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“The book of the story of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.” — Matthew 1:1 Within the first verse of Matthew, there are FIVE hints to Jesus being the Messiah. Leon Morris wrote the Pillar New Testament Commentary’s Matthew Volume, and he did a great…

A gospel harmony takes the four Gospels and puts them in chronological order. This way, you can compare how the Gospel writers address events in Jesus’ life.  Here’s how you can use this fantastic resource to freshen up your Bible study. For example. when Jesus goes to Pilate in Matthew 27:2; Mark…

ABOUT H.A. IRONSIDE Henry Allen “Harry” Ironside was a Canadian-American Bible teacher, preacher, theologian, pastor, and author who pastored Moody Church in Chicago from 1929 to 1948. He also belong to the Plymouth Brethren, But Ironside didn’t wait until he was a pastor to preach. When he was 11 years…

This blog post is an excerpt of C.A. Coates Commentary and Articles. It is the privilege of every believer to be consciously in the favour of God–to be in the unclouded light and joy of Acceptance. But, alas! many who are truly converted are not in the enjoyment of this…

Jesus tells us that we will be hated as he was hated—but not all of us will actually experience severe persecution. Instead, many of us are blessed to worship God where, when, and how we want. The first Christians did not have this luxury, and they clung to Jesus’ promises…

This article contains answers from Brian Simmons, lead Translator of The Passion Translation 1. Why so many differing viewpoints on the book of Revelation? Most people will be surprised to learn that there are numerous interpretations on the book of Revelation, but the book is known as apocalyptic literature, which…

“Spurgeon had a phenomenal grasp of theology, and his reading had afforded him a breadth of insight matched by few, but when it came to opening up the Scriptures, he was a master of clarity and simplicity. He warned his students about going down among miners with technical theological…

Have you heard about the ESV Systematic Theology Study Bible? Its print version is so popular that is has run out of print! If we could, we would have the same problem. Thankfully, that’s not possible! Some very well-seasoned and well-respected, theologians put together this study Bible: J.I. Packer, Michael Horton,…

Why This Post? Today is October 30—the day before the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Many Protestants are celebrating this day, all around the world! Although Olive Tree provides resources to a wide-variety of denominations, we thought this would be a great opportunity to talk a bit about history…

When you don’t know a word, your first inclination is to find a dictionary definition of it. Although that information is helpful, you can learn so much more by hearing the word used in a sentence. When you experience the word being used, you learn how to use it…

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