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

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Aug 21
Sam Crabtree
Digging through my files in search of something else, I came across this poem by Lois Kendall Blanchard Eades, English professor, poet, and mother of a university president. She died three years ago with Alzheimer’s. If Jesus came to your house to...
Aug 20
Sam Crabtree
Here’s what Daniel Souza said to hundreds of folks gathered at Long Lake Park last week: When you squeeze the Bible, out comes Jesus.When you squeeze Jesus, out comes the Bible. And here is an answer to, “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?”...
Aug 19
Sam Crabtree
 “The end times are inevitable.”—JD Harris, to a group of Bethlehem pastors gathered in his home last week  
Aug 18
Sam Crabtree
Earlier this month, the groundbreaking Breeders: A Subclass of Women? produced by The Center for Bioethics & Culture, was shown at Bethlehem’s Downtown Campus and was followed by Q&A with the filmmakers—Jennifer Lahl and Matthew Eppinette—...
Aug 15
Sam Crabtree
Last week the headline on the front page of the Minneapolis Star Tribune was, “Target backs gay marriage.” In the same paper on the same day, the headline on the business section was, “Tough times for Target.”


Aug 14
Sam Crabtree
“You shall cry, and he will say, ‘Here I am.’”—Isaiah 58:9   “The ‘cry’ is not long, connected, thoughtful prayers, a cry is just an unworded dart upwards of the heart, and of that ‘voice’ he will be very gracious.” —Francis Havergal —In Joy...
Aug 13
Sam Crabtree
I received the following email last week: I happened to be at [Bethlehem] awhile back and heard a message by Sam. The message was how "God's not done with you yet." I was moved by the Spirit by the message because my brother who lives in Michigan...
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?...
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