Author Archives: Rick Reynolds

About Rick Reynolds

You'll find me in the far right hand corner of evangelical Christianity. Been studying the Word for 40 years and counting.

No Stone Left Unturned–Nahum 1

Nahum foretells of Nineveh’s utter annihilation at the hands of the Babylonians, Medes, and Scythians, the proxies of an avenging God in 612 B.C. The city was the capital of Assyria, which historians tell us was “one of the cruelest, … Continue reading

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Loving Confrontation

My brethren, if any among you strays from the truth and one turns him back, let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death and will cover a … Continue reading

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Everyman

In literature, an “everyman” has come to mean an ordinary individual that the audience or reader easily identifies with, but who has no outstanding abilities or attributes. An everyman hero is one who is placed in extraordinary circumstances and acts … Continue reading

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Model Citizen

 7 Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious produce of the soil, being patient about it, until it gets the early and late rains. 8 You too be patient; strengthen your … Continue reading

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Brotherly Love

1 What is the source of quarrels and conflicts among you? Is not the source your pleasures that wage war in your members? 2 You lust and do not have; so you commit murder. You are envious and cannot obtain; … Continue reading

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The Right Thing

James has just ranted against the judgmental in Chapter 4:11-12, the presumptuous in verses 13-14, and the arrogant in verse 16, to illustrate what humility is not (v. 10). Then he takes on the sins of omission. Therefore, to one … Continue reading

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The Devil Did Not Make Me Do It

13 Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone. 14 But each one is tempted when he is carried away … Continue reading

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The Athlete’s Mindset

12 Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. James 1:12 (NAS): Not all are athletic, but … Continue reading

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The Testing of Your Faith

2 Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. 4 And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. 5 But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to … Continue reading

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Honorable Mention

“Truly I say to you, it will be hard for a rich person to enter the kingdom of heaven. And again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich … Continue reading

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