Joy and GentlenessSpeaker:
Pastor Fred O. Pitts
Fred O. Pitts has been the Pastor of Ancient City Baptist Church since 2017. Although life in the 21st century is complex, he believes the purpose of life can be summed up more simply in the answers Jesus gave when asked the greatest of the commandments: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” Pastor Fred says, “The primary call in my life is seeking first the kingdom of God through pastoring and teaching. My passion is teaching God’s word in a manner that is both understandable and relevant. Primary emphases in my ministry are compassion and encouragement.”
Pastor Fred is a native of Georgia and a graduate of Georgia Tech (Go Jackets!!) and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has previously started a church in north Atlanta, pastored a church in central Georgia, worked as a consultant for starting new churches throughout Georgia, and most recently completed a pastorate of thirteen years in Decatur, GA.
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- Series: Choosing Joy! (Paul's Letter to the Philippians)
- Scripture: Philippians 4:4-5
Up. Down. Up. Down. The circumstances of life often seem like a roller coaster, and our emotions tend to follow right behind. Happy! Sad. Happy! Sad. Can we break this cycle? Can we stay up when the chips are down?
God says yes! And we will learn some secrets of fulfillment throughout Philippians 4. One of the secrets: changing our minds by learning to think God’s thoughts. In these two verses, we will begin learning this lesson as Paul speaks of joy and gentleness.
[The YouTube has the entire service because we are not meeting publicly and begins just before the announcements. The sermon only is on the audio player. Of course, you can use the "scrubber" to "rewind" or "fast forward" as you desire.]