Neal Pollard Paul makes an interesting statement while addressing the successful effort the Corinthian church made in disciplining an erring brother along with the successful outcome of his having repented. He urges them to show him love, comfort, and forgiveness. The bottom line Paul gives for the urgency of their obedience is "so that no … Continue reading Satan’s Schemes
Neal Pollard "I." The late Wendell Winkler once said that beneath most marital conflict is basic selfishness. "What about my needs?" "What have you done for me?" "I am not happy, fulfilled, etc." The Bible warns of the destructive nature of selfishness (Luke 9:23; Eph. 4:22,24; Phil. 2:3; 2 Tim. 3:2)! One of the most … Continue reading LANDMINES IN RESOLVING CONFLICT
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 Something occurred to me that I never stopped to consider as I read about Jesus' mistreatment in John 18. An officer for the Sanhedrin, forever anonymous, is memorialized with only these words: "One of the officers who stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand..." (22). Was it sheer irreverence? Was … Continue reading The Man Attached To That Hand
Neal Pollard I have told this story to several individuals in the last seven-plus years, but have never mentioned it in a sermon or in print. It was a remarkable event, one my son, Gary, and I shared with five other people right outside Boma Ngombe, Tanzania. Gary was 10 years old and it was … Continue reading THE DAY WE HIT JOYCE