Mission Hills Church
The Problem of God and the Bible
For most of history, people didn’t think of God as a “problem” so much as a solution. But times have changed. Today, belief — let alone trust — in God seems to be hard to reconcile with science, evil and suffering, hypocrisy in the church, questions about the reliability of the Bible...and more. Whether you’re wrestling with these questions yourself — and who doesn’t sometimes? — or know someone who is, you won’t want to miss a single weekend of this series.
Locations & Times
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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
  • Dove Valley Campus
    14076 E Briarwood Ave, Centennial, CO 80112, USA
    Sunday 9:30 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM
  • North Littleton Campus / 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!

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

Financial Peace University

Financial Peace University presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are, to where you’ve dreamed you could be. This biblically based curriculum will teach you how to handle money God’s way as you learn practical steps to beat debt, take control of your money, build wealth, give generously, and secure your family’s future. Our next class begins Tuesday, February 12. Register online today.

https://www.missionhills.org/fpu
These arguments aren’t weapons, they’re medicine.
Some of what the Bible says is verifiable and some is not.
There’s not a single verifiable claim in the Bible that has been proven false.
What if I can prove that the most important thing in the Bible is true?
The life, death and resurrection of Jesus is the heart and soul of the Christian faith.
Josephus' Antiquities (early 2nd century A.D.) Book 18, Ch. 3, Part 3:
Now there arose at this time a source of further trouble in one Jesus, a wise man who performed surprising works, a teacher of men who gladly welcome strange things. He led away many Jews, and also many of the Gentiles. He was the so-called Christ. When Pilate, acting on information supplied by the chief men around us, condemned him to the cross
Josephus’ Antiquities (early 2nd century A.D.), Book 20, Ch. 9, Part 1:
...so he assembled the Sanhedrin of judges, and brought before them the brother of Jesus, who was called Christ, whose name was James
Sanhedrin 43a:
On the eve of Passover they hung Jeshu [the Nazarene]. And the crier went forth before him…saying…he hath practiced magic and deceived and led Israel astray.
Tacitus (AD 55-117), Annals, Book XV:
Christus…suffered the extreme penalty during the reign of Tiberius at the hands of one of our procurators, Pontius Pilatus, and a most mischievous superstition…broke out not only in Judaea, the first source of the evil, but even in Rome…
Suetonius (AD 69-140), Lives of the Caesars:
Punishment was inflicted on the Christians, a class of men given to a new and mischievous superstition.
Julius Africanus (A.D. 160 - 240), Chronography, XVII:
On the whole world there pressed a most fearful darkness; and the rocks were rent by an earthquake, and many places in Judea and other districts were thrown down. This darkness Thallus, in the third book of his History, calls, as appears to me without reason, an eclipse of the sun...Phlegon records that, in the time of Tiberius Caesar, at full moon, there was a full eclipse of the sun from the sixth hour to the ninth - manifestly that one of which we speak.
The Jesus Bowl – “through Christ the magician”
// The existence of Jesus – confirmed
// The existence of his brother, James – confirmed
// His fame as a teacher – confirmed
// His reputation for performing miracles – confirmed
// His crucifixion, on Passover, during the reign of Tiberious Caesar, under the authority of Pontius Pilate – confirmed
// Earthquake and darkness surrounding his crucifixion – confirmed
// Immediate, widespread belief in his resurrection – confirmed
// We know that belief in his resurrection appeared immediately and spread wildly, within the lifetime of the eyewitnesses.
// We know that those who claimed Jesus had risen from the dead were changed by their belief.
// We know that those who claimed Jesus had risen from the dead were willing to die for their belief.
// We know that belief in the resurrection of Jesus spread throughout the known world during the lifetime of the eyewitnesses to the events.
The Bible is proven reliable when it comes to the most important part of the Christian faith: the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. ..
Conclusion:

1. Who do I know that I need to share this content with?

2. Am I ready to take a next step out towards the middle...towards trusting in Jesus?

Classes start in January, register online today.

Discovering God

Discovering God is for people who are curious about God, have a new relationship with Jesus Christ, or are returning to church after being away for a while. If you or someone you know is looking for a safe place to ask questions about faith, or if you want to learn more about the Bible and your place in God’s story, check out Discovering God. Explore faith and experience community in this 10-week, conversational environment, following the Starting Point curriculum.

https://www.missionhills.org/discovering-god/