Lesson #5 – TURN
“This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” 2 Corinthians 5:17
We have all experienced that life is ever-changing, and nothing is ever quite certain. This week, we will learn about what it means to turn away from our insanity – always searching for truth and stability around us – and instead place our trust in a certain God. This is what faith is. It does not come down to a sense, sight, or reason. And once we have chosen to turn away from our sin and toward Him, He will joyously give us a new life, no longer bound to our old sinful nature.
“Repent! Turn away from all your offenses; then sin will not be your downfall. Rid yourselves of all the offenses you have committed, and get a new heart and a new spirit.” Ezekiel 18: 30 – 31
Principle 3: Consciously choose to commit my life and will to Christ’s care and control.
“Happy are the meek.” Matthew 5:5
Step 3: We made a decision to turn our lives and our wills over to the care of God.
“Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of 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
Thursday Night’s Dinner: Reed is cooking ham, beans, biscuits, & a salad.
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CURRENT STUDY ON SUNDAY’S!
The Journey Begins.
Where: 5101 Bayshore Blvd., Tampa, Fl. 33611 (Ballast Point Campus) 2nd floor, Men’s in Room B-208.
When: Sunday Mornings from 9 am to 10:30 am.
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’.
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 we are limited on workers that help so it would require knowing ahead of time if we need to get more. 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.
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