Mission Hills Church
Noah | The Long Wait
The story of Noah's ark may be the most familiar and possibly one of the most misunderstood stories in the whole Bible. Hollywood has corrupted it and the church has made it cute. But in between these two extremes, there are powerful lessons for trusting God even when the world thinks you're crazy.
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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
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!

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What we've seen so far:

Our faithfulness matters more than we think.
How we view sin matters more than we think.
God never requires from us what He hasn’t provided for us.
7 ("flood will come in 7 days”)
7 (after 7 days the flood came)
40 (waters grew for 40 days)
150 (flood ruled for 150 days)
But God remembered Noah... (8:1)
150 (flood receded for 150 days)
40 (after 40 days Noah opened the ark)
7 (Noah waits 7 days, dove brings olive branch)
7 (Noah waits 7 days, dove doesn’t return)
The phrase “God remembered” is always a reminder that God never forgets.
Living faithfully depends on remembering that our God never forgets us.
But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and the livestock that were with him in the ark, and he sent a wind [ruach] over the earth, and the waters receded. (Genesis 8:1)
...and the Spirit [ruach] of God was hovering over the waters. (Genesis 1:2)
God only tears down so He can rebuild better.
God is always at work, even when we can’t see Him working.
Living faithfully requires us to assess rather than assume
The greatest demonstration of Noah’s faith in God was his willingness to wait on God.
Living faithfully depends on being willing to wait.
The first thing we need to do after a long wait is worship.
God's grace always leads to good…if we have to be willing to wait.
1. Where do I feel like God has forgotten me? How will I remind myself that God never forgets?

2. Is there a place in my life where waiting has tempted me to be unwise? How will I assess rather than assume?

3. Is there a place in my life where waiting seems to be coming to an end? How will I celebrate that with worship?