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

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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
Jul 29
Sam Crabtree
In her book by that title, Dr. Deborah Tannen says … “I am joining the growing dialogue on gender and language because the risk of ignoring differences is greater than the danger of naming them. Sweeping them under the rug doesn’t make it go away;...
Jul 28
Sam Crabtree
Into their sixth decade of marriage, Wayne & Carol Mack have written a helpful 290-page book on marriage. It contains scores of discussion questions—useful in personal counsel or small group discussions. The principles of the book are translated...
Jul 25
Sam Crabtree
One of the things that I appreciated (and now miss) about my dad was his availability. Even though he lived on the West Coast, the past several years were filled with many rich conversations, sometimes with phone calls from home or on the road. He...
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