What To Expect When You Build 

Neal Pollard The old saying, “The more things change, the more they stay the same,” seems applicable to time, place, and action. Though the rebuilding of the wall around Jerusalem in Nehemiah’s day stretches back 2500 years and occurred in a totally different culture about 7000 miles from here, it is amazing how what they … Continue reading What To Expect When You Build 

THE TACTICS OF TROUBLEMAKERS

Neal Pollard When you come across Sanballat, Tobiah, Geshem the Arab, and the unnamed others of Nehemiah six, you can’t help but be struck by how timeless some things are.  The book of Nehemiah recounts the great construction project led one of the Bible’s great leaders, Nehemiah.  In fact, this Bible book is a great … Continue reading THE TACTICS OF TROUBLEMAKERS

What The Blood Of Christ Meant

Neal Pollard To Christ, an expression of love (John 15:13) To God, an appeasement of His wrath (Rom. 5:9). To the Devil, the scribes, and Pharisees, a sign of their supposed victory (Heb. 2:14; John 19:6ff). To the mob, apparent weakness (Mat. 27:42). To the disciples, seeming defeat (John 21:3). To those who lived rebelliously, … Continue reading What The Blood Of Christ Meant

Warming Up The Cold Shoulder

Neal Pollard Occasionally, a Christian who has fallen away and is approached by a concerned elder, preacher, or other Christian will respond by saying the people at church were cold, unfriendly, or unwelcoming.  They complain that they get the “cold shoulder” from the folks in the congregation. Could most of us try harder to reach out … Continue reading Warming Up The Cold Shoulder

Better Than The 9-Year-Old Stowaway

Neal Pollard In a post-9/11 world, how does a 9-year-old boy slip through TSA, a gate agent, and the flight attendants to board a flight from Minneapolis all the way to Las Vegas before being discovered?  That's what everyone wants to know, but that is what the "street smart" minor did.  Only well into the … Continue reading Better Than The 9-Year-Old Stowaway