Meeting Thursday nights at Grace Fellowship Church from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm.
The purpose of Celebrate Recovery is to encourage fellowship and to celebrate God’s healing power in our lives as we work our way along the road of recovery by following the 8 Principles of Recovery found in the Beatitudes, Matthew 5:3-10.
The benefit of working the 8 Recovery Principles (found below) is FREEDOM. Freedom from hurts, habits and hang-ups that mess up our lives and rob us of the life God wants us to live. This produces spiritual growth and character and enables us to share that freedom we’ve found in Christ with others. By applying the principles of conviction, conversion, surrender, confession, restitution, prayer, quiet time, witnessing, service and fellowship, you will restore and develop a stronger relationship with God and others. This is achieved through praise, worship, informative lessons, personal testimonies, fellowship and small groups.
A hurt, habit or hang-up is very simply anything that hinders your walk with God.
HURT: The emotional reaction to another person’s behavior toward you or any disturbing situation which may have indirectly affected you. Abuse, abandonment, divorce and relational breakdown of any sort are just a few examples of hurt.
GOD DOES NOT WASTE A HURT!
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God (2 Corinthians 1:3-6).
HABIT: An addiction to someone (e.g. codependency) or something (e.g. addiction). Controlling, manipulating or compulsive behaviors as well as abuse of alcohol, drugs, sex, gambling, food, shopping or smoking are all examples of a habit.
HANG-UP: Any negative or destructive mental attitudes that you use to cope with people and/or circumstances. Anger, depression, isolation, fear, gossip, being judgmental or critical and an unwillingness to forgive are all examples of a hang-up.
All of us have hurt others or been hurt by others.
CR ministers to both men and women with whatever hurt, habit or hang-up they struggle with. CR will provide you with gender specific groups where small group guidelines are strictly enforced to provide safety and confidentiality.
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. 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. 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. Happy are the meek. – Matthew 5:8
4. Openly Examine and confess my faults to God, to myself, and to someone I trust. Happy are the pure in heart. – Matthew 5:8
5. Voluntarily Submit to every change God wants to make in my life and humbly ask Him to remove my character defects. 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 except when to do so would harm them or others. Happy are the merciful. – Matthew 5:9
7. Reserve a Daily Time to God for self-examination, Bible readings and prayer in order to know God and His will for my life and to gain the power to follow His will.
8. Yield Myself to God to bring the Good News to others, both by my example and by my words. Happy are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires. –Matthew 5:10
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