T.A.R.P. : The Awakening Reformation Program
T.A.R.P. : The Awakening Reformation Program by Randolph Jason for Gospel News Network
O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me rom this body of death? I thank God—through Jesus Christ our Lord!
So then, with the mind I myself serve the law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin. ~Romans 7:24-25 NKJB
Biblically based 12 Step program based on the principals of all working 12 Step programs and rooted in Scripture. The idea is examine our lives to discover what is keeping us from achieving our full potential as a child of God.
With some of us it could be work, co-dependence, smoking, gambling, eating, infidelity, sugar, exercise, alcohol, drugs and the list goes on from there. Anything in our lives that are natural, normal functions, and some that are anything but natural or normal, that have been twisted into a blockade between us and God. The key to a successful life is a relationship with a Power greater than ourselves. A deity that walks with us, protects us and oversees our will and our life. That deity is Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
Taking life principals found throughout the Holy Bible and applying them to the 12 Steps, as it was in the beginning of the 12 Step movement, we can dive deep into our lives, seeing the exact nature of our wrongs. When discovering these wrongs we can address them, anonymously, confidentially and with someone that not only understands, but with someone who has lived it and has the appropriate tools to help you find the key to open the door to a richer, fuller life in Christ.
Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. ~James 5:16 NKJB
There’s not one person, men and women of all ages, that wouldn’t benefit from taking a long, meaningful look at their life. Staring into a life-sized, life-long mirror shouldn’t be done alone. We should all do it, and for those who follow Jesus Christ it’s required. We are to confess, one to another, our wrongs. We are to be fearlessly honest about who we are and share it with another human being in the presence of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. That’s what this program is about. Honest confession, repentance and redemption. If you don’t think you need this not only are you lying to yourself, you’re lying to God.
The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me,
Because He has anointed Me
To preach the gospel to the poor;
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives
And recovery of sight to the blind,
To set at liberty those who are oppressed;
To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.” ~Luke 4:18-19 NKJB
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