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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.

My concerns for the Yakama Reservation!
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Tuesday, 05 June 2018

I would like to share what is going on in my world living in Harrah, Washington and seeing what people are doing to make themselves feel good. Many are involved in doing what they want to do and have no regard for what the Lord wants from us, even when He created us all for goodwill and peace. It seems like that is not wanted for the desire we have is to please ourselves for whatever it is we lust for. Alcohol and drugs have addicted many to wanting more and the more they have the more they want for they never give satisfaction. So it is insane to think they are good for us in bring success. Then we see divorce compounded in the Yakama Indian Reservation and kids having to live with Grand Parents or Aunties or Uncles which are not able to correct and discipline for the law is against discipline like what happen in the past and in the Biblical area. Spanking is not a word that brings discipline it is a word of abuse and we see that abuse in relationship in the home, on the job, in the schools and our recreational lives. We are seeing more and more violence in our homes all for the simple reason our court system seems to frown on seeing any type of corporate or single discipline, so anything goes. Which is seen in how many teenagers are living together with no supervision and per- pressure become the guiding force. So, suicide and addictions to other evils is rampant causing our law enforcement to not be able to address criminal activity many times on the Reservation. 
We are seeing the evidence of doing it my way cause a lot of heart ache and pain to where many have lost the power of doing something about the shame that should get us to clean up our homes, yards and lives to where we can be proud of who we are, and not complain and become bitter to where we to can’t be good and do what is right. 
Let’s take a look at who created our world and what He wants from all of us. God did not make a mistake, He planted in tree in the garden of good and evil and told man not to eat it. Yet Satan said if they ate it they would be like God know right from wrong! Yet the women gave to man and they both ate and had to hide. The women saw, desired, took and ate and gave to her husband and they both had to hid, Shame entered their lives, for they did what God said not to. This is in Genesis 2 and 3 and needs to be read and understood for we can be restored into the way God created us to be. 
This is the way, truth and life we need to understand to be set free of shame and guilt that condemns us to be depressed and carless of what we have. People’s lives are important and this is the first day of the rest of my life as it is yours, if you’re alive. Let’s make sure we surrender to His way, for we are all sinner and the wages of sin is death Romans 3:23 but the gift of God is eternal life Romans 6:23. So the question is what do you want sin to reign and rule, or do you want the Lord to have his way? 
I do not want to see anyone suffer but have eternal life now while they can think and know the difference between good and evil. 
Look at the corruption and filthy conditions of many homes on the Reservation and you see many time filth at the greatest degree, junk cars, junk trash, weeds, boats, and other objects that are past being usable and yet clutter yards. Then we think we can’t get rid of them for some one’s spirits are in them. No, it is the spirit of shame and no one cares for love seems to be gone from or vocabulary. I am sorry for this can only be corrected when shame and conviction make us want to do something about our condition and environment we live in and we go to work in cleaning up the messes we created in the first place caused by our laziness of foolishness. 
My heart wants to love what all God created and I pray that God’s blessing will become reality as we learn to abide in the vine as John 15 tells us to do. All I want to do is tell you God loves us we love you and I hope you love the Lord and want God best in your heart and life so you do not have to hide but let God provide what He has in store for you to become what God created you to become and that is more like Him and less like the enemy of our souls Satan.
I pray our two laws will become one united law that has respect for all persons regardless of race or color, so we can be saved from the onslaught of the enemy.
So, I hope your seeing God has a law that governs our universe and wants to control mankind so we can live for goodwill and peace. Then we can rejoice and be glad for God is having His way, truth and life in our lives as we are dedicated to working for the Kingdom of Gods.

The Perfect Marriage
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Saturday, 26 May 2018

The Perfect Marriage
 
Ginny and I are going into our Sixty-first year of marriage and understand the effort it takes to make sure that the love of the Lord is always present to give one the assurance that all is going to be will, regardless of the circumstances. We were created to make sure we understood the Laws of God as Husband and wife that is seeing one another as important by submitting to God and when we are submitted to God then as a woman we are able to submit to our husband who is the head of the body the seat of reason, wisdom, knowledge and understanding. Man is given the pre-eminence with the right of directing and governing by creation. The desire shall be to your husband and he shall rule over you. This only works when the man is totally connected to God. When there is an uneasiness in this it is the result of sin that has entered into the relationship. The man is the head just as Christ is the head of the Church, the savior of the world. Saving us from evil and supplying everything that is needed and good for her. This is also like the Church is subject unto Christ with cheerfulness, fidelity and humility. Ephesians 5:24.
24 Therefore, just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything.
You might say as a woman this is not right, but note what He says to the Husband Verse 25  Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, Husbands love you wife so abuse is not present, God loves husbands when they love their wives is showing appreciation with all sincerity. Did not Christ love the Church and want the Church to obey Him. This was the love that caused Jesus to die for the Church. Are you seeing it is possible to submit to your husband, for He wants the best for you as God wants the best for the Church. 

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Music's blessing
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 18 May 2018

Pastor Jim Thanks this is so good!

Faith Community Church
The Shepherd's Heart
Let’s talk about worship music! We tend to like what we know and hate what we don’t know; and thus, worship music can become very divisive for a congregation. I thought the follow article was an excellent reminder to check our attitudes as we enter into worship at all levels, but especially that part of the service that involves music. 
Sing Your Heart Out at Church (Even If You Hate the Music)

When it comes to church worship music, I have particular tastes. I’m a millennial, but I love church pipe organs and classical music. I prefer Victorian hymns and Stuart Townend songs over Hillsong and Bethel. I dislike “modern renditions” of old hymns, where the melody is slightly tweaked or a new chorus is added in between original verses. A simple piano, organ, or acoustic guitar accompaniment to “Be Thou My Vision” will do just fine; an EDM version of it sends me for earplugs.
I like to hear the voices of the congregation singing; I like choirs and four-part harmonies; I like Isaac Watts, Fanny Crosby, and a bellowing Bach toccata for an organ postlude.
But none of these things is present in my current church on a Sunday morning. And that’s okay. I’m learning to sing my heart out anyway.

Different Preferences, Same God

The worship at my current church has been hard for me. It’s louder, newer, more electric than I like; it’s much more charismatic than I’m used to. At least half the congregation raises their hands throughout the 30-minute singing time on Sundays, and often people are dancing and clapping and moving their bodies in emotionally expressive ways.
All of this was far from my comfort zone when I started attending the church five years ago, and to some extent it’s still far from my comfort zone.
In the early days I complained a lot about the worship. I could hardly bring myself to clap or raise my hands, as everyone else seemed so eager to do. It stressed me out. Sometimes I wanted to just retreat to a quiet corner of the sanctuary and pray alone.
Yet I committed to the church and committed to having a better attitude about the worship.
I began to see how beautiful it is to set aside one’s “ideal” for the sake of building unity with others, and soon I began to warm up to the worship style. While it’s still a challenge at times, I now look forward to being refreshed by the Sunday morning worship experience, rather than always being exhausted by it. I even sometimes raise my hands in worship, which (as a born-and-raised Baptist) is a big step.
What I realized is this: We may have different worship-style comfort zones, but we’re worshiping the same God. That’s why, whether we’re Presbyterian or Pentecostal, we shouldn’t let our worship preferences get in the way of our worship participation.
God is too glorious to not worship enthusiastically, even if the style of worship stretches us beyond our comfort zone.

Don’t Just Tolerate. Participate.

Putting aside preferences and embracing common, unified, God-centered worship, however uncomfortable it may be, is part of what it means to follow Jesus together. Worship in a “just me and Jesus” sense may be more comfortable, but it’s not the biblical ideal. Corporate worship is the ideal, and that is always going to be a bit messy.
Instead of lamenting that something isn’t our preference and folding our arms in protest, perhaps we can humble ourselves and participate anyway. Perhaps we can be open-minded to the diverse ways God’s people worship him, and not just tolerate but even participate in this diversity, learning to love it.
My friend Andrew is a worship leader and told me, “There is nothing like stepping into a room of people, 4 or 40 or 400, knowing that no matter what songs you sing in what keys or what arrangements, they will sing their hearts out.”
What would happen if we put aside our pickiness and just sang our hearts out?

Glorify God by Submitting to Others

The vitality of a church’s worship depends on members of the body submitting their autonomous freedom and opinionated preferences to the larger community, and ultimately to the Lord. This doesn’t mean there’s no room for discussion and disagreement and compromise when opinions on songs or liturgy clash. But it does mean that in these conflicts we abide by Paul’s Ephesians 5 call to a Christlike posture of service and humility (“submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ,” v. 21).
We glorify God by loving and serving each other in the messiness of worship. This is what Paul tried to communicate to the Corinthian believers, whose worship was often selfish and inconsiderate of others in the community (e.g., eating food sacrificed to idols in 1 Corinthians 8 or Lord’s Supper abuses in 1 Corinthians 11).
A humble and submissive posture is the heart and soul of Christian worship, because it reflects the deferential character of Christ himself. If worship is ultimately about angled-mirror reflection of God’s glory, both upward to him and outward to the world, then the self-giving, others-focused love of our worship is a huge part of this; a love that has no problem bowing the head in deference, opening the hands in release, and relinquishing one’s rights for the sake of the King.

Editors’ note: This is an adapted excerpt from Brett McCracken’s new book, Uncomfortable: The Awkward and Essential Challenge of Christian Community(Crossway, 2017).
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