Radioactive

By Tim Butler | Posted at 19:46

I preached on Romans 8:28-39 at Grace PCA this weekend. These are some of the most beautiful words ever written and ones that I've found myself interacting with a lot these past few weeks. In this message, we look at how they are meant to assure us of God's already finished work that we cannot yet fully see.

Blunders and Wonders

By Tim Butler | Posted at 9:00

What do we do when Christ calls? Do we react by seeking to hide from his call or to wonder at it? In this message from Matthew 2:1-12, 16-19, we examine the responses Herod and the Wisemen made to God's calling.

Recalibrated

By Tim Butler | Posted at 9:00

In this message, we turn to Luke 17:11–17:19 to see how God recalibrates our focus in order that we can see what is truly important.

The Unfair God

By Tim Butler | Posted at 9:00

I had the blessing of delivering this message reflecting on God's very different way of “doing business” from our own on February 12, 2017. The text of the sermon is from Matthew 20:1-16.

Have the Mind of Christmas

By Tim Butler | Posted at 8:00

As we begin 2017, we shouldn't lose sight of the real point of the Christmas season we are just departing from. What is the “Mind of Christmas”? Paul speaks about it in Philippians 2:1–2:11.

The Purloined Prophecy

By Tim Butler | Posted at 8:00

On October 16, 2016, I shared a message from John 12:27–12:36 at Grace PCA. We reflected on how our Savior rescues us from our blindness and brings us into the truth.

Road Work Ahead

Called to Work by the Power of the One Who Saves Us

By Tim Butler | Posted at 9:00

I preached on Philippians 2:12–2:16 at Grace PCA over Memorial Day weekend. We often look at the first part of Philippians 2, where we find Paul's beautiful description of Jesus's incarnation and sacrifice for us, but what does it mean when Paul follows those familiar words with a call to work out our salvation in fear and trembling? It means there is road work ahead in our lives as Christ transforms us to be more like him.

Bound for True Comfort

A Restored People are Comforted and Become the Comforters

By Tim Butler | Posted at 17:00

I continued the homily series “Bound” with a message from Isaiah 40:1-9. As we contemplate the Servant, we find the comfort of God's salvation for his people and a call to provide news of that comfort to others.

The Dirtiest Job

Meditating on the Incarnation During Christmastide

By Tim Butler | Posted at 15:02

For the last three years, I've had the blessing to preach the last Sunday of the year at Grace. I love getting the opportunity to meditate on the Christmas season during this Christmastide; this time allows us to reflect with a little less stress than is often present prior to Christmas (see my post on a Twelve Days of Christmas devotional booklet). This year, my message was from John 1:9-13, looking at Jesus's determination to save us that is demonstrated by his birth. You can listen to the message and find a fill-in-the-blank outline below.

Bound for Promise

God's Ultimate Promise of Restoration Gives Us Hope As We Wait

By Tim Butler | Posted at 12:15

I concluded the series Chapel at Lunch homily series “Bound” (and the final Chapel at Lunch) with a message from Revelation 21:5-8.