Articles by Timothy R. Butler

[Timothy R. Butler](https://ofb.biz/bios/tbutler) is Editor-in-Chief of *Open for Business*. He also serves as a pastor at [Little Hills Church](https://littlehills.church) and [FaithTree Christian Fellowship](https://faithtreecf.org).

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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.

52 Verses, 52 Books, 52 Weeks (Week 22: Romans)

Pastor Tim turns to Romans for Memorial Day Weekend as we continue our 52 week journey through 52 Verses from 52 Books!

Is the Low Fuel Light of Time On? (May 24, 2021)

As Pastor Tim takes us to Matthew 24 for our new message series on the End Times, we need to think of two risks we face when dealing with the future: apathy and obsession. In contrast to these, Jesus instructs us on how to have the right mindset about the future.

52 Verses, 52 Books, 52 Weeks (Week 21: James)

Jim Krenning takes us to the Epistle of James to think about how sin affects our testimony and how faithfulness can point people to Jesus.

Poor Excuses? (May 17, 2021)

The Bible says we should care for the poor, but also suggests limits on what we do. How do we understand that balance so we can be Christ-like to those around us?

52 Verses, 52 Books, 52 Weeks (Week 20: Acts)

This week, we turn to Zephaniah to think of God’s plans for the future — and how they give us hope as we answer His call to do the right things in the present.

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