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

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Jul 25
Sam Crabtree
God is love, and love never fails because God never fails. Love cannot be separated from God and cannot exist without him. Just as God defines God, God defines love.            —from “True Love,” by...
Jul 24
Sam Crabtree
Jack Donaldson, an 18-year-old leader at Bethlehem, writes, “Several young men from Bethlehem are gearing up for the second 4:12 Conference taking place August 10–11. While all of the 4:12 team members know and believe that God operates outside of...
Jul 23
Sam Crabtree
John G. Miller sent me a copy of his book Flipping the Switch, in which he asserts that when we ask better questions, we get better answers. Here are some questions he recommends that we routinely ask: What can I do? What action can I take? What...
Jul 20
Sam Crabtree
Annually, the third Saturday in July is unofficially dubbed “Toss Away the ‘Could Haves’ and ‘Should Haves’ Day.” On this day people write down their failed obligations, their “could haves” and “should haves,” on a piece of paper and then throw that...
Jul 19
Sam Crabtree
In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as “National Ice Cream Month” and the third Sunday of the month as “National Ice Cream Day.” He recognized ice cream as a food that is enjoyed by a full 90 percent of the nation's population. In the...
Jul 18
Sam Crabtree
Bethlehem’s Fighter Verse to memorize this week is this: For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield...
Jul 17
Sam Crabtree
President Eisenhower, and every successive U.S. president up to the present day, has declared the third week of July to be Captive Nations Week, “a week aimed at raising public awareness of the oppression of nations under the control of ... non-...
Jul 16
Sam Crabtree
After more than a decade and a half of serving on Bethlehem’s Pastoral Care & Compensation Committee (PCCC), Chuck & Linda Morris have resigned to shift into a new phase of life and ministry. Chuck was formerly on staff at Bethlehem, serving...
Jul 13
Sam Crabtree
We must seek to be in the midst of all things, but not requiring that we be the center of all things.—Mark Sprinkle, “A Graceful Emptiness,” The Bridge, Vol 2, Issue 5, May 2012
Jul 12
Sam Crabtree
Jim Anderson is a high school buddy of mine. We were in the same youth group, taught summer Bible classes for children together, and attended Minneapolis Symphony (now Minnesota Orchestra) concerts together. After decades of pastoral ministry, Jim...
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