Neal Pollard According to Stephen Eckstein, Davy Crockett was among those who began a journey from north Alabama bound for the "promised land" of Texas in 1835. This group, who wanted to settle in that locale despite the drum beats of revolution and ongoing fighting with Mexico, was comprised mostly of members of the church … Continue reading No Time For Worship!
Neal Pollard Some years ago, when our sons were all teenagers and they were given a cell phone, there were times when they failed to use those to communicate if they got to their destination or answer when we needed to reach them. While I never did it, I was tempted on more than one … Continue reading It’s Not Business; It’s Personal
[Disclaimer: I mention specific names, knowing that I cannot possibly know every story and detail. These are included to encourage. God saw it all and will reward accordingly!] Neal Pollard There was an air of excitement. We did not meet our numerical goal, but there was a noticeable buzz yesterday. So many new faces milling … Continue reading Victories Of Our Friends And Family Day
Neal Pollard A Christian lady asked her neighbor to attend a gospel meeting with her. The neighbor said neither “yes” nor “no.” He said that he and his wife could not attend church because of her allergies! Apparently, the perfumes of those attending so bothered her that she could not go to a house of … Continue reading Allergic To Church?
Neal Pollard “What is that smell in the kitchen sink?” “Ah, honey, I’ll look at it, uh, soon.” “When?” “Uh…soon.” “It’s been like this for six month now, honey…honey, are you listening to me? Agh! Look, the drain is bubbling…” “Mr. Smith, when did you first notice the mole discoloring and becoming asymmetrical?” “Well, um, … Continue reading Ignoring The Symptoms
Neal Pollard It is an eclectic club. Some of its members have only ever come one service per week, whose perceivable spiritual progress has been hard to measure. Others, perhaps more tragically, have waned from greater faithfulness in the past to the more tepid attitude toward the assemblies at which God is always present. The … Continue reading What Does The “Sunday Morning Only” Christian Miss?
Neal Pollard Brand new Christians Young parents The unemployed Spiritual leaders Those struggling with worldliness Someone diagnosed with a serious condition Strugglers with addiction Couples with marital troubles Those with loved ones no longer faithful to Christ Widows/widowers Someone who has been deeply hurt or betrayed Those in serious financial debt Those who are the … Continue reading In An Average Assembly, You’ll Find…
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 so … Continue reading Bible Classes, Special Services, And P.M. Worship Services
Neal Pollard The interesting visitor at our devotional last night, a chocolate lab named Bear that someone dropped off with Aaron and Kylee Melton as she dealt with a personal crisis, reminded me of another "dog at church" story from my youth. Back in the mid-'70s, when my dad was the preacher at the Rockmart, Georgia, … Continue reading THE DOG AT CHURCH
Neal Pollard An intelligent, independent young American man in his mid-20s showed up at the Siem Reap church building for mid-week services. He not only grew up in the church, but he even attended a "Christian" high school and one of our brotherhood universities. He is doing field research for an advanced degree in cultural … Continue reading “I Don’t Consider Myself Unfaithful”