Healing Hearts
Service Times: Sunday Bible Study 9:30 a.m. and Worship 10:30 a.m. - Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
Location: 408 Victoria Street, Alamosa, CO 81101

 Twelve Steps And Their Biblical Comparisons*

1.    We admitted we were powerless over our addictions and compulsive behaviors, that our lives had become unmanageable.

"For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out" (Romans 7:18).



2.    We came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

"For it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose" (Philippians 2:13).

3.    We made a decision to turn our lives and our wills over to the care of God.

"Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship" (Romans 12:1).

4.    We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

"Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the Lord" (Lamentations 3:40).

5.    We admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

"Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective" (James 5:16).

6.    We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

"Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up." (James 4:10).

7.    We humbly asked Him to remove all our shortcomings.

"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness" (1 John 1:9).

8.    We made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.

"Do to others as you would have them do to you" (Luke 6:31).

9.    We made direct amends to such people whenever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

"Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift" (Matthew 5:23-24).

10.    We continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.

"So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall!" (1 Corinthians 10:12).

11.    We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and power to carry that out.

"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God" (Colossians 3:13).

12.    Having had a spiritual experience as the result of these steps, we try to carry this message to others and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

"Brother if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted" (Galatians 6:1).

* Throughout this material, you will notice several references to the Christ-centered 12 Steps. Our prayer is that Healing Hearts will create a bridge to those who are familiar with the secular 12 Steps and in so doing, introduce them to the one and only true Higher Power, Jesus Christ. Once they begin that relationship by obeying His commands (John 14:15; 15:10) and remain faithful to Jesus (Revelation 2:10) true healing and recovery can begin!

Contact Information

Alamosa Church of Christ
408 Victoria Street
Alamosa, CO 81101

Telephone: 719-589-4236

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