As your Regional State Missionary trains others about being a GREAT COMMISION RESOURCE CENTER, I want to share how GCRC churches can be used of God by reaching in their existing affinity groups and share the Gospel of Christ so the Lord can reach and deliver those in the pit of sin. Because only The Lord can rescue those in a pit of sin. Some years ago I read the story of the pit by Kenneth Filkins:
A man fell into a pit and couldn’t get himself out.
A subjective person came along and said, “I feel for you down there.”
An objective person came along and said, “It’s logical that someone would fall down there.”
A Christian Scientist came along and said, “You only think you are in the pit.”
A Pharisee said, “Only bad people fall into pits.”
A news reporter wanted the exclusive story on his pit.
A fundamentalist said, “You deserve your pit.”
Confucius said, “If you would have listened to me, you would not be in that pit.”
Buddha said, “Your pit is only a state of mind.”
A realist said, “That’s a pit!”
A scientist calculated the pressure necessary (lbs. / sq. in.) to get him out of the pit.
A geologist told him to appreciate the rock strata in the pit.
A tax man asked if he was paying taxes on the pit.
The Council Inspector asked if he had a permit to dig a pit.
An evasive person came along and avoided the subject of his pit altogether.
A self-pitying person said, “You haven’t seen my pit!”
A charismatic said, “Just confess that you’re not in a pit.”
An optimist said, “Things could have been worse.”
A pessimist said, “Things will get worse.”
And Jesus, seeing the man, took him by the hand and lifted him out of the pit.
The great truth of GCRC is only the love of Jesus can lift us from the pit of sin.