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
The Gospel in the Synoptic Gospel Accounts
In September of 2019, I published a list of verses showing the gospel message preached by Jesus Christ in the Old Testament. I committed to publishing a list of verses identified in the New Testament, so today I am following through on that commitment. Though I have published infrequently over the past few months, I am still committed to preaching the very message of Jesus … Continue reading The Gospel in the Synoptic Gospel Accounts
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)
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
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
Is God Calling You?
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?