Articles by Timothy R. Butler

Timothy R. Butler is Editor-in-Chief of Open for Business. He also serves as a pastor at Little Hills Church and FaithTree Christian Fellowship.

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No "Ist," "And" or "Buts." (Octobert 25, 2021)

As we continue to explore the prayer dedicating the temple, what does that prayer reveal about its purpose? Was the temple merely a way to encourage Israel’s worship of the Lord or did God direct them (and us) towards something more?

52 Verses, 52 Books, 52 Weeks (Week 43: Jonah)

This week, Pastor Tim takes us to the book of Jonah for a consideration of God’s vision of ministry.

The Mirage of Victory (October 18, 2021)

Solomon prayed for victory, but does his prayer mean whatever “victories” we want are just a prayer away?

What's Old is New Again (October 11, 2021)

Failure and forgiveness. It’s in the center of Solomon’s temple prayer and it is in the center of our actions and God’s response to them.

52 Verses, 52 Books, 52 Weeks (Week 41: 1 Chronicles)

This week, Pastor Tim turns one book back to 1 Chronicles to think about our failures, the call to repentance and the promise of God’s forgiveness.

The Family Photo Album (October 4, 2021)

As the Temple built to worship God was dedicated, King Solomon stopped and prayed to the Lord. In the king’s prayer, we are pointed to truths about God is, what He does for us and how we can come before Him today.

52 Verses, 52 Books, 52 Weeks (Week 40: 2 Chronicles)

This week, Pastor Tim turns to 2 Chronicles to think about what we learn from Kings David and Solomon on where we should put our confidence.

If Only I Had (Blank) (September 27, 2021)

Can we experience God’s peace even in the midst of discouragement? David contemplates this in the last part of Psalm 4.

Calling Balls and Strikes (September 20, 2021)

We’re called to feel peace and yet anger can boil up so easily in the midst of the turmoils of life. What do we do with that as we seek to follow Jesus?

Faithtoberfest 2021

The Joy of Faith in the Middle of the Fall

Faithtoberfest returns! 2021 has been another unusual year, but God is good and we are ready to celebrate Him and His faithfulness to us! On October 15 we will have a special, live streamed festival of incredible music from gifted artists all around our area, entertaining skits and terrific gift card prizes! RSVP for this year's event and relive last year's fantastic festivities, below.

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