30 Day Bible Study

30 Day Patience Bible Study: Jesus

Today’s post focuses on the 30 day Bible study on patience that I created for the month of September. It’s never too late to to join in on the study! You can download the calendar and information sheet below.

September 2016 Bible Study Calendar

30 Day Patience Bible Study Info

Each Monday on the calendar includes the study of specific people in the Bible who demonstrated patience. On Tuesdays (like today!) we will be discussing the study on the blog.


Yesterday’s reading was Mark 15 and Mark 16 and focused on the trial, crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

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I have to admit, this has been the toughest post in the Bible study series for me to write.

How do I sum up the patience, sacrifice, and trust that Jesus displayed in his life? It’s impossible to cover the meaning and impact of Jesus’ life and death in a blog post, so I’m going to keep it simple.

If you read yesterday’s reading and any of the New Testament, you know that Jesus lived his life absolutely knowing that he was going to be crucified. He spent around 33 years being divinely patient in God’s perfect plan.

On the day he was crucified, he was patient and even loving towards the people killing him. Jesus endured unthinkable torture as he was mocked, spit on, forced to wear a crown of thorns, and spent hours nailed to a cross.

The good news in Jesus’ story is that his suffering wasn’t in vain. He died a selfless death so our sins could be forgiven and we could spend eternity with him if we obey him.


I have included a printable below that incorporates questions about Jesus’ story for personal reflection on the study.

30 Day Patience Bible Study – Jesus

If you’ve been following along with the study, I hope you’ve enjoyed it! If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them in the comments or send me an email at alliezottola (at) gmail (dot) com.

30 Day Patience Bible Study: Noah

In the Ark 7 days before it began to rain.
Rain began the 17th day of his 600th year.
Waters prevailed 150 days.
Ark rested 17th day of the 7th month.
In the Ark 1 year and 17 days; 5 months floating and 7 months on Mount Ararat.

I think it’s safe to say Noah was a patient man.

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Today’s post focuses on the 30 day Bible study on patience that I created for the month of September. If you want to join in, you can download the calendar and information sheet below.

September 2016 Bible Study Calendar

30 Day Patience Bible Study Info

Each Monday on the calendar includes the study of specific people in the Bible who demonstrated patience. On Tuesdays (like today!) we will be discussing the study on the blog.


Yesterday’s reading was Genesis 6:5-22; Genesis 7; Genesis 8, and focused on the story of Noah.

Just like Elizabeth and Zechariah, Noah was righteous and blameless. He found favor in the eyes of God. In the time of Noah, God saw how corrupt the earth was, so he decided to destroy it and the people on it except for Noah and his family.

God gave Noah the huge job of building an ark for his family as well as seven pairs of every kind of animal. Genesis 6:22 says Noah did everything just as God commanded him. I just love that verse.

I won’t write out the whole story of Noah, as I’m sure many are familiar with it or can go ahead and read it. What I’d like to discuss is Noah’s patience and faith.

Hebrews 11:1 tells us that faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. In verse 7 of Hebrews 11, it says that “By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that is in keeping with faith.”

What’s amazing to me about Noah’s story is that he did something so absurd when he didn’t know what would really happen. It took patience to build the ark, and I’m sure Noah was ridiculed for what he was doing. It took patience and immense faith to get in the ark 7 days before it rained. It took patience to spend over a year on the ark, just waiting on God.

I don’t know if you’ve ever been on a cruise ship, but they’re pretty neat. It’s been said that the ark was comparable in size to a modern day cruise ship. I’ve been on two week-long cruises and while they have been nothing short of blissful, by the end of the week, I was ready to get off those boats.

I can’t imagine how Noah and his family felt after spending such a long time in the ark, especially under the circumstances.

Noah’s story inspires me to have patience and faith in the storms of life. If he could wait on God in such an intense situation, I can wait on God in the storms of my life.


I have included a printable below that incorporates questions about Noah’s story as well as your own for personal reflection on the study.

30 Day Patience Bible Study – Personal Reflection on Noah

If you’re following along with the study, I hope you’re enjoying it! Next week we will be studying Sarah. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them in the comments or send me an email at alliezottola (at) gmail (dot) com.