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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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Our Heart's Desire

As we grow in our Christian walk, our desire to live as unto the Lord and turn from our sin nature becomes stronger and stronger. We see in scripture David's heart's desire in this prayer:

Psalm 139:23-24 'Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me and know my anxious thoughts; and see if there be any hurtful way in me, and lead me in the everlasting way.'

David knew that God could see through all disguises. He desired to discover the wrong in his life in order that the Lord would help correct anything that was wrong in his conduct. He asked the Lord to not only search his heart, but his thoughts too.

C.H. Spurgeon said 'The heart and its thoughts must be made right, before the actions of the life can be set right.'

David was a man of courage. When he slew a lion in the way, when he successfully encountered a bear, when he went out to meet the giant Goliath, he gave undoubted proofs of courage; but never did he display such courage as when he determined to look into his own heart.

My friend, Let us pray as David did, and let us have courage to look at our heart and thoughts knowing we cannot hide our sin from God. As God reveals the areas in our lives that we need to clean up, we will be on the right path of repentance and living our lives as unto the Lord.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Our Source of Strength

Strength Renewed in Christ: But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. ~ Isaiah 40:31.

The word wait does not mean sitting around doing nothing; Rather it means to hope in the Lord, praying and trusting the Lord to meet our need. The word renew means to exchange. The believer who truly places his hope in the Lord will renew his strength, exchange his weaknesses for the Lord’s strength. The Lord will build up the believer, empower his spirit to soar above the trials and temptations that afflict him, to soar just like an eagle above the earth. Call upon the Lord, He is our complete source of strength--physical, inner and spiritual.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Trusting God

Trusting God for each new day! Scripture tells us: So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. ~ Matthew 6:34

My friend give each day to the Lord! As Matthew tells, Don't be preoccupied with tomorrow and it's affairs as each day has enough trouble of its own. Leave tomorrow and it's needs in God's hands. Live for today and what God wants to do through you. God is sufficient to meet each new day's needs.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Light of the world

Christ is the Light of the World and as Christians we are to live our lives so that Christ's light shines through us.

Just like this Candle, the flame of Christ burns brightly within us and we too can unselfishly give of ourselves to others, quietly without a lot of fanfare, without any expectation of a thank-you in return, simply giving of ourselves unconditionally so that Christ will be glorified. John 3:30 'He must increase, but I must decrease.'

My friend, allow Christ's flame to burn within you and brighten someone else's day.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Focus on God

Hebrews 12:2 talks about Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith ... 'looking' is in the Present Active Participle – it means we are to continually look unto Jesus.

This is not a one-time act; it is to be a continual action. We are to continually fix our eyes in a steady intent look with eagerness and studious attention upon God. The more we practice focusing on God and looking to God, the more it will become second nature to us. Tozer talked about a faith so rich and strong that our minds simply wander to thoughts of God whenever they wander.

My friend, Our Christian walk is not passive, we should be continually growing in our relationship with God. Salvation is not the end; it is the beginning to our pursuit of God. Continually look unto Jesus!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Thirst for God

Do you find yourself thirsting for God's Word where you just can't wait to be able to sit down and delve into His word to see what He wants to teach you?

The enjoyment and communion with God was an urgent need to the Psalmist soul in Psalm 42:1 'As the deer pants for the water brooks, so pants my soul for You, O God.' Thirst is a perpetual appetite just as the longing for a deep personal relationship with God is. Don't quench your thirst, seek communion with God to fill your soul so that His light will shine through you.

A.W. Tozer said 'I want to be one of those rare Christians whose very presence incites others to also be better Christians.'

Friday, October 10, 2014

Rejoice and be Thankful

My friend, What is driving your life? Is it the temporal things of this world or eternity?

Colossians 3:2 'Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth'. The Lord has given each of us twenty-four hours in a day, no more no less. How we spend the time in that day is up to us. One thing to think about is if at the end of the day you cannot see one thing that was done for Christ, that day is a wasted day. Face each new day seeking God's will for your life! Don't leave God out of your plans!

Today is the most important day of your life, don't waste it - live it for Christ. Rejoice and be thankful for the day Christ has given you.