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, February 18, 2014

Life pleasing to Christ

May my life glorify you Lord. The more we live to glorify God, the more we will refrain from sin. Peter tells us in 1 Peter 4:2 why God breaks the power of the sinful nature at the moment the Christian is saved.

Let's look at verse two: "that he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh for the lusts of men, but for the will of God."

The word "lust" in Greek speaks of any strong craving, here an evil craving. It is in order that we should no longer live the rest of our earthly life in the sphere of the cravings (lusts) of men, but live in the sphere of the will of God.

Peter urged the believers to no longer live as they had in the past because they had already spent enough time doing so. Let's look at verse three: 1 Peter 4:3 "For we have spent enough of our past lifetime in doing the will of the pagans -- when we walked in lewdness, lusts, drunkenness, revelries, drinking parties, and abominable idolatries.

In a sense, Peter was saying, "You spent more than enough time in sin. Your old way of life must be set aside now, let's move on." These believers had new lives in Christ, so they were to spend the rest of their earthly lives putting aside their sinful human desires and following God's will (4:2).

Let us live every day to the glory of God!

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