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.

Don’t Live For Others’ Expectations

“We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not mourn.” (Matthew 11:17) You’ll never please everybody. You can run yourself ragged and never live up to everyone’s expectations.  Jesus realized … Continue reading

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Your Two Key Relationships (Psalm 16:2-3 sermon)

One of the things that makes getting around relatively easy in Oklahoma is that the whole state is basically divided into 4 quadrants by I-35 which runs north & south, and I-40, which runs east & west. These 2 great … Continue reading

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Book Review: “What Does The Bible Really Teach About Homosexuality?” by Kevin DeYoung

I have finished reading a number of books in recent months, but perhaps none more  pertinent to our times than this one. There is hardly a person these days whose life has not been touched in some way by the … Continue reading

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Comfort For The Doubter

“Are You the coming one, or shall we look for someone else?” (Matthew 11:3) These words were spoken by John the Baptist, who had been imprisoned by Herod.  And they should comfort any of us who have ever had doubts … Continue reading

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It’s A Lot About Relationships

“Now the names of the twelve apostles are these: Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; and James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother” (Matthew 10:2) Among the items of note in the list of the … Continue reading

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When The Need Is Great: Pray!

“Then He said to His disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.” (Matthew 9:37-38) Jesus’ response to the overwhelming need of the multitude … Continue reading

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“Take Courage” In That Long-Unanswered Prayer

“And a woman who had been suffering from a hemorrhage for twelve years, came up behind Him and touched the fringe of His cloak” (Matthew 9:20) It should be encouraging for some of us to ponder anew the circumstances of … Continue reading

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