Dear fellow worker of the Christian Worship Hour:
When I sat down to write this first letter of 2016, I thought—I have to have a promise of God for all of us to start the New Year. So I turned to the Book of Philippians, chapter four and instead of one wonderful promise, I found SIX.
So here are six precious promises God has given for the year ahead; promises that will carry us through and help us over any rough spots that might be ahead:
- REJOICE IN THE LORD ALWAYS, vs 4. God tells us, His children that we should always be happy and rejoicing. The thing to remember is, if God tells us to do something, He will enable us to do it! So next time you stub your toe, give thanks and praise to God and rejoice in Him. Impossible? If you try to do it on your own, well yes it is; but if we do it with the Lord’s help, it is possible. A verse that helps me a lot in time of trouble is Romans 8:28—that ALL things (good and bad) work together for good. (Ps. 19:8; 32:11; I Pet. 4:13; Rev. 19:7).
- BE CAREFUL FOR NOTHING, vs 6. This should be translated ‘anxious’ for nothing. In other words, don’t worry and fret. When I was out on the farm, we had old sitting hens that continually fretted and fussed over their chicks. We hated to see them in such a tizzy so we made soup out of them! A lot of Christians are in a stew because they don’t rely on God. The chickens didn’t have a Bible so they didn’t have an excuse for worrying. We don’t have any excuse. (Ps. 62:8; 125:1; Isa. 26:4; Jer. 17:7, 8)
- WE CAN HAVE THE PEACE OF GOD, vs 7. Isaiah said that the “wicked are like the troubled sea….whose waters cast up mire and dirt” (Isa. 57:20). But you know what? There are plenty of Christians who have the same condition! You know why? They are not at peace with God; they have some sin in their life that destroys the fellowship God wants to have with them. To have real peace with God, we have to forsake all known sin. Not easy but worth it! (Ps. 85:8; 122:6-8; Isa. 48:22, 57:21; I John 1:9).
- I CAN BE CONTENT. vs 11. Have you ever noticed how discontented the people out in the world are? They are never satisfied, but are running hither and yon looking for something to fulfill them. But they will never be content until they have Christ in their heart. We were made for God and until and unless we have God in our life through personally accepting Jesus, we will never be at ease. On the other hand, if we have Christ in our heart, we will be content no matter what we have, or don’t have. (Ps. 23:2; Matt. 5:6; Luke 6:21; Phil. 4:12).
- I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST. vs 13. None of us knows what lies ahead in 2016. Chances are that there will be good things and bad—because that is what life is made up of. But one thing we can know, and that is with Jesus all things are possible and with His help, we will have the strength for anything that might come our way. The key to it all is we must be in the Father’s will. So God taught us to pray that, not my will but His be done. Satan and his hosts of hell cannot so much as touch us if we remain in the Lord’s will. (Ezra 10:4; Ps. 27:14; Isa. 40:28-31; I cor. 1:27-29; 4:10; Heb. 11:33-40).
- GOD WILL SUPPLY ALL MY NEEDS, vs 19. All my needs—that takes in the material, physical, spiritual, emotional, financial and you name it; since God made everything, He owns everything and He shares it with us as we need it. That does not mean we will not have troubles and trials; Jesus said we would. But it means God will see us through anything that He allows to come our way. (Ex. 16:4-10; I Kings 17:2-7; Matt. 6:25-34; I Tim. 6:17)
So bring on 2016. With our dear Lord’s help, we will live through it all and have fun doing it. Besides who knows—Jesus might come this year! Let me close by urging you to pray and give. These are hard times for some of you, but God needs be first no matter which way the wind blows. Pray hard, give liberally, and rejoice profusely, I’ll be looking for you this weekend!
In our Savior’s Love,
Harold E. Salem, Pastor
I am 93 and have been so discouraged due to unsolvable problems of every kind. Then I found your program on T.V. and from your message about Jesus and faith, I’ve put aside my “pity party” and directed my thoughts to finding trust in the Lord once again.
God bless you Rev. Salem. I gave my heart and soul to God. I will listen to the Worship Hour.
FORT MYERS, FLORIDA
May God continue to bless you with the ability to preach. We watch every Saturday no matter what game is on T.V. When you program comes on—OFF goes the game.
Dear Harold, I believe your voice is getting stronger. You are getting better with age. I am 102 and need your sermons. In Christian Love, Harold Wass.
This is my first time writing you and it is on my 44th birthday. I just want to tell you, you are very much appreciated. I am a Vietnamese man and one of the things I love about you is that you pray for other countries. I am trying to help the Christian Worship Hour a little bit. Sorry it is not more. Thank you and God bless you!!!!!!
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
How do I get this fear and doubt out of me that I will spend eternity in hell? Help me, please.
My great granddaughter was here when you were preaching and she said AMEN. She is only 2 years old.
I was sick and listened to your message in Anchorage, Alaska. I have known the Lord as my Savior for 70 years. Your message lifted me up. May God truly bless your efforts to spread His gospel throughout the country.
Dear Pastor Salem, I’m Alyssa. I’m seven years old. My dad has a bad cough. We hope he can get over it. We love your sermons, songs and music. We thank your staff and you. With lots of love.
KENORA, ONTARIO, CANADA
Yes, we are just waiting for transportation right now—-knowing God’s rapture will be soon. Keep on keeping on.
A while back I heard you say once you ask Jesus to come into your life, you don’t have to ask him again. Well, thank you for setting us all straight. Here I’ve probably done that a 1,000 times. You ruined the devil’s day when you said that once is enough. God has blessed you. He is keeping you healthy so you can keep preaching to us sinners. But don’t worry, God will call you home one of these years and I hope to thank you and shake your hand either here or there. See you then. Love to all you at CWH.
FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA
My daughter & son-in-law are living in Herzliya, Israel, at the present and can get your program there. God bless you for providing such access.
BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA
Thank you all and especially to Pastor for the inspiration. My hellish and broken life has turned around. I am praising Jesus Christ. I am born again!
DICKINSON, NORTH DAKOTA
(For the month of January 2016)
In memory of ROBERT EDMAN, by Mark Edman, Alvarado, MN, $500
In memory of PHYLLIS WEFLEN, by Carl & Donna Gustafson, Aberdeen, SD, $50
In memory of my PARENTS & GRANDPARENTS, by MARILYN MICHALIK, Minnetonka, MN, $200
In memory of my wife, GERRY HLAVINKA, by DONALD HLAVINKA, Hazel, SD, $100
In memory of my husband, IVAN MATHIS & my grandson, BRADLEY ANDERSON, by ELAINE MATHIS, Watertown, SD, $50
In memory of SHELDON S. REESE by MRS SHELDON REESE, Sioux City, IA, $500
In memory of my sister, HELEN ALLEN, by PHYLLIS BRIESE, Meriden, IA, $20
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In memory of our dear grandson, JUSTIN A. BLEKESTAD, by ORVILLE & ADDIE BLEKESTAD, Alexander, MN, $50
In memory of my wife, SHIRLEY FRANKS, by BILL FRANKS, Grand Haven, MI, $50
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In memory of my daughter, JOY RENÉ PATTON, by JOYCE PATTON, Fort Pierre, SD, $30
In memory of my parents, BOYD & LOREEN KNUDSON, by MARTY BUSEMAN, Centerville, SD, $100
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In memory of my wife, EVELY L. EVITT, by HOWARD EVITT, Corydon, IA, $250
In memory of my husband, EDWARD, by EDNA BARNHART, Livingston, MT, $200
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In memory of mother & father, BATTISTA & ANGELA VENCI, by ROBERT & ALICE BETH VENCI, New Bloomfield, MO, $100
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In memory of GLENN & ALLENE McGRAW, by TERRY & CONNIE ROUSE, Silver Lake, IN, $80
In memory of dear friend, VONNIE STEELE, by DIANE SCHEFF, Fargo, ND, $50
In memory of RON “E” LYGHT, by LINDA KAY SNYDER, Virginia, MN, $175
In memory of PHYLLIS WEFLEN, by MARY CUTLER, Aberdeen, SD, $25
In memory of DR. BOB SYNDER, by MARY CUTLER, Aberdeen, SD, $25
In memory of nephew, DWIGHT WEINZIRL, by ROSE C. ANDERSEN, Pierre, SD, $25
In memory of husband, FLOYD WHIPKEY, by MARILYN J. WHIPKEY, Flandreau, SD, $100
In memory of husband, DELMAR, by WANITA PATTON, Council Blfs, IA, $300
In memory of husband, ALLEN B. CHAMBERS, by MARY LOU CHAMBERS, Saginaw, MN, $500
In memory of GLADYS STEFFAN, by FRANCIS J. SCHMIT, Minot, ND, $200
In memory of sister, JERRY, by JACQUELINE GREEN, Naples, FL, $100
In memory of my husband, LOUIS ZUPANCICH, by LORRAINE ZUPANCICH, Chisholm, MN, $125
In memory of, PHYLLIS WEFLEN, by LOIS ENGEL, Aberdeen, SD, $15
In memory of LAWRENCE & MARJORIE BURMA, by LARRY & ELAINE BURMA, Tea, SD, $100
In memory of wife, DORETHY, by WALLACE WENDT, Leigh, NE, $100
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In memory of grandson, JASON BUCK, by MELVIN & EDNA BUCK, Fargo, ND, $50
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sister, RITA BRILLHART, by THELMA & JERRY COLE, Musselshell, MT, $50
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In memory of my beloved wife, CHRISTINA SILL, by ARTHUR SILL, Benton Harbor, MI, $25
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In memory of my brother, MACK McCROCKLIN, by THOMAS & VIRGINIA HAIGHT, Beaufort, MO, $20
In memory of ANNA SIEWERT and LOIS JURRENS by LYLE & KAY JOHNSON, Salem, SD, $50
In memory of my husband, CALBERT and my eldest son, AARON, by CHARLEEN TURNER, Lees Summit, MO, $50
In memory of my wife, VIVIAN MOBERG, by JOHN MOBERG, Richfield, MN, $50
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In memory of my husband, LAURENCE M. LA PLANT, by EUNICE LA PLANT & JIM, Grand Rapids, MN, $100
In memory of my husband, MORRIS FOSS, by MAVIS FOSS, Minot, ND, $50
In memory of my parents, JACOB & MATILDA RIEGER and my brother, LYLE RIEGER, by DELOYD RIEGER, Aberdeen, SD, $100
In memory of my wife, NANCY HARRINGTON, by VAN HARRINGTON, Maiden Rock, WI, $500
In memory of LUVERNE GILL, by DOROTHY MANKE, Selby, SD, $10
In memory of my brother, MICHAEL HOFER and my dad, DELLIS HOFER, by MARILYN HOFER,
Freeman, SD, $100
In memory of my nephew, WESLEY ERICKSON, by ROBERT MUEHLHAUSEN, Stillwater, MN, $500
In memory of my aunt, DARLEEN JAHRAUS, by JOYE WOLF, Owatonna, MN, $50
In memory of the VICTIMS & FAMILY MEMBERS OF THE SAN BERNADINO TERRORIST
ATTACK, by DANNY & BRENDA VEST, Normal, IL, $25
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In memory of my parents, VERNON & VIRGININA, by PAUL & LINDA GLAZE, Payson, AZ, $100
In memory of my brother, GUY R. TALLEY, by SHARON JOHNSON, Woodside, CA, $100
In memory of my husband and co-Pastor, JEFFREY E. WILLIAMS, by PASTOR CATHY D. WILLIAMS, Lake Butler, FL, $25
In memory of my wife, MARLENE HAAR, by ROLAND HAAR, Aberdeen, SD, $600
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In memory of my husband, FRANK L. LEONARD, by LENNA LEONARD, Blue Ridge, VA, $50
In memory of PASTOR ROBERT MURPHEY, by HOWARD & ETHEL MANSFIELD, Chardon, OH, $50
In memory of my wonderful parents, DARREL & ADA EAKIN & sister, BARB EAKIN, by KAY SEIVERT, Sibley, IA, $25
In memory of my son, CALEB, by VIVIAN ELLIS, Sioux Falls, SD, $50
In memory of my MOM, by ED VAN VLAENDEREN, Moorhead, MN, $75
In memory of our MILITARY, by CARA WALD POLLOCK, Dickinson, ND, $100
In memory of my wife, GRETEL EASTLING, by GORDON EASTLING, Leesburg, FL, $100
In memory of my wife, SUE WIESE, by TED WIESE, Beaverton, OR, $100
In memory of GLADYS BOWEN, by RONALD BOWEN, Hastings, IA, $70
In memory of our mother, HELEN KIRKPATRICK, by DARWIN KIRKPATRICK & DIXIE WORTH, Punta Gorda, FL, $100
In memory of my dear husband, DON BRENNAN, by CAROLYN BRENNAN, Ludington, MI, $100
In memory of our SON, by RICHARD & RUTH HAAFKE, Bronson, IA, $100
In memory of BERDELLA OVA, by DARRELL OVA, Gackle, ND, $100
(Any Memorials after 12/18/2015 will be listed in the February New Song)
In honor of my mother, INGA FRYER, by FRANK FRYER, Sioux Falls, SD, $100
In honor of LOIS ANDERSON, celebrating her 90th Birthday, by, Orlando, FL, $90
In honor of PASTOR SALEM, by LUCILLE SEVERSON, Woodbury, MN, $30
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In honor of our LORD, by LINDA ADAMS, Jackson, MS, $50
In honor of FAMILY, by GWENDA GREER, Des Moines, IA, $25
In honor of PARNELL & MARY PETERSON, celebrating their 65TH Wedding Anniversary,
Mason City, IA, $65
In honor of ‘CHEVELLE’ & ‘MALIBU’, by LINDA & MIKE CORBETT, Miles City, MT, $1000
In honor of my 102 year old MOTHER, by FAYE SATKUNAM, Fargo, ND, $25
In honor of my wife of 65 years, HELEN MACKO, by JOHN MACKO JR, Greenville, NY, $50
In honor of my Christian PARENTS, by DR. M.S. DORSETT, Aberdeen, SD, $100
In honor of our 54th Wedding Anniversary, by INEZ JOHNSON, Willmar, MN, $200
In honor of PASTOR SALEM, by JUDY & TED THOMPSON, Lafayette, IN, $100
In honor of our LORD & SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST, by MARYAM OWAIS, Rapid City, SD, $30
In loving honor of CLEO MARY LARSEN, by DOROTHY COLAPIETRO, Pacifica, CA, $30
In honor of PASTOR SALEM, by JAMES & VIOLET WEHDE, Garretson, SD, $100
In honor of my parents, HAROLD & ALVINA THIESSE, by ELLYN THIESSE-DUFFY, Hudson, WI, $500
In honor of our 53rd Wedding Anniversary, by KEN & ARLENE MURRAY, Moorhead, MN, $20
In honor of my husband’s Birthday and our 64th Wedding Anniversary, by GLADYS & FLOYD BECK, Ipswich, SD, $150
In honor of my Anniversary, by ALLAN WEISMANTEL, Allen, TX, $25
In honor of PASTOR SALEM & STAFF…and the LORD JESUS CHRIST, by BARBARA CORNELL, Ocala, FL, $400
In honor of BERNIECE SPINELLI, by DAVID SPINELLI, Aurelia, IA, $40
In honor of JULIUS & MELLETTA PRESZLER, by RONALD PRESZLER, Milton Freewater, OR, $200
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In honor of PASTOR SALEM, by MARY CUTLER, Aberdeen, SD, $100
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In honor of our SAVIOUR, by KEN TINKCOM, Cheyenne, WY, $10
In honor of my FAMILY, by LAUREN TOOMER, San Mateo, CA, $30
In celebration of the birthday of our LORD & SAVIOUR, JESUS CHRIST, by DEAN & DELLA BARRETT, Kansas City, MO, $150
In honor of my FRIENDS, by IVYAL IRWIN, Traverse City, MI, $45
In honor of GOD, by BARBARA CORNELL, Ocala, FL, $240
In honor of KOTY & HELEN KOTVAS, by BOB KOTVAS, Cape Coral, FL, $30
In honor of my beautiful FAMILY, FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS, by CONNIE YARBER, CORINTH, MS, $500
In honor of ANN STICKLEY, celebrating her 99th Birthday, by JERRY & DARLENE WADLEIGH, Mt. Vernon, SD, $20
In honor of our FAMILY by BILL & MARILYN BARRIE, Ames, IA, $100
In honor of my mom & step-dad, DON & LAVONNE THUNE,
by ROGER & MARY JANE PARADIS, Mentor, MN, $1,000
In honor of PASTOR SALEM, by TED & JUDY THOMPSON, Lafayette, IN, $100
(Any Dedications after 12/18/2015 will be listed in the February New Song)
‘’Whereby are given unto us, exceeding great and precious promises. (II Peter 1:4)
JAN 03 “HELP FOR THE NEW YEAR” JOHN 10: 27-30
JAN 10 “HELP IN TIME OF TROUBLE” JOHN 16: 7-11
JAN 17 “JESUS PRAYS FOR US” JOHN 17: 6-19
JAN 24 “THE VINE AND THE BRANCHES” JOHN 15: 1-14
JAN 31 “SATAN EXPOSED!” ISAIAH 14: 12-17
Bible Study: “THE PROMISES OF GOD?” II Peter 1:4
Pastor Salem has a new devotional every Monday which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week continuously.
JAN 04 “EXTRA HELP FOR THE NEW YEAR” JOHN 16: 7
JAN 11 “HAVE YOU MET THE GOOD SHEPHERD?” JOHN 10: 11
JAN 18 “JESUS PRAYS FOR HIS FLOCK” JOHN 17: 17
JAN 25 “THE BUSINESS OF BEARING FRUIT” JOHN 15: 15
WE ARE NOW ON TWO NEW NETWORKS
After much prayer and deliberation, we have felt led of the Lord to move from ION to two new networks. This will enable us to reach many more homes with the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ.
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