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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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

I Surrender Lord

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.

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. 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 “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.”

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Christ our Comforter

Sometimes life can be hard and things seem to go against us, but remember, God has a plan and purpose for our lives and is working for us not against us.

Nowhere in scripture does it say when you become a Christian your troubles will all go away. In fact the Apostle Peter said 'Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.' ~ 1 Peter 4:12 and then James tells us to 'count it all joy when you fall into various trials' ~ James 1:2 Notice it says WHEN not IF you fall into various trials.

The question is my friend, how do you handle the trials in your life? James tells us to count it all joy, so how do we do this? First we need to see the difference between joy and happiness; Happiness centers on earthly circumstances and how well things are going here. Joy centers on God and his presence in our experience. It is possessing a spirit of joy, an attitude of joy and perseverance as we face the trials in our life. This joyful attitude comes from knowing as we see in James 1:3 that God is allowing this trial in our life for a reason and purpose. That you can see the trial through His eyes and know that He will see you through it and that there is a greater purpose beyond ourselves that we are going to embrace. 

Remember my friend, as Christians, people are constantly watching us to see how we react to life's circumstances; do we really live what we say. Live each day for the Lord. Be a living example to those around you so that they may be drawn to God.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Faithful Servant

Is there something God is asking you to do? Isaiah 6:8 And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.”

We read of Ananias in Acts 9:10-17. You don’t hear very many sermons about Ananias and he doesn’t receive a lot of credit or accolades but God used him to fulfill His plan and purpose in Saul of Tarsus’ life. God instructs Ananias to go to Saul of Tarsus and place his hands on Saul’s eyes to heal him. Ananias was naturally fearful as he knew Saul’s reputation of killing Christians. In verse fifteen we see the Lord’s response: “But the Lord said to him, "Go, for he is a chosen vessel of Mine to bear My name before Gentiles, kings, and the children of Israel. For I will show him how many things he must suffer for My name's sake." Notice that the Lord said “He is a chosen vessel of Mine”. We see here the sovereignty of God working in the life of Saul. God had a plan for Saul who later becomes Paul and He used Ananias to fulfill His plan. Ananias walked close to the Lord and knew His saviors voice. Scripture says The Lord called out to Ananias, and Ananias said “Here I am Lord”. Has the Lord been asking you to do something? Will you say "Here I am Lord" as Ananias did?

Sunday, April 20, 2014

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!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Blessed Resurrection Day

Thank you Heavenly Father for your sacrificial love, that you gave your only Son to die on the cross for our sins so that we can spend eternity with you. ~

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Jesus, being the perfect fulfillment of the Law of God and the once-for-all sacrifice for sin had now been completed. Many of the prophecies were now fulfilled, God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God ~ Romans 5:8-9

My friend, Christ died on the cross and paid the price for our sins so that we may live with Him throughout Eternity! Don't wait until you are facing death to make your choice because it may be too late. Accept Christ into your heart today because you never know what tomorrow holds.

"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."

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Christ is Alive

As believers, we have a 'living hope' because we serve a living Savior! He is Alive He is not Dead - Christ has Risen!!!

1 Peter 1:3 ―Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

The Apostle Paul’s Summary of the Easter Story: 1 Corinthians 15:3-8 'For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles. Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me.'

Eye witnesses have proven the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Jesus said to Thomas in John 20:29, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

Remember each day what our Savior did for us and Live every moment of every day for Christ making every moment count for eternity. He is Risen, He is Risen Indeed!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Christ paid my debt

Thank you Jesus for the sacrifice you paid on my behalf. ~ Down the Via Dolorosa called the way of suffering, Like a lamb came the Messiah, Christ the King, But He chose to walk that road out of His love for you and me; Down the Via Dolorosa, all the way to Calvary.

Because of His great love for us, Jesus laid down His life (John 15:13), paying the penalty that we had earned, but could not pay. Romans 5:8, “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” First Peter 3:18 tells us, “For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit.” God sacrificed Himself on our behalf, paying the infinite and eternal penalty only He could pay (2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 John 2:2). I pray my life would bring honor and glory to you Lord! Thank you for the sacrifice you made and for saving my soul!