Author Archives: Shawn Thomas

About Shawn Thomas

My blog,, provides brief daily devotions from own personal Bible reading, as well as some of my sermons, book reviews, and family life experiences.

“Prosperity Gospel”?

“To this present hour we are both hungry and thirsty, and are poorly clothed, and are roughly treated, and are homeless” (I Corinthians 4:11) Verses like this assure us that the Apostle Paul (as well as other New Testament writers) … Continue reading

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When You Must Judge

“For I, on my part, though absent in body but present in spirit, have already judged him who has so committed this, as though I were present.” (I Corinthians 5:3) It should be instructive to us that Paul says here … Continue reading

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“This Is My Story: Cornelius The Centurion” (Acts 10 Sermon)

When we were serving in Louisiana, our church sent a mission team to Suriname, South America, where one of our members was a missionary. The first team we sent went to teach Bible stories in a local school, and they … Continue reading

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Chosen To Die

“For, I think, God has exhibited us apostles last of all, as men condemned to death; because we have become a spectacle to the world, both to angels and to men.” (I Corinthians 4:9) To be chosen by God is … Continue reading

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Why We Can’t Judge Someone’s Ministry

I Corinthian 4:5 is a great reminder of why you & I are not to judge someone’s ministry too early. The verse reads: “Therefore do not go on judging before the time, but wait until the Lord comes who will … Continue reading

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What Kind Of Minister?

Many pastors and other ministers in churches today are noted for their “creativity”, or for their authoritarian nature. But how does this line up with scripture?  In I Corinthians 4:1, the Apostle Paul wrote:  “Let a man regard us in … Continue reading

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Your Conscience Is Not Your Guide

“For I am conscious of nothing against myself, yet I am not by this acquitted; but the One who examines me is the Lord.” (I Corinthians 4:4) There is an old expression: “Let your conscience be your guide.” But Paul … Continue reading

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