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 29, 2017

I am Saved

The Apostle Peter encourages us in our faith to be secure in our salvation knowing that He is there always to take care of us. 

Let's look at 1 Peter 1:2 elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace be multiplied. (NKJV) What an expressive verse! All three members of the Trinity are mentioned here, and all three members of the Trinity work to bring about our salvation.

The Father chose us before we chose him. (Ephesians 1:4) “just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love” 

Jesus Christ, the Son, died for us while we were still sinners (Romans 5:6-10)

The Holy Spirit brings us the benefits of salvation and sets us apart (makes us holy, sanctifies us) for God’s service. (2 Thessalonians 2:13) “But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God from the beginning chose you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth,” 

What an awesome God we have! Peter is encouraging us to stand firm, that our salvation and security rest in the free and merciful choice of almighty God; no trials or persecutions can take away the eternal life He gives to those who believe in Him. 

No matter how great the hardship, God will meet the need of the dear believer, the one whom He has elected to be His own.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Daily Commune with God

The key for believers to know and have a habitual, conscious communion with God is Faith; a living active faith, a faith that knows and follows God, communes and fellowships with God. It is utterly impossible to please God without faith. 

Hebrews 11:6 “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” My friend, Without a saving faith, a person stands alone to face the trials and tribulations of this world, but as believers, God is always there with us giving us strength and comfort to handle any circumstance that crosses our path.

Notice the second part of that verse says the person who comes to God must believe two things: He must believe in God – that God is – that God exists. The words “must believe” mean absolutely necessary and essential. He must believe that God rewards those who diligently seek Him. Note the word diligently, it means to seek out God; to diligently seek to find Him and to follow Him. God rewards those who diligently seek to know and follow Him. 

Let us daily commune with God.

Monday, September 25, 2017

God is with you

Autumn has arrived and Summer is gone - the weather is changing, the trees are losing their leaves and the sun is going down a little earlier each day. My friend, a new season in our lives has begun.
As we face each new day, Be kind to one another and show God's love as we don't know what another person is going through. John 15:12 'This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you'
If you are struggling and going through a tough time, know that you are not alone. It is through Christ that we can endure, it is through Christ that we get our strength. My friend as it says in Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength."
The seasons may change, but our Lord never does. He cares for you and is with you always through the good times and the bad - through every season of life.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Daily living in God's Presence

I couldn’t help but think about the song “I Surrender All” and how this is the very key to us having a deep personal relationship with God. The song says: All to Jesus, I surrender All to Him I freely give; I will ever love and trust Him, In His presence daily live.
Notice how the song starts off: “All to Jesus I surrender, all to Him I freely give.” We are to surrender everything to God, our possessions, our loved ones, and everything that consumes our life. We are to make sure that the “things” in our lives don’t replace God and that God is Lord of our life.
Then notice the song continues: “I will ever love and trust Him, in His presence daily live.” Daily living in God’s presence! God wants an intimate relationship with us. He wants us to feel His presence in our lives. In order to have an intimate relationship with someone you have to get to know them personally. I am not talking about an acquaintance where you only know the shallow side of a person. I am talking about an intimate relationship, like one you would have with your husband or wife, where you tear down all the barriers in your life. There are no secrets. All the cards are out there on the table. If you have secrets from each other, or you have a part of you that you do not share, it builds barriers between you.
So when we talk about pursuing an intimate relationship with God, we are talking about tearing down all the barriers in our lives, having no secrets, fully surrendered to Him. He knows our hearts and so even though we think we are hiding something, we aren’t. He knows everything. And when we are not close to Him, he grieves. He wants to have that place in our hearts and in our lives where we enjoy His presence. When you are living a godly life pursuing a deep personal relationship with God you will feel His presence, you will experience His love wrapped around you like you have never felt before.
Psalms 86:11-12 (NKJV) “Teach me Your way, O Lord; I will walk in Your truth; Unite my heart to fear Your name. I will praise You, O Lord my God, with all my heart, And I will glorify Your name forevermore.”

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Come Lord Jesus

Peter is exhorting us, in these end times, to be serious and watchful in our prayers: 1 Peter 4:7 
When we are serious we keep our self desires under control and keep our focus on God, living according to God's will and not our own. As the time draws nearer for Christ's return, not only are we to be serious, but we are to be watchful in our prayers. The word watch carries with it the idea of alertness. This admonition had special meaning to Peter because he went to sleep when he should have been “watching unto prayer” as we see in Mark 14:37-40 ~ Then He came and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, "Simon, are you sleeping? Could you not watch one hour? Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak." Again He went away and prayed, and spoke the same words. And when He returned, He found them asleep again, for their eyes were heavy; and they did not know what to answer Him.
My friend, when the Lord returns, will He find us sleeping or watching for His return? Take the Apostle Peter's exhortation to heart and be serious and watchful in prayer for these are the End Times! Let your life be glorifying to God and not man!

Monday, August 7, 2017

Live for Christ

Lord, help me to live for you, for you died for me! 
2 Corinthians 5:15 'He died for all, so that they who live might no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf' This verse says it all! Do Not live for yourselves, Live for Christ with every breath you take!

Love the Lord your God with ALL your heart, mind, and soul! ~ Matthew 22:37

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Faithfully Committed to the Lord

Although we may not understand everything happening around us, we must trust in God's protection and retain our integrity by doing what we know is right.
Esther, who risked her life appearing before the king, became a hero. Mordecai, who was effectively condemned to death, rose to become the second highest ranking official in the nation. No matter how hopeless our condition, or how much we would like to give up, we need not despair. God is in control of our world.
Be Committed! Live a life that is Faithful to the Lord.
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