Launch Out Into The Deep

Neal Pollard When Jesus met Peter, it may have seemed like an ordinary day to the Galilean fisherman. Simon Peter and his partners had just spent a long night fishing with no results.  You can imagine they were irritated and frustrated, maybe even feeling sorry for themselves. Then, Jesus commandeered Simon's boat and used it … Continue reading Launch Out Into The Deep

A LOOK AT SOME GREAT MEMBERS

Neal Pollard Anything special, big and worthwhile a church attempts, be it a new program, evangelism, visitation, the Bible School, or a lectureship, will fail if it rests only on the shoulders of the elders, preachers, or select few. The late Wendell Winkler was fond of saying, “Programs do not work. People do.” Programs are … Continue reading A LOOK AT SOME GREAT MEMBERS

How To See The Good In Others

Neal Pollard Some just can't! They assume bad motives, intentions, and behaviors in others. They like to predict failure and disaster. Some take that attitude toward people, including Christians. "They won't last!" "They can't cut it as a deacon/elder." "He won't ever be a good preacher!" "They just want the praise of men." Think about … Continue reading How To See The Good In Others

“Not Yet, Not Yet”

Neal Pollard American born painter, James Whistler, was as controversial as he was competent.  The artist best known for Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1 (or, Whistler’s Mother), the famous painting depicting an aging woman in side profile wearing a bonnet, was as known for his arrogance and egotism (Peters, Lisa N. James McNeill … Continue reading “Not Yet, Not Yet”

T.H.I.N.K. (Teens Happily Ingesting New Knowledge)

Neal Pollard How fitting that they were there studying James 1:22, as Michael Hite taught.  Well over 20 of them gathered in one living room, hunkered down for nearly 90 minutes as just eight verses were covered in-depth, they seemed like budding archaeologists finding some new treasure.  That they have been doing this week after … Continue reading T.H.I.N.K. (Teens Happily Ingesting New Knowledge)

A PLEA TO THE OLDER AND YOUNGER GENERATIONS

Neal Pollard I am at a unique crossroads at which I cannot hope to long remain.  Currently, I am young enough to exercise vigorously, play sports, appreciate indie music,  vaguely cope with technology and its changes, and not feel old.  Yet, I am old enough now to have seen all my children reach the teen … Continue reading A PLEA TO THE OLDER AND YOUNGER GENERATIONS