Names of God (Melissa Spoelstra)

Here are the notes and words for the fill-in-the-blanks in our “The Names of God” women’s Bible study with Melissa Spoelstra (via DVDs). You are welcome to join us any time for this study @ 7:00-9:00pm on Thursday evenings!

Week 1 (August 4th, 2022) - Introduction

You will grow as you learn to know God better and better.” (Colossians 1:10)

Each day in our study we will focus on 3 Bs:




The first mention gives us the essential picture.

Weeks 1 and 2: El names

Weeks 3 and 4: Yahweh names

Weeks 5 and 6: The Trinity

Adonai, Abba, Holy Spirit, Jesus

Jesus: Yahweh is salvation

Those who know your name trust in you, for you, O Lord, do not abandon those who search for you.” (Psalm 9:10)

Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name goes all the glory for your unfailing love and faithfulness.” (Psalm 115:1)

Homework: p. 12-27

Week 2 (August 11th, 2022) - El (Part 1)

God cares about what you care about because God cares about you.

Genesis 1:26-27; Genesis 1:31

We have to zoom out to see that God has a big picture.

He delights in the details of your life.

Psalm 37:23

Homework: p. 27-40

Week 3 (August 18th, 2022) - El (Part 1)

Genesis 16:13

Matthew 10:29-31

Homework: p. 42-59

Week 4 (August 25th, 2022) - El (Part 2)

When we recognize God’s sufficiency, then we can pursue greater dependency.

El Shaddai is our source for relationship.

Genesis 17:1-6

El Shaddai is our source for provision.

Genesis 35:9-12

Homework: p. 59-73

Week 5 (September 8th, 2022) - El (Part 2)

El Shaddai is the source of our mercy.

Genesis 43:14

El Shaddai is the source of blessing.

Genesis 49:25

Homework: p. 76-93

Week 6 (September 15th, 2022) - Yahweh (Part 1)

When we are weary, we can focus on the amazing things God has done in the past to give us strength in the present.

Exodus 17:8-11

Deuteronomy 25:17-18

Victory is vertical.

Victory requires vision.

Homework: p. 93-106

Week 7 (September 22nd, 2022) - Yahweh (Part 1)

Victory recognizes vulnerabilities.

Exodus 17:12-15

1 Corinthians 10:3-4

Homework: p. 108-127

Week 8 (September 29th, 2022) - Yahweh (Part 2)

Judges 6:11-16

We don’t create peace. We receive it from God.

God’s presence plus His promises lead us to peace.

Homework: p. 127-138

Week 9 (October 6th, 2022) - Yahweh (Part 2)

Philippians 4:6-7

Philippians 4:8

Peace comes when we choose to worship instead of worry.

Judges 6:23-24

Homework: p. 140-156

Week 10 (October 13th, 2022) - Adonai, Abba, Holy Spirit

Romans 5:5b; Romans 8:2; Romans 8:6; Romans 8:11

John 3:6-8

The Spirit of God has been enabling God’s people with God’s power from the very beginning.

We don’t need something. We need Someone.

Homework: p. 156-170

Week 11 (October 20th, 2022) - Adonai, Abba, Holy Spirit

John 16:5-7

Ask expectantly.

The Holy Spirit doesn’t require our perfection, but He does require our participation.

Listen attentively.


Homework: p. 172-189

Week 12 (October 27th, 2022) - Jesus

Pursuing wholeness requires a willingness to let go.

Matthew 13:44-46

Pursuing wholeness means clinging to the right One.

Homework: p. 189-202

Week 13 (November 3rd, 2022) - Jesus

Christ fulfills the prophecies of the anointed offices of prophet, priest, and king.

Pursuing wholeness requires getting things in the right order.

Matthew 6:33

Philippians 2:9-11

Homework: put into practice what we’ve learned!