Neal Pollard How great to say with David, "I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord” (Psalm 122:1). Another psalm also urges, "Come, let us worship and bow down, Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker" (95:6). Both verses are the attitude of a redeemed, … Continue reading Reflections On Worship, From A-Z
Neal Pollard When the disciples asked Jesus to teach them to pray (Luke 11:1), they were asking the most qualified instructor. However, they had a good teacher from the background of their own heritage in David. The book of Psalms is at times a songbook and at other times a prayer journal. Numerous examples of … Continue reading Learning To Pray From A Man After God’s Own Heart
Neal Pollard While there are doubtless men who wear the name “elder” that do not meet the biblical qualifications, many of the church’s greatest heroes and biggest assets are her shepherds. I have been privileged to serve under a total of 21 elders in 26 years of full-time preaching, and what I am about to … Continue reading What Preachers Wished All Members Knew About Their Elders
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”
Neal Pollard The partisan vitriol ramps up whenever subjects like border security and immigration are mentioned. It is a subject as much a part of the political divide as “Russian Collusion,” tax reform, and affordable health care. Let the politically passionate debate all those topics, but did you know Scripture talks about the importance of … Continue reading Build That Wall!
Jeff Wiant (guest baker) Up until this past election cycle I had never even heard of WikiLeaks. Months and endless press later, I have become very familiar with this website. For those who may have been living under a rock for the past few months, WikiLeaks is a website that publishes secret information, news leaks, … Continue reading WikiLeaks (And God)
Neal Pollard Rob Heusevelet and his son came upon a bison calf in Yellowstone National Park that was shivering in the cold. They were afraid for the health and survival of the animal, so they put it into their SUV and drove it to a ranger station in the park. A witness who took a … Continue reading When “Help” Is Actually “Harm”
Neal Pollard The word translated "zealous" is from the Greek word zero (Dzay-lo-o). It is found 17 times in the New Testament. It means to "burn with zeal; to be heated or to boil, whether with envy, hatred, anger, or to be zealous in the pursuit of good; to desire earnestly, to strive after, busy one's … Continue reading Are You “Boiling Over” Or Just “All Wet”?
Neal Pollard Perhaps you have seen the incredible collections of petrified wood in some of our National Parks or Monuments, or maybe you have seen individual examples in any number of other places. A geology site briefly explains how material becomes petrified: Petrified wood is a fossil. It forms when plant material is buried by … Continue reading Petrified!
Neal Pollard A 17-year-old girl had a stomach ache so bad that she had to go to the hospital. She had lost her appetite, she could barely walk, and doctors for three years had simply given her pain medicine for her inexplicable abdominal issues. The girl’s family had paid over $7000 in medical tests to … Continue reading What Are You Consuming?