What is Recovery? Many think we are a church only for drug, alcohol, and other addictions. But the word recovery actually entails much more than recovering from alcohol and drugs. Here are some definitions with my comments in italics. Recovery; a return to an original state, (a relationship with our heavenly Father), a turn or change for the better, (repentance), the act of regaining or saving something lost or in danger of being lost, (our souls).The action of regaining possessions, (our souls and the Kingdom of God), deliverance of mankind, or of freeing from captivity or punishment, (eternal hell). The act of taking something back (like to Kingdom of God).
Everyone in our society is recovering from something, (some from religion). Bringing people to a living relationship with Jesus, and then, through the power of the Holy Spirit, teaching them the ways of the Lord, well that is what The Recovery Church is founded on. In the great commission Jesus says, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen (Matthew 28:18-20).
A disciple is a disciplined, sold out follower of Jesus Christ, and Jesus tells us how to make one. Bring people to a living relationship with Jesus, then teaching them to observe all things that He has commanded us; and if we are faithful with this co-mission, here is one of the most powerful promises in the Bible, and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Amen. “WOW”, that excites me, and Jesus has been faithful with His promise to our church, because, as we have been faithful in our mission, He is continually showing Himself strong and alive with us through many miracles, signs and wonders. The greatest of these being, the many lives that have been drastically transformed by the power of God Almighty.