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
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
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)
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)
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?
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?
Welcome to the 4th installment our Proverbs series. We hope this series has been a blessing to all our readers. We thank God for His word and the blessing of understanding. We want to encourage you to retrieve your bible before proceeding to read this installment. Digging Deep into Bible Verses Remember the bible is translated from Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek. We must dutiful study … Continue reading Proverbs 1:8-9 (Part 1): A Message unto Parents