Wednesday’s: 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Emmanuel Reformed Church, Brick Building
(8303 Alondra Blvd., Paramount, CA)
Many Christians today struggle with be-setting sins and remain under the control of the world and all its vices and entrapments. Celebrate Recovery is a recovery ministry based on biblical principles with a goal to let God work in us in providing His healing power through a Christ-centered 12 Step program. This experience allows people to be “transformed” spiritually by working through sound biblical principles. Participants open the door by sharing their experiences, strengths, and hopes with one another. In addition, they become willing to accept God’s grace and forgiveness in solving life’s problems. Celebrate Recovery provides a safe place for individuals to begin their journey of breaking out from their bondages and into God’s grace (II Corinthians 12:9), by helping them to start dealing with their life’s hurts, hang-ups, and habits.
Celebrate Recovery is based on God’s Word, the Bible. When Jesus taught the Sermon on the Mount, He began by stating eight ways to be happy. Today we call them the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:3-10). These 8 Principles are God’s road to recovery, wholeness, growth, and spiritual Christ-like maturity. Celebrate Recovery utilizes the biblical truth that we need each other in order to grow spiritually and emotionally. It is built around small group interaction and the fellowship of a caring community that is built on the New Testament principle that we don’t get well by ourselves. We need each other.
Celebrate Recovery emphasizes personal responsibility. Instead of playing the “accuse and excuse” game of victimization, this program helps people face up to their own poor choices and deal with what they can change. Celebrate Recovery focuses on the future – to start making wise choices now and depend on Christ’s power to help make those changes. We cannot control all that happens to us, but we can control how we respond to everything. When we stop wasting time fixing the blame, we have more energy to fix the problem. When we stop hiding our own faults and stop hurling accusations at others, then the healing power of Christ can begins working in our mind, will, and emotions. That is a secret of happiness.
Celebrate Recovery emphasizes spiritual commitment to Jesus Christ. Celebrate Recovery addresses all types of habits, hurts, and hang-ups. Such needed behavioral changes cannot be done alone. Celebrate Recovery calls for people to make a total surrender of their lives to Christ. Lasting recovery cannot happen without this step. Everybody needs Jesus.