Mission Hills Church
When The River Runs Dry | The Rock at the Bottom
Have you ever felt like God led you somewhere only to be disappointed by how things turned out once you got there? Why does the God who makes the rains fall and the rivers flow…sometimes let those same rivers run dry? Join us as we learn how - and why - to trust God even when our circumstances aren’t what we expected.
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  • Littleton Campus
    620 Southpark Dr, Littleton, CO 80120, USA
    Saturday 5:00 PM, Sunday 8:00 AM, Sunday 9:15 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM
  • North Littleton Campus / Mission Hills en Español
    5804 S Datura St, Littleton, CO 80120, USA
    Sunday 9:15 AM, 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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Some time later the brook dried up because there had been no rain in the land. Then the word of the LORD came to him: "Go at once to Zarephath in the region of Sidon and stay there. I have directed a widow there to supply you with food." (1 Ki. 17:7-9)
A dry river bed makes a great path to its source.
// Focus on Who, not how.
// Because if God is the Source of life, He can be trusted to take care of the stuff of life.
We demonstrate our trust in God by putting obedience before understanding.
"As surely as the LORD your God lives," she replied, "I don't have any bread-- only a handful of flour in a jar and a little olive oil in a jug.” (1Ki 17:12a)
She had some doubts about whether her god had the goods.
What god are you tempted to turn to even when it fails to deliver the goods it promised?
"I am gathering a few sticks to take home and make a meal for myself and my son, that we may eat it-- and die.” (1Ki 17:12b)
Rock bottom will teach you truth mountain tops can’t.
Sometimes God lets you hit rock bottom so you’ll discover He is the Rock at the bottom. (Tony Evans)
Elijah said to her, "Don't be afraid. Go home and do as you have said. But first make a small loaf of bread for me from what you have and bring it to me, and then make something for yourself and your son. For this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: 'The jar of flour will not be used up and the jug of oil will not run dry until the day the LORD sends rain on the land.'" (1Ki 17:13-14)
"My God can be Your God, and my God can do what yours never could."
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith... (Eph 2:8)
We demonstrate our faith in the Source of life by trusting Him first with some of the stuff of life.
Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this," says the LORD Almighty, "and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it. I will prevent pests from devouring your crops, and the vines in your fields will not drop their fruit before it is ripe," says the LORD Almighty. "Then all the nations will call you blessed, for yours will be a delightful land," says the LORD Almighty. (Mal 3:10-12)
How we react to the loss of the stuff of life tells us a lot about our trust in the Source of life.
What does your reaction to loss say about where your trust is?
"Give me your son," Elijah replied. (1 Kings 17:19a)
He took him from her arms, carried him to the upper room where he was staying, and laid him on his bed. Then he cried out to the LORD, "LORD my God, have you brought tragedy even on this widow I am staying with, by causing her son to die?" (1Ki 17:19b-20)
Faith doesn’t mean we never struggle, it means we keep taking the next step of trusting God.
Every dry river is an invitation to take our next step towards its Source.
What’s your next step of trust towards the Source?