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Posts by Rev. Paul C. Ziemer

Taking A Stand

“Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist.” Ephesians 6:14 In 1858, the sleeve of Pastor Tyng’s gown was caught in a machine for shelling corn, being pulled by his mule. His arm was mangled, then amputated. He died the next week. As he was dying, he was asked what message…

Not Yet Like Him

“When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, he had compassion and did not bring upon them the destruction he had threatened. But Jonah was greatly displeased and became angry.” Jonah 3:10, 4:1 The only God, the holy God, likes us. But we are not like him. The play…

Two Score and Fifteen

“We spend our years as a tale that is told. The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.” (KJV) Psalm 90:9,10 Even if we grew up…

Happy Now?

 “When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. ‘Get up’, he said, ‘take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.’” Matthew 2:13 The words can be a rebuke…

One Day

“Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 13:12,13 “One day,…

Special Mission

“And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great…

Heads Up!

“At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” Luke 21:27-28 Some had their eyes focused only on their breakfast that morning. Some were looking…

Those Empty Stockings

“Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:11 “The stockings were hung by the chimney with care….” So begins the famous Christmas poem. Those stockings were filled only with hope until they would be filled with joy. They were not expected to be…

The Trees Are Wrong

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:6 We are a society that banks on feelings. Be it a happy event or a sad one, the reporter with the microphone is apt to ask, “How are you feeling?” The question is asked often because readers and…

Mercy!

“O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endureth forever.” I Chronicles 16:34 (KJV) Sometimes, what we want is not what we need—and what we need is not what we want. That’s the way it is with us, humans. Good thing our loving God knows that! He knows what we…