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.

“On The Alert” (I Peter 5:8-11 sermon)

Following the death of General Qasem Soleimani last week in Iraq, U.S. citizens and military in the Middle East were put on the alert: Iran had promised to avenge Soleimani’s death; everyone needed to beware of revenge attacks that could … Continue reading

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“Humility In The Church” (I Peter 5:1-7 sermon)

On October 31, 1517 Martin Luther nailed his 95 theological statements to the door of the Wittenburg church, and kicked off the Protestant Reformation. He called the church of God back to the authority of the word of God, and … Continue reading

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Family Gingerbread House Contest 2019

It’s time for the 2019 version of our annual Thomas Family Gingerbread House contest. As usual, we will post pictures and let you vote on your favorite — voting will close at midnight Jan. 1 and the winner will be … Continue reading

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“The Christ of Christmas: His Humanity” (John 1:14 sermon)

Several years ago, the President of Ursuline College made headlines when she decided to move into the women’s dorm at the college. So many college professors and administrators are accused of living in their academic “ivory towers,” far removed from … Continue reading

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“The Christ of Christmas: His Deity” (John 1:1-3 sermon)

A couple of years ago the Nativity Scene in St. Albans, West Virginia got national attention. The scene was notable, because it included a stable, some sheep, camels & a donkey, and even some “visitors” – wise men – and … Continue reading

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“The Call of Christmas” (Luke 2:8-11 devotion)

“Now there were in that same country, shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they … Continue reading

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“The Biggest Mistakes You Can Make This Christmas” (I Peter 4:12-19 sermon)

In England in 1938 no one wanted to face the reality that Germany was about to go to war. Many historians criticize British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, who tried to “appease” the Germans, and failed to lead England to get … Continue reading

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