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

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Nov 26
Sam Crabtree
  Giving thanks requires paying attention. People who think well, thank well. To grumble is to claim greater wisdom than God. Acknowledging God’s goodness is seeing him as he is.
Nov 24
Sam Crabtree
It is virtually impossible for gratitude and bitterness to dominate the same heart at the same moment. Gratitude is an antidote to bitterness. If God is working all things (emphasis on all) for the good of those who love him, then awareness of that...
Nov 20
Sam Crabtree
Colossians 1:16–20 1.     By him all things were created. 2.     By him all things consist (or are saved from falling apart) 3.     By him all things are reconciled. Hebrews 1:2–3 1....
Nov 19
Sam Crabtree
“Our responsibility is to give the world the right impression of God,” says John Wesley (according to Dan Busby, president of Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, in his 3rd Quarter 2014 report).
Nov 18
Sam Crabtree
During a season of prayer last week at the organizational elder meeting, Ken Currie praised Jesus that his ... Person is great. Power is great. Promises are great.
Nov 15
Sam Crabtree
“The art of economics consists in looking not merely at the immediate but at the longer effects of any act or policy; it consists in tracing the consequences of that policy not merely for one group but for all groups.” That’s the one lesson in Henry...
Nov 13
Sam Crabtree
But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, "God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”—James 4:6  To presume one can draw near to God without God enabling them to do so is not only folly, but evidence of pride. God resists the...
Nov 13
Sam Crabtree
In yesterday’s post we cited Norm Andersen’s 12 “seeds” for producing fruitful relationships. He contrasts those positives with corresponding negatives, as follows: 1.     Respect / disrespect, rudeness 2.    ...
Nov 11
Sam Crabtree
In his book entitled 12 Seeds for Successful Relationships, Norm Andersen launches each of his dozen chapters from a Bible text under 12 headings as follows ... 1.     Respect: Outdo one another in showing honor.—Romans 12:10...
Nov 10
Sam Crabtree
Jared Wass underscores the following from Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer. (The headings below are Jared’s).  How Zeal for Community Can Kill It—The Need to Kill the Wish Dream He who loves his dream of a community more than the...
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