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Eight Questions

Published by: Sam Crabtree
May 22, 2015

The Desiring God board met for a day and a half recently, and during a board development portion of that meeting, the board members were asked individually to respond to the following questions.

 

 

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

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What I Said to Southern Baptist Shepherds

Published by: Sam Crabtree
April 15, 2015

I recently spoke at the Shepherd’s Conference of the State Convention of Baptists in Indiana. Here is some of what I said on my assigned topic, “The Pastor and Caring for His Own Soul.” 

 

 

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

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Reminders of Who You Are – Part 2 of 3

Published by: Sam Crabtree
March 12, 2015

In Christ you are …

  • Reconciled to God (Romans 5:10)
  • A recipient of abounding grace (Romans 5:20)
  • Dead to sin (Romans 6:11)
  • Alive to God (Romans 6:11)
  • A recipient of eternal life (Romans 6:23)
  • Not condemned (Romans 8:1)
  • Free from the law of sin and death (Romans 8:2)
  • A co-inheritor with Jesus (Romans 8:17)
  • Protected from opposition (Romans 8:31)
  • Inseparable from God’s love (Romans 8:35)

 

 

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

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Bethlehem "younger" women ... It is NOT too late to join our Titus 2 ministry!

Published by: Pam Larson
February 16, 2015

We invite women college age and older to join Titus 2, where you will find community and encouragement. We still have openings for 2015; it is NOT too late to join!

Here is encouragement from a current mentee and new Titus 2 Committee member:

 

 

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Trusting God With Unwavering Courage

Published by: Pam Larson
February 6, 2015

Trusting God With Unwavering Courage is the title of the 2015 Bethlehem Women's Ministry Spring Conference. Back by popular demand, our guest speaker will be Nancy Guthrie. We asked Nancy, "what does it mean to trust God?"

 

 

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Three Postures

Published by: Sam Crabtree
January 27, 2015

At the Converge Transform meetings in California last week, President Scott Ridout highlighted three postures he would like people in the Baptist General Conference (Converge) to take:

  1. Be a learner.
    Study to exegete the Bible and our culture.
  2. Be a leverager.
    Steward the resources and influence God has given you by putting them to good use and not leaving them idle.
  3. Be a listener.
    Be swift to hear. And the one voice we need to hear is God’s voice.

 

 

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

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The Blessed Man

Published by: Jonathon Woodyard
December 19, 2014

Psalm 1:1–2 states, "Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night."

Matthew Henry writes the following in commenting on these verses:

 

 

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

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Numbering Our Days

Published by: Sam Crabtree
October 17, 2014

C.S. Lewis died one week before his sixty-fourth birthday. Saturday is one week before my own 64th. So I am prompted to reflect.

 

 

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

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The Interpersonal Reach of Interpersonal Interaction

Published by: Jonathon Woodyard
September 19, 2014

(Jonathon Woodyard is a third year student at Bethlehem College & Seminary, with twelve years in the military and previous pastoral experience. He and his wife, Gina, have two sons. He will be taking responsibility for Friday posts this year. Here is his first.)

 

 

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

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Pendulum Swinging

Published by: Sam Crabtree
September 16, 2014

As fallen thinkers, “we’re on our way to one extreme or another.”
—Tim Tomlinson, President of Bethlehem College & Seminary

Staying plumb is a miracle of grace and a grace-enabled labor of biblical fidelity.

 

 

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

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