Building Up in Christ, Reaching Out in Love
Welcome! Glad you found our website. We are Stone Harbor Church and I am Johnny Potter, serving the church as pastor. We are a small non-denominational Christian church with a high view of Scripture, Jesus and His Church. You can find us meeting online Sundays at 10:15, except on the first Sunday of the month when we meet from house-to-house. Join us!
This Week at SHC
|Link to Notes and Audio to be Considered|
Sarced Space 08: Sacred Space in Promise: Abraham and the Abrahamic Covenant, Part 1 -- Genesis 12-21
Journey 007: Sacred Space in Promise: The Offering of Isaac -- Genesis 22
SHC Devotions 2023
|Sunday's Scripture Focus|
|5/21/2023||Colossians 01||Beginning Considerations|
Colossians 1:1-2, Paul's Greeting to the Colossians
|6/4/2023||Colossians 03||Colossians 1:3-8, Paul Thanks God for the Readers|
Colossians 1:9-14, Paul Prays for Believers...
|6/18/2023||Colossians 04-B||Colossians 1:9-14, Paul Prays for Believers... (continued)|
|6/25/2023||Colossians 05||Colossians 1:15-23, Christ in Relation to the First Creation (15)|
|7/2/2023||Colossians 05-B||Colossians 1:15-23, Christ in Relation to the First Creation (concluded) (16-17)|
|7/9/2023||Colossians 05-C||Colossians 1:15-23, Christ in Relation to the New Creation (18-20)|
|7/16/2023||Colossians 05-D||Colossians 1:15-23, Christ in Relation to the New Creation (21-23)|
Colossians 1:15-23, Taking Christ to Heart, The Significance of Christ in the First and New Creation
|7/30/2023||Colossians 06-A||Colossians 1:24-29, Paul: "I Rejoice in My Sufferings for Your Sake", Beginning Considerations|
|8/6/2023||Colossians 06-B||Colossians 1:24-29, Paul: "I Rejoice in My Sufferings for Your Sake", Concluding Considerations|
|8/13/2023||Colossians 06-C||Colossians 2:01-05, Paul: "How Great a Struggle I Have on Your Behalf"|
|8/20/2023||Colossians 07-A||Colossians 2:06-15, Paul: "As you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him"|
|8/27/2023||Colossians 07-B||Colossians 2:08-15, Paul: "See to it that no one takes you captive..."|
|9/10/2023||Colossians 07-C||Colossians 2:10-15, Paul: "He is the head..."|
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What We Are About -- We are all about personally and relationally knowing God better as He has revealed Himself in all the Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation and most ultimately and perfectly in the person of Jesus the Christ who has inaugurated the kingdom of God in His life, death, resurrection and the sending of His Spirit and who is Himself the fulfillment and epitome of all that God has promised. We rely on the necessary help of the Holy Spirit and seek to live in such a way that God would be glorified by our words and deeds as we seek to help others to know Him as He is.
What Inspired Our Name
Here are some of the Scriptures behind our name.
"Therefore thus says the Lord God, "Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a tested stone, A costly cornerstone for the foundation, firmly placed. He who believes in it will not be disturbed." Isaiah 28:16
"And coming to Him as to a living stone which has been rejected by men, but is choice and precious in the sight of God, you also as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ." 1 Peter 2:4-5
"So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God's household, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together, is growing into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling of God in the Spirit." Ephesians 2:19-22
Our hope is that our congregation would be a harbor for many who would find here a place to be equipped and sent out, prepared and provisioned to accomplish God's purposes.
What we are up to right now? In 2023 we have two main points of focus:
Join us and join in our interactive Sunday morning discussions seeking to build each other up in Christ. How? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll make sure you are invited to our online gatherings.