Step Through the Bible Reading Plan

Step Through the Bible Reading Plan

Those of us in Recovery know well how important Scripture is to our forgiveness, healing, and relationship with Jesus. This reading plan is designed to take you through The 12 Steps and their attendant Scriptures. You will note that tsome of the steps look a litle different. I edited them so that they would come across in a less secular fashion thereby better lining up with Scripture.

I wish you success with your recovery. Remember, the program works if you work is. May Christ be glorified in your recovery

 

STEP ONE

We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable.

  • Psalms 6:6–10; 34:17–18; 38:8; 42:7

  • Proverbs 28:26

  • Isaiah 38:12–13

  • Matthew 9:36

  • Romans 7:15–20”

  • 1 Corinthians 8:2

  • 2 Corinthians 12:9–10

STEP TWO

We came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

  • Deuteronomy 33:27

  • Job 6:8

  • Psalms 63:1; 91:1

  • Isaiah 41:10; 61:10

  • Jeremiah 30:17

  • Ezekiel 18:31

  • Mark 5:15; 9:23–24; 10:51–52

  • Luke 5:31; 15:17

  • John 3:16

  • Romans 8:38–39

  • 2 Corinthians 1:9; 3:5

  • Philippians 2:13; 4:19

  • Hebrews 11:6

  • 1 Peter 5:7

STEP THREE

We made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God through submission to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

  • Deuteronomy 30:19–20

  • Psalms 40:1–2; 78:38–39; 118:8–9

  • Proverbs 3:5–6; 16:3; 18:10

  • Isaiah 40:31; 55:1

  • Jeremiah 17:14

  • Lamentations 3:26

  • Matthew 4:18–22; 7:7; 11:28–30

  • Mark 12:30

  • Galatians 2:20

  • Philippians 2:12–13”

STEP FOUR

We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

  • Psalm 4:4

  • Proverbs 27:1

  • Jeremiah 17:9–10

  • Lamentations 3:40

  • Joel 2:13

  • Micah 6:8

  • Matthew 26:41

  • John 14:1

  • 2 Corinthians 13:5–6

  • Ephesians 4:31

  • Colossians 3:5–8

  • James 1:19–21; 3:14–16

  • 2 Peter 1:5–7

  • 1 John 1:8–9

STEP FIVE

We ddmitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our sins.

  • Psalms 32:3–5; 51:17; 55:22

  • Proverbs 18:24; 27:17; 28:13

  • Isaiah 44:22

  • Jeremiah 14:20

  • Daniel 9:4

  • Luke 15:18–19

  • Romans 3:23; 14:12

  • Ephesians 1:7–8

  • James 4:7–8; 5:16

  • 1 John 1:8–9; 2:1–2

STEP SIX

Were entirely ready to have God remove all these sins.

  • Psalm 119:10–12; 139:23–24

  • Proverbs 3:24

  • Lamentations 3:19–22

  • Ezekiel 36:25

  • John 15:7

  • Romans 6:11–12

  • Philippians 3:12–14

  • 1 Thessalonians 5:23–24

  • Hebrews 9:14

  • James 4:10

  • 1 Peter 1:13–14

  • 1 John 5:14

STEP SEVEN

In humble repentance, we asked Christ to forgive us and remove our sin.

  • Psalm 25:8–11; 34:7; 51:1–2, 10–12

  • Isaiah 41:13

  • Ezekiel 36:25–26”

  • Matthew 21:22; 23:12

  • Mark 11:24

  • Acts 3:19

  • Romans 4:20–21; 8:1–2, 31–32

  • James 4:6–8

  • 1 John 1:9; 5:15

STEP EIGHT

We made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.

  • Deuteronomy 31:6

  • Proverbs 25:9–10

  • Jeremiah 35:15

  • Matthew 6:14–15; 7:3–5

  • Mark 11:25

  • Luke 6:27–31, 37–38; 19:8

  • Romans 2:1; 15:1–3

  • Ephesians 4:32

  • 1 John 4:11–12

STEP NINE

We made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

  • Leviticus 19:17–18

  • Proverbs 13:20; 18:24

  • Ezekiel 33:15–16

  • Matthew 5:23–26, 43–45

  • Luke 6:35–36

  • Romans 12:14–21; 13:8; 14:13

  • Ephesians 4:25–28

  • Philippians 2:3–4, 14–15

  • Colossians 3:12–13

  • 1 John 2:9–10; 4:19–21

STEP TEN

We continued to take personal inventory and when we were in sin, we promptly repented

  • Psalms 19:12; 34:12; 139:23–24

  • Proverbs 14:29–30; 21:2

  • Ezekiel 33:14–16

  • Mark 14:38

  • Luke 6:27–31; 6:41–42

  • Romans 12:3

  • 1 Corinthians 10:12

  • 2 Corinthians 3:5

  • Ephesians 4:22–24; 5:15–16

  • James 1:23–25

  • 1 John 1:7

  • Jude 24–25

STEP ELEVEN

We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, praying only for knowledge of his will for us and the power to carry that out.

  • Psalm 1:1–3; 16:7–8; 25:4–5; 37:7, 9; 88:9; 119:105–106

  • Proverbs 3:5–6; 16:20

  • Isaiah 26:3–4; 30:21

  • Lamentations 3:25–26

  • Hosea 6:3

  • Matthew 6:6, 9–13; 7:7; 21:22; 26:39

  • Mark 11:24

  • Luke 11:9–10

  • Romans 8:26

  • Philippians 4:6

  • Colossians 1:10; 3:16

STEP TWELVE

Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we carry this message to other alcoholics and addicts, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

  • Psalm 71:15–18; 78:1–8; 96

  • Ecclesiastes 4:5–11

  • Isaiah 38:10–20

  • Matthew 25:40; 28:19–20

  • Mark 5:19

  • Luke 8:16–18; 14:12–14

  • Romans 8:1–2; 12:1–2

  • 2 Corinthians 5:17–20

  • Galatians 6:1

  • Ephesians 5:1–2

  • Philippians 4:8–9

  • Colossians 4:5–6

  • 2 Timothy 4:2

  • Hebrews 13:15–16

  • 1 Peter 4:8–11

Adapted  From: Zondervan. “NIV, Recovery Devotional Bible, eBook.”

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