Neal Pollard [NEAL'S NOTE: This poem was from the conclusion to the sermon I preached on this subject from Psalm 90] If today was my last day and tomorrow found me gone How would life be different, if that unknown somehow was known Would I be a better person, would I live a better life … Continue reading If Today Was My Last Day On Earth (Poem)
Neal Pollard The ship is breaking apart. The timbers of civility. Crack! The planks of morality. Splinter! The mast of critical thinking. Pop! As we hope to stay afloat, we cannot help but feel growing apprehension over the current state of our society. It's not a matter of preserving or plastering over a past. It's … Continue reading What To Do When Faced With A Sinking Ship
Neal Pollard Barak monitored the results of the latest Imperial policies out of Rome. And he hashed it and rehashed it with his brethren at the fellowship meals, on his job at the fish market, and definitely, with vehemence, within his inner circle of friends and family. Elchanan came from a long line of zealots, … Continue reading Caesar’s Citizen Headline: “The Jerusalem Church Splits Over Politics!”
Neal Pollard The preacher who dazzles with his insight, personality, influence, popularity, or following? The teacher who is the students’ favorite? The member who is “balling” (making a lot of money and having a lot of success in business)? The family with the biggest house and nicest automobiles? The one with the best academic pedigree, … Continue reading Who Is The Greatest?
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
Neal Pollard A Bear Valley member gave me a mailer she received from a new, area denomination. The oversized postcard, in attractive colors (the background of which looks to be a paint palette), leads with the header, “Messy Grace.” The subtitle reads, “It’s okay to not be okay.” The brief message beneath says, “God loves … Continue reading What Would Our Slogan Be?
Neal Pollard I preface this simply by saying that I have far too imperfectly modeled these lessons far too often, but I maintain their worthiness. The world is rooting for our children to fail and fall, but the Word is written to counteract that! Prayerfully consider the following: --Character Is More Important Than Charm And … Continue reading LESSONS I WANT MY SONS TO CARRY INTO ADULTHOOD
Neal Pollard A Christian lady asked her neighbor to attend a gospel meeting with her. The neighbor said neither “yes” nor “no.” He said that he and his wife could not attend church because of her allergies! Apparently, the perfumes of those attending so bothered her that she could not go to a house of … Continue reading Allergic To Church?
A politician or political party. Wall Street. Military might. Our net worth or economic savvy. Government programs. The second amendment. Popularity and fame. The worship of nature. Exercise and fitness. The appeal of our good looks. Walls. The importance of our occupation or position. Our national identity. The Supreme Court. Ethnicity and race. Science … Continue reading “Truly In Vain Is Salvation Hoped For From…”
Neal Pollard A man had the good fortune and insight to take a chance with a credit card company in the Baltimore area several decades ago. He retired a wealthy, high ranking executive. In the course of his career, he put together a streak so impressive--35 years in which he never missed a day of … Continue reading What Are You Living For?