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

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May 24
Sam Crabtree
A day with a name like “Memorial Day” is just what the two words imply: A day for making general expressions of memory. An anonymous Irish blessing includes this line: “May you never forget what is worth remembering, nor ever remember what is best...
May 23
Sam Crabtree
Recently appointed to the board by the elders, Justin Taylor was the first student to express interest in enrolling in The Bethlehem Institute (TBI) a decade ago. Now as a board member, he votes upon conferring the M.Div. degree upon the first class...
May 22
Sam Crabtree
A number of you have commented with appreciation for the brief gospel summaries offered last week. Here is another one from Desiring God. It’s very helpful to have some tools like stones in your bag, ready to be pulled out and slung at giants...
May 21
Sam Crabtree
“We have to provoke God to wrath, but we do not have to provoke him to love.”—Ray Ortlund, Tabletalk, February 2012
May 18
Sam Crabtree


Q: Would Bethlehem grant Jason Meyer the power to "start over" in terms of building his own pastoral staff or will the default be to keep around the current staff? 

A: While the senior leader has significant influence in shaping the make-up of...
May 17
Sam Crabtree
This simple gospel statement was something Mike Tong crafted for sharing with kids at H3G (Hoops, Hip-Hop & the Gospel) three summers ago. "The Gospel is the good news that Jesus Christ died for sins and rose from the dead, removing God’s wrath...
May 16
Sam Crabtree
Here are four different ways to present the gospel in one single sentence: 1. Jesus saves sinners.2. We had it all; we lost it all; he did it all; we get it all.3. You are more sinful than you give yourself credit for and more loved—in Christ—than...
May 15
Sam Crabtree
May it not be said that the gospel could not be found in Pastor Sam’s Blog. To that end, this week we are publishing a few simple, clear gospel presentations that you can use for personal evangelism, for explaining salvation to your children, for...
May 14
Sam Crabtree
Bethlehem College and Seminary will hold its Commencement exercises this Friday at 7pm in Bethlehem’s Downtown Campus Sanctuary. More than 30 students will be capping their educational career at BCS, including the first class of Master of...
May 11
Sam Crabtree
While we are in the process of transition with our senior leader, a question related to church size came up. For example ... Q: Is there an “ideal” size congregation? A: Ideal in all respects? No, not in this life. There will be an ideal size in...
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