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 navigate the balance of these two concepts?

Ancient City Baptist Church – Fred O. Pitts

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.

Ancient City Baptist Church – Fred O. Pitts

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 next few weeks we will look at some areas needing balance. Today we begin with “The Balance of Faith.”

Ancient City Baptist Church – Fred O. Pitts

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 City Baptist Church – Fred O. Pitts

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

It’s a Shame!

Shame is never a pleasant emotion, but it can come to us as either a friend or a foe. How do we know the difference? How can we put shame in its proper place? Let’s find out!

Ancient City Baptist Church – Fred O. Pitts

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

There is a lot of anger in our world—and it seems that much of it is directed at us! What do we do when others display their anger in a hostile way toward us?

Ancient City Baptist Church – Fred O. Pitts

How to Be a Victorious Church

Hebrews 12:1-3

In the Scriptures, we often see the life of the Christian and the church compared to a race. How are we to run? The author of Hebrews gives us words from God…

Ancient City Baptist Church – Fred O. Pitts

Money Matters

All of us are drawn to generous people. Don’t all of us desire to be generous people? At the close of 1 Corinthians, Paul addresses a “special offering,” and from this passage we can learn several helpful principles to employ in all of our giving.  Money matters, to us and to God, so here are some things God says to us about our giving in the church…

Ancient City Baptist Church – Fred O. Pitts

Healthy Habits for Abundant Life

Healthy Habits for Abundant Life

Acts 2.42

Jesus said, “I have come so that they may have life and have it in abundance” (CSB). How often do we see people truly experiencing the abundance of life that Jesus came to give us? Today, we review three healthy habits for abundant life—and note the key to their effectiveness in our lives…

Ancient City Baptist Church – Pastor Fred O. Pitts