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.
Joshua and the Commander / Daring to Draw Near, April 11, 2018
Shawn Stone - April 11, 2018 - Joshua 5:13-15, 6:1-5
Who commands your life? What does he demand? Spiritual values, priorities, and principles are fundamental to to be victorious or successful from God’s standpoint.
Abraham and the Flaming Torch/ Daring to Draw Near, May 23,2018
Shawn Stone - May 23, 2018 - Genesis 15:1-21
You can believe in God, without believing God. Ahram doubted God and the Lord repsonded, "Fear not, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great" (Genesis 15:1). When the Lord reassured him, Abram believed and the Lord, and counted it to hi...
Sarah and the Laugh / Daring to Draw Near, Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Shawn Stone, May 30, 2018, Genesis 18:1-15, 21:1-7
"Sarah your wife shall have a son," the Visitor said to Abraham. Abraham and Sarah were old, well past the the age of childbearing. Sarah laughed! But the LORD responded, "Is anything too hard for the Lord?" God comes to us personally, and when ...
Three Friends and the Furnace / Daring to Draw Near, Wednesday, June 6,2018
Shawn Stone, June 6, 2018, Daniel 3:14-29
The pressure to bow down to the king was enormous. But the friends of Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, refused. Calmly, poslitely, but firmly: "O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up.” We too nee...
Joshua and the Clean Garments / Daring to Draw Near, Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Shawn Stone - July 11, 2018 - Zechariah 3:1-7
This was the most critical day of the year for Joshua. As high priest it was his job on the Day of Atonement to come into the presence of God. We are all accused as if in a court of law. "For the accuser of our brothers and sisters, who accuses them b...
Moses and the Glory of God / Daring to Draw Near, Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Shawn Stone - July 18, 2018 - Exodus 33
There is a deep longing inside each of us to know God, to seek His presence. Yet drawing near to God is dangerous, perilous, because when you draw near to God you are drawing near to the wild center of the universe and you're trying to ride the whirlwind....