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

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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...
Sep 23
Sam Crabtree
What are your opinions on Bethlehem's being predominantly white? This question was answered by Kempton Turner, Pastor for Young Adult (Sr High) Discipleship, Downtown Campus. I have an observation and a longing. My observation: “But as it is, God...
Sep 23
Sam Crabtree
At last week’s Bethlehem College and Seminary board meeting, board member Sam Storms spoke about The Look. When Peter denied Jesus, how did Jesus look at him? The Lord turned and looked straight at Peter (Luke 22:61). What did Peter see when he...
Sep 21
Sam Crabtree
Below is a photo of staff member Rob Meysembourg on lift while washing ground floor windows at our Downtown Campus. While the lift is actually used to reach the upper stories, this photo looks like an exercise in the ridiculous. With typical sense...
Sep 20
Sam Crabtree
“The Apostle Paul [Jewish zealot who persecuted Christians to death] was the least likely candidate in the universe to spearhead the spread of Christianity.”—Tom Steller, at the pastoral staff meeting last week. The boy named David was an unlikely...
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