Dealing With Your Pit Experiences
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Delivered By
Pastor Ed Dinkins
Delivered On
June 1, 2014
Central Passage
Jeremiah 38: 1-13
First Sunday Service

Excerpt - "When Life is the Pits" 

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     "Sinking inch by inch. That’s what happens in a pit. Jeremiah knew the feeling...Jeremiah 38:6 describes his pit as a place of sinking down. Imagine how much worse it was in sandals. No matter what’s on your feet, you can take this fact to the spiritual bank: a pit only gets deeper. Low ground always sinks. There’s no living at maintenance level in a pit. 

     Has your life ever felt as gloomy as if you were trapped in a miry pit? Who helped you through your ordeal? How did you maintain hope amid the trial? What does this text say to those who are in the pit with seemingly no reprieve? Is there anyone you know struggling in the pit that you can help?

     Just as the prophet is delivered from the cistern, there is hope for his nation. And hope for us. The pit is a symbol that many believers can relate to. There is no pit so deep as to eliminate the possibility of God’s rescue. There is always hope for redemption."


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