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.

“The Discipline of the Word” I Peter 2:1-3 sermon

(Preached 8-24-17 at First Baptist Pauls Valley, OK) For years before his death in 2013, Pat Summerall broadcast NFL games on television. Many of you would recognize his voice to this day. Some of you also know that Summerall’s life … Continue reading

Posted in Sermons | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

God’s Word: Desire or Discipline?

In light of I Peter 2:2’s command to “long for the pure milk of the word, that by it you may grow in respect to salvation”, one might ask if spending time in the Bible should be considered to be … Continue reading

Posted in Devotions/Bible Studies | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Read The Word: Public Reading of Scripture

In II Kings 23, King Josiah led a revival in Judah when God’s word was rediscovered in the Temple. The book of the Law was read aloud to him by Shaphan the scribe (22:10) and it had a profound effect … Continue reading

Posted in Devotions/Bible Studies | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

He Didn’t Get Away With It

II Kings 21 doesn’t seem to end right. With all the evil described of King Manasseh & Judah in verses 2-16 (that they were worse than the pagan nations which had preceded them) and the punishment promised by the prophets … Continue reading

Posted in Devotions/Bible Studies | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

God’s House?

II Kings 21:5 records how the wicked King Manasseh “built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of YHWH.” Manasseh brought idolatrous worship right into God’s temple. In both the inner & outer … Continue reading

Posted in Devotions/Bible Studies | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

“The Little Condo on the Prairie” (Aug. 19, 2014)

Join this pastor’s family for Saturday morning coffee & doughnuts and more in this week’s “Little Condo on the Prairie”: COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS One Saturday morning I went out early (relatively speaking, for a Saturday, you understand!) to get some … Continue reading

Posted in Home & Family Life, This Week In Paradise (pastors family blog) | 6 Comments

A Very Selfish Outlook

King Hezekiah’s response to Isaiah’s prophecy in II Kings 20 must surely go down as one of the most selfish attitudes in all of scripture. Hezekiah had shown the messengers from the Babylonian king all of his treasures, and Isaiah … Continue reading

Posted in Devotions/Bible Studies | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment