AA and Bible Passages

Favorite AA Passages

All passages below are from the book Alcoholics Anonymous unless otherwise stated.

God could and would if He were sought. Page 60

You were 100% hopeless apart from divine help. Page 43

There is One who has all power-that One is God. May you find Him now! Page 59

If there was a Devil, he seemed the Boss Universal, and he certainly had me.
Page 11

All went well for a time, but he failed to enlarge his spiritual life. Page 35

The Lord has been so wonderful to me curing me of this terrible disease that I just want to keep telling people about it, has been a sort of golden text for the A.A. program and for me. Page 191

For if an alcoholic failed to perfect and enlarge his spiritual life through
work and self-sacrifice for others, he could not survive the certain trials
and low spots ahead. Page 14

The point is, that we are willing to grow along spiritual lines. Page 60

The Bible was stressed as reading material, of course. Page 151 Dr. Bob and the Good Old Timers

You may be suffering from an illness which only a spiritual experience will
conquer. Page 44

After a while we had to face the fact that we must find a spiritual basis of
life – or else. Page 44

We have been spiritually sick. Page 64

What we really have is a daily reprieve contingent on the maintenance of our
spiritual condition. Page 85

Stress the spiritual feature freely. Page 93

Your husband will see at once that he must redouble his spiritual activities
if he expects to survive. Page 120

Then they outlined the spiritual answer and program of action. Page 42

Many of us have been so touchy that even casual reference to spiritual
things made us bristle with antagonism. This sort of thinking had to be
abandoned. Page 48

But life was not easy for the two friends. Plenty of difficulties presented
themselves. Both saw that they must keep spiritually active. Page 156

The way you fellows put this spiritual stuff makes sense. I’m ready to do
business. Page 159

material well-being always followed spiritual progress; it never preceded. Page 127

Assuming we are spiritually fit, we can do all sorts of things alcoholics
are not supposed to do. People have said we must not go where liquor is
served; we must not have it in our homes; we must shun friends who drink; we
must avoid moving pictures which show drinking scenes; we must not go into
bars; our friends must hide their bottles if we go to their houses; we
mustn’t think or be reminded about alcohol at all. Our experience shows that
this is not necessarily so. We meet these conditions every day. An
alcoholic who cannot meet them, still has an alcoholic mind; there is
something the matter with his spiritual status. Page 100

Every few days this doctor suggests our approach to one of his patients.
Understanding our work, he can do this with an eye to selecting those who
are willing and able to recover on a spiritual basis. Page 162

We can laugh at those who think spirituality the way of weakness. Page 68

We are convinced that a spiritual mode of living is a most powerful health
restorative. Page 133

We had to fearlessly face the proposition that either God is everything or else He is nothing. God either is, or He isn’t. What was our choice to be? Page 53

Favorite Bible Passages

Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak. Matthew 26:41

For a man is a slave to whatever has mastered him. 2 Pet. 2:19b

Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. Ephesians 6:10-11

God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. 1 Corinthians 10:13

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you. James 4:7-8

But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen and protect you from the evil one. 2 Thessalonians 3:3

Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 1 Peter 5:8

Keep on asking, and you will be given what you ask for. Keep on looking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And the door is opened to everyone who knocks Matthew 7:7-8

Then Jesus said, ‘Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke fits perfectly, and the burden I give you is light Matthew 11:28-30

The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone. 1 Peter 2:7

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understandings, in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3:5