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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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Suffering behind the Smile

There are so many people in the world who are suffering today, and yet you wouldn't know it by looking at them.

On the outside they are smiling as if nothing is wrong, but on the inside they are hurting, living in despair and troubled. May we all be sensitive to those around us; may we ask the Lord to open our eyes so that we can see those who are hurting and those that need comfort.

My friend, if you are hurting, you don't have to put on a brave face with God! God promises over and over throughout scripture that He will not leave us and that He is with us through our trials. Trust in the Lord to see you through the trial you are facing.

Hebrews 13:5 ... Jesus said, I will never leave you nor forsake you.

Psalm 34:18 The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.

1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

You are not alone, God is with you through the good times and the bad times, just call upon His name.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Joy Stealers

So many times we allow people to rob us of the joy that we could be experiencing in our lives through Jesus Christ.

We get wrapped up in feelings; what they do and what they say that sends us on an emotional roller coaster. My friend, get off the emotional roller coaster and see people through God's eyes. Sometimes people lash out because they are hurting and need God in their lives.

Throughout scripture Christ tells us how to live with one another. For example; Philippians 2:3 'Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves.' We are to put God first in our lives, others second, which would make as the verse states, us last.

Remember Luke 14:11 For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

We are all a work in progress and God uses each experience to molds into the person He wants us to be. Don't allow someone else to rob you of the joy that you can be experiencing in Christ. Live your life as unto the Lord and everything else will fall into place.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Walk the Talk

"Don't be satisfied with just reading the Word. Live the Word in power." ~ A.W. Tozer

James 1:22 'But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.'

Monday, October 5, 2015

Serving an Extraordinary God

Who am I that God would use me?

Satan continually tries to use our weaknesses against us to discourage us. For example, Jeremiah felt inferior because of his youth; Moses felt inadequate as a deliverer and stuttered in his speech; David was an adulterer, murderer, and self absorbed at times; Peter was presumptuous and impulsive, he had failing faith at times; and Paul was a murderer and persecutor of Christians. My friend remember, the heroes in the Bible were ordinary people who served an extraordinary God! God will use you just as He did the heroes of the Bible. Don't let Satan discourage you from being obedient to the word of God! Remember, Greater is he that is in me than he that is in the world. We have to stop hiding behind our fear and our excuses and trust God for the victories that He has promised.

1Peter 5:6 'Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time'.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Strength through Trials

Christians we will be persecuted, we will encounter problems and trials as we see in James 1:2 it says When not If you encounter various trials; however, we can find comfort knowing we have a Savior that understands and is there with us every step of the way.

There are big gut-wrenching trials and then there are small trials, some will concern people, sickness, finances, criticism and so on, but he most particularly has in mind the trials of being persecuted, the trials that come as a consequence of one's faith in Christ.

The Apostle Paul knew the overwhelming powers of trials, listen to what he said in 2 Corinthians 1:8 - "For we do not want you to be unaware, brothers, of the affliction we experienced in Asia. For we were so utterly burdened beyond our strength that we despaired of life itself." Paul experienced burden beyond his strength and he thought he was going to die, yet listen to verse 9: "Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death. But that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead." Wow! We too my friend can have this strength through the trials that we go through. It is not our strength but through Christ (Philippians 4:13). Then listen to 2 Corinthians 1:10: "He delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will deliver us again."

My friend, when trials come, let us draw from and be encouraged by Paul's words; learn not to rely on ourselves but on Our Savior who is with us 24/7, Who promises to never leave us nor forsake us (Hebrews 13:5).
Remember this: 1Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Christ is coming

Christ's return is imminent and as Christians if we could come to grips with this, that in a moment, We will be in the presence of our Lord forever, think how differently it would transform our lives.

The little things of life don‘t matter anymore. It should make us want to live for Christ and not our own pleasures, but to live godly lives for Him daily, looking for His coming. It says in Mark 13:32-33 "But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is."

I think about that promise that Jesus made to the disciples in the upper room on the last night before he went to the cross when He said don't let your heart be troubled, don't be upset about what is about to happen. Let's look John 14:1-3 "Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also." (NKJV). Christ is saying ' I'm making you a commitment. If I go back to Heaven back to the Father's house, I Will come again for you.' God has a plan and a purpose for each event that takes place. He will fulfill that plan in the end days. How blessed we are to be a part of this blessed experience.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Believe in God

So many times we place God in a box and only trust Him for what fits in that box.

The Apostle Paul shows us in his prayer in Ephesians 3:20 of how God is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us. God was able to not only do what Paul had asked, but infinitely more than he even knew how to ask or think of. My friend, think outside the box because you serve a BIG God ~ Believe In God and trust Him as the blessings overflow the sides of your box.