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

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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...
Mar 14
Sam Crabtree
It is right to praise one who saves. Local heroes who pull victims from fires, rescue potential drowning victims, and even fetch lost dogs from flooded rivers receive honors and awards from local mayors, police departments, and citizens groups....
Mar 13
Sam Crabtree
I cannot see any progress in my work. I cannot do what I’m truly gifted to do. Some difficult members are causing me pain. I don’t get affirmation for what I do. I don’t get enough rest and relaxation. —According to Kevin Miller, quoted by Joel R...
Mar 12
Sam Crabtree
I recently read Douglas Wilson’s book Reforming Marriage: Gospel Living for Couples—150 pages of quintessential Wilson mix: Bible, barbs, and humor. Here are 10 excerpts. How would you describe the spiritual aroma of your home? A wife is not kept...
Mar 11
Sam Crabtree
“Prayer is the humble acknowledgment of our emptiness and the glad, worshipful acknowledgment of God’s fullness.” —Dan Shambro (part of a sermon for his Preaching class at BCS)
Mar 10
Sam Crabtree
Unlike money, the blood of Christ has purchasing power that is not affected by inflation or erratic swings in the stock market. This power does not fluctuate depending upon where you are in the world. ... Our Lord’s blood has the same purchasing...
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