Learning A Lesson From A Lantern

Wednesday’s Column: Third’s Words Gary Pollard I’m a big fan of old fashioned lighting, especially old kerosene lanterns because they’re simple. I went to light one of my lanterns and the flame wouldn’t stay alive for more than a few seconds. I thought, “Maybe the vent is covered in carbon and there isn’t enough oxygenContinue reading “Learning A Lesson From A Lantern”

It Will Work!

Neal Pollard Planting gospel seed (cf. Luke 8:11) will result in people of all ages, backgrounds, and nations becoming Christians. Overcoming evil with good (Rom. 12:17-21) will soften hard-hearted enemies. Approaching a wayward brother or sister in lovingkindness (Gal. 6:1; Jas. 5:19-20) will bring some back to faithfulness. Faithful attendance will stimulate to love andContinue reading “It Will Work!”

The Ever-Fixed Mark

Neal Pollard This phrase is taken from Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116 to describe love. While it is an apt, poetic description of love, it also is the perfect modifier of God’s Word. If there is a word to describe the current culture, it is “change.” Our world is enamored with it, constantly changing its mind, itsContinue reading “The Ever-Fixed Mark”

The Best Thing To Do For The Body This Year

Neal Pollard When it comes to caring for the physical body, I have a lot to learn. While I work out nearly day, my most developed muscle is the table one. I will be working to use that muscle far less this year. But judging from all the new faces in the gym this morning,Continue reading “The Best Thing To Do For The Body This Year”

THE MOANING OF A DOVE, THE GROWLING OF A LION

Neal Pollard One of the more interesting Hebrew words in the Old Testament is the word translated “meditate” in passages such as Psalm 1:2.   הָגָה (“Haga”), most often found among the poets and prophets, has a wide range of meaning depending on derivation of the root word.  Elihu uses the word to speak ofContinue reading “THE MOANING OF A DOVE, THE GROWLING OF A LION”

KNOWING GOD THROUGH THE BIBLE

Neal Pollard The tendency to try and make subjective experience as more meaningful and valuable than objective truth is age old. We would rather feel something than learn or obey something. Yet, notice how thoroughly the Bible shows that adequate knowledge of God relies upon studying and knowing the Bible. • GENESIS (24:12-14)–God’s KINDNESS isContinue reading “KNOWING GOD THROUGH THE BIBLE”