Lessons from HistorySpeaker:
Fred O. Pitts
Fred O. Pitts became the Pastor of Ancient City Baptist Church in July 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.”
- Category: Uncategorized
- Series: RESET: Back to Basics
- Scripture: Genesis 14:1-16
- Additional file: a20210117-lessons-from-history.pdf
We look at our modern culture and are tempted to think that we are far different from people who lived earlier. We think we are more enlightened and have little to learn from the past. An often-repeated quote says, “Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” Can we learn any lessons for our lives today from something that happened close to 4000 years ago?