Category Archive for: Devotional Thoughts

Devil Worship

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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…



Praise Him In the Furnace

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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…



Defining Worship and Praise – Audio Teaching by Dwayne Moore

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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!…



The Law of Divine Elevation

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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…



Why I Believe tobyMac Is Genuine

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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.…



Your Prayers Are Working!

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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…



Asking, Seeking and Knocking

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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…



Spurgeon on the Practice of Praise

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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,…



Teenagers Stand In Cold To Worship at Easter

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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…



Audio Teaching: Stay Inside Your Box (Honoring God’s Boundaries)

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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…



I’ve lost my burden for the unsaved; Why am I still leading worship?

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I had the privilege to visit the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, NC last week. It is a place filled with information and inspiration about Dr. Graham’s ministry over the past 60 years. As I went from room to room of this interactive and visual walk through godly history, the Holy Spirit spoke very strongly to me. He…



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