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:

You may receive our Daily Devotions via email - look for the 'Follow by Email' on the Left hand side.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Sing Praises to you Lord

I will sing to the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have being. May my meditation be pleasing to him, for I rejoice in the LORD. Psalm 104:33
 

Friday, March 10, 2017

Find Comfort in the Lord

Abba Father thank you for your tender mercies and for the comfort that you bestow upon us! 
 
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 'Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.' 

Notice that the word mercies is plural. God does not show mercy just once, nor just here and there. God showers His mercies upon us continuously.  We thank you Father for the mercy and compassion that you shower upon us and ask that you direct our paths to show mercy and compassion on those around us.  

We ask Lord for your healing hand on those who sick, for those who are suffering, victims of disasters and going through financial troubles. Father God, open our eyes to those who are in need that we may show mercy and compassion upon them as you have shown us. In Jesus name we pray, Amen. 

Thursday, March 9, 2017

I Trust You Lord

Life can throw unexpected surprises at us at any given time, and it is easier to say we have total trust in God sometimes than it is to actually live it. But if we can truly learn as the Psalmist did in those paralyzing times, to call upon the Lord, He will be there with us every step of the way. 
 
Psalm 56:3-4 says 'Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mortal man do to me?'

The Psalmist here learned to Trust in the Lord in the midst of his fear. The variation of 'I am afraid'; 'I will not be afraid'; and ' I will trust' conveys his confidence in the Lord, in his Redeemer to deliver him. 

Joshua 1:9 says 'Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is wherever you go. '

My friend, What is your fear? Meet it head on because God is greater and He is with you wherever you go. Say with the Psalmist 'I will Trust in you, I will not be afraid'. Embrace your faith and know You are not alone, Trust in the Lord. 

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Walk with Jesus

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. We need to Trust in the LORD with all our heart and do not lean on our own understanding but In all our ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct our paths. ~ Proverbs 3:5-6 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. Walk daily with the Lord, giving Him the honor and glory for everything in our lives.

Monday, March 6, 2017

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, March 5, 2017

God is our Strength

We may think we are at the end of our rope, but my friend we are never at the end of our hope. 
 
While everything may seem like it is crashing down around you, take courage to know that God is with you and draw your strength from him. Our perishable bodies are subject to sin and suffering, but God never abandons us. Listen to what the Apostle Paul said in 2 Corinthians 4:7-9 “But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.”

My friend, sometimes life's experiences can be overwhelming, but don't let it get to you ~ take it to God in prayer, He is waiting with open arms to comfort you. Philippians 4:6 'Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.'

For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him. ~ Psalm 62:5
We may be hard pressed on every side, but not crushed as God is our Strength. 

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Lord hear our Prayers

Lord, I lift my family and friends up to you in prayer. May you be the center of our lives as we face life's challenges this week Lord. In Jesus name we pray, Amen
 
Psalms 17:6 'I have called upon You, for You will answer me, O God; Incline Your ear to me, hear my speech.' 

What an encouraging scripture! David knew that when he prayed, God would hear him. And what a beautiful picture of God inclining His ear down as David prayed. Oh my friend, Trust in the Lord with all your heart and know that He cares for you as He inclines His ear to hear your prayers. God bless you my friend.