Neal Pollard The book of Acts is wonderful for teaching the history of the church as well as providing examples of how people became Christians. From the first gospel sermon (Acts 2), baptism is central and essential to God's plan of salvation. The emphasis is even found through facts implied from these statements and examples. … Continue reading Facts Deduced About Baptism From The Eunuch
Neal Pollard There are some things about social media that are extremely irritating—click baiting, pot-stirring, fight-picking, self-pitying, and the like. But there are a great many positives in that medium, too. Of all of them, I believe that posts of baptisms have to be my favorite. I do not appear to be alone in that … Continue reading We Sure Love Baptisms!
Neal Pollard On September 16, 1991, the space shuttle Discovery dodged a chunk of a Soviet Cosmos rocket. It came within 10 miles of the van-sized debris. If Discovery had not changed its orbit, it would have been so close a call that it would have been yet another tragedy for our then active space … Continue reading CHANGING YOUR ORBIT
Neal Pollard If you did not know the source of this quote already, you might be hard-pressed to guess it. This was said by Stanley “Tookie” Williams, two weeks before he was executed in California in 2005 for four 1979 murders he committed while the apparent leader of The Crips gang in Los Angeles. Though … Continue reading “Redemption Is Tailor-Made For The Wretched”
Neal Pollard Pollards love singing and music. A few (and they usually are those who marry into the family) actually know a few things about either or both. We are thankful that "joyful noise" does not mean "pleasant melody." David was probably quite the songster. The "sweet psalmist" wrote the Jewish hymn book, songs used … Continue reading “He Has Put A New Song In My Mouth”
Neal Pollard It is said that when Dorothy opened the door to Oz and the movie's colors went from sepia to Technicolor the audience gasped and that many stood up and applauded. Moviegoers had never seen a movie in color before. We take color movies for granted, but 75 years ago it was new. … Continue reading THRILLED? OR CHILLED?