The Winners in Recovery
YOU Can “Stick With the Winners”
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The Apostles -- the First Century Christians – were winners – Daily they healed and were cured.
Daily in their homes or in the Temple, they prayed together, heard God’s Word together, ate together, and witnessed to others together
As Peter instructed, they repented, were baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, and received the gift
of the Holy Ghost; and 3000 souls were added
They cast out unclean spirits, and healed all manner of sickness and all manner of disease
Matthew 10:1; e.g.: Acts 3:1-10; 5:12-15; 6:8; 8:13; 9:33-34, 37, 40-42; 10:10-12.
The early Akron A.A. Christian Fellowship (Group Number 1) were also winners.
Daily they met together in the homes, contacted each other, prayed together, studied the Bible
together, sought God’s guidance in Quiet Times together, and led newcomers to accept
Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior
DR. BOB and the Good Oldtimers; Dick B., The Golden Text of A.A., Mitchell K., How It Worked
They were or became born again. They turned to God for help. They were cured of alcoholism. And they told this to newcomers and helped them get straightened out.
Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th ed., 57, 63, 191; The Golden Text of A.A., Bill W., Autobiography.
A.A. General Service Conference-approved literature suggests AAs can become winners.
They can meet together daily – and frequently do this more than once each day. They can contact each other daily. They can study the Bible together daily. They can pray together daily. They can read Christian books and devotionals together daily. They can eat together daily. They can help others daily.
The Co-Founders, 11; DR. BOB; Alcoholics Anonymous,14-17, 20, 85-88, 91, 98, 100, 191.
You, Your sponsees, Your brothers, Your group, and Your Fellowship can daily grow in their relationship with God and their fellowship with Him, His Son, and other believers; follow the path of Apostolic Christians and early A.A. Christian Fellowship; and achieve the same results as those before them did. And here are some specific suggestions for you:
Arrange for daily contact with other believers: in fellowships; snacks, coffee, or meals together; prayer together; Bible study together; 11th Step Quiet Times together; communication by phone or in meetings together; service to and meeting together in A.A., church, your Christian fellowship; study and leadership of others through the Big Book, the Steps, Bible, other literature, films, tapes, and A.A. commitments and activities; utilization of Christian programs of other churches, groups, meetings, conferences, entertainment, and recreational activities; sponsorship of others; and meeting, welcoming, greeting, and helping newcomers; leading them and others who want God’s help into the Word and into a relationship with God through Jesus Christ.
Remain committed and faithful daily to these Christians recovery efforts; and be bold in your willingness to take a stand for God, His Word, His healings, His forgiveness, His guidance, and a relationship with Him through His Son Jesus Christ.