Stonehouse Church Sermons
Gospel Fellowship. Philippians 1:1-11

Gospel Fellowship. Philippians 1:1-11

August 20, 2019

About Stonehouse Church

We are Christ followers devoted to making much of Jesus and welcoming all into true community as we extend the love of God to a broken world. No matter who you are or where you've been you are welcome here with your faith, your fears, your doubts, and your questions. As a church we want nothing more than to repeat the call of Jesus for all to come and know him.

Location: Police Athletic League. 1450 16th St. N St. Petersburg, FL

Service time: 10:30 am Sundays

Website: stonehousefl.org

Inexpressible Joy in a Far Off Country. 1 Peter 1:1-9

Inexpressible Joy in a Far Off Country. 1 Peter 1:1-9

August 16, 2019

Series: A Far Off Country

Date: August 11, 2019

About this series

The exile of God’s people from their homeland into captivity in Babylon is one of the most significant events in all of the Old Testament. There are more than 20 books of the Bible centering on this time period of Israel’s history. The ramifications of the exile echo throughout all of Jewish history as well as our own as followers of Jesus.

While this is such an important era in scripture it can often be difficult to grasp because much of the writing around it is poetic and prophetic in nature. We can find ourselves either confused or bored when we come to books like Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah. But the prophetic books of the exile and the narrative around the event are full of truth and beauty.

With the significance of exile in the history of the Christian faith, and the difficulty of interpretation in mind, we are going to spend 9 weeks looking at a few of these peculiar books in the Old Testament. We want to familiarize ourselves with Israel’s story and learn to look at the exile with gospel perspective as we gain essential insight and wisdom from God’s word. In the end, we’ll find that Israel’s exile will prove to be much more familiar to us than we may have initially thought.

Learning about Israel’s exile helps us come to grips with our own exile. We will find a voice in these poetic and prophetic books that resonates with our experience of a world that doesn’t quite feel like home. We will see in Israel some of our own failures to trust God in dark times and believe he’s truly sovereign over all things. Like them, we too find it hard to obey God when the ground we stand on is shaky. There are times we place our hopes in the wrong things and feel bombarded by disappointment in this world. All this and more is the reality of exile and thankfully we get the chance to listen, learn, and find out how it all points forward to the coming of Christ the promised Messiah.

A Far Off Country will take us from Jerusalem to Babylon and back again considering all the while what it was like to go through exile. As we learn about Israel’s exile we’ll grow in our ability to face our own with gospel wisdom, humble gratitude, and a hope firmly planted in the God above it all.

About Stonehouse Church

We are Christ followers devoted to making much of Jesus and welcoming all into true community as we extend the love of God to a broken world. No matter who you are or where you've been you are welcome here with your faith, your fears, your doubts, and your questions. As a church we want nothing more than to repeat the call of Jesus for all to come and know him.

Location: Police Athletic League. 1450 16th St. N St. Petersburg, FL

Service time: 10:30 am Sundays

Website: stonehousefl.org

Living at Home in a Far Off Country. Haggai 2:10-23

Living at Home in a Far Off Country. Haggai 2:10-23

August 7, 2019

Series: A Far Off Country

Date: August 4, 2019

About this series

The exile of God’s people from their homeland into captivity in Babylon is one of the most significant events in all of the Old Testament. There are more than 20 books of the Bible centering on this time period of Israel’s history. The ramifications of the exile echo throughout all of Jewish history as well as our own as followers of Jesus.

While this is such an important era in scripture it can often be difficult to grasp because much of the writing around it is poetic and prophetic in nature. We can find ourselves either confused or bored when we come to books like Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah. But the prophetic books of the exile and the narrative around the event are full of truth and beauty.

With the significance of exile in the history of the Christian faith, and the difficulty of interpretation in mind, we are going to spend 9 weeks looking at a few of these peculiar books in the Old Testament. We want to familiarize ourselves with Israel’s story and learn to look at the exile with gospel perspective as we gain essential insight and wisdom from God’s word. In the end, we’ll find that Israel’s exile will prove to be much more familiar to us than we may have initially thought.

Learning about Israel’s exile helps us come to grips with our own exile. We will find a voice in these poetic and prophetic books that resonates with our experience of a world that doesn’t quite feel like home. We will see in Israel some of our own failures to trust God in dark times and believe he’s truly sovereign over all things. Like them, we too find it hard to obey God when the ground we stand on is shaky. There are times we place our hopes in the wrong things and feel bombarded by disappointment in this world. All this and more is the reality of exile and thankfully we get the chance to listen, learn, and find out how it all points forward to the coming of Christ the promised Messiah.

A Far Off Country will take us from Jerusalem to Babylon and back again considering all the while what it was like to go through exile. As we learn about Israel’s exile we’ll grow in our ability to face our own with gospel wisdom, humble gratitude, and a hope firmly planted in the God above it all.

About Stonehouse Church

We are Christ followers devoted to making much of Jesus and welcoming all into true community as we extend the love of God to a broken world. No matter who you are or where you've been you are welcome here with your faith, your fears, your doubts, and your questions. As a church we want nothing more than to repeat the call of Jesus for all to come and know him.

Location: Police Athletic League. 1450 16th St. N St. Petersburg, FL

Service time: 10:30 am Sundays

Website: stonehousefl.org

When Home Feels Like a Far Off Country Part 2. Haggai 2:1-9

When Home Feels Like a Far Off Country Part 2. Haggai 2:1-9

July 30, 2019

Series: A Far Off Country

Date: July 28, 2019

About this series

The exile of God’s people from their homeland into captivity in Babylon is one of the most significant events in all of the Old Testament. There are more than 20 books of the Bible centering on this time period of Israel’s history. The ramifications of the exile echo throughout all of Jewish history as well as our own as followers of Jesus.

While this is such an important era in scripture it can often be difficult to grasp because much of the writing around it is poetic and prophetic in nature. We can find ourselves either confused or bored when we come to books like Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah. But the prophetic books of the exile and the narrative around the event are full of truth and beauty.

With the significance of exile in the history of the Christian faith, and the difficulty of interpretation in mind, we are going to spend 9 weeks looking at a few of these peculiar books in the Old Testament. We want to familiarize ourselves with Israel’s story and learn to look at the exile with gospel perspective as we gain essential insight and wisdom from God’s word. In the end, we’ll find that Israel’s exile will prove to be much more familiar to us than we may have initially thought.

Learning about Israel’s exile helps us come to grips with our own exile. We will find a voice in these poetic and prophetic books that resonates with our experience of a world that doesn’t quite feel like home. We will see in Israel some of our own failures to trust God in dark times and believe he’s truly sovereign over all things. Like them, we too find it hard to obey God when the ground we stand on is shaky. There are times we place our hopes in the wrong things and feel bombarded by disappointment in this world. All this and more is the reality of exile and thankfully we get the chance to listen, learn, and find out how it all points forward to the coming of Christ the promised Messiah.

A Far Off Country will take us from Jerusalem to Babylon and back again considering all the while what it was like to go through exile. As we learn about Israel’s exile we’ll grow in our ability to face our own with gospel wisdom, humble gratitude, and a hope firmly planted in the God above it all.

About Stonehouse Church

We are Christ followers devoted to making much of Jesus and welcoming all into true community as we extend the love of God to a broken world. No matter who you are or where you've been you are welcome here with your faith, your fears, your doubts, and your questions. As a church we want nothing more than to repeat the call of Jesus for all to come and know him.

Location: Police Athletic League. 1450 16th St. N St. Petersburg, FL

Service time: 10:30 am Sundays

Website: stonehousefl.org

When Home Feels Like a Far Off Country Part 1. Haggai 2:1-9

When Home Feels Like a Far Off Country Part 1. Haggai 2:1-9

July 22, 2019

Series: A Far Off Country

Date: July 21, 2019

About this series

The exile of God’s people from their homeland into captivity in Babylon is one of the most significant events in all of the Old Testament. There are more than 20 books of the Bible centering on this time period of Israel’s history. The ramifications of the exile echo throughout all of Jewish history as well as our own as followers of Jesus.

While this is such an important era in scripture it can often be difficult to grasp because much of the writing around it is poetic and prophetic in nature. We can find ourselves either confused or bored when we come to books like Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah. But the prophetic books of the exile and the narrative around the event are full of truth and beauty.

With the significance of exile in the history of the Christian faith, and the difficulty of interpretation in mind, we are going to spend 9 weeks looking at a few of these peculiar books in the Old Testament. We want to familiarize ourselves with Israel’s story and learn to look at the exile with gospel perspective as we gain essential insight and wisdom from God’s word. In the end, we’ll find that Israel’s exile will prove to be much more familiar to us than we may have initially thought.

Learning about Israel’s exile helps us come to grips with our own exile. We will find a voice in these poetic and prophetic books that resonates with our experience of a world that doesn’t quite feel like home. We will see in Israel some of our own failures to trust God in dark times and believe he’s truly sovereign over all things. Like them, we too find it hard to obey God when the ground we stand on is shaky. There are times we place our hopes in the wrong things and feel bombarded by disappointment in this world. All this and more is the reality of exile and thankfully we get the chance to listen, learn, and find out how it all points forward to the coming of Christ the promised Messiah.

A Far Off Country will take us from Jerusalem to Babylon and back again considering all the while what it was like to go through exile. As we learn about Israel’s exile we’ll grow in our ability to face our own with gospel wisdom, humble gratitude, and a hope firmly planted in the God above it all.

About Stonehouse Church

We are Christ followers devoted to making much of Jesus and welcoming all into true community as we extend the love of God to a broken world. No matter who you are or where you've been you are welcome here with your faith, your fears, your doubts, and your questions. As a church we want nothing more than to repeat the call of Jesus for all to come and know him.

Location: Police Athletic League. 1450 16th St. N St. Petersburg, FL

Service time: 10:30 am Sundays

Website: stonehousefl.org

Coming Home From a Far off Country. Haggai 1:1-15

Coming Home From a Far off Country. Haggai 1:1-15

July 22, 2019

Series: A Far Off Country

Date: July 14, 2019

About this series

The exile of God’s people from their homeland into captivity in Babylon is one of the most significant events in all of the Old Testament. There are more than 20 books of the Bible centering on this time period of Israel’s history. The ramifications of the exile echo throughout all of Jewish history as well as our own as followers of Jesus.

While this is such an important era in scripture it can often be difficult to grasp because much of the writing around it is poetic and prophetic in nature. We can find ourselves either confused or bored when we come to books like Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah. But the prophetic books of the exile and the narrative around the event are full of truth and beauty.

With the significance of exile in the history of the Christian faith, and the difficulty of interpretation in mind, we are going to spend 9 weeks looking at a few of these peculiar books in the Old Testament. We want to familiarize ourselves with Israel’s story and learn to look at the exile with gospel perspective as we gain essential insight and wisdom from God’s word. In the end, we’ll find that Israel’s exile will prove to be much more familiar to us than we may have initially thought.

Learning about Israel’s exile helps us come to grips with our own exile. We will find a voice in these poetic and prophetic books that resonates with our experience of a world that doesn’t quite feel like home. We will see in Israel some of our own failures to trust God in dark times and believe he’s truly sovereign over all things. Like them, we too find it hard to obey God when the ground we stand on is shaky. There are times we place our hopes in the wrong things and feel bombarded by disappointment in this world. All this and more is the reality of exile and thankfully we get the chance to listen, learn, and find out how it all points forward to the coming of Christ the promised Messiah.

A Far Off Country will take us from Jerusalem to Babylon and back again considering all the while what it was like to go through exile. As we learn about Israel’s exile we’ll grow in our ability to face our own with gospel wisdom, humble gratitude, and a hope firmly planted in the God above it all.

About Stonehouse Church

We are Christ followers devoted to making much of Jesus and welcoming all into true community as we extend the love of God to a broken world. No matter who you are or where you've been you are welcome here with your faith, your fears, your doubts, and your questions. As a church we want nothing more than to repeat the call of Jesus for all to come and know him.

Location: Police Athletic League. 1450 16th St. N St. Petersburg, FL

Service time: 10:30 am Sundays

Website: stonehousefl.org

Release From a Far Off Country. Ezra 1:1-8

Release From a Far Off Country. Ezra 1:1-8

July 8, 2019

Series: A Far Off Country

Date: July 7, 2019

About this series

The exile of God’s people from their homeland into captivity in Babylon is one of the most significant events in all of the Old Testament. There are more than 20 books of the Bible centering on this time period of Israel’s history. The ramifications of the exile echo throughout all of Jewish history as well as our own as followers of Jesus.

While this is such an important era in scripture it can often be difficult to grasp because much of the writing around it is poetic and prophetic in nature. We can find ourselves either confused or bored when we come to books like Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah. But the prophetic books of the exile and the narrative around the event are full of truth and beauty.

With the significance of exile in the history of the Christian faith, and the difficulty of interpretation in mind, we are going to spend 9 weeks looking at a few of these peculiar books in the Old Testament. We want to familiarize ourselves with Israel’s story and learn to look at the exile with gospel perspective as we gain essential insight and wisdom from God’s word. In the end, we’ll find that Israel’s exile will prove to be much more familiar to us than we may have initially thought.

Learning about Israel’s exile helps us come to grips with our own exile. We will find a voice in these poetic and prophetic books that resonates with our experience of a world that doesn’t quite feel like home. We will see in Israel some of our own failures to trust God in dark times and believe he’s truly sovereign over all things. Like them, we too find it hard to obey God when the ground we stand on is shaky. There are times we place our hopes in the wrong things and feel bombarded by disappointment in this world. All this and more is the reality of exile and thankfully we get the chance to listen, learn, and find out how it all points forward to the coming of Christ the promised Messiah.

A Far Off Country will take us from Jerusalem to Babylon and back again considering all the while what it was like to go through exile. As we learn about Israel’s exile we’ll grow in our ability to face our own with gospel wisdom, humble gratitude, and a hope firmly planted in the God above it all.

About Stonehouse Church

We are Christ followers devoted to making much of Jesus and welcoming all into true community as we extend the love of God to a broken world. No matter who you are or where you've been you are welcome here with your faith, your fears, your doubts, and your questions. As a church we want nothing more than to repeat the call of Jesus for all to come and know him.

Location: Police Athletic League. 1450 16th St. N St. Petersburg, FL

Service time: 10:30 am Sundays

Website: stonehousefl.org

Lament in a Far Off Country. Lamentations 3:19-33

Lament in a Far Off Country. Lamentations 3:19-33

June 30, 2019

Series: A Far Off Country

Date: June 30, 2019

About this series

The exile of God’s people from their homeland into captivity in Babylon is one of the most significant events in all of the Old Testament. There are more than 20 books of the Bible centering on this time period of Israel’s history. The ramifications of the exile echo throughout all of Jewish history as well as our own as followers of Jesus.

While this is such an important era in scripture it can often be difficult to grasp because much of the writing around it is poetic and prophetic in nature. We can find ourselves either confused or bored when we come to books like Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah. But the prophetic books of the exile and the narrative around the event are full of truth and beauty.

With the significance of exile in the history of the Christian faith, and the difficulty of interpretation in mind, we are going to spend 9 weeks looking at a few of these peculiar books in the Old Testament. We want to familiarize ourselves with Israel’s story and learn to look at the exile with gospel perspective as we gain essential insight and wisdom from God’s word. In the end, we’ll find that Israel’s exile will prove to be much more familiar to us than we may have initially thought.

Learning about Israel’s exile helps us come to grips with our own exile. We will find a voice in these poetic and prophetic books that resonates with our experience of a world that doesn’t quite feel like home. We will see in Israel some of our own failures to trust God in dark times and believe he’s truly sovereign over all things. Like them, we too find it hard to obey God when the ground we stand on is shaky. There are times we place our hopes in the wrong things and feel bombarded by disappointment in this world. All this and more is the reality of exile and thankfully we get the chance to listen, learn, and find out how it all points forward to the coming of Christ the promised Messiah.

A Far Off Country will take us from Jerusalem to Babylon and back again considering all the while what it was like to go through exile. As we learn about Israel’s exile we’ll grow in our ability to face our own with gospel wisdom, humble gratitude, and a hope firmly planted in the God above it all.

About Stonehouse Church

We are Christ followers devoted to making much of Jesus and welcoming all into true community as we extend the love of God to a broken world. No matter who you are or where you've been you are welcome here with your faith, your fears, your doubts, and your questions. As a church we want nothing more than to repeat the call of Jesus for all to come and know him.

Location: Police Athletic League. 1450 16th St. N St. Petersburg, FL

Service time: 10:30 am Sundays

Website: stonehousefl.org

Promises for a far off country. Micah 7:18-20

Promises for a far off country. Micah 7:18-20

June 23, 2019

Series: A Far Off Country

Date: June 23, 2019

About this series

The exile of God’s people from their homeland into captivity in Babylon is one of the most significant events in all of the Old Testament. There are more than 20 books of the Bible centering on this time period of Israel’s history. The ramifications of the exile echo throughout all of Jewish history as well as our own as followers of Jesus.

While this is such an important era in scripture it can often be difficult to grasp because much of the writing around it is poetic and prophetic in nature. We can find ourselves either confused or bored when we come to books like Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah. But the prophetic books of the exile and the narrative around the event are full of truth and beauty.

With the significance of exile in the history of the Christian faith, and the difficulty of interpretation in mind, we are going to spend 9 weeks looking at a few of these peculiar books in the Old Testament. We want to familiarize ourselves with Israel’s story and learn to look at the exile with gospel perspective as we gain essential insight and wisdom from God’s word. In the end, we’ll find that Israel’s exile will prove to be much more familiar to us than we may have initially thought.

Learning about Israel’s exile helps us come to grips with our own exile. We will find a voice in these poetic and prophetic books that resonates with our experience of a world that doesn’t quite feel like home. We will see in Israel some of our own failures to trust God in dark times and believe he’s truly sovereign over all things. Like them, we too find it hard to obey God when the ground we stand on is shaky. There are times we place our hopes in the wrong things and feel bombarded by disappointment in this world. All this and more is the reality of exile and thankfully we get the chance to listen, learn, and find out how it all points forward to the coming of Christ the promised Messiah.

A Far Off Country will take us from Jerusalem to Babylon and back again considering all the while what it was like to go through exile. As we learn about Israel’s exile we’ll grow in our ability to face our own with gospel wisdom, humble gratitude, and a hope firmly planted in the God above it all.

About Stonehouse Church

We are Christ followers devoted to making much of Jesus and welcoming all into true community as we extend the love of God to a broken world. No matter who you are or where you've been you are welcome here with your faith, your fears, your doubts, and your questions. As a church we want nothing more than to repeat the call of Jesus for all to come and know him.

Location: Police Athletic League. 1450 16th St. N St. Petersburg, FL

Service time: 10:30 am Sundays

Website: stonehousefl.org

Sent Away to a Far off Country. Micah 3:9-4:2

Sent Away to a Far off Country. Micah 3:9-4:2

June 22, 2019

Series: A Far Off Country

Date: June 16, 2019

About this series

The exile of God’s people from their homeland into captivity in Babylon is one of the most significant events in all of the Old Testament. There are more than 20 books of the Bible centering on this time period of Israel’s history. The ramifications of the exile echo throughout all of Jewish history as well as our own as followers of Jesus.

While this is such an important era in scripture it can often be difficult to grasp because much of the writing around it is poetic and prophetic in nature. We can find ourselves either confused or bored when we come to books like Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah. But the prophetic books of the exile and the narrative around the event are full of truth and beauty.

With the significance of exile in the history of the Christian faith, and the difficulty of interpretation in mind, we are going to spend 9 weeks looking at a few of these peculiar books in the Old Testament. We want to familiarize ourselves with Israel’s story and learn to look at the exile with gospel perspective as we gain essential insight and wisdom from God’s word. In the end, we’ll find that Israel’s exile will prove to be much more familiar to us than we may have initially thought.

Learning about Israel’s exile helps us come to grips with our own exile. We will find a voice in these poetic and prophetic books that resonates with our experience of a world that doesn’t quite feel like home. We will see in Israel some of our own failures to trust God in dark times and believe he’s truly sovereign over all things. Like them, we too find it hard to obey God when the ground we stand on is shaky. There are times we place our hopes in the wrong things and feel bombarded by disappointment in this world. All this and more is the reality of exile and thankfully we get the chance to listen, learn, and find out how it all points forward to the coming of Christ the promised Messiah.

A Far Off Country will take us from Jerusalem to Babylon and back again considering all the while what it was like to go through exile. As we learn about Israel’s exile we’ll grow in our ability to face our own with gospel wisdom, humble gratitude, and a hope firmly planted in the God above it all.

About Stonehouse Church

We are Christ followers devoted to making much of Jesus and welcoming all into true community as we extend the love of God to a broken world. No matter who you are or where you've been you are welcome here with your faith, your fears, your doubts, and your questions. As a church we want nothing more than to repeat the call of Jesus for all to come and know him.

Location: Police Athletic League. 1450 16th St. N St. Petersburg, FL

Service time: 10:30 am Sundays

Website: stonehousefl.org