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

The Parables of Jesus: The Two Sons

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

Stop Ignoring What Jesus Said: Should You Be a Servant or a Master?

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?

The Gospel Message in the Beatitudes (Part 3)

In this third 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 Part 1 & 2 of this Bible study for more context and understanding. The Children of God “Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.” (Matt. 5:9) Jesus tells us … Continue reading The Gospel Message in the Beatitudes (Part 3)

The Gospel Message in the Beatitudes (Part 2)

If you have not read Part 1 of this Bible study, we recommend that you do so. Reading Part 1 will provide context for the following text: Hunger and Thirst after Righteousness “Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.” (Matt. 5:6) The first half of Luke 6:21 contains Luke’s account of this saying. Luke adds the word … Continue reading The Gospel Message in the Beatitudes (Part 2)

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)

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