Lesson #6 – ACTION

“In everything you do, put God first, and He will direct you and crown your efforts with success.” Proverbs 3:6

It is safe to assume that each of us has tried to run our own life–in either big or small ways–by our own power and will and we have found it to be less than successful. In our study of Principle 3, we come to see that there is no room for God if we are full of ourselves and our abilities. We must shift our definition of willpower so that it comes to mean our willingness to accept God’s power to guide our life. That means trusting Him with the big things, the little things, everything! Christ doesn’t want a relationship with just part of us; He wants all of us.

We can waste a lot of time trying to change yesterday and worrying about tomorrow, but it is only in the present that change and growth can take place. With Christ’s guidance and direction, we can make a difference in the way we live today. Come join us this week as we learn to take action in our recoveries, one day at a time.

“Don’t be anxious about tomorrow. God will take care of your tomorrow too. Live one day at a time.”  Matthew 6:34


Recovery Reminder

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



Have you been baptized after you trusted Jesus Christ as your savior? This Sunday, April 2nd, you can be baptized in one of our morning worship services.

Want to know what baptism is or why you should be baptized? Click HERE.



Thursday Night’s Dinner: Baked Ziti w/ Meat Sauce, Pasta Primavera (Vegetarian Option), Salad, Garlic Bread


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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 please complete our contact form, which can be found by clicking HERE 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’.



Prayer Requests

It is our privilege to pray for you! To submit a prayer request, please complete our contact form, which can be found by clicking HERE . Also feel free to write prayer requests on the back portion of the yellow response cards found in the CR bulletins on Thursday nights