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.
A Celebration of the Gospel / Colossians, October 10, 2018
Shawn Stone - October 10, 2018 - Colossians 1:1-8
The Gospel gives us hope. Hope is the root, faith is the plant, and love is the fruit. "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."— Hebrews 11:1
Prayer For Knowledge and Power / Colossians, October 17, 2018
Shawn Stone - October 17, 2018 - Colossians 1:9-14
The importance of intercessory prayer: God has chosen prayer as the means to unlock His will in our lives. Intercessory prayer unlocks God's wisdom, spiritual understanding, knowledge, and power, "that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleas...
Jesus - First In Everything / Colossians, October 24, 2018
Shawn Stone - October 24, 2018 - Colossians 1:15-23
Jesus is God. He is the image of the invisible God. He is the firstborn over all creation. He is before all things. "He is also the head of the body, the church; He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He might come to have fi...
Shawn Stone, October 31, 2018, Colossians 1:24 - 2:4
The apostle Paul rejoiced in his suffering. is that possible? He rejoiced because he suffered for the Lord and the people he loved. Where and how are you "filling up Christ’s afflictions?" Are you fulfilling your commission? Is your life s...
Identity / Colossians, Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Shawn Stone, November 7, 2018, Colossians 2:6-15
Why is it important to know your true identity? Where does your identity come from? "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new" (2 Corinthians 5:17). Your identity mus...
Shawn Stone, Colossians 3:1-4, January 9, 2019
Heavenly mindedness is seeing Jesus and seeing yourself with Him, seated in heavenly places. Being heavenly minded is essential. "Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden wi...
Shawn Stone, February 6, 2019, Colossians 3:5-14
Decide to get radical with your sin. You can either be reckless or radical in dealing with your sin; there is no middle ground. Dig down to the root of your sin. Remind yourself that radical change happens, because a radical transformation in my re...
Whatever, Whenever, And However / Colossians, February 13, 2019
Shawn Stone, February 13, 2019, Colossians 3:15-18
Let the peace of Christ rule your heart. Let the Word of Christ dwell in your heart. Let the name of Jesus empower your life. The name of Jesus gives us identity and authority. Peace is an objective fact and should be our subjective experience....
Blessed Relationships / Colossians, February 20, 2019
February 20, 2019, Shawn Stone, Revive, Colossians 3:18-21
The steps to a great relationship start with God's original plan. We can take responsibility for what we can control. If I’m going to have a blessed WE it starts with taking
responsibility of me. Where I have influence, I will have conce...
The Big Deal About Our Words / Colossians, February 27, 2019
Shawn Stone - February 27, 2019 - Colossians 4:2-6
Vertically directed words: speaking to God about people. Obstacles to prayer: We don’t pray because we haven’t discovered the delight of prayer. We don’t pray because of pride. We don’t pray because we don’t understand what time it is. Horizontal...
A Band of Brothers and a Sister / Colossians, March 13, 2019
Shawn Stone - March 13, 2019 - Colossians 4:7-18
As gifted as the Apostle Paul was, he gave credit to the men and women who labored with him in the ministry. In this passage, he recognizes a band of brothers and a sister. You will never make it in life unless you know how to make and cultivate g...