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

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Aug 28
Sam Crabtree
In recent weeks, Bethlehem’s Communications department has been brainstorming and in the process of developing a "Pastors Blog." The plan is that the blog you are reading now, Pastor Sam’s Blog, will simply change its name to Pastors Blog. The blog...
Aug 27
Sam Crabtree
“Some men will follow Christ on certain conditions—if He will not lead them through rough roads, if He will not enjoin them any difficult tasks, if the sun and wind do not annoy them, if He will remit a part of His plan and order. But the true...
Aug 26
Sam Crabtree
These posts are not making a case against good, air-tight arguments. I’m just saying something else comes first, prior to making defenses of intellectual (even biblical) positions. What comes first? Things like this: “But the wisdom from above is...
Aug 25
Sam Crabtree
In the delicate interactions between a husband and a wife, a wise husband gains a hearing before saying what he has to say to her. Otherwise whatever he says may just roll off her back. I am pointing to the crucial importance of drawing a wife which...
Aug 24
Sam Crabtree
Not all things that are totally true belong in the mouths of certain individuals. Consider: The Lord said, “this people draw near with their mouth and honor me with their lips, while their hearts are far from me” (Isaiah 29:13). Apparently they are...
Aug 20
Sam Crabtree
After numerous centuries and generations recorded in the first eleven chapters of Genesis, we reach the character of Abram. Now the LORD said to Abram, "Go from your country and your kindred and your father's house to the land that I will show you....
Aug 19
Sam Crabtree
As a token of appreciation for presiding at his daughter’s wedding, a friend and basketball buddy of mine gave me a nice pen, a limited edition collectible. I don’t collect pens. I lose pens. But it’s a very nice pen, and I am enjoying using it,...
Aug 18
Sam Crabtree
I presided at two outdoor weddings this past weekend. One was on a lakeside farm—under a heat index advisory, with blistering sun and tropical humidity. Everyone was dripping. Men were shedding their sport coats and loosening their ties. Women...
Aug 13
Sam Crabtree
Cush fathered Nimrod; he was the first on earth to be a mighty man. 9 He was a mighty hunter before the LORD. Therefore it is said, "Like Nimrod a mighty hunter before the LORD." The beginning of his kingdom was Babel, Erech, Accad, and Calneh, in...
Aug 12
Sam Crabtree
“The art of life consists in taking each event which befalls us with a contented mind, confident of good. This makes us grow younger as we grown older, for youth and joy come from the soul to the body more than from the body to the soul.” —James...
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