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

“I’ll Love You Forever”

Neal Pollard We read it to our sons when they were growing up. We made up our own tune to the song, "I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, As long as I'm living, my baby you'll be." It's been hard to remember those days in the rocking chair, reading it over and … Continue reading “I’ll Love You Forever”

Seeing God In Nature: Volcanos

Neal Pollard As we received word of the volcanic eruption near Guatemala City, Guatemala, yesterday, where Bear Valley Bible Institute has had an extension school for several years, we were reminded of the omnipotence of God. The power God displays through nature and His creation reveal how such a powerful effect reveals an even more … Continue reading Seeing God In Nature: Volcanos

Paul’s Portrait Of God For Timothy

Neal Pollard Devoting himself to a theme of godliness in writing his spiritual son, Timothy, Paul writes to encourage him to teach godliness to people who enjoy financial prosperity (1 Tim. 6:3-10, 17-19). Part of his instruction is to point rich Christians (the case can easily be made that American Christians qualify as this in … Continue reading Paul’s Portrait Of God For Timothy

Proud Of My Father 

Dale Pollard I was cleaning out the basement and found a box of old photos. You know the kind of photos I’m talking about. Cheesy, dated, and awkward family photos. There was a reason we had them hidden in the darkest corner of our house. They weren’t worthy to be put on display, but they … Continue reading Proud Of My Father 

Serving the Living God 

Carl Pollard I know I’m not old enough to say this, but when I was younger I used to lay in bed at night and try to imagine what God looked like. I would try to put a face to Him, I’d wonder what He was doing, and I would ask myself if God knew … Continue reading Serving the Living God 

Some Powerful Promises

Neal Pollard “You Will Have…” —Treasure in heaven if you follow Jesus (Mat. 19:21; Mk. 10:21). —Honor in the sight of all if you are humble (Lk. 14:10). —Praise of rulers and authority if you do good (Rom. 13:3). —An answer for the sinfully proud if you are persuaded about the Lord (2 Cor. 5:12). … Continue reading Some Powerful Promises

God Revealed (poem)

Neal Pollard The mighty arm of creation, brooding or building The hand that tipped the canopy, drowning sinners The finger that stirred the languages, babblers yielding The heart that made the heirs of Abram winners The Majesty presented in a bush, resilient though burning The Master who through plagues made Pharaoh submit The Merciful One … Continue reading God Revealed (poem)

THE MORE I KNOW, THE LESS I KNOW

Neal Pollard It is a true paradox. Today,  I’ve been married longer than I have ever been.  I’ve been a father longer than I have ever been.  The same is true for me as a Christian, a preacher, and every other relationship I am in.  My experience in all of these has never been greater … Continue reading THE MORE I KNOW, THE LESS I KNOW

GOD HATES SHORTS!

Neal Pollard  You may be thinking that the title is presumptuous, opinionated, and even out of line.  Let me disclaim what follows by asserting that God does not hate all shorts.  He does, however, hate the following types of shorts. GOD HATES SHORTCUTS.  At least, He hates humanly devised shortcuts for which He has given … Continue reading GOD HATES SHORTS!