Addiction Ministry

The Centreville Church of Christ now has a Faith Based Addiction Support Ministry

"Finding freedom from Addictions through Christ"

"If addiction/obsession has influenced your thinking or behavior and is holding you hostage; if your addiction/obsession displays acute glamorous or depressive consequences, then it is time to find freedom through Christ Jesus...We are here to help  Click here to view our flyer

The 12 Steps have long been of great help to people in recovery. Much of their power comes
from the fact that they capture principles evident in the Bible. The 12 Steps connects to various Scriptures that support them.  In each step, listed below, you may hover your mouse over the scriptures and the actual bible scripture will come up, or you may double click on the scripture as well and read what thus say's the Lord. This will enable users to see how the steps are connected to passages of the Bible which is what this ministry is based on.


Step 1: We admitted that we were powerless over our dependencies-that our lives had become unmanageable.
"I know that nothing good lives in me...I want to do what is right, but I can't" Romans 7:18 see also John 8:31-36; Romans 7:14-25.


Step 2: We came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. "God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him" Philippians 2:13; see also Romans 4:6-8; Ephesians 1:6-8; Colossians 1:21-22; Hebrews 11:1-10.


Step 3: We made a decision to turn our wills and our lives over to the care of God. "Dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice, the kind he will find acceptable"Romans 12:1; see also Matthew 11:28-30; Mark 10:14-16; James 4:7-10

Step 4: We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. "Let us test and examine our ways.
Let us turn back to the LORD. Lamentations 3:40; see also Matthew 7:1-5; 2 Corinthians 7:8-10.

Step 5: We admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. 
Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed" James 5:16; see also Psalm 32:1-5; Psalms 51:1-3; 1 John 1:2-6.

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 in honor" James 4:10; see also Romans 6:5-11; Philippians 3:12-14.


Step 7: We humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings. "If we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness" 1 John 1:9; see also Luke 18:9-14; 1 John 5:13-15.

Step 8: We made a list of all the persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all. 
"Do to others as you would like them to do to you" Luke 6:31; see also Colossians 3:12-15; 1 John 3:10-20.

Step 9: We made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others. "If you are presenting a sacrifice at the altar and . . . someone has something against you, leave your
sacrifice there at the altar. Go and be reconciled to that person. Then come and offer your sacrifice to
God" Matthew 5:23-24; see also Luke 19:1-10; 1 Peter 2:21-25.

Step 10: We continued to take personal inventory, and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it. 
"If you think you are standing strong, be careful not to fall" 1 Corinthians 10:12; see also Romans 5:3-6; 2 Timothy 2:1-7; 1 John 1:8-10.

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 the power to carry that out. "Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart" Colossians 4:2; see also Isaiah 40:28-31; 1 Timothy 4:7-8.

Step 12: Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others and to practice these principles in all our affairs. "Dear brothers and sisters, if another believer is overcome by
some sin, you who are godly should gently and humbly help that person back onto the right path. And be
careful not to fall into the same temptation yourself" Galatians 6:1; see also Isaiah 61:1-3; Titus 3:3-7; 1 Peter 4:1-5

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"For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not."
"Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;" "And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." "They answered him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?" "Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin." And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever. "If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed."
"For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin." "For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I." "If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good." "Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me." "For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not." "For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do." "Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me." "I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me." For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: "But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members." O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.
  
For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
"Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works," "Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered." Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.
"To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved." "In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;" Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;
"And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled" "In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:"
"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." For by it the elders obtained a good report. "Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear." "By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh." "By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God." "But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him." "By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith." "By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went." "By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:" "For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God."
  
"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service."
"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." "Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls." "For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."
"But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God." "Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein." "And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them."
"Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you." "Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded." "Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness." "Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up."
"Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the LORD."
"Judge not, that ye be not judged." "For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again." "And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?" "Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?" "Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye."
"For though I made you sorry with a letter, I do not repent, though I did repent: for I perceive that the same epistle hath made you sorry, though it were but for a season." "Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing." For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.
"Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much."
"Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered." "Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile." "When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long." For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah. "I acknowledge my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah."
"Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions." "Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin." For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.
"(For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;)" "That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ." "And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full." "This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all." "If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:"
  
"Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up."
"For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:" "Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin." For he that is dead is freed from sin. "Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:" Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. "For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God." "Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord."
"Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus." "Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before," I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."
"And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:" "Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican." "The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican." "I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess." "And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner." "I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted."
"These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God." "And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:" "And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him."
"And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise."
"Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;" "Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye." "And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness." "And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful."
"In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother." "For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another." "Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous." "Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you." "We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death." Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him. "Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren." "But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?" "My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth." "And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him." "For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things."
"Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee;" "Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift."
And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho. "And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich." "And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature." "And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycomore tree to see him: for he was to pass that way." "And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to day I must abide at thy house." "And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully." "And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner." "And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord: Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold." "And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham." For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
"For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:" "Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:" "Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:" "Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed." For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.
Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.
"And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;" "And patience, experience; and experience, hope:" And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. "For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly."
"Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus." "And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also." "Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ." No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier. "And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully." The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits. Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.
"If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us." "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." "If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us."
"Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;"
"Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding." He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. "Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:" "But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint."
"But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness." "For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come."
"Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted."
"The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;" "To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;" "To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified."
"For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another." "But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared," "Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;" Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; "That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life."
"Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;" "That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God." "For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries:" "Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you:" Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead.


Services

Sunday School (All)
Sunday - 9:00AM
New Convert Class
Sunday - 9:00AM
Morning Worship
Sunday - 10:00AM
Childrens Worship
Sunday - 10:00AM
Evening Worship
Sunday - 5:00PM
Morning Bible Class
Wednesday - 10:00AM
Evening Bible Class
Wednesday - 7:00PM
CBLI Classes
Wednesday - 6:00PM
CBLI Classes
Wednesday - 8:00PM
Teen Bible Study
Friday - 7:00PM
CBLI Classes
Saturday - 8:00AM
CBLI Classes
Saturday - 9:00AM
CBLI Classes
Saturday - 10:00AM
Men's Training Class
Saturday - 11:00AM

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Leadership

Bro Ralph P. Smith
Ministering Evangelist
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Bro Rudy M. Prowl Sr.
Associate Minister
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Bro Thomas Owens
Elder
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Bro James Berry
Elder
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Bro Ozzie Lomax
Elder
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