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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.

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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REASON TO BELONG TO THE CHURCH!
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Saturday, 26 January 2019

We are getting ready to have our Annual Church Business Meeting March 24 at 12pm here at the Church this will be the first time we have meet on a Sunday. The Board felt like we needed to have some fellowship as we eat and then go into our Business Meeting. 
I know we all need one another a part of our Assembly of God Church as members, we have requirement that give us the right to be affiliated with a governing body that gives one the right to be a minister and us, a right as a Church to handle the affairs of our Church body. We are a Church that is united regardless of party affiliation as we are affiliated with the Biblical principles laid down by the Holy Spirit of God.
I would like to go over what it means to be a member of the Harrah Assembly of God.
1. Knowing the Lord as your savior. John 3:16  For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
2.  Be committed to the Church be attending and giving of tithes and offering. Malachi 8, “Will a man rob God?
Yet you have robbed Me! But you say, ‘In what way have we robbed You?’  In tithes and offerings.
You are cursed with a curse, For you have robbed Me,
Even this whole nation.
10 Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this,” Says the Lord of hosts,
“If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such blessing That there will not be room enough to receive it. 11 “And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, So that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground, Nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field,” Says the Lord of hosts; 12 “And all nations will call you blessed, For you will be a delightful land,” Says the Lord of hosts.
Yet you have robbed Me! But you say, ‘In what way have we robbed You?’  In tithes and offerings.
You are cursed with a curse, For you have robbed Me,
Even this whole nation.
10 Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this,” Says the Lord of hosts,
“If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such blessing That there will not be room enough to receive it. 11 “And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, So that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground, Nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field,” Says the Lord of hosts; 12 “And all nations will call you blessed, For you will be a delightful land,” Says the Lord of hosts.
3. Understand the need for Government and how you’re empowered?  Ephesians 4  I, therefore, the prisoner [a]of the Lord, [b]beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in [c]you all.
But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift. Therefore He says: “When He ascended on high,He led captivity captive,And gave gifts to men.” (Now this, “He ascended”—what does it mean but that He also [d]first descended into the lower parts of the earth? 10 He who descended is also the One who ascended far above all the heavens, that He might fill all things.)
11 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the [e]edifying of the body of Christ, 13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; 14 that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, 15 but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— 16 from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.
4.  Have the ability to vote and be involved. With the everyday maintenance of the Church and its properties, for it is your church.
5.  Your connecting to the Assemblies of God doctrine.
A.The Bible as the inspired infallible and authoritative Word of God 2 Timothy 3:16-17. 16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for [c]instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
 
B.There is one true God, eternally Existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. The terms "Trinity" and "persons" as related to the Godhead, while not found in the Scriptures, are words in harmony with Scripture, whereby we may convey to others our immediate understanding of the doctrine of Christ respecting the Being of God, as distinguished from "gods many and lords many." We therefore may speak with propriety of the Lord our God who is One Lord, as a trinity or as one Being of three persons, and still be absolutely scriptural.


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Romans 14
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 18 January 2019

Chapter 13 just talked about our behavior and attitude about the civil duties and how to treat one another in order to have justice for all. Now we are going to see the impact our conscience is to our religious values within the Church. The Church needs to be healthy to be preserved in love which Paul is reminding us of. It is know the way, truth and life of the Lord that gives us the right to be called a Christian or follower of the Lord. We can afford divisions among the body of Christ we have to work together just like or Spirit, Soul and Bodies need every member to function with the greatest of ease. We are going to see the medicine needed from the sovereign balm of Gilead the Lord gave us on the cross and came alive to rule and reign by His Fathers right hand as the Holy Spirit is at work convicting people of sin.
We will see the reason for so many not accepting the truth as they do not want to be rescued and recover from the lust of sin. We need liberty not to do our thing, but Gods  will.
Romans 14 New King James Version (NKJV)
The Law of Liberty 
Is not given for us to do what every we want. Liberty is a word. That has stipulations attached to it or requirement to be able to enjoy liberty without being shamed and having to hide. Adam and Eve had liberty in the Garden as long as they did not take the forbidden fruit. As so as they saw, took and ate they hide and could not continue to have liberty but now had to fulfill a law in the Old Testament and in the New Testament obey the word of God or do His will in order to have liberty
14 1. Receive one who is weak in the faith, but not to disputes over doubtful things. Just think this is completely new plan or idea so was very hard for all to accept. For now it was possible for anyone Jew or Gentile to have freedom according to the faith given to all by God.  The law now becomes replaced by faith in God who gives one the ability to produce. Goodwill and peace. For one believes he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats only vegetables.It is interesting to see how easy it is to think you have a right to eat anything you want to believe without having a godly conscience that has constraining power. No one is able to eat poison without suffering the consequence. Yes people can be vegetarians and some people free to eat meat.  Let not him who eats despise him who does not eat, and let not him who does not eat judge him who eats; for God has received him.It is very important to understand we all have different taste buds and we can judge one another thinking we know what they shouldn’t eat. That is freedom of choice that needs to be respected. Who are you to judge another’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls. Indeed, he will be made to stand, for God is able to make him stand. It is so easy to try and judge what is good food from bad food. It is difficult to work for someone who is full of evil, yet that is what many people are doing to have the liberty to do what they are doing. Look at the people living in dictatorial countries and how blest they are for doing the best they can to survive and still becoming blest. It is not who we are or where we live it is who do we serve, and obey; God or Satan?
One person esteems one day above another; another esteems every day alike. Let each be fully convinced in his own mind. The past had many ceremonial feasts; Passover, Pentecost, New Moon, Feast of tabernacles and more they did not want to give up. Since this was a new day these things were not as important and now Christ coming was a new day dawning.He who observes the day, observes it to the Lord; [a]and he who does not observe the day, to the Lord he does not observe it. He who eats, eats to the Lord, for he gives God thanks; and he who does not eat, to the Lord he does not eat, and gives God thanks. Here we ae seeing the Church so easily becoming divided by the way they believe who they are. It is still so easy to want to play God and think we know what is good for others and what is not according to how the celebrate days or what they do or even eat. The question is who is. being praised and thanked for what you’re doing. Today we see people feeling very strongly they can eat or drink or even do what they want to do and no one should question them. Lord help us to see we are not out trying to please man we are living to please the Lord so we can produce good works and feel good about not offending anyone. For none of us lives to himself, and no one dies to himself. What a powerful thought in order to haver liberty; we can afford to live for ourselves; that is   for our benefit. We are always guided by the five senses of the soul imagination, reason, conscience, memory , reason and affection we have to our Spirits five sense, who do we worship, reverence, have faith and hope in to hear and answer our prayers according to His will. We can never afford to think I get to do what every I want and I will not bother you and you had better not bother me. Thank is new age that Adam and Eve had in the beginning while in Paradise. God said, do not eat the fruit of good and evil. They saw, desired, took and gave and they both ate and had to hide. Yes, it is so important we understand our Spirit in who we worship, reverence, have faith and hope in to answer our prayers. It is God who rules our universe and God who control our time on earth so let’s let Him rule and reign in everything we do and even eat and do in honoring the day. For if we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s. Thank the Lord there is no one greater than God when we see the importance of abiding in the vine; Jesus as John 15 tells us to do if we are able to produce good fruit. Are you living for the Lord so when you die you’re with the Lord in glory land of heavens splendor. God does not excommunicate us we pull our- selves out of God hands which are reaching out to us to hang onto. I find today with so much going on around the world that is out to kill any witness of God we have to be determined as never before to trust and obey the Lord. 
9For to this end Christ died [b]and rose and lived again, that He might be Lord of both the dead and the living. Note the first verse the weak must be received but not to doubtful disputation. Get together with those that you agree with without arguing. God gave His son Jesus so He could give us life a ransomed for our sins, Good News. We ae hitting the mark when we accept the Good news for that is what we are aiming at pleasing Him. Yes, we die to the Lord as we die out to sin, we put on a new nature of wanting to please God no longer self.  He is Lord and all His Power is given to us empowering us for service. 10 But why do you judge your brother? Or why do you show contempt for your brother? For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of [c]Christ. Lord help us to see we can’t afford to judge anyone unless we see with our eyes what they did is totally wrong. See when we think we have that opportunity to judge others at will we are going to get caught in a fall not knowing the truth. God is the only one that know all and see all we do and think and He is going to reward us according to what we do say and even think. This is everyone that was every alive on planent earth. This happens in the Church that damages everyone with in that Church.  11 For it is written:
As I live, says the Lord,
Every knee shall bow to Me,
And every tongue shall confess to God.” This is a quote from Isaiah 45:23 It is God who gives life and takes life away so we are in the hands of the Lord mercy and grace, He will never let us go; but we can pull our of His hand and do our thing if we want we are free willed moral agents with the ability to make decisions. God gave His Son for us to accept as be believe, and confess He is Lord of our lives. Just as He controls our universe He wills to control us when we let Him come in by accepting His grace, love and mercy. I get to accept Him know and not be forced latter to His judgment of every lasting damnation.  Bowing is a sign of honor placed upon another higher in rank and Lord help us to reverence, have faith and hope in worshiping You so our prayers are answered according to Your will.
12 So then each of us shall give account of himself to God. It is not giving account of others but ourselves to how we spent our time. No one is accountable to us we are all accountable to God that gives Him the right to judge us justly.  We are accountable and responsible for our behavior and attitude. Lord help us always to see ourselves as needing You, just as we need air to breath. You’re our all in all. 13 Therefore let us not judge one another [d]anymore, but rather resolve this, not to put a stumbling block or a cause to fall in our brother’s way. We get stressed out by comparing ourselves to others for it is a form of judging others that a better than us. Let’s be careful we think we are right when we are doing wrong. Today it is so easy for society feel wrong is right and right is wrong and it is bring confusion like never before in my lifetime. 

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