Discussion Starter #16

I’ll Not Turn Back! 2 Peter 2:18 They are loudmouths, full of hot air, but still they’re dangerous. Men and women who have recently escaped from a deviant life are most susceptible to their brand of seduction. The words of a Salvation Army Song. I’ll not turn back, whatever it may cost; I’m called to […]

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Take Inventory of Your Motives Before You Act.

Proverbs 21:2 We justify our actions by appearances; God examines our motives. None of us set out to do the wrong thing. Generally, we believe we are doing what is right for us. But God sees the motives of our hearts. Often we make choices in areas of life where the right actions are difficult […]

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What Do You See?

Matthew 7:17-20 A good tree produces good fruit, and a bad tree produces bad fruit. A good tree can’t produce bad fruit, and a bad tree can’t produce good fruit. So every tree that does not produce good fruit is chopped down and thrown into the fire. Yes, just as you can identify a tree […]

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4o Days of Recovery ~ Day 33

    A number of years ago (around the birth of Living Life Recovery) I attended a men’s Bible Study at the Ferntree Gully Salvation Army. In that group, we studied the book of Amos. Since that day the book of Amos has been one of the most encouraging books of the Bible in my […]

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4o Days of Recovery – Day 12

    LOVE YOUR ENEMIES   Bible Reading: Matthew 5:43-48Focus Verse: Matthew 5:46 Loving our enemies doesn’t mean we have to like them and approve of everything they do. It does mean however we have to forgive them and desire the best for them. Resentments lead to relapse if they are left unchecked. In Romans 5:8 it […]

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#2173 Recovery is a Choice

As we wind down the “Christmas Festivities’ for 2018 and begin preparing for the ‘New Year’ I am reminded today ‘Recovery is a choice’ Jesus came into the world with one purpose “to save sinners’ but is’not automatic. It requires character building work and it requires ‘Making a Choice’ Jesus didn’t come to force us to live God’s Way. He didn’t come to […]

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#2151 The Word For Recovery

This is what you’re to look for: a baby wrapped in a blanket and lying in a manger.” For the Son of Man came to find and restore the lost.” That is what the Son of Man has done: He came to serve, not to be served–and then to give away His life in exchange […]

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Don’t Get Too Comfortable

Friends, this world is not your home, so don’t make yourselves cozy in it. Don’t indulge your ego at the expense of your soul. Live an exemplary life among the natives so that your actions will refute their prejudices. Then they’ll be won over to God’s side and be there to join in the celebration […]

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Read Ezekiel 11

Focus Verse: Ezekiel 11:21 “‘Not those who are self-willed and addicted to their rotten images and obscene idols! I’ll see that they’re paid in full for what they’ve done.” As we admit our sins and repent God will forgive and heal us. WE ARE ALL ACCOUNTABLE TO GOD. 2 Corinthians 5:10 Sooner or later we’ll all have […]

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God is Interested In Our Actions

Wicked borrows and never returns; Righteous gives and gives. Psalms 37:21 STEP 8: We made a list of all the persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.“Do to others as you would like them to do to you” Luke 6:31B Making amends is essential to making things right Making amends […]

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