Mission Hills Church
Thrive | When Things Heat Up
What does it mean to follow Jesus in a culture that thinks faith itself is irrelevant? And how do we live by faith in a culture that thinks the very question marks us as out-of-touch and out-of-step with the modern world? As fresh as this issue might feel right now, the truth is that God’s people have always faced this same dilemma. Join us as we find insight and encouragement for this all-important question from the book of Daniel.
Locations & Times
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  • Littleton Campus
    620 Southpark Dr, Littleton, CO 80120, USA
    sábado 5:00 PM, domingo 8:00 AM, domingo 9:15 AM, domingo 11:00 AM
  • Dove Valley Campus
    14076 E Briarwood Ave, Centennial, CO 80112, USA
    domingo 10:30 AM
  • Mission Hills en Español
    5804 S Datura St, Littleton, CO 80120, USA
    domingo 5:00 PM
Welcome to Mission Hills!
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Mission Hills is a church family—a family who wants to extend to you the same love, hope, and joy that we have received. We know that we cannot be all things to all people. But we do want to be one thing to all people. We want to be the place where anyone, of any age, of any level of spiritual maturity, of any economic class, of any ethnicity, of any church background—or no church background—can meet God in a way that transforms their life…forever!

If you are a first time guest, we would love to meet you! Stop by the Welcome Center for a free drink at Peakview!

Join us May 10th for a special Men's Breakfast at our Littleton campus.

Men's Breakfast

As men, we want to be good at what God has called us to – whether in our role at our workplace or as husbands or fathers. But what does that look like in the face of unimaginable adversity? How do we follow Jesus when life is really hard? Tim Moehlenpah, father-in-law of fallen deputy Zack Parrish, will reflect on his family’s journey and their source of strength and joy in the midst of great sorrow

https://www.missionhills.org/event/mens-breakfast/
We thrive when we remember that God rebukes arrogance and rewards humility.
Thriving as God’s people requires identifying our conditioned patterns of response.
How we respond when people don’t listen to us is like a humility dipstick.
Humility grows when we remember that our success is not a sign of our greatness.
There are three parts to this statement:
a - "God is ABLE to deliver us from the blazing furnace"
b - "God WILL deliver us from our hand"
a' - "but even if He does not, we will not bow"

If we think that b & c go together, this seems confusing, but actually, a & a' are meant to go together to form one statement: "God is able to deliver us from the furnace, but even if He chooses not to, we will not bow" (this is called a chiasm)

this is a two-part statement of faith. They are expressing faith in God's power and trust in his wisdom of how to exercise that power.
Between the parts of that statement of faith, is another statement of faith: "God will deliver us from your Majesty's hand"

They're answering Nebuchadnezzar's question: "what god is able to rescue you from my hand?"

They don't know how God will do this, but they were ok with being miracled out of the furnace or murdered into heaven. Either way, they knew God was going to deliver them out of the king's hand.
We thrive when our trust in God's greatness overshadows our fear of the furnace

Greatness = God's ability coupled with His character
Furnace = the threats the world uses to keep us in line
How do we develop that kind of trust? Four ingredients:
1. Relationship
2. Prayer
3. History
4. Community
This story isn't a blueprint for escaping the furnace, it's a blueprint for facing it.
When our trust in God's greatness overshadows our fear of the furnace, God's greatness goes viral
When God's greatness goes viral, this sets the stage for God to do remarkable things.
Questions to ponder this week:

1. What’s your “furnace” right now?

2. What concrete step will you take this week to grow your trust in God? (relationship/prayer/history/community)

3. Dig deeper: what are some conditioned patterns of response you're struggling with?

Don’t miss this fun, one-of-a-kind marriage seminar!

Better Together Marriage Seminar

April 27  |  6:00 - 8:30 PM  |  Littleton Campus
Two things are great on their own but can be even better when they are together! Let’s face it, men and women are just wired differently, but somehow, God can orchestrate our differences to create a unique harmony that is marriage.
Join us and discover new ways to: Celebrate your differences, create common ground, and work your differences to your advantage. Have realistic expectations that will better allow you to enjoy every aspect of marriage. Experience the fullness that God intended for your marriage.

https://www.missionhills.org/event/better-together/