“You Can Find Somebody To Tell You What You Want To Hear”

Neal Pollard Someone wants to be involved in an illicit relationship, defend an unscriptural marriage (or enter into one), engage in some vice or sinful behavior “in moderation” (or otherwise), and they talk to someone who shows them from scripture why it should not be done. Perhaps they ask several people and get the same … Continue reading “You Can Find Somebody To Tell You What You Want To Hear”

Traditions Of Men Versus The Word Of God

Neal Pollard For as long as I have been preaching, I have had at least one copy of the Alvin Jennings’ book bearing the title above. The book was originally printed in 1972, but it has been reprinted several times. Jennings clarifies the way he uses the word “traditions” in his title. Rather than the … Continue reading Traditions Of Men Versus The Word Of God

The Dilemma Of Discipleship: Doctrine Or Duty

Neal Pollard Obviously, that's not the dilemma. It is not either/or. It is both/and. But, as the church, we can find ourselves weighted one direction or the other. Some years ago, a close relative of mine was explaining why he had left a congregation that heavily emphasized doctrinal truth but were totally invisible to their … Continue reading The Dilemma Of Discipleship: Doctrine Or Duty

Zadok The Priest

Neal Pollard Zadok the priest was neither an Anglican Church member or even British. Many associate his name with Handel's 18th century coronation hymn, written first for King George II. But, he was a significant, if minor, Old Testament character. We learn at least four great lessons from his character, as revealed in Scripture. He … Continue reading Zadok The Priest

SKELETONS IN LAWN CHAIRS

Neal Pollard A man who was snorkeling in the Colorado River may have been expecting to find plants, aquatic life, and even ruins, but he did not expect to find two skeletons sitting in lawn chairs 40 feet below the surface.  The man was frightened, undoubtedly convinced he’d stumbled across a relatively recent tragedy. There … Continue reading SKELETONS IN LAWN CHAIRS

Balancing Doctrine With Discernment

Neal Pollard The doctrine of Christ is indispensable!  Timothy was told, "Pay close attention to yourself and to your teaching; persevere in these things, for as you do this you will ensure salvation both for yourself and for those who hear you" (1 Tim. 4:16).  On the "soul-saving" front, too many have attempted to water … Continue reading Balancing Doctrine With Discernment