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

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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...
Jul 24
Sam Crabtree
The physicians tell Bob Goris that his cancer is terminal. Previously sentenced to prison, he has been released to receive treatment and to die. Bob regularly updates his loved ones. Here is last week’s installment, used with permission. Dear...
Jul 23
Sam Crabtree
The Minnesota legislature’s actions have no bearing on whether nature will be what it is. The moon faces the earth no matter how many might like it to not be so. No matter how many decry how unfair it is that only astronauts get to see the back side...
Jul 22
Sam Crabtree
Truly God has chosen the despised things to shame the wise: the period, the dash, and a teeny, tiny hyphen.—Betsy Howard, writing in the BCS newsletter about God’s word
Jul 21
Sam Crabtree
If I say, "Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light about me be night," even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is bright as the day, for darkness is as light with you.––Psalm 139:11 David states the obvious: The God who speaks...
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