Know God better through a study of His names.
Today’s culture and others’ views, even those of other Christians, can present a distorted view of God. Some suggest God exudes qualities He does not possess such as being unloving or apathetic toward His creation. In a world where we find people creating God in their own image, studying God’s names can remind us that we are created in His. In fact, one of the best ways to know God’s true character and grow closer to Him is to study His names.
In The Names of God, Melissa Spoelstra leads women on an exploration of the many names of our triune God—from El and Elohim to Yahweh and its many combinations to names such as Abba, Jesus, and Holy Spirit…and many others.
As women study the names of God, their ideas about God will become more grounded in what His names tell them, and thus more personal, allowing a greater trust in Him to share the details of their lives. Whether having walked with God for many years or just starting out in a relationship with Him, by the end of this study women will not only know more about God but will know Him better—because through the discovery of God’s names, they will discover Him!
Components for this six-week Bible study, each available separately, include a Participant Workbook, a Leader Guide, DVD with six 25-minute segments (with closed captioning), and a boxed Leader Kit containing one of each component.
- A six-week study of the names of God.
- Inspires women to have a more personal and trusting relationship with God.
- DVD features dynamic, engaging teaching in six 25-minute segments.
- Strong, solid Bible study from popular Bible teacher and speaker Melissa Spoelstra.
In this video segment, Melissa outlines the six weeks of study and explains the format for each day: Behold (learn about God’s character); Believe (move into deeper faith); and Bloom (being transformed).
In this segment, Melissa explains how God sees the big picture as Elohim and the intricate details of our lives as El Roi. She recounts the story of Hagar in Genesis 16 to remind us that God sees and cares for us. Melissa also shares the story of Gladys Aylward, a believer in history who trusted El Roi as she cared for people in China.
In this video segment, Melissa reviews the name El Shaddai, which means “all-sufficient God” and points out that when we recognize God’s sufficiency, we can pursue greater dependency. She unpacks several passages in the Book of Genesis to show how God wants to be our Source for relationships, provision, mercy, and blessing. Melissa also shares the story of Isobel Kuhn, who experienced God as sufficient to meet her needs.
This video features Melissa as she talks about Yahweh Nissi, the Lord our Banner. She explores the story of Moses and the Amalekites in Exodus 17 to show how God helps us when we are weary in battle, and how we can trust God because He alone is the Solid Rock. She also shares about Susanna Wesley, who trusted God to come through for her.
This week, Melissa focuses on Yahweh Shalom, the Lord our Peace. She reviews the story of Gideon as told in Judges 6:11-16, and challenges us to PAT (pray, appeal, and thank God) when anxiety threatens our peace. She also shares the story of Amy Carmichael, who relied on God as her Shalom and wrote 37 books despite being confined to her bed for decades.
In this segment, Melissa talks about the Holy Spirit and His role in our lives. She challenges us to seek a deeper dependency on His power and guidance as we ask expectantly, live attentively, and surrender to His will. She also relays how Harriet Tubman relied on the Holy Spirit’s guidance as the most famous conductor of the Underground Railroad.
In this final video, Melissa highlights Jesus’ name, which means “Yahweh is Salvation.” She draws on Colossians 1:15-18 to encourage us give Him primacy by laying down our lives, clinging to Him, and putting priorities in the right order. Melissa also shares the story of Catherine Marshall, who pursued Christ with abandon despite difficulties.