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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 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. (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 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)

LEADER'S FOCUS QUESTION

How has pride stopped you from asking for and getting help to overcome your hurts, hang-ups, and habits?