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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How Can This Be? (December 20, 2021)

Zechariah and Mary both asked the question we often ask of God: “How can this be?” As we think about the Spirit’s work, we understand better the answer for both them and for us.

The Lost Presents (December 13, 2021)

The Christmas Story is full of a special kind of gift giving. But have those gifts been misplaced?

O Christmas Stream

Joyful Celebration All Christmas Weekend

Join us and our friends at FaithTree partner churches for a continuous rotation of Christmas music, nostalgic fireplace scenes, meditations from Scripture and more throughout Christmas weekend. Whether you want just a few moments of Christmas joy or want to watch the whole thing, it will be streaming 24x7 all Christmas week.

The Real Christmas Pageant (December 6, 2021)

God has guided His People over history. As we look at that history, does it tell us anything about how He views us today?

Advent Wreath Lighting (Week 2)

Pastor Tim lights the second candle (the Peace Candle) as we continue through a special #52Verses52Books52Weeks journey through Advent. This week, we turn to the Gospel of Matthew.

The Spirit of Christmas (November 29, 2021)

What is the true Spirit of Christmas? This year, we’re going to be thinking about how the Holy Spirit works throughout the story of Jesus’s coming and what His continued work means for us today.

Growing During Advent

A Journey Through the Gospel of Matthew

We’re going to take the 28 days of Advent to read through the Gospel of Matthew. Why read through all of Matthew this Advent? We spend a lot of time talking about Christmas Day, but we want to spend the time leading up to that day thinking about whom it is that we celebrate being born on December 25. Going through Matthew, we will explore the wonder of the gift God gave us by coming into our world two thousand years ago to save us.

Is It Bad to Do Good? (November 22, 2021)

What do we do when it appears that to do good towards others conflicts with following God’s law? Is it bad to do good?

Advent Wreath Lighting

Join in a Special Time of Preparation

Every Sunday evening, we’ll share an Advent Candle lighting that includes a member of the community sharing some of the promises of Scripture that help us to prepare for Christmas. Come to our site or or social media pages each Sunday night at 7:30 pm to take part. You can even set up an Advent Wreath of your own and share the candle lighting with your family, if you would like, following along as we do it.

Christmas at Little Hills

Come Celebrate with Us

God is with us — that’s what we celebrate at Christmastime! As we enter into this season, we are going to take time to look at how His Spirit led men and women that first Christmas, and leads us now, that we can rejoice in His love.

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