A Strong Sense Of Family

Neal Pollard Trevor Matich was being interviewed on ESPN radio, asked about why he thought that Clemson had built such a strong football program in the last few years. His quick response was, "They have built a strong sense of family." He talked about how Head Coach Dabo Sweeney and his staff wanted players to … Continue reading A Strong Sense Of Family

A Tangled Mess!

Neal Pollard Late in 2010, Jason Good was surveying timber in Meigs County, Ohio, when he came upon a bizarre sight. Three huge whitetail deer were dead, floating in a creek with their antlers locked. It was an 11-pointer, a 10-pointer, and an 8-pointer. The landowner, Brien Burke, figured that two of them were fighting … Continue reading A Tangled Mess!

Rebuke Requires Relationship

Neal Pollard A child scolded by an austere stranger may get frightened or bullied, but not persuaded or “reached.” A parent, grandparent, a sibling, or good friend will be much more effective. A church member reprimanded by an aloof elder with none of the skill and instincts of a shepherd will get offended, hurt, and … Continue reading Rebuke Requires Relationship

Do We Need Permission?

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?

Why Has There Been A Decline In Public Responses?

Neal Pollard While I am certain that there are those who will say that they are still seeing as many public responses in their assemblies as ever, most will observe what I have observed.  As I think back to my childhood, public responses to the invitation were commonplace—nearly every service.  When I first began preaching, … Continue reading Why Has There Been A Decline In Public Responses?

SOME GREAT TRUTHS ABOUT GOD

  Neal Pollard • He Is Omniscient, Yet Optimistic (Jer. 26:3). • He Knows Us Better Than We Know Ourselves And Still Is Not Willing That Any Should Perish (2 Pet. 3:9). • He Sees Our Stingy Tendencies, But He Still Gives Freely(Rom. 8:32; Eph 1:6). • He Knows We Can Be Faithless, But He Is Still … Continue reading SOME GREAT TRUTHS ABOUT GOD