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Biblical Perspectives, Devotional Thoughts
Praise is Universal

Praise is universal. If we could fly over the “plains of praise,” we would see many landmarks that would give us a clearer picture of just how universal and far-reaching praise to God really is. For example, we would see that God’s people have always praised him. In our day many churches and believers are

Biblical Perspectives, Guest Posts
The Secret to Quality Worship Services

By Dawn Kelly Every Tuesday night in Greenville, SC, a group of people meet to praise God.  The service isn’t fancy; it’s held in a high-school student ministry building.  It never starts on time.  The worship usually consists of two to three songs led by one guy on his acoustic guitar.  The transitions from worship to preaching

Biblical Perspectives, Prayer
What Prayer Is and Isn’t

By Dwayne Moore I want you to think back to the first time you prayed. Do you remember it? Perhaps your first prayer was when you prayed to trust Christ as your Savior, or maybe it was when you were in trouble about something and you uttered a prayer. It could be that your first

Biblical Perspectives, Heaven's Praise, Resources
Be a Leader-Servant in Ministry

By Dwayne Moore There’s something very powerful about serving others in Jesus’ name. That’s because, when we reach out to help someone in need, we’re literally serving Jesus. As we take food to a shut-in, we’re taking food to Jesus. When we help build a home for a low-income family, we’re building a home for

Biblical Perspectives, Guest Posts
Stop, God You’re Doing it Wrong!

By Dawn Kelley I’ve always had a general plan for my life.  As far back as I can remember, I wanted to be in ministry, specifically music ministry.  It was fantastic knowing what I wanted to do so young and working towards that goal all my life.  Frankly, I love to get stuff done and

Biblical Perspectives
Bring Back the Awe

By Dwayne Moore Ever had a “kairos” moment–you know, one of those moments when time seems to stand still? The ancient Greeks had two words for time: chronos and kairos. Chronos time is sequential time, basically the ticking of the clock. Time passes with nothing especially memorable or extraordinary happening. But kairos time is when

Resources
We Have a NEW APP!

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Biblical Perspectives, Devotional Thoughts
My Joy

The following is from Dwayne Moore’s Daily Quiet Time Journal! You can follow and receive updates on Dwayne’s journal at http://quiettimejournal.praisemorepowerful.com. Text: Philippians 4:1-9 Theme: Paul wanted us to have joy from the Lord and from those we disciple–as did he. Key verses: “…stay true to the Lord… you are my joy and the crown I receive

Biblical Perspectives, Resources
Christians, What Should We Aim For?

NOTE: The following article is an excerpt from Week 2 of the 6-week Bible study, Heaven’s Praise: Hearing God Say Well Done by Dwayne Moore. ____________________________________ Have you ever felt like you’ve been wandering through life, not quite knowing what exactly God’s expecting from you? Sadly, many in God’s family spend much of their lives

Conference, ReFOCUS, teaching
ReFOCUS Conference 2019 Recap

We had an incredible time this past weekend at our 2019 ReFOCUS Conference in Pigeon Forge, TN! In our time together, God moved through song, teaching and discussion in ways we couldn’t have imagined. Thanks to everyone who was a part of the conference, and to all who worked so hard to make it happen!

Culture, Home
First Impressions Visiting a Mega Church

By Dwayne Moore Recently my wife and I visited a large church in Huntsville, AL. This church has campuses in many parts of our state. It’s become quite well-known across the country, no doubt due to its explosive growth and excellent programing. I had visited before, but my wife, Sonia, had never been and knew

Biblical Perspectives, Guest Posts
Clarity Through the Word of God

It was so dark outside this morning – and cold, and wintry, and still. I looked up into the sky and the moon and stars were shining with a stunning brilliance against the completely black night. The clarity, the power, and the way their bold light separated them from the darkness of the sky took

Prayer, teaching
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

theology, Worship Leaders
God’s Goodness Is His Glory

In all of years of reading the amazing account of Moses’ intimate encounter with his God, I admit I have always skimmed over the word, “goodness.” I just took it to mean God passed by with his backside. I missed the tremendous significance of that little word. The Lord said He would cause all His goodness to pass in front of Moses.

Resources
Is Your Vision for 2019 Big Enough?

By Dwayne Moore Today we will consider six characteristics of a God-sized vision for your ministry. To put it in the form of a question for you, “What do I do if I sense God has given me an idea or a ministry vision for something in the future? How do I know, and what