Resolutions Reinforcements–#7

Neal Pollard Already, we have looked at six reinforcements for our resolutions: (1) Specificity (Resolutions Reinforcements–#1), (2) Prayer (Resolutions Reinforcements–#2), (3) Tenacity (Resolutions Reinforcements–#3), (4) Hope (Resolutions Reinforcements–#4), (5) Self-Control (Resolutions Reinforcements—#5), and (6) Accountability (Resolutions Reinforcements–#6). I'd like to close this series of articles with one last tool of support. To keep our resolutions … Continue reading Resolutions Reinforcements–#7

Victories Of Our Friends And Family Day

[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

“3-2, With The Bases Loaded”

Neal Pollard Dave Stewart, former Oakland A's pitcher known for pitching well in the big games, was asked how he was able to shine when the spotlight was brightest. He explained that as children he and his brother would play against each other in the backyard. They would pretend they were in the "big game," … Continue reading “3-2, With The Bases Loaded”

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

My Daily “To-Do” List

Neal Pollard Be Productive With Your Time (Eph. 5:16). Be Pure In Your Heart (Mat. 5:8). Be Proactive In Your Relationships (Eph. 5:21-6:4). Be Peaceable With Your Provokers (Rom. 12:17-21). Be Purposeful With Your Life (Rom. 8:28). Be Praiseful With Your God (Psa. 150). Be Pleasant In Your Demeanor (Prov. 16:24). Be Prayerful In Your … Continue reading My Daily “To-Do” List

THE VALUE OF REMEMBERING

Neal Pollard I am not sure what the connection is, but some people tie a string around their finger to remember an important date or appointment.  Some people just write on their hand.  Others preserve it electronically. What do we do to keep from forgetting what is important to us spiritually?  Peter writes in 2 … Continue reading THE VALUE OF REMEMBERING

Each One Will Bear His Own Load

Neal Pollard Ulm Minster, a Lutheran church building in southern Germany, is the tallest church building in the world, has the tallest steeple in the world, and is the 4th tallest structure built before 1900. Construction began in the 1300s and was finished in 1890. The masonry building is thought to be the tallest load-bearing … Continue reading Each One Will Bear His Own Load

What Kind Of Church Do We Want To Be?

Neal Pollard V--ictorious? Faith is the victory that overcomes the world (1 Jn. 5:4). No coach hopes to win without first planning and architecting. The blueprints have already been put in place (Rom. 6:17), but we must work the plans to be a success in God's eyes! I--nvolved? Do we want to merely keep house and meet … Continue reading What Kind Of Church Do We Want To Be?

HOW CAN WE ENSURE THE CHURCH WILL NOT GROW?

Neal Pollard Talk Up Big Plans And Follow Through With Inactivity. This will build frustration and discouragement. Satanfears not the plan, but rather the working of it. Make No Plans For The Future: Just Accept The Status Quo.  Just hope that the future will take care of itself. Buy into the "is/ought" fallacy: "The way it … Continue reading HOW CAN WE ENSURE THE CHURCH WILL NOT GROW?

CHURCH GROWTH STARTERS

Neal Pollard Offer “medical missions” benevolent campaign in the neighborhood, utilizing the talents of members with medical expertise. Have a worship leadership training class. Incorporate periodic explanations about the purpose and biblical foundation for the acts of worship and the invitation during the worship services. Have an elder/deacon intensive training class. Host community Bible studies … Continue reading CHURCH GROWTH STARTERS