Author Archives: Shawn Thomas

About Shawn Thomas

My blog, shawnethomas.com, features the text of my sermons, book reviews, family life experiences -- as well as a brief overview of the Lifeway "Explore the Bible" lesson for Southern Baptist Sunday School teachers.

Teacher’s Overview: Lifeway “Explore the Bible” John 9:24-38, “You Have Seen Him”

A brief overview for Sunday School teachers and Bible study leaders, of Lifeway’s “Explore the Bible” lesson of John 9:24-38, for Sunday, February 12, 2023, with the title: “You Have Seen Him.” (A video version of this overview is available … Continue reading

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“Discovering First Baptist Angleton”: Session #4 The Nuts & Bolts”

My car’s Owner’s Manual is not my favorite book ever to read — in fact I can’t say I have ever read it all the way through. But I am also really glad that I have it when I need … Continue reading

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Teacher’s Overview: Lifeway “Explore the Bible” lesson of John 8:3-18, “I Am The Light”

A brief overview for Sunday school teachers and Bible study leaders, of Lifeway’s “Explore the Bible” lesson of John 8:3-18, for Sunday February 5, 2023. A video version of this overview is available on YouTube at: INTRO:   There’s a … Continue reading

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“Discovering FBCA” Session #3 “Discovering Ministry”

A generation ago, a group of people in the town Cheryl & I grew up in decided to start a new church. Their first service was held in the home of one of the members. The adult worship service met … Continue reading

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Teacher’s Overview: Lifeway “Explore the Bible” John 7:14-29

A brief overview for Sunday School teachers and Bible study leaders, of Lifeway’s “Explore the Bible” lesson of John 7:14-29 for Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023, “He Sent Me.” (A video version of this overview is available on YouTube at: INTRO: … Continue reading

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Discovering FBCA Class, Session #2: “Discovering What We Believe” (a “jet tour” of the Baptist Faith & Message 2000)

INTRO: — Not long ago, the news reported about a child who had an illness that could have been easily treated with medication, but he died because his parents did not believe in calling doctors or using medication.  — During … Continue reading

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Teacher’s Overview: Lifeway “Explore the Bible” lesson John 6:26-40, “I Am The Bread”

(A brief overview for Sunday School teachers and Bible study leaders, of Lifeway’s “Explore the Bible” lesson of John 6:26-40, for Sunday, January 22, 2023. A video version of this overview is available on YouTube at: INTRO: MAKE/BUY BREAD FOR … Continue reading

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“Discovering FBCA” (Membership class) Session #1: “Discovering the Basics”

About 300 A.D., a man named Marius Victorinus told a friend of his by the name of Simplicianus that he was now a Christian. He said he wasn’t going to church, and wasn’t going to tell anyone about it, but … Continue reading

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Teacher’s Overview: Lifeway “Explore the Bible” John 5:5-16, “Pick Up Your Mat”

A brief overview for Sunday School teachers and Bible study leaders, over Lifeway’s “Explore the Bible” lesson of John 5:5-16 for Sunday, January 15, 2023, with the title, “Pick Up Your Mat.” (A video version of this overview is available … Continue reading

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“Three Resolutions for 2023” (I Peter 4:7-11 sermon)

A couple of years ago they conducted a survey of Americans which asked what they would do, if they knew the world was coming to an end soon. Two of the very top responses given were: 1) to go out … Continue reading

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