Neal Pollard Most of us have favorite songs and hymns. My favorite category of hymns is songs about the cross. I love the somber, dramatic feel of Beneath the Cross of Jesus, a hymn penned right after the close of the Civil War by Elizabeth C. Clephane and one set to the music we sing with … Continue reading Singing With The Understanding: “Beneath The Cross Of Jesus”
Neal Pollard Jesus died an awful death. Ruthless assassins, terrorists, sadistic and serial killers, savage and perverted criminals have all received much more humane treatment than He received that day. What Jesus endured at the cross can only be described as vicious. Consider the violent aspects of His crucifixion. There was physical torture. He was scourged, … Continue reading The Suffering Of Jesus And Commitment
Neal Pollard The lost are convicted, too. Don't let anybody say they're not. Some of the strongest-held beliefs, some of the most fully-persuaded minds, and some of the most determined hearts are attached to lost individuals. Even in the Bible, one finds the deepest rooted convictions in the heart of the lost sinner. If one wants … Continue reading The Convictions Of The Lost
Neal Pollard “Tell us father, were you really there that day? Did they make you take His burden the rest of the way?” “Son, I stood in the crowd when I got my painful commission, And they thrust it on me without asking my permission. He was staggering and bloody and gripped by exhaustion I … Continue reading A Tale Of Two Crosses
Neal Pollard "SEE"-- Look at Calvary. Don't turn away. I know it's not easy. What is done to Him is shameful. I know. But, look closely! Past the spittle. Beyond the blood. There. In His eyes. Friend, that is love. It is love for you! See the nails in His hands and feet, fastening Him … Continue reading How Do You Spell “Cross”?
Neal Pollard To Christ, an expression of love (John 15:13) To God, an appeasement of His wrath (Rom. 5:9). To the Devil, the scribes, and Pharisees, a sign of their supposed victory (Heb. 2:14; John 19:6ff). To the mob, apparent weakness (Mat. 27:42). To the disciples, seeming defeat (John 21:3). To those who lived rebelliously, … Continue reading What The Blood Of Christ Meant