Pastor Sam Crabtree is Bethlehem's Executive Pastor and Lead Pastor for Life Training.
After enjoying these photos of the Bethlehem orchestra outdoors at Peavey Park a couple weeks ago, come out and enjoy a meal and some outdoor gospel preaching every Wednesday night this summer, including the Fourth of July.
Tim Johnson, Chairman of the Bethlehem Elder Council, often closes his letters to the council with a selected Scripture verse. What verse did he use prior to the last meeting? John 19:30, “He [Jesus] said, ‘It is finished.’ ” In all of our labors,...
At this week’s Adult Ministries team meeting, Pastor Jack Delk presented a devotional that highlighted two possible dangers that surprisingly lurk in the middle of making progress in your sanctification and growth in holiness: pride and forgetting...
Upon returning home from Jr High Summer Camp, the team received a letter from Pastor Bud Burk from which I excerpt: Most of life is in the routine, in the normal. Most of life is found in things like doing the dishes, doing homework, cleaning up...
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...
The board members of Desiring God are appointed by the Elder Council of Bethlehem Baptist Church. What does the Board of Desiring God look like? Photo #1 – board in session (l to r – Peter Hedstrom, Mitch Pearson, Sam Storms, John Piper) Photo #2...
Why has the Church historically given significant time and energy to corporate worship of God through song? Pastor Dan Holst, Lead Pastor, North Campus, offers a few reasons for why we sing: Old Testament precedent New Testament example New...
He asked, "Why give a gift to someone?" To honor him. To please him. To do him good. Multiple times Jesus says God the Father gave a gift to his Son. The gift pleases the Son. The Father delights in the giving, and the Son delights in the gift....
Newfangled social and gaming apps are popular and all, but it turns out that content dating back thousands of years can still hold its own in today's tech landscape. YouVersion, a Bible reading app made by LifeChurch.tv, has crossed the 50 million-...
This hospital (remodeled) is where I was born, on the banks of the Rock River in Dixon, Illinois. Yes, it’s been remodeled in the past 61 years. And this is where I was born again as a grade-schooler at First Baptist Church in LaSalle,...