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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

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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

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Restitution/Reconciliation


Restitution/Reconciliation Our part in the change process comes in Steps Eight and Nine, when we actually make amends for what we have done.  These two steps are not easy.  As Philip St. Romain said of Step Nine: “There is little … Continue reading

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Objectives:


Objectives: •To explore the Sixth through Ninth Steps in order to understand the process of repentance. •To reflect on the grace of God and how it affects us. •To discuss the biblical view of repentance. Steps: •Six: Were entirely ready … Continue reading

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Come to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.


Come to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. Objective: •To explore the Second Step in order to understand who the Higher Power is, and what role faith plays in meeting him. •To reflect on … Continue reading

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human condition.


human condition. Addictions confront us head-on with the human condition.  Addicted people know what it means to will one thing and yet do another.  They know what it means to fail.  They know what it means to betray trust.  Their … Continue reading

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The Price of Addiction


The Price of Addiction Sondra is not going to be able to deal with her drinking problem until she admits that she has a drinking problem.  She may not be able to admit her problem until she sees how powerless … Continue reading

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The Power of Naming


The Power of Naming What is your addiction of choice?  It is very important to identify what it is, because if you can’t name your addiction, you can’t get well.  This is foundational to the whole Twelve Step program.  This … Continue reading

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A Supermarket of Addictions


A Supermarket of Addictions Objective: To explore the First Step in order to understand why we need to name our addiction in order to begin the process of recovery. To consider how denial operates. To discuss the biblical view of … Continue reading

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Introduction


Introduction Read Ephesians 2:1-10 where the goal of the Twelve Step program is well expressed.  This is where Paul describes how reconciliation takes place between God and people.  At the root of our addictive behavior is the fact that we … Continue reading

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