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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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

God's Perfect Gift

Today in the town of David (Bethlehem) a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger. Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” ~ Luke 2:11-14

Christ our Lord being born in Bethlehem was a fulfillment of prophecy announced in Micah 5:2. Augustus Caesar may have been ruling at the time, but God was in charge, for He used Caesar's edict to move Mary and Joseph eighty miles from Nazareth to Bethlehem to fulfill His Word. Bethlehem means "house of bread," the ideal birthplace for the Bread of Life - John 6:35 'And Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.' 

My friend, God has a plan for each and every one of us and He sent His Only Son, Jesus Christ to this world so that we may spend eternity with Him. He paid the price, all you have to do is believe in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ! Let's join the angels this Christmas season as we say 'Glory to God in the highest'!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Christ's Light Shines Brightly

A Christmas Candle is a lovely thing: it makes no noise at all, but softly gives itself away; while quite unselfish, it grows small. ~ Eva K. Logue ~ 

I love this quote - as we count down the days to Christmas it just seems fitting to talk about the Christmas Candle.

Christ is the Light of the World and as Christians we are to live our lives so that Christ's light shines through us. Just like this Christmas Candle, the flame of Christ burns brightly within us and we too can unselfishly give of ourselves to others, quietly without a lot of fanfare, without any expectation of a thank-you in return, simply giving of ourselves unconditionally so that Christ will be glorified. John 3:30 'He must increase, but I must decrease.' 

My friend, allow Christ's flame to burn within you this Christmas season and throughout the coming year and brighten someone else's day.

The Bread of Life

John 6:35 'And Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.'  

Friday, December 2, 2016

God's Word Empowers Us

Living a Life that is pleasing to the Lord ... The Apostle Paul encourages us to live our lives for Christ in Colossians 1:10 'So as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.
 
At the time Paul wrote to the Colossians there was a lot of false teaching going around and he wanted to encourage the believers to walk worthy of the Lord, thus they would be equipped so as to please the Lord in all things in their walk. In order to know the difference between the false teachings, Paul encouraged them to study and grow in their knowledge of God's word. It is the same with any relationship, we need to spend time with the person in order to get to know them just as we need to study God's word to know more about Him and His will for our lives. We are to study and learn until the knowledge of His will just floods our lives—floods us to such a degree that doing His will flows out into conduct and behavior. As we walk with the Lord our lives will bear fruit.

God's word empowers us to live for the Lord in every aspect of our lives.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Accept God's Gift

This time of year our lives tend to get busier and life seems to get a bit overwhelming. The commercial world start inundating us with emails and TV commercials trying to sell their products and their catalogs overflow in our mailboxes. Don't allow the commercial side of Christmas rob you of the true joy of Christmas! Stop for a second and remember the reason for the Christmas season - Jesus Christ. 

Each year at Christmas time we try to think of the Perfect Gift to give our loved ones. Well my friend, God gave us the Perfect Gift!

John 3:16 'For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.'

Isaiah 9:6 'For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given,'

God Freely gave His only Son as the Perfect Gift so that we may have everlasting life and spend eternity with Him! In order to receive this free gift you must believe in Jesus Christ, in His death, burial, and resurrection. That is it my friend, it is not by works or anything you do. Ephesians 2:8 'For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God'

If you do not know Jesus Christ as your Savior, accept Him today my friend; accept God's free gift to you as we do not know what tomorrow holds. "If you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved." Romans 10:9

Here is a sample prayer:
"Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and I need Your forgiveness. I believe that You died for my sins. I now invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as my personal Lord and Savior. In Jesus' name. Amen." ~

Monday, November 28, 2016

Trusting God through life

The secret of Christian joy is found in the way the believer thinks - our attitude. To be single minded means that we place our focus on God and not on our circumstances around us. It is an attitude to say no matter what happens, I will trust God and know He has a plan. It is all in how we approach our circumstances - do we get upset when things are not going the way we think or are we trusting God through the circumstances, trusting God for the outcome. Keeping our focus on God - single minded

Philippians 4:11-12 'Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need.'

Words of Encouragement

No person has life apart from God! 1 Peter 3:12 'For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their prayers; but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.' Peter here is quoting Psalm 34. 
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As we see in 1 Peter, the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous - God sees all. Then it says His ears are open to their prayers. Not only are the Lord's eyes open and watching, but His ears are open to their prayer. The idea here is that He hears our cries in times of need and He meets our need according to His will. God cares and looks after us day by day never letting us suffer more than we can bear. Whatever happens, we know that His promises of blessing, whether in this life or in the life to come are certain. These words are of great comfort, but the verse goes on. Not only is the Lord watching and listening but also goes against those who do evil. Note that the very face of the Lord stands against those who do evil. The picture is that the Lord does not only see the evil person, but that those who do evil against us will stand face to face with the Lord as He deals with them.

Rest in The Lord today my friend and have a blessed day!