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.”
Jesus amazes us with his teaching. He challenges us in every area of life; he leaves no part unexamined. When he speaks of turning the other cheek and going the second mile, we often struggle to understand. We know what he says; just what does he mean?
[The first two minutes of this sermon had to be recreated; the rest of the message is from the live service.]