Staff Book Recommendations

Staff Book Recommendations

STAFF BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS From Craig Smith Lead Pastor Good Faith: Being A Christian When Society Thinks You’re Irrelevant and Extreme by David Kinnaman VIEW ON AMAZON From WILL CUNNINGHAM FAMILY + MARRIAGE MINISTRY PASTOR Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will...
Try Being Unfair Next Time

Try Being Unfair Next Time

TRY BEING UNFAIR NEXT TIME Besides death and taxes, there’s one other certainty: human hearts aren’t prone towards mercy, at least not towards others. We’re greedy for personal justice from the moment we comprehend that something’s unfair. She has more than me....
Why We Lie

Why We Lie

WHY WE LIE It’s safe to say we’re not always honest—sometimes we lie. Let’s at least be honest about that. And on top of that, we usually excuse these lies by maintaining that we don’t lie about the big things, just those little white lies. Whether it’s about that...
5 Ways to Invest in Your Spouse Today

5 Ways to Invest in Your Spouse Today

5 WAYS TO INVEST IN YOUR SPOUSE TODAY Marriage is a good gift from God that is celebrated in the Bible. Even if you haven’t been married, you can likely attest to the positive influence that a healthy marriage can have on the people surrounding them—from kids to...
10 Practical Ways to Value Others

10 Practical Ways to Value Others

10 PRACTICAL WAYS TO VALUE OTHERS God wants us to be people who live in constant respect of the value of other human beings. However, its easy to forget this truth when sitting in traffic, attending to an unruly child, or getting thrown under the bus at work. Instead...
Is the Old Testament Still Important?

Is the Old Testament Still Important?

IS THE OLD TESTAMENT STILL IMPORTANT? It makes up over half of your Bible, but what does the Old Testament really have to do with you now? It’s unlikely you’ve done a devotional from the book of Numbers lately. Even if you’ve read through the whole Bible, you can...
Being Bible Driven // Part 3

Being Bible Driven // Part 3

BEING BIBLE DRIVEN // PART 3 Being Bible Driven // Part 3 One of our core values at Mission Hills is being Bible-driven, and we’re going to spend some time in these sessions digging into what exactly that means. In the weekly Mission Hills staff chapel, Craig Smith...
The Good Samaritan, Prejudice, and Parenting

The Good Samaritan, Prejudice, and Parenting

THE GOOD SAMARITAN, PREJUDICE, AND PARENTING The term “good Samaritan” is a common expression in our culture, meaning someone who exhibits surprising kindness towards a stranger. The term itself originates from Jesus’ parable in Luke 10 where a Samaritan man did just...
7 Things Jesus Said About Money

7 Things Jesus Said About Money

7 THINGS JESUS SAID ABOUT MONEY There’s no denying that Jesus believed money was significant. Other than the kingdom of God, it was one of his favorite topics. Knowing what Jesus has to say about money can help shape our view of what’s in (or not in) our wallets and...