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

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 9:24 PM

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.

Sunday Devotional

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

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 8:15 PM

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.

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The Weak Get Going? (June 7, 2021)

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 8:53 PM

Persecution is a difficult topic to preach on. I don’t want to be persecuted, so saying, “That’s something God said would happen,” isn’t exactly a message I want to hear. But, when we understand how God works and what He calls us to do, at least the difficulties we face start to make more sense.

Sunday Devotional

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

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 9:00 PM

Please join me for a trip to Malachi during 52 Verses - 52 Books - 52 Weeks. And, no, we’re not going to look at the “one verse” that always seems to get quoted there — there’s more to explore from this prophet!

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Phishers of Men (May 31, 2021)

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 6:28 PM

As we continue our series “the Future is Here,” looking at the “Little Apocalypse” of Matthew 24-25, we dig into Jesus’s warnings about those who will lead many astray — false Messiahs and false prophets. Today, we have false pastors, politicians and more who often fit into those roles. Who are we prone to listening to whom we should not?

Sunday Devotional

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

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 7:30 PM

For Memorial Day, I turned to Romans to continue Little Hills’ 52 week journey through 52 Verses from 52 Books. I hope everyone has had a blessed Memorial Day weekend.

How to Heal from Fraudulent Pastors

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 11:21 PM

A great piece on an important topic from my friend Adam Smith. We need to talk about these things more as Christians for the sake of protecting Jesus’s bride, the Church, and those who form it.

A couple of weeks ago I tried to relocate an article about pastors that I had previously read. As I typed the words “Pastors are” into Google’s search bar, I was struck by the top suggested searches, particularly the first one. It read, “Pastors are frauds.”

As I read those words, it was a reminder that there are many silent-sufferers among us who have experienced great pain at the hands of fraudulent pastors. That shouldn’t surprise us, as we have seen the downfall of many prominent evangelical pastors and Catholic priests in recent years. Similarly, ample research exists, and enough stories have been told, that we should not be too surprised to learn about the presence of fraudulent pastors in our local churches either. It is simply far too common.

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

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 8:19 PM

Since I moved away from Dispensationalism years ago during seminary, I’ve thought about preaching a series on the End Times someday, but had always thought I should wait and mull a bit longer. However, as I’ve been praying about message series for Little Hills, it felt like such a series was needed, so… here we go.

To start a series on the “Little Apocalypse” or “Olivette Discourse” (Matthew 24-25), I think we need to begin where Jesus did, heading off at the pass 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 and that’s what we consider in this week’s message.

Sunday Devotional

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

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 7:30 PM

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. I love the way Jim points us to how our actions influence others in faithfulness.

The Future is Here

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 11:09 PM

Wondering about what the Bible says about the End Times? That’s the subject of the new Steadfast series that starts this Monday at 7 pm (Central). If you have questions about the end times, please leave them in the comments or send me an e-mail — I’d love to try to address as many of your questions as I can as we go through what Jesus says on the topic in Matthew 24-25.

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