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

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Sep 4
Sam Crabtree
No one becomes a Christian by simply admiring the lifestyle of a committed Christian. Sharing Christ verbally is essential.—Dr. Harry L. Reeder
Aug 31
Sam Crabtree
This week this blog honors four of our pastors who have been on staff at Bethlehem 15 years or more. For each colleague I have highlighted five Christlike character qualities. Brad Nelson (25 years) Flexibility – Brad adapts cheerfully...
Aug 30
Sam Crabtree
This week this blog honors four of our pastors who have been on staff at Bethlehem 15 years or more. For each colleague I have highlighted five Christlike character qualities. Chuck Steddom (15 years) Determination – Chuck has with purpose and...
Aug 29
Sam Crabtree
This week this blog honors four of our pastors who have been on staff at Bethlehem 15 years or more. For each colleague I have highlighted five Christlike character qualities. David Michael (26 years) Persuasiveness – David carefully...
Aug 28
Sam Crabtree
This week this blog honors four of our pastors who have been on staff at Bethlehem 15 years or more. For each colleague I have highlighted five Christlike character qualities. David Livingston (25 years) Sincere – David is eager to serve (just...
Aug 27
Sam Crabtree
Love will never be replaced with something better. Love is the best there is. God is love. Without faith, it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6), and yet Paul says love is greater than faith (1 Corinthians 13:13). God is greater than faith....
Aug 24
Bryan DeWire
While statistics like the ones below don’t guarantee a church’s health, they are indicators for how God is moving in a local body. So, rejoice with us over God’s gifts to Bethlehem Baptist Church: Number of elders = 45Number of employees (full-time...
Aug 23
Sam Crabtree
See Part 1 of this post. 13.  Construct a series of points, questions, observations. Enumerate your points. Count them aloud. Such numbering fosters a sense that we are going somewhere, this has been thought through, we know where we are in the...
Aug 22
Sam Crabtree
After a recent Wednesday Connection gathering I spoke at for the North Campus at Long Lake Park, one of our pastors asked about how I held the attention of those gathered. “Coach us,” he said. So, with the start of school just around the corner,...
Aug 21
Sam Crabtree
Those who argue against the importance of doctrine are using a smoke screen. To such people, doctrine is “someone else’s Christianity” while their emphasis is “the Christian life.” But this is not simply a rejection of doctrine, it is merely a...
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