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

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Mar 9
Sam Crabtree
“Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.”—Ben Franklin Remember to change your clocks ahead for Daylight Saving Time this weekend.
Mar 8
Sam Crabtree
Paul Davies was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 2009 for his series of editorials at the Philadelphia Inquirer on casino gambling. Here are nine excerpts: Before 1964 no state had a lottery. In effect, lawmakers that lack the will to make tough...
Mar 7
Sam Crabtree
While we continue to improve Bethlehem’s website and church communication, it is gratifying to be listed among the 60 best church website designs. Does the 18th entry look familiar? This showcase features church website designs rated as some of the...
Mar 6
Sam Crabtree
There is growing excitement about the South Campus worship services moving to South Lakeville High School this coming weekend.Worthy of note … On average, there’s been more than 700 people who worship together at the 9 & 11am services at...
Mar 5
Sam Crabtree


Tom White leads Voice of the Martyrs which serves the persecuted church around the world. In his January editorial he said (excerpts): 

“Our King is creator of the Church. Persecution does not surprise him. His sky cannot fall.” 

“Persecution...
Mar 2
Sam Crabtree


Here’s what A.W. Tozer said about sovereignty: 

“God is moving with infinite wisdom and perfect precision of action. No one can dissuade him from his purposes; nothing can turn him from his plans. Since he is omniscient, there can be no...
Mar 1
Sam Crabtree
The same morning that I spoke at the National Religious Broadcasters convention in February, Michael Hyatt, Chairman of Thomas Nelson Publishers, also spoke—on “The Leader’s Heart.” Your heart is the essence of your identity, your authentic self....
Feb 29
Sam Crabtree
Bethlehem Baptist Church has been planting churches near and far for many years. Now those churches are forming a network and inviting others to link arms. Questions? Contact the Network (612-338-7653).
Feb 28
Sam Crabtree
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...
Feb 27
Sam Crabtree
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...
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