Pastor Craig’s Messages

All messages are listed in order of newer to older.

October 2020

  • October 25, 2020 Opening Remarks Pastor Craig sets the stage for the Reformation Sunday broadcast. Charge Conference this afternoon.
  • October 25, 2020 Reformation Sunday Learn some history behind this day, along with series on the Wisdom of Solomon.
  • October 18. 2020 Opening Remarks Pastor Craig gives updates on the state of the church and prayer.
  • October 18, 2020 Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost Pastor Craig continues with the series on the Wisdom of Solomon.
  • October 11, 2020 Opening Remarks Pastor Craig welcomes people to tune in to the broadcast following.
  • October 11, 2020 Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost Pastor Craig shares Words of the Prophet Elisha, Jesus’s Parable of the Unforgiving Servant, and training up children in proverbial wisdom during this service.
  • October 4, 2020 Opening Remarks Pastor Craig gives updates on this first Sunday in September.
  • October 4, 2020 Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost Pastor Craig shares from Holy Scripture with comments in addition to the wisdom series.

September 2020

  • September 27, 2020 Opening Remarks Words of prayer and encouragement during this introduction to today’s message.
  • September 27, 2020 Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost On this last day of the month, Pastor Craig continues his series on Proverbs.
  • September 20, 2020 Opening Remarks Pastor Craig gives words of encouragement in the midst of a time of political contention.
  • September 20, 2020 Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost Pastor Craig shares from Holy Scripture and continues the series on the Wisdom of Solomon. In his message, Pastor Craig makes reference to Dr. Michael Sandel’s book The Tyranny of Merit: What’s Become of the Common Good?
  • September 13, 2020 Opening Remarks Pastor Craig speaks on the current State of North Carolina Covid-19 recommendations with respect to our church’s events.
  • September 13, 2020 Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost Pastor Craig shares Words of the Prophet Elisha, Jesus’s Parable of the Unforgiving Servant, and training up children in proverbial wisdom during this service.
  • September 6, 2020 Opening Remarks Pastor Craig gives updates on this first Sunday in September.
  • September 6, 2020 Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost Pastor Craig shares from Holy Scripture with comments in addition to the wisdom series.

August 2020

  • August 30, 2020 Opening Remarks Pastor Craig shares funeral service information with members of New Mount Vernon.
  • August 30, 2020 Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost Pastor Craig teaches from Holy Scripture, including the ongoing series on wisdom.
  • August 23, 2020 Opening Remarks Pastor Craig continues with the online services, with updates.
  • August 23, 2020 Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost We continue the series on wisdom, along with other readings from Holy Scripture, with commentary by Pastor Craig.
  • August 16, 2020 Opening Remarks Pastor Craig shares updates, recommends the Joseph Telushkin book Words that Hurt, Words that Heal, and prays for students, teachers, as the school year begins.
  • August 16, 2020 Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost This service continue the series on wisdom as found in the Book of Proverbs, along with additional readings and reflections on scripture.
  • August 9, 2020 Opening Remarks Pastor Craig gives update on the recent Annual Conference and invites prayer requests.
  • August 9, 2020 Tenth Sunday after Pentecost A new feature in the broadcast called “Old Testament Stories” is introduced. Pastor Craig continues the series on The Wisdom of Solomon. This week the primary text is Proverbs chapter 17.
  • August 2, 2020 Opening Remarks Pastor Craig gives a word of encouragement with an emphasis on the current states of the nation.
  • August 2, 2020 Ninth Sunday after Pentecost Pastor Craig reminds viewers that wisdom is build on righteousness. This week the primary text is Proverbs chapter 16.

July 2020

  • July 26, 2020 Opening Remarks Pastor Craig shares what to look forward to during this week’s message.
  • July 26, 2020 Eighth Sunday after Pentecost Pastor Craig continues the series on wisdom–this week the focus is on Proverbs chapter 15.
  • July 19, 2020 Opening Remarks Pastor Craig shares updates and asks church members to share prayer needs.
  • July 19, 2020 Seventh Sunday after Pentecost Pastor Craig reviews key points and continues in his series on wisdom as seen in the book of Proverbs–this week in chapter 14.
  • July 12, 2020 Opening Remarks Pastor Craig shares news of interest and encourages members of the congregation, along with recommending a book on the wisdom of Benjamin Franklin.
  • July 12, 2020 Sixth Sunday after Pentecost Pastor Craig shows that principles of wisdom run through scriptures in the Old and New Testaments as he continues the Wisdom of Solomon series in Proverbs chapter 13.
  • July 5, 2020 Opening Remarks Pastor Craig gives updates on our plan to continue online broadcasts during the summer.
  • July 5, 2020 Fifth Sunday after Pentecost Pastor Craig gives a word to those who suffer, based on the words of Jesus in Matthew’s Gospel. The series on the Wisdom of Solomon continues in chapter 12 of the Book of Proverbs.

June 2020

  • June 28, 2020 Opening Remarks This is a brief review on the wisdom series.
  • June 28, 2020 Fourth Sunday after Pentecost Pastor Craig continues the wisdom series. This week, the focus is on chapter 11 of the Book of Proverbs.
  • June 21, 2020 Opening Remarks with a special prayer for Father’s Day.
  • June 21, 2020 Third Sunday after Pentecost The series on wisdom continues. Today we begin the proverbs proper (chapter 10 of the Book of Proverbs).
  • June 14, 2020 Second Sunday after Pentecost Pastor Craig continues teach from the Book of Proverbs.
  • June 7, 2020 Opening Remarks This is Pastor Craig’s preface to the regular Sunday message, with an emphasis on wisdom in time of national crisis.
  • June 7, 2020 Trinity Sunday This message continues Pastor Craig’s study of the Book of Proverbs as the basis for seeking wisdom, understand, and knowledge.

May 2020

  • May 31, 2020 Special message from Pastor Craig Here, Pastor Craig speaks on the current situation in which our nation finds itself–the pandemic, economy, and riots.
  • May 31, 2020 Pentecost Sunday This message is a continuation of our study of Proverbs, with an emphasis on how disciples of Jesus can live wisely in fulfillment of scriptural promises.
  • May 24, 2020 Seventh Sunday of Easter On this broadcast, which was done the day before Memorial Day, Pastor Craig talks about Proverbs as a means of understanding how to live according to God’s instructions.
  • May 17, 2020 Sixth Sunday of Easter During this broadcast, Pastor Craig shares from Proverbs 3, which is part of an ongoing exhortation to “get wisdom.”
  • May 3, 2020 Fourth Sunday of Easter Message Pastor Craig continues talking about wisdom as an essential ingredient in following Jesus and living a good life.

April 2020

March 2020

February 2020

  • February 16, 2020 “Understanding Righteousness” In Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus teaches how to live to increase the chances that a person will not fall into sinful behavior. We should heed his instructions.
  • February 9, 2020 “Jesus As The Embodiment of God’s Law” Jesus affirms the ongoing value of the commandments when, in Matthew 5:17-20, he says that he did not come to abolish the Law but to fulfill it.
  • February 2, 2020 “How to Understand the Beatitudes” When Jesus spoke, his original disciples understood his words as instructions. Those who call themselves “Christians” today should do the same.

January 2020

December 2019

November 2019

October 2019

September 2019

  • September 22, 2019: “That All Would Be Saved” This sermon is on the centrality of prayer, with specifics on how one should pray.
  • September 15, 2019: “Kingdom Valuation” The value we assign to things in life helps us correctly seek first the kingdom of God.
  • September 8, 2019: “Joyful Discipleship” According to scripture, the Lord wants us to live in his joy as we follow Jesus’ example.
  • September 1, 2019: “Humility in Action” Humility is not supposed to equal passivity. Learn how humility is expressed in action.