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Dec 4
Sam Crabtree
1.    The Gift of God’s SonJesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.”—John 4:10  2.  ...
Dec 3
Sam Crabtree
These two quotes appeared on a brochure I picked up when visiting a patient at the Veterans Hospital ... “You cannot [directly] control which emotions you feel. However, you are [wise] to choose how you will respond to your feelings. Though strong...
Nov 30
Bryan DeWire
We asked Pastor Sam Crabtree to answer the following question. What are 3 main ways we can pray for your ministry as the Executive Pastor at Bethlehem? Wisdom. I want to think about things the way God thinks about them. Love. I want to do what I do...
Nov 29
Sam Crabtree
“On the cross, God treated Jesus as if he had lived your life, so that he could treat you as if you had lived his.” –John MacArthur, quoted in Wrestling With an Angel, by Greg Lucas
Nov 28
Sam Crabtree
Greg Lucas is too good a writer to remain a cop. He tells the diaper-fouling story of a strong teenaged son with the mental capacity of a 2-year-old who makes daily routines a violent battle. His story of love, disability, and lessons of grace...
Nov 27
Sam Crabtree
If asked to fill in the blank to “The Fountain of ____,” many people would insert “youth.” Why don’t we tend to fill in the blank with “wisdom?” The words of a man’s mouth are deep waters; the fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook.—Proverbs 18:4
Nov 26
Sam Crabtree
I was recently asked by a young father living in another state whether he should be concerned about having his family attend a church that has women pastors and aggressively egalitarian advocacy on its website. Here is my response to him (edited to...
Nov 23
Bryan DeWire
We asked Pastor Jason Meyer to answer the following question. What are 3 main ways we can pray for you as the Associate Pastor for Preaching & Vision? Thanks for asking. Please pray for:  Grace, wisdom, and clarity to continue to lead my...
Nov 21
Sam Crabtree
At the most recent elder meeting, Jon Bloom, President of Desiring God, brought devotions and gave a report on the ministry, including the following excerpts: Rated the #1 Christian blog in the world (rated by Technorati) Rated the #1 religious...
Nov 20
Sam Crabtree
Black Friday: Because only in America do people trample others for sales less than a day after being thankful for what they already have. (In fact, many retailers are this year opening on the afternoon of Thanksgiving Day, calling it Brown Thursday...
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