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Aug 27
Sam Crabtree
Autumn is here, and in western culture that means the beginning of the “school year.” Schools mean teachers. Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness.—James 3:1 While...
Aug 25
Sam Crabtree
The Minnesota Christian Writers Guild starts meeting at Bethlehem September 9. Participation in the meetings could be a way to glorify God, express your faith, inspire others, give testimony to his grace, reveal insights, shine light on an important...
Aug 23
Bryan DeWire
Sing praises to the LORD, O you his saints, and give thanks to his holy name. For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.—Psalm 30:4–5...
Aug 22
Sam Crabtree
Ever had to wait for someone who was delaying you? Why would the God who controls all things let that happen to you? Our irritation at people who keep us waiting is evidence that we are seeing from our own perspective. But from God’s perspective,...
Aug 21
Sam Crabtree
Having just returned from Europe where I connected with 10 of Bethlehem’s global partners, their wives, and their families, I am struck by the words of Mike Latsko, a 22-year pastor who has joined Frontiers, who says, “The term unengaged is the most...
Aug 20
Sam Crabtree
Dan Stanley leads a small group at Bethlehem, and he experienced this answer to prayer last week. Last night I prayed before going to bed, and two things I prayed were 1) for the Lord to give me faith like George Mueller, and 2) for the Lord to...
Aug 19
Sam Crabtree
Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking.—1 Peter 4:1 How does one arm himself with a certain kind of thinking? To arm yourself with Christ-thinking is to do such things as … Absorb his words. Read...
Aug 15
Bryan DeWire
A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold.—Proverbs 22:1 I used to think that this “name” King Solomon commends is the one given to us by our parents (or our “Christian names”). Now I believe he is...
Aug 15
Sam Crabtree
While flying to Germany, I read Warren Wiersbe’s book Meet Yourself in the Parables (which has been on my reading stack for over 20 years). Here are ten excerpts. The same message that awakens one will harden another. One-third of Christ’s recorded...
Aug 14
Sam Crabtree
I recently blogged Laurel Buckingham’s seven reasons to love a big church. Scott Jamison offers this helpful counterpoint: 1. Small churches are biblical. I’m pretty sure that Paul’s epistles weren’t written to mega churches. 2. Small churches...
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