Celebrate Recovery

WHAT IS CELEBRATE RECOVERY?

Meets Tuesdays 6:30pm In Madden Hall

Jesus Heals a Crippled Woman 
On a Sabbath Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues,  and a woman was there who had been crippled by a spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not straighten up at all. When Jesus saw her, he called her forward and said to her,“Woman, you are set free from your infirmity.” Then he put his hands on her, and immediately she straightened up and praised God.   -Luke 13: 10-13 

Celebrate Recovery is a biblical and balanced program that helps us overcome our hurts, hang-ups, and habits.  It is based on the actual words of Jesus rather than psychological theory.  It was designed as a program to help those struggling with hurts, habits and hang-ups by showing them the loving power of Jesus Christ through a recovery process.

Many of us are tethered by addiction. If we are really honest, we all are. Celebrate Recovery is a way we can care for others in our community. To help those who are in addiction to have a place to heal. Jesus released the woman from her ailment, he seeks to release us from our addictions.For more information about Celebrate Recovery contact: Jeff Stevenson at 615-869-9329 or jstevenson4610@gmail.com.


CELEBRATE RECOVERY’S EIGHT RECOVERY PRINCIPLES
THE ROAD TO RECOVERY BASED ON THE BEATITUDES

  1. Realize I’m not God; I admit that I am powerless to control my tendency to do the wrong thing and that my life is unmanageable. (Step 1)
    “Happy are those who know that they are spiritually poor.”
  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.”
  3. Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control. (Step 3)
    “Happy are the meek.”
  4. Openly examine and confess my faults to myself, to God, and to someone I trust. (Steps 4 and 5)
    “Happy are the pure in heart.”
  5. Voluntarily submit to any and all changes God wants to make in my life and humbly ask Him to remove my character defects. (Steps 6 and 7
    “Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires”
  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 to do so would harm them or others. (Steps 8 and 9)
    “Happy are the merciful.” “Happy are the peacemakers”
  7. Reserve a daily time with God for self-examination, Bible reading, and prayer in order to know God and His will for my life and to gain the power to follow His will. (Steps 10 and 11)
  8. Yield myself to God to be used to bring this Good News to others, both by my example and my words. (Step 12)
    “Happy are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires.

Serenity Prayer

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time, accepting hardship as a pathway to peace; taking , as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is; not as I would have it; trusting that You will make all things right if I surrender to Your will; so that I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with You forever in the next.  Amen   (Reinhold Niebuhr)