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.

It’s Not Complicated

“On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 22:40) It’s not complicated. God’s basic will for your life as a whole, and for every day, is actually fairly simple. In Matthew 22 Jesus said “the whole … Continue reading

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Your Foremost Concern Today

“This is the great and foremost commandment.” (Matthew 22:38) What is your greatest concern today? If there were ONE thing you could accomplish, which would cause you to consider this day a success, what would it be?  Jesus gives us … Continue reading

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“Why John 3:16?” (John 3:16 series introduction)

(Preached at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Morganton, NC, 9-11-16) In 1991 Cheryl & I moved to Beggs, Oklahoma, into the parsonage of the First Baptist Church there. What was at that time the parsonage sat on the top of a … Continue reading

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The Power of a Question

“And He said to them, ‘Whose likeness and inscription is this?’” (Matthew 22:20) It is significant that Jesus responded to the Pharisees’ disciples with question.  They had just asked Him if it was lawful to pay a poll tax to … Continue reading

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Beware The Flatterers

“And they sent their disciples to Him, along with the Herodians, saying, ‘Teacher, we know that You are truthful and teach the way of God in truth, and defer to no one; for You are not partial to any.’” (Matthew … Continue reading

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Assassination By Proxy

“Then the Pharisees went and plotted together how they might trap Him in what He said.  And they sent their disciples to Him …”  (Matthew 22:15-16) Jesus said that the sons of this age are often more wily in regard … Continue reading

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“Gentle Jesus Meek & Mild”?

“And Jesus entered the Temple and drove out all those who were buying and selling in the Temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who were selling doves.” (Matthew 21:21) Many people in … Continue reading

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