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Peace and Courage in Christ

Published by: Bryan DeWire
June 27, 2013

Note: While Pastor Sam is on vacation, his assistant, Bryan DeWire, will be filling in for him on the blog. 

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.—John 16:33 

Jesus is speaking to his disciples just before his death in John 16:33. He desires for them to “have peace” and “take heart.” 

Notice two things from this text:

 

 

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

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All-Church Quarterly Strategy Meeting (April 28, 2013)

Published by: Amanda Knoke
April 29, 2013

Highlights from the April 28 Quarterly Strategy Meeting include …

  • Membership Report (Bethlehem had 3,304 members at end of the April meeting)
  • Treasurer’s Report from the First Quarter of 2013
  • Update on TCT Church Planting Resident Weyland Leach and Hayden Heights Baptist Church Restart
  • Antioch Moment Relational Update
    • Update from Pastor Jason
    • Report from Kurt Elting-Ballard (member of elder subcommittee working on relational

 

 

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Love ... How?

Published by: Sam Crabtree
March 27, 2012

Recently Pastor John preached on love. What are some practical biblical ways to demonstrate love? Here are nine.

 

 

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

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Don’t Worship Peace

Published by: Sam Crabtree
March 14, 2012

“Don’t worship peace; worship the Peacemaker.”
—Steve Viars, at the Biblical Counseling Training Conference this past weekend at Bethlehem’s North Campus

 

 

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

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Peacemaking for Families

Published by: Pam Larson
January 15, 2012

Peacemaking For Families bookAs moms, we spend time teaching our children how to get along with each other, but family tension doesn't only arise with our kids. Kirsten Marsh shared at MOMS (North October 4, South October 18, and Downtown November 1) how to incorporate peacemaking in adult family relationships.

Listen now.

 

 

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Peacemaking for Families

Speaker: 
Kirsten Marsh
Date Given: 
October 4, 2011

As moms, we spend time teaching our children how to get along with each other, but family tension doesn't only arise with our kids. Join us as Kirsten Marsh shares how to incorporate peacemaking in adult family relationships.

Grievances and Bitterness

Published by: Sam Crabtree
October 17, 2011

Which comes first: the bitterness egg or the grievance chicken?

Should we wait until a grievance is solved before we let go of bitterness? Restated: Should we be reluctant to let go of bitterness until a grievance is resolved? Or, in contrast, should we operate with the belief that letting go of the bitterness is one of the antecedent steps to resolving the grievance? That is, one of the ingredients to resolving the incident is resolving the relationship, and one of the ingredients to resolving the relationship is letting go of the bitterness.

 

 

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

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Toward Fullness of Joy in the Lord

Speaker: 
John Perkins
Date Given: 
July 30, 2006

Q & A on Relational Commitments (Panel Discussion)

Speaker: 
- Various
Date Given: 
March 11, 2009

On December 14, 2008, the Bethlehem Relational Commitments became part of our membership expectations and in the constitution and church covenant by reference.

These commitments are intended to help us define and mutually accept the way that we at Bethlehem will relate to one another, especially as related to the following:

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