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Nov 26
Sam Crabtree
We love because he first loved us.—1 John 4:19 God is always the initiator. He is always first. No one and nothing comes prior to God. We speak because he first spoke, speaking everything into existence, and speaking to everything he brings into...
Nov 25
Sam Crabtree
And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.—1 John 5:11–12 This is one of the most 1) clarifying and 2) assurance-...
Nov 22
Sam Crabtree
Fifty years ago today witnessed the deaths of President John F. Kennedy (46), C. S. Lewis (64), and Aldous Huxley (69). In 1982, Peter Kreeft published an imaginary conversation between the three, a dialog somewhere beyond death. Here’s one excerpt...
Nov 21
Bryan DeWire
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.—Romans 10:17 Hearing God’s word is a life or death matter. Yahweh our God says, “man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth...
Nov 20
Sam Crabtree
1. The global Diaconate is giving $10,000 to Converge Worldwide to be applied to relief work in the Philippines. 2. If Bethlehem individuals want to give to an organization, we encourage them to give to Converge also. There are a thousand...
Nov 19
Sam Crabtree
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or...
Nov 18
Sam Crabtree
(Thanks to Dr. John Baumgardner, geophysicist, for stimulating my thinking.) The scientific method is a process by which, collectively and over time, practitioners endeavor to construct an accurate (reliable, consistent, and non-arbitrary)...
Nov 15
Sam Crabtree
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s...
Nov 14
Sam Crabtree
Protestants were permitted to meet only outside of towns and without arms in France according to the Edict of January 1562.  The number of Protestants was growing rapidly, but the Guises were determined to crush them. Two months after the Edict...
Nov 13
Sam Crabtree
That’s the title of a book by Dwight Perry, Executive Minister of the Great Lakes Baptist Conference, and the first African American to earn a PhD at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Here are some excerpts …  God calls us to be heralds of...
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