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.

Conspiracy Theories?

“Conspiracy theories” are popular with many people, and some of them gain traction among the Christian population as well. It should be instructive to us that scripture actually has a word that speaks to these, in Isaiah 8:12-13: “You are … Continue reading

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When We Don’t Know

“The seed sprouts and grows — how, he himself does not know.” (Mark 4:27) Jesus relates a parable here in Mark 4, of how a man sows seed, and a plant comes up as a result, although the man himself … Continue reading

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It’s Not Always Good News

God’s men don’t always have “good news” to share. ┬áIf they do, they are certainly not God’s men! We see an example of that in Isaiah 7. God has just told King Ahaz that he does not need to fear … Continue reading

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“This Is My Story” Series Introduction

Just this week, the pastor who married Cheryl & I, Bill Elliff, who is now pastoring in Arkansas, shared a testimony about a man who came to their church 4 & 1/2 years ago, looking for a handout. One of … Continue reading

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Curing The Fear of Man

If you have been struggling with the fear of a person or persons, God has a word for you in Isaiah Chapter 7 which will give you a better perspective: Isaiah 7 begins by relating how how two kings, Rezin … Continue reading

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“Strategically Planted At Your School” (I Peter 1:1 devotion for teachers)

One of the biggest decisions a person makes in life is whether they believe they are here by accident, or whether there is a God who has a plan for them. I think you are here today because you believe … Continue reading

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Epithets

The very last chapter of Romans contains a long list of people to whom the Apostle Paul wished to send greetings. It is interesting to read the little “descriptions” that he attaches to the names of the people he was … Continue reading

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