Pastor Sam Crabtree is Bethlehem's Pastor for Small Groups at our North Campus.
Speaking on the subject of distress, Bethlehem College and Seminary board member Sam Storms, Senior Pastor at Bridgeway Church in Oklahoma City, spoke at a recent chapel from 2 Corinthians 1:8–9, and asked, “To what lengths will God go to ensure...
I recently started journaling my way through another New Testament letter. I thank God for these letters. I thank God for the invention of written messages. I thank God for the gift of speech and the invention of written languages. I thank God for...
This from a recent entry in my journal … Among the most important things the Bible says about the mouth is a statement that comes from the mouth of Jesus himself: O generation of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things? For out...
Vicki is the wife of the main speaker (Brad Bigney) at Bethlehem’s recent marriage retreat. During a Q&A she said, “It’s better for your husband to lead poorly than for you to lead well.”
The following are excerpts from Pastor Brad Bigney’s teaching at the recent marriage retreat. Marriage is one of God’s favorite tools for growth—which means change. When looking for a spouse, we tend to think the “perfect fit” for marriage is...
Over the past several months Vicki and I have eaten at a couple restaurants that offer fortune cookies at the end of the experience. In general, fortune cookies are laughable. If you’re looking for a chuckle, that’s one thing, but if you’re looking...
A few weeks ago, Timothy Witmer, a professor of practical theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, spoke to 470 pastors about “The Shepherd Leader.” He said … “Thank God for the privilege of saying, ‘The Lord is my shepherd.’” “...
What is your advice on how to turn from being a Christian to a strong, Christ-like Christian? This question was answered by David Michael, Pastor for Parenting & Family Discipleship. Fight sin (James 4:6–10) Cultivate your love for Jesus (2...
Recent precinct caucuses in Minnesota, and the prospect of a presidential election in the Fall accompanied by a ballot issue regarding an amendment on the definition of marriage means that politics is a common subject in everyday conversation....
Following the Desiring God 2012 Conference for Pastors, Doug Wilson spoke at the Downtown Campus Wednesday night Connection service, and said … “Duties are intertwined with relationships (fatherly duties, etc.).” “Obedience is not at war with grace...