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Be President

Published by: Sam Crabtree
October 21, 2013

Be presidents of each other's fan clubs.

—Tony Heath

 

 

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

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Quit Horsing Around

Published by: Bryan DeWire
October 4, 2013

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you. Be not like a horse or a mule, without understanding, which must be curbed with bit and bridle, or it will not stay near you.— Psalm 32:8–9

When we feel confused about what we should do—when the complexities of life overwhelm and bewilder us—the Lord himself promises to guide his own. We have but One Instructor as Jesus says in Matthew 23:10. And we have but One Teacher as Jesus says in Matthew 23:8.

 

 

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

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How the Reviled Become What They Really Are

Published by: Bryan DeWire
September 20, 2013

Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.—Matthew 5:11–12

 

 

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

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A Proverbs-Driven Life

Published by: Sam Crabtree
September 19, 2013

I recently read Anthony Selvaggio’s book by that title. Here are some excerpts.

Wise living and wise speech are essential and inseparable.

Live in light of what is really true.

At the heart of godly wisdom is an ability not to become distracted from those things that are most important.

[The book of] Proverbs offers us future-oriented guidance.

 

 

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

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Pressing in on Jesus

Author: 
Bud Burk
Date Given: 
September 1, 2010

You would think that September’s Family Discipleship Newsletter would be primarily about recruiting, as our planned start up is so close, but as important as that is, it is my joy to point you to something else found in Luke 5:1–11. My hope is that this article would be used by God to help you depend more fully upon Jesus, trusting in Him and longing for Him, for He is coming back again to save those who are “eagerly waiting for Him” (Hebrews 9:28).

What One Fact?

Published by: Sam Crabtree
September 16, 2013

When Peter says, “Do not overlook this one fact,” what one fact does he have in mind?

[  ] A.  You were ransomed from the futile ways of your forefathers.

[  ] B.  He has caused us to be born again to a living hope.

[  ] C.  He committed no sin. Neither was deceit found in his mouth.

 

 

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

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God's Power in Cracked Pots

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Speaker: 
Jason Meyer
Date Given: 
September 14, 2013

But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.

Steady the Soul

Published by: Sam Crabtree
September 9, 2013

They entice unsteady souls.—2 Peter 2:14 

Unsteady souls are more easily enticed. 

What can be done to steady a soul?

 

 

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

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The Life of the Blessed

Published by: Bryan DeWire
September 6, 2013

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.—Matthew 5:3–6

Who are the blessed? “The poor in spirit.” “Those who mourn.” “The meek.” “Those who hunger and thirst for righteousness.” And so on.

 

 

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

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Master it. Master it.

Published by: Pam Larson
September 4, 2013

"When all your favorite preachers are gone, and all their books forgotten, you will have your Bible. Master it. Master it."

 

 

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