Weekly Worship Service of Crabtree Valley Baptist Church, Raleigh NC


Worship service featuring the sermon “Facing the Giant of Grief” given by Interim Pastor Rev. Johnny Richards; including scriptures from 2 Samuel 1:1-12; and music performed by music director Risa Poniros, pianist Cheryl Walker, and the choir.


Someone once said, “there are only two things in life that are certain to happen. Paying taxes and dying. These may not be the only things that are certain, but death is definitely something we will face. We will also face the death and loss of friends and family. In today’s message, our pastor continues the sermon series “Facing Our Giants in Life” as he continues his look at David. Today’s message looks at how David dealt with grief in losing two people he cared for.



1) Understand it is ok to show emotion

2) Understand grief will not last forever

3) Understand we will see our loved ones again

Facing the Giant of Grief