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.

Why You Must Forgive

“For this reason the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his slaves.” (Matthew 18:23) The words “FOR THIS REASON” are key to the meaning of this passaage. Jesus had just told … Continue reading

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Radical Love For Some “ONE”

“What do you think? If any man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go and search for the one that is straying?” (Matthew 18:12) Here … Continue reading

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Guardian Angels?

“See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that their angels in heaven continually see the face of My Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 18:10) The concept of a “guardian angel” … Continue reading

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Who Is “The Greatest”?

“At that time the disciples came to Jesus and said, ‘Who then is greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven?’” (Matthew 18:1) We might do well to ask why the scripture tells us that it was “at THAT time” that the … Continue reading

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Don’t “Sit In the Seat Of Scoffers”

“How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the path of sinners, not sit in the seat of scoffers.” (Psalm 1:1) Psalm 1 opens with a blessing for the person … Continue reading

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When It’s OK To Cause Offense

“Then the disciples came and said to Him, ‘Do You know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this statement?” (Matthew 15:12) We’ve all heard it: “You made so-and-so mad with what you said.” Sometimes it is spoken or … Continue reading

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People > My “Rights”

“However, so that we do not offend them (cause them to stumble) go …” (Matthew 17:27) In the Book of I Corinthians, the Apostle Paul told us that we should restrict our own freedoms, in order not to make others … Continue reading

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