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  • Step Twelve - I'm Done Right? Series

    Contributed by Robert Butler on Jan 8, 2020
     | 1,550 views

    As we meet God on our journey, he changes us and the reaction is to bring others to him.

    Step 12 – Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs. <Read the scripture> John 4:1-26, 39-42 Personally, I love the story of the Samaritan woman at the well. It is such a ...read more

  • Christian 12 Steps

    Contributed by Stephen Belokur on May 8, 2014
     | 2,932 views

    Recently I had a witnessing opportunity with an alcoholic who wanted nothing to do with Jesus but was devoted to the "god as we understand him" promoted in the 12 step program. This is a closer look at those steps and how they compare to Scripture.

    Recount the interaction between the alcoholic and me at the dinner we were catering with Barb in Collins Center. He was drunk He did not want to hear about Jesus He kept referring to "god as I understand him" 12 Steps of AA (written in the past tense for some reason) 1) "We admitted we ...read more

  • 12 Steps To Heaven

    Contributed by Lindeal Greer on Jan 6, 2001
    based on 90 ratings
     | 4,395 views

    about climbing a ladder to heaven

    12 steps to heaven Gen. 28:10-22 I. Come and seek God De 4:29 But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul. Mt 7:7 ¶ Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be ...read more

  • 12 Steps To God's Way Of Living

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Jan 29, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,319 views

    Opening of a series on the 12 Steps as a Spiritual Discipline

    25 years ago this past fall, I bought my first car. It was a 1976 Chevy Vega. I loved it. Now my parents had found one of those AMC Pacers in Ohio (remember those, looked like an egg and had lots of glass) but I did not want one of them as unique as they were. So my parents came to Illinois to ...read more

  • Zacchaeus

    Contributed by Paul Andrew on Oct 13, 2019
     | 2,175 views

    Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time — 31C Year C

    Zacchaeus was a government contractor with the Roman Government in charge of all transported goods into Jericho, which gave him almost a license to extort money for big commissions. Luke 19:2 says he was a "chief toll collector" and that he was "wealthy," at his job at the toll ...read more

  • Step Two - Only God Can Save You Series

    Contributed by Robert Butler on Jan 8, 2020
     | 1,239 views

    For it is God who works in you to will and act in order to fulfill every good purpose. The words "Came to believe" mean that we are trusting in God’s promise to restore all His creation to himself for a life time.

    Step 2: Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity Scripture: Phil 2:13: For it is God who works in you to will and act in order to fulfill every good purpose. Assertion: Came to believe means trusting in God’s promise to restore all His creation to himself for ...read more

  • Step Three - Surrender Or Die Series

    Contributed by Robert Butler on Jan 8, 2020
     | 1,693 views

    Step Three: Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God, as we understood Him.., is how it reads but what it means is: “If anyone wishes to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.”

    I love the smells and sounds of spring: spring rain, cut grass and people rooting for or playing one of the many spring summer sports. However, I also remember the pain of one fateful night. You see, I loved to play softball. It was always a blast but I’m competitive. On this night, I tried to ...read more

  • Step Four - Time To Get Real Series

    Contributed by Robert Butler on Jan 8, 2020
     | 1,331 views

    Step Four is the stethoscope for what really ails us. The next steps are the cure. So are you ready to do your inventory?

    The reality is all people have a problem with really getting honest. Honest with others and honest with ourselves. It’s probably the reason God has so much to say about in His Big Book the bible. Here are just a few quotes about taking an inventory from the Bible… (See sheet) In addition to ...read more

  • Step Seven - Give It To God Series

    Contributed by Robert Butler on Jan 8, 2020
     | 1,304 views

    The way in which we approach God matters because it demonstrates our our willingness to change, honest awareness of who we are as well as shows our open-mind about the fact that God is the better way.

    Step 7: Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings Read the Scripture James 4: 1-10 He gives us more grace. That is why scripture says: “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he ...read more

  • Step Eight - Its A List Dummy Series

    Contributed by Robert Butler on Jan 8, 2020
     | 1,206 views

    Step eight comes across as a fairly easy step at first glance. I only need to transfer my list of people, places and things from step 5 and be willing to change. The “big book” offers all of three sentences so maybe it is that easy. NOT!

    Step eight comes across as a fairly easy step at first glance. I only need to transfer my list of people, places and things from step 5 and be willing to change. The “big book” offers all of three sentences so maybe it is that easy. NOT! If I’m truly committed to changing I must dig a bit deeper. ...read more

  • Step Ten - Review, Rinse And Repeat Series

    Contributed by Robert Butler on Jan 8, 2020
     | 719 views

    Continued to take personal inventory and when we wrong promptly admitted it. How?!!!

    STEP 10: Continued to take personal inventory and when we wrong promptly admitted it. How?!!! Read Scripture: John 15:2 "Every Branch in Me that does not bear fruit, he takes away; and every branch that bears fruit he prunes it, that it may bear more fruit" The biblical equivalent of ...read more

  • Step Eleven: Prayer And Meditation Series

    Contributed by Robert Butler on Jan 8, 2020
     | 1,001 views

    This step and all the steps are based on the fact that God is alive and capable of revealing himself as he truly is through a personal relationship with Him and others in a group of people or a community of faith.

    Step 11: Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood Him, praying only for the knowledge of His Will for us and the power to carry that out. Scripture: Col 3:16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one ...read more

  • Step One - Admit It Series

    Contributed by Robert Butler on Jan 8, 2020
     | 1,433 views

    Why talk about recovery? Well, The 12 steps are based on biblical principles and were written at a time when the AA group was associated with teachings of a now defunct Christian organization called the Oxford Group.

  • 12 Steps To Recovery Part 3 Series

    Contributed by Rodney Johnson on Feb 7, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 5,237 views

    Part 3 covers our decision to turn our lives over to God.

    Twelve Steps To Recovery Part 3 Scripture: Psalms 118:8-9; Numbers 23:19; Hebrews 6:17-18; Isaiah 54:4-8 Introduction So far in this series we have discussed the first two steps in the twelve step process. We began by admitting that we were powerless over our dependencies and that ...read more

  • 12 Steps To Recovery Part 7 Series

    Contributed by Rodney Johnson on Apr 5, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,701 views

    Step seven focuses on our actually asking God to remove our defects and/or addictions.

    Twelve Steps To Recovery Part 7 Scripture: 1 John 1:9; Jeremiah 18:1-6; Luke 18:10-14; 1 John 5:11-15 Introduction To date in this series we have discussed the first six steps in the twelve step process. We began by admitting that we were powerless over our dependencies and that there ...read more