12 Step Recovery and the Holy Bible

 

 

From our booklet “Steps and Traditions Guide”:

Slogans with Scriptures

 

The use of “slogans” is quite popular in the 12 step recovery meetings, just as they were in the Oxford Group. Here are a few of the better known slogans of AA with passages from the gospel of Matthew.

 

“First Things First”

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well

Matthew 6:33

 

“Live and Let Live”

He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. Matthew 5:45

 

“Easy Does It”

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30

 

“One Day At A Time”

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:34

 

“Let Go and Let God”

For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it. What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul? Matthew 16:25-26

 

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