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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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Forgive me Lord

Being a Christian doesn't mean that we don't sin anymore; we still have our sin nature.

In 1 John 1:8-9 it says 'If we claim we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves and not living in the truth. But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.'

We need to be totally honest here and admit that we still sin. God will not condemn you for sinning, he wants us to admit it, He wants us to be honest with Him and say 'Lord Jesus, I have sinned please forgive me, I turn away from my sin and need your strength to help me not do it again'. He knows and understands that we have a sin nature, you are not going to surprise God, as John says 'If we claim we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves.' We will sin, but the question is - How do we handle the sin in our lives?

To 'confess our sins' means to agree with God that an act or thought was wrong, to acknowledge this to God, to seek forgiveness, and to make a commitment to not let it happen again. When we confess our sin, it means to turn from that sin; it means that we think the same about sin as God does, He hates sin. When we confess our sin, we restore our relationship with our Heavenly Father.

Is there a sin that is in your life that you have not dealt with? You know it is wrong, but have not come to the point where you admit it to God and ask for His forgiveness. Do it today my friend - He is waiting to hear you say the words - He is waiting to restore fellowship with you.

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