“Father’s Table Grace”

Monday's Column: "Neal At The Cross" Neal Pollard In 1960, Otho Jones and Homer L. Sewell wrote a song made popular by Flatt and Scruggs. It's a song written from the point of view of a man's oldest son, a son who felt he was old enough to be on his own and leave home. … Continue reading “Father’s Table Grace”

THE HEART OF JONAH

TUESDAY COLUMN: "DALE MAIL" Dale Pollard The book of Jonah is a unique book in the Old Testament. Unlike other prophetic books, God chooses to focus on the prophet himself rather than the message being preached by him. While many lessons can be pulled from this four chapter book, there’s one in particular that we … Continue reading THE HEART OF JONAH

“First, Sit Down…”

Neal Pollard In Luke 14, Jesus gives a couple of short parables about counting the cost of discipleship. He prefaces them by saying, "If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My … Continue reading “First, Sit Down…”

From The Pollard Poetry Archives (III)

Two Prayers In The Temple Neal Pollard Up high and proud my boasts I declare I brag and I crow with my head in the air Til I look in the corner and see him down there Why is that poor sinner locked up in despair? I abstain from eating two days every week I … Continue reading From The Pollard Poetry Archives (III)

Learning To Pray From A Man After God’s Own Heart

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

Resolutions Reinforcements–#2

Neal Pollard No matter what your goals and objectives are for 2018, the place to begin, work, and end is with God. I have heard it said, "How can we hope to do God's work without God's help?" Your resolutions may be seemingly insignificant or potentially life-changing. Regardless, He is "able to do far more abundantly … Continue reading Resolutions Reinforcements–#2

I Sin Against The Lord When I Don’t Pray For You

Neal Pollard Jonathan Martindale punctuated an unforgettable worship service yesterday morning with one of the most thoughtful prayers I have ever been privileged to be a part of. What made it so effective was the people and issues he prayed about. This is not exhaustive, but here are some of the specific people he prayed … Continue reading I Sin Against The Lord When I Don’t Pray For You

FOURTEEN SUGGESTIONS FOR BUILDING YOUR DEVOTIONAL LIFE

Neal Pollard Maybe you have resolved repeatedly to become a better, more faithful Bible student, person of prayer, or simply one who truly desires to build a closer relationship with God. While a lot of that will be personal and peculiar to you as an individual, you may lack direction about how to get started … Continue reading FOURTEEN SUGGESTIONS FOR BUILDING YOUR DEVOTIONAL LIFE

Everyone Can “Do” Evangelism

Neal Pollard Pray, specifically, about having opportunities to share your faith. Think about the people in the various places you spend your time and ask God for inroads with these individuals specifically. Pray for courage, wisdom, and your words (cf. Col. 4:2-6). Pray for their hearts. Pray to pick opportune times to approach them. Cultivate … Continue reading Everyone Can “Do” Evangelism

THE RESCUER AND THE ONE IN TROUBLE

Neal Pollard In Romans 8:26, speaking of the work of the Holy Spirit, Paul writes, “ In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.” The Holy Spirit “helps,” lending “a … Continue reading THE RESCUER AND THE ONE IN TROUBLE