A huge cloud of witnesses is all around us. So let us throw off everything that stands in our way. Let us throw off any sin that holds on to us so tightly. Let us keep on running the race marked out for us. Heb. 12:1
READY TO BE FREE? Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered 12 step program existing to help you get free your from your hurts, habits and hang-ups.
Monday nights from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at Hope Church in the Multi-purpose room.
5:45 pm Meal ($3/meal).
6:30 pm Large Group
7:15 pm Open Small Group Time
JOIN US... if you are ready for healing from life's hang-ups or habits. There's a place for you.
For more information:
Email Joe Reynolds or call him at (217) 523-9858.
To fellowship and celebrate God's healing power in our lives through the eight recovery principles found in the Beatitudes and the Christ-centered 12 Steps.
This experience allows us to be changed. We open the door by sharing our experience, strength, and hope with one another. In addition, we become willing to accept God's grace in solving our life problems.
By working the steps and applying their Biblical principles, we begin to grow spiritually. We become free from our addictive compulsive, and dysfunctional behaviors. This freedom creates peace, serenity, joy and most importantly, a stronger personal relationship with God and others.
As we progress through the principles we discover our personal, loving, and forgiving Higher Power - Jesus Christ.
The Road to Recovery : 8 Principles Based on the Beatitudes:
R = 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.
"Happy are those who know they are spiritually poor."
E = 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."
C = Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ's care and control.
"Happy are the meek."
O = Openly examine and confess my faults to myself, to God, and to someone I trust.
"Happy are the pure in heart."
V = 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."
E = 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...Happy are the peacemakers."
- R = 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.
Y = Yield myself to God to be used to bring this Good News to others, both by my example and by my words.
"Happy are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires."