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”?
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.
Before coming to Fellowship, Christine was the Assistant Director for Spiritual Formation and Care at Pepperdine University. She received her BA in Intercultural Communication from Pepperdine in 2007 and her Masters in Theology from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 2010. She is a graduate from Renovare Institute for Christian Spiritual Formation and is passionate about encouraging individuals to cultivate soul care and a vision for Christ-centered life transformation. In her previous role at Pepperdine, Christine oversaw curriculum and training for the Spiritual Life Advisor program and a variety of campus spiritual life initiatives. She has been married to her husband, David, for six years and loves doing life together with their two year old son, Samuel, and new baby girl, Ellie.