Dale Pollard If you have time, avoid self checkouts. You have a golden opportunity to talk to employees while they’re scanning your items. Make them smile, be happy, be natural, and if they open up look for that chance to invite them to church or study. Just breaking out of your shell and chatting with […]

via Some Practical Tips For Personal Evangelism — Preacherpollard’s Blog

We all know the story: right after Jesus’ birth, three wise men (also called “magi”) follow the star in the sky to Bethlehem. Having visited Herod already, the three men, named Gaspar, Melchoir, and Balthasar, visit the newly-born Jesus on the night of his birth to worship and adore him. They present the family with […]

via Twelve Days of Christmas #7: About those Three Wise Men … — Dewayne Bryant

Neal Pollard While politicians have quoted the Bible as far back as the founding fathers, have you noticed the trend especially in the last 20 years or so to use Scripture to push a policy or score a point? Perhaps it’s to pander to a group or to reinforce one’s position. During the historic impeachment […]

via “Weaponizing” The Bible — Preacherpollard’s Blog

As we saw in our last post, Joseph and Mary weren’t turned away from an inn when they arrived in Bethlehem. The town was probably too small to have an inn, anyway. Instead, Luke indicates that there was no room for them in the upper room, presumably in the house of one of Joseph’s relatives. […]

via Twelve Days of Christmas #6: Was Jesus Born in a Stable? — Dewayne Bryant

An indispensable part of the Christmas story is the moment when Mary and Joseph travel to Bethlehem and arrive at the local inn. The uncaring innkeeper, turning a blind eye to Mary’s desperate need, tells them that he has no rooms and that they must go elsewhere. Naturally, we shake our heads in sympathy for […]

via Twelve Days of Christmas #5: Was there No Room at the Inn? — Dewayne Bryant

Some people oppose the celebration of Christmas today based on the assumption that it can be traced back to pagan religious events. Others connect it to the Roman Catholic Church, which—in their opinion—is just about as pagan as anything else. They see it as a combination of Christianity, polytheism, sun worship, and pagan beliefs about […]

via Twelve Days of Christmas #4: Was Christmas a Pagan Holiday Originally? — Dewayne Bryant