Recovery Part 1

April 10, 2017 in featured, Sermon Notes, Video

 

Recovery Part 1

 

RECOVERYrestoration or return to any former, normal, and better state; the action or process of regaining possession or control of something stolen or lost.

 


 

EVERYONE has issues and we all need RECOVERY.

 

1 John 5:17 All wrongdoing is sin

 



SIN = Missing the bullseye; less than God’s best; less than perfect.

 

Romans 3:21 For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.

 

The first step is to stop DENYING and start ADMITTING.

 

Proverbs 28:13 Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.

 


How we choose to respond determines the OUTCOME.

 

Proverbs 5:21-23 21 For your ways are in full view of the Lord,

   and he examines all your paths.

22 The evil deeds of the wicked ensnare them;

   the cords of their sins hold them fast.

23 For lack of discipline they will die,

   led astray by their own great folly.

 

Recovery is a process and takes…

  1. COMMITMENT.

 

  1. TIME.

 

  1. RESOURCES.

 

  1. WORK.

 

  1. HELP.

 

But is starts with CONFESSION.

 

1John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

James 5:16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.