Neal Pollard It was a beautiful experience, talking with our newest brother in Christ last night. It was beautiful watching him be bombarded with love and attention from member after member. Listening to him tell his story built my confidence in the simplicity of the Bible when a person reads it without prejudice or agenda. … Continue reading “Wait Until Fall”
Neal Pollard Gary Hampton tells the story of his first missionary trip, which he made in the 1980s—shortly after the “Jonestown Tragedy” and during a time of great national instability. He recalls soldiers lining both sides of the runway, armed to the teeth, and having his bags checked thoroughly by those whose friendliness was not … Continue reading On The Other Side Of Security
Neal Pollard Good deeds don’t make the nightly news. When a person serves or is nice to others, it rarely goes beyond the circle of occurrence. That’s OK, because Jesus urges us, “Be careful not to do your acts of righteousness before me, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no … Continue reading Good Deeds
Neal Pollard Being patriotic and having a political heritage like we do in this country, we may have strong, personal convictions in the realm of politics. Engaging in the political process, from volunteering to voting to political meetings, can help us not only be a positive agent of change but also salt and light before … Continue reading PREACHERS AND POLITICAL ACTIVISM
Neal Pollard I recently read a fascinating article by John H. Armstrong in the September, 2014, issue of "Christianity Today." Armstrong starts out reminiscing on early childhood worship experiences in the denomination he attended. He writes that his church celebrated the Lord's Supper "four times a year. I remember asking why we celebrated it so … Continue reading How Often To Take “The Feast Of Love”?
Neal Pollard Occasionally, the accusation, "You are just number conscious," flies. If we speak in terms of attendance and emphasize its importance, we may justify mentioning it by saying that numbers represent souls. That is true, but there is no need to be ashamed of "number consciousness." After all, the Holy Spirit must have been. … Continue reading God Is “Number Conscious”