Neal Pollard With a name like "Lamentations," you know it isn't a joke book. It's not lighthearted or jovial. It's the inspired record of Jeremiah's tears and troubled spirit over the punishment of Judah for her idolatry and abandonment of God. It is graphic (see 2:20-21; 4:4-10; 5:11-14). Conditions became terrible for the nation (cf. … Continue reading “Good That Comes From Bad”
Neal Pollard This statement in Psalm 104:10 is spoken literally of God’s physical provision for His creatures. But, have you ever thought about how that is true for you and me when we find ourselves in the valleys of life? In between the mountaintops of successes and happy days, we can find ourselves seemingly down … Continue reading “He sends forth springs in the valleys; They flow between the mountains”
Neal Pollard Jesus died an awful death. Ruthless assassins, terrorists, sadistic and serial killers, savage and perverted criminals have all received much more humane treatment than He received that day. What Jesus endured at the cross can only be described as vicious. Consider the violent aspects of His crucifixion. There was physical torture. He was scourged, … Continue reading The Suffering Of Jesus And Commitment
Neal Pollard "SEE"-- Look at Calvary. Don't turn away. I know it's not easy. What is done to Him is shameful. I know. But, look closely! Past the spittle. Beyond the blood. There. In His eyes. Friend, that is love. It is love for you! See the nails in His hands and feet, fastening Him … Continue reading How Do You Spell “Cross”?
Neal Pollard If I have a favorite chapter of the Bible, it would have to be 2 Timothy 4. Yes, I love the first eight verses, but that alone is not what cinches this chapter as dearest to me. It’s Paul’s personal remarks starting in verse nine. There’s his longing to see his spiritual son, … Continue reading Even When You’re Alone, You’re Not
Neal Pollard It is hard to describe the beauty of faith evidenced in Room 913 yesterday as all the elders and their wives, Wes and Teri Autrey, and Tiffanie and Bethany Vaught stood with Myrna and the rest of the Murphy family at University Hospital yesterday. We sang songs and Dave Chamberlin prayed a touching, … Continue reading Christ-less In Crisis
Neal Pollard I have never lost a child and pray that I will precede them all in death. Imagining the difficulty of that situation in no way equips me to feel the grief involved in such a loss. Yet, the Bible is the answer book on this, as with any, situation. In 2 Samuel 12:18-24, … Continue reading Coping With The Loss Of A Child
Neal Pollard They are calling it an historic avalanche season in Colorado. With snowpack at well over 100% due to massive amounts of mountain snowfall, conditions are prime for avalanches to breakout all over the backcountry. Already, six have died in avalanches this winter. In fact, there have been three deadly slides just in the … Continue reading Avalanche Season