12 Steps

These are the 12 Steps and their Biblical comparisons that lead us to recovery through Jesus Christ:

Step 1

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

“I know that nothing good lives 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

Step 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 according to His good
– Philippians 2:13

Step 3

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

“Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of
God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living
sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God — this
is your spiritual act of worship.”
-Romans 12:1

Step 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

Step 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.”
~ James 5:16

Step 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

Step 7

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

Step 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

Step 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
has something against you, leave your gift
there in front of the altar. First go and be
reconciled to your brother; then come and
offer your gift.”
~ Matthew 5:23-24

Step 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

Step 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.”
~ Colossians 3:16

Step 12

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

“Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you
who are spiritual should restore him gently.
But watch yourself, or you also may be
~ Galatians 6:1

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