The Most Excellent Way
The Christ-Centered Solution to: Alcohol Dependency, Chemical Dependency, and Behavioral Issues.
A FIRM FOUNDATION
The Most Excellent Way began in early 1986, in San Diego, CA as a small prayer group gathering desiring to minister to alcoholics, drug addicts, individuals with behavioral issues, and their families within the church. Today, regularly scheduled support meetings continue to spread across America, Europe, Russia, Mexico, India, Philippines, and other places around the world.
The Most Excellent Way alternative to chemical dependency and behavioral issues is becoming GOD-dependent. Our principles of victory are based entirely upon God’s Word, the Bible.
We are committed to helping those that want help with addiction. We have done our very best to create a safe, comfortable environment where people can feel accepted in spite of what they have done or where they have come from. Although our meetings and studies are described as support groups, they are much more than that; they are victory groups. We strive to help people in every area of their lives to regain the life that addiction has taken over.
All of our meetings and studies are led by people who not only feel your pain; they understand it because they have been there. Most importantly, there is One that understands your pain more than anyone else; His name is Jesus, and He is the One that can take it away. According to God’s Word, the Bible, Jesus said, “He whom the Son sets free, shall be free indeed!” John 8:36
Friend, most of us are all looking for the same things; freedom and rest. Jesus Christ offers to us the freedom from addiction that so many people are looking for. If you have attended one of our meetings, I want to say, Welcome! If you have not, I hope this pamphlet of information will also serve asan invitation to The Most Excellent Way.
“AND NOW I WILL SHOW YOU THE MOST EXCELLENT WAY” . . . LOVE!
1 Corinthians 12:31
Every Tuesday Night
LEADER’S MEETING @ 6 pm // The Most Excellent Way Leadership will go over the night’s lesson together, before being joined by attendees.
MEN’S & WOMEN’S VICTORY GROUPS @ 7 pm // Group Bible study and discussion centered on Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount.
Many people who attend our meetings have attended A.A. and N.A. meetings, and come to The Most Excellent Way seeking an environment that is commonly known as, “Faith-based.” Some have church backgrounds and others have none, but anyone and everyone are welcome in The Most Excellent Way.
The understanding of the principle and practice of surrender are the basic need for the recovering addict, alcoholic, or individual with behavioral issues, and their family members. Who or what we surrender to is the key to change. The process of permanently changing outwardly compulsive habits and self-centered behavior is accomplished from the inside out — it is a matter of the heart. We view victory as God changing us on the inside, which changes what we do on the outside.
The Most Excellent Way is centered upon Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, in Matthew Chapter 5. With Jesus’ Sermon as our foundation, we learn:
- To examine our hearts.
- To be renewed in our minds.
- To live the spiritual life by putting off the old habits and learning how to live the life that God had always intended for us to live.
Ten Attitudes of Victorious Living is an outline for change. We have seen that when applied, the promises and principles of the Bible will bring about change. We therefore strive to live and share biblical principles and an attitude of love, acceptance, and forgiveness.
Jesus said: “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” – John 8:31-32
LOVE, ACCEPTANCE, AND FORGIVENESS
The quality of love we desire to share is God’s agape love—the ability to accept and forgive one another just as God, the Father, accepts and forgives us because of our faith in Jesus, His Son.
“The Most Excellent Way” is to:
- Be reconciled to God through Jesus.
- Grow in faith and knowledge of Christ.
- Gain a better understanding of the sin nature that leads to addiction and obsessive behavior.
- Learn and apply biblical principles for living joy-filled, productive lives.
- Provide support to those who desire freedom from drugs, alcohol, and other self-destructive behavior.
- Pray for one another.
- Love one another, in a solid support system.
JESUS SAID: “A new command I give you: that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” – John 13:34-35
We accept one another just as we are — anyone desiring freedom from addiction and compulsive behavior is welcomed into The Most Excellent Way.
“We love because He first loved us.” – 1 John 4:19