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

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Dec 17
Sam Crabtree
The Media Ministry of Bethlehem Baptist Church has a mission statement: “Media Ministries strives to be the most visible God-centered, Christ-exalting ministry at Bethlehem that you never see.” Of course they are visible, for they provide all of our...
Dec 16
Sam Crabtree
All the religious systems in the world, natural (manmade) or revealed, can be reduced to one of two descriptions: either “do,” or “done.”
Dec 15
Sam Crabtree
… As it is written: “None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God. All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one.”—Romans 3:10–12 None of us is only partially or mildly spoiled...
Dec 12
Sam Crabtree
The devotional last week at the Desiring God board meeting focused on the phrase “spiritual wisdom” from Colossians 1: “And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will...
Dec 11
Sam Crabtree
I just finished reading John Piper’s Seeing Beauty and Saying Beautifully, which blends his succinct biographies of George Herbert, George Whitefield, and C.S. Lewis into an argument—namely, that in making the poetic effort to find fitting words for...
Dec 10
Sam Crabtree
“Man white-washes; God washes white.”                —Edwin Louis Cole, in Maximized Manhood
Dec 8
Sam Crabtree
God is not only recognizable by all, but in order to not see him one must suppress in unrighteousness what he does see, willfully turning away in hardened, closed-eye blindness. Furthermore, there is no neutrality in the hearts and minds of human...
Dec 4
Sam Crabtree
Volume 24, Number 4 of the Journal of Psychology and Christianity included an article by Robert A.J. Gagnon entitled “Scriptural Perspectives on Homosexuality and Sexual Identity.” Here are some excerpts. Our true identity, the destiny that God has...
Dec 3
Sam Crabtree
In his book by that title, James W. Loewen publishes the following 10 excerpts: Cultural lies have been woven into the fabric of our entire society. Our society lies to itself about its past. Textbooks reflect these lies only because we want them...
Dec 2
Sam Crabtree
That’s what John Piper said a week ago at the ordination service for Kempton Turner. Grace is vast.  Grace is the deepest foundation. It is the bottom; there is nothing below it. God and God alone is the decisive cause of your election, your...
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