Lesson #23: GIVE
“Faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.” James 2:17
Even though in the verse above we are told of the importance of good works, we know that it is not works that can or will save us. Only faith in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior can do that. It is through our actions, however, that we demonstrate to God and others the commitment we have to our faith in Jesus Christ.
This week, we are beginning work on Principle 8 and the corresponding Step 12, which is the “giving back” step. Principle 8 does not advise us to give in unhealthy ways or ways that would lead us back down paths toward past behavior or codependency. Instead, Principle 8 is talking about a healthy giving of ourselves in which we do not have expectations as to what we will receive back. Join us Thursday night as we take a deeper look at what it means to give.
“Freely you have received, freely give.” Matthew 10:8
Principle 8: Yield myself to God to be used to bring this Good News to others, both by my example and by my words.
Step 12: Having had a spritiual experience as the result of these steps, we try 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
Thursday’s Dinner Menu
- Garlic bread
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Men’s Step Study
- When: Mondays @ 7:30 – 9:00 AM (began Nov. 19th)
- Where: 205 Como Street (2 doors down from the Davis Islands Camps)
- Led by: Reed & Chad
- No need to register. Simply come to a meeting.
Women’s Step Study
- When: Wednesdays @ 9:00 – 10:30 AM (began Oct. 24th)
- Where: 205 Como Street (2 doors down from the Davis Islands Campus)
- Led by: Emma & Sherry