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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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Israel, God is with you

The Jewish people are God's chosen people.

Israel, this little tiny country surrounded by Arab nations who want to wipe them off the face of the earth and yet we see throughout history how God is protecting them to fulfill His unconditional covenant that He made with Abraham and his descendants in Genesis 17:1-8. In verses 7-8 it says "and I will establish my covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you. Also I give to you and your descendants after you the land in which you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession; and I will be their God." God has an ultimate plan and He will fulfill His promise just as we have see throughout the ages.

Genesis 12:3 "And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed."
Israel, we stand united with you. God bless you

Sunday, July 27, 2014

I love you Lord

And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. Mark 12:30

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Trinity and our Salvation:

The Apostle Peter encourages us in our faith to be secure in our salvation knowing that He is there always to take care of us.

Let's look at 1 Peter 1:2 "elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace be multiplied. (NKJV) What an expressive verse! All three members of the Trinity are mentioned here, and all three members of the Trinity work to bring about our salvation.

The Father chose us before we chose him.
(Ephesians 1:4) “just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love” (NKJV)

Jesus Christ, the Son, died for us while we were still sinners (Romans 5:6-10)

The Holy Spirit brings us the benefits of salvation and sets us apart (makes us holy, sanctifies us) for God’s service. (2 Thessalonians 2:13) “But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God from the beginning chose you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth,” (NKJV)

What an awesome God we have! Peter is encouraging us to stand firm, that our salvation and security rest in the free and merciful choice of almighty God; no trials or persecutions can take away the eternal life He gives to those who believe in Him. No matter how great the hardship, God will meet the need of the dear believer, the one whom He has elected to be His own.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Bible points us to Christ

Psalm 119 is special in several ways. It is the longest psalm (176 verses) and it is an acrostic psalm - following the letters of the Hebrew alphabet.

The Jews wrote in this fashion to help them memorize the Scriptures so they could meditate on God's Word. It was written as a repetitive meditation on the beauty of God’s Word and how it helps us stay pure and grow in faith. All but five verses mention the Word of God in one way or another. The structure of this psalm allowed for easy memorization. Remember, God’s Word, the Bible, is the only sure guide for living a pure life.

One of the fascinating things a commentator brought out was that the number eight is stamped all over this psalm. Each section has eight verses; there are eight special names for God's Word listed; there are eight symbols of the Word given; the believer has eight responsibilities to the Word. The word "eight" in Hebrew literally means "abundance, more than enough"; it is the number of new beginnings. It is as though the writer is saying, "God's Word is enough. If you have the Scriptures, that is all you need for life and godliness."

Indeed the Bible points us to Christ: He is the Living Word about whom the written Word speaks.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Sing to The Lord

In the midst of all the turmoil and sorrow of this world, as Christians we can have joy within our soul. My friend, Is your soul singing praises to the Lord?

The Psalmist said: 'That my soul may sing praise to You and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks to You forever'. (Psalm 30:12) 'I will sing to the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.' (Psalm 104:33)

No matter how hard times get, my soul will not be silent! I will trust You Lord and know that You are in control. My soul will sing praises to you Lord, my rock and my redeemer!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

God is with us

My friend, we are not alone through life. God is always there no matter what the circumstances are from the happy times to the gut wrenching times.

Christ said he would never leave us...as we see in Hebrews 13:5 "For He Himself has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you."
It is so reassuring to know that God Himself said He would never leave you nor forsake you, but when you look at the Greek text, the meaning becomes even stronger.

I love how Kenneth Wuest breaks the Greek text down here. He says "The word 'leave' is preceded by two negatives in the Greek text which serves to strengthen the negation. It is "I will not, I will not cease to sustain and uphold thee." The word "forsake" is a compound of three Greek words, egkataleipo, eg meaning "in," kata meaning "down," and Leipo meaning "to leave." Leipo has the idea of forsaking one, kata suggests rejection, defeat, helplessness, and eg refers to some place or circumstance in which a person may find himself helpless, forsaken. The meaning of the word is that of forsaking someone in a state of defeat or helplessness in the midst of hostile circumstances. The word in its totality means "to abandon, desert, leave in straits, leave helpless, leave destitute, leave in the lurch, let one down." There are three negatives before this word, making the promise one of triple assurance. It is, "I will not, I will not, I will not let thee down, leave thee in the lurch, leave thee destitute, leave thee in straits and helpless, abandon thee." All of which means that our God will come to our rescue when we find ourselves in difficult circumstances.—Wuest's Word Studies

God will always be with you as He Himself has promised! Remember Him in the good times as well as the bad times. Praise Him and Thank Him for all He has done for you - Past, Present, and Future! Live your life for Jesus every second of the day; Don't waste a single moment!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Armed with God's Word

'Therefore, since Christ suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same mind, for he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin.' ~ 1 Peter 4:1

The Greek word translated "arm yourselves" was used of a Greek soldier putting on his armor and taking his weapons. The noun of the same root was used of a heavily-armed foot-soldier who carried a pike and a large shield as opposed to a soldier who was lightly armed. The Christian needs the heaviest armor he can get, to withstand the attacks of the enemy of his soul. Ephesians 6:10-18 'Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes...'

My friend, we need to be vigilant to make sure that our minds are focused on heavenly things, that we keep our minds pure. You've heard the phrase: Garbage in Garbage out.

Philippians 4:8 'Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.'

My friend, we need to make sure that our lives glorify God, that something in the 24hr period counts for eternity. - Only one life twill soon be past; only what's done for Christ will last

To arm ourselves with the word of God, we need to be in the word of God daily.