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Sep 16
Sam Crabtree
Fifteen years ago, Kenny Stokes was elected to be on the pastoral staff of Bethlehem Baptist Church. He is a bridge-builder in ways that include the following: Persuasiveness (not contentious) – He guides the collective group around roadblocks to...
Sep 16
Sam Crabtree
When Peter says, “Do not overlook this one fact,” what one fact does he have in mind? [  ] A.  You were ransomed from the futile ways of your forefathers. [  ] B.  He has caused us to be born again to a living hope. [...
Sep 13
Bryan DeWire
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for...
Sep 12
Sam Crabtree
“Abortion is not merely about beliefs, but bloodshed; not merely about viewpoints, but victims,” says Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life. This coming Saturday is the 26th anniversary of the day when 13 babies killed by abortion...
Sep 11
Sam Crabtree
Last week as the staff gathered during our lunch hour to fast and pray for the return of Christ, Kempton Turner said, “Our desire for him is an overflow of his desire for us.” In other words, one of the reasons we desire to be with Jesus is that we...
Sep 10
Sam Crabtree
It is our happy custom at Bethlehem to host receptions to honor pastoral staff who have arrived at the 10-year mark in their tenure among us. So, Sunday night, September 15, from 7–9pm in the Downtown Campus Main Hall, there will be an open house...
Sep 9
Sam Crabtree
They entice unsteady souls.—2 Peter 2:14  Unsteady souls are more easily enticed.  What can be done to steady a soul? Pray. Ask God to do the steadying work. Speak truth to it. Point out cause & effect connections. Take the long view...
Sep 6
Bryan DeWire
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they...
Sep 5
Sam Crabtree
At the inaugural chapel service for the 2013–14 school year, the Bethlehem College and Seminary faculty stood and, under the leadership of President Tim Tomlinson, committed themselves to the following vows: As one who, by grace, has come to...
Sep 4
Sam Crabtree
Autumn is here, and in western culture that means the beginning of the “school year.” Schools mean teachers. (See reasons #1–7 and #8–14 and #15–21 in this list.) 22) Teachers exercise authority (formal and official, or informal and unofficial—like...
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