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.”
“Who among you is wise and understanding?” This is a question asked by James in his letter to the early Christians; it is also an important question for us to answer today. Before we answer, “I am! I am!” we must pause to consider a more basic question: What constitutes real wisdom?
James rightly points out that there are two kinds of “wisdom,” but only one is worthy of being the guide for our lives.