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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 well as other online bookstores. Pastor Dixon is the founder and Director of L.I.F.E., an addiction recovery ministry, in Rocky Mount, N.C. and currently serves as senior Pastor of Oakdale Baptist Church, also in Rocky Mount, N.C. He can be reached at pastormike@obcbaptist.org

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 well as other online bookstores. Pastor Dixon is the founder and Director of L.I.F.E., an addiction recovery ministry, in Rocky Mount, N.C. and currently serves as senior Pastor of Oakdale Baptist Church, also in Rocky Mount, N.C. He can be reached at pastormike@obcbaptist.org
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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 well as other online bookstores. Pastor Dixon is the founder and Director of L.I.F.E., an addiction recovery ministry, in Rocky Mount, N.C. and currently serves as senior Pastor of Oakdale Baptist Church, also in Rocky Mount, N.C. He can be reached at pastormike@obcbaptist.org

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Episodes

Faith Without Works is Dead

11/27/2019
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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 Christ Jesus, our Lord. Christianity is not about religion but it is about a real relationship with God. Do you have that kind of faith? A...

Duration:00:38:25

Be a Doer of the Word, Not Just a Hearer

11/5/2019
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Pastor Dixon shares a recent sermon that he preached at Oakdale Baptist Church in Rocky Mount, N.C. from James 1. The truth of God does indeed set the captive free IF the captive is willing to listen and obey. When we apply God's truth to our lives we are then able to live in freedom.

Duration:00:25:53

Building on Your Relationship with God

10/23/2019
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The most important focus in our lives should be to build our relationship with God stronger. This is the most powerful weapon against relapse. Relapse does not have to be part of your recovery! Don't expect to fail but expect to be victorious over temptation. Decide right now!

Duration:00:30:24

Goal Setting & My Recovery

10/15/2019
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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 recorded in Proverbs 21:5, "The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty, but those who are hasty, surely to poverty." There are many in the...

Duration:00:30:28

Brokenness and Surrender

10/9/2019
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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," says Pastor Dixon. You can praise God even in times of trouble if you stand upon biblical truth. God transforms all things that happen in the...

Duration:00:37:30

HELP! I've Been Snake-Bitten!

10/1/2019
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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 God provides a cure.

Duration:00:29:14

Rahab's Rehab

9/6/2019
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Wouldn't you like to know what is on the mind of God? In this episode of the podcast Pastor Dixon reminds us that God has a plan and a purpose for our lives. We do not need to remain who we were or even who we are. God desires to change us and to use us!

Duration:00:35:09

Dealing with Your Emotions

8/28/2019
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In this LIFE lesson Pastor Dixon discusses the purpose of emotions and how we so easily allow them to serve purposes in our lives for which they were never intended. If we are to continue in recovery, walking with God and bringing Him glory, we must deal with our emotions. A great practical biblical lesson that is helpful for you!!

Duration:00:31:32

The Importance of Accountability

8/27/2019
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Pastor Dixon, LCAS_A, shares biblical truth concerning our need for one another. We were created to be dependent creatures. That is God's intent shown in creation. We should also be aware of "triggers" around us that can help or hinder us.

Duration:00:31:36

Testimony of Pastor Phillip Boseman Part 2

6/29/2019
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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@obcbaptist.org, mikelifeaddictionrecovery@gmail.com

Duration:00:37:08

Testimony of Pastor Phillip Boseman Part 1

6/26/2019
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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 happen in any home! His substance abuse issues began when he was in about the sixth grade. Phillip began stealing pain pills from his mother just...

Duration:00:40:39

Testimony of Justin Hipsky, Rocky Mount, N.C.

6/11/2019
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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 addiction recovery ministry which meets weekly in Rocky Mount). Justin gives thanks to God for all that God has allowed to happen in his life, even...

Duration:01:05:18

Dealing with Temptation

5/6/2019
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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" to retrieve notes at: https://www.facebook.com/PastorMichaelRDixon

Duration:00:27:53

Think About What You're Thinking About

4/30/2019
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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!

Duration:00:38:38

The 12 Steps

4/23/2019
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Pastor Dixon takes a look at the 12 steps that are most popular in recovery programs today. The history, formation, and usefulness of the 12 steps are discussed. The central question is, "How well do these line up with biblical teaching?"

Duration:00:33:12

Two Hinges on the Door to Recovery; Forgiveness & Repentance Part 3

4/16/2019
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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 chains that bind us. Are you ready for lasting change?

Duration:00:36:55

Two Hinges on the Door to Recovery; Forgiveness & Repentance Part 2

4/9/2019
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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 bitterness hidden within which has lead them to an addiction as a self medicating release. It's not enough to medicate the pain. Healing is...

Duration:00:29:04

Two Hinges on the Door to Recovery; Forgiveness & Repentance Part 1

4/2/2019
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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 from ourselves.

Duration:00:35:50

First Things First

3/26/2019
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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 alive just for you. First things first!

Duration:00:34:39

Testimony of Pastor Michael Dixon

3/19/2019
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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 to bring you out of your addictions.

Duration:00:27:53