Lesson 7 in Celebrate Recovery, titled “Moral,” is deeply rooted in the Christian tradition and focuses on the critical step of conducting a searching and fearless moral inventory of oneself. This lesson is aligned with Principle 4 of the program, which stresses the importance of openly examining and confessing one’s faults to oneself, to God, and to someone trusted.

Key Elements of Lesson 7: Moral

  1. Making a Moral Inventory: This involves an introspective journey where individuals honestly assess their flaws, mistakes, and areas where they need to grow. It’s not just about identifying wrongdoings but also understanding the underlying emotions, experiences, and beliefs driving these behaviors.
  2. Biblical Foundations: The process of making a moral inventory and confessing faults is grounded in biblical teachings. For instance, Lamentations 3:40 states, “Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the Lord.” This verse emphasizes the need for self-examination and turning back to God, mirroring the objectives of Lesson 7.
  3. Confession and Accountability: Confessing one’s faults is a critical aspect of this lesson. It’s about being honest with oneself, God, and a trusted individual. This confession is not just an act of admission but a step towards healing and transformation. The principle follows the Christian belief in the power of confession and redemption.
  4. Guidance and Support: While the role of sponsors and accountability partners is significant in Celebrate Recovery, Lesson 7 emphasizes the individual journey of moral inventory. The support system in Celebrate Recovery helps individuals stay honest and accountable in their journey.
  5. Prayer and Reflection: Integral to this lesson is the emphasis on prayer and reflection. Engaging in prayer and meditative practices helps individuals connect with God and gain strength and insight for their journey.
  6. Application of Scripture: Participants are encouraged to integrate scripture into their recovery process. Verses from the Bible serve as a source of inspiration, guidance, and comfort.

In summary, Lesson 7 in Celebrate Recovery focuses on a deep and honest self-assessment of one’s moral and spiritual life from a Christian perspective. It involves recognizing and confessing faults, guided by biblical principles, and supported by prayer and a community of trust. This process is seen as crucial for personal growth and spiritual healing within the framework of the Celebrate Recovery program.

Celebrate Recovery meets every Tuesday night at Inside Out Recovery from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.