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Offering Biblical addiction recovery teachings to enable you to walk in victory. Looking to God for the answers we seek in overcoming the chains that can bind us! Pastor Dixon holds a Master of Divinity with Biblical Counseling degree, a B.S. in Church Ministries, Associate or Arts in Religion, and is a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist-A through the governing board of N.C. He is also a published author, "Casting Down Idols through The Power of The Gospel,” available on Amazon.com, as w ...
 
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It is amazing that God offers us not only all we need to get by in life but He offers us an abundance of all we need. Pastor Mike talks about this truth in today's episode. Check out the LIFE website here: https://www.lifeaddictionrecovery.com/ Purchase the newly released 40 lesson addiction recovery workbook here: https://store.bookbaby.com/book/L…
 
Get your mind straight so that you can overcome! In this episode we consider Philippians 4 as we think about what we are thinking about. This book was written by the Apostle Paul from a prison cell yet it is all about joy! Get your focus off you, off your struggles, off this world and get your focus on the One who is true, pure, and always praisewo…
 
There is a real battle waging war within every Christian. You can overcome! The key to having victory is relying on God's power through the Person of the Holy Spirit and remembering who you are, or rather WHOSE you are. It's not about doing as much as it is about being. Pastor Dixon can be reached at mikelifeaddictionrecovery@gmail.com His book, "C…
 
In the last episode Pastor Mike talked about being "dead" in Christ. The person you were before you came to faith in Jesus is now dead. However, the influence of that old person is still there and that creates a struggle as we strive to live a life that is honoring to God. In this episode we discuss the next truth, since the old man is dead, there …
 
As Christians we are challenged to keep the old man, with his/her lies, faulty thinking, and evil tendencies, in the grave. Scripture teaches that the person we were before coming to faith in Christ is now dead in Christ. We have been resurrected with NEW LIFE in us! God doesn't simply remodel the old person. No! The old person is dead. God makes u…
 
Truth does set you free! Renew your mind with what God says! In this episode Pastor Dixon brings biblical truth from Genesis 50 about putting your past behind you, believing what God says is true, and living in God's grace. STOP BELIEVING THE LIES! This episode is sponsored by Tucker's Lawn Care, tuckerslc@icloud.com, 252-341-9968 If you are in the…
 
Where do you look for help when your struggles almost overwhelm you? When things seem hopeless and impossible where do you turn? Often we are limited by what our physical eyes can see without regard to the unseen realities around us. In today's episode Pastor Dixon shares an online worship service that he led at Winterville Baptist Church. The mess…
 
In this episode Pastor Mike shares how we can be equipped to overcome fear. Often fear is a major factor in relapse and substance abuse disorders. God's Word shows us how we can be victorious over fear in our lives, thus better equipping us to live addiction free. Pastor Mike can be reached at mikelifeaddictionrecovery@gmail.com.…
 
Pastor Mike shares a message from Luke 8:22-25 today. Often troubles and storms that come upon us, especially those that are sudden, can cause us to relapse. Instead of allowing these times to cause us to stumble we should see what God is doing in the midst of these times. God is making us stronger and bringing us into victory as we walk through th…
 
Pastor Mike offers some biblical truths that will help you thrive through the COVID-19 pandemic or any crisis. It is so easy to turn back, falling back into old patterns of life, when suddenly things change in our lives. We must be equipped and guarded so that we do not fall back. The Coronavirus situation has caused so much in our society to chang…
 
What do you believe you need more than anything else? When life gets going and stuff happens where do you turn to find solace and restoration? The most important thing we could do is to turn to God, to get in touch with Him. The greatest relationship that we can have in life is our relationship with God. Today's episode should be an encouragement t…
 
Pastor Mike shares a recent sermon that he preached at Oakdale Baptist Church from James 2:14-26 entitled "Faith Without Works is Dead." Many times people try to change in their own power. While some experience some degree of success with this approach to recovery, most do not. We need a power beyond ourselves to break free. God offers that through…
 
Living a captive to some addiction does not bring happiness or fulfillment in life. In fact, the exact opposite is true. If you find yourself at that place of despair and pain, bound by something other than God, what goals have you set before you to overcome it? Setting goals is not nonspiritual nor is it showing a lack of faith. God tells us as re…
 
Your brokenness doesn't have to be a bad thing if you surrender to God through it. Pastor Dixon shares how he attempted to quit his drug and alcohol abuse long before he came to Christ, only to fail each time. "It was not until I came to that place of brokenness when I realized I couldn't do it in my own power. I then surrendered to the One who can…
 
Drawing from John 3 and Numbers 21 Pastor Dixon shows us how God provided for His people in the wilderness. Although the people did not deserve God's provision, God was gracious and good towards them anyway. God offers us all we need today to live out the Christian life as well. In fact, the biggest problem we have is our sin nature for which only …
 
This is Part 2 and the conclusion of Pastor Phillip Boseman's testimony. God is the God of another chance! If you stop trying to run your own life, surrender to God, He will give you a life that you never could imagine. We pray that you are encouraged and given hope through this story of grace and transformation! Pastor Mike Dixon; pastormike@obcba…
 
This is part 1 of a 2 part episode of Pastor Phillip Boseman's testimony. Pastor Boseman currently serves as Pastor of Mildred Baptist Church in Mildred, N.C. In this first part Pastor Phillip shares how he grew up in a good home, not a Christian home, but a home where he was loved and provided for. We are reminded that substance abuse issues can h…
 
In today's episode Justin Hipsky shares his testimony of how Christ has transformed his life. From a street kid, gangster wanna be, drug addict and drunk, God has changed Justin. Today Justin reaches out to others who are struggling with the Hope of Jesus serving alongside Pastor Mike Dixon as a vital member of LIFE's leadership team(Life is an add…
 
Pastor Dixon reminds us that Jesus was tempted to sin just as we are. Temptation is not sin but it is when we give into the temptation that we fall. There is a way that we can be victorious over temptation. You do not have to give in! You can overcome and be victorious! email Pastor Dixon at pastormike@obcbaptist.org Facebook "Casting Down Idols" t…
 
In this episode Pastor Dixon challenges us to think right. Whatever you believe to be true, whether it is actually true or not, will determine your identity in your mind. Truth leads us to freedom. Lies place us in bondage. Who you say you are and who God says you are may differ. Who will you believe, God or you? I'm going with God!…
 
We want change! God desires to change us! Pastor Dixon discusses the biblical doctrine of repentance drawing truths from the life, failures, and change that took place in King David's life. Psalm 51 is the Psalm of repentance that David wrote as he poured out his heart to God. Let's look to God for the change we desperately need to overcome the cha…
 
Biblical forgiveness is so difficult! It is unnatural and sometimes it feels impossible to achieve. Pastor Dixon teaches on this important biblical doctrine and shows how you can begin to walk in freedom over bitterness and hurt that has been inflicted upon you from a sinful world. Many people who struggle under addiction have deep seated pain and …
 
Episode #4 is the first of a two part message on the two hinges on the door to recovery. Those two hinges are forgiveness and repentance. In this episode Pastor Dixon lays down some introductory principles like "Getting Your Big But Out of the Way" and believing what is true. The importance of forgiveness has 3 aspects; from God, from others, and f…
 
In this episode Pastor Dixon explains the first step in overcoming an addiction. Unless a person comes to this starting place there will be no recovery. We are also in need of a greater power than ourselves to overcome the grip of addiction. This power is available to you today! Pastor Dixon draws from his personal experience as God's truth comes a…
 
Pastor Dixon shares his testimony of how God delivered him from a life of drugs and alcohol abuse. Once he surrendered to God, as a 27 year old man, God provided the power needed for lasting change. It is God's will to do the same for you! This lifetime change requires you to take one day at a time, sometimes one step at a time, but God is faithful…
 
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