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The 12 Suggested Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous

                       With the scripture references 

1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol--that our lives had become unmanageable. (Romans 7:18) I know that 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.

2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. 2cor 12:9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him. Luke 9:23 And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.

4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. (Lamentations 3:40)  Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the LORD

5. Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. (James 5:16)  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

 6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character. (Isaiah 1:19)  If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land

7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings. (James 4:10) Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all. (Matthew 5:23, 24) Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee;24 Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.   

9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others. (Luke 6:38) Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it. (Romans 12:3) For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out. (Psalm 19:14) Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.

12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs. (Galatians 6:1-2) 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. 2 Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. 

 

   

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