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Touch the World Through Prayer

Published by: Sam Crabtree
October 7, 2014

Last year the North Campus elders of Bethlehem Baptist Church invested time at each elder meeting reading together through Wesley Duewel’s book, Touch the World Through Prayer. Here is an excerpt:

Before meeting Queen Elizabeth, I was told, “You must never speak first; wait until you are spoken to. You never ask royalty anything; you answer royalty.” I was told, “In your first reply, you must add the words, ‘Your Majesty.’”

 

 

Pastor Sam Crabtree is Bethlehem's Pastor for Small Groups, North.

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Your Definition

Published by: Sam Crabtree
September 30, 2014

“What you think of (what comes into your mind) when you think of Jesus, defines your Christianity.”

                  —Pastor Jason Meyer

This does not mean that each individual can define reality as though reality isn’t fixed and objective outside the individual’s perceptions. Rather, each individual exposes his understanding of Christianity—accurate or inaccurate—by his response to Jesus.

 

 

Pastor Sam Crabtree is Bethlehem's Pastor for Small Groups, North.

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Taps

Published by: Sam Crabtree
September 22, 2014

Common is the tune, but few know the lyrics. Here are two of the verses:

 

Day is done, gone the sun

From the lakes, from the hills, from the sky

All is well, safely rest

God is nigh.

Thanks and praise for our days

‘Neath the sun, ‘neath the stars, ‘neath the sky

As we go, this we know

God is nigh.

 

 

 

Pastor Sam Crabtree is Bethlehem's Pastor for Small Groups, North.

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Better Noise?

Published by: Sam Crabtree
August 29, 2014

We don’t need better, cleaner noise than the heathen. We need silence.

—R.C. Sproul Jr., from “The Silence of the Lambs” in Tabletalk, January 2013

 

 

Pastor Sam Crabtree is Bethlehem's Pastor for Small Groups, North.

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Three Devilish Elements

Published by: Sam Crabtree
August 22, 2014

Jim Elliot (1927–1956) wrote, “The devil has made it his business to monopolize on three elements: noise, hurry, crowds … Satan is quite aware of the power of silence.”

—Quoted by Burk Parsons in Tabletalk, January 2013

 

 

Pastor Sam Crabtree is Bethlehem's Pastor for Small Groups, North.

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He’s Expecting You

Published by: Sam Crabtree
July 2, 2014

Bethlehem’s North Campus elders are reading together, out loud, Wesley Duewel’s Touch the World Through Prayer, in which he says, “The greatest privilege God gives you is the freedom to approach him at any time. You are not only authorized to speak to him; you are invited. You are not only permitted; you are expected.”

 

 

Pastor Sam Crabtree is Bethlehem's Pastor for Small Groups, North.

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Parenting By Way of Psalm 34:3

Author: 
Bud Burk
Date Given: 
January 29, 2014

Parenting By Way of Psalm 34:3
by Bud Burk

While it is true that there are not many explicit verses in Scripture that deal specifically with parenting, it is also true that the whole of Scripture is marked implicitly with parenting verses. Let me introduce you to one verse that has become a “parenting verse” for me in this season of life.

Fooling Others

Published by: Sam Crabtree
December 19, 2013

You can fool all the people some of the time.
You can fool some of the people all of the time.
But you can’t fool God ANY of the time. 

It’s not how you mark you Bible; it’s how your Bible marks you.

—Greg Laurie, to a group of men that included yours truly

 

 

Pastor Sam Crabtree is Bethlehem's Pastor for Small Groups, North.

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7 Motivations for Leading Family Worship

Subtitle: 
(this Advent season and every season)
Author: 
Kempton Turner
Date Given: 
November 27, 2013

7 Motivations for Leading Family Worship
(this Advent season and every season)
by Kempton Turner,  Pastor for Young Adult (Senior High) Discipleship, Downtown 

For I have chosen him [Abraham], that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing righteousness and justice, so that the LORD may bring to Abraham what He has promised him.
—Genesis 18:19

Family Discipleship October 2013 Newsletter

Author: 
- Various
Date Given: 
September 30, 2013

Family Discipleship October 2013 Newsletter

Parents Dwelling in the Gospel
By Aaron Davitch, Director for Adult Ministries and Child & Youth Discipleship, South

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.—Colossians 3:16

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