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“If the church is the hospital, then C.R. is the E.R.”

 

The Bad news: We are all broken.

The GREAT news: There is healing power through Jesus Christ!



The Mission of the Celebrate Recovery ministry at Hope Baptist Church is for people to “Know Jesus and to Know Him Better” by celebrating God´s healing power in our lives through12 Steps~8 Principles~”1″ HIGHER POWER

This experience allows us to “be changed.” We open the door by sharing our experiences, strengths and hopes with one another. In addition, we become willing to accept God´s grace in solving our lives´ problems. By working and applying these Biblical principles, we begin to grow spiritually. We become free from our addictive, compulsive and dysfunctional behaviors. This freedom creates peace, serenity, joy and most importantly, a stronger personal relationship with God and others. As we progress through the program we discover our personal, loving and forgiving Higher Power ….. Jesus Christ, the one and only true Higher Power.

Join us:  Every Friday night: 6:30-9pm

Celebrate what was found and Recover what was Stolen

John 10:10  The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

For more information about Celebrate Recovery, call:

 Jack And Roman

 Roman Chauncey  Ministry Leader

336-804-4204

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Take a few moments and watch this video on Celebrate Recovery



Dear Friend,

Thank you for your interest in a Ministry that I firmly believe in and recommend. Every person deals with hurts, habits and  hang-ups that are a struggle to overcome.

Celebrate Recovery is a biblically based ministry that provides support and healing. I personally, want to welcome you to the road to recovery found at Celebrate Recovery. This ministry means you do not have to travel that road alone. CR is a great expression of the love and ministry of Jesus Christ. Jesus is the One that can truly help us with whatever the hurt, habit or hang-up we are dealing with.

Welcome!

God Bless You,

Steve McSwain

Pastor Hope Baptist Church



12 Steps~8 Principles~”1″ HIGHER POWER

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12 STEPS and their Biblical comparison

Step 1 We admitted we were powerless over our addictions and compulsive behaviors, that our lives had become unmanageable. Romans 7:18: 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.

Step 2 We came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. Philippians 2:13: For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to His good purpose.

Step 3 We made a decision to turn our wills and our lives over to the care of God. Romans 12:1: 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.

Step 4 We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. Lamentations 3:40: Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the LORD.

Step 5 We admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. James 5:16: Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.

Step 6 We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character. James 4:10: Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.

Step 7 Humbly asked Him to remove all our shortcomings. 1 John 1:9: If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

Step 8 We made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all. Luke 6:31: Do to others as you would have them do to you.

Step 9 We made direct amends to such people whenever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others. Matthew 5:23-24: 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.

Step 10 We continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it. 1 Corinthians 10:12: So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall.

Step 11 We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and power to carry that out. Colossians 3:16: Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly.

Step 12 Having had a spiritual experience as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others and to practice these principles in all our affairs. Galatians 6:1: Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently.

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8 PRINCIPLES Based on the Beatitudes

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.

(Step 1) “Happy are those who know that they are spiritually poor.”

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

(Step 2) “Happy are those how mourn, for they shall be comforted.”

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

(Step 3) “Happy are the meek.”

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

(Steps 4 and 5) “Happy are the pure in heart.”

Voluntarily submit to any and all changes God wants to make in my life and humbly ask Him to remove my character defects.

(Steps 6 and 7) “Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires”

Evaluate all my relationships. Offer forgiveness to those who have hurt me and make amends for harm I’ve done to others when possible, except when to do so would harm them or others.

(Steps 8 and 9) “Happy are the merciful.”   “Happy are the peacemakers”

Reserve a 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. (Steps 10 and 11)

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

(Step 12) “Happy are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires.”

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I Am Not What I Have Done. I Am What I Have Overcome.


Matthew 28:20

Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

The Elevator is Broken, Please Use the Steps

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Brake The Chains

Pastor Steve Teaches You The Road To Receovery

Principle 1-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.

Principle 2- Earnestly believe that God exists, that I matter to Him, and that He has the power to help me recover.

Principle 3- Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control

Principle 4- Openly examine and confess my faults to myself, to God, and to someone I trust.

Principle 5-Voluntarily submit to any and all changes God wants to make in my life and humbly ask Him to remove my character defects.

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.

Principle 7- Reserve a daily time with God for self examination, Bible readings and prayer in order to know God and His will for my life and to gain the power to follow His will.

Principle 8- Yield myself to be used to bring this Good News to others, both by my example and by my words.

Prayer for Serenity

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot 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 the 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. Amen.

Things We ARE:

Things We Are NOT:

* Safe place to share
* Refuge
* Place of belonging
* Place to care for others and be cared for
* Place where respect if given to each member
* Place where confidentiality is highly regarded
* Place to learn
* Place to grow and become strong again
* Place where you can take off your mask
* Place for healthy challenges and healthy risks
* Possible turning point in your life

* Place for selfish control
* Place for therapy
* Place for secrets
* Place to look for dating relationships
* Place to rescue or be rescued by others
* Place for perfection
* Place to judge others
* Quick fix

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