Christian Twelve Steps

Christian Step Six

STEP 6 - Were Entirely Ready To Have God Remove All These Defects Of Character - (Repented - Became Willing To Change)
There is a certain amount of readiness that will have been evidenced in our lives when we reach this Step. However, to be "entirely ready" is a work of the heart and can only be done by God; Ezekiel 36:27 says, "I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees." Once we have "made the decision to turn from the things of the past", have "examined ourselves" and have "confessed our sins"; God is committed to pro- viding us with the "entire readiness" spoken of in this Step.

Galatians 1:3-5 - Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Hebrews 8:10 & 12 - This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after that time, declares the Lord. I will put my laws in their minds and write them on their hearts. For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.

Acts 3:19 - Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that the times of refreshing may come from the Lord.

John 1:29 - The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said "Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world."

Ephesians 1:7 - In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace.

1 John 3:4-6 - Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness. But you know that he appeared so that he might take away our sins. And in him is no sin. No one who lives in him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen him or known him.

1 John 3:9 & 10 - No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God's seed remains in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of God. This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are; anyone who does not do what is right is not a child of God; neither is anyone who does not love his brother.

Ephesians 2:3-5 - All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our sinful nature and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest we were objects of wrath. But because of his great love for us, God who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions - It is by grace you have been saved.

I Peter 2:24 - He himself, bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed. (Emotionally, Spiritually, and Physically)

Romans 12:1 & 2 - Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God which is your spiritual worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is - His good and pleasing and perfect will.

Ephesians 4:31 & 32 - Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ, God forgave you.

2 Timothy 2:15 - Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.

Hebrews 4:13-16 - Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account. Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are - yet was without sin. Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

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