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Celebrate Recovery


Contact: Greg Hayner 791-4422
Location: Rescue Community Church
1924 Jonesboro Rd. WM LA 71292

What is Celebrate Recovery?

Celebrate Recovery is a biblical approach to help us overcome our hurts, habits, and hang-ups. This ministry is for everyone because we all have hurts, habits or hang-ups. Healing comes through the 8 Recovery Principles. Through these we will take an honest look at our lives using biblical principles to encourage our spiritual growth. Through Jesus Christ, we find forgiveness and grace and find a deep peace and lasting freedom.

The Road to Recovery

Recovery Principles, Based on the BEATITUDES by Pastor Rick Warren

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 know they are spiritually poor."
‍Matthew 5:3

Earnestly believe that God exists, that I matter to Him, and that He has the power to help me re­cover.

"Happy are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted."
Matthew 5:4

Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ's care and control.

"Happy are the meek."
Matthew 5:5

Openly examine and confess my faults to myself, to God, and to someone I trust.

"Happy are the pure in heart."
‍Matthew 5:8

Voluntarily submit to every change God wants to make in my life and
humbly ask Him to remove my character defects.

“Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires.”
Matthew 5:6

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. Happy are the peacemakers."
‍Matthew 5:7, 9

Reserve a daily time with God for self-examination, Bible reading, and prayer in order to know God and His will for my life and to gain the power to follow His will.

Yield myself to God to be used to bring this Good News to others,both by my example and by my words.

"Happy are those who are persecuted be­cause they do what God required."
‍Matthew 5:10

What is a Hurt, Habit, or Hang-up?

A hurt, habit, or hang-up is anything that interferes with your walk with God.

The feeling of being hurt is an emotional reaction to another person's behavior or to a disturbing situation.

‍(abuse, abandonment, codependency, divorce, relationship issues, etc.)

A habit is an addiction to someone or something.

(alcoholism, drugs, food, gambling, sex, shopping, smoking, etc.)

A habit is an addiction to someone or something.

(alcoholism, drugs, food, gambling, sex, shopping, smoking, etc.)

Hang-ups are negative mental attitudes that are used to cope with people or adversity.

(anger, depression, fear, unforgiveness, etc.)

Healing is available by applying the principles of this Bible based recovery process to your life.

Small Group Guidelines

Keep your sharing focused on your own thoughts and feelings. Please limit your sharing to 3-5 minutes.

There will be no cross talk, please. Cross talk is when two individuals engage in a dialogue, ex­cluding all others. Each person is free to express feelings without interruption.

We are here to support one another. We will not attempt to "fix" one another.

Anonymity and confidentiality are basic requirements. What is shared in a group stays in the group!

Offensive language has no place in a Christ-­centered recovery group.

Prayer For Serenity

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time. Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace; taking as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it. Trusting that You will make all things right if I surrender to Your will; so that I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with You forever in the next.

-Reinhold Niebuhr-

12 Steps and Their Biblical Comparisons

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

2. We came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.
Philippians 2:13

3. We made a decision to turn our wills and our lives 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

4. We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of our­selves.

Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the LORD.
Lamentations 3:40

5. We admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being, the exact nature of our wrongs.

Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.
‍James 5:16

6. We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.
‍James 4:10

7. We humbly asked him to remove all our shortcomings.

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
1 John 1:9

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

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

10. We continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.

So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don't fall!
‍1 Corinthians 10:12

11. We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.

Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly.
‍Colossians 3:16

12. Having had a spiritual experience as the result of these steps, we try to carry this message to others and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently.
But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted.

Contact Greg Hayner at 318.791.4422 for more information.