Pastor Sam Crabtree is Bethlehem's Pastor for Small Groups at our North Campus.
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...
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...
Husbands, love your wives and do not be bitter toward them.—Colossians 3:19 (NKJV) It’s remarkable that Paul pairs these two things for husbands: 1) love, and 2) not being bitter. It’s as though bitterness is an especially likely threat, a more...
From a recent newsletter from Bobby Parks, who is with the Christian Medical Ministry of Alabama: “God works in two general ways: 1) miraculously, and 2) providentially. “Unfortunately we often confuse the two in our conversation. The term ‘miracle...
Was Jesus eternally man before his incarnation? If so, what does that mean? This question was answered by David Livingston, Lead Pastor, South Campus: There are two questions here, but a negative answer to the first means there is no need to answer...
Doug Fagerstrom, Senior Vice President of Converge Worldwide (Baptist General Conference), said last week at the Transform 2012 Converge Network Gatherings that two words that should be heard often among Christians are “Let’s pray.” It was a theme...
At the Transform 2012 Converge Network Gatherings, Dr. Richard Allen Farmer said, “Some may preach the gospel better than you, but none will preach a better gospel.” He said, we execute a lifelong dance between what we do (“it’s annoyingly public”)...
I recently visited Celebration Community Church, in the Orlando area, pastored by Gregg Heinsch (former apprentice at Bethlehem). Printed on the worship bulletin was this sermon-related statement by Samuel Butler: “Christ and the Church: If he were...
To get divorced because love has died, is like selling your car because it’s run out of gas.—Diane Sollee, Founder and Director, Coalition for Marriage, Family, and Couples Education
As an evangelical Christian, how active should I be in supporting and promoting “social” issues, specifically an amendment to ban gay marriages? Pray for all those that are in authority (1 Timothy 2:1–2). Be informed. (Proverbs 18:13) Use your...