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

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Apr 23
Sam Crabtree
Sarah Williams continues her report (see Part 1 and Part 2) …  What does human trafficking look like in Minnesota? It’s popular for high school girls to “traffic” younger girls (ages 8–11) so that the older girls can...
Apr 22
Sam Crabtree
A continuation of Sarah William’s report (see Part 1) ... Why is trafficking growing? Here are 3 of 15 reasons from WAR (Women At Risk) International: Internet We have the Internet in our hands (literally), and it’s difficult to monitor...
Apr 21
Sam Crabtree
Sarah Williams, receptionist at the Downtown Campus, recently attended an eight-hour training on how the average person can help fight against sex trafficking. I invited her to write a summary for me, which I have broken into segments to post this...
Apr 18
Sam Crabtree
Jerry Sheveland, president of Converge Worldwide of the Baptist General Conference (our denomination), has announced that he is working with the board to execute a succession plan. Jerry has served as president for 12 years. 
Apr 17
Sam Crabtree
Have you ever signed a contract to find something? On April 17 in 1492 Christopher Columbus signed a contract with Spain to find the Indies. His exploration and navigation led to a general European awareness of the American continents. Jesus said, “...
Apr 16
Sam Crabtree
This April marks the 450th birthday of William Shakespeare, who wrote in King Henry VI,“And seeing ignorance is the curse of God,Knowledge the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.”—Lord Saye, Scene VII Knowing is a key to many good things, according to...
Apr 15
Sam Crabtree
This blog post recently described ways I go about Scripture memory. Becki Warnock sent a helpful reply, and here it is: Thanks for your inspirational and practical hints for memorizing. … My journey with the Lord into memorization has had a...
Apr 14
Sam Crabtree
I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I heard and saw them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who showed them to me, but he said to me, “You must not do that! I am a fellow servant with you and your brothers the...
Apr 11
Sam Crabtree
Saul, prior to becoming Paul, approved of the stoning to death of Stephen. And Saul approved of [Stephen’s] execution.—Acts 8:1 Today, those two stand shoulder to shoulder, arm in arm, worshiping the One who saved both of them. Paul has no more...
Apr 10
Sam Crabtree
… For the healing of the nations. Do the nations yet know they are sick? The human race is a race of self-justifiers. We insist we can heal whatever is wrong with us by inventing moralistic (even deistic) therapies. We think we are not wrong, but...
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