The Gospel Message in the Beatitudes
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
Dealing With Unbelievers
The following is a Bible study based on Proverbs 9:7-9. “This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance: 2 that ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour: 3 knowing this … Continue reading Dealing With Unbelievers
Guidance for the End Times: A Study of the Book of Acts (Part 1)
Welcome to our new series. Jesus Christ said, “Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: so likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.” (Matt 24:32-33) He said this in reference to the signs of the end times. This was (and is) a … Continue reading Guidance for the End Times: A Study of the Book of Acts (Part 1)
Are You Really a Christian?
Have you ever searched the for the word Christian in the Bible? If you have, then you know that this word only appears three times. Acts 11:26, Acts 26:28, and I Peter 4:16 are the only verses where the word Christian appears. In two of these three verses, the noun Christian is shown as a label given by those who did not consider themselves as … Continue reading Are You Really a Christian?
Proverbs 3:11-12 What’s Your Attitude Towards Correction?
My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord;neither be weary of his correction:12 for whom the Lord loveth he correcteth;even as a father the son in whom he delighteth. Can you determine when God is correcting you? What’s you attitude towards His correction? According to your Bible, God is just like a human father who corrects his children. If you are a parent, then you know how important it is … Continue reading Proverbs 3:11-12 What’s Your Attitude Towards Correction?
Watching and Praying Feb 18, 2023
Watching and Praying is an attempt to fulfill the Jesus Christ’s command in Luke 21:36. “Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.” Religion Combating Christian nationalism to protect democracy https://www.news-press.com/story/opinion/2023/02/12/combating-christian-nationalism-to-protect-democracy/69885057007/ Europe is Supported by its Judeo-Christian Roots, Justice Minister Says ‘It’s time for … Continue reading Watching and Praying Feb 18, 2023
Protected: The Day of Atonement: A Day of Praise and Confession
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What Should You Be Doing and Why? (Part 1)
The following was written in January 2020: Did you know that the Lord Jesus Christ had more than 12 disciples? It is important to read your Bible and pause to identify pieces of information you may have overlooked. Common depictions of the life and work of Jesus Christ are often misleading or flat out wrong. It’s your duty as a believer to search the scriptures … Continue reading What Should You Be Doing and Why? (Part 1)
The Gospel Message in the Beatitudes (Part 4)
In this fourth and final installment of this Bible study, we will continue to read through the Beatitudes looking for the unfiltered gospel message contained within the verses. Be sure to read Parts 1 through 3 of this Bible study series for more context and understanding. Be sure to read these verses in your own Bibles!! Persecuted for Righteousness’ Sake “Blessed are they which are … Continue reading The Gospel Message in the Beatitudes (Part 4)
Stop Ignoring What Jesus Said: How to Handle Your Enemies
Many fail to recognize all of what Jesus came to do when He was born of a virgin. Jesus had several things to accomplish while He was here on earth. Some readers of the Bible ignore the fact that Jesus came to make the law plain. The evidence for this is found in the book of Isaiah. “The Lord is well pleased for his righteousness’ … Continue reading Stop Ignoring What Jesus Said: How to Handle Your Enemies
Statues, Monuments, and Memorials
Recent events surrounding the death of George Floyd, the BLM movement, and the destruction of statues, has encouraged me to make sure my position on these events are aligned with the word of God. This article contains my conclusion and political position on the destruction and defacing of statues and memorials across America. Definitions It is important that terms are defined before we can analyze … Continue reading Statues, Monuments, and Memorials