unSTUCK pt 3


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unSTUCK! Step 3 Proverbs 3:5-6 Luke 22:42 Luke 23:46

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(1) We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness. (2) We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it. (3) We will comprehend the word serenity and we will know peace. Promises of 12 steps

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(4) No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience can benefit others. (5) That feeling of uselessness and self-pity will disappear. Promises of 12 steps

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(6) We will lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in our fellows. (7) Self-seeking will slip away. (8) Our whole attitude and outlook upon life will change. (9) Fear of people and of economic insecurity will leave us. Promises of 12 steps

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Promises of 12 steps (10) We will intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle us. (11) We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves. (12) Are these extravagant promises? We think not. They are being fulfilled among us—sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. They will always materialize if we work for them.

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Step 1 “We admitted we were powerless over _________ and that our lives had become unmanageable.”

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Recognize the insanity & your need for God to restore sanity “Insanity” replacement words reality, honesty, peace of mind or balance; Last week’s assignment

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Step 3 – The Keystone

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Step 3 Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.

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Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

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Who’s the Director?

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“I would say what makes so much religion innocuous, ineffectice, and even unexciting is that there has seldom been a concrete “decision to turn our lives over to the care of God,” even in many people who go to church, temple, or mosque.” Richard Rohr, Breathing Underwater

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Step 3 Parable

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“Something has to break our primary addiction, which is our own power and our false programs for happiness.” Richard Rohr, Breathing Underwater

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Jesus, in Luke 22:42 “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.”

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Jesus, in Luke 23:46 “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.”

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“…continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.” Paul, in Philippians 2:12-13

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The “Catch”

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Step 3 Prayer God, I offer myself to Thee - to build with me and to do with me as Thou wilt. Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do Thy Will. Take away my difficulties, that victory over them may bear witness to those I would help of Thy Power, Thy Love, and Thy Way of life. May I do Thy Will always!"

Summary: Wednesday Night Bible Study - Pastor Eric McCrea - Pine Island United Methodist Church - December 6, 2017 - Bokeelia, Florida

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