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.

“Second-hand Cares?”

Job evidences one of the signs of his righteousness in 30:25, “Have I not wept for the one whose life is hard? Was not my soul grieved for the needy?” I wonder how many of us could really say this … Continue reading

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The “Cloud” of Prosperity

One of Job’s complaints, found in 30:15, was that “My prosperity has passed away like a cloud.” There are a number of great word pictures in the book of Job, and this is one of them. He says that prosperity … Continue reading

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“Our Holy God” (Isaiah 6:1-5 sermon)

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In Here I Stand, Roland Bainton’s biography of Martin Luther, he tells of how Luther, as a young monk, was to lead in his first Communion.  Luther was terrified.  He said: “At these words I was…

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“The Gospel and Forgiving Others” (Ephesians 4:32 sermon)

(Preached at First Baptist, Pauls Valley, OK 1-18-15) The great symbol of Christianity is the cross, and for good reason. As we saw last week, the cross of Jesus is the center of Christianity. The basic message of Christianity is … Continue reading

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“Goodness Shall Follow Me”?

The words of Psalm 23:6 are familiar to most of us: “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life …” — but they may bring something different to us than many of us might anticipate:

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When It’s Good To Be “In A Rut”

We often speak of “being in a rut” as a bad thing — and it can be, for sure. But there are also some good “ruts” to be in. Psalm 23:3 speaks of some of them, when it says: “He … Continue reading

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Salvation Through The Gospel (I Corinthians 15:1-6 sermon)

(Preached at First Baptist, Pauls Valley, OK 1-11-14) Some New Year’s commitments are better than others! A year ago, I resolved to do something which I had long neglected: I decided to read a verse a day in both the … Continue reading

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