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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.

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Life Changing Choices

We all have choices to make in life no matter who we are. I would like to share with you the story of a woman whose life choices changed her life forever.
Within Three days, Joshua and the Israelites were to cross the Jordan River and begin their military conquest of the Promised Land. Joshua had sent two spies ahead of them to evaluate the situation. There they met a women named Rahab where they ended up taking refuge. Rahab was a prostitute, but we see in scripture that she made a courageous decision to turn away from the evil and corruption of the Canaanites, to turn away from prostitution. She made a courageous decision to turn to God and become identified with the people of God. The king heard the spies were in the city and sent his guards to find them. Rahab’s faith gave her the courage to hide the spies and lie to the king’s guard. She knew her position was dangerous – she was committing treason by hiding and helping the spies; she could have been killed if she was caught. She put her faith into action and her actions from that day showed a changed life.

You know, no matter what we have done in our past, remember that Rahab rose above her situation through her trust in God and we can do the same. Rahab heard of God’s miraculous care for his people, was convinced of the supremacy of Jehovah, and so believed.

James 2:17 “In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.” We cannot earn our salvation by serving and obeying God. But such actions show that our commitment to God is real. Deeds of loving service are not a substitute for, but rather a verification of our faith in Christ.
We all have choices to make and we all have room for improvement...it is never too late to start living for Christ every moment of every day.
View our Bible study for more info on Rahab's story: http://empoweredbiblestudy.sermon.tv/Life_Choices/2237718

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