Celebrate Recovery

Is there a stumbling block in your life that is hindering your relationship with God? You don't have to walk the path alone. You can be free of your hurts, habits and hang-ups.

Coordinator:  Natalie Gillespie//614-397-8155 //  

Every Saturday, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM, with breakfast beginning at 9:00 AM

Location:  Adult Building, Lower level, Room #4020

Celebrate Recovery is a 12-step program designed for those over 18 who are struggling with any of the following issues:  Chemical Dependency, Post Abortion, Anger, Childhood Abuse, Co-Dependency, Pornography/Sexual Addictions, Physical/Emotional/Sexual Abuse, Eating Disorders, Spending Addictions, Other Hurts, Habits or Hang-Ups.  You may contact Natalie with any questions.

You are invited to Celebrate Recovery...

Saturday Mornings

9:30 AM - Large Group Session in Room #4020
10:30 AM - Open Share Small Groups

 

 

THE TWELVE STEPS AND THEIR BIBLICAL COMPARISONS

1.    We admitted we were powerless over our addictions and compulsive behaviors.  That our lives had become unmanageable.

I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature.  For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out.  (Romans 7:18)

2.    Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.  (Philippians 2:13)

3.    Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God.

Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God--this is your spiritual act of worship.  (Romans 12:1)

4.    Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the LORD.  (Lamentations 3:40)

5.    Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being, the exact nature of our wrongs.

Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.  (James 5:16a)

6.    Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.   (James 4:10)

7.    Humbly asked Him to remove all our shortcomings.

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.  (1 John 1:9)

8.    Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.

Do to others as you would have them do to you.  (Luke 6:31)

9.    Made direct amends to such people whenever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar.  First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift.  (Matthew 5:23-24)

10.  Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.

So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don't fall!  (1 Corinthians 10:12)

11.  Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and power to carry that out.

Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly.   (Colossians 3:16a)

12.  Having had a spiritual experience as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others, and practice these principles in all our affairs.

Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently.  But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted.   (Galatians 6:1)

- All scripture quoted from the New International Version.