Shawn Stone is the executive pastor at Maranatha Chapel. He shares the Bible with inspirational and encouraging passion while breaking down the Bible's complexities into something everyone can understand. Use the dropdown menu to browse all of Shawn's series.
Happiness No Matter What Happens / Philippians, February 17, 2016
Shawn Stone - February 17, 2016 - Philippians 1:12-30
I can always be happy when I view every problem through God's perspective. I can always be happy if I don't let others determine my happiness. You choose your attitude. I can always be happy if I have the right definition of life. "For to me...
Happiness In Holiness / Philippians, March 2, 2016
Shawn Stone - March 2, 2016 - Philippians 2:12-18
We need to remember that God has a purpose for our lives. God works in our lives constantly, actively and persistently. We need to participate with God in His plans. Happiness is knowing that in the end,our lives counted. Happiness is knowing we...
Happiness Is Experienced In Friendships / Philippians,March 9, 2016
Shawn Stone - March 9, 2016 - Philippians 2:18-30
The starting place for happiness: Shift the focus from ourselves. Be other-focused. Become a person of proven, trustworthy character. Timothy was someone you can count on with great integrity. Hold other in high esteem. Live for something wirth ...
Happiness Is Pressing Forward /Philippians, April 13, 2016,
Shawn Stone, April 13, 2016, Philippians 3:10-16
A happy Christian knows he or she has been "taken hold" for purpose. Happy Christians make it our lives'mission to take hold of that purpose. Remember: I can press forward by letting go of the past. I can press forward by completely reorienting m...
Shawn Stone - April 27, 2016 - Philippians 3:17-21
How to Find Your True Home: Follow the example of someone who is heavenly minded. Remind yourself that Heaven is your true home. Fulfill your duties as a heavnely citizen. Live every day expecting Jesus to come.
Happiness In Generosity / Philippians, May 18, 2016
Shawn Stone - May 18, 2016 - Philippians 4:10-23
Generosity brings us true happiness! When I’m generous, I encourage gratitude in others. When I’m generous I live for what matters most. When I invest iin my eternal bank account. When i'm generous it unlocks one of God's greatest promises.
Shawn Stone, Philippians 4:1-9, May 4, 2016
A lot of techiques and programs try to help us find peace. But God offers us something much more real and robust. The disicplines for experiencing peace: Refuse to worry about anything. Talk to God about everything. Thank God in everything. Think about...