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Message Notes - Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery Service

POWERLESS

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.


“Happy are those who know they are spiritually poor.”

Matthew 5:3a (TEV)


Step 1:

We admitted that 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 (NIV)

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Pride ends in a fall, while humility brings honor. (Proverbs 29:23 LB)

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So then, whatever you have said in the dark will be heard in broad daylight. (Luke 12:3a GNB)

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So don’t be anxious about tomorrow. God will take care of your tomorrow too. Live one day at a time. So don’t be anxious about tomorrow. God will take care of your tomorrow too. Live one day at a time.

(Matthew 6:34 LB)

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For light is capable of showing up everything for what it really is. It is even possible for light to turn the For light is capable of showing up everything for what it really is. It is even possible for light to turn the thing it shines upon into light also. (Ephesians 5:13–14 PH)

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“In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold. (Ephesians 4:26–27 NIV)

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Don’t forget to be kind to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it! (Hebrews 13:2 LB)

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Jesus said, “My purpose is to give life in all its fullness.” (John 10:10b LB)

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“Whoever clings to his life shall lose it, and whoever loses his life shall save it.” (Luke 17:33 LB)

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Nothing will ever be able to separate us from the love God demonstrated by our Lord Jesus Christ when he died for us. (Romans 8:39b LB)

Stop Doing Two Things

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Start Admitting Two Things

Start Admitting: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Start Admitting: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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HOW HAS PRIDE STOPPED YOU FROM ASKING FOR AND GETTING HELP TO OVERCOME YOUR HURTS, HANG-UPS, AND HABITS?