“A NEW SONG”
Dear fellow worker of the Christian Worship Hour:
For our meditation this month I want to look at the words of the Philippian jailer to St. Paul,
“Sir, what must I do to be saved?” Acts 16:31
Let's look at the question from two angles.
WHAT MUST I NOT DO TO BE SAVED?
- YOU MUST NOT EXPECT GOD TO DO WHAT HE EXPECTS YOU TO DO. That is, He cannot believe for you any more than you can believe for your spouse, or child, or some loved one. There are some things that only YOU can do, and believing is one of them. (Acts 16:32; 17:30).
- YOU MUST NOT WAIT UNTIL YOU ’FEEL’ LIKE IT. In my 71 years in the ministry I cannot tell you how many times I have had people say they will receive Jesus when they ‘feel’ like it. That is plumb dumb. A man one time felt like a million dollars and died before sunset that same day! Don’t wait on your feelings. (Psalm 27:1, Matt. 24:44).
- YOU MUST NOT WAIT UNTIL YOU GET ‘CLEANED’ UP. Some people will say they want to get rid of a certain habit, or straighten out their life and be clean before they accept Christ. Jesus wants us to come in all of our sin, just as we are, and accept Him---then He will clean us up. An old pastor one time said, “God doesn’t clean His fish until He catches them.” (Isa. 1:18; John 6:37; Rom. 3: 28; Heb. 10:17; I John 1:7).
- YOU MUST NOT WAIT FOR A BETTER TIME. They say, “Yes, I intend to accept Jesus, but not until my birthday, or my anniversary, or the New Year, or Christmas, or God knows what.” To put it off is to say, ‘no’ to the Savior. Don’t delay; this minute is the very best time to accept Jesus. (Joshua 24:15; Prov. 27:1; Isa. 55:6; Heb. 3:15).
- YOU MUST NOT LISTEN TO WHAT UNBELIEVERS SAY. The ungodly always have advice, and it is always wrong. Some advise us to wait, some to reject, others to accept their false teaching. Listen to God and you won’t go wrong. (Psalm 1: 1; John 14:6).
- YOU MUST NOT TRY ANOTHER WAY. The world will tell you that there are many ways to heaven---God tells us there is but one WAY, and that is through Jesus. “I am the Way, no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.” (John 14:6). When the cults come around with their book, just tell them that the Bible is your guide Book, and it is true because it comes from God. (Prov. 14:12; Isa 55:9; Acts 4: 12; I John 5: 12; II John 1: 10,11).
WHAT MUST I DO TO BE SAVED?
- YOU MUST REALIZE YOUR NEED. That you are a poor, lost sinner filled with sins and that God will never ever receive you into heaven with those sins. (Romans 3:23).
- YOU MUST BE WILLING TO TURN FROM YOUR SINS. Jesus called it “repentance”. Repentance means that we turn from all known sin and follow Jesus. (Isa. 55:7; Matt. 4:17; Luke 24: 27).
- YOU MUST BELIEVE THAT JESUS DIED FOR YOU. That He went to the cross, shed His blood for your sins. We must believe that He died and that He rose again the third day. (John 1:9; Rom. 10:13).
- YOU MUST INVITE HIM TO COME INTO YOUR HEART AND LIFE. By a simple prayer, use your own words, nothing fancy; ask Him to come into your heart and life and save you. (John 1:12).
- YOU MUST THANK HIM FOR SAVING YOUR SOUL. Praise Him for His mercy and grace! And, tell someone of your decision. (Ps. 103:12; Isa. 43: 25; Matt. 10:32).
If you have not done so, I hope you will receive Jesus now—right now.
Dear friends, I need to tell you we need your gifts if we are going to be able to continue this ministry. Please pray about the matter, then give as God directs. Thank you in advance.
In our Savior’s love,
Harold E. Salem, pastor
Thank You for Writing...
I have only recently found your worship service on television. It has brought me joy and enlightenment. Both ministry and song are what brings to mind. “Give me that Old Time Religion”. Your service takes me back to when I heard God’s Word in church as a young person. God bless you and your team.
I’m sending a gift for the ministry along with a request to send 4 copies of Pastor Salem’s “Encouragement to Small Church Pastors” (52 minutes). I don’t know if they are CD’s or DVD’s, or both, but coming from Pastor Salem’s heart, indwelled by the Living God, they will be just what many need to hear.
My wife and I are pleased that we can continue making an investment in a world-wide ministry.
You have no idea how glad we are here in Fort Collins that you’re now on ION-TV!! We’ve watched you for years via internet, and still catch those sermons to hear your letters and musicians. That is just wonderful! I figure if you’re willing to take this huge financial “leap of faith” at your age-----well then, I’ll have to double-down my giving to support you! How’s that??
FORT COLLINS, COLORADO
I was in the nursing home for healing and therapy. On Sunday, at least 18 of us in wheel chairs watched your service on a large T.V. I was encouraged that they were blessed by what you had to say from God’s word.
In your letter A New Song you give 7 reasons that I know I am a Christian and after reading, I still wonder. I have heard so many times that if an old person has hardened his heart, he can’t be saved. I’m 86 years old and I am thinking what it said in the Bible, “depart from me you sinful ones, I never knew you”.
I am enjoying watching your devotional videos on my phone during my lunch breaks!
ELM CREEK, NEBREASKA
I felt a tingling throughout my body. I have gone astray and this sheep was led back to Jesus. I know this television was on this channel for a purpose. I would appreciate any literature that you can send me to help me with my Christian Life. Yours in the Lord.
It is always a joy to hear from you and your ministry. It sure is good to hear the Old-Time Gospel from God’s Holy Word! We also enjoy the Gospel singing each program. As you know, not every Christian T.V. program teaches and preaches the Holy Bible. This past July, I finished 62 years as a full-time Baptist pastor, trying to teach and preach the same gospel that you preach and like you, I am keeping on keeping on, as long as God gives me strength to preach! Hope this letter finds you in good health and ready to begin the New Year proclaiming the Old-Time-Gospel to a world that desperately needs to hear about Jesus Christ and His saving power! Thank you again for all you are doing to further the Kingdom of Jesus Christ!!!!
CAMPBELLSVILLE, KENTUCKY (PASTOR)
I am 94 years old and drafted into the US Army. I still have a New Testament and Psalms signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt. Don’t come to New Hampshire to live because my tax goes up every year. Jesus is my only. To God be the Glory.
BRISTOL, NEW HAMPSHIRE
MEMORIALS & DEDICATIONS(For the month of June 2015)
"And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me,
Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit,
that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them."
MEMORIALSIn memory of, GWEN BJORKSTAM, by BOYD KNUDSON, Centerville, SD, $10
In memory of, ANNE FISCHER, by MR. & MRS BOYD KNUDSON, Centerville, SD, $10
In memory of, MELVIN NOTHDURFT, by MR. & MRS BOYD KNUDSON, Centerville, SD, $10
In memory of, DORIS DAGABERG, by CARL & DONNA GUSTAFSON, Aberdeen, SD, $25
In memory of, WARREN CORYELL, by MARLYS & STEVEN CORYELL, Tucson, AZ, $25
In memory of my mother in law, ROSE HAMEL, by PAT TAGGART, Towanda, KS, $150
In memory of, ARCHIE FINLEY, by ANNA PICKARD & ROBERT GRZECHOWIAK, Ostrander, MN, $20
In memory of my beloved husband, LOUIS, by LORRAINE ZUPANCICH, Chisholm, MN, $125
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In memory of my husband, DUANE, by KATHERINE JOHNSON, Highmore, SD, $50
In memory of my loving husband, BOB, by JANE LINDER, Sioux Falls, SD, $100
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In memory of our daughter, PAMELA, by GENE & JUNE HORSTMAN, Arnolds Park, IA, $200
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In loving memory of our son, THOMAS, by MR. & MRS. THOMAS MUNDAY, El Dorado, KS, $50
In memory of, WINT HARRIS, by PATSY BOTTS, Denver, CO, $75
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In memory of my brother, GUY R. TALLEY, by SHARON JOHNSON, Woodside, CA, $100
In memory of, ORLAND FLESHER, by MICHAEL FLESHER, Leesburg, FL, $10
In memory of my wife, JANET, by DAVID SCHRODER, Ormond Beach, FL, $300
In memory of, WALLACE TRUMP, by DWAYNE TRUMP, Trenton, MO, $25
In memory of, LARRY KERMIT NELSON, by LINDA SNYDER, Virginia, MN, $100
In memory of my sister, MURIEL, by JACKIE & ARTHUR GREEN, Naples, FL, $100
In memory of, SANDRA TAYLOR, by BARBARA CORNELL, Ocala, FL, $300
In memory of my husband, NORMAN, by DARLA MOSER, Brainerd, MN, $15
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In memory of my mom, EMMA SPITZER, by ELLA SPITZER, Sioux Falls, SD, $200
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In memory of our mom, ANNA, by MARLENE, SHIRLEY, MARGIE, ELOISE, SUSAN, Java, SD, $150
In memory of my beloved papa, WILLIAM R. STONE, by SUSAN ROBINSON, Chamberlain, SD, $100
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In memory of my wonderful mother, ANITA GREEN, by TAMMY PRINS, Sioux Falls, SD, $300
In memory of my wife, DORIS, by VERNON DAGOBERG, Stephen, MN, $50
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In memory of my husband, BOB, by PHYLLIS RUTH, Mitchell, SD, $100
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In memory of, MOM & DAD, by GLADYS LESTER, Lawrence, KS, $50
In memory of, TRYGUE TROOIEN, by JOSEPH & HELEN ENGESMOE, Hendricks, MN, $50
In memory of my husband, HARRY, by VIOLET HOFFMAN, Jefferson, IA, $25
In memory of, JAMES FRITZE, by GLADYS TENNISON, Minneapolis, MN, $20
In honor of my mother, KATHLEEN, who passed away a few weeks ago, by RUTH & WILLIAM BRUEN, Longmont, CO, $100
In memory of my brother, DUANE, by MARY SHROYER, Reliance, SD, $150
In memory of my husband, ARNOLD, by NAOMI BIERLE, Yankton, SD, $50
In memory of my husband, LOUIS, by LORRAINE ZUPANCICH, Chisholm, MN, $125
In memory of my brother, JOHN BERGMON, & my sister, LOIS MARIE ROACH, by MARJORIE FICHTER, Shenandoah, IA, $20
In memory of my, MOM, by CHRISTIAN SISTER in Minnesota, $13
In memory of our dear friend, GEORGIA BROWN, by JAMES & LINDA LANTZ, Rudd, IA, $50
In memory of my husband, ELVIN, by CLARA MAE BRANCH, Ashland, WI, $50
In memory of, FRIENDS, by ERMAN & BETTY UELAND, Fertile, MN, $20
In memory of, MALIBU, by MIKE & LINDA CORBETT, Miles City, MT, $200
In memory of our, GREAT GRANDDAUGHTER, by BYRON & JACKIE WHALER, Olviet, SD, $50
In memory of our son, JAMES, by BETH ROBERTSON, Ashland, NE, $20
In memory of my friend, CLARENCE REHBERY, by RICHARD ANDERSON, Matteson, IL, $100
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In memory of my mother, GLADYS BOWEN, by RONALD BOWEN, Hastings, IA, $70
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In memory of our son, TODD, by LYLE & JOYCE OSLAND, Windom, MN, $1,000
In memory of my wife, JUDY, by RICHARD CRIDER, Fort Mohave, AZ, $75
DEDICATIONSIn honor of, PASTOR SALEM, celebrating his 94th Birthday, by his brother, DR. PHILLIP & DORIS MAE SALEM, Glenham, SD, $1,000
In honor of, PASTOR SALEM, celebrating his 94th Birthday, by his brother, DR. CALVIN L. SALEM, Sioux Falls, SD, $1,000
In honor of, PASTOR SALEM, celebrating his 94th Birthday, by OLIVER PAYNE, Des Moines, IA, $50
In honor of, PASTOR SALEM, by PHIL TRAVIS, Fort Dodge, KS, $20
In honor of my cousin, JIM ANDERSON, battling bone cancer, by CHARLES TANNER, Cowgil, MO, $100
In honor of, FRANCES SMIT, celebrating her 80th Birthday, by her husband, CLARENCE, Lennox, SD, $80
In honor of, PASTOR HAROLD SALEM, by ROSE FREDRICKSON, Roseau, MN, $200
In honor of my sister, THERESE MURPHY, by MARY ELLEN LIME, Syracuse, IN, $100
In honor of, ALICE SEVERSON, by DIANE & DARYL DREW, Sioux Falls, SD, $200
In honor of our new granddaughter, ELLA GRACE TAYLOR, by GLENN & LELA DAVIS, Parker, SD, $200
In honor of my sister, NANCY SMITH, by HEATHER BENJAMIN, Palm Bay, FL, $30
In honor of my, FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS, by CONNIE YARBER, Corinth, MS, $250
In honor of, GOD’S FAITHFULNESS, by PAMELA AMANS, Altoona, WI, $50
In honor of, PASTOR SALEM & STAFF, by GREG O’DELL, Alexandria, MN, $20
In honor of, PASTOR SALEM, by JUDY & TED THOMPSON, Lafayette, IN, $125
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In honor of, JOE BURCKHARILS, celebrating his Birthday, by his aunt, KITTY JOHNSON, Highmore, SD, $50
In honor of my, BEAUTIFUL WIFE, by JOHN MACKO, JR, Greenville, NY, $50
In honor of, MY DEAR FRIENDS, by KAREN NELSON, Inver Grove Heights, MN, $50
In honor of my wife, ANGES, celebrating her 70th Birthday, by KENNETH DRANE, Sturgis, SD, $70
In honor of our 58th Wedding Anniversary, REINHOLD & ELMA DELZER, Aberdeen, SD, $100
In honor of our grandson, TAYLOR SWANSON, by DWIGHT & JUDY FLATEN, Karlstad, MN, $500
In honor of, CHRISTAIN WORSHIP HOUR, by LAUREN TOOMER, San Mateo, CA, $20
In honor of, MOM & DAD, by CINDY BARNES, Luverne, MN, $25
In honor of my 75th Birthday, by VIOLET LATHAM, Wakeeney, KS, $20
In honor of, PASTOR SALEM, by JUDY THOMPSON, Lafayette, IN, $150
In honor of, PASTOR SALEM, by CAROL RUST, Province, ND, $200
In honor of our new GREAT GRANDSON, by DON FORBES, Jupiter, FL, $50
In honor of the, LORD & PASTOR SALEM, by PAULA HALASZYNSKI, Palm Coast, FL, $40
In honor of my mother, WILMA HOVAN, celebrating her birthday, by CHARLES & KIMBERLY YOUNTS, Wichita, KS, $50
In honor of the amazing, EARTH GOD CREATED, by CATHERINE SPICER, Martinez, CA, $50
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In honor of our, 60th Wedding Anniversary, VERGIL & DELORES BENZ, Sioux Falls, SD, $400
In honor of my, WONDERFUL FAMILY, by SUSAN DAUGHERTY, Ludington, MI, $20
In honor of my dad, VERNON HOUPT, over 35 years in the ministry of music, by PAUL & LINDA GLAZE, Payson, AZ, $100
In honor of my, PARENTS, by DEBBIE HOLLY, New Rockford, ND, $4.44
In honor of our Anniversary, STEF VAN RHEEDE VAN OUDTSHOORN & BARBARA CORNELL, Ocala, FL, $280
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In honor of my wife, SUE, by TED WIESE, Beaverton, OR, $100
In honor of, JESUS, by NOAH FURTAH, Onaway, MI, $8.31
In honor of my, MOTHER, by BEVERLY NELSEN, Omaha, NE, $200
SERMONS FOR JUNE 2015
JUNE 07 “THE GREATEST INVITATION” MATT. 11:28-30
JUNE 14 “JOB: GOD’S IDEAL MAN” JOB 1: 1-12
JUNE 21 “PSALM NINETY FOUR” PSALM 94
JUNE 28 “THE JUDGEMENT OF BELIEVERS” II COR. 5:1-13
JUNE DEVOTIONAL VIDEOS
Pastor Salem has a new video devotional every Monday which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week continuously. Access by visiting our website: www.christianworshiphour.com, click on devotionals located on the top of the page. ~Tell your friends~
JUNE 01 ‘”LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT” JOHN 16:33
JUNE 08 “SECRETS OF HAPPINESS” PSALM 37:3
JUNE 15 “TAKE HEART, DAD” JOB 1:1
JUNE 22 “O YES, HE CARES!” I PETER 5:7
JUNE 29 “LEANING ON JESUS” DEUT. 33:27
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