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

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May 27
Sam Crabtree
Desiring God board member Peter Hedstrom at the recent board meeting prayed, “Lord, go to the library of my heart, and clear off the shelves where I have volumes of bitterness (etc.) so that I do not go back to them. Purge the library of my soul.”
May 26
Sam Crabtree
That’s what Desiring God board member Peter Hedstrom prayed during one of the several prayer sessions at the recent board meeting. What he meant was that there are many secondary issues in life on which we may be flexible and allow a lot of latitude...
May 22
Sam Crabtree
The Desiring God board met for a day and a half recently, and during a board development portion of that meeting, the board members were asked individually to respond to the following questions. What are you currently doing for devotions? What,...
May 18
Sam Crabtree
God often uses obvious blessing and sometimes apparent catastrophic events to bring about sudden developments. He is the God of stability and the God of catastrophe, using them both for his good purposes. May 18 is the fifth anniversary of the birth...
May 14
Sam Crabtree
Today, May 14, the board of Bethlehem College & Seminary meets for six hours, and tomorrow marks the date of the fifth commencement exercises since the school officially became a college & seminary (instead of an institute). This year's...
May 12
Sam Crabtree
Never pass by or palter with the clear voice of conscience, with the plain command of duty; never let it be doubtful to your own soul whether you belong to the right side or wrong, whether you are a true soldier or false traitor. Never deliberate...
May 11
Sam Crabtree
Yesterday moms opened Mother’s Day cards, and today stores feature Father’s Day cards. Here are nine observations about fathering.  There is a perfect Father, and you are not him. Human fathering is a privilege, not a right. Fatherhood is a...
May 8
Sam Crabtree
In America, Return to God, Erwin Lutzer writes ... No nation has turned away from so much light in order to choose darkness (as the United States). Eighteenth-century Britain was in such a state of decline that Parliament had to be dismissed in the...
May 7
Sam Crabtree
In his little CCEF booklet entitled Grief, Paul David Tripp says the following:  Death is a cruel indicator that the world is broken; it is not functioning according to God’s original design. Your Lord is present in this darkness. He...
May 5
Sam Crabtree
In writing about the American Civil War in the Bethlehem College & Seminary Prayer Letter, BCS professor Johnathon Bowers writes … The problem is as old as Cain and Abel, whose story John Steinbeck said we carry around like an invisible tail....
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