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.

What’s Choking Your Spiritual Life?

“… the worries of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.” (Mark 4:19) As Jesus explained The Parable of the Sower in Mark 4, … Continue reading

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“Branching Out”: My Night With Tony & Ivy

“Hey, Brother Shawn, would you like to go to a Carolina Panthers practice with some of us next week?” Thus began one of the most interesting, and entertaining, odysseys of my life: an evening out with Tony Branch and friends. … Continue reading

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Heroes In The Wrong Things

“Woe to those who are heroes in drinking wine and valiant men in mixing strong drink.”  (Isaiah 5:22) In Isaiah 5, the prophet details many of the sins of God’s people for which He is calling a foreign nation to … Continue reading

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“The Goodness of God in the Midst of Affliction” (Psalm 119:65-72 sermon)

In February 2012, I stood to lead prayer meeting at the church I had been pastoring for 12 years in Louisiana, and the longer I stood the more nauseated I became. I had to leave during prayer and have my … Continue reading

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When God Whistles They Come!

“He will also lift up a standard to the distant nation, and will whistle for it from the ends of the earth; and behold, it will come with speed swiftly.” (Isaiah 5:26) This verse give us one of the most … Continue reading

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Overcome By Evil?

“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” (Romans 12:21) Coming on the heels of the admonition not to take your own revenge, but to leave room for God’s wrath, this verse reminds us that there is … Continue reading

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Scraping the Bottom of the Barrel for Leadership

Isaiah 3:6 must be one of the most pathetic verses in scripture. It describes the desperation of a people seeking for anyone to lead them: “You have a cloak, you shall be our ruler.” ┬áIt is surely a sign of … Continue reading

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