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.
Shawn Stone, 1 Samuel 1:1-20, January 11, 2017
Even in pain, heart-broken, and full of sorrow, Hannah continued to pray until she found peace. She learned to recognize the patternof God, she saw the person of God, and submitted to the plan of God. "My heart rejoices in the Lord," she prayed.
It's All About the Heart / Life of David, January 18, 2017
Shawn Stone, 1 Samuel 16:1-13, January 18, 2017
Character is more important than appearance, gifts, or talents. But charcter comes with a cost. "When Christ calls a man, He bids him come and die." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Shawn Stone, 1 Samuel 17:32-50, January 25, 2017
It takes courage to stand true and faithful to God. Real courage is facing your hearts greatest fear and still doing the right thing. Saul was lacking courage. Goliath overcame his fears with brute strength, the best armor, and extreme self-confi...
The Destruction of a Soul / Life of David, February 1, 2017
Shawn Stone - February 1, 2017 - 1 Samuel 18:1-16
Saul spiraled downward. Slavery took a hold of his life. Saul became angry with jealousy and resentment. Saul is afraid, especially of David. The spirit of envy tortured him. We can only be free when we yield to what God has done for us. We ...
David and Jonathan—True Friends / Life of David, February 8, 2017
Shawn Stone, 1 Samuel 18:1-2, 19:1-6, 20:12-16,40-42, 23:15-16 & 2 Samuel 1:25-27, February 8, 2017
We have a need for true friendship, the kind of friendship David found in Jonathan. "A friend loves at all times, " Proverbs tells us. True friendship is built on comittment, not convenience. True ...
No Shortcuts to Character / Life of David, March 1, 2017
Shawn Stone, 1 Samuel 24, Psalm 57, March 1, 2017
What do you do when a path you are on takes you in a direction you didn't expect to go? Sometimes you feel betrayed, burned and like you need to get back. We listen to the enemy's lies. We can take matters in our own hands and compromise. Or we ...
Shawn Stone - March 15, 2017 - 2 Samuel 6
God has an important message He wants to get through to us. Sin is serious. Our sins separate us from God. As he brought the Ark to the City of David, David rejoiced dancing before the Lord, responding to the grace of God. "Therefore, since we have been...
David's Loyal Love / Life of David, March 22, 2017
Shawn Stone, 2 Samuel 9, March 22, 2017
“CHECED” means kindness, loving kindness, mercy,grace and loyalty. David didn't just talk about kindess, he wants to live it and show mercy and honor Jonathan's son. David restores Mephibosheth. David invited him to his table.
Shawn Stone, April 5, 2017, 2 Samuel 11
David was blessed. Then he disengaged. Then David compromised and sinned. The seed for any sin is in all of us. But God's grace is always greater than our sin. Ask God to search your heart.
Shawn Stone, 2 Samuel 12:1-13, April 19, 2017
The three tactics of denial are to disagree, defend, or distract. "When I refused to confess my sin, my body wasted away, and I groaned all day long." - Psalm 32:3 Because of the kindness of grace we are assured of forgiveness.
The Power of Repentance / Life of David, May 17, 2017
Shawn Stone - May 17, 2017 - Psalm 51
What is repentance? David's eyes were opened and he was able to recognize his sin. Repentance is seeing sin the way God sees it. Repentance is taking full responsibility for your sin. Repentance is having your heart melted by God's love.
Shawn Stone - May 24, 2017 - 2 Samuel 24
David's failure changed everything. He learned, you don’t have to know the WHY to obey the WHAT if you trust WHO is making the command. David failed, but "mercy triumphs over judgment" (James 2:13). Spiritual greatness is not repenting less, but repenting ...
Shawn Stone - May 31, 2017 - 1 Chronicles 29
"David, after he had served the purpose of God in his own generation, fell asleep and was laid among his fathers" (Acts 13:36)
Make the presence of God the priority of your life. Consecrate yourself wholly to God. Respond to the grace of God. Do all yo...