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

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Mar 20
Sam Crabtree
Christ Redeemer Church will be celebrating her public launch in Woodbury this coming Sunday morning, March 25. I plan to attend, Lord willing, and in fact will be teaching Bill & Nancy Kesting’s adult Sunday School class at 9am. Worship is at 10...
Mar 19
Sam Crabtree
Many of you have asked “How did it go?” when I presented the opening keynote address at the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) convention while taking a few days of vacation in February. I was asked to speak on “Practicing Affirmation, for...
Mar 16
Sam Crabtree
Note: Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 31, 7:30pm for a live Q & A With the Pastors (occurring at the Downtown Campus and simulcast to the North Campus and South 501 Bldg). Since God is totally sovereign, why pray specifically rather than...
Mar 15
Sam Crabtree
Years ago, before coming on staff at Bethlehem in 1997, I corresponded at some length with Pastor John Piper about his book Future Grace, which teaches that the power of sin must be broken by banking on the promises of Christ. Many books are...
Mar 14
Sam Crabtree
“Don’t worship peace; worship the Peacemaker.”—Steve Viars, at the Biblical Counseling Training Conference this past weekend at Bethlehem’s North Campus
Mar 13
Sam Crabtree
“The next time the devil reminds you of your past, remind yourself of his future.”—Anonymous clipping I found this past week in a file while looking for something else 
Mar 12
Sam Crabtree
“Jesus is a good king, but he is king.”—Steve Viars, at the Biblical Counseling Training Conference this past weekend at Bethlehem’s North Campus (emphasizing that Jesus gives commands that he seriously expects to be obeyed)
Mar 9
Sam Crabtree
“Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.”—Ben Franklin Remember to change your clocks ahead for Daylight Saving Time this weekend.
Mar 8
Sam Crabtree
Paul Davies was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 2009 for his series of editorials at the Philadelphia Inquirer on casino gambling. Here are nine excerpts: Before 1964 no state had a lottery. In effect, lawmakers that lack the will to make tough...
Mar 7
Sam Crabtree
While we continue to improve Bethlehem’s website and church communication, it is gratifying to be listed among the 60 best church website designs. Does the 18th entry look familiar? This showcase features church website designs rated as some of the...
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