…grafted in

Welcome!
I am so glad you have landed on “olivetreeinbloom.com”.

This is a site for believers in God’s Messiah, Jesus.  It is designed for those who wish to go deeper in the scriptures than what most are normally accustomed to.  I strive to showcase the major biblical themes from Genesis to Revelation and illustrate how God invites us into his magnificent story.  To that end it’s not surprising that one of my favorite scriptures is:

“Therefore every teacher of the law who has become a disciple in the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house who brings out of his storeroom new treasures as well as old.”
Mathew 13:52

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In this spirit, I appreciate the rich spiritual foundation of the Old Testament and the revelation it brings in understanding New Covenant teaching.  Over the years I have found great joy in understanding the big picture of God’s plan and then drilling down into the details to understand how it relates to everyday life.  It seems as if many of us struggle to understand God’s ultimate intention and get tripped up in what I call subplots.  One of the goals for this site is to keep the big picture first and foremost as we study the major and minor themes of God’s amazing story.

One of the big picture plans I am referring to is the Messiah’s fulfillment of the Abrahamic Covenant.  I find that framing my spiritual questions and personal walk with Christ inside of major biblical themes such as the Abrahamic covenant add great understanding, coherence and spiritual value to my journey with the Lord.  For example, have you ever wondered why Abraham is referred to over and over again in the New Testament writings?  This book titled In Pursuit of the Promise  will answer that and many other questions. 

Throughout this site, in places where I have scriptural quotations, I have attempted to hyperlink to the corresponding chapter at biblegateway.com, allowing the reader to easily check the scriptural context.  As you begin, let me thank you for spending time with me on this journey and please know your comments are welcome and appreciated.  I would love your feedback and the opportunity to respond to comments or questions.

May the Lord’s blessing rest on all my friends, both new and old.

–Aaron

If you are intrigued by the above comments but perhaps new to the Bible and spiritual life feel free to peruse this site and/or don’t hesitate to send me a note.  I’d like to hear your thoughts and we can talk (virtually anyway).