The Twelve Steps with Related Scriptures

Step One

We admitted we were powerless over the effects of our separation from God-that our lives had become unmanageable.

I know 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 Two

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 accordinly to his good purpose.

Phil 21:13

Step Three

Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.

Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God- which is your spiritual worship.

Romans: 12:1

Step Four

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 Five

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: 5:16a

Step Six

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 Seven

Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.

If we confess our sins, He is faitful and just and will forgive us our sins and puify us from unrighteousness.

1 John: 1:9

Step Eight

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 to do to you

Luke 6:31

Step Nine

Made direct amends to such people wherever 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.

Matt 5:23-24

Step Ten

Continue 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 Eleven

Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for the knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.

Let the word of Christ dwell in us all.

Colossians 3:16a

Step Twelve

Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried 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 spritiual should restore him gently. Bur watch yourself, or you also may be tempted.

Galatians 6:1

Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time, accepting hardships as the pathway to peace, taking as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; trusting that You will make all things right if I surrender to Your will; so that I may be reasonably happy in this life, and supremely happy with You forever in the next.


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