Mission Hills Church
Chasing Peace | Patience
If anything is in short supply right now, it’s peace. But peace is never a product of our circumstances, it’s always a by-product of what we choose to pursue. Join us as we discover six surprising things God calls us to set our sights on that will bring us peace that cannot be stolen by our circumstances.
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  • Littleton Campus
    620 Southpark Dr, Littleton, CO 80120, USA
    Saturday 5:00 PM, Sunday 8:00 AM, Sunday 9:30 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM
  • Mission Hills en Español
    5804 S Datura St, Littleton, CO 80120, USA
    Sunday 11:30 AM
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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!

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· Peace is never a product of our circumstances.
· Peace is always a by-product of pursuing godly character.
There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him:
haughty eyes,
a lying tongue,
hands that shed innocent blood,
a heart that devises wicked schemes,
feet that are quick to rush into evil,
a false witness who pours out lies
and a person who stirs up conflict in the community. (Proverbs 6:16-19)
God hates impatient feet because they usually take us to bad places.
For the director of music. Of David. A psalm. (Psalm 40:a)

David knew what it was like to be desperate to get out of his circumstances.
There are two kinds of patience:
// Regular patience is a willingness to wait.
// Biblical patience is a willingness to wait on God.
Biblical patience is waiting with an attitude of anticipation for God to move.
1. Biblical patience turns waiting into an expression of faith.
Without faith it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6)
2. Biblical patience keeps our circumstances in perspective.
3. Biblical patience keeps us from making things worse..

There has never been a situation so bad that a lack of patience couldn't make it worse.
Biblical patience lets us spot God the moment He moves.
God hates feet that rush into evil, but he loves tongues that rush to praise
Patience changes difficult circumstances into an upcoming opportunity to tell others that God can be trusted.
Patience is an expression of humility, which produces peace.
Patience keeps us from trusting things that don’t deserve it.
Biblical patience is waiting for God to do more of what He’s done before.
patience is an expression of faith
faith pleases God
so…patience pleases God
patience is an expression of faith
faith pleases God
God gives peace to those who please Him
So...God gives peace to the patient

When we’re patient for God to move, He blesses us with peace in the meantime.
Patience changes the question from “what’s the delay?” to “what’s my mission?
Patience changes difficult circumstances into an upcoming opportunity to tell others that God can be trusted.
Patience brings peace by turning desperation into anticipation.
1. Remember Who you’re waiting on.
2. Remember how you're going to wait.
3. Remember what you’re waiting for.
4. Remember where impatient feet usually take us.