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Dr. Norman Moore
A Tenured Evangelist in the Church of the Nazarene with the objectives of winning lost people to Jesus Christ, assisting the believer in sanctified discipleship, leading the Church in genuine revival, and encouraging the pastor and spouse in their ministries.
About Norman Moore
Norman Moore became a Christian and was called to preach as a boy at age eleven in Pueblo, Colorado. He received his ministerial training at Pasadena College, now Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, and the California Graduate School of Theology in Glendale, California. In 1979 he organized Norman Moore Ministries, Inc., a non-profit evangelistic association. He is a Tenured Evangelist in the Church of the Nazarene. His ministry is provided in local church revivals, multiple-church area-wide crusades, camp meetings, universities, retreats, and missions. Norman resides with his wife, Vickie, in Southern California.
Be encouraged by these devotionals from Norman Moore!
Just a Few More Minutes (2.0)
What Do We Do With Our Failures? Galatians 5:22- 23 (2.0)
What do we do with our failures; when what we did or what we said was way-out-of-bounds of God’s Will for our lives and what we intended? Some people ignore it, others deny it, or rationalize it and sometimes just transfer the blame to someone else. When evidence of the fruit of the Spirit is absent our best option is to confess it. Galatians 5: 22 - 23a But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. 1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
Devotional - Mark 6:34-44 (2.0)
Perspective makes a difference. We cannot always assume that our perspective is well matched to the Lord’s perspective. Every once-in-a-while we need to allow the Holy Spirit to “change-the-channel” on our perspective and see our lives as God sees them: in our hearts, in our homes, at our jobs and in our church. We have the privilege of participating with Him in a miracle to meet the needs of others. Mark 6:34-44 (NIV) 34 When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things. 35 By this time it was late in the day, so his disciples came to him. “This is a remote place,” they said, “and it’s already very late. 36 Send the people away so that they can go to the surrounding countryside and villages and buy themselves something to eat.” 37 But he answered, “You give them something to eat.” They said to him, “That would take more than half a year’s wages! Are we to go and spend that much on bread and give it to them to eat?” 38 “How many loaves do you have?” he asked. “Go and see.” When they found out, they said, “Five—and two fish.” 39 Then Jesus directed them to have all the people sit down in groups on the green grass. 40 So they sat down in groups of hundreds and fifties. 41 Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to his disciples to distribute to the people. He also divided the two fish among them all. 42 They all ate and were satisfied, 43 and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces of bread and fish. 44 The number of the men who had eaten was five thousand.
Devotional - Luke 15:11 32 (2.0)
God has given us a great power: the power to choose. Sometimes the Father’s children rebel and mess-up their lives and suffer the pig-pen results. Others of the Father’s children choose to hang around His House with bad attitudes and wrong motives. Our loving Heavenly Father is not permissive, but He is patient and compassionately leads us to an uncoerced right relationship with Him if we are willing. Luke 15:11-32 11 Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons. 12 The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them. 13 “Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living. 14 After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need. 15 So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. 16 He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything. 17 “When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! 18 I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants.’ 20 So he got up and went to his father. “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him. 21 “The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ 22 “But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. 23 Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. 24 For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate. 25 “Meanwhile, the older son was in the field. When he came near the house, he heard music and dancing. 26 So he called one of the servants and asked him what was going on. 27 ‘Your brother has come,’ he replied, ‘and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.’ 28 “The older brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him. 29 But he answered his father, ‘Look! All these years I’ve been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends. 30 But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!’ 31 “‘My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. 32 But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’”
Devotional - John 5:1 (2.0)
It is a precious moment when we encounter the kind and compassionate Jesus who meets us amid our chronic need. He doesn’t come to hassle us but to help us and offer the chance for a new beginning. We become unintimidated by others’ disapproval and move on with assured, new victory. John 5:1-15 5 Some time later, Jesus went up to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish festivals. 2 Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades. 3 Here a great number of disabled people used to lie—the blind, the lame, the paralyzed.  5 One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. 6 When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to get well?” 7 “Sir,” the invalid replied, “I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me.” 8 Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.” 9 At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked. The day on which this took place was a Sabbath, 10 and so the Jewish leaders said to the man who had been healed, “It is the Sabbath; the law forbids you to carry your mat.” 11 But he replied, “The man who made me well said to me, ‘Pick up your mat and walk.’ ” 12 So they asked him, “Who is this fellow who told you to pick it up and walk?” 13 The man who was healed had no idea who it was, for Jesus had slipped away into the crowd that was there. 14 Later Jesus found him at the temple and said to him, “See, you are well again. Stop sinning or something worse may happen to you.” 15 The man went away and told the Jewish leaders that it was Jesus who had made him well.
Devotional - James 1:2, 1 Peter 5:7 (2.0)
Have you noticed that life is not always fair, and sometimes we suffer unjust pain? How do we respond to the difficulties and trials that come our way? We have the freedom of choosing our responses to various trials. Our joyful, trusting response to what God allows to come our way contributes to perseverance, maturity and holiness. James 1:2 -4(NIV) Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. 1 Peter 5:7 (NIV) 7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
Devotional - Hebrews 5:11 6:3 (2.0)
As Christians we have a responsibility for our own spiritual nourishment that contributes to our growth and maturity. It requires daily, diligent disciplines, including studying God’s Word, prayer, and fellowship with God’s people. Hebrews 5:11 - 6:3 5 We have much to say about this, but it is hard to make it clear to you because you no longer try to understand. 12 In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again. You need milk, not solid food! 13 Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. 14 But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil. 6 Therefore let us move beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and be taken forward to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, and of faith in God, 2 instruction about cleansing rites, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. 3 And God permitting, we will do so.
Devotional - Face It, Forgive It, Forge It Move Ahead. Romans 8:26-31 (2.0)
In this relationship with our loving, tender and caring God we can learn to face the hurts and scars of an abusive past, progress on to forgive those who have wounded us and then move forward to be a blessing and agent of healing in others’ lives. Romans 8:26-31 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. 27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God. 28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. 29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. 30 And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified. 31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
Devotional - 2 Timothy 4:6 8 (2.0)
There is genuine benefit of learning from the Apostle Paul’s example: to regard our times of suffering and sacrifice as an offering to God, being committed to righteousness, persevering to the end and allowing no compromise to His Will. We can live in joyful anticipation of His warm welcome in Heaven. 2 Timothy 4:6-8 6 For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time for my departure is near. 7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.
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