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Celebrate Recovery @ Rafter J Cowboy Church – Wednesday, April 25, 2018 – Stuck Lesson 25

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Dinner @ 6:15 – 6:45 pm
Large group starts at 7 pm (age requirement 15 years and older)
Small  groups start at 8 pm (age requirements 18 years and older)
Seven Reasons We Get Stuck
1. You have not completely worked the previous principle

Perhaps you are trying to move through the principles too quickly. Slow down! Give God time to work! Remember, this program is a process.

“Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.” (Galatians 5:25)

2. You have not completely surrendered your life and your will to the Lord

Perhaps you are trusting Jesus with the “big” things, but you still think you can handle the “small” things.

“For good judgment and common sense, trust in the Lord completely; don’t ever trust in yourself. In everything you do, put God first, and he will direct you and crown your efforts with success.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)

3. You have not accepted Jesus’ work on the cross for your forgiveness

You may have forgiven others, but you think your sin is too big to be forgiven.

“But if we confess our sins to him, he can be depended on to forgive us…from every wrong.” (1 John 1:9)

“So overflowing is his kindness towards us that he took away all our sins through the blood of his Son, by whom we are saved.” (Ephesians 1:7)

Have you forgiven yourself?

Remember, “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” (Romans 8:1)

4. You really have not forgiven others who have harmed you

You must “let go of the pain of past harm and abuse. Until you are able to release it, forgive it, it will continue to hold you as its prisoner.

“After you have suffered a little while, our God, who is full of kindness through Christ, will give you his eternal glory. He personally will pick you up, and set firmly in place and make you stronger than ever.” (1 Peter 5:10-11)

5. You are afraid of the risk in making the necessary changes

You may be paralyzed by the fear of failure. You may fear intimacy because of the fear of rejection or of being hurt again. You may resist change (growth) because of the fear of the unknown.

“Fear not, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed… I will strengthen you; I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10)

“That is why we can say without any doubt or fear, “The Lord is my Helper and I am not afraid of anything that mere man can do to me.” (Hebrews 13:6)

6. You are not willing to “own” your responsibility

You need to take responsibility for your past in a broken relationship, a damaged friendship, with a distant child or parent, and so forth.

“Examine me, O God, and know my mind; test me, and discover…if there is any evil in me and guide me in the everlasting way.” (Psalm 139)

7. You have not developed an effective support team

Do you have a sponsor or an accountability partner? Do you have the phone numbers of others in you small group? Have you volunteered for a commitment to your recovery ministry

“Be with wise men and become wise. Be with evil men and become evil.” (Proverbs 13:20)

“Dear brothers, you have been given freedom: not freedom to do wrong, but freedom to love and serve each another.” (Galatians 5:13)

“Share each other’s troubles and problems, and so obey our Lord’s command.” (Galatians 6:2)

Celebrate Recovery’s Daily Action Plan for Serenity

1. Daily, continue to take an inventory. When you are wrong, promptly admit it.

2. Daily, study God’s Word and pray asking God to guide you and help you apply His teaching and will in your life.

3. Daily, work and live the eight principles to the best of your ability, always looking for new opportunities to help and serve others – not just at your recovery meetings but in all areas of your life.

Focus Questions:

Which of the seven reasons we talked about tonight have you gotten stuck in?  And how did you get unstuck?


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Rafter J Cowboy Church Bulletin for Sunday, April 2, 2018


Sermon by Pastor Bob Young

Friendship with the World is Hatred Towards God

Part II

 Scriptures: James 4:7-12

This Week at Rafter J:

Sunday, April 22: 9 am Adult Co-Ed Bible Study, 9:45 am Nursery Opens, 10 am Worship Service, Youth and Children’s Church after Music Worship, Sermon, New Member meet with Pastor Bob after church service, KCSR 1 pm – 3 pm. Battle of the Churches Sr. Pro Bull Ride 3:30 pm. NOTE: Bake Off fees due today! 


Wednesday, April 25: Celebrate Recovery 7 pm – Stuck Lesson #25 – Meal Served 6:15 – 6:45 pm


Thursday, April 26: Bibles and Bulls 7:30 pm


Saturday, April 28: 4Shepherds Horsemanship Desensitization Clinic 10 am – 4 pm $135. To register visit


Upcoming Events and Other Announcements:

Sunday, April 29:  5th Sunday Music Worship by Tommy Brandt and Pot-luck lunch after service. New members introduced to Congregation. 


Tuesday, May 1:  Invite your family and friends to Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers in Terrell on Tuesday, May 1st 5 pm to 9 pm. 30% of sales will be donated to Rafter J Cowboy Church. Be sure to tell the cashier for dine-in or to-go that you are there for the Rafter J Cowboy Church fundraiser.


Wednesday, May 2: 8th Anniversary for Celebrate Recovery at RJCC. Please come celebrate and support this awesome ministry. We have an amazing testimony and meal will be served at 6:15 pm, program starts at 7 pm.

Saturday, May 19: Ladies Fellowship 6 pm to 8 pm “Love Never Fails” – Taco Salad for dinner.


 If you have a prayer request, please drop it in the wooden church, by the table next to the doors.  You may also contact Shirley McFarlin 214-729-0603 or Janie Collins 214-803-3545 


If you do not have email and wish to be contacted via text or phone, please contact Cindy Brown 972-567-6422 or


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Celebrate Recovery @ Rafter J Cowboy Church Wednesday, April 18, 2018 – Testimony Night

Meal Served at 6:15 pm – 6:45 pm 

Large group starts at 7 pm (age requirement 15 years and older)

Small groups start at 8 pm (age requirements 18 years and older)  

We invite you to join us tonight for TESTIMONY NIGHT!  

Principle 8. Yield myself to God to be used to bring this Good News to others, both by my example and by my words.

“Blessed are those who are persecuted because they do what God require message to others and practice these principles in all our affairs.

Step 12. Having had a spiritual experience as the result of these steps, we try to carry this message to others and 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 tempted.”  (Galatians 6:1)


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