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, January 16, 2019

Walk by Faith

For we walk by faith, not by sight. ~ 2 Corinthians 5:7 
As believers, we find comfort knowing that God has a plan and purpose for each of us, and that He is in control and His Purpose will stand firm! 

We see in Psalm 37:23 The steps of a man are established by the LORD, And He delights in his way. ~ it also states in Proverbs 16:9 The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps. ~ then as we read Proverbs 19:21 it states, Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand. ~ 
My friend, walk by Faith with the Lord through this life! Trust in His plan for He knows what is best for you! 
This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. ~ Psalm 118:24. 
Have a Great day dear friends!

Friday, January 11, 2019

God is Always with You

My friend, we are not alone through life. God is always there no matter what the circumstances are from the happy times to the gut wrenching times. Christ said he would never leave us...as we see in Hebrews 13:5 "For He Himself has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you." 

It is not about how far you go in life, it’s about who you walk with! 
It is easy to trust God when things are going good and God does bless us on those beautiful days, but it is through the dark storms of your life that we grow the most. 
We see three important lessons to follow when we are in a storm from Matthew 14:27-33 where Peter and the disciples were in a storm on the sea and Christ appeared to them. 
1. We need to seek the safety of God's arms. Peter was willing to leave the safety of the boat as he knew he would be safer in the arms of Christ.
2. We need to listen to God. ~ Romans 10:17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Peter listened and stepped out of the boat where he walked on water as Christ said come.
3. We need to Lean on God. We cannot survive the storm on our own strength as we see with Peter. The minute Peter took his eyes off Christ he began to sink. Peter called out to Christ to save him and as verse 31 states, Christ immediately stretched out his hand to save him. 
My friend, have courage during the storms in your life that Christ is there with you just as he was with Peter. Peter may have slipped in the water just as we may slip at times, but Christ will be there to pick us up as He was with Peter. We must Seek God, Listen to God, and Lean on God to survive the storm!

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

God’s Amazing Love

Nothing can separate us from the amazing love of God.

Romans 8:38-39 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Thirst for God

We talked about our New Year’s resolution that we grow more and more in our Christian lives and that we are open to the opportunities that God presents to us. 

My friend, we need to have a thirst for God! Salvation is not a means to an end, it is only the beginning to a glorious pursuit of knowing and loving God. Sadly, some have said “I have accepted Jesus Christ into my life and that is enough, I am content knowing I am a child of God”. 
Is that “enough” for you? Or do you want to say as David said, "As the deer pants for the water brooks, so pants my soul for You, O God. My soul thirst for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God? Psalm 42:1-2 
David wrote Psalm 63 when he was in the wilderness of Judah. Verse One says: 'O God, You are my God; Early will I seek You; My soul thirsts for You in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water.' 
It says in Matthew 5:6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled.” 
Thirst for God my friend, get to know Him and fully give your lives to Him. Quench your thirst by being in God's word daily, pursuing a deeper relationship with God!

Monday, December 31, 2018

Don’t leave God out of your plans

Another year has come to an end and we are faced with a brand new year. Many will start to make plans and resolutions for what they will do in the new year. 

James 4:13-14 'Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit"; whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.'
My friend our plans are always tentative because we never know what God has in store for us. The Key is to keep God in our plans. We should say 'If it be the Lord's will we will do such and such.' James goes on to say that life is just a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. This is a perspective that all believers should have. This life, as we know it here on Earth, is just a temporary home. We never know when the Lord shall return; therefore, we should always live each day as unto the Lord. 
The only resolution we need to make is that we grow more and more in our Christian lives and that we are open to the opportunities that God presents to us. Don't leave God out of your plans, live for Him.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all our Family and Friends! May you have a blessed day as we celebrate the birth of our Savior. God bless you all. 

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 gave the greatest gift of all - His son Jesus Christ. Celebrate His Birth this Christmas and Thank Him for the blessings in your life. Let's join the angels this Christmas season as we say 'Glory to God in the highest'

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Christmas Reflections

Christmas is fast approaching and Christmas Joy is being shared across the world in anticipation of that glorious day!

Ah the celebration of the Birth of our Savior which brings joy to my soul. Take time, my friend, in your busy schedules to reflect on Jesus Christ, our Savior - The Reason for the Season. Praise Him for the blessings that He has given you this year. Remember those who are suffering and be mindful of those who have lost loved ones that won't be there to celebrate this year - Show them Christ's love. May the Lord bless you and keep you safe this Christmas Season.