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Aim At Making 2015 a “Gossip Free” Year!

by Dr. Norman Wise

This was a letter of instruction I wrote for my church. I felt that others may gain from it as well. 19 He who goes about as a slanderer reveals secrets, Therefore do not associate with a gossip. [Pro 20:19 NASB] 20 For I am afraid that perhaps when I come I may find you […]

John Piper on Self Control

by Dr. Norman Wise

The Fierce Fruit of Self-Control May 15, 2001 by John Piper Topic: Killing Sin Series: Taste & See Articles As the Hebrews were promised the land, but had to take it by force, one town at a time, so we are promised the gift of self-control, yet we also must take it by force.* The […]

Time To Center Ourselves In An Encounter With God

by Dr. Norman Wise

35:1 God said to Jacob, “Arise, go up to Bethel and dwell there. Make an altar there to the God who appeared to you when you fled from your brother Esau.” 2 So Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him, “Put away the foreign gods that are among you and […]

My Brother Wants Me To Come To His Marriage To Another Man!

by Dr. Norman Wise

Sam & Socrates Should I go to a marriage of a homosexual couple? Socrates: How are you doing Sam? Sam: Not very well. I am facing a real problem with my brother. Socrates: What is the problem? You have always been very close to your brother. Sam: That is the problem. We are very close […]

Self Control in Thirty Days – Day Five

by Dr. Norman Wise

Thirty Days To Self Control – Day Five 13 “Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. 14 “For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few […]

Self Control in Thirty Days – Day Four

by Dr. Norman Wise

Self Control in Thirty Days – Day Four “25 Everyone who competes in the games exercises self-control in all things. They then do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. “[1Co 9:25 NASB] The Apostle Paul suggests that the Christian life is to be lived as a person who is training and […]

Self Control in Thirty Days – Day Three

by Dr. Norman Wise

Self Control in Thirty Days: Day Three 7 For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and self-control. [2Ti 1:7] What is self-control? It the ability to say no to desires in us to do things that against our conscience, beliefs, and values. It is also the ability […]

Self Control in Thirty Days: Day Two

by Dr. Norman Wise

Self Control in Thirty Days: Day Two 32 He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, And he who rules his spirit, than he who captures a city. [Pro 16:32 NASB] It is easier to be violent, abusive, and hurtful than it is to control our inner world and especially our anger. […]

A Poem For A Friend

by Dr. Norman Wise

I have tasted darkness Deep, rich, and wide It has swallowed me up from the inside So I know the deep abyss But darkness is really nothing Just a lack of light One little candle can overcome it So fragile is its non-life So light now come to me Help me see that reason has […]

Self Control In Thirty Days: Day One

by Dr. Norman Wise

Self Control In Thirty Days Day One 28 Like a city that is broken into and without walls Is a man who has no control over his spirit (passions, attitudes, inner energy). [Pro 25:28 NASB] 28 He whose spirit is without restraint Is [like] a city that is broken down and without walls. [Pro 25:28 […]