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

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Mar 23
Bryan DeWire
This weekend the Fighter Verse Song CD is going to be available for free at our worship services. What's on the CD?—40 songs of 99 verses from 16 books of the Bible, written by 11 songwriters and performed by more than 30 musicians (including our...
Mar 23
Sam Crabtree
A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.—Baltasar Gracian He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.—Edmund Burke Enemies are so stimulating—Katharine Hepburn...
Mar 22
Sam Crabtree
Tony Reinke (Content Strategist at Desiring God) published a provocative and helpful book in 2011 entitled Lit! A Christian Guide to Reading Books, from which I excerpt below. Who Are We? The Bible reconciles the mystery of human splendor and...
Mar 21
Sam Crabtree
USA Churches   ANGLO    ETHNIC   TOTAL   Active Churches     809 208 1017 Church Plants 126 23 149 Total 935 231 1166 (Converge Worldwide’s best estimate for...
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 
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