Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered safe, non-judgmental group encouraging Christ followers to passionately pursuing intimacy with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It is biblically-based and draws from the Beatitudes of Jesus. It is for those in need of finding freedom and healing from our hurts, hang-ups and habits.
“And if we ask how are we to know where our hearts are, the answer is just as simple - everything which hinders us from loving God above all things and acts as a barrier between ourselves and our obedience to Jesus is our treasure, and the place where our heart is.” --Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Cost of Discipleship
I came back from the conference and a someone was peddling this snake-oil among some of our community and causing them to become disillusioned. So I reached out to my good buddy Jon Stokes and we dialogued on this and I thought I would share our conversation on the subject:
As we come to the close of the book of Acts Dr Jeffrey Garner will walk us through the defenses and circumstances of Paul's arraignment and court trials and lead us in a reflection of the nature of defensiveness, self-regulation, and how to live in the defense of a higher purpose. We will investigate what we are living our lives in defense of and how we can act this week to live into a higher justification.