The Influence Of Papaw Mitchell

Neal Pollard May 14, 2004, was the day I preached my maternal grandfather's funeral. It was a signal honor to do so. He had passed away early on Wednesday morning, May 12. The morning he passed, I wrote this about him: Within you today are a temper and trends A view toward the unfolding tomorrow … Continue reading The Influence Of Papaw Mitchell

Mother Is Love

Neal Pollard M-orning drill sergeant, man she'd make me make my bed, O-lder, wiser, openly affectionate, "omnisciently" in my head, T-elling me to think it through, truthtful, teaser, teacher, H-elper, servant-hearted, holy, heartfelt, and heart-reacher E-ncourager, exhorter, edifier, educator, R-ighteous, religious, reverent, but a most robust debater I-ntuitive, inspiring, introverted, informal, never indiscreet, S-pell-checker, spanker, … Continue reading Mother Is Love

Distracted And Delayed By Baggage

Neal Pollard On May 7, Bill McGee wrote in a USA Today article about the crashed Aeroflot plane that killed 41 of the passengers onboard: “Reports from people on the plane indicate the evacuation may have been slowed by passengers grabbing their bags. Videos show passengers taking their carry-on bags with them as they exited … Continue reading Distracted And Delayed By Baggage

New Testament Christianity

Neal Pollard The New Testament claims to be the source of authority for all we do of eternal importance, no matter when or where we live (Col. 3:17; 2 Pet. 1:3,20-21; 2 Tim. 3:16-17). The New Testament will not share authority with any other book or "revelation" (Gal. 1:6-9; Jude 3). The New Testament reveals … Continue reading New Testament Christianity

God Is Always In Control

Neal Pollard While the knowledge of my fear of snakes is widespread, some of the events of my past that hardened that horror as less so. A couple of years before moving to Colorado, we were hit by Hurricane Isabel. On our one acre lot, we had well over 100 trees. In fact, about 100 … Continue reading God Is Always In Control

Consulting The New Testament For How To Treat The Jews Today

  Neal Pollard Six months after the deadly shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a similar attempt was made on the Chabad Synagogue in San Diego this weekend (4/27/19). Although Jewish people are not the only ones targeted in attacks toward religious and non-religious targets, hatred and violent acts against Jews are … Continue reading Consulting The New Testament For How To Treat The Jews Today

OUT OF CONTROL

Neal Pollard Four people were ushered into eternity in a horrible way, ten people were injured, 28 vehicles were wrecked--some burned down to the engine block, and one young man's life is forever changed as he bears the guilt of causing the horrific crash just a few miles north of our church building. Rogel Lazaro … Continue reading OUT OF CONTROL

Why I Attend Wednesday Night Church Services

Neal Pollard I need the fellowship of Christian family in the middle of a week spent exposed to the world. I draw strength from the teaching of God's Word and the comments others make on the subject being studied. Others need my encouragement and influence, and my presence can be so faith-building to them. Bible … Continue reading Why I Attend Wednesday Night Church Services

Speaking What Must Be Heard

Neal Pollard In World War I, German intelligence was able to steal American plans at will. Tapping enemy lines was extremely easy, especially at night. Faced with such a dilemma, a regiment full of Choctaw Indians thought of a potential solution. The commander inquired into how many Choctaws knew their mother tongue. The men hesitated. … Continue reading Speaking What Must Be Heard

“It Shall Stand Forever”

Neal Pollard Kathy and I visited the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France, in February of 2006. It is an ornate, historic building. It dates to the 1100s, surviving the threats of many wars including World War I and World War II. But, it has been dilapidating for some time. Earlier today, a fire inside … Continue reading “It Shall Stand Forever”