Disobedient God is our new sermon series and LifeGroup curriculum that uncovers what to do when God doesn’t give you what you want, revealing that the only way to trace the path of a God you can’t control is to reconnect with every hearts truest desire: a relationship with Christ.
When I think about the Ten Commandments, what instantly comes to mind are stone tablets, Charlton Heston, and the deep, authoritative, and all-powerful, voice of God.
So when I say the ten commandments are actually a “love letter written in stone” it makes one pause. A “love letter”? A love letter written in stone? Who’s ever written a love letter in stone?! Well, God did.
In fact, it was the only time in history where the same hands that formed the mountains and put the stars into place, physically wrote something to us and for us.
If we begin to think about the ten commandments from this perspective, we begin to see His true heart and love for us. When we experience that love, we no longer perform out of law, we perform out of His great love. This, my friends, changes everything.
In James: A Long Walk of Obedience, we will spend 10 weeks taking intentional steps to cultivate how to engage in the sacred narrative of God using a practical tool to study the Bible and in particular the book of James, in a simple yet profound way. Throughout this book, James will challenge us to live more like Jesus did, but to do that we must practice walking daily in obedience with Jesus.
If you feel unqualified, not ready, or don’t want to do what God has called you to do then you probably feel a lot like David, Moses, and Abraham did.
In this 8-week series, we’ll look at some of the great characters from the Bible, the unique calling on their lives, and we’ll investigate how we can live out God’s calling in our own lives.
This season there is no workbook and disc to follow along with. Instead, at the beginning of each week, we will provide a devotional for you to do on your own time and discussion questions for your time in LifeGroup.
Katie Quesada is the Lead Life Groups Pastor at Fellowship Monrovia. She is a graduate of Vanguard University and has started at Fuller Seminary. In addition to LifeGroups, Katie also oversees Women's Ministries and our internship program. She and her amazing husband Danny live in Monrovia with their sweet baby girl Gracie June. Katie loves connecting people to the Gospel of Jesus through stories and her dinner table.
Brandan Spencer is the LifeGroup Lead Pastor at Fellowship Monrovia. At age 15 he moved to California from Birmingham, AL after a 5 year season of searching for purpose in the brokenness of divorced parents. After hearing the Gospel of Jesus and responding to the grace of God at 15, he jumped right into ministry and began serving in student and worship ministries where he began to realize he was called by God. Brandan graduated from Biola University with a degree in Christian Education and at his core he believes the pursuit of God is one of the most exhilarating adventures of life. Brandan served as a Worship Pastor for 8 years, taught the word of God for the past 10 years, and discipled people for over 15 years. Brandan married his best friend of 16 years, Tiana Spencer, and this year they celebrate 11 years of marriage along with their 3 girls Jaeda, Jasmyn, and baby Caris.