Posts by Greg Pollak

Posts by Greg Pollak

Pastor’s Corner: Serving Together

Psalm 133:1 Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brethren dwell in unity. HPC, what a blessing this week was at “Survival Days”.  We saw over 100 kids have a great time learning more about Jesus, and for some, hearing about Jesus for the first time. HPC, it was such a blessing to see all the volunteers serving the little ones.  These are the events that unite us as a church.  Thank you, to all of you that brought…

Pastor’s Corner: Getting a Thick Skin

Ecclesiastes 6:21-22 Do not take to heart all the things that people say, lest you hear your servant cursing you.  Your heart knows that many times you yourself have cursed others.   Have you ever been angry with the driver in front of you for not using his/her blinker when they were turning? I hate it when they do that. Oh yeah, and don’t you hate it when they run those yellow lights? You are supposed to slow down, not speed…

Pastor’s Corner: Chew on this!

Proverbs 14:14  “A backslider in heart will be filled with the fruit of his ways, and a good man will be filled with the fruit of his ways.” HPC, a backslider in heart is someone that no longer desires a walk with God and withdrawals themselves from God’s people.  This is a person who no longer fights against Satan and his minions, but has joined them. You are again in love with your sin.  Your life is that of a pursuit of…

Pastor’s Corner: Start Your Morning Right!

Proverbs 31:28 “Her children rise up and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praises her” Husbands this “Pastor’s Corner” is for you. Did you praise your wife before you went to work today? Did you give her a kiss goodbye? As Pastor Jaysson has told me, in his marriage counseling, (and I agree) “intimacy with your wife starts before breakfast, it starts right when you wake up.” Husbands have you told your wife how thankful you are for…

Pastor’s Corner: Why not push?

Proverbs 24:11 Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter. Famous atheist, magician, and actor Penn Jillette, who is currently on “The Apprentice” TV show as a celebrity, has a personal video blog where he addressed a conversation he had with an evangelist after one of his Penn and Teller shows in Las Vegas. Penn was so moved by the desire the man had to faithfully, lovingly, but bluntly tell…

Pastor’s Corner: Frustrated With Someone?

1 Peter 5:7: “casting all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you.” So, who do you call when you are frustrated? Maybe you feel like you don’t have someone who really understands what you are going through. You think you can trust them and they have let you down. The frustrations are building and you want to give up. Been there? HPC, we have someone who wants to hear from us, and truthfully the only one who can…

Pastor’s Corner: HPC Prayer Week

It is because of the hasty and superficial conversation with God that the sense of sin is so weak and that no motives have power to help you to hate and flee from sin as you should. ~ A.W. Tozer Mattew 6:7-8 And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need…

Pastor’s Corner: God Starts It & Finishes It

Job 5:18: For God wounds, but He binds up: He shatters, but His hands heal. A pastor once told me, “If God brought you to it, He will bring you through it.” Often times we think the struggles, pain, and suffering are of the devil and we need God to protect us and deliver us. Well, we got the second part of that correct. God will use any means necessary for His children to follow Him. The very things that…

Pastor’s Corner: Your Perspective in Trials

Job 2:8-10: And Job took a piece of broken pottery with which to scrape himself while he sat in the ashes. Then his wife said to him, “Do you still hold fast your integrity? Curse God and die.” But Job said to her, “you speak as one of the foolish women would speak. Shall we receive good from God, and shall we not receive evil?” In all this Job did not sin with his lips. HPC, I don’t have a…

Pastor’s Corner: It’s Not My Fault

Proverbs 19:3: When a man’s folly brings his way to ruin, his heart rages against the Lord. HPC, who do you get mad at when your plans don’t come to fruition? I don’t know about you, but I tend to blame everyone for my way not working out. Even the best, well-intentioned plans don’t go the way you intend. How do you respond? HPC, when you make plans never forget who directs the steps (Proverbs 16:9). When our desires (even…

Pastor’s corner: Your Kids & Their Future Spouse

Nehemiah 13:23-28 Growing up as someone who didn’t know Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior, I did things that I am not proud of. One of those things was trying to date a lot of girls. I was not a follower of Christ, so I did not have a filter for whom I should be dating. God has blessed Laura and I with 5 beautiful children. Someday, and unfortunately sooner than I would want, my children will have…

Pastor’s Corner: God’s Grace for You

Nehemiah 9:17: They refused to obey and were not mindful of the wonders that you performed among them, but they stiffened their neck and appointed a leader to return to their slavery in Egypt.  BUT You are a God ready to forgive, gracious and merciful slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and did not forsake them. HPC, as I read Nehemiah 9, I asked myself a couple questions.  Why does God seem to place judgment quickly on some and slowly…