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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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Experiencing Peace Through Adversity

"Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me." ~ John 14:1. 
This verse is quoted many times when someone is faced with difficulties that appear too big to overcome. In this verse, Jesus was encouraging his disciples to be at peace despite the events they were about to go through as their world was about to be turned upside down. My friend, as you face the adversities in your life, may your faith bring you comfort, knowing God is with you, carrying you through those tough times. Call out to Him, seek Him and know that He will deliver you according to His plan and purpose for your life. 
Psalm 50:15 "Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me."

Sunday, September 16, 2018

I Trust You Lord

David chose to trust God in his life as we see throughout the book of Psalms. For example let's look at Psalms 56:3-4 "Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You. In God (I will praise His word), In God I have put my trust; I will not fear. What can flesh do to me?" 

My friend, Just because we are Christians, does not mean that we are not afraid, but the key here in verse three is that David said “Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You”. David made a choice to trust God in the midst of his fear; He did not allow the fear to paralyze his mind but sought refuge in Christ.
We make choices every day, and in that day we can either choose to rely on our own abilities or we can choose to trust God and His sovereign plan in our lives.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

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.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Walk by Faith

For we walk by faith, not by sight. ~ 2 Corinthians 5:7 
This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. ~ Psalm 118:24.
Have a Great day dear friends!

Monday, September 3, 2018

Jesus I Surrender All

If Christ were to return today, would you be ready? Could you say with the Apostle Paul in 2 Timothy 4:7 'I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith'. 

Oh my friend, could you imagine standing face to face with Jesus Christ at the judgment seat and have to say I'm sorry Lord I was too busy to give you my all, I didn't have time to help that person that you placed in my pathway, I didn't have time to read my Bible, I didn't seek the opportunities that you set before me! 1 John 2:28 says "And now, little children, abide in Him, so that when He appears we may have confidence and not shrink away from Him in shame at His coming." 
If we are living godly lives doing what we know is right, turning away from those things that are not pleasing to God, then we will have more confidence in Christ's return and standing before Him at the Judgment seat; but if we are doing our own thing, living life to its fullest in selfish living, then we are not prepared and will shrink away in Shame.
Don't let the little things of life drag you down, don't let the little things of life turn you away where you miss an opportunity. Knowing that one day we will stand before Christ and will be held accountable for what we have done with the opportunities God has set before us should be our motivation to live godly lives. 
Let this be our motivation to live every moment of our day for Christ so that in the end we will hear 'Well done, good and faithful servant'

Saturday, September 1, 2018

What is your Source of Strength

When times get tough, what is your source of strength? 
Let's look at scripture and see what Paul and Silas' source of strength was: Acts 16:25 'About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them'. Here we see Paul and Silas as they were in prison in a most loathsome and uncomfortable condition; and though they might be in expectation of greater punishment, and of death itself; the midnight hour; there was not groans, or curses, or complaints, but joyous trustful songs of praise and prayer ringing through the prison. They truly honored God in the midst of their trial.
My friend, Jesus Christ is our source of strength! Let us lift our voices up to him and Trust Him for the ultimate outcome! 
At midnight I shall rise to give thanks to You Because of Your righteous ordinances. ~ Psalm 119:62

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Live each day for Christ

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. ~ Psalm 19:14
What consumes your thoughts, your time, and your life? When Christ comes, will he find you faithful to Him or dwelling on the things in your life? We only have one life and only what is done for Christ will last. Let's not waste our life, Live every moment for Christ!