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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Friday, June 21, 2019

Lead my Life Lord

Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the LORD that will stand. Proverbs 19:21 
Sometimes the circumstances in our lives seem to be leading us in a different direction than we originally planed. As Christians, we need to be open to these changes and try to look at them through God's eyes. For example the Apostle Paul wanted to go to Rome as a preacher as we see in Romans 1:15; however, he ended up going to Rome as a prisoner. 
Now look at Paul's attitude in Philippians 1:12 'I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel'. 
Ok, did you read that! Little did the Romans realize that the chains they affixed to his wrist would release Paul instead of bind him. Notice what Paul says in Philippians 1:13 'so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard and to all the rest that my imprisonment is for Christ.' 
These chains gave Paul contact with the lost. He was chained to a Roman soldier twenty-four hours a day. The shifts changed every six hours, which meant Paul could witness to at least four men each day. Imagine a captivated audience twenty four / seven. Paul witnessed, prayed, and lived a godly life out before those around him. It was not long before some of these soldiers put their faith in Christ.
Sometimes we may feel as if we know what we want to do in life, but my friend God sees the bigger picture; Trust Him to lead you in life. If things don't seem to be going the way you think they should, you may want to think again as God may be leading you in the direction He wants you to go.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Come Lord Jesus

In light of everything happening in the world today, you can see the End Times are drawing closer. 
I'm sure you are saying with me 'Come Lord Jesus'! Scripture tells us that we are to be ready ~ Matthew 24:44 "Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect." NKJV
How are we to be ready for Christ's coming? ~ 1 Thessalonians 1:10 "and to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come." NKJV
It's important to keep in mind that the word waiting in the Greek here is not some passive activity. Rather, the Greek word for wait is very emphatic which means "eagerly awaiting" -- implying a feeling that our present circumstances are only temporary. Therefore, Scripture tells us we are to be eagerly awaiting that day!
Remember my friend, this is not our home; our home awaits us in Heaven. This life here is temporary; we need to be ready to go home in the twinkling of an eye. We need to be eagerly awaiting for that day?

Monday, May 27, 2019

Gaze unto Jesus

What is your soul gazing upon? When you think of your soul gazing upon God – wow! To gaze means to fix the eyes in a steady intent look often with eagerness or studious attention. I want my soul to gaze upon Jesus! 
Hebrews 12:2 talks about Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith ... 'looking' is in the Present Active Participle – it means we are to continually look unto Jesus. This is not a one-time act; it is to be a continual action. We are to continually fix our eyes in a steady intent look with eagerness and studious attention upon God. 
The more we practice focusing on God and looking to God, the more it will become second nature to us. A.W. Tozer talked about a faith so rich and strong that our minds simply wander to thoughts of God whenever they wander.
My friend, Our Christian walk is not passive, we should be continually growing in our relationship with God. Salvation is not the end; it is the beginning to our pursuit of God. Continually look unto Jesus!

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Memorial Day

As we pause this weekend to honor the men and women who gave their lives for our freedom, we echo the words of Francis A. Walker "We come, not to mourn our dead soldiers, but to praise them."  

Thank you all for your service and the lives that were sacrificed for our freedom. 

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Live by Faith

Our lives need to be about Christ, not about us! When we stand before The Lord at the Judgment Seat, it is not about how far you got in the corporate world, but about what we did for Christ - what we did with the opportunities that God has set before us!  

Paul said in Galatians 2:20  "I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me."

We can win many rewards here on earth but these rewards are perishable. My friend, what we do for Jesus Christ will not perish. When you go to bed at night, think about your day, if you cannot think of one thing that you did for the Lord, that day is wasted, think about it being burned at the judgment seat of Christ.

We need to make time for the Lord, we need to make time to be in his word. If you are not in the word and not in prayer, how are you going to be able to hear The Lord?

We all have busy lives, and we can all make excuses for not reading our Bible, for not having quiet time with the Lord, but my friend, this is key to faithfully walking with the Lord. I know I don't want to stand before The Lord and say I was busy and didn't give you my best, that He came in second place. Make Christ number One in your life - Put Him First!

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Peace be with you

In our last post on Philippians 4:6-7, we talked about how in Christ we can have the peace of God that surpasses all understanding as we learn to trust God in every aspect of our lives. 
My friend, today I would like to further examine this peace. Let’s open our Bibles to John 14:27
'Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.' ~ John 14:27
To the world, peace has a negative side; they only enjoy peace when there is an absence of trouble, how often is that, right! As Christians, we enjoy peace in spite of the trials because of Christ's presence in our lives! It is a peace that surpasses all understanding (Philippians 4:7)
To the world, peace is something you hope for or work for; but to the Christian, peace is God's wonderful gift, received by faith. 
People in the world walk by sight and depend on the externals, but Christians walk by faith and depend on the eternals. Peace involves the heart and mind. 'Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee; because he trusteth in thee.' ~Isaiah 26:3
Wrong thinking leads to wrong feeling, and before long the heart and mind are pulled apart and we are strangled by worry. As Paul said 'and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.' ~ Philippians 4:7. 
My friend, are you anxious today about something going on in your life? Take it to Jesus and leave it at his feet - trust him and know He is in control. Keep your focus on God (Isaiah 26:3) not your circumstances. Feel the weight lifted from your heart as you surrender the outcome to the Lord. 
Peace be with you my friends.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Trust the Lord in Everything

Lord, there is nothing that is going to happen today that you and I can't handle together!

Philippians 4:6-7 "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."
In the Greek it is saying that we are commanded to "Be anxious for not one thing". When we truly accept the idea that God is in control over every aspect of our lives and we know His sovereign hand is in every event and circumstance whether good or bad then we need not be anxious. We Can TRUST GOD in everything!
But notice the verse goes on to say "but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God." My friend, we have a responsibility to Trust God and that means praying in every situation for God's protection, His guidance, and His will to be done.
The result - "and the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." 
Trust The Lord for the details of your life. He is in sovereign control of every aspect of your life.