Teachers’ Aids

Neal Pollard Several of our classes have assistants to the Bible class teacher.  She (or perhaps in select cases “he”) serves in a support role, helping students do handwork, find Bible verses, or occasionally keep order.  These are vital roles, and often a teacher’s aid later actually becomes a teacher.  Teachers’ aids are part of … Continue reading Teachers’ Aids

WHY WE ARE TEMPTED NOT TO TEACH TRUTH

Neal Pollard Most preachers know the unpleasant burden of having to preach on difficult subjects. There are some who, whether they find it unpleasant or not, are unpleasant in their demeanor and fully ready to frequently preach on moral, doctrinal, ethical, and other sin-related issues. However, it is distasteful business to most men who stand … Continue reading WHY WE ARE TEMPTED NOT TO TEACH TRUTH

Traits Of A False Teacher

Neal Pollard John warns, "For many deceivers have gone out into the world..." (2 John 7). The particular deceiver in that passage denied that Jesus came in the flesh. Looking at the religious landscape today, John would no doubt repeat himself. There are so many deceivers who are leading people away from the truth of … Continue reading Traits Of A False Teacher

THE MASTER’S MATERIAL

Neal Pollard A while back it was popular in the religious world to talk about Jesus' encounter with two disciples on the road to Emmaus. The emphasis has often been on the disciples' experience. I believe the biblical emphasis is on the character of Jesus. The disciples are contemplating Him even as they encounter Him. … Continue reading THE MASTER’S MATERIAL

“Let Them Alone”

Neal Pollard It is a commendable mixture of righteous indignation, conviction, and affection for the Lord and His church to want to answer all the critics, rebut all the troublemakers, defend all the reputations, and fight all the false teaching out there.  Knowing how best to deal with the pot-stirrers or the novel-doctrine-peddlers can cause … Continue reading “Let Them Alone”

Ten Important Words With Good Illustrations

Neal Pollard I--nteresting (illustrations are to grab attention or make the point memorable; beware of being one-dimensional--always quotes, poems, sports, etc.) L--asting ( the preacher joke is that you can re-preach most sermons, you've just got to change the illustrations.  Why?  We remember good illustrations.  An illustration can help make a Bible lesson live on in … Continue reading Ten Important Words With Good Illustrations

Jehoshaphat’s People

Neal PollardOne of the last great periods of spiritual revival in Judah's history before Babylonian Captivity occurred during the reign of Jehoshaphat.  This king is praised for seeking God, following His commandments, and not acting like Israel (2 Ch. 17:3-4). Jehoshaphat was greatly blessed by these decisions, he took pride in the Lord's ways and … Continue reading Jehoshaphat’s People