Scripture Reference: Proverbs 6:16-19

The words “Haughty” and “pride” are synonymous in meaning. A haughty spirit is the result of a spirit of pride.  It is to be disdainfully proud, snobbish, and arrogant. God hates the spirit of pride, for the spirit of pride kills our ability to obey God’s word, follow His plan and purpose. Pride is anti-God. It is the turning away from God to seek satisfaction in or for one’s self.

Do you know how the apostle James, brother of John, died?

James was one of the very first disciples, one of Jesus’s closest friends, and he was the first apostle to be killed for his faith. James and his brother were fishermen before Jesus called them into the ministry. He watched Jesus raise a 12-year-old girl from the dead (Luke 8:51). He stood with Jesus on the Mount of Transfiguration (Luke 9:28). He went with Jesus to the garden of Gethsemane the night Jesus was betrayed (Luke 22:39). And then King Herod had him killed with the sword simply to entertain angry Jews (Acts 12:1–2).

Herod hated the apostles, but mainly he seemed to simply love himself. He killed James, and then, “when he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded to arrest Peter also” (Acts 12:3). He couldn’t murder Peter that day because of the Jewish Passover celebration. But he planned to execute him publicly within the week (Acts 12:4).

An angel came and rescued Peter from captivity (bound with chains, a soldier sleeping on each side, and two more guards by the door). When Herod came the next day to kill Peter, and realized he was gone, he killed the sentries instead (Acts 12:19).

One of the greatest tragedies of the spirit of pride is self-deception, for the one trapped by this spirit is unable to see himself or herself as he/ she really is. Our view of ourselves must align with how God views us. Our view of others must be in line with God’s view of others.

This offensive spirit infects our purity, character, and our relationship with God and with our sisters, brothers, spouses, family, and our children even.  It is the root of most of the problems within the church and marriage. Pride is always in competition with others and often times with God’s plan and will for your life.

Because we are talking about the ugliness of pride, let’s go back to Herod again in Acts chapter 12. Herod turns his anger against the people in Tyre and Sidon, so they plead for peace and mercy. “On an appointed day Herod put on his royal robes, took his seat upon the throne, and delivered an oration to them” (Acts 12:21). The people shouted, “The voice of a god, and not of a man!” (Acts 12:22). He killed for praise. He dressed for praise. He performed for praise. And then he received his reward.

Luke writes, “Immediately an angel of the Lord struck him down, because he did not give God the glory, and he was eaten by worms and breathed his last” (Acts 12:23)

God’s final hammer fell when Herod took pleasure in being exalted by people, when he plagiarized the power and authority of God, presenting himself as wise in his own eyes, as strong in his own strength, as great in his own greatness.





The Power of the Holy Spirit

Acts 4:11-12

This Jesus is the stone that was rejected by you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone. And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

Week after week we gather to sing and praise the King of Kings. Sometimes it is easy to forget that we are singing to a powerful and glorious God who loves us. For me, as a drummer it sometimes can be a little hard to worship because I am focused on keeping time and making sure i do my part. The thoughts of how awesome, forgiving, and mighty God is can be hard to obtain when you are playing music. There are a lot of distractions. It can be tough as well when you are out in the crowd to get in a place of worship, after fighting with kids on the way to church, spilling your coffee on your favorite pair jeans, and having a random person say something rude to you that morning. I get it, it is rough sometimes.

This past Sunday morning I was spending time with the Lord before services. I was reading Acts 4. Peter, John and the power of the Holy Spirit healed a lame beggar at the gate of the temple. Then they began to preach the Gospel! This did not sit well with the Priests and Sadducees, who were opposed to the idea that Jesus was the Messiah. The two were imprisoned until the next day where they would stand trial. The question was asked to Peter and John in verse 7, ““By what power or by what name did you do this? Peter was filled with the Holy Spirit and answered in verses 10-12, “Let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead—by Him this man is standing before you well. 11 This Jesus is the stone that was rejected by you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone. 12 And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

After reading this, I was reminded that the same Holy Spirit that filled Peter and John is alive in me. My prayer for worship that morning was to be filled with the Spirit. What happened next? Worship was amazing! That same Holy Spirit that was given to us through faith in Jesus IS ALIVE. This week, my prayer for you is to invite the Holy Spirit and be filled. Be filled with love and be filled with the blessed assurance that God the Father is Sovereign! Sometimes church is the same old, same old. Pray for that to change! Worship the King Sunday knowing that, like Peter said, HE IS THE CORNERSTONE!

Sean Walters - Student Ministry - StoneBridge Baptist Church




Great is the LORD!

Dear Friend,

“Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭145:3-4‬ ‭KJV‬‬

The Psalmist declares the greatness of the Lord and informs us that His greatness is unsearchable. I know that this is basically a repeat of what the Psalmist said, but it causes me to simply ponder the fact that we serve and worship a GOD (and there’s only one) that is truly great! 

His greatness did not stop with the first generation of humans, as a matter of fact, His greatness has been passed down from one generation to another! 

We worship the Lord because He has allowed us the opportunity and privilege  to know Him personally! 

If you have yet to place your faith in Jesus to be your Lord and Savior why not do it today? Simply call on Him to forgive your sins and come into your life. If you will genuinely pray the prayer of salvation, the Lord (in His Greatness) will rescue you from Hell and transform you into the Kingdom of His dear Son! 

Jason Sheffstall - Lead Pastor - StoneBridge Baptist Church




Hebrews 4:14-16

Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

How do you draw near to the throne of grace? This is not a rhetorical question for which you just ponder it without giving an answer. I really want you to ask yourself and answer it. Write your answers down, read them over and over again and decide whether or not you actually "draw near" and what that looks like for you. 

Drawing near to God with the confidence Hebrews 4 tells us about is paramount. Jesus made the way for us so that we can confidently approach the throne of grace. When the world is beating you down  telling you, you don't measure up,  you will never be good enough, and you're a failure. God's word tells us "hold fast your confession". What he is saying here is you should persistently continue speaking in faith, agreeing with what God has said, regardless of circumstances. If it never seemed like it was not working, there would be no need to hold fast, or hang on, to a confession of faith. 

Again, as I have used David's psalms as examples the past couple of weeks, you can clearly see him time and again, holding fast to his confession of faith during his times of worship. Reminding himself of what God's word says.

Dan Ousley - Worship Leader - StoneBridge Baptist Church



Worship Him Regardless

Psalm 103: 1-5

The Lord works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed. He made known His ways to Moses, His deeds to the people of Israel: The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.

Last week I told you about the awesome and surreal blessing of finding and meeting my biological father. Thank you for all of you who have celebrated  this with me.

I wanted to dive a little further into how David was reminding himself of God's goodness during his time of worship in Psalm 103. You can look at all 150 Psalms and see him reminding himself of God's goodness and promises time and time again. Many people would probably think I was crazy or weird if they were able to see me when I am driving alone or by myself working in the yard etc. Why? Well, I talk to myself a lot. When I am having a bad day, feeling depressed, or feeling like a failure, I often have to remind myself of what God says about me. When I am struggling with frustration, anger, and pride, I have to remind myself what Gods word says and put myself in check. 

During times of worship it is no different. When I am singing to the Lord, I am often singing to myself as well. I don't know if any of you have seen me leading worship, when I lose it for a second or get choked up? Well it is because the words or phrase I am singing or just sang impacts me and permeates my heart in such a way, it causes an involuntary reaction that I can not control. Weather it be through tears, a shout of joy, or an uncontrollable need to lift my hands in surrender and praise. But I had to be intentional at first. I had to be what others would call WEIRD in order to get the blessing He has for me. I had to talk myself into it. 

I was watching "The Voice" the other night and couldn't help but be absolutely dumbfounded at the sight of people raising their hands, with their eyes closed, as if worshiping, because one of the contestants was doing a really good job at singing a song by Aretha Franklin. No question this girl had some major vocal chops. But people where practically worshiping her or the song, but not God! The song had absolutely nothing to do with God. Then I look at people in churches standing as straight as a board and show absolutely no emotion or gratitude to Jesus for His sacrifice, salvation, and grace. Yet the minute a song from there childhood or one of there favorite rock, rap, r&b, techno, classical, bluegrass, or country songs come on, they get all fired up!

Those people may call you weird for worshiping a God who paid  the ransom for your heart, laid himself on a cross, and called you to a life of abundance and freedom. To often Christians allow what the world thinks to hold them back from true worship and commitment. I encourage anyone who reads these words, to stop caring what the world thinks especially where it concerns your relationship and worship to the Living God.

2 Samuel 6:16
As the ark of the Lord was entering the City of David, Michal daughter of Saul watched from a window. And when she saw King David leaping and dancing before the Lord, she despised him in her heart. 

David didn't care what she or anyone else thought. He was gonna worship God with his whole heart, his whole body regardless of what people "might" think.  He then says to her in verses 21 - 22, "It was before the Lord, who chose me rather than your father or anyone from his house when he appointed me ruler over the Lord's people of Israel - I WILL CELEBRATE BEFORE THE LORD. I will become even more undignified than this and I will be humiliated in my own eyes!" 

Dan Ousley- Worship Leader- StoneBridge Baptist Church



How stubborn are you?

People are stubborn and rebellious! That's an understatement, right? 

The Israelite people wanted a king, so the Lord gave them one! When the man of God reminded them of the responsibilities of kings, i.e., they'd only take and not give back; the people wanted to hear nothing of the sort. Therefore, they rejected Samuel's prophecy and stated that they still wanted a king (just like all of the other nations). We can learn to take heed to the Word of God! It is more important to hearken to the Lord than to listen to the people of the world!

1 Samuel 8:6-9, "6 When the elders said that, Samuel was not pleased. He prayed to the Lord, 7 and the Lord told Samuel, “Listen to whatever the people say to you. They have not rejected you. They have rejected me from being their king. 8 They are doing as they have always done. When I took them out of Egypt, they left me and served other gods. They are doing the same to you. 9 Now listen to the people, but warn them what the king who rules over them will do.”  The Everyday Bible: New Century Version. (2005). (1 Sa 8:6–9). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, Inc.

Someone once said that the definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over again expecting a different result. There are many of us who want to lose weight, grow in our relationship with the Lord, build up our current relationships, get our budgets in order, but yet, we simply stay where we are (or possibly even move backwards) because we are not willing to do the things that will help us make better choices, which lead to better results. 

May we learn to humble ourselves under the mighty hand of God in order for Him to lift us up!

Have a great week!

Pastor Jason Sheffstall



Praise God from whom all blessings flow

Psalm 103: 1-5

Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise His holy name. Praise the Lord, my soul and forget not all His benefits, who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things s that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.

Since May of last year, I have been on a journey that has taken me through a roller-coaster of emotions. At 39 years of age, I found out my dad was NOT my biological father. My mother lied to me my entire life and in 2012, she took that secret to her grave. You could imagine what that may feel like, now multiply that by a thousand.  

So during this journey and all of its twists and turns. The late nights weeping and utterly broken. The anger I have felt towards my mother and the confusion and feelings of betrayal have all been very tangible and heavy. I would be lying if I said I didn't deal with bitterness and downright hate for her at times. And in all honesty, even now those waves still crash ashore in my heart, often times when I least expect it. The journey of forgiveness has been brutally hard but I am determined to truly forgive because He has forgiven me. But what has gotten me through it?

Psalm 103 has been an awesome example to me and I want to encourage you to read the entire chapter and apply the example in your daily worship. King David worshiped the Lord, and during those psalms he was also speaking to his own heart. He was reminding his spirit of Gods benefits, His healing power, His redemption, His love for him. He was reminding himself of God's righteousness, His Justice, His power, and His compassion. I have discovered through the years, when I worship Him in my anguish and turmoil, when I fall to my knees and sing of His promises, regardless of what my dire circumstances look like, I remind my heart, my spirit and mind, of His power and goodness. He has given us a powerful tool to persevere through the hardest parts of our journeys. WORSHIP!

Last week on April 19th, at the age of 40, I met my biological father for the first time. After a year of DNA testing, searching, and learning hard to swallow truths, we found him. It was an awesome union. God was faithful to me. But I had to remind myself of His faithfulness in worship, even before I saw it fulfilled. 

Praise God from whom all blessing flow!

Dan Ousley - Worship Leader StoneBridge Baptist Church



Things are happening at StoneBridge!

Dear Friend,

This Sunday at StoneBridge we will have a special opportunity for you to give financially towards our Belize Missions Trip. We have thirteen people from StoneBridge that will be traveling to Belize to share God's love with the Belizean People. Would you consider giving above and beyond your regular tithe to StoneBridge this weekend? We know that your gift will be used to impact lives in Belize. Thank you in advance for your generosity!

On April 29, 2018, our church is hosting FRIEND DAY! We have set a goal to have 29 first time guests on the 29th! This is a fun and easy way to remember it and to encourage you to invest and invite your friends to church on this special day! We'd also like to encourage you to spend some time with your friend after the services. So, take them out to eat, or buy them a cold coke, or a cup of hot coffee. You can also encourage them to think about coming to our Discovering StoneBridge Class immediately following the 10:30 a.m. service on this day!

Let me give you a few tips on how to invite your friends to church:

  1. Make a list of friends that you'd like to invite.
  2. Pray for your friends to receive your invitation.
  3. Meet them at a specific time/location so they do not feel awkward when they attend StoneBridge.
  4. Sit with them in the service.
  5. Give them a tour of our facilities. 
  6. Thank them for attending.
  7. Send them a card letting them know how much you appreciate their friendship; inviting them to be your guest again the following week or the weeks to come.

These little tips will give you an opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus. 
If our staff can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to call on us!

Have a great week!
Pastor Jason Sheffstall



Your Word is a Lamp.


Psalm 119

Corporate Worship, A Commanding Invitation 

Psalm 119 stands as an invitation to approach God’s word with our whole mind (Psalm 119:113) and our whole heart (Psalm 119:2). It commands us to think rightly and feel deeply about God’s word. It leaves no room for a clean division of the intellect and emotions, but rather demands a response from both the mind and the heart. Every time we hear the words of Scripture, God is speaking to his people. His word commands our attention, our affection, and our obedience.We see in the 176 verses of Psalm 119 an unbreakable chain of knowing and feeling. The psalmist has tasted the word of God, and has developed an unquenchable appetite for it. His passions have been fixed on knowing and experiencing God’s word. 

Thinking Rightly

Notice how the right thinking of the psalmist also communicates such depth of emotion being expressed here in (Psalm 119:7), (Psalm 119:54), & (Psalm 119:81). His salvation and hope have been fixed on the word of God, and have resulted in a continuation of longing, hoping, singing, and praising. Each of these feelings is built not on a base of human experience, but on the foundation of God’s perfect word. God’s word commands that we believe its authority, its sufficiency, its finality. God’s word is the first and last word. We cannot worship God with our whole hearts if our minds are not also transformed by his word. For us to respond to the word of God, we must know it and immerse our lives in it. We must think rightly about the word of God.

Feeling Deeply

Your testimonies are my delight. (Psalm 119:24) My soul is consumed with longing for your rules at all times. (Psalm 119:20) Behold, I long for your precepts; in your righteousness give me life. (Psalm 119:40)

We also want to feel deeply regarding the word of God. God’s word is meant to work through our emotions, to cause us to feel deeply, to love what we learn about God. There is a grave difference between knowing about God and knowing God. The next time you hear God’s word in corporate worship, listen. Whether in the call to worship, or the sermon,  let your heart be warmed by the flame of God’s voice. Allow your heart to tremble at the reality and veracity of God’s word.

May we be a people marked by thinking rightly and feeling deeply about the perfect, sufficient, enduring word of God.

Excerpt taken from article written by Matt Boswell

         Dan Ousley - Worship Leader - StoneBridge Baptist Church




          DAN OUSLEY - WORSHIP LEADER - STONEBRIDGE                                                   BAPTIST CHURCH

          DAN OUSLEY - WORSHIP LEADER - STONEBRIDGE                                                   BAPTIST CHURCH

John 14: 6

“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.."

This past Sunday was one of my favorites. I love Easter. The promised resurrection of Jesus. Only because of His sacrifice, I was restored to a place where I have access to God the Father. No longer is my sin in the way because Jesus laid Himself on the cross and suffered a criminals' death to pay for my sins. I didn't deserve mercy. I didn't deserve grace. BUT He did it anyway because he loved me in spite of my sin. He died on that cross, and then rose from the dead, ripping away the power of death, hell, and the grave. THANK YOU JESUS!! 

Hallelujah for the Cross. 

I would be hopeless without Your goodness
I would be desperate without Your love
Slave to the darkness if it wasn't for the cross

You have won me with Your kindness
Chased me down when I was lost
Where would I be if it wasn’t for the cross?

Hallelujah, thank You, Jesus
I was a prisoner, now I'm not
With Your blood, You bought my freedom
Hallelujah for the cross

All my shame was met with mercy
Now Your mercy will be my song
And oh, the glory, oh, the power of the cross

Hallelujah, thank You, Jesus
I was a prisoner, now I'm not, ohh
With Your blood, You bought my freedom
Hallelujah for the cross

And by Your stripes, I'm healed
And by Your death, I live
The power of sin is overcome
It is finished, it is done

Hallelujah, thank You, Jesus
I was a prisoner, now I'm not, ohh
'Cause with Your blood You bought my freedom
Oh, hallelujah for the cross




Dear Friend,

Luke 24: 1-7 says,

1. But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. 2. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3. but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4. While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel. 5. And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? 6. He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, 7. that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and on the third day rise.” 

Happy Easter!  He is Risen, He is Risen Indeed!  Praise God for all the blessings currently at StoneBridge. This past Easter Sunday, we celebrated the fact that we have been rescued! We were saved in the greatest rescue mission by the Unlikeliest of Heroes.  Jesus came from the glories of Heaven to be crucified on Mount Calvary to be the ultimate sacrifice for you and me.  Why?  Because he loves us and sin separated us from the Father. There is no more separation through Salvation!  Let us not just remember what Jesus did on Easter, but every day.  

It is easy to get into the day to day habits of life and forget what you have in the Holy Spirit, living within you!  This week, dwell on the fact that IT IS FINISHED.  Period.  Role Credits.  Jesus IS the end all.  Our sins held him to that cross until death overcame him.  BUT,  just like it says in Luke 24,  the stone has been rolled away and Jesus conquered the grave!  Y'all have a great week!

Sean Walters
Student Ministries




Psalms 118:22

"The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone".


The Stone is JESUS!!!

 Last week we celebrated with nine people who made the decision to take the next step in their walk with Jesus, and were baptized during our Sunday service. How fitting is it, we will be celebrating the promised resurrection of our Lord this coming Sunday, April 1st! 

As I was praying this morning, I was asking the Lord to lead me to particular people to invite to our Easter services as well as our upcoming Friend Day on April 29th. During that prayer I asked God to not just lead me to those people, but to help give me the words that would urge them to come. I then asked myself, "why do I want them to come?" Well, I want them to come to hear the same gospel that changed my life forever. I want them to feel the same grace I have experienced. And I want them to experience being in a room full of people, worshiping a living God, and what that looks like. Through the years I have seen people impacted by just standing in a room full of people worshiping God. I was one of those people. I was drawn to repentance and salvation in the exact same scenario. 

Sometimes we won't have the words. But bring people to a place where true worship happens, and you WILL see the power of God change lives.  Furthermore, if you live a life of worship, you will demonstrate (through how you live your life) the resurrecting power of Jesus Christ, and people will be drawn to that, thus giving you an awesome opportunity to speak to them about His love and saving grace! 

Dan Ousley - Worship Leader StoneBridge Baptist Church



No matter how small a step!!


One of our Core Values at church is Celebration. We celebrate the blessings that God has given us. This past Sunday was a record day for StoneBridge! We had 320 people in attendance, baptized nine disciples, and welcomed around eighteen new members at our church. 

This coming Sunday is Easter Sunday. Churches all around the world will be celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ! Let me continue to encourage you to invite your friends, family and foes to an Easter Sunday service. 

If you do not have a church home, then we invite you to assemble with us!  
Service times: 9a.m. or 10:30a.m.




Colossians 2: 11-15

When you came to Christ, you were “circumcised,” but not by a physical procedure. Christ performed a spiritual circumcision—the cutting away of your sinful nature.  For you were buried with Christ when you were baptized. And with him you were raised to new life because you trusted the mighty power of God, who raised Christ from the dead. You were dead because of your sins and because your sinful nature was not yet cut away. Then God made you alive with Christ, for he forgave all our sins.  He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross.  In this way, he disarmed the spiritual rulers and authorities. He shamed them publicly by his victory over them on the cross.

Every time we approach a baptism service here at StoneBridge, it takes me to a place of remembrance. I don't first remember when I was baptized. I actually first reminisce about the moment I laid myself at the mercy of Jesus and confessed my sins and pleaded for His saving Grace. I remember how I asked Him to come into my heart and be the Lord of my life. I remember the experience of going from feeling Lost to feeling hope. From feeling desperate to feeling loved. From the feeling of insecurity to the feeling of confidence.  I also remember how LIFE tried to knock me down soon after I made that decision. How at times it seemed life got harder. The difference was and is, I now had an advocate. I had someone who actually defended me and had my back, when often times in life we question who our true friends are, or if there are actually people who will defend us when we need it. The difference was and is, I now have Jesus.

Then I think about the decision I made to be baptized. Baptism is not just the act of being fully submerged in water, representing dying to our sin, and being raised to Life in Christ. To me, baptism is also one of the greatest acts of worship. Because you are publicly displaying your commitment to the Lord, that you have decided to follow Christ. You are telling all of those people watching that you are a sinner and you asked Jesus to come into your life and take over, and you are fully committed to surrendering to Him. Baptism is a crucial "NEXT STEP", an important step, and it also serves as a reminder as you walk this journey in life, of Just how good God is and how He saved you. That is something worthy of worshiping Him about.  

Dan Ousley - Worship Leader, StoneBridge Baptist Church




Last Sunday was an amazing day! I was able to go back to First Baptist Church, of Inwood West Virginia and share with them all of the great things God has done over the years here at StoneBridge! I appreciate the ministry of First Baptist Church and her pastors. This amazing church is still reaching people with the gospel and many are uniting with their church to help carry out the Great Commission. 

During my time there, God used the message to convict three people to make the decision to walk the aisle and follow Christ in baptism. Wow! Isn't God good? Speaking of baptism, this Sunday (at StoneBridge), we have at least five people (if not more) that are planning on taking the next step in their walk with the Lord to be fully immersed in the baptismal waters. If you have yet to follow Christ in baptism, please contact me at; I'd be glad to talk to you about this very important step in your walk with the Lord. 



The Throne Of God!

Dear Friend,

Revelation 4 describes the very Throne Room of God! 

Behind the Throne is the rainbow, plus, many other glorious colors and descriptions. When I read these descriptions, I couldn’t help but to think that our God ALONE is worthy of our praise and honor. Let it be made known today (and everyday), that He is God, and we must worship Him as such!

I am excited about what our glorious Savior is doing in and through the people called: StoneBridge! 

We are seeing an increase of new guests, new givers, and more soul winners. I just received word (this week) that God used Sean Walters to lead a Park Ranger to the saving grace of Jesus Christ! Praise God from whom all blessings flow! 

Speaking of Sean, please be in prayer for him as he speaks this weekend at StoneBridge! 

And, just a reminder, my family and I will be at First Baptist Church of Inwood, West Virginia. I will be speaking for my former sending church and her pastor, Devin Ward. Please pray for me as well!

P.S. We had 17 people attend our StoneBridge 101 class this past Sunday!




He comes after the ONE!

Luke 15: 1-7

Then all the tax collectors and the sinners drew near to Him to hear Him. And the Pharisees and scribes complained, saying, “This Man receives sinners and eats with them.” So He spoke this parable to them, saying:

“What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost until he finds it? And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!’ I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance.


I am that "ONE! "Many of you may not know my whole story. My story has many twists and turns. I served the Lord then I fell away from the Lord. Not because I was mad at Him or thought He was too mean. But because I felt unworthy. I was not worth His time and grace. BUT He says, "I know you are not worthy, thats why I sent Jesus." Jesus freely laid down His life on that cross in spite of my unworthiness. Jesus left the ninety-nine to find me. That is something "worthy" of worship and adoration. 

He is a great redeemer, and I am confidant, if you would only take the time, settle your mind, and focus on Him. Sing some songs, and when you sing them, sing them as a prayer like King David did. Often times, that is how I am moved. When I really make the words personal. He moves me. I am moved closer to Him. As He lifts me up onto His shoulders. Challenge yourself to not just be a spectator during times of worship, but see it as an opportunity to be a participant. I challenge you to worship our God freely, with thankfulness, because He left the ninety-nine to come and find you!  

Dan Ousley -Worship leader, StoneBridge Baptist Church



One Small Step!


My heart rejoices that God has called Sean Walters to the gospel ministry. Sean has been with our church for about a year. He has served faithfully as our drummer in our praise team and now serves as the Student Ministry Coordinator and the Support and Communications Administrative Assistant.

I’m looking forward to seeing what God is going to do with the entire Walters family. Please pray for Sean, Becky, Revvi & Josie as they give themselves to the Lord. And, please pray for Sean as he will be speaking for the first time at StoneBridge on March 18th.

Spring Forward......Don’t forget, this Sunday is Daylight Saving Time. 





Rush of Fools is a Christian rock/contemporary Christian music band from Alabama, U.S. They are known for their 2007 hit single "Undo", co-written with producer Scott Davis, which was the most played song of 2007 on Adult Contemporary Christian Music radio stations according to R&R magazine.[1] It was the No. 1 Christian song for five consecutive weeks from June 4 to July 2, 2007 on 20 The Countdown Magazine's charts. Their second single "When Our Hearts Sing" was the seventh most played song of 2007.[1] The band's name was taken from the Biblical passage, 1 Corinthians 1:26-31.

The band's second album, Wonder of the World, was released on September 16, 2008. It features their hit song "Lose it All".

For their third album, the band changed to the record label eOne Christian Music. The album is titled We Once Were and was released on September 27, 2011. The lead single, "Grace Found Me" was released June 24, 2011.

StoneBridge is excited to have Rush of Fools with us on April 30, 2017, 10 AM! The band will lead our hearts in worship starting at 10 AM and going no later than 10:45 AM. After the worship set I (Pastor Jason Sheffstall) will be the main speaker for the day; encouraging our guests to look to Jesus for the answers to life's biggest problems. After the short talk, Rush of Fools will come back up for another 30 minutes or so to conclude our worship set for the day. 

After the worship gathering, everyone is invited to stick around for lunch. This is a big day for our church! it is our Friends and Family Day. John and Ynita Swomley will also be with us painting faces and developing creative balloon arts for the kids! We will have our annual Cornhole tournament, as well as, many kid-friendly games in the parking lot of the Morgantown Commons. Be prepared to invite a friend and come on out! We'd love to see you!

I am excited to inform all of you that the many StoneBridgers who are coming to this event are looking for more volunteers to lead their teams. If you can clean, serve food, direct people in the parking lot, that would be much appreciated! Have a great day!


Serving Him,


Jason Sheffstall