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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.

ACHIEVING YOUR POTENTIAL
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Saturday, 16 February 2019

ACHIEVING YOUR POTENTIAL
 
I. Comfort Zone- That area which corresponds with your current self-image in any area of your life. The higher the self-esteem the broader the comfort zone. Move out of it and we experience tension, anxiety, breathing becomes difficult, muscles in neck tightens, we secrete extra digestive juices causing ulcers. The result: Decreased effectiveness and poor performance.
A.   Building your own self-esteem in two ways.
1.     Self talk-I CAN
2.     Present your self to the Lord. Romans 12:1-2.
B.    Is it what you think, or what God thinks is important?
C.    Imagination times vividness equals reality on the subconscious level.
1. Humanism says the subconscious doesn’t know the difference between                     
    actual experiences and one vividly imagined.
D.   Notice worldly, carnal people’s custom and sinful ways.
1.     In committing popular sins. Exodus 23:2, 33; Romans 1:21-32.
2.     In false worship. Deuteronomy 12:29-32; Acts 17:22-31.
3.     In bad Government polices. 1 Samuel 8:19-22.
4.     In Heathen practices 11Kings 17:15-17.
5.     In following bad examples Matthew 23:2-7.
E.    Our self-image as a Christian is in a battle 24 hours a day spiritually.
1.     Bible
2.     Prayer
3.     Worship
4.     Reverence
5.     Faith 
F.    It’s an inward battle Romans 12:1-2.
1.     Spiritual weapons are required. 2 Corinthians 10:4
2.     We are fighting invisible foes. Ephesians 6:12
3.     Young soldiers are enlisted 1 Timothy 1:18
4.     It’s a fight of faith 1 Timothy 6:12
5.     Demands entire consecration 2 Timothy 2:4
 
Our Souls have many enemies as man in its five senses.
1.     Imagination
2.     Reason
3.     Memory
4.     Consciences
5.     Affection
Note Psalms 86:14; Jeremiah 2:34, 18:20; Ezekiel 13:18, 22:25; Luke 22:31; 
Ephesians 6:13 and 1 Peter 5:8 to name a few.
 
 
Be prepared!         Be alert!              Watch!
 
1.     Thank the Lord for weapons and armor. 1 Samuel 17:45; 2Corthians 10:4; Ephesians 6:17-19; Hebrews 4:12 & Revelations 112:11.
2.     Loins gritted about with truth. Ephesians 6: 14
3.     Breast Plate- Isaiah 59:17 Ephesians 6:14 and 1 Thessalonians 5:8
4.     Helmet of Salvation Isaiah 59:17; Ephesians 6:17 and 1 Thessalonians 5:8.
5.     Shield of Faith Ephesians 6:16
6.     Feet covered with gospel of Peace. Ephesians 6:15.
Note your comfort zone---   words + picture + emotions = reality.
Example:  Hey! You’re wanted on the phone!
1.     Emergency ---Word
2.     Car wreck-----Picture
3.     Fear for loved ones---Feelings.
Heaven – Hell – Words
 
Paradise-Torment-Picture
 
Joy unspeakable-Weeping- gnashing of Teeth-Feelings
 
Everything we do needs to be based on whom do you chose? God or Satan.
 
I x V = R Imagination times Vividness equals reality.
 
So what is once recorded we’re stuck with it? True or False?
If you chose to make a change in yourself image, you can use positive imagination to create a new subconscious picture of yourself and this will bring about a change you desire, true or false?
Can you see why man can become God in his own right? The strong can overcome the bad habits and attitudes, but how about the weak and the poor? 
I. Self esteem cycle.
1.     Positive self talk
2.     Reinforcement forces
3.     Controls
4.     Performance reality
5.     Stimulates either positive or negative enforcement.
II. How does this cycle work?
1.     We are born empty buckets.
A.   Curse of sin upon all.  We have to learn right behavior and attitude.
Genesis 3:15-24; Psalms 51:5; Matthew 15:19; James 1:15, 4:1; Isaiah 64:6; Romans 3:23 and 1 John 1:8.
B.    Parent’s sins are passed on. Exodus 20:5, 34:7; Leviticus 26:39, numbers 14:18, 33; Job 21:19; Isaiah 14:21 and Jeremiah 32:18.
C.    Begin to interact with environment. Family and Home.
1.     Filial Obedience-Son or Daughter-Parents –Authority.
2.     Honor.
3.     Children’s domestic duties.
4.     Parental duties.
5.     “Experts” evaluate our every performance and our self-talk records the opinion.
6.     Negative and positive thoughts and feeling are deposited like rocks in the respective buckets. Computer of the brain stored for further use.
7.     Rocks accumulate and we lean in one direction or the other. Right or wrong.
8.     An attitude is now formed; we lean toward or away from good.
9.     Just as there is right and wrong, so it is with good and bad.


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Romans 15 Continued
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 08 February 2019

12 And again, Isaiah says:
“There shall be a root of Jesse;
And He who shall rise to reign over the Gentiles,
In Him the Gentiles shall hope.” It was David who’s father Jesse saw David was chosen by God to rule and reign over the Kingdom of God at this time and in the New Testament God son Jesus died so all could believe and have Life. That is our hope in Jesus, not our race or color of skin. We have been adopted into the family of Gods.
13 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. God is the God of hope the foundation of Hope. Hope in God will not deceive us for it will give us joy and peace regardless of the storms of life we face. Joy and hope are only given to us by God as we are justified as never sinning. Hope, joy and peace are some of the fruits of the Holy Spirit as we abide in Him. Joy and peace are fulfilling to followers of Christ regardless of how one looks or how much money one has. Joy and peace can’t be bought with silver or gold it is given by Gods redemption as He restored us in to His loving family. Joy in received as we pray to God trust God and obey God. When we open our mouth it needs to be full of the joy of the Lord, not because of who we think we are but who God says we are.
From Jerusalem to Illyricum
14 Now I myself am confident concerning you, my brethren, that you also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish [f]one another. Here we see Paul very confident in who he is in the Lord and wants us all to have the fulness of the Lords presence of joy and peace that comes in know the truth of God word. God takes no bodies and makes them some bodies as they make themselves known as my Disciple. Hope in God will not shame but empower one to have hope for the impossible. The Holy Spirit of God was given to His Disciples to enable them to have the power to live in a governmental power that was against them and yet be cooperative and not bitter. Lord help us to be a persuader of people to be good and godly not skeptical of life but look at what is happening as wonderful, for nothing is more wonderful than to have the joy of the Lord as our strength and have it followed a person of peace. We as Christian need to communicate good understanding to one another to end any strife that. might separate us from the love of God. God rubbed shoulder with the Publicans and Sadducee’s and should we not do the same.  15 Nevertheless, brethren, I have written more boldly to you on some points, as reminding you, because of the grace given to me by God, 16 that I might be a minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering [g]of the Gentiles might be acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.My Brethren Showing how he appreciates those he is addressing showing brotherly love by wanting to share personally what he saw and needed to remind them. I am a disciple to the Gentiles and want you to know the power of God grace to save, keep and propel one to keep on keeping on trust the Lord for He is able to see you through. His grace is never lacking but always present as we abide in the Lord. Your a minister of the word of God and need to give yourself wholly to it. God is our master we can’t but He can empower us. We are appointed by God chosen by God to Go bring good news to all! I do not rule you or force you I am an Ambassador representing the Lord. It is the gospel of God that I am concerned with for it changes lives. Note it is acceptable to Gods will.   17 Therefore I have reason to glory in Christ Jesus in the things which pertain to God. Paul did not rejoice for who he was but who God was and what God was doing in his life. We are not our own we are Christ doing what He wants us to do that bring peace of mind so we can relax in who we are in Christ. 18 For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ has not accomplished through me, in word and deed, to make the Gentiles obedient— 19 in mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God, so that from Jerusalem and round about to Illyricum I have fully preached the gospel of Christ. Paul is show how it is not I but Christ that enable me to speak the truth as he received it from the Holy Spirit. When you’re working for someone you make sure your pleasing him as much as possible and Paul was working for the Kingdom of God and did not want others to shower him with praise. Knowing it was for the simple reason he was abiding in the loving arms of the Lord. He preached in many places everywhere he went; Syria, Cilicia, Phrygia, Galatia, Mysia, Troas, Macedonia, Thessalonica, Berea, Athens, Corinth, Ephesus, and other areas close. He was a very active man and strong in running his race. He fully preached the Gospel not half hardily but fervently gave away the full Gospel.

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ROMANS 15
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 01 February 2019

We are going to see Paul continues the discourse of the 14 chapter, concerning mutual forbearance in indifferent things; he draws towards a conclusion of the epistle. Where such differences of apprehension, and consequently distances of affection, are among Christians, there is need of precept upon precept, line upon line, to allay the heat, and to beget a better temper. The apostle, being desirous to drive the nail home, as a nail in a sure place, follows his blow, unwilling to leave the subject till he has some hopes of prevailing, to which end he orders the cause before them and fills his mouth with the most pressing arguments. We may observe, in this chapter, I. His precepts to them. II. His prayers for them. III. His apology for writing to them. IV. His account of himself and his own affairs. V. His declaration of his purpose to come and see them. VI. His desire of a share in their prayers.
Romans 15 Shows and tells us how important it is Bearing Others’ Burdens 
We then who are strong ought to bear with the [a]scruples of the weak, and not to please ourselves.We who are mature or that are walking with the Lord need to understand there are those who are new and therefore weak in faith and should help them with out condemning, but love; help. One can’t be put down and expected to grow to maturity, we need to encourage and uplift one another especially today. The Lord bore or put up with His disciples many times, and that is what needs to happen in the family of God, for we are all special with many burdens especially with what is going on today with the media.  Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, leading to [b]edification.It is important we have love for one another being a part of the Kingdom of God as God loves us all and we need to honor and respect one another as good as we do ourselves. Not ourselves as better than anyone else, so our trust in one another is important to edification; building up encouraging is really denying ourselves of pr(i)de; making us pr(o)ud that is needing others. That is having the ability to please one another working together in unity just like our bodies parts work together for all are needed. We can’t cross one another disagree with one another without suffering and our Government is suffering for some think they have more power than others. We have to come to grips we are all different but need to work for the good of one another so we can get along and have peace like God created us to do.How amiable and comfortable a society would the church of Christ be if Christians would study to please one another, as now we see them commonly industrious to cross, and thwart, and contradict one another! Please his neighbornot in everything, it is not an unlimited rule; but for his good, especially for the good of his soul: not please him by serving his wicked wills, and humoring him in a sinful way, or consenting to his enticements, or suffering sin upon him; this is a base way of pleasing our neighbor to the ruin of his soul: if we thus please men, we are not the servants of Christ; but please him for his good; not for our own secular good, or to make a prey of him, but for his spiritual good.—To edification, that is, not only for his profit, but for the profit of others, to edify the body of Christ, by studying to oblige one another. The closer the stones lie, and the better they are squared to fit one another, the stronger is the building. Now observe the reason why Christians must please one another: For even Christ pleased not himself. The self-denial of our Lord Jesus is the best argument against the selfishness of Christians. Observe,
(1.) That Christ pleased not himself. He did not consult his own worldly credit, ease, safety, nor pleasure; he had not where to lay his head, lived upon alms, would not be made a king, detested no proposal with greater abhorrence than that, Master, spare thyself, did not seek his own will (John 5:30), washed his disciples’ feet, endured the contradiction of sinners against himself, troubled himself (John 11:33), did not consult his own honor, and, in a word, emptied himself, and made himself of no reputation: and all this for our sakes, to bring in a righteousness for us, and to set us an example. His whole life was a self-denying self-displeasing life. He bore the infirmities of the weak, Heb. 4:15.
 

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