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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Will I Pass the Final Exam? (July 5, 2021)

Jesus tells us He will return and judge the world. What does that really mean? Should we be afraid? As we wrap up “the Future is Here,” Pastor Tim will help us consider these questions.

52 Verses, 52 Books, 52 Weeks (Week 27: Galatians)

On this Independence Day, Pastor Tim turns to Galatians to think about what true freedom looks like.

Church's Got Talent (June 28, 2021)

What does waiting for Jesus’s return look like? Are we just trying to “make it through” until the end? This week we turn to Matthew 25:14-30, looking at the “Parable of the Talents” and what it says to us about what God calls us to do with our lives right now.

FaithTree Online Prayer Walk

Praying for Our Community on July 15

The Bible calls us to pray on all occasions and to constantly pray for God’s people (Ephesians 6:18). FaithTree Online Prayer Walks have each gathered more than 600 believers from around the world to pray before our faithful God. As we reach the mid-point of 2021, let’s join together to pray in Jesus’s name once again at our fourth Online Prayer Walk on July 15! We are excited to see what God will do through this time!

The Midnight Oil (June 21, 2021)

What kind of service prepares us for Jesus’s return? Pastor Tim continues our series in Matthew 24-25, looking this week at how we are “good” in God’s eyes.

When Do I Need to Start Loving Cubs Fans? (June 14, 2021)

Are we prepared for Jesus’s return? Pastor Tim continues our series in Matthew 24-25, looking this week at Jesus’s call that we always be prepared.

52 Verses, 52 Books, 52 Weeks (Week 24: Titus)

Join us this week for a visit to the Epistle to Titus, thinking about who we are, who God is and how He loves us.

The Weak Get Going? (June 7, 2021)

Pastor Tim continues our series in Matthew 24-25, looking this week at persecution, its results and our hope in the midst of it.

52 Verses, 52 Books, 52 Weeks (Week 23: Malachi)

Join us as Pastor Tim takes us to Malachi to think about how we treat God in comparison to those we look up to on Earth. Are we giving God our best?

Phishers of Men (May 31, 2021)

As we continue our series “the Future is Here,” Pastor Tim digs into Jesus’s warnings about those who will lead many astray — false Messiahs and false prophets.

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