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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 Executive Pastor and Lead Pastor for Life Training.

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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 Executive Pastor and Lead Pastor for Life Training.

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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 Executive Pastor and Lead Pastor for Life Training.

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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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Set Free to See

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Speaker: 
Jason Meyer
Date Given: 
August 31, 2013

Since we have such a hope, we are very bold, not like Moses, who would put a veil over his face so that the Israelites might not gaze at the outcome of what was being brought to an end. But their minds were hardened. For to this day, when they read the old covenant, that same veil remains unlifted, because only through Christ is it taken away. Yes, to this day whenever Moses is read a veil lies over their hearts. But when one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

Patiently Wait for the Joy to Come

Published by: Bryan DeWire
August 23, 2013

Sing praises to the LORD, O you his saints, and give thanks to his holy name. For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.—Psalm 30:4–5

When I first started meditating on the Fighter Verse for this week, it struck me with a note of dissonance.

 

 

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

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Benefits of Being Kept Waiting

Published by: Sam Crabtree
August 22, 2013

Ever had to wait for someone who was delaying you? Why would the God who controls all things let that happen to you? Our irritation at people who keep us waiting is evidence that we are seeing from our own perspective. But from God’s perspective, what might be going on when someone is late? Here are some suggestions, adapted from a newsletter from the Institute in Basic Life Principles.

 

 

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

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In Church or in Christ?

Author: 
Kempton Turner
Date Given: 
August 1, 2011

“I’ve been in church all of my life.”  Tragically, this has been a common response over the years when I have asked people (even some of our young people at Bethlehem) about the state of their souls before God.  In other words, they are basically saying, “I am a Christian because I have been around a local gathering of Christians as far back as I can remember.” 

Arm Yourselves

Published by: Sam Crabtree
August 19, 2013

Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking.—1 Peter 4:1

How does one arm himself with a certain kind of thinking?

To arm yourself with Christ-thinking is to do such things as …

 

 

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

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