When My Love For Christ Grows Weak

Thursday’s Column: Captain’s Blog Carl Pollard A problem that each one of us as Christians face at one time or another, a problem that has been around since the establishment of the church, is the problem of a weakened love for Christ. This problem results from family crisis, various diseases, the death of a lovedContinue reading “When My Love For Christ Grows Weak”

A Story You Don’t Hear In Vacation Bible School

Tuesday’s Column: Dale Mail Dale Pollard Civil war has broken out in the kingdom after Saul’s death. David is a patriot who loves his people so he offers to treat Saul’s followers well after Judah crowns him as king. However, a man named, Abner, takes matters into his own hands and he defies God’s chosenContinue reading “A Story You Don’t Hear In Vacation Bible School”

WHEN MISUNDERSTOOD

Neal Pollard It will happen, at least occasionally. A remark you make gets taken out of context, will not be correctly heard, or will be heard through the personal filters of the listener. Your facial expressions and body language may not accurately express your feelings or at least not tell the whole story. People mayContinue reading “WHEN MISUNDERSTOOD”

Why Do You Serve?

Neal Pollard Has a preacher ever been motivated by finance, popularity, or fame? Has an elder ever been motivated by power, influence, or notoriety? Has a Christian ever served in any way for notice, accolades, or to satisfy pride? In individual cases, it’s so hard to tell (ultimately, it’s impossible). But, knowing human nature, weContinue reading “Why Do You Serve?”

Wanting To Want To

  Neal Pollard Do you want your marriage to flourish and grow? Do you want to read through the Bible this year? Do you want to lead someone the Savior to know? Do you want to live life without worry and fear? Do you want to lose weight and be healthy and fit? Do youContinue reading “Wanting To Want To”

When “Help” Is Actually “Harm”

Neal Pollard Rob Heusevelet and his son came upon a bison calf in Yellowstone National Park that was shivering in the cold. They were afraid for the health and survival of the animal, so they put it into their SUV and drove it to a ranger station in the park. A witness who took aContinue reading “When “Help” Is Actually “Harm””

“He Shot Me”

Neal Pollard I want to preface this story by saying that, of all my siblings, I probably got away with more than the other two combined.  However, on at least one occasion, I was punished for something I did not do.  My brother was about four years old, and he, some neighborhood buddies, and IContinue reading ““He Shot Me””

EXCUSES OR MOTIVATIONS

Neal Pollard Saving for retirement. Exercising and losing weight. Mending a broken relationship. Daily Bible reading.  Many are the objectives, goals, and needs we all have in this life, but just as many are the excuses we often give for not addressing them.  We fall back on lack of time, how we feel, whose faultContinue reading “EXCUSES OR MOTIVATIONS”

THE FOLLY OF CHRONICALLY PLAYING THE WORSHIP CRITIC

Neal Pollard I’ve known individuals whose sole purpose in the assemblies has seemed to be to critique those who lead the worship or show up to engage in it, from their appearance to their aptitude.  While we certainly need to avoid having someone blatantly engaging in sin and error (that’s an article for a differentContinue reading “THE FOLLY OF CHRONICALLY PLAYING THE WORSHIP CRITIC”

Bible Classes, Special Services, And P.M. Worship Services

Neal Pollard I attend because I want to honor God in the special way that occurs when the church assembles to worship Him I attend because I want to encourage others and be with them every opportunity I can I attend because I find the acts of worship so meaningful I attend because there’s soContinue reading “Bible Classes, Special Services, And P.M. Worship Services”