Author Archives: Rick Reynolds

About Rick Reynolds

You'll find me in the far right hand corner of evangelical Christianity. I defy more categorization than that. Been studying the Word for 40 years and counting.

Not on Call This Weekend

Let us go somewhere else to the towns nearby, so that I may preach there also; for that is what I came for. Mark 1:38 If every time we prayed we immediately got what we asked for, in no time … Continue reading

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Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

And immediately after they came out of the synagogue, they came into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was lying sick with a fever; and immediately they *spoke to Jesus about her. And He came … Continue reading

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By the Authority Vested in Me

They were amazed at His teaching; for He was teaching them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. Mark 1:22 There’s a common understanding that one has to earn the right to speak. Who wants to listen to—much … Continue reading

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Audience of One

John the Baptist was specially chosen before birth to herald the arrival of the Christ to save the world. If he was to decrease and Jesus to increase from there on out (John 3:30), what was the purpose of his … Continue reading

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Role Player

Mark starts his book with no action sequence or breathtaking flyover of the Jordan River, but with a few words of narration over a tight scene of leathery-skinned hands pushing a man’s head under the rushing water. “The beginning of … Continue reading

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The One and Only…

Paul concludes his letter to the Romans with another signature doxology. There’s a lot to unpack, but boiled down it goes like this. Now to him who is able, the eternal god, the only wise God, be glory forever. There … Continue reading

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I Kissed Christianity Goodbye

Now I urge you, brethren, keep your eye on those who cause dissensions and hindrances contrary to the teaching which you learned, and turn away from them. For such men are slaves, not of our Lord Christ but of their own … Continue reading

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