Proclaiming and Protecting the Truth

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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.

CURRENT STUDY: An exposition of the Gospel of John

We invite you to join us as Pastor Harrell unpacks this magnificent gospel that reveals Jesus as the Son of God. He said this, “Beloved, as we examine the words of this sacred volume, it is my prayer that the Spirit of God will produce within you a profound awareness of inner joy and increasing faith in our glorious Savior—so much so that you will be able to say with the psalmist, “God my exceeding joy” (Ps 43:4).


Preaching Distinctive

". . . 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.

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"Redemption comes by the shedding of Christ’s blood on the cross. It was planned by God from the beginning, proclaimed throughout the Old Testament and fulfilled in the sacrifice of Jesus. What was previously hidden has now been made known, and it is a truth that invalidates all pagan religions and philosophies. There is yet more to come, because God will one day unite everything in heaven and on earth to himself in Christ. We do not know when his plan will be accomplished, but we know what is coming and are preparing ourselves for it."Reformation Commentary on Scripture, Ephesians

Who is Jesus Christ?
Who is Jesus Christ

Sinless Yet Condemned
John 18:39-19:13

Jesus as Judge, King, and Truth
John 18:28-38

The Night the Rooster Crowed
John 18:12-27