Forgiveness!

Tonight’s lesson is on “Forgiveness.”

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Happy are the merciful. Happy are the peacemakers.  Matthew 5:7a and 5:9

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)

 

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No Celebrate Recovery 3/30/18

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This Friday, 3/30/18, there will be no CR.  Please pray for our leaders as we are traveling with a group of youth students to the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter.  We can’t wait to be back to normal on 4/6/18!  Have a safe week and remember to take it one step at a time!

Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks!

Learning to navigate the ins and outs of social media is tricky territory!  Bear with us as we begin using more social media avenues to reach our community.  If there are social media aficionados out there with some time they would like to donate, please feel free to email us some fresh ideas.  We hope to be up and running with regular blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram posts as well as emailing those who have requested it.

What is a Co-Dependent?

Do you assume responsibility for other’s feelings and behaviors or feel guilty about other’s feelings and behaviors?

Do you worry about how others may respond to your feelings, opinions, and behavior?

Do you value others opinions and feelings more than your own?

Do you feel embarrassed when receiving recognition, praise, or gifts?

Do you have a fear of being hurt and/or rejected by others?

Have you ever compromised your own beliefs, values, and integrity to avoid other’s rejection or anger?

Have you ever gone above and beyond to be needed, valued, or loved?

Have you ever tolerated mistreatment or abuse from others while justifying their behavior and trying to defend them?

Are you overly caring for others at the expense of one’s own self needs; feeling victimized and “used” as a result.  Do you experience anxiety in saying “no” to someone, even when saying “yes” would be at great inconvenience?

Do you directly or indirectly attempt to fix, manage, or control another person’s problems to help them avoid feeling bad or experiencing the consequences of their choices?

Do you judge everything you think, say, or do harshly, as never being “good enough?”

Do you feel conflicted by a desire to be needed and resentment for feeling obligated in serving others.

Are you extremely loyal, to the point of remaining in harmful situations too long?

Do you Feel bound in relationships by performance (what I do) rather than core value and worth (who I am)?

Do you avoids conflict with other people to the point of being unable to speak true feelings or asking for valid needs to be met, oftentimes countered by fits of anger or rage.

Freedom from co-dependency begins when we surrender the illusion that our identity and value are established through the lenses of other people. Our identity is in how God views us and who He created us to be. As a result, we no longer need to see ourselves as a function of what we do, but who we already are. Sobriety for the co-dependent is different. It is not characterized by abstaining from a substance. It is more relational in nature.

Relax

Come on in for a night of relaxation this Friday (9/9/16). Take a break from the stresses of the world! We are going to have a night of music, fun, and fellowship! Join us for dinner… who doesn’t love free food?!  Bring the kids and a friend or two.