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For Whom Did Jesus Die?

Published by: Sam Crabtree
March 2, 2015

Andy Naselli, a professor at Bethlehem College & Seminary, has co-edited a new book, Perspectives on the Extent of the Atonement: 3 Views. In the book, Andy referees an intramural debate between three authors who advocate respectively for definite atonement, general atonement, and multiple-intentions atonement.

In his post-debate conclusion, Naselli helpfully suggests “10 Ways to Create Unhealthy Schism Over the Extent of the Atonement,” including the following:

 

 

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

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Pride

Published by: Sam Crabtree
February 9, 2015

“Hell is a bad movie with no closing credits.”

               Jason Meyer, speaking on pride at the 2015 Desiring God Conference for Pastors

 

 

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

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Sermon Discussion Questions: Encounter His Coming: Christmas for the Chief of Sinners

Published by: Jason Meyer
December 19, 2014

The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany the Advent sermon on December 20/21, “Encounter His Coming: Christmas for the Chief of Sinners” (1 Timothy 1:15–17). The questions can be used for discussion in small groups or for personal reflection.

Outline

Three Key Questions for Christmas:

 

 

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Only Two Systems

Published by: Sam Crabtree
December 16, 2014

All the religious systems in the world, natural (manmade) or revealed, can be reduced to one of two descriptions: either “do,” or “done.”

 

 

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

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White-Washed?

Published by: Sam Crabtree
December 10, 2014

“Man white-washes; God washes white.”

               —Edwin Louis Cole, in Maximized Manhood

 

 

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

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Star Newsletter 12-2014

Author: 
Joy Hong
Date Given: 
November 26, 2014

On our website, this newsletter is available as a PDF only. To subscribe or learn about this monthly publication, visit the Star newsletter page. This issue of the Star newsletter contains ...

Paradigms of the Proud

Published by: Sam Crabtree
November 13, 2014

But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, "God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”—James 4:6 

 

 

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

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Inception, Not End

Published by: Sam Crabtree
September 25, 2014

“The new birth is not an end, but an inception, for now begins the glorious pursuit, the heart’s happy exploration of the infinite riches of the Godhead.”

—from A.W.Tozer’s, The Pursuit of God

 

 

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

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No Softness

Published by: Sam Crabtree
September 23, 2014

There is no softness to the coming judgment of God.

But as certain as the righteous judgment of the Holy God is, so is the salvation available through the unfathomable grace of our Creator, who “made him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in him.”

 

—Dr. Henry M. Morris, III in “Declaring the Unknown God”, Acts & Facts, Sept 2014

 

 

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Buried Alive

Published by: Sam Crabtree
September 11, 2014

A thousand people sat in rapt silence, eyes glued to Rick Segal as he delivered the testimony of his journey toward believer’s baptism.

 

 

 

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

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