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.

Be With Him

“And He appointed twelve, so that they would be with Him and that He could send them out to preach” (Mark 3:14) When Jesus appointed His 12 Apostles in Mark 3, the Bible says He had two specific purposes in … Continue reading

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The Discipline of Service (I Peter 4:10 sermon)

In 1910 Theodore Roosevelt gave a speech in Paris, France, on the kind of people that is needed to make a great society. A paragraph from that speech has become famous: “It is not the critic who counts, nor the … Continue reading

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“Believing” Is Not Enough

“Whenever the unclean spirits saw Him, they would fall down before Him and shout, ‘You are the Son of God.’” (Mark 3:11) It is striking to read here that the demons shouted that Jesus was the Son of God. Many … Continue reading

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From A Cottage in the Foothills … (June 2015)

The past couple of weeks have been busy at “the cottage”; with all of the kids and grandkids coming in. We had a lot to celebrate — and then to recover from! ARE YOU MY MOTHER? Adding to the typical … Continue reading

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The Sacrifice Remembered (Matthew 26:26-29 Lord’s Supper Message)

One of the newer monuments in Washington D.C. is the one commemorating our men who fought and won the Second World War. Among other elements, the memorial contains panels with bronze engravings of scenes from the war: soldiers loading artillery … Continue reading

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A New Testament “Outreach Plan”

“A great number of people heard of all that He was doing and came …”.  (Mark 3:8)   This is a good reminder of how “a great crowd” comes in the Lord’s work.  We do not have to plan some … Continue reading

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The Spirit Intercedes

We should take pains to make our prayers as scriptural and effective as we can — but thankfully, God’s word tells us that their efficacy does not rest with us.  Romans 8:26 says: “We do not know how to pray … Continue reading

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