December 2021

A NEW SONG - Monthly Devotion

Pastor Salem’s desire was to tell the world of the saving grace of Jesus Christ and to encourage believers in their faith.  It is our hope this classic New Song Bible Study from the writings of Pastor Salem will be a blessing to you.

DEVOTIONAL BIBLE STUDY: “Unto You Is Born…A Savior” Luke 2:11

Dear fellow worker of the Christian Worship Hour:

“Thou shalt call his name JESUS; for he shall save his people from their sins”. 

 Matthew 1:21

 THERE IS WONDER IN THE CHRISTMAS STORY. My first recollection in life is my sweet Mother reading a story from the Holy Bible every night.  As a 5 or 6-year-old, I was filled with wonder as she read the story—and now, as an adult, I am still filled with wonder as I read it.  A Baby born in a stable, with the angels, the shepherds, the glowing skies and an angel preaching!  No wonder we wonder at such a grand story.  (Luke 2: 8-14).

 

  • THERE IS MYSTERY IN THE CHRISTMAS STORY. A holy mystery that fascinates me as an old, old man as it did to me as a little child.  How could the God of the universe fit into a tiny baby!   (II Corinthians 5:19; I Timothy 3:16).  And how can this Child be the seed of a woman when all of mankind is the seed of a man? (Genesis 3:15; Isaiah 7:14).  Yes, the virgin birth of our Lord is a mystery.  And the magi, why did they come and give gold and other expensive gifts?  (Matthew 2:11).  And, oh yes, what about that moving star that came and shone over Bethlehem!  (Matthew 2:9).  Mystery, well I guess so!
  • THERE IS A BEAUTY IN THE CHRISTMAS STORY. There is a beauty in the innocent Mary who wonders how she can have a child without a husband.  (Luke 1:34).  Joseph is beautiful in keeping watch over Mary though he knew he was not the father of her child.  (Matthew 1:25).  And old Simeon, holding the 8-day-old Child and praising God.  (Luke 2:25-35).  And, oh yes, the ancient prophetess Anna, praising God for the redemption this Child would bring to this world.  But the most beautiful person there was the Christ Child, who came to save us from our sin.  (Matthew 1:21).
  • THERE IS LOVE IN THE CHRISTMAS STORY. Love is all over the place.  We see the Heavenly Father’s Love for a lost world in the gift of His Son.  (John 3:16).  Let’s not forget for a moment, God would not have had to do it!  And besides that, we were His enemies, St. Paul tells us.  (Romans 5:10).  How much love does that call for?  And Joseph loved Mary, no matter what the gossips said about her being pregnant outside of marriage.  (Matthew 1:20).  And Mary loved her firstborn and would cry her eyes out when she saw Him crucified!  (John 19:25).  Love, well I guess so, a love that would take the whole world in, if they only would receive Him.  (John 1:12; II Peter 3:9).
  • THERE IS HOPE IN THE CHRISTMAS STORY. I have preached for many years—-I love to preach because I can offer hope to anyone who will believe and receive Jesus into their heart.  (Revelation 3:20).  No one is hopeless, there is no such thing anymore as an unpardonable sin!  Jesus said “whosoever will may come”, (John 6:37).  So you can come, if you want to.  Just tell Jesus you are a sinner and ask Him to come into your heart and save you from your sins.  (John 5:24).  Then live for Him the best you can!  Your condition may seem to you to be hopeless, but not so to the Savior.  (Hebrews 7:25; I Timothy 1:15).    

Yes, the Christmas Story.  We tell it all the time!  We go by television, radio, and internet and tell the Christmas Story to all the world!

But we can only go so far and so long as you pray and give.  Maybe you can’t give much, maybe you can give a fortune, just ask God what he wants you to give.  We pray you will have a WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR in our Lord.

In Our Savior’s Love,

Pastor Salem

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MEMORIALS

“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.”
(Revelation 14:13)

In Loving Memory of…

AARON, my 20-year-old son, by DUNCAN PARKER, FL, $100

AILEEN STAVNES, a dear friend, by EILEEN FORD, SD, $20

ARVID MATSON, by his sister, JUNE PEARSON, MN, $175

BOB LINDER, my loving husband, and JOYCE OLSON, my dear sister, by JANE LINDER, SD, $100

BRAMWELL LEE HIGHTMAN, my husband, by STEPHANIE HIGHTMAN, MD, $20

CHERYL, by DALLAS GREENWOOD, CO, $25

DEAN MEHLUM, my husband, and PASTOR SALEM, by JANET MEHLUM, SD, $20

DEREK C. VALENTINE, my beloved son of 32 years, by JEFFREY DEREK VALENTINE, FL, $20

DIANNE WILLIAMS, by DARLENE GARRETT, IL, $50

DON STACEY, by BARBARA STACEY, MO, $100

DOROTHY & JOHN BILYEU, my mom & dad, by BEVERLY BILYEU-CARKEEK, MT, $500

DOUG HAGADONE, my brother, by KERRY SCHULDT, SD, $13

EDDIE CHRETIEN, by GREG MIASSERIAN, MA, $25

ELLEN PALM, my grandmother, by DARRELL DALLUM, ND, $25

GENOLA EBEN, by ROGER & JANELLE KOOIKER, IA, $20

GWEN LENZ, by her husband, EARL LENZ, MN, $50

JAMES M. COYLE, my husband, by CHARLOTTE M. COYLE, NE, $50

JEAN SIEGLE & PASTOR SALEM, by RAYMOND SIEGLE, SD, $5,097.68

JERRI & LORI HECKLER, twin girls, by ANONYMOUS, $5

JOHN & EVELYN JACKMAN, by ANONYMOUS, $50

JOHN ROBERT SPALLIN, by WAYNE & IDA MOORE, TX, $25

KAY HILL, my faithful wife, by TROY HILL, AK $100

KEITH HELLWIG JR., my nephew, by KERRY SCHULDT, SD, $12

KELLY RAE HAGADONE, my twin sister, by KERRY SCHULDT, SD, $25

KRISTA, by CAROL RUST, MN, $150

LARRY WHEELER, my husband of 51 years, by NANCY KAY WHEELER, FL, $10

LINDA D. MYRTLE, by her son, JIMMY, IN, $50

LOUIE GEORGE DING JR., by his daughter, BELINDA JANS, ND, $100

LOUIS ZUPANCICH, my beloved husband, by LORRAINE ZUPANCICH, MN, $75

LYLE CARSTENSEN, by TERESA CARSTENSEN, MN, $50

MARIA & ROBERT BETZ, GEORGE & MARY BETZ, MARIA & PABLO BARRANTES, PASTOR SALEM, by DEBBIE BETZ, PA, $100

MARLENE FARLINGER, my mom, by CURTIS & LORI FARLINGER, AL, $100

MARVIN N. PAHL, my husband Master Sergeant, U.S. Air Force, by JOYCE MCCULLOUGH PAHL, OR, $500

MAURICE STEIGER, my husband, by JUNE STEIGER, MN, $100

MIRA GIBBS, by SALLY & WILLIAM WALLIN, NE, $200

MR. & MRS. EDWIN METZGER, by LYNETTE CARTER, SD, $100

MY BELOVED, BEAUTIFUL PRECIOUS WIFE, 5th Anniversary of her passing, by ANTHONY GRIESHABER, SD, $200

MY MOTHER & FATHER, by DOUG HAMPTON, OR, $100

MY MOTHER, remembering her 100th Heavenly Birthday, by ERIC ANDERSON, CO, $3

NEIL JACOBSEN, by JUDY PHIPPS, SD, $200

NIELS & ELIZABETH NIELSEN, my great-grandparents, by RON LUNDE, SD, $50

PASTOR RON BREY, by MAXINE BROWN, MN, $100

PASTOR SALEM, by AILEEN RIENHARDT, IA, $100

PASTOR SALEM, by APRIL CRABTREE, MT, $70

PASTOR SALEM, by BARBARA WILHOIT, MO, $100

PASTOR SALEM, by BENNIE SOUTHWORTH, FL, $80

PASTOR SALEM, by CAMILLE THOMPSON, AZ, $100

PASTOR SALEM, by CLARA REID, AZ, $5

PASTOR SALEM, by DENA KILLDAY, MO, $90

PASTOR SALEM, by DIANNE STUTE, MN, $100

PASTOR SALEM, by DICK & PAT GOODING, SD, $25

PASTOR SALEM, by EDWARD CUNANAN, CA, $100

PASTOR SALEM, by ERIC HUGGINS WILSON, NY, $25

PASTOR SALEM, by GARY & FRANCES HOFER, SD, $1,000

PASTOR SALEM, by JOANNA LANGFORD, ND, $25

PASTOR SALEM, by KATRINA JOHNSON, MN, $140

PASTOR SALEM, by LINDA JENKS, WY, $15

PASTOR SALEM, by MARGARET DETEL, MO, $50

PASTOR SALEM, by MICHAEL CROUCHER, MN, $50

PASTOR SALEM, by PAUL E. ADAMS, IN, $700

PASTOR SALEM, by RANDOLPH JAKOBE, WA, $200

PASTOR SALEM, by SANDRA SEVILLA, FL, $106

PASTOR SALEM, by SHERRI KELICH, IN, $250

PASTOR SALEM, by SUE METZGER, NC, $140

PASTOR SALEM, by SYLVIA SILTALA, OR, $20

PASTOR SALEM, by VICTORIA DECARLO, NY, $50

PEGGEY S BROWN, beloved mother of STUART A. BROWN and SUSAN G. (BROWN) GRAY, $25

PETER, by MELINDA BAUGH, IN, $20

PHYLLIS BOHRER, my wife of 48 years, by CARLYLE BOHRER, ND, $100

RAY & DOROTHY HAGADONE, my parents, by KERRY SCHULDT, SD, $50

RICHARD BOYD and MICHEAL HANSON, by KARON BOYD, SD, $40

ROBERT N. GASKEY, by CLAUDIA GARDNER, AZ, $100

RON BEMIS and BOB SUMMY, by NADINE & TAMMY, IA, $20

RUBY LANGE, my wife and mother of 4 daughters, by JERRY LANGE, MN, $100

SYLVIA FATLAND, my wife, & JAN FATLAND, our daughter, by DEAN FATLAND, ND, $25

SYLVIA OSEWALT, by KAREN GAUDRY, FL, $25

TED THOMPSON, and DR. SALEM, by JUDY THOMPSON, IN, $100

TOBY AWE & BROTHER COLTER, by JUDITH DEBREY, OR, $20

TRISTEN MERRIMAN, my daughter, by DONOWAN LARSON, SD, $100

VERNON & MARY KESSEL, my parents, and GREG KESSEL, my brother, by DAVID & GEORGIA KESSEL, MN, $75

WILLIAM WAITS, by HELEN WAITS, FL, $50

Any Memorials after 11/06/2021 will be listed in the January New Song

DEDICATIONS

In Honor of…

ALL OUR DOCTORS AND NURSES, by KEVIN & BECKY DALLMANN, ND, $100

ALL THE HEALTH CARE WORKERS, by JUNE ENGET, ND, $100

AMOS, our new grandson, God’s answer to prayers of many, by AMY HOFMANN, ND, $25

BERNIECE SPINELLI, a warrior for the Lord, by DAVID SPINELLI, IA, $40

COLE MALVIN, Happy Birthday, by DAVID MALVIN, MN, $40

CRAIG ALLAN HARRIS, celebrating his 50th Birthday, by WILMA HARRIS, WV, $25

DORTHEA OLSON, by NATHAN OLSON, MT, $25

DR. THOMAS SMRCKA, our pastor friend celebrating his 90th Birthday, by GLORIA & PHIL HODGSON, WI, $50

EDNA BLYTHE YOUDERIAN BURR, my mother who showed me God by her example, by LAURA EDGE, $25

GEORGE & HELEN JACKSON, they always taught me sincerity, by JUNE RENVALL, ND, $25

GOD’S MERCY, by NEIL SMITH, VA, $100

MIKE SCHIELE, by CARLOTTA BRUNS, ND, $100

MY MOM, celebrating her 95th Birthday, by JOLEE THURN, SD, $25

MY MOM, she loves the Lord and shares His love with other, by MARK FIELDS, AZ, $100

MY PARENTS, by ALAN KRINGLEN, ND $50

MY PARENTS, taught me importance of accepting Jesus as my Savior, by AUBREY WRIGHT, MN, $300

PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS ALL OVER THE WORLD, by CONNIE YARBER, MS, $500

PRAYERS FOR OUR NATION, by KAREN, IL, $30

RITA ENGLISH, my beautiful wife of 59 years, by JIM ENGLISH, MN, $500

THAD & DEB, 43 years, by WALLACE TAYLOR, WA, $25

Any Dedications after 11/06/2021 will be listed in the January New Song

RECENT SERMONS/DEVOTIONS

DECEMBER 60 MINUTE SERVICES

DECEMBER 05 “WHERE IS HE? IN THE ANNUNCIATION OF GABRIEL” LUKE 1:26-38

DECEMBER 12 “WHERE IS HE? IN THE SONG OF THE ANGELS” LUKE 2:8-14

DECEMBER 19 “WHERE IS HE? IN THE MANGER OF BETHLEHEM” LUKE 2:15-20

DECEMBER 26 “WHERE IS HE? IN HEAVEN INTERCEDING FOR US” HEBREWS 7:23-28

DECEMBER 30 MINUTE SERMONS

DECEMBER 05 “WHERE IS HE? IN THE ANNUNCIATION OF GABRIEL” LUKE 1:26-38

DECEMBER 12 “WHERE IS HE? IN THE SONG OF THE ANGELS” LUKE 2:8-14

DECEMBER 19 “WHERE IS HE? IN THE MANGER OF BETHLEHEM” LUKE 2:15-20

DECEMBER 26 “WHERE IS HE? IN HEAVEN INTERCEDING FOR US” HEBREWS 7:23-28

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