Welcome to Empowered Bible Study Ministries

Bible study is essential to our Christian walk. As we study God's Word, our personal relationship with God grows deeper and deeper. It empowers us to live for the Lord in every aspect of our lives. This is what has inspired me to do an online Bible study.

Many years ago my husband introduced me to a commentary on the book of Colossians and I was so blessed as the Scripture came to life before my very eyes. Since that day we have developed an extensive library and enjoy studying God's Word.

I have prepared some Bible studies that I would like to share with you. My prayer is that they will bless you as much as they have blessed me in preparing them. I pray your life is touched and that it would inspire you to live every moment of every day for Christ.

Please click on the link to the left under 'Empowered Bible Studies' for the Bible Study you would like to view.

Making Life Choices

Daily Devotions:

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Christ paid my debt

Thank you Jesus for the sacrifice you paid on my behalf. ~ Down the Via Dolorosa called the way of suffering, Like a lamb came the Messiah, Christ the King, But He chose to walk that road out of His love for you and me; Down the Via Dolorosa, all the way to Calvary.

Because of His great love for us, Jesus laid down His life (John 15:13), paying the penalty that we had earned, but could not pay. Romans 5:8, “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” First Peter 3:18 tells us, “For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit.” God sacrificed Himself on our behalf, paying the infinite and eternal penalty only He could pay (2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 John 2:2). I pray my life would bring honor and glory to you Lord! Thank you for the sacrifice you made and for saving my soul!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Forgive me Lord

Being a Christian doesn't mean that we don't sin anymore; we still have our sin nature.

In 1 John 1:8-9 it says 'If we claim we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves and not living in the truth. But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.'

We need to be totally honest here and admit that we still sin. God will not condemn you for sinning, he wants us to admit it, He wants us to be honest with Him and say 'Lord Jesus, I have sinned please forgive me, I turn away from my sin and need your strength to help me not do it again'. He knows and understands that we have a sin nature, you are not going to surprise God, as John says 'If we claim we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves.' We will sin, but the question is - How do we handle the sin in our lives?

To 'confess our sins' means to agree with God that an act or thought was wrong, to acknowledge this to God, to seek forgiveness, and to make a commitment to not let it happen again. When we confess our sin, it means to turn from that sin; it means that we think the same about sin as God does, He hates sin. When we confess our sin, we restore our relationship with our Heavenly Father.

Is there a sin that is in your life that you have not dealt with? You know it is wrong, but have not come to the point where you admit it to God and ask for His forgiveness. Do it today my friend - He is waiting to hear you say the words - He is waiting to restore fellowship with you.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Lord, Lead my Life

Reading through social media we see people making plans all the time, from taking trips, getting married, planning retirement, to visiting family and friends. We all have certain things we want to do and accomplish, places we want to go and people we want to see. But we must remember to keep Christ the center of all our decisions.

Sometimes our plans do not meet up to God's plan for our life. For example, the Apostle Paul wanted to go to Rome as a preacher (Romans 1:13-14); instead, he arrived as a prisoner. Then we are reminded of what James said 'Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit"; whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.' ~ James 4:13-14

We need to be able to say 'Lord, your Will not mine be done'; 'I will go Lord where you want me to go and do what you want me to do'. We need to let go of our plans and say I trust you Lord to direct my path and lead my life. Keep trusting my friend and keep seeking God's will ... Life is short so live every moment for The Lord!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Lord, Guard my Mouth

The tongue is a very powerful thing. James illustrates the relationship of the activity of the tongue with the rudder of a ship.

James 3:4 'Look also at ships; although they are so large and are driven by fierce winds, they are turned by a very small rudder wherever the pilot desires.'

That small rudder enables the pilot to steer the huge ship where he wants it to go. A slight pressure on the rudder of the ship will control it's course. James pointed out that no matter how adverse the circumstances through the fierce winds, if the rudder can be controlled by the pilot, the entire ship can be controlled. If the believer can maintain control of his tongue in adverse circumstances, he can maintain control over his entire being. As believers, if we are to maintain control, then we need to turn the control over to Jesus Christ; He needs to be in the driver's seat. We need to surrender our life over to Christ. When Christ controls the tongue, then we need not fear saying the wrong things. David knew this, that is why he said in Psalms 141:3 'Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips.'

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Attitude of Gratitude

My friend! we need to look beyond our circumstances and be able to say with the Apostle Paul: I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. ~ Philippians 4:11.

Let us live life's journey with an attitude of gratitude.

Behold your King

As we remember the Triumphal Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem as seen in Matthew 21:1-11, we are reminded of the prophecy that was fulfilled.

The prophecy here quoted is found in Zechariah 9:9 'Behold your King is coming to you, gentle, and mounted on a donkey'. The fulfillment was recorded in Matthew 21:7-9.

This entry into Jerusalem has been termed the triumph of Christ. It was indeed the triumph of humility over pride and worldly grandeur; of poverty over affluence; and of meekness and gentleness over rage and malice. He is coming now meek, full of kindness and compassion to those who were plotting his destruction! He comes to deliver up himself into their hands; their king comes to be murdered by his subjects, and to make his death a ransom price for their souls! - Clarke's Commentary

My friend, Christ came and died for our sins as was prophesied and Christ is coming back again! His first coming was fulfilled and His second coming will be fulfilled! Are you Ready!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Scripture Permeates your life

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. ~ Colossians 3:16-17

The truths of scripture should permeate every aspect of the believer's life and govern every thought, word, and deed. The Word dwells in us when we hear it (Matt. 23:9), handle it (2 Tim. 2:15), hide it (Ps. 119:11), and hold it fast (Phil 2:16). To do those things, the Christian must read, study, and live the Word. - John MacArthur

2 Timothy 3:16 - All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.