Entries by Fred Pitts

Balance: God’s Sovereignty and Human Freedom

One of the greatest mysteries of the Christian faith is the relationship between God’s choice and our free will. It raises all kinds of questions. Is everything that happens “God’s will”? Are our “choices” simply an illusion? If we do have choices, does that threaten the idea that God is in control? How do we […]

Balance: Christians and the World

God calls us to a life of balance. There is often in the Bible a truth presented in one place and a balancing truth in another. Together, these balancing truths give us the boundaries for thought and action. Today, we will look at the delicate balance we are called to live while in this world. […]

The Balance of Faith

God calls us to a life of balance. There is often in the Bible a truth presented in one place and a balancing truth in another. Together, these balancing truths give us the boundaries for thought and action. At other times, imbalance in life comes through faulty understanding of life and/or God’s word. For the […]

Dealing with Deficient Self-Image

Some experience feelings of inferiority. Others may experience feelings of superiority. Both can occur because of a poor self-image. What is this? When your image of yourself does not match God’s image of you. The best way to deal with feelings of inferiority is to understand what God says to us about our lives… Ancient […]

Dealing with Disappointment

We have wonderful, idealistic dreams for our careers, our families, our futures. Often, reality can bring disappointment when things don’t always work out as we had hoped. When disappointment comes into your life, how do you handle it? Here are a few ideas from God’s word… Ancient City Baptist Church – Fred O. Pitts