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.."My grace is all you need.
My power works best in weakness."...
2 Corinthians 12:9 NLT

Is Celebrate Recovery Right For You?

Meeting at

Marion Baptist Church

131 E. Depot Street

Marion, KY 42064

(270) 965-5232

Each Thursday

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Then Jesus said, "Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will

give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle

at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I

give you is light."

Matthew 1 1 28 - 30 NLT

Commit and give yourself

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What is Celebrate Recovery? 

Celebrate Recovery is a ministry designed to help hurting people. It is made up of regular folks like you and me, who are on a journey toward wholeness; seeking recovery from and celebrating God's healing of life's hurts, habits and hang-ups. Trained leaders provide safe, confidential, Christ-centered groups where people can grow. They offer their stories as fellow travelers on the journey to healing. 
At Celebrate Recovery we believe that change is possible by the power of Jesus through this Biblical program. 
Is Celebrate Recovery for YOU?
Celebrate Recovery is for anyone with the courage to be honest about life's hurts, habits and hang-ups and is willing to open their life to healing and change. We believe in walking through the pain of this life together as we follow Christ, not telling people how or where they should walk. We are all still recovering from hurt and pain, our current or past addictions are no longer hidden but are now front and center, and you will probably easily identify the hang-ups in each of us. However, you will also identify the most authentic, transparent, genuine, and compassionate people anywhere. Thankfully, our identity is not found in our weaknesses or struggles, but is found in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 
Celebrate Recovery is a recovery ministry based on biblical principles with a goal to let God work through us in providing His healing power. This allows people to be "changed" spiritually by working through sound biblical principles. Participants open the door by sharing their experiences, strengths, and hopes with one another. 

The Celebrate Recovery 8 Principles and 12 Steps
The Celebrate Recovery program is guided by eight Biblical principles each having an associated scripture taken from the Beatitudes which Jesus spoke in The Sermon on the Mount found in the Gospel of Matthew Chapter 5 in the New Testament. These 8 principles are also related to one or more of the 12 steps which originated with Alcoholics Anonymous. At the beginning of every Celebrate Recovery large group, open share and step study meeting the 8 principles are read along with the scriptures and a notation of which of the 12 steps are related to each principle. The 8 principles and related scriptures are as follows: 

The Eight Biblical Principles

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 (Step One) 
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 
(Step Two) 
3. Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ's care and control. "Happy are the meek. " Matthew 5:5
(Step Three) 
4. Openly examine and confess my faults to God, to myself and to another person whom I trust. "Happy are the pure in heart. " Matthew 5:8 
(Steps 4 and 5)
5. Voluntarily submit to any and all changes God wants to make in my life. "Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires. " Matthew 5:6 
(Steps Six & Seven)
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 doing so would harm them or others. "Happy are the merciful" Matthew "Happy are the peacemakers" Matthew 
(Steps Eight & Nine) 
7. Reserve a daily time with God for self-examination, Bible reading, and prayer in order to know God and His work for my life and gain the power to follow His will. 
(Steps Ten & Eleven)
8. Yield myself to be used by God 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. " Matthew 5:10 
(Step Twelve) 

The Twelve Steps and Biblical Comparisons 

1. 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) 

2. 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) 

3. We made a decision to turn our wills and lives over to the care of God. "Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view 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)

4. 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) 

5. 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 5:16) 

6. 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) 

7. We humbly asked Him to remove all our shortcomings. "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness." (1 John 1 :9) 

8. 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) 

9. 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)

10. We continued 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) 

11. 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 3:16) 

12. Having had a spiritual experience as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others and to practice these principles in all our affairs. "Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted. " (Galatians 6:1)

The 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, as Jesus did this sinful world as it is, not as I would 
have it, frusting 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 in the next. 
— Attributed to Reinhold Niebuhr 


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