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

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Mar 15
Sam Crabtree
Years ago, before coming on staff at Bethlehem in 1997, I corresponded at some length with Pastor John Piper about his book Future Grace, which teaches that the power of sin must be broken by banking on the promises of Christ. Many books are...
Mar 14
Sam Crabtree
“Don’t worship peace; worship the Peacemaker.”—Steve Viars, at the Biblical Counseling Training Conference this past weekend at Bethlehem’s North Campus
Mar 13
Sam Crabtree
“The next time the devil reminds you of your past, remind yourself of his future.”—Anonymous clipping I found this past week in a file while looking for something else 
Mar 12
Sam Crabtree
“Jesus is a good king, but he is king.”—Steve Viars, at the Biblical Counseling Training Conference this past weekend at Bethlehem’s North Campus (emphasizing that Jesus gives commands that he seriously expects to be obeyed)
Mar 9
Sam Crabtree
“Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.”—Ben Franklin Remember to change your clocks ahead for Daylight Saving Time this weekend.
Mar 8
Sam Crabtree
Paul Davies was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 2009 for his series of editorials at the Philadelphia Inquirer on casino gambling. Here are nine excerpts: Before 1964 no state had a lottery. In effect, lawmakers that lack the will to make tough...
Mar 7
Sam Crabtree
While we continue to improve Bethlehem’s website and church communication, it is gratifying to be listed among the 60 best church website designs. Does the 18th entry look familiar? This showcase features church website designs rated as some of the...
Mar 6
Sam Crabtree
There is growing excitement about the South Campus worship services moving to South Lakeville High School this coming weekend.Worthy of note … On average, there’s been more than 700 people who worship together at the 9 & 11am services at...
Mar 5
Sam Crabtree


Tom White leads Voice of the Martyrs which serves the persecuted church around the world. In his January editorial he said (excerpts): 

“Our King is creator of the Church. Persecution does not surprise him. His sky cannot fall.” 

“Persecution...
Mar 2
Sam Crabtree


Here’s what A.W. Tozer said about sovereignty: 

“God is moving with infinite wisdom and perfect precision of action. No one can dissuade him from his purposes; nothing can turn him from his plans. Since he is omniscient, there can be no...
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