Mission Hills Church
The Problem of God and Exclusivity
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
  • Littleton Campus
    620 Southpark Dr, Littleton, CO 80120, USA
    토요일 5:00 오후, 일요일 8:00 오전, 일요일 9:15 오전, 일요일 11:00 오전
  • Dove Valley Campus
    14076 E Briarwood Ave, Centennial, CO 80112, USA
    일요일 9:30 오전
  • Mission Hills en Español
    5804 S Datura St, Littleton, CO 80120, USA
    일요일 11:30 오전
Welcome to Mission Hills!
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!
Exclusivity means excluding people from a group because they don’t share some characteristic(s) that the group all has in common.
Christians say that people only those who trust in Jesus will go to heaven.
Jesus claimed to be our exclusive source of eternal life.
Exclusivity is the inescapable consequence of every claim to know any kind of truth.
Christianity says: In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1) - Buddhism says the universe has always existed and no god is responsible.
Christianity says: Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. (Deuteronomy 6:4) - Hinduism says there are millions of gods.
I and the Father are one." Again his Jewish opponents picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus said to them, "I have shown you many good works from the Father. For which of these do you stone me?" We are not stoning you for any good work," they replied, "but for blasphemy, because you, a mere man, claim to be God." (John 10:30-33) - Islam says Jesus was just a prophet.
All religions are exclusive...so they can't all be right.
Why do we claim that all religious claims are equally valid?
1. Religious claims are hard to verify.

But...just because a claim is hard to verify doesn't mean that we can stop trying.
2. The world has gotten smaller.

But...when being "kind" means withholding truth...we've actually stopped being kind.
The moment our desire to be kind means we stop caring about truth…we’ve actually stopped being kind.
Failing to offer truth is failing to offer freedom.
Jesus’ claim is exclusive, but his invitation is all-inclusive.
For the believer:

1. Am I so worried about being seen as “kind” that I’ve stopped caring about the truth?

2. Am I so concerned about the truth that I’m not being kind? Do people who don’t agree with me know that I love them?

3. Who do I know that needs to know what I know?
For the non-believer:

1. Where else in life do we refuse to trust a claim we believe to be true, just because it means that alternate claims are false?

2. The question isn’t whether or not Christianity is exclusive, the question is whether or not it’s right.
Join Us for Our Next Sermon Series “EQUIPTED”

As followers of Jesus, we've been entrusted with an incredible calling: to live on mission with Jesus, extending God's influence into every nook and cranny of our world. That's exciting, but it's also intimidating. It's easy to feel like we don't have what it takes to pull it off. But we do. You do. God has equipped you - and all the followers of Jesus together - with powerful, world-changing gifts. Join us as we learn together how to be the world-changers God has "equipted" us to be.