We took off last week from posting as we went up to Illinois to see both sides of our family. It was such a busy week!
We celebrated the Fourth of July with my husband’s side of the family by watching some fireworks on Wednesday, and we watched fireworks with my side of the family on Thursday. On Thursday morning, we attended our local parade with parts of both sides of the family!
The only bad part of the week was that my oldest had a bad cold that was very contagious, so almost all of us ended up getting it including some of the extended family.
Since we had to drive 20 hours both ways, I brought my computer and tried to get some work done for my adult Sunday School ladies class that I teach as well as the upcoming school year. My husband drove most of the way as we were able to break up the drive into 2-3 day shifts both ways, so I passed out snacks to the kids, helped navigate if needed, and studied during the down times.
In our adult ladies Sunday School, we are doing a study on the names of God.
Our main book is Lord, I Want to Know You by Kay Arthur. I co-taught a similar study before, but we did not use one main book. We used several books. Many of the books I liked just as well if not better than Kay Arthur’s book, but her book was nice to use in a book study group as it had questions for the ladies to do.
However, when I prepare for Sunday School, I go through all of the other books I have and include the information in my notes and on the handout.
Here are the books I have used for my study.
My favorite is listed first, but I liked all of them for different reasons. The last book was my least favorite. The 2nd and 3rd book from the bottom had only a little bit of information for each name, but I used that information to quickly find the key verse, other Scriptures that had that name of God, the meaning of the name, and an application or two.
- Trusting in the Names of God: Drawing Strength from Knowing Who He Is by Catherine Martin — I LOVE this book!! The first 12 chapters (or days of studies) are leading up to the individual names of God that she covers. Then she discusses 14 names of God in the book.
- Names of God by Marilyn Hickey — I liked this book. She includes 19 names of God, a few of which are not in most of the other books.
- Names Of God by Nathan Stone — I used different quotes from this book. There are 12 names of God included.
- Names of God by Ken Hemphill — I used this book for some names more than other names, but I was glad I had it. He includes 13 names of God in his book.
- Rose Bible Basics: Names of God & Other Bible Studies — I used this in making my worksheets. If I ever get all my worksheets on the blog, you may not want to buy it, but it does have Bible basics on many other topics such as the Beatitudes, the Ten Commandments, the Trinity, the Fruit of the Spirit, the Armor of God, the Names of Jesus, and more. Plus, Kay Arthur’s book has 15 names of God it covers and this book has about 20 names of God plus some other interesting facts not covered in Kay Arthur’s book.
- Names of God: Fully Illustrated–More Than 250 Names and Titles of God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit by George W Knight — each name has about 1-2 paragraphs written about it. It shared the first time the name was used in Scripture, sometimes some context about the name, what it meant, and usually an application. If you want a book with all the names of God, this is the book to get.
- The Names of God: God’s Name Brings Hope, Healing, and Happiness by Lester Sumrall is the book I used the least. I think his writing style just wasn’t my favorite. If I didn’t have time to look at all of the books, his was the one I would skip. There are 11 names of God.included in this book.
Studying the names of God is a rich study as you realize the many attributes of God, how awesome He is, how much He loves you, and how much He has done and continues to do on a daily basis for you. It also helps your prayer life as you can call on the different names of God for each circumstance. Your relationship with the Lord will grow as you get to know Him better by studying His names. I also have loved to see how Jesus manifests Himself as God in the New Testament by living out those names of God that are discovered in the Old Testament.
Next week, I’ll share some of the worksheets that I have made for the names of God we have studied in our Sunday School class.
I have to get to bed! It’s been a long day of travel, but I pray you all had a great Fourth of July celebration and that you are getting to know God better in your studies!
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