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 1:7 (Part 2): Fools Despise Knowledge

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

He That Endureth to the End (Preface)

Overview             The Bible is a book about character. Ponder that fact for a moment. Consider this fact as well: The Bible is commonly referred to as God’s instruction manual for mankind. The Holy Bible is filled with information we can use to live righteous lives. Much of this information is found in the Old Testament and then amplified by the epistles of the New … Continue reading He That Endureth to the End (Preface)

Understanding True Thanksgiving

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

Scrutinize Your Associations: Proverbs 1:10-19

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

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Where Is Your Interest?

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?

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Proverbs 1:8-9 (Part 1): A Message unto Parents

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

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A Lesson in Sin: Telling the Truth

In a world full of deceit and lies, you may find it increasingly difficult not to break the ninth commandment. Political figures, news reporters, financial agents, and many others twist and manipulate words to suit their needs. Consequently, it is common in our society to mislead children and lie to others to “protect” them. The question we should be asking ourselves is: How does God … Continue reading A Lesson in Sin: Telling the Truth