Thursday's Column: Captain's Blog Carl Pollard One of the first verses that we tend to think of when it comes to youth being active in their faith is I Timothy 4:12. Most teens have heard, “Let no one look down on your youthfulness” at some point in their lives. What about the second half of … Continue reading Youth In Action
Neal Pollard It's hard to believe that it was 25 years ago today that Orenthal James (O.J.) Simpson led Los Angeles police on a low-speed chase. The infamous white Bronco took off on the day he was supposed to turn himself into police, a suspect in the deaths of his wife Nicole and her friend … Continue reading THE WORLD’S MOST IMPORTANT CHASE
Neal Pollard It took the Expert House Movers of Sharpstown, Maryland, 17 years and 23 days to complete the move of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse 2900 feet away from the eroding Atlantic Ocean beach on the North Carolina Outer Banks location where it had been standing. They started in 1982 and finished in 1999. Little … Continue reading WHY WE KEEP FAITHFULLY SERVING AND LEADING
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 I read the account of Ron Ingraham, who was lost at sea last December in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Hawaii after his boat had taken on a dangerous amount of water. He was presumed dead by the Coast Guard after he made distress calls and they responded, searching for four … Continue reading Right Back Into The Deep
Neal Pollard A fire requires just a few basic things to keep going—starter, combustible material, oxygen, and maintenance. It can take a while to get a fire started, but it needs ventilation to get going and stay going. After it’s caught, the fire must be cared for and tended. Otherwise, the fire dies. Paul says … Continue reading WHEN MY FLAME FLICKERS
Neal Pollard A man is about to be put to death for preaching Christ. He is composing the last known words he left to history, and it is addressed to another, younger preacher. The entire letter is less than 2,000 words, making each sentence all the more meaningful. In the middle of describing "an unashamed … Continue reading Avoid Foolish And Ignorant Disputes!
Neal Pollard We are to be godly in relationship to the world (2:1-7) We are to be godly in relationship to our roles in the church, men and then women (2:8-15) We are to be godly in relationship to the church by leadership (3:1-13) We are to be godly in relationship to Christ (3:13-16) We … Continue reading GODLINESS IN 1 TIMOTHY