It is amazing the bonds we form when we share experiences with other people. When we are going through a situation, whether good or bad, it is so valuable to have people in your life that will walk through it and share that experience with you. Particularly when it is a difficult situation that you’re facing, it is equally valuable and important to also seek the wisdom of those that have gone before you and already faced that same or a similar experience. Because they have walked in your shoes, they are able to provide counsel and encouragement to you in very specific and meaningful ways that others simply could not manage. Join us this week as we hear from some of our Celebrate Recovery participants. Our hope is that their stories and the victories God has given them will serve as great encouragement to you as you navigate your road to recovery.
“You, LORD, hear the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry…” Psalm 10:17
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
NEW Men’s Step Study
LED BY: Derrick
WHEN: Monday nights 6:30 – 8:30 PM, began September 16th
WHERE: Room 132 @ The Davis Islands Campus (97 Biscayne Ave., Tampa, FL 33606)
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 of the page. Also feel free to write prayer requests on the back portion of the yellow response cards found in the CR bulletins on Thursday nights.