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

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Aug 12
Sam Crabtree
Pastor Bud Burk has invested two months reviewing children’s curricula, asking five questions of each lesson: What is Jesus doing or saying in this story, and why? What do we learn about God and his Son in this story? What do we learn about people...
Aug 11
Sam Crabtree
“Pride is the exact opposite of faith.”—Pastor Tom Steller, at the Pastors Pray & Plan Retreat, unpacking the Scripture that says “faith comes by hearing”
Aug 8
Sam Crabtree
Jesse Harms’ coach said to him, “Harms, run like you’re getting somewhere!” In other words, don’t run aimlessly. The apostle Paul had something to say about that: Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize?...
Aug 7
Sam Crabtree
Pastor Gerrit Dawson is a theologian. He reads books on theology. That’s his job and his passion. He says, “Every time I pick one up, I raise a silent challenge: Make me sing.” He also goes to a lot of worship services. That also is his job and...
Aug 6
Sam Crabtree
“There are many people who believe in creation because they are Christians. I am one for whom the opposite sequence is true—I became a creationist first and a Christian afterward.” To read the testimony of Spike Psarris, formerly an engineer in the...
Aug 5
Sam Crabtree
“It is God who executes judgment, putting down one and lifting up another.” —Psalm 75:7   Forty-three men have been elected to the office of president of the United States of America. Only four were elected by more than 60% of the popular vote...
Aug 4
Sam Crabtree
I have found favor from the Lord. How can I say such a thing? Answer: He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord.—Proverbs 18:22 It is not nepotistic fawning over my wife for me to praise her. “Charm is deceitful, and...
Aug 1
Sam Crabtree
When he preached at the North Campus on July 13, Pastor Jack said, “We do what we do, because we desire what we desire. And we desire what we desire, because we love what we love. Doing flows out of loving.”
Jul 31
Sam Crabtree
There is danger for our souls in thinking we deserve roles for which we are gifted.  Our skills are gifts. So are our opportunities. We don’t deserve either of them. Gifts are not deserved.
Jul 30
Sam Crabtree
Confidence in the wisdom of God is closely related to our obedience to him. A great delusion is contained in the thought, “If I keep his commandments, I will not be happy.” Herein is the fundamental human delusion.–R.C. Sproul, The Intimate Marriage
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