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Why 2 Peter 1:3 is the foundational scripture of Hope for Addiction

Updated: Oct 18, 2023

His divine power has granted to us all things

that pertain to life and godliness,

through the knowledge of him who called us

to his own glory and excellence. 2 Peter 1:3

Peter tells us that as believers in Jesus, we have divine power through the Holy Spirit to live our life in a God-honoring way. There is a direct connection between the power to live and our knowledge of Him who called us.

In everything we do at Hope for Addiction, we spend the majority of our time and resources teaching people about God and gospel truths found in scripture. We help people (whether they are church leaders, struggling addicts or loved ones of addicts) understand what the bible says about God, what Christ has done and about the struggle with addiction. Our mission is to share the good news of the gospel and freedom from the bondage of sin and show the greatest need, salvation.

Most addiction programs focus on the behaviors of addiction and provide self-help steps to curb unwanted behaviors. Hope for Addiction goes beyond outward behaviors and addresses the root causes. A battle with addiction flows from an inward struggle. When this inner need is met in Christ, and one responds to the call of the gospel, they have hope for freedom, which is far greater than sobriety.

Since we focus on the Bible, root/heart issues, and provide practical application of gospel truths, all of our materials are helpful and relevant for everyone. Our curriculum and the Recovering Hope meeting focuses on our common need and common solution found in Christ. We all need encouragement from scripture and to know how to practically apply these truths in our life struggles.

The more we know God and focus on Christ, the more prepared we are to live a God-honoring life even in the face of trials and suffering. This is why it is crucial to present biblical truth and help people grow in their knowledge of God. It is the life-giving key to hope and freedom. Not just for addicts, but for all of us.


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