Celebrate Recovery at Park Hill
August 19, 2021
August 19, 2021
Evaluate all my relationships. Offer forgiveness to those who have hurt me and make amends for harm I’ve done to others, except when doing so would harm them or others.
“Happy are the merciful. Happy are the peacemakers.”
Matthew 5:7a and 5:9
We made direct amends to such people whenever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
“Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift.”
Matthew 5:23–24 (NIV)
So prepare your minds for service and have self-control. All of your hope should be for the gift of grace that will be yours when Jesus Christ is shown to you. (1 Peter 1:13 NCV)
by our faith
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is a gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast. (Ephesians 2:8–9 NIV)
by God’s love
“For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.”
(Matthew 6:14 NIV)
paid the price
In Christ we are set free by the blood of his death, and so we have forgiveness of sins. How rich is God’s grace, . . . (Ephesians 1:7 NCV)
And I am sure that God who began the good work within you will keep right on helping you grow in his grace until his task within you is finally finished on that day when Jesus Christ returns. (Philippians 1:6 TLB)
LEADER’S FOCUS QUESTION
In what ways have you experienced God’s GRACE in your recovery?