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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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.

Peace (September 13, 2021)

Do you feel a lack of peace in life? Join us as a we start a series exploring Psalm 4 and what it tells us about true peace. This week: what about situations when we are humiliated and attacked?

52 Verses, 52 Books, 52 Weeks (Week 37: Lamentations)

We face tragedies that affect all of society (like 9/11) and ones that simply impact us. What do we do when we face them? How do we turn to the Lord in those moments?

Remember the Donkey (September 6, 2021)

When God places donkeys in our lives, do we pay attention? Or do we convince ourselves that our actions don’t really matter and so we can do whatever we want?

52 Verses, 52 Books, 52 Weeks (Week 36: Philemon)

Don’t let people just float by you in life! Pastor Tim turns to Philemon on this Labor Day weekend to think about the value God sees in each and every person.

Donkeys Like Us (August 30, 2021)

As we continue exploring the story of Balaam, a man who teetered between listening to the Lord and listening to the world around him, we consider how God uses people (and donkeys) like us.

The Donkeys of Life (August 23, 2021)

Talking donkeys? Paid prophets? What’s going on here? Balaam and his donkey (Numbers 22) help us to think about facing temptations and living faithfully as we start a new series tonight. In the series, we’ll look at this man who teetered between listening to the Lord and listening to the world around him and see the ways we struggle with the same.

52 Verses, 52 Books, 52 Weeks (Week 34: 2 Kings)

What do we do when the things we do that we thought were lasting get wiped away? As we turn to the fall of the kingdom of Judea this week, Pastor Tim reflects on that question.

The Lasting City (August 16, 2021)

What is our mission today as a church and as individuals? How does it affect what we do in our daily lives?

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