These studies do not tell you what the Bible says. The scriptures given direct you to specific topics. The questions are intended to help you focus on the study. No answers are given. You have to read and search the scriptures for the answers. We encourage you to use Bible helps such as concordances and commentaries. However, scholars and theologians often disagree on interpretation and application. The best study help comes from God. Pray. Allow yourself to be honest with your reactions, but don't jump to conclusions. It takes time to read and meditate on all the Bible says on various topics. Feel free to ask questions in your prayers. You will be amazed to discover that God does answer the sincere seeker. You will also be surprised that the Bible may not say what you might think it does on many subjects. Keep a notebook. A loose leaf one would make it possible to add thoughts and additional information as you learn more about different subjects. Welcome to an exciting search.  

Bible Study Guide:

Patient Continuance

By Scarlett Stough


To prepare for this Bible study, please read the women in Christ commentary, Patient in Tribulation.

1. John 16:33. How do you think Jesus' statement "be of good cheer; I have overcome the world" is meant to apply to your troubles?

2. Romans 12:12. After reading the definitions of the words, "patient," "tribulation," and "overcome" in the note at the end of the commentary "Patient in Tribulation," what steps can we take to practice Jesus' teaching about how we are to handle our responses to our troubles?

3. 1 John 5:4-5; John 3:3-8. What difference does being "born again" make to how successful we can be in practicing patience?

4. Revelation 12:10-11. What does "overcoming by the blood of the Lamb" mean to you?

5. Roman 12:21. Reading the verses surrounding this admonition to "overcome evil with good," what are some ways we can do this in our everyday lives?

6. Matthew 24:13 KJV. What did Jesus say we must do to be saved besides believing in him as the Son of God? How does this action relate to being "patient in tribulation?"

7. Roman 2:1-16 KJV. What does "patient continuance" have to do with justification and judgment? What is our responsibility before God as we practice "patience?"

8. 2 Peter 1:3-11.What role does developing "patience" have in our being able to enter "the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ."

9. Revelation chapters 2 and 3. What does Jesus promise those who "overcome?"

10. Romans 8:16-28. How does God's promised reward compare to the troubles we suffer in this life?

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