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.

Daily Devotions:

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Fill me up Lord

"... to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God." Ephesians 3:19. 

This is an amazing verse, God wants to fill us with His presence, He wants to completely fill us. The word 'filled' is pleroo in the Greek, it means 'to be filled to the brim'. Reminds me of filling a glass with water and then add more so it goes as full as the glass can allow; this is pleroo, there is no room for anything else. My friend, God wants us to be empty of ourselves so He can fill us completely and fully.
John 3:30 says "He must increase, but I must decrease.” The Christian life is all about less of me and more of God. Paul said in Philippians 1:21 'For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.' My friend, What is controlling your life?

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Giving Thanks Always

Giving Thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. ~ Ephesians 5:20 

Keep in mind that Paul was a prisoner when he wrote those words, and yet he said to be thankful always for all things. In the original Greek language 'Giving thanks' is in the present active participle - meaning it is to be a repeated action. Paul is telling us to continually give thanks for all things.
On our own it is hard to be thankful for all things, but Paul understood the hardships of life. It is not on our own strength that we can continually give thanks, it is only through the help of God living in you that you can give thanks for all things! Remember that God has a plan and a purpose for your life and that He is in control. Giving thanks helps us to experience the fulness of God and deepens our relationship with Him.
1 Thessalonians 5:18 says 'in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you'. We all have a choice to make; you can either be bitter of your circumstances or be in the will of God and be thankful in everything. Live every day for Christ!

Friday, October 26, 2018

Peace is the presence of the Lord

Peace is not the absence of conflict, but the presence of Jesus! Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30

Trust in Jesus Christ as you face the tough times in this life and He will give you Peace that is beyond our understanding! Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Trusting God Through Life

What would you do if you were told to bow down to a false god or be burned to death? 
Three young Hebrew boys in the book of Daniel; Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego are true examples for us all as they faced this very question and came through it victoriously! King Nebuchadnezzar stated to the boys 'if you will not worship, you will immediately be cast into the midst of a furnace of blazing fire; and what god is there who can deliver you out of my hands?'. Daniel 3:16-18 states there answer ... They let him know that Their God will save them! But take a good look at verse 18 it says: 'But even if He does not, let it be known to you , O king, that we are not going to serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up'! EVEN IF HE DOES NOT! Five amazing words! Their faith was not dependent on deliverance, but on the knowledge that God would care for them beyond the furnace. These three boys did not trust God to get their way, they trusted Him for a way through, and beyond any trial! They trusted in the fact that God was with them and trusted Him for the outcome! ~ Lloyd John Ogilvie
What are you facing today? Will you trust God for the outcome no matter what it is?

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Desire to know God

In Philippians 3:10 we see an expression of the deepest heart cry - the desire to know Christ in an ever-increasing intimate, personal way. ~ Philippians 3:10 'I want to know Christ and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death.' 
Repeatedly in the Bible, we see men and women of God drawn into a deeper relationship with God through adversity. It is no question that adversity is difficult, and it usually hits where we are the most vulnerable. Perhaps the most valuable way we profit from adversity is in the deepening of our relationship with God. Through adversity we learn to bow before His sovereignty, to trust His wisdom, and to experience the consolations of His love. We begin to pass from knowing about God (head knowledge) to knowing God himself in a personal and intimate way (heart knowledge). We need to come to a place in our lives where we hunger and thirst for the word of God and progressively grow in our relationship with God.

Monday, October 8, 2018

I Trust you Lord

My friend, there are going to be times in our trials where we can see what God is doing and the purpose for our adversity; but there are also going to be times that we don't understand why God has allowed that trial into our lives. It is in these times that we need to respond with humble faith, trusting God to work in our lives according to His plan and purpose. Proverbs 3:5-6 
It is all about our attitude! When trials come, do you cry out and say 'Why God, why me!' and simply give up and turn your back on God? Or do you trust that God is in control of every aspect of your life and seek wisdom and guidance through the trial. Do you groan and complain or do you say 'Lord, I know you have a plan and a purpose for my life, teach me what you want me to learn through this, give me your eyes that I may see what you want me to see through this trial.' When our attitude is right, where we are seeking what God wants to show us and not dwelling on the circumstances themselves, then this is where we will grow spiritually, we will mature in our Christian walk. 
If we are able to look beyond the present trial and see the product God intends to produce through our suffering, we will experience an inner peace that only God can supply. Philippians 4:7 'And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.' The path of life is not always an easy path to walk, but one thing we do know as it says in Philippians 4:13: 'I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me'. It is not through our own strength but through Christ who strengthens us. And that is what this is about. Learning to Trust God to sustain us and help us in our Christian Walk - total surrender of our life to Him

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Walking with the Lord

God loves us so much; He wants to be the center of our lives. He wants us to put our full faith and trust in him as we walk in this world so that everything we do brings glory to him. 
Colossians 3:17 'And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him'.
My friend, we are here for a short time and as we journey through this life we are to walk a godly walk. We should be of one mind living in unity with compassion, tenderheartedness, and humble-minded as it says in 1 Peter 3:8. Remember, God directs our paths, carries us through the trials of our lives giving us the help and support we need, and has given us the abilities we need to do the tasks He sets before us. We need to make sure we give the honor and glory to Him for what he does for us in our lives. Jesus said to him, 'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.' Matthew 22:37