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

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Apr 3
Sam Crabtree
We are routinely drawn to slip into one of two ditches: legalism on one side and lawlessness on the other. Our God is a commandment-giving God. Jesus said if we love him, we will keep his commandments. So while we are saved by grace through faith...
Apr 2
Sam Crabtree
John Piper once told me that serving the Lord with fear and serving the Lord with gladness do not contradict each other, because on one hand there is real danger, but meanwhile we are not robbed of joy because the fear drives us to Christ, where...
Mar 26
Sam Crabtree
Tomorrow morning about 75 pastors from 50 churches in the Twin Cities will gather at Bethlehem’s Downtown Campus to focus on prayer. Pray for them. William Cowper said poetically,“Satan trembles when he seesThe weakest saint upon his knees.”
Mar 25
Sam Crabtree
Last week was the 329th birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach, of whom it is well known that he signed many of his musical compositions with the initials SDG (Soli Deo Gloria, “To God alone be glory”). Whether you eat or drink or compose Brandenburg...
Mar 24
Sam Crabtree
A few days ago while at the gym, I made 27 out of 28 shots from the top of the key. Observation One: Humans are inconsistent, consistently. The reason 27 out of 28 is so remarkable (for me, anyway) is that I normally can’t make that percentage of...
Mar 21
Sam Crabtree
I recently finished reading Doulas Wilson’s book by that title. Here are 10 excerpts. On the subject of divorce, the Westminster confession notes that sinful men are apt to “study arguments” in order to get away from the teaching of Scripture on...
Mar 20
Sam Crabtree
For 99¢ at Hidden Treasures, someone bought and gave to me a copy of Dave Barry’s Book of Bad Songs, which states, “Bad songs are already in your brain. Your brain has an amazing capacity to remember bad songs.”  I admit to laughing more than a...
Mar 19
Sam Crabtree
Adapted from correspondence ... I am pastor in Louisville, Kentucky. For the past several months, I have taken seriously the discipline of memorizing Scripture. … May I ask some questions concerning Scripture memory? What system do you use to...
Mar 18
Sam Crabtree
I’ve been asked to give an update on the conference I mentioned yesterday. I delivered four plenary sessions on Practicing Affirmation, the theme of the conference of the Institute for Biblical Counseling and Discipleship. The four titles were the...
Mar 17
Sam Crabtree
On March 1, I stood before the conferees of the 2014 Spring Seminar of the Institute for Biblical Counseling and Discipleship in Escondido, California, and started the sessions by asking them to write, “The most eye-opening thing you have discovered...
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