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

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Jul 30
Sam Crabtree
It is virtually impossible to exaggerate the importance of love. Nothing is more basic to true spirituality that this singular virtue. Nothing is more central to Christian living. At the very heart of authentic discipleship is love. Without love, we...
Jul 27
Sam Crabtree
As an Elder Council and staff, what do you make of the global economic crisis (e.g. in Greece), especially as it may be a prelude to America's financial demise? Our unfunded government entitlement programs make our economy exponentially worse over...
Jul 26
Sam Crabtree
Mark well the distinction between the love of the Father for the Son and love of the Son for the Father. Not once is there any hint that the Son commissions the Father. Not once is there a hint that the Father submits to the Son or is dependent on...
Jul 25
Sam Crabtree
God is love, and love never fails because God never fails. Love cannot be separated from God and cannot exist without him. Just as God defines God, God defines love.            —from “True Love,” by...
Jul 24
Sam Crabtree
Jack Donaldson, an 18-year-old leader at Bethlehem, writes, “Several young men from Bethlehem are gearing up for the second 4:12 Conference taking place August 10–11. While all of the 4:12 team members know and believe that God operates outside of...
Jul 23
Sam Crabtree
John G. Miller sent me a copy of his book Flipping the Switch, in which he asserts that when we ask better questions, we get better answers. Here are some questions he recommends that we routinely ask: What can I do? What action can I take? What...
Jul 20
Sam Crabtree
Annually, the third Saturday in July is unofficially dubbed “Toss Away the ‘Could Haves’ and ‘Should Haves’ Day.” On this day people write down their failed obligations, their “could haves” and “should haves,” on a piece of paper and then throw that...
Jul 19
Sam Crabtree
In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as “National Ice Cream Month” and the third Sunday of the month as “National Ice Cream Day.” He recognized ice cream as a food that is enjoyed by a full 90 percent of the nation's population. In the...
Jul 18
Sam Crabtree
Bethlehem’s Fighter Verse to memorize this week is this: For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield...
Jul 17
Sam Crabtree
President Eisenhower, and every successive U.S. president up to the present day, has declared the third week of July to be Captive Nations Week, “a week aimed at raising public awareness of the oppression of nations under the control of ... non-...
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