U.S.S. Allen M. Sumner DD-692
The Chaplain's Corner

February 22, 2017

Everyone needs a little encouragement and teaching as we go through life. Paul does this to the young teacher, Titus. This should teach us and give us encouragement in this world hate and misunderstanding.
Titus 3:1-8
1 Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obay magistrates, to be ready to every good work,
2 To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.
3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving diver lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.
4 But after that kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,
5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
6 Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;
7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
8 This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.
My prayer is, "Lord I Pray people will come to know you, that they will become better teachers and doers of your word. In Jesus Christ's name. Amen."       Bobby Moore

February 15, 2017

As you travel about, or as you see on TV, the big mega churches, you think to yourself,
I'd go to church, but the big church is just to many people. Jesus says you don't have to attend a big church in order to worship.
Matthew 18:20 "For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them."
My prayer is, "Lord, I pray for folks that think they dislike large churches, understand, the crowd and big building is not needed, to be able to worship, the true living God. I pray this in the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen."      Bobby Moore

February 8, 2017

If your looking for an example of whether prayer works, you only have to look over the last two years of our shipmates. There are several of us that wouldn't be here today without the prayers of their righteous friends.
James 5:15-16
15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up, and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.
16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
My prayer is, "Lord, thank you for answering the prayers of your righteous servants, that we are still here in your service. I also pray you continue to bless our pray warriors. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen."    Bobby Moore

January 25, 2017

Word processors and computers have spell check. But you also have a check up on your life. It comes from the WORD.
1 John 2:1-6
1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not.
And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:
2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.
6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.
My prayer is "Lord I pray we will do a checkup in our lives. With the new people in our government this would be the best time we've had for checkup and get in line with you. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen."     Bobby Moore 

January 18, 2017

If you think your really religious, study these scriptures.
James 1:26-27
26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain.
27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
My prayer is "Lord I pray we will be able to keep ourselves spotless from the worldly ways. In Jesus' name Amen."     Bobby Moore 

January 11, 2017

Life is full of horrowed times. It seems everything is going wrong. We may take a passage out of David's life, as he was running from Saul.
Psalms 54:1-7
1 Save me, O God, by thy name, and judge me by thy strength.
2 Hear my prayer, O God; give ear to the words of my mouth.
3 For strangers are risen up against me, and oppressors seek after my soul: they have not set God before them. Se'lah.
4 Behold, God is mine helper: the Lord is with them that uphold my soul.
5 He shall reward evil unto mine enemies: cut them off in thy truth.
6 I will freely sacrifice unto thee: I will praise thy name, O Lord; for it is good.
7 For he hath delivered me out of all trouble: mine eye hath seen his desire upon mine enemies.
My prayer "Lord, as our lives seem on the down hill slide, We'll remember who our helper really is. In the name of Jesus Christ. amen"     Bobby Moore  

January 4, 2017

This beginning of a new year, we might rather think about where we will spend eternity, rather than making a new year's resolution, that we'll break in less than six weeks. There is a better time a coming. We'll have a new earth new heaven.
Revelation 21:1-8
1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
My prayer is Lord I pray for the lost that they will come to know you, and will be able to share the new heaven and earth with you. It is in Jesus' name, Amen.     Bobby Moore 

December 28, 2016

The new year is fast approaching, and those new year's resolutions. I feel if we follow these scriptures close the world would be a better place by this time next year.
Ephesians 4:24-32
24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor: for we are members one of another.
26 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
27 Neither give place to the devil.
28 Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.
29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
32 And be kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
My prayer is "Lord I pray folks will be more considerate of others and treat them with kindness and love from their hearts. In Jesus Christ's name. Amen."     Bobby Moore 

December 21, 2016

Most everyone knows about Virgin Mary and baby Jesus' birth in a manger. But, did you give it any thought of what would have been the out come if Joseph had disobeyed the angel of the Lord.
Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Im-man'u-el.
Matthew 1:18-25
18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on the wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily.
20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shall call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,
23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Em-man'u-el, which being interpreted is, God with us.
24 Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife:
25 And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he call his name JE'SUS.
My prayer is, "God we give thanks for Mary and Joseph as they followed your instructions, also thanking you for Jesus that you gave us as a sacrifice for our sins. It is in His name I pray. Amen"     Bobby Moore

December 14, 2016

Tis closing in on the season. As we will be celebrating the birth of Jesus, these scriptures should help get you in the mood.
Colossians 1:16; 3:12-13
16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;
13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.
1 Corinthians 13:13
13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
1 John 4:7-8
7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
My prayer is, "Lord I pray our love for you and each other will grow over the season and that it will be everlasting. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen."     Bobby Moore

December 7, 2016

Our nation has just elected a lot of new people to govern over us. But I'd like to remind you who is really in charge of government. The one that directs and allows things to happen the way they do.
Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
My prayer is, "Lord, I pray for our leaders, that they will follow your guidance, so that we will be governed as you would have us to be. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.     Bobby Moore

November 30, 2016

We've heard it said, you can't buy your way into heaven. One good example is found in.
Matthew 5:20-24
20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
21 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgement:
22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without cause shall be in danger of judgement: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
23 Therefore if thy bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against against thee;
24 Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.
My prayer is, Lord help us to be forgiving in our heart as your forgiving. Praying this in the name of our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.     Bobby Moore

November 23, 2016

As we approach our Thanksgiving Day celebrations, have you given any thought as to what your most thankful for? We could declare family, nice home, good transportation, to get to work and back home, maybe retirement and a bus motor home pulling a fancy pick-up, just traveling all over, seeing things we didn't take time to see at a younger age. But if you think about it, you can't take any of it with you when you die.As for me, I'm most thankful for my Savior, Jesus Christ, that died on the cross for the purpose of saving the world.
John 3:`17-18.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that he world through him might be saved.
18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
My prayer is "Father in heaven, thank you for your Son Jesus Christ, who came to this world to save it, died on the cross to pay our sin debt. This I pray in his name, Jesus Christ. Amen."     Bobby Moore

November 16, 2016

There are at least three surefire ways of missing going to heaven; those that have been carelessly dealt with, those that are confused about what the real Gospel is, and those that have never committed all of their heart to Jesus.
Carelessly dealt with;
Romans 10:9 That if thou shall confess with thou mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
1 John 2:3-4 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
Confused about the real gospel; why would you think God should let you into heaven; I belong to the church, I've been baptized, I been good, I believe in God.
Matthew 7:22 Many will say unto me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have sact out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
James 2:9 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devil also believe, and tremble.
Never committed all of their hearts to Jesus.
Jeremiah 29:12-13 Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
Matthew 22:37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
My prayer is, Lord I pray all will never hear, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. In the name if Jesus Christ. Amen.     Bobby Moore

November 9, 2016

By the time you read this, the voting will be over and hopefully counted correctly. If your person didn't win, you still have a responsibility. to be involved.
1 Timothy 2:1-6
1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
2 For kings, and for all that are in authority, that we may lead a quit and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior;
4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.
My prayer is,"Lord I pray your people will be more involved in our government, praying to you for guidance in their deliberations, then after asking , they will listen to what you have to tell them. I pray this in the name of our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen."     Bobby Moore

November 2. 2016

With national voting fast approaching, as Christians it is our duty to participate. Even after voting is done and your person didn't win you still need to keep in contact with them, other wise how will your representative know your ideas of how you want to be governed.
Romans 13:1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
1 Peter 2:13-17
13 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;
14 Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.
15 For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:
16 As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as servants of God.
17 Honour all men, Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the King.
My prayer is; "Lord, I pray that your people will take a more aggressive approach to our government. I pray this in the name of our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen."     Bobby Moore

October 26. 2016

Governments were instituted to govern by force and to punish, not only local and individual criminals, but universal and international criminals, even to war if needed. But, if Christians don't participate we will be ruled by the ungodly. So there is a place in government for the Christian. Christians promote public and private good, which is one of the greatest means to saving souls. Since government is necessary, it is our duty to be involved.
Daniel 2:21 And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding.
Daniel 4:17 This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men.
Daniel 5:21 And he was driven from the sons of men; and his heart was made like the beasts, and his dwelling was with the wild asses: they fed him with grass like oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven; till he knew that the most high God ruled in the kingdom of men, and that he appointeth over it whomsoever he will.
1 Timothy 1:8-10; 8 But we know that the law is good, if man use it lawfully; 9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, 10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for manstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;
My prayer is "Lord we pray for our leaders, that they may come to know you as their savior, that they may govern us in accord with your teachings. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen."    Bobby Moore

October 19, 2016

Three weeks to election of our government officials. There are several questions. This week we can cover, where does government get it's authority; what is it's purpose; and what is our part, as Christians, do we play? All authorities are ordained (determined) of God. He has determined that government shall exist to help Him carry on moral government and enforce moral laws. They are appointed by God, but, He is not responsible for their acts. If they get out of line He will judge them , as He does gospel ministers.
We find that it was instituted by God, it's purpose and our duty;
Genesis 9:1-7
1 And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.
2 And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered.
3 Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.
4 But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.
5 And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it; and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man's brother will I require the life of man.
6 Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.
7 And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.
Romans 13:1-6
1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:
4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.
5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.
6 For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.
1 Peter 2:13-17
13 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;
14 Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.
15 For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:
16 As free, and not using your liberty for cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.
17 Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.
My prayer is "Lord, I lift up your persons as our next leaders. Lord I pray they will govern us as your will provides. I Pray they will seek your guidance in their decisions. I pray this in the name of our Savoir Jesus Christ. Amen."    Bobby Moore

October 12, 2016

Would you consider yourself to be adopted? Well, if you belong to God, then it stands to reason you are adopted.
Psalms 27:10 When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up.
John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
Romans 8:15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry Ab'ba, Father.
2 Corinthians 6:18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
Galatians 4:3-7
3 Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world:
4 But when the fullness of time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of woman, made under the law,
5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
6 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Ab'ba, Father.
7 Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.
My prayer is all become adopted sons and daughters of God. In Christ's name I pray. Amen.   Bobby Moore

October 5, 2016

I find at least three important things that should be in a christian's life. You should let others see Jesus in you, should ask the Lord to lay some soul upon my heart and set my soul afire and then make me a blessing to someone.
Acts 4:13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.
Acts 1:8 Jesus speaking saying; "But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth."
Galatians 3:8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.
My prayer is, Lord, let my life be a shining light for you and your kingdom, in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.   Bobby Moore