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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.

MERRY CHRISTMAS
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Sunday, 18 December 2005

             Merry Christmas!

      

       MERRY CHRISTMAS!

         Merry Christmas!

Who ever thought Merry Christmas would be a word we could not use for greeting

one another. Many are trying to erase any word associated with the name of Christ.

If it where not for Christmas what would we have to give to the world, that is lost?

God gave the world the greatest gift when He breathed into our nostril the breath of life, in the very beginning of time. We choose to live by accepting that pure air we breathe. Not too many people want to stop breathing, but many are breathing impure air and experiencing the consequences, shame and disgrace. In the beginning of time men had to choose rather to obey God, or Satan and it seems people want to obey Satan and stamp out anything to do with God, Jesus or the Holy Spirit.

I trust this Christmas we see what the wise men saw and that was a star which stood over where Jesus was born. Herod the King could not see the star, can we?

Herod wanted the wise men to tell him were he lay, they did not. Herod was so angry he had all the children killed from 2 years old and younger. He tried to stamp out the name of Jesus, but he could not. I do not think man can destroy the name of Jesus, for He came to give us life more abundantly, as we accept the greatest gift of all. God gave us His only Son as a baby to grow into manhood, so we could go through rejection. The world is doing a great job of rejecting the Jews, the Christians and truth, but God is going to protect us as He did Jesus from Herod.

Note what the wise men did first as they worshiped God, they surrendered to His will. Then they gave gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.

Gold is symbolic of riches of a Kingly person of wealth. God wants us to treat Jesus as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, as we are a part of the Kingdom of God. What riches we have, as we accept the way, the truth, and the life, He then brings blessing, not curses.  Gold is going to be in abundance in Heaven and He wants us to have His riches now of His grace and mercy. All we have to do is say Lord Iím sorry for doing wrong, forgive me and help me to do your will. Then you can rejoice in the Lords gift of eternal life right now.

Frankincense was the most fragrant of all perfumes and itís symbolic of the aroma of the presence of the Lord upon our lives as Christians. We all have a smell, an atmosphere and I trust itís the love of the Lord. Itís the Honey in the rock that draws people to the Lord, as we are salt and light in a world that is going sour. Lets not hid our light, but reveal by actions that we are following Jesus.

Myrrh was used for medical purposes and embalming and that is what is needed to day, to heal our sin sick souls. When we die out to the Lord, he gives us the myrrh to preserve us to carry on, as Ambassadors for Christ. He heals the broken hearted when they cry out for forgiveness for He loves the whole world and all within it.

Here we are December 17, 2005, what a beautiful time of the year, people celebrating the birth of our Savior and King just as the wise men did. Many do not know what He has to offer and do not really care, for they get to do what they want to. I hear often, you do your thing and Iíll do mine, so donít bother me. Who do you think you are telling me; Jesus is the way, truth and life? I wonder how Jesus felt when He tried to help others, including Judas. I find that even in the Church today, people do not want to accept reality. Reality is difficult, for it requires the Lords will, not mine. I am so thankful this Christmas season it is still JESUS, OTHERS AND YOU that spells JOY.

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Tasty Tid Bits
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Saturday, 10 December 2005

                                    Tasty Ted Bits

 

Pastor Jon Oletzke is giving a series of messages this Month from CS Lewisí book Narnia.

The opening thought was what is in the box, which represented a gift?

Do we ever know what is ahead of us? Do we really understand the gift the Lord has given to all mankind this Christmas season?

What are we looking for as men and women in this world we live in? There is a Kingdom of this world and a Kingdom of God on this planet earth. Just as CS Lewis wrestled with the way his father treated him as a professional man, he wrestled with God as a young man.

It seems like everyone at one time or the other wrestles with God, until they come to accept the Gift of eternal life, which begins as soon as we turn our lives over to God and stop questioning God.

When we do not accept the gift we suffer the consequences of sin. As I work with people incarcerated in Yakim, I understand just a little of what sin does to the human heart. Not only does sin effect men in jail, it affects people throughout the world that are locked into the prison of sin.

Satan in the very beginning wanted to let Eve know, if she took of the forbidden fruit she would be just like God, ever since man has tried to do his thing with no regard for the consequence.  We make comments like donít tell me what to do! Who do you think you are for questioning me? Letís be careful we understand being made in the image of God means to choose what is right.

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Culture
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Saturday, 03 December 2005

                                                   Culture

We are living in a culture that tries to convince us they are always right and we have to suck it up and just deal with it.
Letís not give our emotions any happiness by wanting something better, just because itís advertised as you need it to make you happy! Do we need,  that other car? Do we need, that new improved computer? ďJust do itĒ, is the motto society likes, for then we do not have to be responsible. Letís get on with it and give our best any way, so we are not victims of our cultures society. It seems like our culture wants to make us depressed and if you donít have the latest gimmick; youíre not happy.
This dissatisfaction sells products and it abounds in all areas of our
culture. We are not happy with what we have, we need more. New developments are needed and are revealed daily in computers, cameras, ipods, golf clubs, cars, and many other products.
The thought of, I want one causes us to buy, and what we need to see is, do we really need one? This is a pitiful way to live. The Bible say Godliness with contentment is great gain. We have three areas of we need to be aware of.

                              

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