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More From John Piper

Published by: Sam Crabtree
February 12, 2014

Last week this blog posted a couple snippets of John’s remarks at the Desiring God Conference for Pastors. He spoke again, and here are a few other snippets:

There is more joy to be yours than you now have.

Union with Christ produces action!

Satan is servant, not master.

 

 

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

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The God of Peace Is a God Who Crushes

Published by: Bryan DeWire
June 26, 2013

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

 

 

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

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Load Your Guns With Some of These Anti-Satan Shells

Author: 
John Piper
Date Given: 
October 20, 1986

"One little word will fell him!"

John 12:31
Now is the judgment of this world, now shall the ruler of this world be cast out.

1 John 3:8
The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.

Hebrews 2:14
Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same nature, that through death he might destroy him who has the power of death, that is, the devil.

Satan's Bible Knowledge

Author: 
John Piper
Date Given: 
June 30, 1981

Why Satan Is Left on Earth

Subtitle: 
Incentives in the Battle for Joy in Jesus
Author: 
John Piper
Date Given: 
May 14, 2003

Part of the problem of evil is the problem of why Satan is given so much freedom to harm the world, when God has the right and power to throw him in the pit. God will one day do away with Satan altogether (Revelation 20:3, 10). That will be no injustice to Satan. Nor would it be unjust for God to do it today. So why doesn't He, in view of how much misery Satan causes?

Two Things Satan Loves

Published by: Sam Crabtree
August 1, 2012

“Satan loves disorder and error, both schism and heresy. One weakens the body by amputation, the other by poisoning. By both he keeps the church in constant turmoil. But polemics (rigorous defense of the truth) is never the problem.”
—from “How to Be Polemical Without Being a Downright Nasty Person,” by Michael Horton, in Modern Reformation (Sept/Oct 1996)

 

 

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

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Where Is Satan?

Published by: Sam Crabtree
June 27, 2012

At junior high summer camp last week we showed two pictures and asked the campers to indicate which one they thought might be Satan. Picture A was a gentle-looking angel in a peaceful-looking pose, and Picture B was a bony-fingered, angry-looking ogre.

Then we asked them to read this verse from the Bible.

Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.—2 Corinthians 11:14

Satan masquerades. He strives to conceal himself. And where does he hide? Often he masquerades in the excuses we offer.

 

 

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

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Fighting Not Against Flesh and Blood

Published by: Sam Crabtree
March 13, 2012

“The next time the devil reminds you of your past, remind yourself of his future.”
—Anonymous clipping I found this past week in a file while looking for something else
 

 

 

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

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Sent Into the Harvest: What If We Approached Halloween as Christians on Mission?

Subtitle: 
Star Article
Author: 
David Mathis
Date Given: 
October 18, 2011

What if a crisp October wind blew through “the way we’ve always done things” at Halloween? What if the Spirit stirred in us a new perspective on October 31? What if dads led their households in a fresh approach to Halloween as Christians on mission?

What if spreading a passion for God’s supremacy in all things included Halloween—that amalgamation of wickedness now the second-largest commercial holiday in the West?

Pastor Bud's Points on Corporate Prayer

Published by: Sam Crabtree
September 7, 2011

Pastor Bud Burk recently led the pastoral staff in a discussion of corporate prayer, including the following points.

 

 

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

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