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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Friday, August 19, 2016

Growth through Adversity

Perhaps the most valuable way we profit from adversity is in the deepening of our relationship with God. 

Through adversity we learn to bow before His sovereignty, to trust His wisdom, and to experience the consolations of His love, until we come to the place where we can say with Job, "I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees You." Job 42:5 We begin to pass from knowing about God - head knowledge, to knowing God Himself in a personal and intimate way - heart knowledge.

In Philippians 3:10 we see an expression of the deepest heart cry - the desire to know Christ in an ever-increasing intimate, personal way. Philippians 3:10 "I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death,"

Repeatedly in the Bible, we see men and women of God drawn into a deeper relationship with God through adversity. You and I obviously do not seek out adversity just so we can develop a deeper relationship with God, rather God, through adversity seeks us out. It is God who draws us more and more into a deeper relationship with Him. 

It is no question that Adversity is difficult, and it usually hits where we are most vulnerable. But the one thing we know is that God is in control. He knows what is best for us and He will use adversities in our lives to shape us into the image of His Son.

My friend, We need to come to a place in our lives where we surrender our lives to the will of God.

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