In recent weeks, we have talked about how to evaluate our relationships, offer up forgiveness to people in our lives who have hurt us, and make amends for harm and hurt we have caused in the lives of others. As we grow in our recovery and as Christians, it’s so important for us to follow the guidance and directions of Jesus Christ. As we come to know Him better, we will naturally want to model His teachings and His ways in our lives. Essentially, we will want to become more like Him.
In order to model something or someone’s behavior, we must first know the example we are to follow. When we closely examine the life of Christ as shown in the Bible, we quickly see that the characteristic of grace is such an important part of His interactions with people. Please join us this week as we take a deeper look specifically at God’s grace and learn how we can best exemplify it to others.
“Though we were spiritually dead because of the things we did against God, He gave us new life with Christ. You have been saved by God’s grace.” – Ephesians 2:5
“Let us, then, feel very sure that we can come before God’s throne where there is grace. There we can receive mercy and grace to help us when we need it.” – Hebrews 4:16
Principle 6: Evaluate all my relationships. Offer forgiveness to those who have hurt me and make amends for harm I’ve done to others, except when to do so would harm them or others.
“Happy are the merciful.” Matthew 5:7
“Happy are the peacemakers.” Matthew 5:9
Step 8: We made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.
“Do to others as you would have them do to you.” Luke 6:31
Step 9: We made direct amends to such people whenever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
“Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift.” Matthew 5:23-24
Thursday Night’s Dinner: Cindy is cooking; Chicken & Yellow Rice, Black Beans, Cuban Bread, & a Salad.
The CR Huddle!
CR leaders, volunteers and those who want to learn more about how to get involved in the ministry are invited for a time of worship, fellowship, prayer, learning and fun. Come here some upcoming exciting news about the ministry.
RSVP: Click HERE
When: September 24th from 12:30 until 2:00 pm.
Where: Ballast Point Campus in the West or the Fellowship Hall.
*** Lunch will be provided***
BBQ Pork Sliders, Chicken Tenders, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Baked Beans, Cornbread, Dessert
The Journey Begins.
Where: South Tampa Fellowship – 5101 S. Bayshore Blvd., Tampa, Fl. 33611 (Ballast Point Campus), room A-202 3rd floor.
When: Sunday Morning September 24th from 11:00 to 12:30pm.
Have a question or need more information you can email us by clicking HERE or just show up Sunday morning.
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’.
Divorce Care Starts this Thursday September 21st
Need more information? Email Miranda by Clicking HERE.
CR One Day Seminar in Orlando
WHY SHOULD I ATTEND A NATIONAL ONE DAY TRAINING?
In ministry we have the incredible blessing to serve others in our Church and community. These people may be struggling with big struggles of hurt, fear, anger, anxiety, control issues, family chaos, addictions and more.
In ministry we can get tired, discouraged, off track or maybe even find ourselves losing our passion for ministry as a whole. We have an incredible tool in CR to help you become equipped to help those in your Church body in an effective way. Even better, we have National One Day Training’s to help train and equip you and your team on how to lead this incredible ministry of Celebrate Recovery.
Thousands of people across the globe who have attended our National One Day Training’s have expressed a great appreciation for the training’s. Why? Because they give us a place to hit the pause button in our “to-do” list and join others in sharpening our own saw.
Attending the One Day training’s reminds us that we are not alone and that we have a partner in ministry. Learning how to start and run a CR ministry in your church while gaining an army of family to walk alongside us in the journey is truly priceless. The Bible says in Ecclesiastes, “Two are better than one and a three-fold cord is not easily broken.” Our human nature is to keep our head down and try to muddle our way through life’s ministry problems.
Leave encouraged, equipped, trained and confident to grow your ministry strong.
DATE AND TIME
Sat, November 18, 2017, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM EST
*Snacks and lunch provided.
If you are in Leadership or have a desire to do more with this ministry, & would like to go. Let us know by clicking HERE.
For a list of important dates; testimonies, lessons, training, & leadership meetings. Please click Here or on the Calendar above.
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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.