Dear fellow worker of the Christian Worship Hour:
WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL, DECEMBER. You know why? Because it is the month in which we celebrate the Savior’s birth! What a wonderful event that was—we call it the incarnation, that is, the enfleshment of the Son of God. Have you ever thought, “Why did He come?” Let me give you seven reasons Jesus was born of the virgin, and became flesh.
- HE CAME TO REVEAL THE INVISIBLE GOD. John tells us “No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father. He hath revealed Him,” (John 1:18). Christ brought God to us in human flesh. Men saw Him, heard Him. (I John 1:1). So, if you want to see God, don’t go to the burning bush, go to Jesus. Jesus Christ is the perfect exhibition of God Almighty. That’s why we ought to get to know Jesus better. (I John 14:9; Phil. 3:10).
- HE CAME TO FULFILL PROPHECY. Isaiah declared, “Therefore the Lord Himself shall give you a sign: Behold a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call His name Immanuel.” (Isaiah 7:14). God always keeps His Word, even though it may take some years, it always comes to pass. In the Garden of Eden, God told Adam and Eve He would send a Redeemer, in due time He came! (Genesis 3:15). And you know what—Jesus will come the second time when God is ready!
- HE CAME TO FULFILL THE DAVIDIC COVENANT. God made a covenant with David, that is, a promise. God told David, “And thine house and thy kingdom shall be established forever before thee: thy throne shall be established forever.” (II Samuel 7:16). Jesus is of the house and lineage of David, thus Jesus who comes in David’s line will sit upon David’s throne and, because Jesus lives forever, so David’s throne or house, will live forever! Praise God! (Isaiah 9:6,7; Luke 1:32,33).
- HE CAME TO PROVIDE A SACRIFICE FOR SIN. John writes, “And ye know that He was manifested to take away our sins; and in Him is no sin.” (I John 3:5). We are all sinners; no one can argue against that. None of us can die for the sins of others because we have sins of our own. So Jesus, who had no sin, took our place on the cross and died for our sins. We didn’t deserve it, but He did it anyway. So, the good news, “the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin.” (Hebrews 9:26; I John 1:7).
- HE CAME TO PROVIDE THE REDEEMED WITH A HIGH PRIEST. “…that He might be a merciful and faithful high priest…to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.” (Hebrews 2:17). So Jesus, the wonderful High Priest, died on the cross for our sins, then was raised up and has ascended into heaven where He intercedes for us before the throne of grace! (Hebrews 4:14-16). So, whenever I have a need, or fail Him with some sin, Jesus our great High Priest, prays for us and represents us to God. Isn’t He wonderful? (Hebrews 7:25).
- HE CAME TO PROVIDE AN EXAMPLE FOR BELIEVERS. “…Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow His steps.” (I Peter 2:21). Jesus is our example, not human beings. Jesus was perfect, so we strive to be like Him. A good thing to do is ask ourselves, “What would Jesus do?” (I John 1:9). Isn’t Jesus a wonderful Friend?
- HE CAME TO PROVIDE A NEW HEAD FOR CREATION. Adam was the first head of creation, but he fell flat as a pancake, just like you or I would have done. So God has chosen a new head, Jesus Christ, to be the head of creation. The writer to the Hebrews tells us, “Thou has put all things in subjection under His (Jesus) feet. (Phil. 2:9-11; Hebrews 2:8; Revelation 19:11-16).
Do I like December, the month we celebrate the coming of Jesus into this world? Well, I guess. Thanks for your prayers and gifts. Pray hard, give as best you can, and tell others about this wonderful Savior!
In our Savior’s Love,
Harold E. Salem, Pastor
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“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.”
(For the month of December 2020)
In Loving Memory of…
ALL OUR LOVED ONES, by VERGIL & DELORES BENZ, SD, $200
ALLAN FROEMKE, remembering his Birthday, by DEB & ROLLIE REINKE, ND, $20
ALMEDA & ORLAND FLESHER, my beloved parents, by MICHAEL FLESHER, FL, $25
ARDEN RODEEN, my husband, by BONNIE RODEEN, SD, $20
BEN LOEBS, by ANONYMOUS, $10
BERNICE LEBEDA, by WAYNE LEBEDA, ND, $20
BERYL SCHUBERT & my grandson, CPL. NATHAN SCHUBERT, by ROMONA SCHUBERT, IA, $20
BETTE BADER & PEGGY SWAIN, by LUCILLE OGDEN, CA, $100
BEULAH SALEM, by JIM BRADFORD, FL, $25
BILLIE PAXTON, by SHIRLEY ERICKSON, SD, $25
BOB LINDER, my loving husband of nearly 50 years, by JANE LINDER, SD, $50
CATHERINE Z. BURDETTE, my mother, by CHARLES BURDETTE, FL, $50
CHARLES & GERTRUDE RINGSTROM, my grandparents, by CHARLES SOPER, ND, $10
CHARLES (CHUCKY) HUTCHENS, by GENEVA HUTCHENS, KS, $10
CHESTER BENSON, by the JOSEPH ENGESMOE FAMILY, MN, $50
DALE E THOMPSON, my dear husband, by BARB THOMPSON, SD, $25
DALE ROLLAG, my husband, by JOAN ROLLAG, SD, $25
DAVID DOKKEN, my dear nephew, by YVONNE OFFERDAHL, ND, $100
DAVID PETERS, by MAXINE C. BROWN, MN, $100
DENNIS SUNDEEN, my husband, by PAT SUNDEEN, MN, $50
DEREK C. VALENTINE, my beloved son of 32 years, by JEFFREY DEREK VALENTINE, FL, $20
DEREK C. VALENTINE, my beloved son, by JEFFREY DEREK VALENTINE, FL, $20
DICK COZART, by LEE SAUER, SD, $50
DICK COZART, by PATTE DASCHLE, SD, $25
DICK JOHNSON, by JOYCE JOHNSON, MN, $25
DORIS I. SHARPE, mother, by JOE GILSDORF, WY, $200
DOROTHY STRONG, our mother, by DONNA ROLAND & JAMES STRONG, NE, $40
EDGAR SEIVER, by JANE MESSER, NE, $25
ERNEST SCHAFER, my beloved dad, by SHEILA & SCOTT CUMMINGS, ND, $500
EUGENE & LORETTA RAU, by SHARON HOWE, MN, $100
GARY CHRISTENSEN, my beloved husband, by SHIRLEY CHRISTENSEN, SD, $25
GENE HUNT, by STEVEN KOST, SD, $50
GEORGE CLAY, by ARDIS JOHNSON, SD, $20
GUY RICHARD TALLEY, my brother, by SHARON JOHNSON, CA, $200
HAROLD THIESSE, my beloved husband, by ALVINA THIESSE, MN, $500
ISAAC MACHTEMES, DANTE MERCADO, CADEN MILLER, by PAULA HOFER, SD, $25
J.W. GENTLESS, my wonderful husband, by LINDA GENTLESS, OR, $50
JACKIE TKACHENKO BROWN, by ROY & SHIRLEY NESHEM, ND, $50
JAMES F. WEHDE, my beloved husband, by VI WEHDE, SD, $100
JAMES WEHDE, by SHIRLEY ERICKSON, SD, $25
JAN, LORRAINE & JACK REQUA, by JIM & PAM REQUA, NJ, $150
JERRY KLUESS, my uncle, by MELISSA SAGMOE, SD, $15
JIM WINGERT, by JULIE ANDERSEN, SD, $25
JOHN & ERMA FRISKE, by PAT FRISKE ROHRBACK, SD, $100
JON MEHLHAFF, by CALVIN & MARY HILLS, SD, $20
JOSH NOLTE, my grandson, who died of brain cancer, by DELORES JURRENS, IA, $25
JOYCE OLSON, my dear sister, by JANE LINDER, SD, $50
JULIE PUDWILL, my sister, by FAYE KRONE, SD, $50
KELLI CLAYBAUGH, by BARBARA CLAYBAUGH, WA, $50
KRIS GENSLER, my dear friend, by DONNA ROLAND, NE, $100
LAWRENCE CLAUSEN, my beloved husband, by NINA CLAUSEN, IA, $26
LEO SCHMITT, husband, father and grandfather, by PATRICIA SCHMITT, MN, $1,000
LEON VAN EGDOM, my amazing, awesome brother, by BEV BRENNER, SD, $115
LINDA REEVES, my wife, by RICHARD REEVES, West Palm Beach, FL, $100
LINDA SCHREIER, my daughter, by RUTH NUTTALL, ME, $150
LOIS WINQUIST, by CURT & CARLA WINQUIST, IA, $100
LUCILLE & KEVIN WOODSON, by JERRY & ELIZABETH BROWN, MO, $20
MARCUS FOLDESI, remembering his Birthday, by LORI FOLDESI, MN, $500
MARLYS ANN LARSON, by DONOWAN LARSON, SD, $100
MARTIN HAMPTON, my brother, by DOUG HAMPTON, OR, $100
MARY POWELL, my beloved wife, by ERIC POWELL, FL, $100
MERRILL SCHNEIDERMAN, my husband, & CHRISTY JO ORTH, my daughter, by GLORIA SCHNEIDERMAN, SD, $25
MERRYE DALLUGE, my sister, by RENEE SWICHER, SD, $100
MICHELLE HEUPEL, my sister, remembering her Birthday, by MARY HEUPEL, SD, $50
MIDGE OLSON, my sweet Aunt, by MELISSA SAGMOE, SD, $25
MOM & DAD, by JEFF & MITZI HUNT, SD, $20
MY DAD and MY SISTER, by CAROLE KOSKINIEMI, MN, $100
MY FAMILY, by HELEN OHRBERG, WA, $50
MY HUSBAND & remembering our 40th Anniversary, by DOLORES KLOPP, NE, $10
MY HUSBAND; MY PARENTS; MY BROTHER; & MY SON-IN-LAW, by LORETTA NEFF, ND, $150
MY WIFE, by PAUL POST, IA, $25
NELS JORGENSEN, my dear brother, by HOPE MOSIER, SD, $100
OWEN MYHRE, my husband, by LOIS MYHRE, ND, $100
PAUL MONK, my son, and CHARLES MONK, my husband, by BETTY MONK, FL, $50
PERRY RICHARD BERNARD RYAN, by BEVERLY RYAN, NE, $10
PHYLLIS BOHRER, my wife, by CARLYLE BOHRER, ND, $100
RAY & DOROTHY HAGADONE, my parents, and KELLY RAE HAGADONE, my twin sister, by KERRY SCHULDT, SD, $100
RAY EGGERT, my husband, by GERI EGGERT, MO, $100
RAYNOLD (KEN) VESEY & HIS WIFE, PHYLLIS, by ROY & SHIRLEY NESHEM, ND, $50
RITA JUANELLE WAGGONER, my sister, by BOBBY WAGGONER, TX, $100
ROBERT & MARIA BETZ; GEORGE & MARY BETZ; PABLO & MARIA BARRANTES, by DEBBIE BETZ, MO, $200
ROBERT C. MOORE SR., my dad; DELORES B. MOORE, my mom; BARBARA GAIL MOORE, my sister; WILLIAM R. VIELLEUX, my father-in-law; SHIRLEY M. VIELLEUX, my mother-in-law; THOMAS A. VIELLEUX, my brother-in-law; by ROBERT C. MOORE JR., MN, $200
ROD ANDERNACHT, by LOREN SCHROEDERMEIER, SD, $100
RON NIESSINK, my husband, by MARY NIESSINK, MN, $1,000
SANDRA BARNES FISCHER, by DAVE FISCHER, MT, $100
SHIRLEY MARTIN, my dear wife, by DAVID MARTIN, MN, $200
STELLA MAE HILDEN, my wife, by FLOYD HILDEN, SD, $300
SYLVIA FATLAND, my wife, & our daughter, JAN FATLAND, by DEAN FATLAND, Fargo, ND, $25
TED THOMPSON, my husband, by JUDY THOMPSON, IN, $150
TERESA KARIL GRIESHABER, my precious, beloved wife, 4th anniversary of her death, by ANTHONY GRIESHABER, SD, $100
TERRY O’BRYON, my precious son, by NINA O’BRYON, IA, $25
VELMA SCHNEIDER, my dear friend, by EILEEN FORD, SD, $20
VIVIAN MOBERG, by JOHN MOBERG, MN, $100
WAYNE ALLEN HENSLEY, by DARIN HENSLEY, TX, $160
WAYNE MUTH, by KAREN MUTH, SD, $50
WILBERT REISLER, our father, by BRAD & DOREEN REISTER, ND, $40
WILLIAM WAITS, my husband, by HELEN WAITS, FL, $40
Any Memorials after 11/11/2020 will be listed in the January New Song)
(For the month of December 2020)
In Honor of…
BENNY & IOLA PETERSON, celebrating their 70th Wedding Anniversary, MN, $300
CHRISTIAN WORSHIP HOUR, by BOB DENMAN, WI, $25
CHRISTINE & ABE MYER, by JUDY CARSON, OK, $100
COLTON BOWEN, my nephew, by DONNA LUDWIG, MI, $50
DOROTHY BENGTSON, celebrating her 93rd Birthday, by CLARICE BENGTSON, her daughter-in-law, MN, $100
EDNA BLYTHE YOUDERIAN BURR, my mother who showed me God by her example in life, by LAURA EDGE, $25
FLOYD SCHOONMAKER, my husband, celebrating his 86th Birthday, by LEAH SCHOONMAKER, MO, $86
GRANDPA DICK, by NEAL HOFFMAN, ND, $100
HEALTH CARE WORKERS SACRIFICING SO MUCH DURING THE PANDEMIC, by CONNIE YARBER, MS, $500
JEANETTE HANEN & HELEN FREUND, my aunts, by JUDI PEDERSEN, NE, $100
JESUS CHRIST, by JIM BRADFORD, FL, $25
LEROY & VIOLET SAUER, celebrating their 70th Wedding Anniversary, SD, $70
LUCILLE OGDEN, celebrating God’s gift of His Son, Jesus and His faithfulness on her 75th Birthday, CA $100
LUKE & KATIE, our son & daughter-in-law, by DALE & MARINA LABELLE, MI, $30
MY 8 CHILDREN, helping me stay in my farm home, by LEOLA RUD, MN, $40
MY DAD, by BETH BROWN, IL, $620
MY DEAR MOM & DAD, by JOANN SHELLENBARGER, MI, $50
MY SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST, by ARTHUR SILL, MI, $25
MY SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST, by ARTHUR SILL, MI, $25
MY SON, by MICHAEL FLESHER, FL, $25
OUR LORD & SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST, by JANIS HILE, IN, $175
OUR NATION AND ITS LEADERS, by WENDY ENVIK, MN, $25
PASTOR SALEM & CWH STAFF, by JOE & DEBRA HAYNES, LA, $50
PASTOR SALEM & CWH STAFF, by KATHY BATTLES, FL, $50
PASTOR SALEM, by BOB DENMAN, WI, $25
PASTOR SALEM, by LOIS LUCAS, DE, $50
PRESIDENT TRUMP, by DAN & MARIAN ARNOLDI, MN, $20
PRESIDENT TRUMP, by JANICE SACK, MT, $100
RANDY & VAL CHELLIN, celebrating our 41st Anniversary, MN, $500
ROBERT & MARY REGAN, celebrating their 35th Wedding Anniversary, MN, $25
SANDRA BUSHNELL & MY HUSBAND, celebrating our 28th Anniversary, MT, $128
SHIRLEY MEISSNER and TOM KLEIN, by LISA KARTHALS, SD, $25
THE TRUE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS, by RITA & JIM ENGLISH, MN, $500
(Any Dedications after 11/11/2020 will be listed in the January New Song)
DECEMBER 60 MINUTE SERMONS
DEC 06 “CHRIST CAME TO FULFILL PROPHECY” GENESIS 3:14-19
DEC 13 “CHRIST CAME TO PROVIDE A SACRIFICE FOR SIN” HEBREWS 9:11-15
DEC 20 “CHRIST CAME TO DEMONSTRATE THE LOVE OF GOD” LUKE 2:1-7
DEC 27 “CHRIST CAME TO PROVIDE THE REDEEMED WITH A HIGH PRIEST” HEBREWS 7:19-28
DECEMBER 30 MINUTE SERMONS
DEC 06 “GOD’S GIFT TO US: FORGIVENESS” LUKE 2:9,10
DEC 13 “GOD’S GIFT TO US: JOY” LUKE 2:8-14
DEC 20 “GOD’S GIFT TO US: LOVE” JOHN 3:1-18
DEC 27 “GOD’S GIFT TO US: HOPE” ISAIAH 9:6,7
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