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Brilliant! You have taken the first step on your journey. Simply by visiting this page you have acknowledged
that there are issues in your life that you want to address. Well, you are not alone!
Over 700,000 people in 20,000 churches all around the World are using Celebrate Recovery to find the peace
that can only be found through the Grace of God. This programme of Christ-centred teaching can help you find that same peace.
We meet on Wednesday evenings in the main Church building. The evening starts with refreshments and the meeting starts with the first worship song at 1915hrs. Feel free to come and join us for tea/coffee or soft drinks if you feel this programme may help you with your recovery support needs.
Wednesday 24th October
Large Group Programme
1. Opening worship song
"Here I Am"
2. Welcome and Opening Prayer
3. Celebrate Recovery announcements
4. Worship songs
5. Readings – The Eight Recovery Principles (see below)
6. Training or Testimony "Testimony Workshop"
7. Serenity prayer
8. Closing song and break off for small group
"No Longer Slaves"
Eight Recovery Principles based on
the BEATITUDES by Rick Warren
1. Realize I’m not God; I admit that I am powerless to control my tendency to do the wrong thing and my life is unmanageable (Step 1)
”Happy are those who know they are spiritually poor.” Matthew 5:3
2. Earnestly believe that God exists, that I matter to Him, and that He has the power to help me recover. (Step 2)
”Happy are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4
3. Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control. (Step 3)
”Happy are the meek.“ Matthew 5:5
4. Openly examine and confess my faults to God, to myself and to another person whom I trust. (Steps 4 and 5)
”Happy are the pure in heart.” Matthew 5:8
5. Voluntarily submit to any and all changes God wants to make in my life. (Steps 6 and 7)
”Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires.” Matthew 5:6
6. Evaluate all my relationships, offer forgiveness to those who have hurt me and make amends for harm I’ve done to others when possible, except when doing so would harm them or others. (Steps 8 and 9)
”Happy are the merciful” Matthew 5:7 ”Happy are the peacemakers” Matthew 5:9
7. Reserve a daily time with God for self-examination, Bible reading, and prayer in order to know God and His work for my life and gain the power to follow His will. (Steps 10 and 11)
8. Yield myself to be used by God to bring this good news to others, both by my example and by my words. (Step 12)
“Happy are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires.” Matthew 5:10
CELEBRATE RECOVERY 12 STEPS
AND BIBLICAL COMPARISONS
1. We admitted we were powerless over our addictions and compulsive behaviours, 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 NIV
2. We 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 NIV
3. We made a decision to turn our lives and our wills 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 NIV
4. We 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 NIV
5. We 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 NIV
6. We 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 NIV
7. We humbly asked Him to remove all our shortcomings.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9 NIV
8. We 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 NIV
9. We 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 NIV
10. We continue 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. We 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 NIV
12. Having had a spiritual experience as the result of these steps, we try 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 them gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted. Galatians 6:1 NIV
For more information and secure and confidential contact details, please click on the link to visit our website www.celebraterecovery.co.uk.
You can ask as many questions as you like.
Rest assured, confidentiality and discretion are
paramount in all we do.
Graham Powell 07780978834
Welcome to a New Start,
New Hope, New Life
Sunday 29th October: Margaret bravely gave us her testimony about Celebrate Recovery and Duncan told us about the 12 steps. Download and listen here.