Category: Step 4

Moral Inventory

For the next three years, Bill Wilson pursued his recovery through the Oxford Group, which emphasized the following: 1. Complete deflation (of false pride) 2. Dependence on and guidance from God 3. Moral inventory 4. Confession Restitution 5. Continued work with other suffering persons This week at ‘Celebrate Recovery’ we […]

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, […]

#2028 Verse of The Day

Lamentations 3:40–41 Let’s take a good look at the way we’re living and reorder our lives under God. Let’s lift our hearts and hands at one and the same time, praying to God in heaven. STEP FOUR: In order to help me change, I will investigate and record […]

#2023 Rules

While Paul and Barnabas were at Antioch, some men from Judea arrived and began to teach the believers that unless they adhered to the ancient Jewish custom of circumcision, they could not be saved. Paul and Barnabas argued and discussed this with them at length, and finally the […]

Why Recovery?

1 John 1:5-10 This is the message God has given us to pass on to you: that God is Light and in him is no darkness at all. So if we say we are his friends but go on living in spiritual darkness and sin, we are lying. But if […]

Take a Good Look at Yourself

Luke 11:36 If you are filled with light, with no dark corners, then your whole life will be radiant, as though a floodlight were filling you with light.  The only way to work out what in your life is stopping you from following God is to take inventory, […]

A searching and fearless MORAL inventory.

John 3:19-21 This is the crisis we’re in: God-light streamed into the world, but men and women everywhere ran for the darkness. They went for the darkness because they were not really interested in pleasing God. Everyone who makes a practice of doing evil, addicted to denial and illusion, […]

Step Four ~ Week Two

Job 31 2-37 “what can I expect from God? What do I deserve from God Almighty above Isn’t calamity reserved for the wicked? Isn’t disaster supposed to strike those who do wrong. Isn’t God looking, observing how I live? Doesn’t he mark every step I take? “Have I walked hand in hand with […]