“Let Us Sing!”

Don’t miss the latest TBNB Podcast with Dale and Carl (subscribe here) Monday’s Column: Neal at the Cross Neal Pollard I counted 96 people present for the singing at the Waddells’ home Friday night, sitting in our camping chairs in their beautiful backyard. Beyond the hospitality and tasty desserts, this was such a wonderful, neededContinue reading ““Let Us Sing!””

Monday Through Saturday Relationships

Gary Pollard We get an interesting glimpse into the life of the early church in Acts 2.44-47. While it is not practical for us to live in that same way, there is one principle that we should examine. The early church spent a great deal of time together outside of their worship on the firstContinue reading “Monday Through Saturday Relationships”

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MARTYRDOM AND A MARTYR COMPLEX

Neal Pollard Will the day come when government attempts to shut down our Bible study and worship services? Looking back at history, particularly the books of Acts and Revelation, we know this can occur. Certainly, the current environment in our society reveals a trend toward greater intolerance of the biblical worldview. We are growing moreContinue reading “THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MARTYRDOM AND A MARTYR COMPLEX”

Remarkable Statements, In Historical Context

Neal Pollard AD 30—Tiberius, who became cruel and mad, was the Roman Emperor when the church was established. Under his reign, right around the time of Pentecost, Rome was filled with terror after the murder of his once trusted advisor turned traitor, Sejanus (tribunesandtriumphs.org). Sanderson Beck comments that he was “preoccupied with sexual and sadisticContinue reading “Remarkable Statements, In Historical Context”

PREACHERS AND POLITICAL ACTIVISM

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 beforeContinue reading “PREACHERS AND POLITICAL ACTIVISM”

“As We Go Our Separate Ways…”

Neal Pollard I’ve heard this prayed my whole life: “Be with us as we go our separate ways.”  I fully appreciate what is meant, but I lament a trend I’ve seen for many years.  Too often, we go our separate ways until the “next appointed time.”  We have no contact with one another. Instead, theContinue reading ““As We Go Our Separate Ways…””

How Often To Take “The Feast Of Love”?

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 soContinue reading “How Often To Take “The Feast Of Love”?”