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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Monday, May 7, 2018

Having a Good Conscience

In 1 Peter 3:16-17 Peter gives us the third and final instruction for us to follow if we are to experience the best in the worst of times which was to maintain a Good Conscience. 
Let's look at this scripture: "having a good conscience, that when they defame you as evildoers, those who revile your good conduct in Christ may be ashamed. For it is better, if it is the will of God, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil." 
In order to give an effective witness, Peter said they needed a "good conscience" - The conscience is that internal judge that either approves our actions or not. I like how Dr Warren Wiersbe described it; He said: "Conscience may be compared to a window that lets in the light of God's truth. If we persist in disobeying, the window gets dirtier and dirtier, until the light cannot enter."—Bible Exposition Commentary
Conscience depends on knowledge - the "light" coming through the window. As a believer studies the Word of God, he better understands the will of God, and his conscience becomes more sensitive to right and wrong. If we do not grow in spiritual knowledge and obedience, we have a weak conscience. A good conscience also gives us peace in our hearts. A good conscience removes from us the fear of what other people may know about us; say against us, or do to us.
Will continue our study on this instruction in our next post, until then, have a blessed day.

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