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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Monday, February 8, 2016

Find Comfort in the Lord

No one ever said that life was easy, because it certainly isn't.

You my be reading this thinking I am so stressed and burdened right now and I don't know what to do." Well, Jesus gives a great invitation to those of us who are worried, worn out, and beaten down, He says "Come to Me all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest" ~ Matthew 11:28.

Yes my friend, the Lord wants to give you rest from your weariness; He wants to refresh your soul, lightening your troubles so that you may rest with minds free from all sorrow. He says Come to me; (Matthew 11:28) casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you (1 Peter 5:7). Find rest my friend in the Lord.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

I am Transformed

Living a transformed life: Once we have accepted Jesus Christ into our hearts and we begin to grow in our Christian walk, we begin to separate ourselves from our old life.

We don't do all the things we did as an unbeliever and those we hung around with don't always understand the change in our spirit. In fact, it tells us in scripture that they think it strange that we do not run with them any longer. Let's look at 1 Peter 4:4-5 "In regard to these, they think it strange that you do not run with them in the same flood of dissipation, speaking evil of you. They will give an account to Him who is ready to judge the living and the dead."

Because they don't understand, we see here in scripture that they often begin to speak evil of us, they ridicule, mock, and withdraw from us because we now don't share the same goals. They don't understand why we don't do the same things we used to do before our conversion, so this is an opportunity to witness to them and explain the wonderful transformation Christ has made in your life.

Christ is my living hope! 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! I am a child of the living God ~ I am redeemed, my life has been transformed! Be a living example of God's love and allow God's light to shine through you to a world who lives in the dark.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Be still

“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” Psalm 46:10

John Gill says: "be still"; not that we should be like sticks and stones, indolent, and unconcerned at the commotions that are in the earth, and be unaffected with the judgments of God, and be wholly silent and inactive; but that we should not be fearful, nor fretful and impatient, or restless and tumultuous; but be quiet and easy, resigned to the will of God".

What a wonderful verse. Always remember, God knew us before He designed and made us. Before the foundations of the world. He knows all about you and love's you so much. He will always take care of you.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Don't Worry, Pray

Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. (Philippians 4:6).

"Don't worry"! Wow! That is a hard thing to do, isn't it? The word 'worry' in the original language meant: A divided mind. It's torn in two directions. You cannot even make a wise decision in this mode. Ever feel like that? But listen to this, God is 'commanding' us to not worry. This is a command in the original Greek Text. This command seems impossible to do. How do you not worry?

Here is how: See the word 'instead' above in verse 6? In other translations it will have 'but'. God is telling us through Paul that when worry starts to torment us, we need to; 'instead', 'PRAY'. Instead of worrying we need to pray. God never gives us a command that He will not equip us to be able to obey. You cannot worry and pray at the same time, and why is this? Because God wants you to tell Him 'everything'. I mean, everything.

The word, 'supplication', means 'needs' you have that are very important to you. We know from the Old Testament that we have a God that actually 'BENDS DOWN' towards us to hear our every word - Psalm 116:2: Because he bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath! (NLT)

So, we are to tell God everything about what is troubling us and thank Him for everything. We are to be thankful for what God has done for us in the past and for how He will take care of this tormenting problem. You have to remember this, God has allowed this problem in your life for a reason and He will work everything out for your good.

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. ~ Romans 8:28 (NIV)

If God has commanded us not to worry about anything and to instead pray about everything, then you can be assured that God has a very good reason for this command. That is why He wants you to be 'thankful'. Not only for what He has already done in your life but for what He will continue to do and that is, He will answer your prayer. He will take care of everything.


Thursday, February 4, 2016

Praise you Lord

“I will praise God's name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving.” – Psalm 69:30

When feeling grateful, glorify God by offering Him your thanks. Sing a song in your heart about the many blessings God has bestowed upon you.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Show God's Love

Christians are "taught of God to love one another" (1 Thessalonians 4:9).

God the Father taught us to love by sending His Son (1 John 4:19), and God the Son taught us to love by giving His life and by commanding us to love each other (John 13:34-35). The Holy Spirit teaches us to love one another by pouring out God's love in our hearts (Romans 5:5). The most important lesson in the school of faith is to love one another. Love enriches all that it touches. —Bible Exposition Commentary

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 'Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.'

Show God's love today and every day to those around you. And most of all Love The Lord your God with all your Heart, Mind, and Soul. God bless

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Thank you Lord

Thank you Lord for each new day!

The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. ~ Lamentations 3:22-23