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Why God Is First of All a Father

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The following excerpt is taken from Dwayne’s upcoming book, Heaven’s Praise: Hearing Him Say Well Done. You’ve no doubt heard the old saying, “You are what you eat.” That may be true of our bodies, but when it comes to our minds, emotions, and spirits, we are what we think. And the most profound thoughts any human…



Lifeway to Carry Pure Praise Worship Study!

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    We just learned today that Lifeway will begin carrying Dwayne’s book, Pure Praise, in all their stores beginning in October. Lifeway just ordered a huge order of copies. We are very excited and thankful for this latest step in the amazing journey God has taken us on since He prompted Dwayne to begin…



WorshipGod09 Conference Message Links

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http://sgm.edgeboss.net/download/sgm/teaching/worshipgod2009/wg09-session1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download . Here are the links to the main session speakers’ messages at Bob Kauflin’s WorshipGod09 worship conference this past weekend. Bob is a dear friend and wonderful leader and encourager to worship leaders. Click on the words to download the files. Or click on the gray arrows to…



Three Directions of Lifestyle Worship, Part 3

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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…



Audio Discipleship: The Gripping of God’s Word

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http://rossstation.30daysofpraise.com/audio/dwayne5.24.09.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThere is a reason why the Holy Bible has been the #1 Best Seller for hundreds of years. The Bible is God’s Word, His revelation to us down here on earth, and it is able to grip us and change us from the inside out. In this teaching message,…



Called To Worship Book Endorsement

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Thomas Nelson Publishing just sent us a complementary copy of Dr. Vernon Whaley’s new book, Called To Worship, to say thanks. Dr. Whaley had given Dwayne a copy of the manuscript back in September and asked him to review it and consider endorsing it. Below is the endorsement Dwayne wrote. To order Called To Worship hot off the press,…



Interview with Skillet about Worship vs. Performance

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I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Skillet’s lead singer, John Cooper, I knew these guys put on a great show on stage, but after talking with John, I can clearly see their heart for God and their passion to use their music to bring others to Him. Thanks, John, for giving us…



Saddleback Worship Trainer Endorses Pure Praise Audio Devotions

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Al Lowry heads up a large worship leader training ministry at Saddleback Church in CA. His ministry is called GIG, or Guitarists Into God. He works with zillions of worship leaders. This is what he said about our Pure Praise Audio Devotions that he recently reviewed: “I am probably the poster child target for your efforts as…



Worship Leader Webinar a Great Success!

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Thanks to everyone who attended my webinar today! We’ve heard great reports from attendees, so it apparently hit the mark and met a need. To God be that glory! Our topic that I taught today was on the 5 Essentials for Effective Worship Services, taken from my study, Pure Praise: A Heart-focused Bible Study on…



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…



Casting Crowns’ Story of True Success

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This is Part 3 of a 3-part series called “The Law of Divine Elevation.” This article is excerpted from my worship study, Pure Praise: A Heart-focused Bible Study on Worship (Group Publishing, 2009). To pre-order Pure Praise, go here. Thanks! – Dwayne Here’s a modern-day example that illustrates how and when God may choose to…



Video of Governor Sarah Palin’s Stand for Christ

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We need to pray for Governor Sarah Palin and her family. God has elevated her to an extraordinary place of influence through her selection by Senator John McCain as his running mate for Vice President. (My article in this week’s edition of Rick Warren’s Ministry Toolbox, titled The Law of Divine Elevation, sure seems to apply to…



Why God’s Success Is True Success

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This is Part 2 of a 3-part series called, “The Law of Divine Elevation.” This article is excerpted from my worship study, Pure Praise: A Heart-focused Bible Study on Worship (Group Publishing, 2009). To pre-order Pure Praise, go here. Thanks! – Dwayne Three Clues That Verify True Success Though I’m not a professional investigator, I’ve…



Awesome Report of On-going Revival!

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Imagine your church leaders saying you don’t need a traditional series of meetings because your church is already IN revival! That’s exactly what happened this past Sunday to a pastor friend of mine. Listen to what he wrote me:  Revival Already Happening! We had a great service with many responding to the altar this morning and one…



Powerful Visual Skit for Worship Service

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John Martin, our VP of Development at Next Level Worship, discovered this incredible dramatic sketch online yesterday. What a powerful way to illustrate the change Christ makes in people’s lives! This is a compelling tool for presenting the Gospel–and a great way to easily involve several people in your church! httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvDDc5RB6FQ ShareFollow



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