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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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Christ lives in me

For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. Philippians 1:21

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Daily Renewing Our Mind

As Christians, our lives should be different than those in the world!

Romans 12:2 tells us 'Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.'

The believer is to live a transformed life; that is, he is to walk day by day renewing his mind more and more. Don't fill your mind with the garbage of this world, allow the Holy Spirit to focus your mind more and more upon God and spiritual things. As Christians, we are not only to love the Lord with all our heart, but with our mind! Choose to live a transformed life!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Walking with the Lord

God loves us so much; He wants to be the center of our lives.

He wants us to put our full faith and trust in him as we walk in this world so that everything we do brings glory to him. Colossians 3:17 'And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him'.

My friend, we are here for a short time and as we journey through this life we are to walk a godly walk. We should be of one mind living in unity with compassion, tenderheartedness, and humble-minded as it says in 1 Peter 3:8. We need to Trust in the LORD with all our heart and do not lean on our own understanding but In all our ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct our paths. ~ Proverbs 3:5-6 God directs our paths, carries us through the trials of our lives giving us the help and support we need, and has given us the abilities we need to do the tasks He sets before us. Walk daily with the Lord, giving Him the honor and glory for everything in our lives.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Jehovah Jireh our Provider

Boaz's treatment of Ruth is a striking picture of the concern and care of Christ for us.

Ruth 2:8-9 "Then Boaz said to Ruth, "You will listen, my daughter, will you not? Do not go to glean in another field, nor go from here, but stay close by my young women. Let your eyes be on the field which they reap, and go after them. Have I not commanded the young men not to touch you? And when you are thirsty, go to the vessels and drink from what the young men have drawn."

Boaz spotted Ruth working in his fields and immediately sought her out to help her by inviting her to glean in his fields and in his alone. So the Lord sees us and knows exactly where we are and what our needs are. Nothing is hid from God. But this was not all that Boaz did for Ruth: he also promised to protect and provide for her (2:9). He informed her that he had instructed his men not to touch her and that she could drink water from the very jars provided for his workers. Remember Ruth was a Moabite, an enemy to the Jews, so people could have been very cruel to her. Just as Boaz promised to protect and provide for Ruth, so the Lord protects and provides for us. Thank you Lord Jesus for keeping me safe and for always meeting my needs according to your will and purpose for my life! May you rest my friend, knowing that our Lord, Jehovah Jireh will provide all your needs, He is our Strongtower, our Protector!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Trusting God through life

What would you do if you were told to bow down to a false god or be burned to death?

Three young Hebrew boys in the book of Daniel; Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego are true examples for us all as they faced this very question and came through it victoriously! King Nebuchadnezzar stated to the boys 'if you will not worship, you will immediately be cast into the midst of a furnace of blazing fire; and what god is there who can deliver you out of my hands?'. Daniel 3:16-18 states there answer ... They let him know that Their God will save them! But take a good look at verse 18 it says: 'But even if He does not, let it be known to you , O king, that we are not going to serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up'! EVEN IF HE DOES NOT! Five amazing words! Their faith was not dependent on deliverance, but on the knowledge that God would care for them beyond the furnace. These three boys did not trust God to get their way, they trusted Him for a way through, and beyond any trial! They trusted in the fact that God was with them and trusted Him for the outcome! ~ Lloyd John Ogilvie

What are you facing today? Will you trust God for the outcome no matter what it is?

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Don't waste your life

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.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Blessings to you

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. ~ 2 Corinthians 13:14