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

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Feb 21
Sam Crabtree
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...
Feb 20
Sam Crabtree
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.’” “...
Feb 17
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...
Feb 16
Sam Crabtree
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....
Feb 15
Sam Crabtree
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...
Feb 14
Sam Crabtree
“Even righteous anger (which is rare) is like manna: It rots overnight. So, don’t let the sun go down on your anger. When Jesus got angry, somebody got healed. His anger was constructive.” “Father-hunger is deeper than any other ache.” “Jesus is the...
Feb 13
Sam Crabtree
Measure your maturity not against your peers or your parents, but against Jesus. You are only as mature as your weakest fruit (from Galatians 5). Who’s more impressed with you—those who know you the most, or those who know you the least? Be a person...
Feb 10
Sam Crabtree
Only one Voice matters. A dad has a signature over a son’s soul. Greatness has to do with closing the gap between what I say and who I am. You have many targets, but only a few bullets. You must prioritize and not waste ammunition. Don’t deify your...
Feb 9
Sam Crabtree
Jerry Sheveland, President of Converge Worldwide (Baptist General Conference), asked a rhetorical question when he recently addressed about 300 pastors and leaders in Orlando: “God says, ‘How limited is the character and generosity of my grace? Be...
Feb 8
Sam Crabtree
Read Part 1 of this post. Husbands, love your wives and do not be bitter toward them.—Colossians 3:19 (NKJV) “Be not bitter” means more than putting a cork in the rising pressure. It means doing the opposite, be the opposite—be merciful and...
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