Dear fellow worker of the Christian Worship Hour:
First of all, HAPPY NEW YEAR! Let me give you 8 reasons from Philippians chapter four why we should
be happy, rejoicing people. No matter what!
WE HAVE THE JOY OF THE LORD TO LIFT US. “Rejoice in the Lord always; and again I say, Rejoice.” (vs.4). So God commands us to rejoice. St Paul tells us how we can do that, even though the world seems to be going to the dogs. He says, “Rejoice in the Lord.” When we love Jesus and lean upon Him, we know that He will work all things out for good. (Rom. 8:28). We can always rejoice because we have Jesus!
WE HAVE THE PRIVILEGE OF PRAYER TO SUPPORT US. “Be anxious for nothing.” (vs. 6). That is, don’t worry and fret. For one thing, you can’t change anything anyway, so relax, tell it to Jesus and leave things in His hands. He has all power; He can handle it!
WE HAVE THE PEACE OF GOD TO KEEP US. “And the peace of God…shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” (vs.7). You know what, when we are not at peace with God we are at war with everybody around us! Such people ought to be quarantined. Confess your sins to Jesus, lean upon Him, and the God of peace will bring peace into your heart. It never fails. (John 14:27).
WE HAVE THE PRESENCE OF GOD TO ACCOMPANY US. “The God of peace shall be with you.” (vs. 9). Some of you live alone, like I do. Did I say “alone?” We are never alone. God has promised that He would “never leave us or forsake us”, (Heb. 13:5). God always keeps His Word, so just rejoice and talk to Him (it’s o.k. to talk out loud to the Lord if you are alone) so go ahead, talk! (Matt. 28:29).
WE HAVE THE PATTERN OF OTHERS BEFORE US. “Your care of me hath flourished again.” (vs.10). God brings others into our life to help and encourage us, even as we encourage others. Be friendly to all those about you, be an example of how Jesus would act, and thank God for all those who have gone before us who loved Jesus. (Heb. 12:1).
WE HAVE THE POLICY OF CONTENTMENT TO CALM US. “I have learned, in whatever state I am, therewith to be content.” (vs.11). Be content with what we have. Don’t be like some of the rich; they are always trying to get more and more. (James 4:1-3). If we have Christ, we have all we need, so, like the young people say, “cool it”. (Col. 3:11).
WE HAVE THE POWER OF CHRIST TO STRENGTHEN US. “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” (vs.13). Be careful, we can’t claim this promise and then try to fly to the moon. The secret is, I can do all things through Christ if it is in the will of God! So, let’s be sure we know His will, and then when we do, move on even if it means moving a mountain! (Heb. 11:3).
WE HAVE THE PROMISE OF GOD TO PROVIDE FOR US. “My God shall supply all your need.” (vs.19). Watch out. God isn’t telling us He will supply every want we have because many times we want things we don’t need! If my little grandson wants to play with my razor, he has a want but not a need. So we learn to leave things in God’s hands and pray, “Thy will be done.” (Matt. 6:10; Eph. 1:18).
So, let me say it again, HAPPY NEW YEAR! And it can be just that if we are walking with the Lord. And who knows, 2020 might be a very special year because it just might be the year Jesus will come again!
And, oh yes, keep praying and giving. If you stop, we close shop!
Be looking for you this weekend—-
In our Savior’s Love,
Harold E. Salem, Pastor
THANK YOU FOR WRITING…
I have searched and still have not found a Bible teaching church. They must be as rare as a blue unicorn?
OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS
I am not worthy of God’s forgiveness, because I seem to always fall back into sin.
I do watch your (Daystar). You preach the old-time Gospel we used to hear long ago—and you always use your Bible!
I am thankful to our Heavenly Father for your program!! It is always so comforting to hear Pastor Salem on Saturday afternoons on Daystar TV here in Texas! God bless you all!!
I love your services about our sweet Jesus.
I want to start a Bible study on our pod here, so, can you please send me some information. I’m glad your sermons are from the “Word of God”. I used to listen to you at home on my reservation across or on the other side of the state of Montana. Can you please pray for me to go home soon? Pray for my brothers, sisters, children and all of the ladies and staff at this prison. Thank you and love you. I love Jesus with all my heart and more.
95 and holding on to Jesus.
I am sending a little gift to you. It has been a while since I wrote or sent anything to you. I was in prison for 5 years, released 9-11-17. Been out of prison since then. I thank God for that. I really enjoy your program.
FORT SCOTT, KANSAS
Your work is important to the Lord and to the people. I asked God how much to send and He put his number, the amount, in my head. I love the Lord and I love what you are doing! God bless you all.
So glad I found your service a few years ago on TV. Thanks to you I was saved and now know God and Jesus. God bless you and your staff.
DODGE CITY, MINNESOTA
Please accept this cheque on behalf of programe. God bless you.
GUERNSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS
I heard your program on TV last Sunday morning, and just wanted to write you a note to thank you for your faithfulness in ministering over the years. You mentioned that you were 98 years old. I am 88 years old and still preaching as the Lord opens doors. We can be real encouragement to younger men who are going through difficult times. I said to myself, “if that brother can keep on preaching at 98, you can keep on for at least another 10”. Then, the thought came to me, there are undoubtedly some younger men that need encouragement. I surrendered to preach, until the Lord takes me home. I believe He is coming soon, so I will be serving with you until we are, “caught up” at His coming. Keep looking up!
“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 January 2020)
In Loving Memory of…
ALL OF OUR FAMILY MEMBERS, by IVAN & LORENTINA SCHLENKER, Eureka, SD, $50
BERNIECE SPINELLI, my wife, by DAVID SPINELLI, Aurelia, IA, $40
BERYL CARROLL, by DEE MCKIBBEN, Aberdeen, SD, $20
BERYL CARROLL, by GLORIA SUKUT, Bowdle, SD, $20
BERYL CARROLL, by MAXINE BROWNING DINGER, Aberdeen, SD, $25
BERYL CARROLL, by ROD & LOANN MELINSKY, Aberdeen, SD, $100
BERYL CARROLL, by STEVE & PATTI CASANOVA, Aberdeen, SD, $20
BERYL CARROLL, my dear friend, by VIRGINIA KIENAST, Aberdeen, SD, $20
BETTY & JIM ACHER, my mom & dad, by SANDY ROSTY, Casper, WY, $50
BETTY POPKES, by MELISSA SAGMOE, Brookings, SD, $10
BID WOODWARD, my husband, by DARLENE WOODWARD, Mapleton, IA, $50
BILL MOUNT, by SUSAN BRUNICK CONLON, Sioux City, IA, $25
BOB LINDER, my loving husband, by JANE LINDER, Sioux Falls, SD, $50
BUD & LORRAINE ANDERSON, my mother & dad, by BARB & DUANE KYROLA, Duluth, MN, $20
CAMIE HEINRICH, by KAREN ROBINSON, Fargo, ND, $20
CAROL KELLER, my wife, by WILLIAM KELLER, Canton, GA, $25
CAROLE HOCUM, my friend, FAIRBURN, SD, $100
CHARLEY HAHN, my good friend, by GENE & LAVONNE JENSEN, Fontanelle, IA, $25
CLARENCE BLOOM, by ARDYS BLOOM, Fairmont, MN, $25
CLAYTON B. LEE, my dad, by JESSE LEE, Pierre, SD, $200
DAISIE MAE HARTMAN, my wife, by KEITH HARTMAN, Guide Rock, NE, $20
DENNIS SUNDEEN, my husband, by PAT SUNDEEN, Cook, MN, $50
DONALD WETZEL, my husband, by IRENE WETZEL, New Salem, ND, $100
DONNA ROSELL, by DEWAYNE ROSELL, Eagle Bend, MN, $100
DORETHY WENDT, my wife, by WALLACE WENDT, Leigh, NE, $100
DWAYNE EISEFELD, my husband, by MARY EISEFELD, Marshall, MN, $500
ED BERGESON, my husband, by SHIRLEY BERGESON, Fort Pierre, SD, $100
EDITH MEYERS, by MARSHA HOLWEGER, Northwood, ND, $50
EDWARD & PERRY FESSLER, by CHARLES & MARJORIE NELSON, Sturgis, SD, $75
ELAINE CHUTE, by P. ROGAN, Lincoln, NE, $50
ELEANOR CARLSON, by MARK & JAN CARLSON, Cherokee, IA, $20
ESTHER GOETZ, a dear friend, by EILEEN FORD, Mobridge, SD, $20
EUGENE & LORETTA RAU, my parents, by SHARON HOWE, Bertha, MN, $100
EUGENE & MARY BOWMAN, by DONOWAN LARSON, Alcester, SD, $100
FAMILY & FRIENDS, by ERMAN & BETTY UELAND, Fertile, MN, $15
FAMILY, by PAUL & CAROL RYBERG, Cambridge, MN, $5
GEORGE & VERA HALD, my parents; LOUIS HALD, my brother; MARIANNE HALD, my sister, by CAROL THOBER, Albany, MN, $200
GERALDINE KAY AMES, my wife, by STEVE AMES, St. Lawrence, SD, $50
GERTY NIELSEN, my wife, by EARL NIELSEN, Oakland, MN, $200
GLEN LYSNE, by his wife, JENINE LYSNE; FAMILY & FRIENDS, Fargo, ND, $600
GLEN LYSNE, by LLOYD & BONNIE ALLEN, Bemidji, MN, $15
GLEN LYSNE, by REBECCA & DARRELL SCHROEDER, Oriska, ND, $50
GLEN ROBERT LYSNE, by MARGY FROELICH, Mandan, ND, $30
GLENN & BETTY SOPER, my parents, by CHARLES SOPER, Bismarck, ND, $10
GRAHAM & AGNES TRUE, my parents, by LINTA TRUE, Jacksonville, FL, $25
GRANDMA IRENE, by MIKE REDD, Delmont, SD, $100
HENRY (HANK) J. ENGESMOE, by his brother, JOE ENGESMOE & FAMILY, Hendricks, MN, $50
HENRY (HANK) J. ENGESMOE, by his FAMILY, Hendricks, MN, $50
HERBERT & MARIE BAHMULLER, my mother & father, by STEVE BAHMULLER, Apple Valley, MN, $100
IRVIN DYKSTRA, our special friend, by GLENN & LELA DAVIS, Parker, SD, $200
JACK, LORRAINE & JAN REQUA, by JAMES REQUA, Mt. Laurel, NJ, $100
JACOB JARECKI, by PHYLLIS BIRTH, Omaha, NE, $50
JAMES HOWARD KERR, my son, by ROSEMARY KERR, Oskaloosa, IA, $10
JAMES LEDER and WAYNE WALTNER, my friends, by ELTON SCHOENWALD, Marion, SD, $50
JANE & GEORGE A. MILLER, SR., my mother & father by LAURIE & GEORGE A. MILLER, JR., Orange City, FL, $100
JERRY OLSON, my husband, by DELORIS OLSON, Belle Fourche, SD, $100
JIM SWEENY, my son, by ARLYS JORENBY, Brookings, SD, $10
JOYCE LANGHOFER, by DONNELL & CAROLEE ROBIE, Russell, KS, $25
JOYCE OLSON, my dear sister, by JANE LINDER, Sioux Falls, SD, $50
JUDY HYER, my wife, by FRED HYER, Paola, KS, $30
KEITH E. MILLER, my husband, by ALICE MILLER, Mapleton, IA, $10
KEN MURRAY, by ARLENE MURRAY, Moorhead, MN, $10
KENNETH JUMP, my wonderful husband of 42 years, by JODIE JUMP, Walnut Shade, MO, $10
LINDA FREESE, by FRED & LULA BLATZ, Clearwater, FL, $25
LINDA REEVES, my wife, by RICHARD REEVES, West Palm Beach, FL, $100
LOIS KAISER, my wonderful wife, by HENRY KAISER, Laurel, MT, $50
LOUIS EGSTAD, by DAVID & BETH YOUNG, Thompson, ND, $50
LUVERN JONES, by TIM & MARY JONES, Wyndmere, ND, $100
MACK BIGGS, my dad, by GRETCHEN ANCTIL, Edgewater, FL, $25
Many LOVED ONES, by ROSE ANDERSEN, Pierre, SD, $30
MARTIN & JENNATTE KRAMER and ROBERT & LORETTA JONES, by DARMON & JANICE JONES, OAKDALE, MN, $100
MARTIN & JENNATTE KRAMER and ROBERT & LORETTA JONES, by DARMON & JANICE JONES, Oakdale, MN, $100
MARTIN E. DREFS, my husband, and, MARTIN JOHN DREFS, my son, by SHIRLEY DREFS, Corsica, SD, $250
MAURICE STEIGER, my husband, by JUNE STEIGER, Princeton, MN, $100
MICHAEL MARKLEY JR., by BRUCE MILLS, Des Moines, IA, $100
MIGUEL BAHENA, MARY RUTH & CHARLES LESLIE EASTERLING, EVELYN & CLAUDE WADE, by MELANIE BIXBY, Deland, FL, $25
MR. & MRS. HAROLD GOODING and MR. & MRS. BERNARD ZIMMERMAN, by DICK & PAT GOODING, Aberdeen, SD, $25
My dearest FAMILY MEMBERS, by ROSE A. PEDERSEN, Anchorage, AK, $100
My FAMILY, by CATHIE MUELLER, Omaha, NE, $100
My LOVED ONES, by TWILA TRASK, Wall, SD, $200
My LOVED ONES: MOM, DAD, BROTHER & THREE SISTERS, by SHIRLEE RICHARDSON, Sioux Falls, SD, $50
My MOTHER, by PHYLLIS CRAIG, Melbourne, FL, $100
My PARENTS & younger SISTER, by FONDA JATON, Omaha, NE, $50
NANCY SCHIPPERS, my wife, by LARRY SCHIPPERS, Pella, IA, $100
Our LOVED ONES, by DELORES & VERGIL BENZ, Sioux Falls, SD, $200
Our parents, PHIL & NITA JENSON; BOB & MARILYN MOBERG, by DARVIN & TRUDY MOBERG, Bruce SD, $100
PAMELA, by GENE & JUNE HORSTMAN, Arnolds Park, IA, $300
PAUL & BETTY KOEHN, my mom & dad, by DIANE NOVAK, Freeport, MI, $20
PAUL MONK, our son, by BETTY MONK, Cape Coral, FL, $25
RALPH HOEPER, by C.J. OFTEDAHL, Sun City, AZ, $50
RAY EGGERT, my husband, by GERI EGGERT, Springfield, MO, $100
RICHARD, my father and JOYCE, my mother, by KAREN, IL, $40
ROGER ARLT, by BEV WEIDE, Aberdeen, SD, $25
ROGER BAUSMAN, by DARLENE GARRETT, Pontiac, IL, $25
RONALD M. LARSON, by his wife, RENEE LARSON, Gettysburg, SD, $100
ROY BEARDSLEY, my husband, by MARIANN BEARDSLEY, Salem, SD, $15
SYLVIA FATLAND, my wife, & our daughter, JAN FATLAND, by DEAN FATLAND, Fargo, ND, $25
SYLVIA SCHLIESMAN, LEONE SCOTT, DOROTHY RUKSTAD, CORA KASDORF, JOHN WILES, by MEADOW LAKE ASSISTED LIVING, Watertown, SD, $500
TED THOMPSON, my husband, by JUDY THOMPSON, Lafayette, IN, $100
TRISTEN LARSON MERRIMAN, my daughter, by DONOWAN LARSON, Alcester, SD, $100
VIC & CAROL MIILLER, my beloved parents, by JOHN & JANE VAN HAAFTEN, Pella, IA, $25
VINCENT SIK, by ILA SCHULT, Sioux Falls, SD, $50
WILBERT R. FISCHER, by BETTY FISCHER, Fargo, ND, $185
WILFRED VANDER VORST, our father, by KEN & GEORGIA VANDER VORST, Pollock, SD, $250
WILLIAM “BILL” MOUNT, by BEVERLY ORR, Vermillion, SD, $10
WILLIAM “BILL” MOUNT, by CALVIN & MARY HANSON, Meckling, SD, $20
WILLIAM “BILL” MOUNT, by DENNIS & ROBIN IVERSON, Vermillion, SD, $100
WILLIAM “BILL” MOUNT, by GARY & DAWN SCOTT, Alcester, SD, $20
WILLIAM “BILL” MOUNT, by NORDSTROM’S AUTOMOTIVE, Garretson, SD, $100
WILLIAM “BILL” MOUNT, by RICHARD & DEBBIE PETERSON, Vermillion, SD, $20
WILLIAM WAITS, my husband, by HELEN WAITS, Nocatee, FL, $40
WILMA, my beloved sister, by GENEVA LUKASIK, Leesburg, FL, $75
(Any Memorials after 12/11/2019 will be listed in the February New Song)
(For the month of January 2020)
In Honor of…
ALL OF OUR U.S. VETERANS, by CHARLES & KIMBERLY YOUNTS, Wichita, KS, $50
ALL OF OUR VETERANS, by SOPHIE ROBERTS –TRASK, Council Bluffs, IA, $100
ALL THE PRECIOUS MISSIONARIES FOR CHRIST ALL OVER THE WORLD, by CONNIE YARBER, Corinth, MS, $500
ARDELL & DOREEN HANSEN and LLOYD & DELORES PETERSON, by TRUDY PETERSON, Gwinner, ND, $25
ARLENE BERTILRUD, my mother, by MARK BERTILRUD, Warroad, MN, $300
BERNICE KJOS, celebrating her 86th Birthday, by VERNA LINGO, Sioux Falls, SD, $1,000
BILLY GRAHAM and my GRANDSON, by JERRY & NADINE GOSCH, Cedar Hill, TX, $10
CAMILLE & CHUCK THOMPSON, by RITA & JIM ENGLISH, East Gull Lake, MN, $100
CWH STAFF, by LELAND & JOANNE SKOG, Bay City, WI, $500
CWH STAFF, by PAUL KLAUSEN, Overland Park, KS, $90
DOLORIS JOHNSTON, my Christian mother, by BETTY WHITE, Oakwood, GA, $100
DON & FAY KALLAS, celebrating our 50th year of marriage, Gold Canyon, AZ, $250
JEAN FALK SKOTVOLD, my 92-year-old mother, by BRENDA LINTZ, Hermosa, SD, $30
KENNETH & MYRTLE BREKKE, by JOHN BREKKE, Hudson, WI, $25
LINDA, in Oklahoma, and PASTOR SALEM, by WILLIAM BURNETTE, Goldsboro, NC, $100
MAVIS BAKKEN, celebrating her 94th Birthday, Volga, SD, $94
My 5 children: DAVID, STARLENE, ADELLA, TAMARA & CALVIN, by DARLENE MAGSTADT, Bismarck, ND, $200
My CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN & GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN, by ELSIE ENGER, Sioux Falls, SD, $50
My FAMILY, by JOANNE WHITE, Virginia, MN, $10
MY SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST, by ARTHUR SILL, Benton Harbor, MI, $25
My SISTER, celebrating her 90th Birthday, by HARVEY DE JAGER, Sheldon, IA, $100
Our CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN & GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN, by WILLIAM & MARILYN BARRIE, Ames, IA, $100
Our GIFT OF SALVATION, by DELBERT & MARIE PETERSON, Mitchell, SD, $100
Our LORD & SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST, by ELOISE EDWARDS, Sheridan, WY, $20
PASTOR ROBERT & AUDREY SETZER, by HOPE HAMILTON, Lenoir, NC, $200
PASTOR SALEM & CWH STAFF, by JOHN & PATTY BEYERS, Roscoe, SD, $500
PASTOR SALEM, by AL & CORINNE JOHNSON, Billings, MT, $100
PASTOR SALEM, by CAROL RUST, Alexandria, MN, $130
PASTOR SALEM, by DALE & NANCY ANDERSON, Lisbon, ND, $60
PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP, by LINDA SHIFFLETT, Fort Worth, TX, $100
PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP, by RITA & JIM ENGLISH, East Gull Lake, MN, $100
RITA & JIM ENGLISH, my sister & her husband, by CAMILLE THOMPSON, Mesa, AZ, $100
WAYNE CHRISTIANSON, my husband, celebrating his 70th Birthday, by MARSHA CHRISTIANSON, Fertile, MN, $25
(Any Dedications after 12/11/2019 will be listed in the February New Song)
JANUARY 30 MINUTE SERMONS
JANUARY 05 “OUR GREAT AND WONDERFUL GOD” REV. 4: 1-11
JANUARY 12 “ARE YOU REALLY FREE?” JOHN 8:32-49
JANUARY 19 “WITH WINGS AS EAGLES” ISAIAH 40:18-31
JANUARY 26 “THE COMFORTING CHRIST” JOHN 14:1-6
JANUARY 60 MINUTE SERMONS
JANUARY 05 “CERTAINTIES FOR A NEW YEAR” PHIL. 4:1-7
JANUARY 12 “THE CHRIST OF THE ETERNITIES” JOHN 1:1-14
JANUARY 19 “WHERE ARE THE DEAD?” PHIL. 1:21-26
JANUARY 26 “CHRIST’S ANSWER TO MAN’S NEEDS” JOHN 9:1-11
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