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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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Truly Thankful

We give praise to our Heavenly Father for all the Blessings in our lives and we want to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!

We are so thankful and humbled by each and every one of you and feel so blessed that God has used our ministry to touched your lives. May the Lord bless you as you have blessed us.

I thank my God always when I remember you in my prayers ~ Philemon 1:4

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Seek the Lord

Seek the Lord and His strength; Seek His face continually. ~ 1 Chronicles 16:11

The phrase 'seek the Lord' indicates an earnest desire to know Him and to obtain His favor. Oh my friend, What an awesome picture of a Christian totally surrendered to The Lord.

Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always. ~ Psalm 105:4

'My heart says of you, "Seek his face!" Your face, LORD, I will seek.' ~ Psalm 27:8.

My friend, Let us seek the Lord continually! Let us desire the Lord's favor, to be in His presence continually as we seek His guidance in our lives! Let us say with the Psalmist, Your face Lord I will seek!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Thankful Refections

We have reached the end of the year, a time where life seems to get busier and busier. Besides our normal routines, we find ourselves planning for family and friends coming together to celebrate Thanksgiving; we decorate our homes and begin to think of the menu we are going to serve.

But my friend, I encourage you to stop for a second and remember the reason for the holiday season - Jesus Christ. John 3:17 'For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved' NKJV

In our home, Thanksgiving is not about eating Turkey - it is about Thanking God for sending His only Son; Jesus Christ to the world so that we can spend eternity with Him. It is a time to reflect on all the blessings we have received and Thank the Lord for our lives. It is a time to Thank God for the greatest gift - the Gift of His Son rather than the material gifts that will one day fade away.

Don't allow the busyness of life to rob you of this special moment where you can Stop for a second and recognize that God is the 'I AM'; He is our creator, our savior, our provider, and He deserves all our love and respect. Live each day for the Lord, trusting Him for every aspect of your life!

Ephesians 5:20 'always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father'

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Lead my life Lord

My friends, we need to be in the Word of God and in prayer daily so that the Lord can lead us in the way we should go.

Psalm 119:105 'Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.' Follow Christ daily - Look for the wonderful opportunities that God has set before you! Be aware of God's presence in your life and live each new day open to the wonderful possibilities that God has set before you!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Ultimate Joy in Christ

The believer is forever secure in the keeping power of the Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, he walks rejoicing in the Lord: he rejoices no matter what confronts him. This is how the Apostle Paul felt as he sat in prison and wrote these words: 'Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!' ~ Philippians 4:4

Paul was full of joy because he knew that no matter what happened to him, Jesus Christ was with him. You see, ultimate joy comes from Christ living inside us!

When a person rejoices in the Lord, his mind is focused upon the Lord, upon what the Lord has done for him. And the mind cannot be in two places at once. If it is upon the Lord and His glorious salvation, then it cannot be upon the trials and false teachings of this world. The Christian life is a matter of attitude. I like how one commentator put it: Our inner attitudes do not have to reflect our outward circumstances.

No matter what confronts the believer, no matter how terrible the trial, we know that we are in the care of the Lord Jesus Christ! We know that there is nothing that will separate us from The Lord or His love.

Therefore, we can say with the Apostle Paul 'I Always Rejoice in the Lord'!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Saving Faith

"Can faith save him?" ~ James 2:14.

We need to clarify 'faith' here. If we take this out of context and we just read 'Can faith save him?' then we would have to say 'Yes'. A true heart-faith in the finished work of Christ on Calvary saves. Yes faith in Jesus Christ saves.

But this is not what James is saying. When we look at the scripture in context, James is saying, 'Can a profession of faith save him?' There is a big difference between 'Can faith save' and 'Can a profession of faith save'.

Anybody can profess to be a Christian, but if that profession of faith is just lip service, then it is a dead faith. It is not a saving faith. But if that profession of faith is truly a heart changing, life changing experience in the One True God, then and only then is it a true saving faith.

The Late Greek scholar Spiros Zodiahties said: 'Faith which implants God's nature in the heart of man is a saving faith, and the faith which does not is not saving faith.'

We need to stop living sinful lives, repent of our sins and fully give our lives to Jesus Christ. We need to fully trust God in every aspect of our lives and live accordingly.

Heavenly Treasures

No matter what age you are, at the end of the day there is one question we need to ask ourselves: 'Did anything in my day count for Jesus Christ?' If the answer is 'No' then that day was wasted.

Matthew 6:19-21 'Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.'

Where is your heart? What does your life show you treasure? To build heavenly treasures we need to examine our lives. Some earthly treasures are not bad in and of themselves, we just need to find a balance in life.

The time spent on earthly treasures could be spent investing in someone's life for the Lord, reading God's word, praying, sharing the gospel - these things will last in the end when we follow God's plan for our lives. Don't waste your life, store up heavenly treasures.