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 30, 2014

Walking worthy of The Lord

That you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God ~ Colossians 1:10

The word “walk” is frequently used in Scripture to describe the outward, or visible, expression of our Christian life. It emphasizes progressing in conduct by taking one step at a time. The Christian life is not passive, when we walk worthy of the Lord our lives will manifest Christ's love through us attracting others to our Lord Jesus Christ rather than repel them. How sad it is to occasionally hear an unbeliever say, “If that person is a Christian, I do not want to be one.”

We need to be a light in a dark world. As Paul prayed for the Colossians and their walk, or way of life, he did not pray that it might be pleasing to man but to God. Our lives should manifest spiritual fruit that others would want to have a taste of it not spit it out. Living worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Genuine Religion

When you are walking and living the Christian life, people notice it don’t they? Have you ever had someone come up to and say “Are you Religious?” A.W. Tozer talks about the essence of genuine religion.

When we think of “religion” today we think of sets of rules and traditions right; however, that is Not genuine religion. Genuine religion is our Personal Relationship with Jesus Christ ~ believing that He came to earth in the form of a man to die on the cross to pay for our sins, that we may be able to live with God throughout all eternity.

John 17:3: “And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.”

Jesus Christ is the source of life: He is the way to life and He is the truth of life. He is the very substance of life, its very being and energy. It has more to do with quality and with what life really is than with duration. To live forever in the present world is not necessarily a good thing. The world and man's body need changing. That changed life is found only in eternal life. The only being who can be said to be eternal is God; Therefore, life—supreme life—is found only in God. But more essential, the person has the supreme quality of life, life with Jesus Christ Himself.

John 10:28 “And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand"

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Holy Spirit Lead my Life

It is so comforting to know that in those times where we are struggling to find the right words to pray, the Spirit of God which dwells in us, by whom we are led, is interceding on our behalf.

Listen to what the Apostle Paul says in Romans 8:26-27 'In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.'

The Holy Spirit writes our prayers for us, not in a book, but in our hearts; he shows us our need, what our wants are; he stirs our heart to pray, he puts words into our mouths, enlarges our hearts and gives strength of faith in prayer. Let us listen to the Holy Spirit as he leads our life according to God's will.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Be Anxious for Nothing

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; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. (NKJV)

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."

How does this affect your way of thinking about the circumstances in your life?

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Apple of God's eye

Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings Psalm 17:8.

Lord, David's prayer is our prayer also - keep us Lord as the apple of your eye, keep us safe from our enemies in these times of troubles. Lord, I surrender my life to you.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Start day with God

Challenge for you today:

Choose to start your day remembering God and recite Psalm 118:24 'This is the day which the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.' I know that sounds simplistic, but it really works to help set the tone for the rest of the day. This has helped me through some very tough times, just knowing that no matter what was ahead in my day, remembering that 'this is the day which the Lord has made' helped me to follow through on the rest of the verse: Therefore I will rejoice and be glad in it. I reminded myself that because God was in charge of my day, I knew whatever happened would work out in the end according to His plan for my life. I learned to relinquish control and allow God to be in the driver's seat.

Have a blessed day my friends!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Forgiven and Blessed

Our Heavenly Father gave His only Son so that we might be saved not Condemned as we see in John 3:17 'For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.' Thank you for the sacrifice You made so that I could be Forgiven!

My Friend we are Forgiven and cleansed from all unrighteousness as we see in 1 John 1:9 'If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness'

How Blessed we are to be Children of God!
Romans 4:7-8 'Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered; blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not count his sin'

Psalm 32:1-2 'Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man against whom the LORD counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit.'

PRAISE HIS HOLY NAME! Thank you for the sacrifice You made so that I could be Forgiven!