Devotional Thoughts

Biblical Perspectives, Devotional Thoughts, magazine articles
Three Directions of Lifestyle Worship, Part 1

The following article by Dwayne will be featured this fall in Lifeway’s cirriculum called YOU. YOU, LifeWay’s newest adult Sunday School curriculum, is biblically-based with culturally relevant lessons to help Christians connect, grow, serve, and ultimately be engaged in impacting the world for God. YOU is unprecedented, because it is intentionally focused on urban/multicultural believers. We

Biblical Perspectives, Book Reviews, Devotional Thoughts
Worship Is the Fuel of Missions

I am reading a thought-provoking book by Gary Wright, who is a member of my church’s praise team. It’s called Worship Awakening. At the end of chapter 2, he pulls an insightful quote from John Piper about worship and missions. I have not found a better statement on missions and worship than this one by John Piper: “Missions

Biblical Perspectives, Devotional Thoughts, success
How God Measures Our Success

Hey everyone, I thought you might enjoy this entry in my Quiet Time Journal from my devotion this morning. I am going through 1 Corinthians. Today’s passage was 12:4-6.  The theme of today’s quiet time study is that the same God works through each of our individual gifts to accomplish His purpose.  An excerpt is below.

Devotional Thoughts, Random Thoughts
The Problem with my Blackberry, Twitter, and Facebook

I’ve had my Blackberry Pearl for close to a year. I have been on Facebook for about 6 months, and I started Twittering in earnest a couple months ago. I must say I am feeling quite well-connected and socially relevant! In fact, it’s hard to imagine life without them now. Please hear me say that I

Biblical Perspectives, Devotional Thoughts
Devil Worship

God took me to the “woodshed” of chastisement today during my personal time with Him. I had never seen my sinful acts in this way before. Below is an excerpt from my quiet time journal this morning. ~Dwayne Text: 1 Corinthians 10:14-22 Theme: Participating in sin is worshiping the devil. Key verses: “Therefore, my dear friends, flee

Devotional Thoughts, Guest Posts
Praise Him In the Furnace

Courtney Beam is a member of The Church at Ross Station, where I have the privilege to lead praise. Her 8-year-old son, Tucker, has been diagnosed again with cancer. (The first time he was only 1 year old.) Courtney herself has recently been diagnosed with cancer as well. Her faith and her family’s faith through

Audio Teaching, Biblical Perspectives, Devotional Thoughts
Defining Worship and Praise – Audio Teaching by Dwayne Moore

http://praisemorepowerful.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/WhatIsWorship-DwayneMoore.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Recently, I had the privilege to speak at Chase Valley United Methodist Church in Huntsville, Alabama. This message is on defining what is worship and what is praise. We look here at the 3 directions of whole-life worship and the 8 ways to praise. Hope this 25-minute message helps and encourages you!

Devotional Thoughts, pure praise worship study
The Law of Divine Elevation

The following is an excerpt from my forthcoming book to be released in December titled Pure Praise. It will be featured in Rick Warren’s Ministry Toolbox later this week. But I wanted you, our faithful readers, to get a sneak peak at it! This article takes a compelling look at who and how God promotes within His Kingdom. Far

Devotional Thoughts
Why I Believe tobyMac Is Genuine

Toby is the real deal… TobyMac (aka Toby McKeehan) won 4 Dove awards this past Wednesday at the 39th Annual GMA Music Awards, including Artist of the Year. With over 8 million career CDs sold (including those with DC Talk) and multiple sold-out concerts, Toby is one the most successful Christian artists ever. His concerts are electrifying.

Devotional Thoughts, Resources
Your Prayers Are Working!

Ok, who’s been praying out there? Clearly somebody has been interceding for us and knocking on the door of heaven about our recent prayer need. As we shared in an earlier post, three prominent leaders in worship (who have no idea who we are…) have been approached about our worship study, Pure Praise. We have

Biblical Perspectives, Devotional Thoughts
Asking, Seeking and Knocking

If you are like me, you have known Matthew 7:7-8 for a long time — and claimed it countless times! Jesus said, “Ask and you shall receive. Seek and you will find. Knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks will receives, and he that seeks will find, and to him

Biblical Perspectives, Book Reviews, Devotional Thoughts
Spurgeon on the Practice of Praise

I am reading C. H. Spurgeon’s book, The Practice of Praise (Whitaker House, 1995). This is a power-packed little read! Here are some amazing (and convicting!) quotes that I highlighted from the first half of the book. (Second half coming soon!) ~ Dwayne “They shall abundantly utter the memory of God’s great goodness.” (Psalm 147:5) The word,

Devotional Thoughts, Random Thoughts
Teenagers Stand In Cold To Worship at Easter

Below is an excerpt from a newspaper article that just came out this morning. It is an encouraging and powerful story of how love for the risen Christ is still more important to some young people (and older people!) than their own personal comforts. Go here to read the entire article. BANGOR, Maine – The early arrival

Devotional Thoughts, Ministry Strategies
The Best Word of Mouth Marketing Plan

Hey everyone! My discipleship group is going through the Book of Luke right now. In my quiet time a couple days ago, God used a passage in Luke to teach me a powerful principle regarding our ministry. (This profound truth also applies to local churches and church ministries.) Next Level Worship is a young ministry

Audio Teaching, Biblical Perspectives, Devotional Thoughts
Audio Teaching: Stay Inside Your Box (Honoring God’s Boundaries)

http://praisemorepowerful.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/stayinsideyourbox.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadEverywhere we turn, someone’s telling us to “get out of our box.” But that should depend on what box they’re referring to. Yes, it’s good advice not to allow ourselves to be limited by our circumstances and our own small thinking. However, Dwayne explains in this provocative 35-minute audio