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

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Feb 28
Sam Crabtree
Please pray for me. Tomorrow, Lord willing, I will give four plenary addresses at the annual convention of the Institute for Biblical Counseling and Discipleship (IBCD), a gathering of Christian counselors in San Diego. Their convention this year is...
Feb 25
Sam Crabtree
When February snow comes downPreceded by wet rain,The sticky stuff beneath the snowMakes moving it a pain. It sticks to shovels, blowers clog …And O my aching back!It’s heavy! O so heavy;It can cause a heart attack. But wait a second. You complain;...
Feb 24
Sam Crabtree
We must obey God rather than men.—Acts 5:29 The Fighter Verse for this week is the basis for upright civil disobedience, providing a check against tyranny. It’s also the basis for civil obedience, for it is God who commands us to honor the king,...
Feb 21
Sam Crabtree
Jesus never texted, though he said that until heaven and earth pass away not one stroke or one dot of the law (his law) would pass away. He is himself the eternal Word. Jesus never surfed the web, though he walked on water. Jesus never was elected...
Feb 20
Sam Crabtree
An April 2012 press release from the University of Wisconsin-Madison says that “something happened” during the Cambrian explosion recorded in the fossil record. “The oceans teemed with life 600 million years ago, but the simple, soft-bodied...
Feb 19
Sam Crabtree
Final Exit is a network committed to freeing our culture of any restrictions to end life. Ironically, their website states categorically that they would “not encourage anyone to end their life, are opposed to anyone encouraging another to end his...
Feb 18
Sam Crabtree
President Richard M. Nixon once said, “Finishing second in the Olympics gets you silver. Finishing second in politics gets you oblivion.”  Paul made a similar comparison, but much broader, saying that if you win everything, but lose Christ, you...
Feb 17
Sam Crabtree
Once upon a time I did college ministry. Ralph, one of the students in that ministry died this past week. He had written this in his Christmas letter: “A life with cancer that God has sovereignly ordained as His will for me has brought the greatest...
Feb 13
Sam Crabtree
The 26th annual pastors conference was attended by 1,632 conferees, 47 exhibitors, and 25,000 who watched the event by live stream.
Feb 12
Sam Crabtree
Last week this blog posted a couple snippets of John’s remarks at the Desiring God Conference for Pastors. He spoke again, and here are a few other snippets: There is more joy to be yours than you now have. Union with Christ produces action! Satan...
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