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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 Executive Pastor and Lead Pastor for Life Training.

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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 Executive Pastor and Lead Pastor for Life Training.

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Loving and Teaching

Published by: Sam Crabtree
December 20, 2013

“If you don’t love right, you won’t teach right.”

 —Bishop McKinney, in Seize the Moment

 

 

Pastor Sam Crabtree is Bethlehem's Executive Pastor and Lead Pastor for Life Training.

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Counting the Investment Cost

Published by: Sam Crabtree
December 11, 2013

A letter from Joe Smith, President, Fidelis Foundation (Minneapolis):

 

 

Pastor Sam Crabtree is Bethlehem's Executive Pastor and Lead Pastor for Life Training.

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That All May Go Well With You

Published by: Sam Crabtree
December 1, 2013

Why go to God with a request that all go well with someone you love? Answer: Because God is sovereign over, supportively under, and pre-eminently involved in every aspect of your loved one’s life—every moment, every episode, every molecule, every waking thought, or every intersection with another being.

 

 

Pastor Sam Crabtree is Bethlehem's Executive Pastor and Lead Pastor for Life Training.

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God First

Published by: Sam Crabtree
November 26, 2013

We love because he first loved us.—1 John 4:19

God is always the initiator. He is always first. No one and nothing comes prior to God.

 

 

Pastor Sam Crabtree is Bethlehem's Executive Pastor and Lead Pastor for Life Training.

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Receive Blows and Not Give Them

Published by: Sam Crabtree
November 14, 2013

Protestants were permitted to meet only outside of towns and without arms in France according to the Edict of January 1562. 

The number of Protestants was growing rapidly, but the Guises were determined to crush them. Two months after the Edict, they butchered 60 and wounded 200 Protestants gathered legally for public worship.

 

 

Pastor Sam Crabtree is Bethlehem's Executive Pastor and Lead Pastor for Life Training.

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MOMS 2013/2014 Theme Morning Audio Links Now Available

Published by: Pam Larson
November 7, 2013

1 John 4:18 states, "There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear."  

When King Jesus transforms a mother's heart and roots her faith in the good soil of the gospel, the beautiful Spirit-produced fruit of love blossoms forth in her home to bless her family. May you receive fresh grace and truth to love those nearest and dearest to your heart.

 

 

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Kempton Turner- 2013/2014 MOMS Theme Morning Downtown

Speaker: 
Kempton Turner
Date Given: 
October 1, 2013

When King Jesus transforms a mother's heart and roots her faith in the good soil of the gospel, the beautiful Spirit-produced fruit of love blossoms forth in her home to bless her family. May you receive fresh grace and truth to love those nearest and dearest to your heart.

David Mathis- 2013/2014 MOMS Theme Morning Downtown

Speaker: 
David Mathis
Date Given: 
October 1, 2013

When King Jesus transforms a mother's heart and roots her faith in the good soil of the gospel, the beautiful Spirit-produced fruit of love blossoms forth in her home to bless her family.  May you receive fresh grace and truth to love those nearest and dearest to your heart.

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