Reformers Unanimous is a biblically-based, Christ-centered recovery program designed to rescue, recover, and restore those with addictive behaviors through the power of the victorious life found only in Jesus Christ. RU started in Rockford, Illinois in 1996 by offering classes, programs and residential help for addicted men and women. It has since expanded into churches, prisons, and communities across the US and around the world. RU takes a whole-man approach. We acknowledge the mental and physical side to addiction; but we also believe there is a spiritual side to addiction. We provide support and hope to those dealing with addictive behaviors through faith, the church, and mission.
Reformers Unanimous meets at Friendship every Friday evening from 7pm-9:30pm. You will be welcomed by one of our friendly greeters and given some information to help you begin your evening. The meeting is divided into three sessions: (1) Stories of victory are shared (2) Groups and individuals are personally counseled from God's Word, and (3) lessons are taught on overcoming temptation. The evening concludes with "Happy Hour", a time to enjoy some light snacks and fellowship with other attendees.
Eric Anderson has been the Director of the Friendship Chapter of Reformers Unanimous since our first meeting on October 22, 2010. A dedicated worker, Eric also serves in many of our adult and children's ministries, as well as teaching our Overcomers Adult Sunday School Class which is an extension resource for those attending RU. Along with his wife, Eric maintains an experienced, well-trained staff of leaders who provide counseling as well as guidance in Biblical growth for attendees of the RU program.
Eric Anderson, Director
Eric speaks about Philip the Disciple at a Wednesday night Bible study.
Philip is described as a disciple from the city of Bethsaida, and the evangelist connects him with Andrew and Peter, who were from the same town.
He also was among those surrounding John the Baptist when the latter first pointed out Jesus as the Lamb of God..
Walking after the Flesh (41m)
Our Choices are Our Future (38m)
Showing Compassion to One Another (47m)
10 principles to help you overcome stubborn habits in your life.
1) If God’s against it, so am I. (Galatians 5:19-24)
2) Every sin has its origin in your heart. (Jeremiah 17:9; Proverbs 4:23; Romans 13:14)
3) It is easier to keep the heart clean than it is to clean it after it has been defiled. (Proverbs 22:3; Proverbs 6:27-28)
4) You cannot fight a fleshly appetite by indulging in it. (Ecclesiastes 5:10; James 1:14-15)
5) Small compromises lead to great disasters. (Luke 16:10; Matthew 6:24; Romans 6:16)
6) Those who do not love the Lord will not help us serve the Lord. (John 5:18-20; Proverbs 25:15-16)
7) Our sinful habits do hurt those who follow us. (Romans 14:7; 1 Corinthians 10:23,24)
8) It is not possible to fight a fleshly temptation with fleshly weapons. (2 Corinthians 10:3-5; 1 John 4:4)
9) We lose our freedom to choose when we give in to temptation. The consequences of our choices are inevitable, incalculable, and up to God. (Proverbs 5:22; Proverbs 20:17; Proverbs 9:17-18)
10) God balances guilt with blame. Accept the blame for your actions, and God will remove the guilt. (John 1:9)
More lessons from Reformers Unanimous director Eric Anderson
If god is Against, So am I
Every sin has its origin in your heart (39m)
Keep the Heart Clean(47m)
You cannot fight a fleshly appetite (40m)
Small compromises (37m)
Fruit of the Spirt, Meekness
Fruit of the Spirit – Temperance(41m)