All Resources by Sam Crabtree

The Pleasure of Praising Others

Sam Crabtree
The Pleasure of Praising Others
God is not only praised by praising him directly for who he is and for his works in nature, but when we commend other people.
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Until Death Do Us Part — For Real

Sam Crabtree
Until Death Do Us Part — For Real
If anything but death is an option for ending a marriage, then don’t say “until death” in your wedding vows. Tell the truth. Promise what is meant. Say something like “until adultery, abandonment, or abuse.” Say what you mean. God…
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Still Not Professionals

John Piper, Daniel L. Akin, Thabiti Anyabwile, Mike Bullmore, Sam Crabtree, Ray Ortlund, R. C. Sproul Jr., Jeff Vanderstelt, and Douglas Wilson
Still Not Professionals: Ten Pleas for Today’s Pastors is a celebration and extension of John Piper’s Brothers, We Are Not Professionals. With two brief exhortations from Piper and eight others from veteran pastors, this short ebook aims to strengthen…
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20 Verses for God-Centered Administrators

Sam Crabtree
God doesn’t need us. We need him. Don’t get the roles reversed. We are not indispensable. He is. This is an essential reminder for all of us — and especially those of us in heavily administrative and “executive” roles. We…
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Praising Others

Sam Crabtree
Sam Crabtree commends the joy of commending others.
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Brothers, Praise Somebody Other Than God

Sam Crabtree
Brothers, praise somebody other than God. I can hear blasphemy sirens going off in readers’ minds. If “praise somebody other than God” means “praise somebody instead of God,” or “more than God,” the concern is warranted indeed. But if…
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Praising Others Is Not Optional

Sam Crabtree
God-centered praise of those who are not God is not optional. A fire not stoked goes out. A refrigerator unplugged rots the eggs. A garden not tended erupts with weeds. Affirmation is the fire-stoking, refrigerator-electrifying, garden-tending side of relationships. Relationships…
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Moving From Fuzzy Platitudes to Concrete Praise

Sam Crabtree
Yesterday we saw wisdom in commending that which is most commendable in people. What is it that makes something commendable? All beauty is rooted in Jesus Christ, who is the flawless standard of everything good. We should praise that which…
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Is It God-Centered to Praise People?

Sam Crabtree
Isn’t the commendation of people idolatrous? If we should make our boast in God alone, how dare we praise mere people? Have we gone off the deep end, away from God-centeredness and into the popular cultural psycho-jargon of self-esteem? No.…
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Six Important Links to the Meaning of Hope

Sam Crabtree
Romans 15:13, May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.   1. Link Between Gratitude and Hope Gratefulness…
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Discussion with Sam Crabtree

Sam Crabtree
Purchase Sam's book Practicing Affirmation: God-Centered Praise of Those Who Are Not God.
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2 Kinds of Outdoing

Sam Crabtree
What should Christians, especially those who are non-sports fans, make of the Olympics Everything in the material universe points to something of significance in the non-material realm. By saying so, I am not trying to diminish the significance of the…
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