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, October 23, 2014

Forgiven and Blessed

Our Heavenly Father gave His only Son so that we might be saved not Condemned as we see in John 3:17 'For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.' Thank you for the sacrifice You made so that I could be Forgiven!

My Friend we are Forgiven and cleansed from all unrighteousness as we see in 1 John 1:9 'If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness'

How Blessed we are to be Children of God!
Romans 4:7-8 'Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered; blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not count his sin'

Psalm 32:1-2 'Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man against whom the LORD counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit.'

PRAISE HIS HOLY NAME! Thank you for the sacrifice You made so that I could be Forgiven!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Christ is Coming

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!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Clothed in Humility

Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble. ~ 1 Peter 5:5.

The phrase "be clothed" in verse five means to gird oneself with an apron. It is the picture of what Jesus did in the upper room when He girded Himself with an apron and assumed the role of a servant and washed the feet of the disciples. Jesus, the Son of God and Sovereign Majesty of the universe, actually clothed Himself with the apron of humility and served the disciples.

The word "humility" means to offer oneself as lowly and submissive; to walk in a spirit of lowliness. It is the opposite of thinking you are better than others, prideful and arrogant. Philippians 2:3 'Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves'

So we are told to clothe ourselves in humility. Now note why we are to clothe ourselves in humility – because God opposes the proud and gives grace to the humble. Peter here is quoting Proverbs 3:34.

Pride – we all know what pride does in our lives, right. It was pride—a desire to be like God—that stirred Eve to take the forbidden fruit. 1 John 2:16 “For all that is in the world--the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life--is not of the Father but is of the world.” NKJV

"The pride of life" is an evidence of worldliness. The only antidote to pride is the grace of God, and we receive that grace when we yield ourselves to Him.

Monday, October 20, 2014

I am Saved

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”

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,”

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.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Our Heart's Desire

As we grow in our Christian walk, our desire to live as unto the Lord and turn from our sin nature becomes stronger and stronger. We see in scripture David's heart's desire in this prayer:

Psalm 139:23-24 'Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me and know my anxious thoughts; and see if there be any hurtful way in me, and lead me in the everlasting way.'

David knew that God could see through all disguises. He desired to discover the wrong in his life in order that the Lord would help correct anything that was wrong in his conduct. He asked the Lord to not only search his heart, but his thoughts too.

C.H. Spurgeon said 'The heart and its thoughts must be made right, before the actions of the life can be set right.'

David was a man of courage. When he slew a lion in the way, when he successfully encountered a bear, when he went out to meet the giant Goliath, he gave undoubted proofs of courage; but never did he display such courage as when he determined to look into his own heart.

My friend, Let us pray as David did, and let us have courage to look at our heart and thoughts knowing we cannot hide our sin from God. As God reveals the areas in our lives that we need to clean up, we will be on the right path of repentance and living our lives as unto the Lord.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Our Source of Strength

Strength Renewed in Christ: But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. ~ Isaiah 40:31.

The word wait does not mean sitting around doing nothing; Rather it means to hope in the Lord, praying and trusting the Lord to meet our need. The word renew means to exchange. The believer who truly places his hope in the Lord will renew his strength, exchange his weaknesses for the Lord’s strength. The Lord will build up the believer, empower his spirit to soar above the trials and temptations that afflict him, to soar just like an eagle above the earth. Call upon the Lord, He is our complete source of strength--physical, inner and spiritual.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Trusting God

Trusting God for each new day! Scripture tells us: So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. ~ Matthew 6:34

My friend give each day to the Lord! As Matthew tells, Don't be preoccupied with tomorrow and it's affairs as each day has enough trouble of its own. Leave tomorrow and it's needs in God's hands. Live for today and what God wants to do through you. God is sufficient to meet each new day's needs.