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
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
In Part 1, we discussed the first half of Proverbs 1:7. In this installment, we will discuss the second half. Remember, the road to obtaining knowledge begins with deep respect for the one true God. It is impossible to acquire the necessary knowledge for a happy prosperous life if you do not respect the Lord God and His instructions. (For more on this topic, read … Continue reading Proverbs 1:7 (Part 2): Fools Despise Knowledge
We are not to bare the titles and authority of the Self-Existent God and use it for evil. The authority of God’s position should not be used to deceive and destroy. God will not label any one who takes His name in vain as innocent Continue reading A Lesson in Sin: Honoring God’s Name
The Pinnacle of Godly character is the Lord Jesus Christ. He spent a significant amount of His ministry discussing character and conduct. We must look to His perfect example and emulate it. Let’s focus our attention on Matthew chapter 5 verse 13. “Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth … Continue reading Insipid Salt
Thanksgiving, a United States holiday federally established by Abraham Lincoln, is said to be a day of thanking God for His blessings. On this day, many Americans gather together with their families to eat a large meal. During this day, families recall impactful events and share stores of the “good ole’ days.” After the meal, families consume rich desserts while enjoying the company of others … Continue reading Understanding True Thanksgiving
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?