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.
What happens when our life with God and our life in the empire are at odds with one another?
In Daniel: Inside the Box, we’ll spend the next ten weeks studying the book of Daniel and learning about this extraordinary man who lives with this fundamental tension: he deeply loved God and yet had to daily engage in the empire, Babylon. Daniel learns how to think and live “inside the box” of the empire and ultimately brings glory to the God of all creation.
Are you read to think and live “inside the box”?
Michael Field is a Campus Pastor at Fellowship. He has traveled an eclectic road throughout the years, which has somehow successfully shaped and formed him for his current role. From living in mud huts in South Africa, to speaking to thousands of young people every year as a camp director at Forest Home, to making a documentary about coffee farmers in Guatemala, Michael has seen God's hand in the likely and unlikely stops along the way. He loves to create space where people can come together in pursuit of honesty, authenticity and God's presence in the midst of the messiness of life. His favorite times to be a part of are when people realize that God's faithfulness, love and sacrifice for them matter more than anything else that could ever define us. As the brother of a musician and the son of a football coach, Michael loves to play music but might love everything about football even more. Michael is married to the astoundingly beautiful and infinitely gifted Faith Greiner Field.
Katie Quesada is a LifeGroup 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.