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

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May 12
Sam Crabtree
Never pass by or palter with the clear voice of conscience, with the plain command of duty; never let it be doubtful to your own soul whether you belong to the right side or wrong, whether you are a true soldier or false traitor. Never deliberate...
May 11
Sam Crabtree
Yesterday moms opened Mother’s Day cards, and today stores feature Father’s Day cards. Here are nine observations about fathering.  There is a perfect Father, and you are not him. Human fathering is a privilege, not a right. Fatherhood is a...
May 8
Sam Crabtree
In America, Return to God, Erwin Lutzer writes ... No nation has turned away from so much light in order to choose darkness (as the United States). Eighteenth-century Britain was in such a state of decline that Parliament had to be dismissed in the...
May 7
Sam Crabtree
In his little CCEF booklet entitled Grief, Paul David Tripp says the following:  Death is a cruel indicator that the world is broken; it is not functioning according to God’s original design. Your Lord is present in this darkness. He...
May 5
Sam Crabtree
In writing about the American Civil War in the Bethlehem College & Seminary Prayer Letter, BCS professor Johnathon Bowers writes … The problem is as old as Cain and Abel, whose story John Steinbeck said we carry around like an invisible tail....
May 1
Sam Crabtree
In accord with Christian hedonism (and even Martin Luther’s, Bondage of the Will), Dallin H. Oaks is quoted on, “Desires dictate our priorities, priorities shape our choices, and choices determine our actions.”   Stephen Covey...
Apr 29
Sam Crabtree
Last week at Bethel University’s Pastors Prayer Council, Paul Bishop pointed out the inscrutability of God in that he is 1) immutable, yet 2) his mercies are new every morning.
Apr 28
Sam Crabtree
Last week when Justin Irving led devotions at the Bethel University Pastors Prayer Council, he quoted from chapter 1 of S.D. Gordon’s Quiet Talks on Prayer.   The great people of the earth today are the people who pray. I do not mean those...
Apr 27
Sam Crabtree
Sixteen leaders gathered last week at Bethel University’s Pastors Prayer Council. Justin Irving opened with a devotional about the 100,000 hours an individual typically invests of the course of his work life.  He said: Pray about work. Prayer...
Apr 22
Sam Crabtree
According to the most recent Pew Research Center “State of the News Media” report, an increasing share of the money funding journalism is coming from wealthy individuals and foundations. For example ... Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s founder, bought the...
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