This Thursday Pastor JJ Is Teaching Lesson #2 “POWERLESS” 

“With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26

It is part of human nature to have at least the occasional lust for power. Unfortunately, this desire to have power and control is rooted not in our strengths but in our weaknesses and our insecurities. We have a very difficult time giving up actual power and even our desire for power. Many of us find it fairly easy to acknowledge that God is all-powerful, but we seem to struggle when it comes down to admitting that we are not and that we do not have ultimate control over our lives.

It is only when we have emptied ourselves of our pride and our desire for power that we are able to make room for God to come in and begin His healing work. Join us as we navigate some ways in which we can begin to hand over control to the Lord – the one who always knows and desires the very best for us. We find strength in our powerlessness, because He is powerful!


Recovery Reminder

Principle 1: 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 are persecuted because they do what God requires.”  Matthew 5:3

Step 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


Thursday’s Dinner: Picadillo, Jasmine rice, mixed veggies, and a Tampa salad.



Upcoming Schedule:

Step Studies for Men and Women

When: January 28th at 9:15! 

Where: They both will be at our BP Campus, 5101 S. Bayshore Blvd., Tampa, Fl. 33611.  The men’s is on the second floor in room B-201 & the women’s is on the third floor in room A-200.

Co-Leaders: KB & Theresa – Women’s.    Tommy & Chad – Men’s.

Please note: The men’s step study is The Journey Begins, which utilizes books 1-4, anyone is free to join.  Just show up.  The women’s study is The Journey Continues, utilizing books 5-8.  It is not beneficial for someone to join the women’s study if they have not completed a previous Step Study, The Journey Begins.  

If you are interested email us at or click Here for more details.  




Between work, family and volunteer commitments, we all maintain many relationships and at times, it can be difficult to keep them all balanced and healthy. On Sunday, February 11, at 12:30 p.m., we have the opportunity to hear from Sarah Manson, a certified trainer, specializing in relationships and communication. She will share techniques and biblical principles to equip us to build healthier relationships,  improve our communication, and listen more effectively.

Lunch is available

If you’d like to register, please email by Wednesday, February 7.   

Sunday, February 11 , 2018

12:30—2:00 p.m.

Ballast Point Campus—Fellowship Hall



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