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Posts by Rev. Paul C. Ziemer (Page 3)

A Gory God

In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness. (Hebrews 9:22). She said, “You have a gory God!” There was the sound of contempt in her voice mixed with a twinge of sadness. She said she believed in peace and love. She…

Ace of Spades

“The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work” (I John 3:8). When Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990, America went to war. The result was a devastating defeat for the invaders.  A few years later, American leaders responded to the reports of Iraq having weapons of mass destruction and evidence that…

Surrounded

When the servant of the man of God got up and went out early the next morning, an army with horses and chariots had surrounded the city. “Oh, my lord, what shall we do?” the servant asked. “Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with…

A Glimpse
of Our Glory

Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father (Matthew 13:43). Those who expect to take a trip to a new land, whether in peace or war, appreciate seeing some pictures of where they are heading. As their eyes gaze upon the unknown spaces, their minds try to place themselves…

Precious
Blood

But the LORD said to him, “Not so; if anyone kills Cain, he will suffer vengeance seven times over.” Then the LORD put a mark on Cain so that no one who found him would kill him. (Genesis 4:15). His blood seeped into the pristine soil. It was worse than a tragedy. It was murder.…

Isaiah’s Desert Storm

 “Look, here comes a man in a chariot with a team of horses. And he gives back the answer: ‘Babylon has fallen, has fallen! All the images of its gods lie shattered on the ground!’” (Isaiah 21:9). The Prophet Isaiah begins the 21st chapter of his book with these words: “An oracle concerning the Desert…

No “If”

“A man with leprosy came to him and begged him on his knees, “If you are willing, you can make me clean.” Filled with compassion, Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” Immediately the leprosy left him and he was cured.” (Mark 1:41-42). Our heart must…

Quiet Miracles

“Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim. Then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.” They did so, and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not…

A Stranger Here

Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house, and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. (Mark 1:35). Sometimes we might sing the hymn that declares, “I’m but a stranger here, heaven is my home.” Had it been written much earlier; Jesus might have sung…

Dreading Demons

“Just then a man in their synagogue who was possessed by an evil spirit cried out, “What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God!” “Be quiet!” said Jesus sternly. “Come out of him!” The evil spirit shook the man…