This Thursday Pastor JJ is teaching Lesson #3 – HOPE
“Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from Him.” Psalm 62:5
In the first principle, we admitted we were powerless. It is through this admission of our powerlessness that we are able to believe and receive God’s power to help us recover. We do need to be careful, though, not to just cover the bottomless pit of our hurts, hang-ups, and habits with layers of denial or just try some quick fix. Instead, we need to keep those hurts exposed to the light so that through God’s power the can truly heal. In Principle 2, written below, our attention is drawn to our basic need to confess that God exists and that we believe He has the power and the desire to help us in and through our recovery. We accept that we are important to Him and that He wants to fill our lives with His love, His joy, and His presence.
It’s in the second principle that we come to believe God exists, that we are important to Him, and that we are able to find the one true Higher Power, Jesus Christ! We come to understand that God wants to fill our lives with His love, His joy, and His presence. What we find in Principle 2 is a very personal relationship with Jesus, & we’ll see that He can do for us what we have never quite been able to do for ourselves. Our relationship with God will then give us the courage to reach out and take hold of Christ’s hand, enabling us to face our present circumstances as well as the future with realistic expectancy–hope!
“Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:1
Principle 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 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
The Journey Continues!
Where: 5101 Bayshore Blvd., Tampa, Fl. 33611 (Ballast Point Campus) On the 3rd floor in Room A-200
When: Wednesday evenings
Need more information use the contact us above to send an email or just show up Wednesday evening
Child care provided**.
**Please try and let us know ahead of time if you have an infant so we can aid in getting them the care they need, also please register any school aged children with Awana. Middle school ministry (Rise) meets that evening as well. Any questions email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the Journey Continues.
The original Step Study Celebrate Recovery Participant Guides (Books 1-4) are now called, The Journey Begins. Nothing has changed in these guides and these are the guides that should be used for people who are entering their first Step Study.
Did you know that God has used these four books to reach more than 3.5 million people as they have traveled the road to recovery.
Chances are, being a part of Celebrate Recovery, you have gone through the first 4 participant guides at least once, perhaps multiple times.
“The Journey Continues” (Books 5-8) is designed for people who have done at least one Step Study, completed The Journey Begins (Books 1-4), and preferably taken some time to apply the Principles and truths they have learned to their lives.
That means the new curriculum has…
Brand new acrostics,
Brand new questions,
Hundreds of Bible verses.
CURRENT STUDIES ON SUNDAY’S!
The Journey Begins.
Where: 5101 Bayshore Blvd., Tampa, Fl. 33611 (Ballast Point Campus) 2nd floor, Women’s in room B-207 Men’s in Room B-208.
When: Sunday Mornings
Need more information use the contact us above to send an email or just show up Sunday morning.
Child care provided
What is a Step Study?
Celebrate Recovery uses 8 principles & the 12 steps along with their related Scriptures as the Biblical model for living your life. A Step Study is a personal journey through each of these steps in a confidential group led by a facilitator who has completed a study. The group is open for newcomers to join until the group reaches the fourth step, when the group is closed for the duration of the steps.
We use Celebrate Recovery’s four participant workbooks. When you finish the study, you will have worked your hurts, habits, and hang-ups through each of the 8 principles & 12 steps. A Step Study is a long-term commitment to the members of the group. We do follow guidelines to keep the group’s trust. Step Study meetings are gender-specific and meet on different days than the main Celebrate Recovery Thursday evenings.
Celebrate Recovery strongly encourages the use of a sponsor and accountability partners when working these steps to recovery.
What is a sponsor?
A sponsor in Celebrate Recovery is someone who has completed the four participant’s guides. He or she has worked through the 8 principles and the 12 steps. The main goal of this relationship is to choose someone to guide you through the program.
What is an accountability partner?
An accountability partner is someone you ask to hold you accountable for certain areas of your recovery or issues, such as attendance, journaling, and so forth. This person can be at the same level of recovery as you are.
What is the difference between a sponsor and an accountability partner?
Sponsors should be trained and have completed the 8 principles or 12 steps. The main goal of this relationship is to encourage one another. You can form an accountability team of three or four. The accountability partner or group acts as the ‘team’, whereas the sponsor’s role is that of a ‘coach’.
CR WISDOM WEDNESDAY!
Wednesday 2/22 from 5:30 to 6:30 there will be training. This is open to anyone who wants to come. Maybe you just have a question or a concern, this would be a great opportunity to talk about things. It will be at the Ballast Point Campus on the 3rd floor Room A-202. Any questions please email email@example.com.
Large Group Schedule of Lessons & Testimonies:
February 23rd: Testimony
It is our privilege to pray for you! To submit a prayer request, please complete our contact form, which can be found by clicking “Contact Us” at the top. Also feel free to write prayer requests on the back portion of the yellow response cards found in the CR bulletins on Thursday nights