yourselves at home in my love. If you keep my commands, you’ll remain intimately at home in my love. That’s what I’ve done—kept my Father’s commands and made myself at home in his love.
11-15 “I’ve told you these things for a purpose: that my joy might be your joy, and your joy wholly mature. This is my command: Love one another the way I loved you. This is the very best way to love. Put your life on the line for your friends. You are my friends when you do the things I command you. I’m no longer calling you servants because servants don’t understand what their master is thinking and planning. No, I’ve named you friends because I’ve let you in on everything I’ve heard from the Father.
16 “You didn’t choose me, remember; I chose you, and put you in the world to bear fruit, fruit that won’t spoil. As fruit bearers, whatever you ask the Father in relation to me, he gives you.
17 “But remember the root command: Love one another.
Do you see our vision to share your life story with others to Inspirepeople to seek the Lord with all our hearts that we can obey who? Him, not Satan who is out to destroy you with the loads of sins.
So our Mission has been given to us by God who said we are Divinely called by God to minister to the needs of our community. Everyone in this Church is here to be Nurtured and to nurture one another in these last days. This is the reason we are APOSTLES in the Kingdom of Gods.
We are not our own as we did not create ourselves, God created us before we were born. So He has a plan for all He created to become more and more like Him not like Satan. This is the reason we have a Purpose as the Harrah Assembly of God that the people in. our Yakama Valley can attend as a family to grow in the Vine the Lord has given us all to abide in as we read in John 15: 1 to 17. I hope you want to make sure. That everyone you know has the ability to achieve their potential here in Harrah, Brownstown, White Swan and Medicine Valley.
In order to achieve our potential, we need a Board, persons of mature Christian experiences and knowledge, who shall be expected to meet the Requirements as set forth in 1 Timothy 3 
Qualifications of Overseers
This is a faithful saying: If a man desires the position of a [a]bishop, 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 [b]given to wine, not violent, [c]not greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not [d]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 [e]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.
Qualifications of Deacons
Likewise deacons must be reverent, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy for money, holding the [f]mystery of the faith with a pure conscience. 10 But let these also first be tested; then let them serve as deacons, being found blameless. 11 Likewise, their wives must be reverent, not [g]slanderers, temperate, faithful in all things. 12 Let deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well. 13 For those who have served well as deacons obtain for themselves a good standing and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.
Also Acts 6 
Now in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplying, there arose a complaint against the Hebrews by the Hellenists,[a] because their widows were neglected in the daily distribution. Then the twelve summoned the multitude of the disciples and said, “It is not desirable that we should leave the word of God and serve tables. Therefore, brethren, seek out from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business; but we will give ourselves continually to prayer and to the ministry of the word.”
And the saying pleased the whole multitude. And they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit, and Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas, a proselyte from Antioch, whom they set before the apostles; and when they had prayed, they laid hands on them.
Then the word of God spread, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests were obedient to the faith.

 

 


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David Mobley and the grave experiences
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 24 January 2020

We have a word in our English language that has several meanings and that word is grave. It is used to describe an excavation for burial of a body in a place called cemetery.

Definition of grave.

When we pass away there is a lot of things that you have to pay close serious consideration to, for grave problems can occur. That can produce great harm or danger in a grave situation, or a grave mistake. We have all made them I am sure. So, we give serious signification to details for we need to be authoritative and weigh all matters. We look at feelings of people’s thoughts, that gives meaning to what is done, for it has a mark of quit solitude with low pitched sounds as it is a sober time in any grave situation.

 

Grave Describes an accent, or fall of pitch a musical term. Like a cursed day, but yet it’s where we are all going, slowly and solemnly. Like in music, concluding with some bravo that makes you feel good. 

So, your carving or cutting letters or figures into a hard surface, like a head stone, dates of birth and death to fix a thought, or memory on the grave, that has been dug or excavated.

It’s also used to clean, or pay with pitch as one would grave a ship’s bottom within and without like Noah did to the ark.

David Mobley’s body has been cremated and placed in a container for all to see his ashes. But one of these days it is not going to make any difference in how one is placed in a grave situation, for we as Christians are going to rise at the sound of the trumpet. 

This memorial is to remind us who we are living for, to make sure we know where we are headed after death. You and I are alive and kicking for either the Lord or the kingdom of this world which is headed in the wrong direction going down to hell, by not paying attention to the road signs along the way.

Yes, it is appointed for man to die, but only what is done for Christ is going to last. So today I hope your preparing for what is ahead of you, so you’re not lift behind when these grave sites open up with bodies joining our souls and Spirits that have already been in Heavens Paradise.

Look at the story of the Rich Man and Lazarus in Luke 16:19 to 31 and we see a picture of what we are all faced with at the grave sight.

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