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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Friday, April 29, 2016

I Surrender All

The essence of surrender is getting out of God's way so that He can do in us what He wants to do through us. ~ AW Tozer

It is hard sometimes to relinquish control, but we really need to place our trust in God, surrendering control of our lives into the hands of our loving Lord, allowing Him to lead us according to His plan for our lives. 

'For I know the plans that I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.' ~ Jeremiah 29:11

Sometimes we think we know what is best for us; however, God's plan is far better than we can even imagine! We think we need to help God, and yet what we really need to do is surrender control over to God!

"He must increase, but I must decrease" ~ John 3:30

God does not need our help! We need to get out of the way so that He can do in us what He wants to do through us! I surrender all!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

God hears your cry

The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles. ~ Psalm 34:17. 
Nowhere in this psalm does David suggest that the life of faith and obedience will exempt the child of God from trouble. However, isn't it a wonderful feeling knowing that you are not alone in the trials of life! David says that when we cry out, The Lord hears our prayers and delivers us from our troubles!  

I sought the Lord, and He answered me, and delivered me from all my fears. ~ Psalm 34:4

This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him and saved him out of all his troubles. ~ Psalm 34:6

Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all. ~ Psalm 34:19

Have faith my friend! God will deliver you out of your troubles in His timing! As long as I have breath, I will trust You my Lord!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Ways to love God

Scripture tells us in Matthew 22:37 “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind." So what does loving God look like in our everyday lives:

~ Spending quality time with the Lord: having daily devotions and prayer time (When you love someone, you want to spend time with them.) 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.

~ In our conversation: Talk about God (learn to make God a part of your everyday conversation; remember as it says in Malachi 3:16 that when we talk about God He writes it in the Book of Remembrance)

~ Through our calendar: Not just on Sunday but everyday we should make time for God! (Be aware of God's presence in your daily routine). James 4:8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.

~ With your character: Our love for God should flow through our character. It tells us in 1 John 5:3 'For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome.'  

Bottom line is that we surrender to the Lord in every aspect of our lives. It is about developing our relationship with God as we grow deeper and deeper in our Christian walk. Remember the Greatest Commandment: You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Jesus is the way, truth and life

John 14:6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me"

Christ said 'I am the way' ... Christ is the sinner's Way to the Father and to heaven, in his person as God manifest in the flesh, in his atoning sacrifice, and as our Advocate.

He said 'I am the truth' ... He is not only true, but truth itself! He is the Truth, as fulfilling all the prophecies of a Savior; believing which, sinners come by him the Way. 

He said 'I am the Life' ... He is the Life, by whose life-giving Spirit the dead in sin are quickened. Through Christ we have Life! 

Monday, April 25, 2016

God is in Control

As the sun sets on another day, we rejoice in knowing that God was with us every second of the day.
My friend, the path of life is not always easy. Scripture doesn't tell us that we won't suffer from trials or feel the pain of sickness and disease; in fact, James tells us in James 1:2-4 ""My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing." Notice he said When you fall into various trials not If, we are to count it joy.  The joy we speak of is an inner peace knowing that God is with us through the trial. It is a peace that God gives us knowing that He is in control and has a plan and purpose for the trial or adversity that we are facing. We need to trust that God is in control and look to what God is doing in our lives. As we learn to look beyond our adversity, we will begin to move toward the spirit filled life.

My friend, may you find comfort knowing that God is with you every second of the day and has a plan and purpose for your life. Look to Jesus, he is waiting with open arms.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

A Christ focused day

My friend, What is driving your life? Is it the temporal things of this world or eternity? Colossians 3:2 'Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth'.

The Lord has given each of us twenty-four hours in a day, no more no less. How we spend the time in that day is up to us. One thing to think about is if at the end of the day you cannot see one thing that was done for Christ, that day is a wasted day. Face each new day seeking God's will for your life! Don't leave God out of your plans! Today is the most important day of your life, don't waste it - live it for Christ. Rejoice and be thankful for the day Christ has given you.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

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?