Is God Calling You? (Part 2)

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)

The Gospel in the Old Testament

Over the last few months, I have recommitted myself to spreading God’s message as recorded in the Bible. This required me to comb through the pages of the Bible deliberately looking for the verses that expressly show forth the gospel message taught by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. This study has taken several months, and it is still ongoing. After feeling sufficiently equipped to … Continue reading The Gospel in the Old Testament

Until Shiloh Come

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” (2 Tim. 3:16) Do you believe what Paul told Timothy? If you do, it is very important that you don’t avoid the Old Testament as some do. In the Old Testament, there are golden nuggets of truth so inspirational that the apostles quoted them … Continue reading Until Shiloh Come

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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

The Seed

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

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Mass Shootings and Lawlessness Will End

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

Mankind, the Image of God, and the Gospel

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

Stop Ignoring What Jesus Said: Observe My Commandments

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

Proverbs 1:8-9 (Part 2): A Message to the Child of Godly Parents

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