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.

Disappointing Disciples

“I brought him to Your disciples, and they could not cure him.” (Matthew 17:16) The man had brought his son to Jesus’ disciples, hoping that they might be able to heal him. But he was disappointed.  “They could  not cure … Continue reading

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Seriously?

“Where would we get so many loaves in this desolate place to satisfy such a large crowd?”  (Matthew 15:33) Seriously?  Where would they get enough bread to feed the multitude of 4000 who had been with Jesus and His disciples … Continue reading

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When God Answers An Outrageous Request

“Peter said to Him, ‘Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.’” “And He said, ‘Come!’”  (Matthew 14:28-29) Can you imagine the gall that Peter had, to make this outrageously brash request of Jesus? … Continue reading

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“YOU give them something to eat!”

“But Jesus said to them, ‘They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.’” (Matthew 14:16) Although the gathering of the multitude before Jesus that day was unusual in a sense, in another way it is … Continue reading

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People Aren’t “Interruptions”

“When He went ashore, He saw a large crowd, and felt compassion for them, and healed their sick.” (Matthew 14:14) In this passage, Jesus had just heard about the tragic death of John the Baptist at the hands of Herod, … Continue reading

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Alone Time

“Now when Jesus heard about John, He withdrew from there in a boat to a secluded place by Himself …”. (Matthew 14:13) The unjust death of John the Baptist was very difficult to understand. And it seemed to hit Jesus … Continue reading

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Is God Really In Control?

If your circumstances have ever been so bad that you wondered whether God was really in control, you are not alone.  Those living in the days of Jesus and John the Baptist must have had occasion to feel the same … Continue reading

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