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Whose Voice Should Be Heard? Another Look At 1 Timothy 2:11-15

Neal Pollard Paul averred that “all Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Tim. 3:16-17, NIV). Its source … Continue reading

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Ten Important Words With Good Illustrations

Neal Pollard I–nteresting (illustrations are to grab attention or make the point memorable; beware of being one-dimensional–always quotes, poems, sports, etc.) L–asting ( the preacher joke is that you can re-preach most sermons, you’ve just got to change the illustrations.  … Continue reading

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BRAVE MEN IN BELLEAU WOOD

Neal Pollard In March, 2006, I spent nearly an hour walking in Belleau Wood, a 200 acre tract behind the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery about 50 miles east of Paris, France, accompanied by Kathy as well as the preacher for the … Continue reading

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PREACHERS AND POLITICAL ACTIVISM

Neal Pollard Being patriotic and having a political heritage like we do in this country, we may have strong, personal convictions in the realm of politics. Engaging in the political process, from volunteering to voting to political meetings, can help … Continue reading

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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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