Step 4 Sermons

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Taking and Releasing 

August 21, 2019

We are still working our way through step 4. Step 4 is "Made a searching and fearless moral inventory." We are on the principle accountability. One of the best examples of someone who preached accountability was John the Baptist.

Pastor Uni unpacks Matthew 3:1-2; 5-9; 11 and talks about two different types of people found in the passage. How does this relate to step four? Take a listen to find out.

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

Impact of Family

August 14, 2019

In the book of Nehemiah there is a wonderful story of the children of Israel doing a deep soul searching of their lives. In Nehemiah chapter nine, when the Jewish nation returned from exile, they confessed their sins. But here is the kicker, as you read the chapter; they confessed not only their sins, but the sins of their ancestors who were already dead. You see, they blamed their ancestors (rightfully so) for their captivity and the difficult situation they were facing. In the same way, we see our addictions carry long term impact on our ancestors.

The impact of our addictions, on our children and subsequently our grandchildren down the line can be devastating. The 4th step agrees with what God did throughout the centuries, he calls us to: "Make a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves." When we do that, we can uncover the habits, traditions, and things we have taught our family that are against scripture. God can heal our families through that. So we repeat the words of the Apostle Paul found in 2 Corinthians 13:5, "examine yourselves to see if your faith is genuine. Test yourselves. Surely you know that Jesus Christ is among you; if not, you have failed the test of genuine faith."

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

David Had Issues

August 7, 2019

When you think of someone doing something brave, what comes to your mind? A father lost his life rescuing his kids from drowning. An uncle was severely burned running into a burning building to save his niece. As a believer one of the bravest things we can do is to present ourselves before God and say, "Go at it God, show me where I need some work." What makes this such a brave act is that God will answer us. We see this act played out in Step four which says, "We are making a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves."

The Psalms we read are often prayers put into song. Many of them King David wrote. They are dangerous prayers at that. Dangerous because praying those psalms invite God into our lives in such a way, that dramatic things can happen. Today, Pastor Uni focuses in on two of those dangerous prayers and explains how those dangerous prayers go hand in hand with step four.

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