Dennis Partin, Director
E.T. Recovery Ministry

 

Evangel Temple is committed to helping people overcome addictions to drugs and alcohol. We have a Recovery Sunday School class that meets every Sunday morning at 10 am upstairs in the main building of Evangel Temple. The class studies from the NIV Recovery Bible.
For information, contact: Dennis Partin – 479-739-2390.

 

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E.T. Recovery Ministry

invites you to join us on a spiritual journey of recovery. Using the Recovery Devotional Bible as our guide, we travel through life on life’s terms to see the pattern of God vs. the pattern of the world in our lives.

“I have courage in God’s presence, because I am sure that He hears me if I ask Him for anything that is according to His will.”
1 John 5:14 (GNT)

THE BIBLE – STEP BY STEP

The spiritual concepts behind the Twelve Steps appear throughout the Bible. Here is a small sampling of passages that support each step. As you read through them, think of them less as “proof texts” and more as “connecting links” between the steps and the scriptures, between recovery and faith.

STEP ONE

We admitted we were powerless over alcohol — that our lives had become unmanageable.
  • Psalms 6:6-10; 34:17-18; 38:8, 42:7 Proverbs 28:26 Isaiah 28:12-13 Matthew 9:36 Romans 7:15-20 1 Corinthians 8:2
  • 2 Corinthians 12:9-10

STEP TWO

We have come to believe that a Power greater than ourselves can restore us to sanity.
  • Deuteronomy 33:27 Job 6:8 Psalms 63:1; 91:1 Isaiah 41:10; 61:10 Jeremiah 30:17 Ezekiel 18:31 Mark 5:15; 9:23-24; 10:51-52 Luke 5:31; 15:17 John 3:16 Romans 8:38-39 2 Corinthians 1:9; 3:5 Philippians 2:13; 4:19 Hebrews 11:6
  • 1 Peter 5:7

STEP THREE

We make a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God, as we understand Him.
  • Deuteronomy 30:19-20 Psalms 40:1-2; 78:38-39; 118:8-9 Proverbs 3:5-6; 16:3; 18:10 Isaiah 40:31; 55:1 Jeremiah 17:14 Lamentations 3:26 Matthew 4:18-22; 7:7; 11:28-30 Mark 12:30 Galatians 2:20
  • Philippians 2:12-13

STEP FOUR

We make a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
  • Psalm 4:4 Proverbs 27:1 Jeremiah 17:9-10 Lamentations 3:40 Joel 2:13 Michah 6:8 Matthew 26:41 John 14:1 2 Corinthians 13:5-6 Ephesians 4:31 Colossians 3:5-8 James 1:19-21; 3:14-16 2 Peter 1:5-7
  • 1 John 1:8-9

STEP FIVE

We admitt to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
  • Psalm 32:3-5; 51:17; 55:22 Proverbs 18:24; 27:17; 28:13 Isaiah 44:22 Jeremiah 14:20 Daniel 9:4 Luke 15:18-19 Romans 3:23; 14:12 Ephesians 1:7-8 James 4:7-8; 5:16
  • 1 John 1:8-9; 2:1-2

STEP SIX

We are entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
  • Psalm 119:10-12; 139:23-24 Proverbs 3:24 Lamentations 3:19-22 Ezekiel 36:25 John 15:7 Romans 6:11-12 Philippians 3:12-14 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 Hebrews 9:14 James 4:10 1 Peter 1:13-14
  • 1 John 5:14

STEP SEVEN

We humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
  • Psalm 25:8-11; 34:7; 51:1-2, 10-12 Isaiah 41:13 Ezekiel 36:25-26 Matthew 21:22; 23:12 Mark 11:24 Acts 3:19 Romans 4:20-21; 8:1-2, 31-32 James 4:6-8
  • 1 John 1:9; 5:15

STEP EIGHT

We make a list of all persons we have harmed, and become willing to make amends to them all.
  • Deuteronomy 31:6 Proverbs 25:9-10 jeremiah 35:15 Matthew 6:14-15; 7:3-5 Mark 11:25 Luke 6:27-31; 37-38; 19:8 Romans 2:1; 15:1-3 Ephesians 4:32
  • 1 John 4:11-12

STEP NINE

We make direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
  • Leviticus 19:17-18 Proverbs 13:20; 18:24 Ezekiel 33:15-16 Matthew 5:23-26, 43-45 Luke 6:35-36 Romans 12:14-21; 13:8; 14:13 Ephesians 4:25-28 Philippians 2:3-4, 14-15 Colossians 3:12-13
  • 1 John 2:9-10; 4:19-21

STEP TEN

We continue to take personal inventory, and when we are wrong, promptly admit it.
  • Psalm 19:12; 34:12; 139:23-24 Proverbs 14:29-30; 21:2 Ezekiel 33:14-16 Mark 14:38 Luke 6:27-31; 6:41-42 Romans 12:3 1 Corinthians 10:12 2 Corinthians 3:5 Ephesians 4:22-24; 5:15-16 James 1:23-25 1 John 1:7
  • Jude 24-25

STEP ELEVEN

We seek through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understand Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry it out.

  • Psalm 1:1-3; 16:7-8; 25:4-5; 37:7, 9; 88:9; 119:105-106 Proverbs 3:5-6; 16:20 Isaiah 26:3-4; 30:21 Lamentations 3:25-26 Hosea 6:3 Matthew 6:6, 9-13; 7:7; 21:22; 26:39 Mark 11:24 Luke 11:9-10 Romans 8:26 Philippians 4:6
  • Colossians 1:10; 3:16

STEP TWELVE

Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we try to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
  • Psalm 71:15-18; 78:1-8; 96 Ecclesiastes 4:5-11 Isaiah 38:10-20 Matthew 25:40; 28:19-20 Mark 5:19 Luke 8:16-18; 14:12-14 Romans 8:1-2; 12:1-2 2 Corinthians 5:17-20 Galatians 6:1 Ephesians 5:1-2 Philippians 4:8-9 Colossians 4:5-6 2 Timothy 4:2 Hebrews 13:15-16
  • 1 Peter 4:8-11