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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Sunday, October 4, 2015

Strength through Trials

Christians we will be persecuted, we will encounter problems and trials as we see in James 1:2 it says When not If you encounter various trials; however, we can find comfort knowing we have a Savior that understands and is there with us every step of the way.

There are big gut-wrenching trials and then there are small trials, some will concern people, sickness, finances, criticism and so on, but he most particularly has in mind the trials of being persecuted, the trials that come as a consequence of one's faith in Christ.

The Apostle Paul knew the overwhelming powers of trials, listen to what he said in 2 Corinthians 1:8 - "For we do not want you to be unaware, brothers, of the affliction we experienced in Asia. For we were so utterly burdened beyond our strength that we despaired of life itself." Paul experienced burden beyond his strength and he thought he was going to die, yet listen to verse 9: "Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death. But that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead." Wow! We too my friend can have this strength through the trials that we go through. It is not our strength but through Christ (Philippians 4:13). Then listen to 2 Corinthians 1:10: "He delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will deliver us again."

My friend, when trials come, let us draw from and be encouraged by Paul's words; learn not to rely on ourselves but on Our Savior who is with us 24/7, Who promises to never leave us nor forsake us (Hebrews 13:5).
Remember this: 1Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.

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