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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.

Acts 25
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 10 March 2017

Acts 25New King James Version (NKJV)
In the 24th chapter we saw Flex procrastinated in wanting to meet with Paul and now some 2 years later we see Felex in charge and Paul Appeals to Caesar
25 Now when Festus had come to the province, after three days he went up from Caesarea to Jerusalem. It does not take Flex long before he wants to know what is going in his domain and in Jerusalem finds out there is this person by the name of Paul that wants to see him in Caesarea.  Now there is a group of people that did not like what Paul was saying and doing. Then the high priest[a] and the chief men of the Jews informed him against Paul; and they petitioned him, asking a favor against him, that he would summon him to Jerusalem—while they lay in ambush along the road to kill him. The enemy is working overtime to make sure he is in control so these religious leaders petition him for a favor so that they might get rid of this trouble maker. It is strange how people do not like the truth and are still doing all they can to stop what is right .But Festus answered that Paul should be kept at Caesarea, and that he himself was going there shortly. Festus was not will to let even the Priest tell him what to do for he is now in charge.igh Priest tell him what to do  “Therefore,” he said, “let those who have authority among you go down with me and accuse this man, to see if there is any fault in him.” Here we see Festus takes things into his own hands and asks those in authority to come with him that want to accuse Paul of wrong doing. Here he was not going to let them have their way but took charge himself over what was going on.
And when he had remained among them more than ten days, he went down to Caesarea. To spend ten days in Jerusalem gave him a good picture of what was happening in his area.  And the next day, sitting on the judgment seat, he commanded Paul to be brought. Now we see Flex command Paul to be bought to the judgement seat. He is doing what he feels is necessary at this time.  When he had come, the Jews who had come down from Jerusalem stood about and laid many serious complaints against Paul, which they could not prove, while he answered for himself, “Neither against the law of the Jews, nor against the temple, nor against Caesar have I offended in anything at all.” So here we see Paul on the witness stand here his accusers are laying many charges against Paul that they cannot prove and Paul is telling his side of the story show he is not against the law of the Jews or the temple or even against the government. He showed he was not offensive at all, but very much wanting to help. But Festus, wanting to do the Jews a favor, answered Paul and said, “Are you willing to go up to Jerusalem and there be judged before me concerning these things?” Here we see Festus again show he is in charge and asks Paul a pointed question? Are you will to go with me to Jerusalem to be judged before me concerning all these acquisition’s? 10 So Paul said, “I stand at Caesar’s judgment seat, where I ought to be judged. To the Jews I have done no wrong, as you very well know. Paul is quick to respond for he is sure of who he is and that God is going to be with him as he is abiding in the Lord’s protection. He is assured of who he is. e is assured of who he isH11 For if I am an offender, or have committed anything deserving of death, I do not object to dying; but if there is nothing in these things of which these men accuse me, no one can deliver me to them. I appeal to Caesar.” What a statement for he is showing his life is more important to die for doing what is right for in dying he will meet with his God so I am appealing to Caesar 12 Then Festus, when he had conferred with the council, answered, “You have appealed to Caesar? To Caesar you shall go!” Festus confreres with the High Priest to make sure he was doing what was right said if that is what you want Paul that what we will do send you to Caesar.

Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 03 March 2017

I am continuing the topic of achieving your potential for I know we all struggle with who we are, where we are and where we are going after death. So let look to see, we have a big problem with our self-image and how we see ourselves by the way we preform and act according to how we see others, and how they evaluate themselves and others. We saw how our self- talk affirms who we are as we self talk.
Can you see how powerful self-talk is in structuring self-image or self-esteem?

Sin is a source of dissatisfaction Ecclesiastes 2:11 and Isaiah 44:20
Sin is the source of unrest, no peace, emptiness and vanity.
Note Deuteronomy 28:67; Job 15:20; Psalms 107:17; Proverbs 13:15; Romans 3:16; and James 5:1

VI. Faith not in self but in God secures ones self-esteem: 
Note John 3:15 & 36; 5:24; 11:25; 12:46; 20:30 and Romans 10:9.
VII. Awareness is simply the clarity with which we perceive and understand everything that affects our lives.
1. Awareness limited; thought pattern limited.
2. Be aware of our own natural limitations in the world of reality and how to expand awareness of opportunities to develop full potential.
3. Don’t lock out reality.
A. No two people have the exact same level of awareness; we all perceive the same world, but we all interpret what we see differently.
4.  Awareness is the combination of all things since birth to    

1. What causes people too never fully be aware of all that’s around them?
2. What the reason for some seeing new opportunities?
3. Are some people luckier than others?
4. What cause some to be open to new ideas and innovative projects?
VIII. List some ways awareness is limited or distorted?
1. Natural limits.
A. Sight-sound or hearing-smelling-tasting-touching.
2. Helps in making us aware.
A. Eye glasses bifocals.
B. Hearing aids.
C. Micro chips for the heart.
D. Artificial limbs for the body.
3. We can’t take or tolerate total awareness to all stimuli in our environment. We would be bombarded by thousands of sensory messages constantly and would not be able to handle them all.
4. We have a DATA Reduction or filtering system of data at work in our lives. This is a group of cells in the brain, which monitors sensory messages given to it. It’s a natural filtering device that allows only “Personally Profitable Data or Information and Threats” to get through to us. It allows us to receive only the messages of information that have Pay Value.
A. Pay Value.
1. Knowing what you want before we become aware of “How to get it”.
a. Example a new house.
b. An exact new job.
c. Exact amount of money.
We need to get a clear picture of exactly what is information stored there.
B. Picture your wants and the pay value to you.
1. Self-Denial--Matthew 16:24; Luke 14:26 & 27; Romans 8:23, 15:1; Galatians 5:24.
2. Subdue normal fleshly lust—Matthew 5:29; Romans 6:6; Colossians 3:5.
C. Be- aware of Lock on Lock out Principles.
1.   Once we lock on to a principle, opinion, belief or an attitude we find it difficult to see or understand the truth.
2. Locking on to the “Truth”, as we perceive it causes us to develop scotomas to new truth. (Blind spots)
3. Makes change difficult because of past experiences.
4. Attachment to friends, vocation, social prejudices, life styles and habits some times causes no growth.
D. List things that hinder you from seeing the  “TRUTH”.
1. Lock out areas.
a. New options.
1. Personal life
2. Vocations
3. Social Life.
4. Spiritual life
5. Other areas.
2. Stretch self to new goals new ideas in order to grow.
3. The Clearer and vividly one imagines things in your New Life environment, with frequent repetitions and emotional impact, the stronger and more real the picture on the sub-conscious will rise.
      E. Want reality? You can have it.
1. Imagine the positive change. We are born again. John 3:1-21.
2. Build a positive expectation of the change. 2 Corinthians 5:17.
3. Mentally and emotionally prepare for the Change. Hebrews 1:12
Hebrews 8:10-13.
Jesus is immutable;  incapable of changing or being modified, inalterable, inflexible, invariable, ironclad, rigid, unalterable, unchangeable.
Hebrews 1:12, 13:8; and James 1:17.
There are many things in the Bible we need to lock on to. Note the BEATITUDES Matthew 5: 3 to 7:27.
1. Blessed are the Poor in Spirit-allows one to see our conscience need of help, for our salvation is in God and rids one of pride.
2. Blessed are they that mourn-allows one to cry and have compassion asking forgiveness and rides one of boredom.
3. Blessed are the meek-it allows one to be consecrated and rids one of being angry with out sinning, or becoming violent. Meekness is not weakness but the opposite, it's growing in mercy and grace, having the ability to say, “I’m sorry”.
4. Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness-We all need to become transformed in to the image of God, just as we hunger and thirst we transform or grow into wholeness. Let’s allow a cleansing to rid our-self of apathy.
5. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy- allows forgiveness showing we are still growing and rids one of Bitterness.
6. Blessed are the pure in heart for they will see God-Our Hearts need to have a filter, which allows a cleansing of our minds and rids one of impurity.
7. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the Children of God-Allows restitution and rids one of guilt because we are seeing our-selves attaining perfection.
8. Blessed are those persecuted for righteousness sake; for there is the Kingdom of God-gives one the identification, he’s with God, ridding one of fear. Only A Christian can love his enemies.
9. Blessed are you when men revile you and lie about you falsely. That’s persecution at the greatest degree-allows one to be persecuted with out violence and rids one of distrust.
10. Blessed are those who rejoice in all things; allows gladness and rids one of depression.
Further Lessons to be learn from sermon on the mountain.
Matthew 5:13 to 7:27.
1. We have an influence-Salt and light as an example. 5:13-16.
2. The law is eternal-complete in Jesus not more sacrifice now it is GRACE
3. Self Control-non violent, angry but sin not. 5:21-22.
4. Stop and go reconcile, ask forgiveness and return. 5:23-24.
5. Be pure socially and individually. 5:27-30.
6. Honor the sacredness Marriage’s Covenant. 5:31-32.
7. Guard you speech. 5:33-37.
8. Don’t retaliate or try and get even. 5:38-40.
9. Do go the extra mile. 5:41.
10. Be a giver. 5:42.
11. Practice love for all. 5:43-47.
12. Be perfect. 5:48
13. Give 6:1-4.
14. Pray 6:5-15
15. Fastings importance. 6:16-18
16. Invest in heavenly things 6:19-21.
17. Have Spiritual vision see light from evil. 6:22-23.
18. Have undivided love and service. 6:24.
19. Truthfulness 6:25-32.
20. Understand purpose and Primacy of God’s Kingdom     6:33.
21. Charitableness 7:1-5.
22. Stewardship 7:6.
23. The Golden rule 7:12
24. Law of the road 7:13-14
25. Fruits test 7:15-20.
26. Obedience 7:21.27. Build on the rock your foundation 7:21-27.A

ACHIEVING Your Potential Continued
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 24 February 2017

Achieving your potential is possible as we abide in the vine; Jesus according to John 15. Jesus is the answer to what is going on in our word of crime, hate, war, poverty, division, murder, and sexuality that is destroying families and governments. So let look at what we need to do?

3. In bad Government polices. 1 Samuel 8:19-22.  
19  Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, Nay; but we will have a king over us;
20  That we also may be like all the nations; and that our king may judge us, and go out before us, and fight our battles.
21  And Samuel heard all the words of the people, and he rehearsed them in the ears of the LORD.
22  And the LORD said to Samuel, Hearken unto their voice, and make them a king. And Samuel said unto the men of Israel, Go ye every man unto his city.

What would of happen if they would of chosen Gods way and not want their way? Only God knows for this has been man biggest fault; doing it my way!!!
4. In Heathen practices 11Kings 17:15-17
 15  And they rejected his statutes, and his covenant that he made with their fathers, and his testimonies which he testified against them; and they followed vanity, and became vain, and went after the heathen that were round about them, concerning whom the LORD had charged them, that they should not do like them.
16  And they left all the commandments of the LORD their God, and made them molten images, even two calves, and made a grove, and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served Baal.
17  And they caused their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire, and used divination and enchantments, and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.

5. In following bad examples Matthew 23:2-7. 1. Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples,
2  Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat:
3  All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not.
4  For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.
5  But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,
6  And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues,
7  And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.

E. Our self-image as a Christian is in a battle 24 hours a day spiritually. We need to forget the past and ask God to forgive us and move on in Faith believing it is going to become better!!
1. Bible-HOPE
2. Prayer
3. Worship
4. Reverence
5. Faith
F. It’s an inward battle Romans 12:1-
21  I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
2  And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

1. Spiritual weapons are required. 2 Corinthians 10: 4-6
4  (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
5  Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
6  And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.

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