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, June 29, 2016

Be Empowered

We do not study the Bible just to get to know the Bible, we study the Bible that we might get to know God better - 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. 
 
The Word reveals God's mind, so we should learn it; God's heart, so we should love it; God's will, so we should live it. Our whole being—mind, will, and heart— should be controlled by the Word of God.

Luke 4:4 ―But Jesus answered him, saying, "It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.' 

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:16-17

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Forgiveness

It’s not always easy to forgive those who have sinned against us, but Jesus commands us to forgive again and again. 

Let's look at what Jesus said to the Apostle Peter in Matthew 18:21-22. “Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, ‘Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?’ Jesus answered, ‘I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.’” 

Sometimes it seems really hard to forgive, but think about how God has forgiven you and use Him as your example. C.S. Lewis said ~ To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you. ~ We are to forgive men their trespasses on the same condition that God forgives us ours. Our mercy must be just as unlimited as that of God. 

For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, and abundant in lovingkindness to all who call upon You. ~ Psalm 86:5. Thank you Lord for your Forgiveness and for your Lovingkindness! Praise your Holy Name!

We need to forgive those around us just as God forgives us! 

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Trusting the Lord in life

Thank you Jesus for providing for our needs.  
 
Matthew 6:25-26 Therefore, I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on.  Is not life more than food the body more than clothing?  Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not of more value than they? 

When you look to the birds and see how they are dependent upon God's daily provision, because they cannot grow or prepare food for themselves, but God makes sure that the natural order of his creation supplies food for them, how much more will he care and provide for His children who trust in Him. Jesus was teaching total dependence upon God as opposed to humanity's self-sufficiency. All that we have ultimately comes from God's hand. Whether we have much or little, we must remember that God provides for our needs. Trust in the Lord for every aspect of your life.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

God comforts us

Lord there are so many hurting in this world! Yes, they put a brave face on and smile as if there is nothing wrong, but on the inside they are hurting! Lord, give me your eyes so that I can see those who are hurting and those that need comfort! 

My friend, you don't have to put a brave face on 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.

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.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Lord I need You

Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you - 1 Peter 4:12. You see, scripture is telling us that we will go through trials; the question is my friend, how will we go through them—as victims or victors.


James 1:2-4 “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of our faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.”

These are such comforting words. Remember, James was writing to Persecuted Christian Jews. They were not living the easy life. Saul of Tarsus was going house to house pulling Christians from their homes and throwing them in prison. They were having several problems in their personal lives and in their church fellowship. James compassionately identifies with them and says ‟my brethren‟. Meaning my brothers and sisters in Christ, he knows what they are going through; he too is going through various trials and persecution.

Then he exhorts them, knowing that at this time they are going through these trials, he says count it all joy. This is a remarkable command—we are to choose to be joyful in situations where joy would naturally be our last response. Does this mean that we are to laugh through our trials? Absolutely not! Some trials can be like a little pebble in our shoe that pricks us and irritates us each time we walk, others can be gut wrenching, life changing experiences. 

James is encouraging us to have pure joy in the very face of trials. He is not asking us to pretend to be happy. My friend, rejoicing goes beyond happiness it is an inner peace that only God can give us. Happiness centers on earthly circumstances and how well things are going here. Joy centers on God and his presence in our experience. It is possessing a spirit of joy, an attitude of joy and perseverance as we face the trials in our life. This joyful attitude comes from knowing as we see in James 1:3 that God is allowing this trial in our life for a reason and purpose. That you can see the trial through His eyes and know that He will see you through it and that there is a greater purpose beyond ourselves that we are going to embrace. Trust God as you face the trials in your life and find a peace within your soul.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Count your Blessings

God has never stopped being good, we've just stop being grateful. May we Praise the Lord for All the Blessings in our lives!
 
Philippians 4:19 And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

God sees the bigger picture

God is as close as our most secret thoughts. Have you ever thought about that, That is close!   It says in Psalm 44:21 'Would not God find this out? For He knows the secrets of the heart.'   We also see in Psalm 139 how God knows every detail of our lives.
 
My friend, as a Christian, you are never alone in life. Sometimes we only see life as a snapshot, but God sees the bigger picture.  Trust God to lead you according to His will.