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People As Mirrors

Published by: Sam Crabtree
August 26, 2014

Walter Wangerin provides this insightful autobiographical sketch in As for Me and My House, a book on marriage that I highly recommend:

In the fifth grade, Alice Kleinhans whispered, as I walked through the classroom, “He walks like a girl!” Was she telling the truth? It didn’t matter. I heard her. I saw myself in the reflection of her giggled sentence. In my mind, I was one who “walked like a girl.” Alice Kleinhans, eleven years old, had given shape to another human being.

 

 

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

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Sermon Discussion Questions: The Hospitality of the Heart

Published by: Jason Meyer
August 8, 2014

The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany my sermon on August 9/10, “The Hospitality of the Heart” (2 Corinthians 7:2–4). The questions can be used for discussion in small groups or for personal reflection.

 

 

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‘Sweethearts for a Lifetime’

Published by: Sam Crabtree
July 28, 2014

Into their sixth decade of marriage, Wayne & Carol Mack have written a helpful 290-page book on marriage. It contains scores of discussion questions—useful in personal counsel or small group discussions. The principles of the book are translated into dozens of exercises, inventories, and checklists that make for ready application to willing hearts. Carol’s section on submission is helpful, insightful, practical ... and written by a woman.

Here are some excerpts from Sweethearts for a Lifetime:

 

 

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

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Freedom, Part 5

Published by: Sam Crabtree
June 27, 2014

“Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves, and, under a just God, cannot long retain it.”
—Abraham Lincoln, in Letter to Henry L. Pierce

 

 

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

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True Love

Published by: Sam Crabtree
May 15, 2014

David Wells described true love this way in a lecture he gave at Bethlehem in 1998:

“Agape [love] has no need, always gives without taking, and never dies, for it requires nothing from its object. It is indiscriminate, uncaused, and calculates no returns.”

 

 

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

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The Ministry of Reconciliation

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Jason Meyer
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May 10, 2014

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Controlled by Christ

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May 3, 2014

Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade others. But what we are is known to God, and I hope it is known also to your conscience. We are not commending ourselves to you again but giving you cause to boast about us, so that you may be able to answer those who boast about outward appearance and not about what is in the heart. For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you.

Sermon Discussion Questions: Controlled by Christ

Published by: Jason Meyer
May 2, 2014

The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany my sermon on May 3/4, “Controlled by Christ” (2 Corinthians 5:11–15). The questions can be used for discussion in small groups or for personal reflection.

Outline

This week our prayer is that God will open our eyes to see three things that Paul wants the Corinthians to see:

 

 

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Two Observations on Shooting Baskets at the Gym

Published by: Sam Crabtree
March 24, 2014

A few days ago while at the gym, I made 27 out of 28 shots from the top of the key.

Observation One: Humans are inconsistent, consistently. The reason 27 out of 28 is so remarkable (for me, anyway) is that I normally can’t make that percentage of shots from that distance. Yes, by grace I can make shots, but I also miss. Even on a day of good shooting, I did not make ALL of the shots. God never misses the mark.

 

 

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

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Enjoying Each Other’s Good

Published by: Sam Crabtree
January 29, 2014

“All extreme sensitiveness, fastidiousness, suspicion, readiness to take offense, and tenacity of what we think our due, come from self-love, as does the unworthy secret gratification we sometimes feel when another is humbled or mortified.”

—Jean Nicolas Grou, 18th century Roman Catholic mystic

“Enjoying each other’s good is heaven begun.”

—Lucy C. Smith

 

 

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

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