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My old self has been crucified with Christ.” (Galatians‬ ‭2‬:‭20‬ NLT)

According to David Farabee, a research psychologist at the University of California, we have a criminal rehab problem in America. Each year, some 600,000 criminals are released back into society. Yet, 70% of all criminals are re-arrested within 3 years of their release from prison. While there are some faith-based programs that do have much higher success rates, they only impact a trivial amount of this group. So how do we decriminalize criminals?

We face the same issue in the Christ Life. The mark of a true believer is a changed life. The hardest part of spiritual discipline, though, is the changing of our nature. We can’t keep living the same bad life yet proclaim that God saved us! It’s more than losing our guilt, it’s about losing our old life in order to gain a new one!

Spiritual recidivism, just like criminal recidivism, means I’ve invested some time towards change but haven’t allowed myself to change. We can’t change ourselves, only God can do that. Ask God today, and everyday, to be changing you, helping you to have discipline to say “No” and a desire to accept a new way of living. Your life was made for better things! Choose to live it! You are loved today!

This week Poyen Assembly of God kicked off it’s Celebrate Recovery ministry. You may not attend our church, or any church at all; but this devotion will help you get started with seeking freedom from your own life’s “Hurts, Habits, and Hangups”. Lives are being touched, hearts are being mended, hope is rising and miracles are beginning in this awesome ministry! If you are in the Central Arkansas area, please come and join us! We meet every Tuesday evening starting at 6:30pm. Visit http://poyenassemblyofgod.org/celebrate-recovery for more details.

Tuesday Evening activities are as follows: 6:30PM: Refreshments and fellowship. 7:00PM: Large group session. This session starts with worship, followed by a lesson on a recovery topic, ie; Denial, or a testimony is presented. *8:00PM: Open share small groups. Gender specific recovery share groups. *9:00PM: Solid Rock Cafe. Free desserts and more fellowship after the small group meetings. FREE child care for ages 1-12 is provided. For more information about the program or if you need help today, e-mail ed@poyenassemblyofgod.org or call 870-917-5867, where you can leave a confidential voice mail. We will contact you with in 24-hours.

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Trekking the Christ Life ~ A weekly video devotion from Pastor Mike Sullivan. Like this page to receive Pastor Mike’s Minute Message, daily!

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