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Sunday Devotional

52 Verses, 52 Books, 52 Weeks (Week 12: 2 Thessalonians)

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 8:08 PM

This week, I turned to Paul’s second letter to the Thessalonians as we continue our journey through 52 books of the Bible over the course of 2021!

Steadfast

The Lost Tourist

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 9:05 PM

On this one year anniversary of Steadfast, I continue our series, “Six Poisons,” thinking about the evil plans we can allow ourselves to fall into — and God’s better plans.

Sunday Devotional

52 Verses, 52 Books, 52 Weeks (Week 11: Haggai)

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 8:33 PM

The Prophet Haggai reminded the people about something important concerning the Lord’s calling to them. And that reminder is important for us, too!

Steadfast

They'll Know We Are Christians by Our Anger? (March 8, 2021)

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 8:43 PM
We have so much we feed our anger on: politics, our neighbors, pop culture, the world in general. Is that what God has called us to?
Sunday Devotional

52 Verses, 52 Books, 52 Weeks (Week 10: Colossians)

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 7:45 PM

This week, we turn to Colossians for encouragement from God’s Word.

Steadfast

Tongues of Liar (March 1, 2021)

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 8:43 PM

What does it mean to have a lying tongue? Why does the Proverb distinguish it from bearing false witness? Join me as we continue our series on Six Poisons from Proverbs 6.

Sunday Devotional

52 Verses, 52 Books, 52 Weeks (Week 8: Job)

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 8:32 PM

Melanie Haynes shares a thought provoking devotional thought this week from the story of Job. What are we to think when things go wrong?

Steadfast

Picking the Right Highway (February 15, 2021)

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 8:55 PM

As I wrap up the series _Delighted in God_, we look at the judgment of God and how even judgment is a call to delight in the one who shows us mercy.

Remembering Lou Brock

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 10:36 PM

I had the honor of getting to know Lou Brock just a tiny bit over the time I served as chaplain at Lindenwood. In the picture I have attached to this post, we are awaiting the start of the May 2013 undergraduate commencement exercises at LU. I first met him the evening prior at the pre-commencement dinner President Evans always hosted. I had the opportunity to have a very nice conversation with both Mr. Brock and his wife over dinner that night. The Brocks were always incredibly kind and they were excited about Jesus and their church.

I almost missed the chance to ask to take a picture with him. I had figured he might want to get away from being pestered by fans when he had the opportunity to hang up his Cardinals Hall of Fame red jacket and swap it for a black suit (in the role of a spouse of an LU board member). When I finally worked up the nerve to ask — after all, I was actually killing time in the presence of Lou Brock — he was happy to oblige and was just as gracious as he had been the evening before and in the times later on when I would see him at other LU events.

Mr. Brock is now with his Savior, freed from the illnesses that had beset him the past few years. Praying for his family today and praying for their comfort in Jesus.

Prayer Walk

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 6:15 PM

Today is FaithTree’s second ever online prayer walk and several hundred people have already spent time going through a loop of prayer prompts that help us to think about what to pray for, listened to encouraging devotionals from God’s Word and shared their own prayer requests. It isn’t too late to take part (if you are reading this on August 20) and you don’t have to live in St. Louis to take part — we have people from all over the world participating! Check it out here

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