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

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Mar 20
Sam Crabtree
After preaching Joyce Schutten’s funeral message, I read her book, Men, Children, and Grass Farming—A Suburban Life. It made me long to know this Bethlehem South Campus attender better. Here are 10 excerpts from her compact, spunky, and sometimes...
Mar 19
Sam Crabtree
Puritan Thomas Lye said, “In a tempest, a believer must cast his anchor upward.”
Mar 17
Sam Crabtree
Pastor Dan Holst recently spoke at a fasting and prayer gathering at Bethlehem’s North Campus. He thanked God that 1) now our rapturous joy is partial, but is nevertheless real joy, 2) now our vision is only partial, but it is real, and 3) now our...
Mar 13
Sam Crabtree
In Christ you are … More than conqueror (Romans 8:37) God’s dwelling place (1 Corinthians 3:16) Joined to the Lord (1 Corinthians 6:17) A member of Christ’s body (1 Corinthians 12:27) A new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17) A saint (Ephesians 1:1)...
Mar 12
Sam Crabtree
In Christ you are … Reconciled to God (Romans 5:10) A recipient of abounding grace (Romans 5:20) Dead to sin (Romans 6:11) Alive to God (Romans 6:11) A recipient of eternal life (Romans 6:23) Not condemned (Romans 8:1) Free from the law of sin...
Mar 11
Sam Crabtree
In Christ you are … Salt (Matthew 5:13) Light (Matthew 5:14) A child of God (John 1:12) A friend of Jesus (John 15:15) Chosen (John 15:16) The Father’s gift to Jesus (John 17:24) At peace with God (Romans 5:1) Hopeful (Romans 5:2) A recipient of...
Mar 10
Sam Crabtree
On entertainment’s (so-called) biggest stage, God doesn’t make the top five most-thanked. He comes in 6th. Steven Spielberg is thanked 42 times Harvey Weinstein, 34 James Cameron, 28 George Lucas, 23 Peter Jackson, 22
Mar 5
Sam Crabtree
The Association for Biblical Higher Education has granted initial accreditation status to Bethlehem College & Seminary.  This is a full accreditation status. The Lord has done for BCS in two years what normally takes eight or more years—an...
Mar 4
Sam Crabtree
Chris Bruno, a former TBI student at Bethlehem, is now a New Testament professor at Northland International University. He has condensed the whole story of the Bible into 16 verses.  From time to time it can be a helpful exercise to condense...
Mar 3
Sam Crabtree
The entire creation speaks about God in metaphor. That’s what N.D. Wilson and Douglas Wilson assert in The Rhetoric Companion, a 53-page booklet that took me about two years to get through (because I didn’t plow straight through, but read bits and...
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