Pastor Sam Crabtree is Bethlehem's Executive Pastor and Lead Pastor for Life Training.  

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Oct 7
Sam Crabtree
Several of our pastors answered the question, "What is your least favorite part of being a pastor?" Here are their responses: Bud Burk: 
I have two gut responses, so they are probably what I should say … One: It is hard for me to lead in public—...
Oct 6
Sam Crabtree
It is easier to know how to do than it is to do.—Chinese proverb No man can do nothing and no man can do everything.—German proverb What is done cannot be undone.—Italian proverb And this from Jesus, Lord of the nations:For I have given you an...
Oct 5
Sam Crabtree
God is undeterred, un-detoured, and unstoppable on his quest to complete what he begins. Reports should encourage hearts. That’s the purpose of reports. It’s not that we’re trying to become prisoners, but when we do become prisoners, prison is where...
Oct 4
Sam Crabtree
Here is a peek inside my journal entries from last month, some scattered remarks from here and there. There are encouraging and affirming ways to foster obedience and discipline in godliness, and there are harsh, discouraging, lazy, careless ways...
Oct 3
Sam Crabtree
In his autobiography, Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners, John Bunyan says, “Those Scriptures that I saw nothing in before shine upon me. Jesus Christ was also never more real than now; here I have seen and felt him.” Such seeing and feeling is...
Sep 30
Sam Crabtree
Any plans to preach on the book of Revelation? While there are not any plans to preach on Revelation, one seminar, Understanding the Book of Revelation, is offered through The Bethlehem Institute—November 4–5 at the North Campus, and November 18–19...
Sep 29
Sam Crabtree
We are commanded to love, but are we commanded to like? So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love,...
Sep 28
Sam Crabtree
When someone asks, “Who will go for us? Whom shall we send?” it is important to understand who’s asking. The universe is [just] one of God’s thoughts. God is being worshiped right now, because he’s God. Everything that has ever been made is coming...
Sep 27
Sam Crabtree
I asked David Michael whether he would recommend a movie about which I’ve seen good things. Here’s the answer: This is a historic moment! Even though there have certainly been other movies worthy of recommendation, this is the first time in my 25...
Sep 26
Sam Crabtree
When Jesus said, “How can the scribes say that the Christ is the son of David? David himself, in the Holy Spirit, declared, ‘The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at my right hand, until I put your enemies under your feet’” (Mark 12:35–36), he is implying...
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