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From Struggle to Hope

 

Welcome & Opening Prayer by Couch Church Pastor Gerry Vuchetich  https://youtu.be/1ywLrFPeFCs  

 

Song                                               Mighty to Save

https://youtu.be/3euY2aAus2Q

 

5-Minute Speaker                                                                        Debbie Cartwright

https://soundcloud.com/user-897558050-247704165/11162019-five-minute-speaker-debbie-mp3

Paired Reading                                                                  Deb Traun & Diane Mavis

https://soundcloud.com/user-897558050-247704165/11162019-paired-reading-deb-diane-mp3

Genesis 32:26-29 & Alcoholics Anonymous pp. 30, 42, 43, 50

26 Then he said, “Let me go, for the day is breaking.” But Jacob said, “I will not let you go, unless you bless me.” 

Most of us have been unwilling to admit we were real alcoholics. No person likes to think he is bodily and mentally different from his fellows. Therefore, it is not surprising that our drinking careers have been characterized by countless vain attempts to prove we could drink like other people. The idea that somehow, someday he will control and enjoy his drinking is the great obsession of every abnormal drinker. The persistence of this illusion is astonishing. Many pursue it into the gates of insanity or death. Alcoholics Anonymous p. 30

27 So he said to him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Jacob.” 2

We learned that we had to fully concede to our innermost selves that we were alcoholics. This is the first step in recovery. The delusion that we are like other people, or presently may be, has to be smashed. Alcoholics Anonymous p. 30

8 Then the man said, “You shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and with humans,[c] and have prevailed.” 

"Quite as important was the discovery that spiritual principles would solve all my problems. I have since been brought into a way of living infinitely more satisfying and, I hope, more useful than the life I lived before. My old manner of life was by no means a bad one, but I would not exchange its best moments for the worst I have now. I would not go back to it even if I could."   Alcoholics Anonymous pp. 42-3

29 Then Jacob asked him, “Please tell me your name.” But he said, “Why is it that you ask my name?” And there he blessed him.

They flatly declare that since they have come to believe in a Power greater than themselves, to take a certain attitude toward that Power, and to do certain simple things, there has been a revolutionary change in their way of living and thinking. In the face of collapse and despair, in the face of the total failure of their human resources, they found that a new power, peace, happiness, and sense of direction flowed into them. Alcoholics Anonymous p. 50

 

Song                                         I Am Thine, O Lord

https://youtu.be/TIBWJ3I5l2w

 

Message                             From November 16, 2019                         Brad Herman

 

Strides & Struggles

Prayer & Share

Song                                           In Christ Alone

 https://youtu.be/AjR_A2pGPrY

Lord’s Prayer (Unison)        https://youtu.be/kij_ivgPoR0

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.

Benediction (Unison)

“We are powerless over the fact that God loves us … 

and that God’s love for us is unmanageable.”

Online Giving (Please click here to financially support Recovering Love Church)

If you need Pastoral Care, or have a Prayer Request, please contact Couch Church Pastor Gerry Vuchetich, at gwv55124@gmail.com or 952.300.0108.

If you experience technical difficulties, please email Rick at Altma001@msn.com.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

PASTORAL CARE AVAILABLE Call us. You can reach Pastor Brad at 612-695-8349 or Pastor Gerry at 952-300-0108.

 

WE MAKE GIVING SIMPLE TO SUPPORT OUR MINISTRIES!

Online: Link: https://www.RecoveringLoveChurch.com/online-giving

Text: 612-445-2633 

Cash or Check payable to: Recovering Love Church 

6345 Xerxes Avenue South

Richfield, MN 55423

 

To register and get details for programs go to: https://www.RecoveringLoveChurch.com

If you are not going to be near a computer, please download this document. 

From Struggle to Hope

 

Welcome Message from Pastor Brad Herman  https://youtu.be/WbHAOXe9hBo   

 

Song                                    Just a Closer Walk with Thee

 https://youtu.be/Y6Ks49apflE

 

5-Minute Speaker                                                                                    Tim Emmer

https://soundcloud.com/user-897558050-247704165/tim-emp3

Paired Reading 

https://soundcloud.com/user-897558050-247704165/paired-reading-dan-traun-lisa-fostermp3

Genesis 32:22-26 & Alcoholics Anonymous pp. 472-475

22 The same night he got up and took his two wives, his two maids, and his eleven children, and crossed the ford of the Jabbok. 23 He took them and sent them across the stream, and likewise everything that he had. 

“Up until the moment I realized I might have to give up drinking, I had believed I was perfectly happy. I had a fine life, a good job, a nice place to live, a car, friends, all the things I thought I needed in life.” Alcoholics Anonymous p. 472

24 Jacob was left alone; and a man wrestled with him until daybreak. 

“For very brief moments I somehow realized that giving up the booze was probably in my future. With that realization came fear and so many questions. How will I live? What will I do with my life? Certainly, a life without booze meant I would not have fun, surely I would not be fun.” Alcoholics Anonymous p. 472

25 When the man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he struck him on the hip socket; and Jacob’s hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him. 

“My new doctor explained that I had a disease called cirrhosis of the liver...the picture he painted was bleak ... if I wanted to live, I was going to have to prove that alcohol was no longer going to be part of my life.” Alcoholics Anonymous p. 473

26 Then he said, “Let me go, for the day is breaking.” But Jacob said, “I will not let you go, unless you bless me.”

“Unquestionably it was only because of the program of Alcoholics Anonymous that I was able to let go of that resentment. I actually found an abundance of peace and serenity during the months preceding my surgery.  The physical being has certainly undergone a transformation, but the major transformation has been spiritual. The hopelessness has been replaced by an abundant hope and a sincere faith.” Alcoholics Anonymous p. 475

 

Song                                             Oceans

https://youtu.be/6GGFb6LcX3U

 

Message                      https://youtu.be/ivKpsXbg3Io?t=87               Brad Herman

 

Strides & Struggles

Prayer & Share

Song                                        Cornerstone

https://youtu.be/QvLxZEU02uI

Lord’s Prayer (Unison) https://youtu.be/kij_ivgPoR0

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.

Benediction (Unison)

“We are powerless over the fact that God loves us … 

and that God’s love for us is unmanageable.”

Online Giving (Please click here to financially support Recovering Love Church)

If you need Pastoral Care, or have a Prayer Request, please contact Couch Church Pastor Gerry Vuchetich, at gwv55124@gmail.com or 952.300.0108.

If you experience technical difficulties, please email Rick at Altma001@msn.com.

If you are not going to be near a computer, please download this document. 

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From Struggle to Hope

 

Welcome Message from Pastor Brad Herman https://youtu.be/JYRXU7SS6fw

 

Song                                            Come Thou Fount

Chris Rice https://youtu.be/NjfToqk5w5g

 

Paired Reading 

https://soundcloud.com/user-897558050-247704165/october-5th-paired-reading

 

Exodus 2:23-25 & Alcoholics Anonymous p. 56

23 After a long time the king of Egypt died. The Israelites groaned under their slavery and cried out. 

 

“Our friend was a minister's son. He attended church school, where he became rebellious at what he thought an overdose of religious education. For years thereafter he was dogged by trouble and frustration. Business failure, insanity, fatal illness, suicide - these calamities in his immediate family embittered and depressed him. Post-war disillusionment, ever more serious alcoholism, impending mental and physical collapse, brought him to the point of self-destruction.” 

Alcoholics Anonymous p. 56

 

23 Out of the slavery their cry for help rose up to God.

 

“One night, when confined in a hospital, he was approached by an alcoholic who had known a spiritual experience. Our friend’s gorge rose as he bitterly cried out: ‘If there is a God, He certainly hasn’t done anything for me!’” Alcoholics Anonymous p. 56

 

24 God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. 

 

“But later, alone in his room, he asked himself this question: ‘Is it possible that all the religious people I have known are wrong?’ While pondering the answer he felt as though he lived in hell. Then, like a thunderbolt, a great thought came. It crowded out all else: ‘Who are you to say there is no God?’ This man recounts that he tumbled out of bed to his knees.” 

Alcoholics Anonymous p. 56

 

25 God looked upon the Israelites, and God took notice of them.

 

 “In a few seconds he was overwhelmed by a conviction of the Presence of God. It poured over and through him with the certainty and majesty of a great tide at flood. The barriers he had built through the years were swept away. He stood in the Presence of Infinite Power and Love. He had stepped from bridge to shore. For the first time, he lived in conscious companionship with his Creator.” 

Alcoholics Anonymous p. 56

 

Song                                             Desert Song

AJ Michalka https://youtu.be/TrH8I73xsuA

 

Message (This message is from the October 5, 2019 service)

https://soundcloud.com/user-897558050-247704165/rlc-10052019-brad-herman

 

Strides & Struggles

Prayer & Share

Song                                        Your Grace is Enough

Chris Tomlin https://youtu.be/wtnE_e1LylY

Lord’s Prayer (Unison) https://youtu.be/EfSh-buNXcI

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.

Benediction (Unison)

“We are powerless over the fact that God loves us … 

and that God’s love for us is unmanageable.”

Online Giving (Please click here to financially support Recovering Love Church)

If you are not going to be near a computer, please download this document.