Pastor Sam Crabtree is Bethlehem's Pastor for Small Groups at our North Campus.  

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Feb 27
Sam Crabtree
And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ.—Ephesians 4:11–12   Dallas Willard paraphrases that text like this: Church...
Feb 26
Sam Crabtree
According to government estimates, 300,000 children are sold into sexual slavery every year. In the Twin Cities as many as 500 children per day are sold on the black market. On March 21, 2015, Bethlehem’s North Campus is hosting anti-trafficking...
Feb 24
Sam Crabtree
In speaking to the Bethlehem Council of Elders recently about doing evangelism without compromising the true gospel, Jason Meyer said, “Reach out, but don’t sell out.”
Feb 24
Sam Crabtree
Crossway has recently published the new book by Sam Storms, Kept for Jesus: What the New Testament Really Teaches About Assurance of Salvation and Eternal Security. In that book, Storms writes ... People who are ashamed of their sin have not...
Feb 19
Sam Crabtree
Human DNA (and all DNA) mutates. Mutations are virtually all downward—that is, information is lost, never gained or added. The buildup of mutations can only continue so long, until the genome essentially collapses and the species goes extinct. This...
Feb 18
Sam Crabtree
I recently finished reading Jason C. Meyer’s A Biblical Theology of Preaching. Here are 10 excerpts. The first temptation was a focused attack on God’s word. The thing to stress at this point is that the serpent’s strike is aimed at the goodness of...
Feb 17
Sam Crabtree
Q: What was happening as 1,600 pastors attended the Desiring God Conference for Pastors in Minneapolis a couple weeks ago? A: 35,000 others were live-streaming the conference. That’s the day in which we live—20 times as many people attended the...
Feb 12
Sam Crabtree
“Hell is not because God is malicious or capricious, but because he is holy.”                —John Piper, speaking on the origin, essence, and definition of sin at the 2015...
Feb 11
Sam Crabtree
“Envy is the desire to possess what belongs to someone else, coupled with resentment that they have it and you don’t.”                 —Sam Storms, speaking on freedom from...
Feb 9
Sam Crabtree
“Hell is a bad movie with no closing credits.”                —Jason Meyer, speaking on pride at the 2015 Desiring God Conference for Pastors
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