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

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Feb 19
Sam Crabtree
Stuart Scott recently spoke at the Bethlehem Marriage Retreat, and here are 10 excerpts captured by Scott Jamison. There is no vacancy in the Trinity for you. Shutting your mouth doesn’t change your heart. The question is not, do I have any pride?...
Feb 18
Sam Crabtree
David Clark (in red) has been installed as the newly appointed Dean of Bethel Seminary. He invited 19 of us to a 2 ½-hour strategic planning session for that seminary. As a board member at Bethlehem (not Bethel) Seminary, I emphasized the...
Feb 15
Bryan DeWire
At our most recent quarterly strategy meeting, Pastor Ken Currie suggested that Bethlehem’s new leadership trio host Q & A forums. This new trio consists of: Pastor Jason Meyer, Pastor for Preaching & Vision Pastor Ken Currie, Pastor for...
Feb 14
Sam Crabtree
What you say can change a life. I recently read a book (same title as the title of this post) containing 40 stories compiled by Michelle Cox and John Perrodin emphasizing the influence for good of a word spoken in due season. We tend to forget what...
Feb 13
Sam Crabtree
When giving his keynote address at the Desiring God Conference for Pastors last week, Mack (who I heard preach when I was in Dubai) made the following points: The quickest route to heresy is the contextualization of mission. (Note: He is not saying...
Feb 12
Sam Crabtree
At a recent elder council meeting, Mitch tendered his openly anticipated resignation after first leading us in devotions. Since widowed by the passing of Mary 2½ years ago, Mitch has sensed a growing desire and need to give more focus to family and...
Feb 11
Sam Crabtree
At the Desiring God Conference for Pastors last week, Darrin Patrick described a man who consciously pauses each time he enters a room—the kitchen, office, bedroom, restaurant—and asks, “Jesus, what are you doing here?” He is asking Jesus to reveal...
Feb 8
Sam Crabtree
During Pastor Jason Meyer’s keynote address at the Desiring God Conference for Pastors earlier this week, I started taking notes with the intention of blogging some of the highlights. But his remarks were so packed, so full, so rich, so dense with...
Feb 7
Sam Crabtree
Pastors are people who cannot do their work without words. Our words are massively important. But if we think our words are decisive in bearing spiritual fruit, then we have become “professionals” and stopped relying on God to do the decisive work...
Feb 6
Sam Crabtree
  Here are five excerpts: Success comes from knowing and doing God’s word. We cannot be profoundly influenced by that which we do not know. Success is equally available to all of us. In large part, it is measured by faithfulness. Success is...
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