Steps 10-12


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unSTUCK! Step 10-12 Luke 19:1-19, Matthew 5:23-24

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

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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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Step 4 “We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves”

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STEP 5 Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs

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STEP 6 Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character

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STEP 7 Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings

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Step 8 Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all. “It is the beginning of the end of isolation from our fellows and from God” - Bill W

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Step 9 Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

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Step 10 Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.

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Romans 2:14-15 Even Gentiles, who do not have God’s written law, show that they know his law when they instinctively obey it, even without having heard it. They demonstrate that God’s law is written in their hearts, for their own conscience and thoughts either accuse them or tell them they are doing right.

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We vigorously commenced this way of living as we cleaned up the past. We have entered the world of the Spirit. Our next function is to grow in understanding and effectiveness. This is not an overnight matter. It should continue for our lifetime. Continue to watch for selfishness, dishonesty, resentment, and fear. When these crop up, we ask God at once to remove them. We discuss them with someone immediately and make amends quickly if we have harmed anyone. Then we resolutely turn our thoughts to someone we can help. Love and tolerance of others is our code. Big Book p.84

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Step 11 Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood God, praying only for knowledge of God's will for us and the power to carry that out

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Ephesians 4:22-24 Since, then, we do not have the excuse of ignorance, everything—and I do mean everything—connected with that old way of life has to go. It’s rotten through and through. Get rid of it! And then take on an entirely new way of life—a God-fashioned life, a life renewed from the inside and working itself into your conduct as God accurately reproduces his character in you.

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NA Basic Text, Chapter 4 As we grow spiritually and find out about a Power greater than ourselves, we begin to realize that as long as our spiritual needs are truly met, our living problems are reduced to a point of comfort. When we forget where our real strength lies, we quickly become subject to the same patterns of thinking and action that got us to the Program in the first place.

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We eventually redefine our beliefs and understanding to the point where we see that our greatest need is for knowledge of God's will for us and the strength to carry that out. We are able to set aside some of our personal preference, if necessary, to do this because we learn that God's will consists of the very things we care most about. God's will for us becomes our own true will for ourselves. This happens in an intuitive manner which cannot be adequately explained in words.

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Step 12 Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other addicts, and to practice these principles in all our affairs

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Matthew 10:8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.

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Bill W on Step 12 Life will take on new meaning. To watch people recover, to see them help others, to watch loneliness vanish, to see a fellowship grow up about you, to have a host of friends - this is an experience you must not miss. We know you will not want to miss it. Frequent contact with newcomers and with each other is the bright spot of our lives. 
-A.A. Big Book p.89

Summary: 12 Steps: Steps 10-12 January 17, 2018 Teacher: Rev. Eric McCrea Pine Island UMC Bokeelia, Florida

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