Posts by Dr. Norman Wise

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How do we gain a Change of Mind?

by Dr. Norman Wise

How do we gain a Change of Mind? By Dr. Norman Wise “(5) [We are] destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and [we are] taking every thought captive to the obedience of Chris.”  [2 Corinthians 10:5 NASB]  “(2) And do not be conformed to this world, but be […]

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 […]

Making Every Thought Serve Christ Jesus

by Dr. Norman Wise

Making Every Thought Serve Christ Jesus By Dr. Norman Wise “(3) For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, (4) for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. (5) [We are] destroying speculations and every lofty thing […]

How Can I Love Someone That I Cannot See?

by Dr. Norman Wise

8 You love Messiah Jesus even though you have never seen HIM. Though you do not see HIM now, you trust him; and you rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy. [1 Peter 1:8 NLT edited] I was talking to a friend and asked a question of “How one could come to love Jesus more?”  He […]

Why I follow Jesus (Musing 6)

by Dr. Norman Wise

2 Early in the morning Jesus came again into the temple, and all the people were coming to Him; and He sat down and [began] to teach them. 3 The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman caught in adultery, and having set her in the center [of the court,] 4 they said to Him, […]

“Why I Follow Jesus” (Musing 5)

by Dr. Norman Wise

“He said, ‘The time is fulfilled and the kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the gospel!”” [Mar 1:15 NET] I follow Jesus because I believe HE is the promised Messiah of Israel. The Hebrew Bible spoke of a promised Anointed One who would be the chosen Prophet, Priest, and King that the Creator […]

Why I Follow Jesus (Musing 4)

by Dr. Norman Wise

The basic demand of the Kingdom is a response of man’s will. Men must receive it. They must yield to it. God’s Kingdom does not ask us to find in ourselves the righteousness that it demands; God will give us the righteousness of his Kingdom. God’s Kingdom does not ask us to create the life […]

“Why Do I Follow Jesus?” (3rd Musing)

by Dr. Norman Wise

Falling in Love with Jesus   To fall in love with Jesus is the greatest romance, to seek HIM the greatest adventure, to find HIM the greatest blessing we can have. “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me;” [John 10:27 NASB] “When Jesus saw the crowds, He went up […]

Why Do I Follow Jesus (2nd Musing)

by Dr. Norman Wise

“Following Jesus is a wonderfully unique adventure; one that rarely ever looks the same for each of us. We can never be quite sure exactly where it will take us. Therefore, we must stay close behind him. We must listen carefully and watch closely. For at times following him may mean going and at others […]

Why I follow Jesus (First Musing)

by Dr. Norman Wise

“Dear Lord Jesus, I am still so divided. I truly want to follow you, but I also want to follow my own desires and lend an ear to the voices that speak about prestige, success, popularity, pleasure, power, and influence. Help me to become deaf to those voices and more attentive to your voice, which […]