Monday's Column: "Neal At The Cross" Neal Pollard In 1960, Otho Jones and Homer L. Sewell wrote a song made popular by Flatt and Scruggs. It's a song written from the point of view of a man's oldest son, a son who felt he was old enough to be on his own and leave home. … Continue reading “Father’s Table Grace”
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Two Prayers In The Temple Neal Pollard Up high and proud my boasts I declare I brag and I crow with my head in the air Til I look in the corner and see him down there Why is that poor sinner locked up in despair? I abstain from eating two days every week I … Continue reading From The Pollard Poetry Archives (III)
Neal Pollard When the disciples asked Jesus to teach them to pray (Luke 11:1), they were asking the most qualified instructor. However, they had a good teacher from the background of their own heritage in David. The book of Psalms is at times a songbook and at other times a prayer journal. Numerous examples of … Continue reading Learning To Pray From A Man After God’s Own Heart
Neal Pollard Jonathan Martindale punctuated an unforgettable worship service yesterday morning with one of the most thoughtful prayers I have ever been privileged to be a part of. What made it so effective was the people and issues he prayed about. This is not exhaustive, but here are some of the specific people he prayed … Continue reading I Sin Against The Lord When I Don’t Pray For You
Neal Pollard Maybe you have resolved repeatedly to become a better, more faithful Bible student, person of prayer, or simply one who truly desires to build a closer relationship with God. While a lot of that will be personal and peculiar to you as an individual, you may lack direction about how to get started … Continue reading FOURTEEN SUGGESTIONS FOR BUILDING YOUR DEVOTIONAL LIFE
Neal Pollard In Romans 8:26, speaking of the work of the Holy Spirit, Paul writes, “ In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.” The Holy Spirit “helps,” lending “a … Continue reading THE RESCUER AND THE ONE IN TROUBLE
Neal Pollard No, not Scrooge (though my favorite version starred George C. Scott)! That Ebenezer is the one even most Christians are more familiar with. The Ebenezer I'm referring to is from the Bible. You'll read about it between 1 Samuel 4-7. The first two references are to an existing village (4:1; 5:1). But, it's … Continue reading Ebenezer!
Neal Pollard CBS News was doing a report about a new, effective therapy for soldiers who return from combat, suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Chris Eder, an Air Force veteran who had near-death experiences, has found a way to cope and helps other veterans in a group, veterans, that loses 22 people every day … Continue reading When Warriors Meditate
Neal Pollard Prayer is a very personal exercise, a life built between an individual and God. Thus, these suggestions may of themselves feel intrusive or foreign to some. However, through the years, I have heard many express some difficulty in knowing how to praise God or what to say in praise to Him when in … Continue reading PRAISE IDEAS FOR PRAYER