Author Archives: Shawn Thomas

About Shawn Thomas

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

A Word To The Wise

One of the striking testimonies that came out of the Oklahoma City bombing a few years ago involved a man who was sitting in his Murrah Building office thinking, “I wonder what God is going to have to do to … Continue reading

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“The Disciplines of Disciples” (I Timothy 4:7-10 sermon)

(Preahed at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, 4-19-15) When I served as interim at First Baptist Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, I had the opportunity to go up to the high school during their summer band practice.  I was impressed with the quality … Continue reading

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A Prayer for God’s People

Another good scriptural intercessory prayer is found in Psalm 28:9, where David concludes the Psalm with these words: “Oh save Your people and bless Your heritage! Be their shepherd and carry them forever.”  It is a prayer which specifically targets … Continue reading

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Matthew 6:5-9 Introduction to the Model Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer is one of the most familiar and beloved Christian scriptures – yet it may also be one of the most misunderstood. But it is a scripture that is VITAL for us as we would learn to pray. … Continue reading

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God’s Work

When many of us think of “God’s work”, we think of missions and evangelism, teaching Sunday School, singing in the choir, and other “church”-type activities. And those things certainly ARE God’s work.  But Proverbs 16:11 shows us another perspective on … Continue reading

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No Such Thing As Luck

“The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD.” (Proverbs 16:33) This is a very striking verse, and its truth should sink deeply into our hearts, permeate our outlook, and change our vocabulary.  It … Continue reading

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Do You Really Believe This?

There are a number of verses in scripture which are easy to skim over quickly, and nod your head thoughtlessly in agreement — but if you stop and think about what they really mean, they may give you pause. Proverbs … Continue reading

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