Author Archives: Shawn Thomas

About Shawn Thomas

My blog, shawnethomas.com, provides brief devotions from own personal daily Bible reading, as well as some of my sermons, book reviews, and family life experiences.

“Brother, Worker, Soldier” (Philippians 2:19-30 message)

Those of you who are on social media know that often a person will put on their home page a brief description of themselves, often with just a series of words, saying something like, “Christian, mother of 3, blogger”, or  … Continue reading

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“God’s Providence in America” (Sunday, July 4, 2021)

For the last several years, I have made a personal “tradition” of reading David McCullough’s book, 1776 on the 4th of July. (Hey, you choose your holiday fun and I’ll choose mine!)  The book is a marvelous retelling of that … Continue reading

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“The Drink Offering” (Philippians 2:16-18 sermon)

Early in his presidency, George Washington was stricken with a serious illness, from which he was slow to recover.  Historian Ron Chernow writes: “Washington conceded that his job might have contributed to his ailment and might even kill him, but … Continue reading

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Lifeway “Explore the Bible” Teachers’ Overview of Job 28:12-28 for Sunday, June 27, 2021, “Wisdom Gained”

(These overviews are for Sunday School teachers and Bible Study leaders of the Lifeway “Explore the Bible” literature. They may also be watched in video form by searching YouTube for “Shawn Thomas Explore the Bible.”) For an introduction to this … Continue reading

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“Lights In The World” (Philippians 2:14-16 sermon)

It’s almost hard to remember last February’s winter storm now, in the heat of the summer — but I may need to remind SOME of you that you DID say you would never gripe about the Texas heat again, after … Continue reading

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“The Hand Inside The Glove” (Philippians 2:12-15 sermon)

This is a nice golf glove. But it is very limited. It really can’t do much by itself, can it?  It can’t swing a club. Really, it can’t do anything, can it?! But this glove belongs to somebody. It belongs … Continue reading

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“The Condescension & The Glory” (Philippians 2:6-11 sermon)

There are some things that human words and media, just do not have the ability to fully convey. For example, our secretary Dana just visited Niagara Falls with her husband. She said so it was just so incredible. I’ve never … Continue reading

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“Our Imitation of Christ” (Philippians 2:5 sermon)

Birch Bayh was a Senator from Indiana back in the 1960’s. He and his wife  Marvella ended up serving in Washington for some years, but they were admittedly “babes at sea” when they first arrived from Indiana. They were nervous … Continue reading

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“An Essential For The Church” (Philippians 2:1-4 sermon)

During the American War for Independence, General George Washington was irked by what some of the drummers in the army were doing. Each drummer would just drum in his own way, (and sometimes “out of the blue” just to show … Continue reading

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“What Do These Stones Mean?” (Joshua 4:19-24 sermon) First Baptist Church Angleton Grand Opening, May 16, 2021

I can still remember walking through downtown San Antonio on my way to my first Southern Baptist Convention there, when all of the sudden, on my left, I saw this building, made of big, blondish white stones — and suddenly … Continue reading

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