A Christ Centered Recovery Program
What is Celebrate Recovery?
Celebrate Recovery’s focus is to celebrate God’s healing power in our lives. It is a safe place to take off our masks and be free to work on our hurts, habits, and hang-ups with others who share similar struggles. By working the eight recovery principles and the Christ centered twelve steps, we open ourselves up to allow God to heal us from the inside out.
Is Celebrate Recovery for me?
Celebrate Recovery offers anyone and everyone a safe place to take off our masks and be real about what is going on in our lives. And with God’s help and nudging we have the courage to ask ourselves:
Are there things in my life that I do that hurt others?
Is there something I wish I could live without?
Do I have a painful habit or hang-up from which I need to be freed?
HOW WILL THIS PROGRAM HELP ME?
The 12 Steps with accompanying Scriptures and the 8 Principles based on the Beatitudes offer participants a clear path of salvation and discipleship; bringing hope, freedom, sobriety, healing, and the opportunity to give back one day at a time through our one and only true Higher Power, Jesus Christ. Los 12 Pasos (con textos bíblicos) Los 8 Principios Bíblicos de Rehabilitación
THE 8 PRINCIPLES
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." Matthew 5:3a
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
Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control. (Step 3)
"Happy are the meek." Matthew 5:5a
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.” Matthew 5:8a
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” Matthew 5:6a
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.” Matthew 5:7a TEV; “Happy are the peacemakers” Matthew 5:9
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)
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.” Matthew 5:10
THE 12 STEPS
We admitted we were powerless over our addictions and compulsive behaviors, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Dan Jarvis - May 21, 2017
Celebrate Recovery: A Christ-centered recovery program
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