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.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Come Lord Jesus

As Christians, we live in exciting times! In this sin-filled world full of suffering and sorrow, we live our lives in anticipation of Christ's return! We find ourselves asking as the disciples did in Matthew 24:3 "Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?"

Christ didn't answer "don't worry about it, you will know when I come". No He actually gave the second longest message recorded in Scripture which we find in Matthew 24-25, also known as the Olivet Discourse. So if it was that important for Christ to answer over the course of two chapters, then I believe it is important for us to study.

The longest message in scripture was the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7) which was a public sermon given to multitudes in Galilee near the beginning of Christ's earthly ministry. By contrast, the Olivet discourse was a private message to His disciples in Jerusalem near the end of his earthly ministry.

Pastor John MacArthur showed three parables in the Olivet Discourse that round out the full picture of what it means to be ready for Christ's return.
1 - Parable of Two Servants Matthew 24:45-51
2 - Parable of Ten Virgins Matthew 25:1-13
3 - Parable of the Talents Matthew 25:14-30

The Parable of the two servants teaches us to show our readiness for Christ's return with an attitude of expectantly watching for Him.

The Parable of the ten virgins urges us to prove our readiness for Christ's return by patiently waiting.

The Parable of the talents teaches us to remain ready for Him by diligently working.

My friend, we are not to be passive Christians. We are commanded to take heed, watch and pray for we do not know when Christ will return. ~ Mark 13:32-33 "But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is."

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