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.

His Will Is Good

“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you might prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.” (Romans 12:2) Romans 12:1-2 … Continue reading

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Legalism & “Renewing Your Mind”

“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.” (Romans 12:2) One of … Continue reading

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Psalm 2: A Word For Our Days

This week I finished a tremendous book, Eric Metaxas’ biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. It tells the story of a gifted young man who grew up in Germany in the early 1900’s, and who went into the ministry, becoming a noted … Continue reading

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Bonhoeffer and Preparing for Trials

Proverbs 24:10 says: “If you are slack in the day of distress, your strength is limited.” ┬áThis Proverb teaches us a very practical principle: if you have not conditioned or prepared yourself for times of difficulty, you are going to … Continue reading

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Worship is More Than Words

We often think of “worship” as the prayers we say, or the songs we sing — or perhaps even the “heart” behind them. And there is some truth to those ideas. But Romans 12:1 should cause many of us to … Continue reading

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Holiness & Salvation

In Romans 12:1 the Apostle Paul writes: “Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.” ┬áRealizing the audience the … Continue reading

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The Motivation For Holiness

Why should we attempt to be holy? Many people do not realize that genuine Christians have a different motivation for holiness than most other religious groups. Romans 12:1 admonishes us: “Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, … Continue reading

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