Our Glorious Rest in Christ
Our passion at Olive Tree Christian Resources is to take full advantage of every opportunity to proclaim and protect the life-changing truths God has revealed to us in His Word, the Bible. Our prayer is that many will embrace the glorious truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ and, with the help of in-depth Bible teaching, grow in their faith and love for Him.
We invite you to join us as Pastor Harrell takes us one verse at a time through Paul’s letters to the saints at Thessalonica. Here we discover many practical insights concerning things like how to identify the elect; essentials of a healthy, growing church; attitudes and activities of a true shepherd; matters pertaining to future events that bring help and hope to every believer; and insights relating to a missionary proclamation of the gospel and church planting. So prepare your heart to receive these blessed truths and come join us on this Christ-exalting, soul-satisfying, life-changing journey. Soli Deo Gloria!
". . . we exist to equip the saints through expository preaching, teaching . . ."
Saints cannot be equipped for godly living and service apart from precise theology (Ephesians 4:11-16). This is the goal of expository preaching and teaching. The term "exposit" literally means to expound or explain in a detailed manner. Expository preaching is therefore a doctrinal proclamation of the Word of God derived from an exegetical process that is concerned only with the revelation of God, not the wisdom of man, and therefore carefully conveys the God-intended meaning of a text, passionately applying that meaning to the contemporary issues of life with an internal zeal and authority that cannot be extinguished.
Although this kind of preaching and teaching is rare in contemporary evangelicalism, since this was the method exemplified in the Bible (Neh. 8:8; Acts 7:2-53; 8:27-35; 20:26-27; Luke 4:16-22; 24:27, 32, 44-47), and since we have a divine mandate to "preach the Word" (2 Timothy 4:2), we believe that this is the God ordained method and we remain committed to it.Read more...
Joel 2:1,2, 10,11: “. . . Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, for the day of the LORD is coming; surely it is near, a day of darkness and bloom, a day of clouds sand thick darkness . . . There has never been anything like it, nor will there be again after it. . . v. 10: the earth quakes and the heavens tremble, the sun and the moon grow dark, and the stars lose their brightness. The Day of the LORD is indeed great and very awesome, and who can endure it?” . . . 30-32: “I will display wonders in the sky and on the earth, blood, fire and columns of smoke. The sun will be turned into darkness and the moon into blood before the great and awesome day of the Lord comes. And it will come about that whoever calls on the name of the Lord will be delivered; for on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there will be those who escape, as the Lord has said, even among the survivors whom the Lord calls."
Our Glorious Rest in Christ
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