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, September 23, 2016

Be kind to one another

Be kind to one another and show God's love. John 15:12 'This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you'  

The Lord is my Shield

The LORD is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him. ~ Psalm 28:7
 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Peace be with you

And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. 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 3:15-17  

Monday, September 19, 2016

Book of Remembrance

My friend, God is not out in the distance watching from afar, if you are a Christian, He lives in your heart! He knows your name, your every thought, he knows how many hairs are on your head, and did you know that He even knows how often you speak His name! 

Malachi 3:16 'Then those who feared the Lord spoke to one another, and the Lord listened and heard them; so a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who feared the Lord and who meditate on His name.' NKJV

Think about that! Every time you talk about Christ it is written in the Book of Remembrance! How awesome is that! How many times is your name written in the Book of Remembrance?

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Trust God through life

Make me to know your ways, O LORD; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long. ~ Psalm 25:4-5 
 My dear friends, as you go through life's journey Trust in the Lord to direct your path (Proverbs 3:5-6), as He will work everything out according to His will for your life (Romans 8:28); Remember Who God is and place your Trust in Him!  Psalm 46:10 tells us 'Be still, and know that I am God' 


Friday, September 16, 2016

Tomorrow is Not Guaranteed

Sometimes we find ourselves saying, oh I'll take care of that tomorrow; Then tomorrow comes and again we put things off yet another day. 

The problem with this thinking is that we are never guaranteed tomorrow. Proverbs 27:1 'Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.' I am reminded of the Roman Procurator of Judea; Felix who presided at Paul's Trial in Caesarea as we see in Acts 24:25 where the Apostle Paul is sharing with him about righteousness, self-control, and the judgment to come. Felix, under conviction due to his lifestyle says to the Apostle Paul 'That's enough for now! You may leave!' And then he says 'When I find it convenient, I will send for you.'

Oh my friend time is short, don't be too busy for God! Don't be like Felix saying 'When I find it convenient'. If God is speaking to you about a certain matter, listen and obey His word. Don't put it off until tomorrow what God wants you to do today. Remember, God is with you and will equip you for what he asks you to do.

If you have not asked Jesus Christ to be your personal savior, don't put it off any longer as time is running out! Ask Jesus Christ to be your personal savior now! If you wait, it may be too late! 

To accept Christ:
"If you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved." Romans 10:9

Here is a sample prayer:
"Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and I need Your forgiveness. I believe that You died for my sins. I now invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as my personal Lord and Savior. In Jesus' name. Amen." ~

John 14:6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

God is with you

My friend, we are not alone through life. God is always there no matter what the circumstances are from the happy times to the gut wrenching times. Christ said he would never leave us...as we see in Hebrews 13:5 "For He Himself has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you." 
 
It is so reassuring to know that God Himself said He would never leave you nor forsake you, but when you look at the Greek text, the meaning becomes even stronger.

I love how Kenneth Wuest breaks the Greek text down here. He says "The word 'leave' is preceded by two negatives in the Greek text which serves to strengthen the negation. It is "I will not, I will not cease to sustain and uphold thee." The word "forsake" is a compound of three Greek words, egkataleipo, eg meaning "in," kata meaning "down," and Leipo meaning "to leave." Leipo has the idea of forsaking one, kata suggests rejection, defeat, helplessness, and eg refers to some place or circumstance in which a person may find himself helpless, forsaken. The meaning of the word is that of forsaking someone in a state of defeat or helplessness in the midst of hostile circumstances. The word in its totality means "to abandon, desert, leave in straits, leave helpless, leave destitute, leave in the lurch, let one down." There are three negatives before this word, making the promise one of triple assurance. It is, "I will not, I will not, I will not let thee down, leave thee in the lurch, leave thee destitute, leave thee in straits and helpless, abandon thee." All of which means that our God will come to our rescue when we find ourselves in difficult circumstances.—Wuest's Word Studies

God will always be with you as He Himself has promised! Remember Him in the good times as well as the bad times. Praise Him and Thank Him for all He has done for you - Past, Present, and Future! Live your life for Jesus every second of the day; Don't waste a single moment!