Posts from October 2018

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Abide In Me

by Dr. Norman Wise

“Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me.”  John 15:4 I am 100% percent dependent on the Vine Jesus to bear spiritual fruit in my life. This would seem to be the fruit of […]

For the Glory of the Father! (John 15:8)

by Dr. Norman Wise

“My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples.”  John 15:8 The heavenly Father’s goodness, greatness, and grace is proclaimed and manifested before all creation when the life of the VINE Jesus flows into believing disciples and they bear the fruit of lives filled with actions, attitudes, […]

A Morning Prayer by Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer

by Dr. Norman Wise

  O God, Early in the morning do I cry unto thee Help me to pray, And to think only of thee. I cannot pray alone. In me there is darkness, But with thee there is light. I am lonely, but thou leavest me not. I am feeble in heart, but thou leavest me not. […]

Meditation on John 15:6

by Dr. Norman Wise

“If anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away as a branch and dries up; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire and they are burned.”  John 15:6 There are those who never were in the Vine Jesus and so these are seen as useless branches whose only use is to […]

I need Jesus (John 15:5)

by Dr. Norman Wise

“I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.” John 15:5 Jesus is the vine, the source of life, character, and true effectiveness and I am a believing disciple in union and communion with HIM. […]

Meditation on John 15:1

by Dr. Norman Wise

Meditation on John 15:1 “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.”  John 15:1 Jesus is the true vine and God the Father is the vinedresser or gardener.  Since Jesus says that HE is the “true” vine there must be at least one “false vine”.  The Messiah Jesus may be thinking of Jeremiah […]