The Two Olive Trees has refocused it’s writing on the exact message preached by the Lord Jesus Christ while He was on earth. This message is seldom preached in its purity due to human error and bias. It is the hope of the Two Olive Trees to earnestly transmit the Lord’s message while avoiding doctrinal errors through prayer and much study. With that said, let’s … Continue reading The Gospel Message in the Beatitudes
In light of the recent mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas, I feel compelled to bring the biblical perspective into the forefront of the dialogue. Obviously, taking the biblical position is not popular in today’s secular society; however, an analysis of the facts can prove that God’s standards are the only standards that make sense. Let’s start our search in the book … Continue reading Mass Shootings and Lawlessness Will End
Considering the concepts we have discussed so far, we want to discuss associations. Remember Proverbs was written by Solomon who was gifted wisdom from God. Therefore, Proverbs is wisdom from God. In this installment, we want to explore the guidance Solomon gives regarding who we associate with. Read Prov.1:10-19. Notice these verses are discussing sinners approaching you to violate clear commandments of God for … Continue reading Scrutinize Your Associations: Proverbs 1:10-19
In light of the 2018 elections in the United States of America, I have deemed it necessary to write this article. This article was originally formulated to be a video for the expansion of the2OliveTrees.org. Unfortunately, we are not in a space to make that expansion and sustain it. We still believe the information is pertinent and therefore we have decided to publish this article. … Continue reading Where Is Your Interest?
Welcome to the 4th installment our Proverbs series. We hope this series has been a blessing to all our readers. We thank God for His word and the blessing of understanding. We want to encourage you to retrieve your bible before proceeding to read this installment. Digging Deep into Bible Verses Remember the bible is translated from Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek. We must dutiful study … Continue reading Proverbs 1:8-9 (Part 1): A Message unto Parents
Welcome to the third installment in our Proverbs series. This installment will be accompanied by an additional installment due to two major concepts included in the verse we are about to explore. Again, we want to encourage you to retrieve your bible and read it along side this document. A Well Know Memory Verse If you have been following this series, then you know … Continue reading Proverbs 1:7 Reverence for God (Part 1)
In a world full of deceit and lies, you may find it increasingly difficult not to break the ninth commandment. Political figures, news reporters, financial agents, and many others twist and manipulate words to suit their needs. Consequently, it is common in our society to mislead children and lie to others to “protect” them. The question we should be asking ourselves is: How does God … Continue reading A Lesson in Sin: Telling the Truth
In today’s world, we can see many humans living their lives with superficial goals and ideas of life. Many philosophers theorize and contemplate on what life is and what the meaning of life is. What defines living? Many of us have raised this question at one point or another in our lives. Generally speaking, the ideas surrounding this question boils down to two camps: To … Continue reading Are You Living?
The parables of the Lord Jesus Christ are essential to understand for those who claim to be His followers. These words are preserved so that the mystery of the kingdom can be revealed unto His disciples (Matt. 13:11). Despite popular teaching, the true knowledge of God has been kept secret since the foundation of the world (Matt. 13:34-35). God chooses whomever He will to understand … Continue reading The Parables of Jesus: The Two Sons
Should you be a servant or a master? This is a question many of us must wrestle with. Many have great intentions to do good for others, but the end result is self-exaltation. It is common for those who have great ambition to exalt themselves above others, but is this what Jesus Christ teaches? The Disciples’ Dispute The teaching we are about to explore is … Continue reading Stop Ignoring What Jesus Said: Should You Be a Servant or a Master?
In Part 1, we explored what the Bible teaches about coming to Jesus Christ. If you have not read Part 1, I recommend that you do so before reading this installment. Obviously, Part 1 provides context for this Bible study. In this installment, we will go over what it looks like when God is calling. The Meaning of Church Every student of the Bible should … Continue reading Is God Calling You? (Part 2)
While Bible studying with my family recently, my daughter asked how do you know if God is calling you? I responded to her by saying, “That’s a very good question that requires more time than we have right now, but I will write a study we will go over next Sabbath day.” This study will explore this question in detail. It is important to provide … Continue reading Is God Calling You?
As you begin to study the Bible more, you begin to see how God’s actions are deliberate and well planned. In fact, the Bible tells us that certain things were ordained from the foundation of the world. Did you know that the work of Christ was ordained at the beginning of the world? Maybe you have heard of this fact, but do you know what … Continue reading The Seed
At the beginning of mankind’s existence, God made man different from all of the animals He created. (Gen 1:26-28, 20-25) Have you ever asked yourself why God made man after His own image and likeness? The creation of man has far more significance than many realize. In fact, the way man was created has everything to do with the gospel message preached by Jesus Christ. … Continue reading Mankind, the Image of God, and the Gospel
Over the past few months, I have been listening to the sermons of others on YouTube during my downtime. I do this because I try not to spend too much time entertaining myself. As I listen to these sermons on a variety of topics, I often hear specific words of Jesus Christ taken out of context. I also hear many of these orators ignore statements … Continue reading Stop Ignoring What Jesus Said: Observe My Commandments
In Part 1 of this study, we discussed the parental duty of godly instruction. Parents have an obligation to train a child in the way he should go (Prov. 22:6). Parents should grow in grace and knowledge of the Living God and the Lord Jesus Christ (II Peter 3:18) and discuss God’s ways with their children (Deut. 6:6-9). If trained correctly, young people can grow … Continue reading Proverbs 1:8-9 (Part 2): A Message to the Child of Godly Parents