Tag Archives: New Testament

Consider


Consider One gets a good feel for what the Christian life is all about by reading the Epistle to the Philippians.  Not that Paul set out to write a letter that would define the nature of the Christian life.  In … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , ,

Step Eleven also calls us to meditation.


Step Eleven also calls us to meditation.  If prayer is speaking to God, meditation is listening to God.  This involves: Bible study. The Bible is God’s word.  In it we find his will and his way, and we discover who … Continue reading

Posted in Christian, Christianity | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Objective


Objective •To explore Steps Ten through Twelve in order to understand the role of reflection, prayer, and witnessing in living an addiction-free lifestyle. •To reflect on how well we are doing in following the Twelve Steps. •To discuss a passage … Continue reading

Posted in Christian, Christianity, God | Tagged , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Consider


Consider We all know from experience that it is one thing to make a New Year’s resolution and it is quite another to keep it.  A little reflection tells us why this is so: it is much easier to think … Continue reading

Posted in Christian, Christianity, God | Tagged , , , , , , ,

Repentance


Repentance What we are called upon to do in Steps Six through Nine is something called “repentance.”  Repentance is not a word most of us are very familiar with.  Nor is it a word we especially like when we do … Continue reading

Posted in Christian, Christianity, God | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Consider


Consider The Second Step identifies the nature of our response to the Higher Power.  We are called upon to believe that such a Power can restore us to a healthy life.  But what exactly does this mean?  How do we … Continue reading

Posted in Christian, Christianity, God | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Read Romans 7:14-25


Read Romans 7:14-25 In the first step, we admit our powerlessness over our addiction.  How does Paul do that in this passage? What does Paul mean when he says, “it is sin living in me” (vv. 17, 20) Define what … Continue reading

Posted in Christian, Christianity, God | Tagged , , , , , , ,

Origin of the Twelve Steps


Origin of the Twelve Steps The Twelve Step movement can be traced back to Alcoholics Anonymous.  It all began with a stockbroker and a doctor – both “drunks” by their own admission, but alcoholics who had stopped drinking and who … Continue reading

Posted in Christian, Christianity, God | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

The Doctrine of God


  Image via Wikipedia   The Doctrine of God For some Christians the idea of self-esteem, especially the valuing of high self-esteem, is offensive.  They find it difficult to square this concept with Jesus, call for self-denial and his condemnation … Continue reading

Posted in Christian, Christianity, God | Tagged , , , , , , ,

The Great Commandment


  Image via Wikipedia   The Great Commandment Now let’s look at the First of these Two Commandments more closely.  Read Matthew 22:37.  The First commandment says that we are to God with ALL of our , , and . … Continue reading

Posted in Christian, Christianity, God | Tagged , , , , , , ,