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THURSDAY 4/14/16 – Lesson #7 “SPONSOR”
“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17
By now, most of us have come to the realization of the truth that our road to recovery is not meant to be traveled alone. In order for our recovery to be most effective, we actually need three key relationships: 1.) a relationship with our Savior, Jesus Christ, 2.) a relationship with our recovery group and/or church family, and 3.) a relationship with a sponsor. This third relationship is one that we’ll be discussing in more depth this week. Many times throughout the Bible, there are references to the fact that we benefit most when we are in community with others. In recovery, we especially benefit from walking alongside those that are like-minded and have already traveled the road that lies before us.
Digging up truth about our past experiences (and even our present circumstances) can be a very heavy thing to do and is best done with someone beside you to pray for and with you, encourage you, and remind you of the truth when you’re tempted to believe lies. This week, join us as we get into more detail about what a sponsor is, how to go about finding one, and what their role or involvement in your life should look like.
“Two are better off than one, because together they can work more effectively. If one of them falls down, the other can help him up. But if someone is alone…, there is no one to help him… Two men can resist an attack that would defeat one man alone.” Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
Principle 4: Openly examine and confess my faults to myself, to God, and to someone I trust.
“Happy are the pure in heart.” Matthew 5:8
Step 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
We consider it an honor and privilege to lift up your needs and requests in prayer. To let us know of a current request, please fill out a CR Response Card or click “Contact Us” above to email us.
TEAM Meeting: Wednesday April 20th. 6:45 – 8:00 in the West (Fellowship Hall).
Testimonies: Husband and wife testimony from Chris & Lora April 21st.
B-Lo (Bekah) will be giving hers on May 5th.
Summit: Stay up to date on what’s going to be happening at the 2016 Celebrate Recovery Summits visit: www.crsummits.com
SUMMIT EAST – TENNESSEE JULY 13-15
SUMMIT WEST – CALIFORNIA AUGUST 10-12
CR Ministry Needs Leaders Needed: We are currently seeking male and female and male Step Study leaders. Please talk with Kathy or Derrick if you are interested in the privilege of serving in this way.
Celebration Place: A weekly or bi-weekly volunteer is needed to help teach in our elementary CR program. Please talk with Karen in the Children’s Department if you are interested in serving in this way.
Coffee House: A couple of volunteers are still needed to help break down and clean up after Coffeehouse on Thursday nights. We are also in need of help manning the CR information table at that time. To volunteer, please click the “Contact Us” link above or talk to Melissa T. at Ballast Point on a Thursday night.
CR Step Studies
Men’s & Ladies Step Study – Coming soon! Keep an eye out for more information here in the coming weeks!
** Or for more information about open & upcoming Step Studies, click the “Contact Us” link above. **