Neal Pollard We find ourselves often bobbing in a sea of religious confusion. Many groups claim to be the best religion and point to their ingredients as reasons for such claims. Several years ago, our boys played basketball in a league hosted by a huge community church in the Denver area. Their church's campus includes … Continue reading Better Living
Neal Pollard “You Will Have…” —Treasure in heaven if you follow Jesus (Mat. 19:21; Mk. 10:21). —Honor in the sight of all if you are humble (Lk. 14:10). —Praise of rulers and authority if you do good (Rom. 13:3). —An answer for the sinfully proud if you are persuaded about the Lord (2 Cor. 5:12). … Continue reading Some Powerful Promises
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?
Neal Pollard I served the Livingston Police Department in Sumter County, Alabama, as a reserve officer for two years. I had a uniform and a badge, though the service I rendered was as chaplain. The relationship between law enforcement and citizens there was very positive, but I remember talking with officers about the media bias … Continue reading Misguided Malice
Neal Pollard I once was without representation, Not a citizen of that chosen nation, Enslaved and oppressed, Deprived of the best, And discouraged by my lowly station, But my freedom was bought at a price, With the one ransom that would suffice, Sweet liberty was bought, And my freedom I sought, When I opted … Continue reading In Awe Of The Greatest Freedom
Neal Pollard For several years while in Virginia, I enjoyed going out with a couple of dear Christian brothers to hunt for Civil War relics. Of course, hunting on federal property was a serious crime and was unthinkable. However, so many of the personal properties owned by residents in the Richmond area were treasure troves … Continue reading Do We Need Permission?
Neal Pollard The book of Acts is wonderful for teaching the history of the church as well as providing examples of how people became Christians. From the first gospel sermon (Acts 2), baptism is central and essential to God's plan of salvation. The emphasis is even found through facts implied from these statements and examples. … Continue reading Facts Deduced About Baptism From The Eunuch
Neal Pollard If you were to ask the typical Bible student what the consequences of Israel's following the foolish counsel of the ten negative spies, you might hear talk of the wilderness wandering or the fact that God denied them the Promised Land. This was truly, from a physical standpoint, the most visible result of … Continue reading What The Israelites Lost Besides Canaan
Neal Pollard Strayer University shared their video from the day they ran an ingenious experiment in New York City. They put up a chalkboard on a busy street with this caption written at the top: “Write Your Biggest Regret.” Scores of people wrote on the chalkboard. Nearly every answer visible in the video included the … Continue reading THE PRISON OF “NOT”
That some people are not happy unless they’re in a fight with someone. That there are still lost people hungry for to know God’s will for their lives. That it is so easy to make excuses and so hard to make the effort. That I still have so much to learn, so far to go, … Continue reading I Have Learned…