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Why These Are Exciting Times

Neal Pollard I am filled with a tremendous sense of optimism that is not generated by politics, current events, the media, the economy, or any other worldly thing.  Neither am I fueled by some Pollyanna spirit.  Yet, I cannot shake … Continue reading

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Don’t Preach!

Neal Pollard What an odd thing to say, especially when our Lord (Mark 16:15; Acts 10:42) and Paul (2 Tim. 4:2) say to preach!  I’m not saying don’t preach at all, but there’s too much “preaching” that is not really … Continue reading

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An Up And Comer In A Different Profession

Neal Pollard How many human cannonballs at the circus can call themselves “Oxford-trained”?  30-year-old Gary Stocker, with law degree in tow, left a six figure income working as an academic law writer and legal recruitment officer and “ran away with … Continue reading

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His Name Meant “Comfort”

Neal Pollard Whose name meant “comfort”?  Noah’s! Lamech says as much.  When Noah was born, Lamech proclaimed, “This one shall give us rest from our work and from the toil of our hands arising from the ground which the Lord … Continue reading

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HOW JESUS SAW THE PEOPLE

Neal Pollard “Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved … Continue reading

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“DO NOT DIMINISH A WORD”

Neal Pollard These are the “matter-of-fact” words of the Lord to Jeremiah concerning a sermon He wanted him to preach in the temple court of Jerusalem (Jer. 26:2).  God shows optimism that the people might repent, but they would have … Continue reading

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JAMIE MOYER AND PERRY COTHAM

Neal Pollard Kathy and I went with Wes and Teri Autrey to the baseball stadium Tuesday night to watch the Colorado Rockies take on the San Diego Padres.  Not only did I know the potential history on the table, I … Continue reading

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GOD’S RELATIONSHIP TO ME

Neal Pollard The prophet Jeremiah was concerned about the task before him. He felt he was unqualified and unseasoned (1:6).  He was wrestling with fears (1:8).  Whether or not we preach the gospel, as Christians living in this world we … Continue reading

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AREA PREACHER SPEAKS FOR GOD ABOUT WORSHIP

Neal Pollard The church in the Denver metro area is no different than most parts of this nation.  There are a few congregations of God’s people with whom we find ourselves deeply divided when it comes to worship, women’s role, … Continue reading

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I DON’T WANT TO BE A “HIRED WORKER”

Neal Pollard W. Robert Nicoll tells us that the word translated “selfish ambition” in Philippians 1:17, eritheia, was “originally, the character of a worker for pay. A hired worker was looked down upon because his laboring was wholly for his own … Continue reading

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