Dear fellow worker of the Christian Worship Hour:
The Psalmist had many blessing and joys, but he also had times of trouble and sorrow. In the 42nd Psalm, three times he cries out, “Why art thou cast down, O my soul?” vs. 5,6,11. I am sure I have said that more than three times. But, how do we overcome discouragement? Let me mention eight ways:
READ YOUR BIBLE. Sometimes I do not feel like reading my Bible, well then, read it anyway! Sometimes I find I am reading the dumb newspaper instead of the Bible. No wonder we get in the doldrums when we neglect the Holy Word of God. (Psalm 119:11).
TALK TO JESUS. How do you feel when people ignore you? Not much fun is it? And yet, how often we neglect our Heavenly Father and never talk to Him unless we need something. Talking to Jesus changes everything from black to beautiful. (Psalm 40:3).
THANK GOD FOR BLESSINGS. Well, you say, I don’t have many. O yeah, count your spiritual blessings that are eternal, and you’ll become so busy you will forget about your discouragement. Jeremiah said it long ago, “His compassions never fail. They are new every morning.” (Lamentations 3:22, 23). That is, every day we have a ton of new blessings from God for which to give thanks. (Psalm 107:31; James 1:17; I Thess. 5:18).
CLAIM THE PROMISES OF GOD. That is, just believe what God tells you in His Word, the Bible. Every promise in the Book is secure—heaven and earth will pass away—but not one promise of God will ever fail! Two promises I love, “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” (Hebrews 13:5), and “We know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28).
TRY TO HELP SOMEONE. That is, get your eyes off of yourself. Don’t have a ‘pity party’! Do something in Jesus Name, to help somebody with their load. You know what, there is always someone in a worse condition than you. Look around and try to cheer someone who is bearing a heavy load. Your next door neighbor may have a breaking heart! (Psalm 142:4; Matthew 10:8; I Cor. 9:19; Jude 23).
FIX YOUR EYES ON JESUS. As long as Peter had his eyes fixed on Jesus, he walked on water! When he looked at the wind and the waves, he began to sink. Have you ever done that? I have. When I look at the tough things staring at me, and don’t keep my eyes on Jesus, I have problems. Keep Jesus in view and you will never be blue. (Psalm 121:1,2).
TRUST IN GOD. The Psalmist put it this way, “Hope thou in God.” (Psalm 42:11). You know, every time I trust in myself—my wisdom, my strength, my ability—I get down in the mouth. I know in my heart that I need someone else to help me, and that is the dear Lord Jesus. He said He would help us, so take Him at His Word. (Philippians 4:13).
KEEP THE BIG PICTURE IN MIND. That is, when I get discouraged, I just get my mind on the great God in heaven, who is my Father because I have received His Son into my heart and life. I know that my God is going to have the last word and when the curtain comes down on the last act, it will be God on His throne and all the world under His feet! (Philippians 2:11; Hebrews 12:2; II Timothy 1:12).
Isn’t that good news? And yet, there are multitudes who do not know Jesus, His forgiveness and help. So, what do we do about it? We proclaim it over the world with the CHRISTIAN WORSHIP HOUR. And that is where you come in. To carry on this ministry we need your PRAYERS, your GIFTS, and your TELLING OTHERS.
May I remind you the ONLY source of income we have is what God’s people send in. And you know what, when we started this ministry 39 years ago I promised God I would never beg for money on the worship service. I can only tell you, and leave it up to you and the Holy Spirit. God has never failed!
God bless you. I’ll be watching for you this weekend.
In Our Savior’s Love,
Harold E. Salem, pastor
THANK YOU FOR WRITING…
I believe Pastor Salem was a sheepherder in his younger years to prepare him for his work later on when the sheepherder became a shepherd which puts him in good company. Thanks for all you do. May God spread your voices to the end of the earth.
Since I have been tuning in and have committed my life to Christ, I feel like I am growing stronger spiritually. Thank you for your service.
I was raised by wonderful loving Christian parents. However, I was a little confused by what it meant to be “saved”. You have made it so clear to me that I simply have to invite Jesus into my heart confess my sins, and sincerely ask for forgiveness. I know I still sin every day but I no longer worry that I won’t go to heaven. Thank you again for your easy to understand sermons.
LARIMORE, NORTH DAKOTA
I tune you in every Sunday morning. You bring something to me almost every time to help me. This Sunday you read a letter from a lady dying with cancer. She thanked cancer for bringing Jesus to her. My wife has terminal lung cancer. I have been very upset and angry this is happening to her. She has been a good person all of her life. I sat there and thought about what you read about the lady thanking cancer and my anger has gone away. God bless you.
COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA
Thank you for being our guide to heaven’s gates. Praise the Lord!
SAINT JOSEPH, MISSOURI
I live in my wheel chair. I am about 97 and praying for God’s care at this nursing home. I am so thankful for your encouraging services and love you all.
WHAPETON, NORTH DAKOTA
Your preaching is not only old-time but forever time. People need to hear about the importance of our eternal life with or without Jesus now more than ever!
I thank you so much for this special hour. I get to praise the Lord with you and all the great Christians who work with you to bring God’s Word to all. Bless you. I am a 64 year old woman who is too sick to go out to my own church for the past five or so years on and off. I will be with you if I cannot attend my own church.
This is an expression of thanksgiving to our wonderful Lord Jesus who made it possible for me to know Him more through the Bible ministry of Christian Worship Hour.
I have been married twice, my first husband died at the age of 40. I remarried. But I still love my first husband more. Does this mean I will see him first in heaven someday?
Please send my brother A New Song. He has asked Jesus into his heart. He is in hospice and I want him to have a New Song. Sincerely with love.
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO
Many times I know how unworthy I am to be able to go to heaven but I try to remember it’s not how we feel it’s because of our loving Savior’s blood and resurrection. Your sermons, because of the Holy Spirit, have helped me time and time again.
I am in Round Up, Montana in jail. I am a backslidden Christian. I have accepted Jesus into my heart and have repented of my sinful ways! I am once again right with God today! I watched your show this morning and was very blessed. My mom has watched you for years. She is in Hamilton, Montana this morning and as I watched I am not only felt a closeness with God but with my mother. Thank you so much and God bless you and your service!!!.
ROUND UP, MONTANA
“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 June 2017)
In memory of my husband, WILLIAM WAITS, by HELEN WAITS, Nocatee, FL, $25
In memory of my uncle, FERD SCHOENWALD, by ELTON SCHOENWALD, Marion, SD, $50
In memory of NAOMI MCVAY, by BARBARA NIX, Chancellor, SD, $250
In memory of LUCILLE LENHART, by MR & MRS DONALD LENHART, Danville, CA, $50
In memory of DELOYD RIEGER, by RANDY & JANICE DENNERT, Westport, SD, $20
In memory of ALANA DODGE, by CYNDEE LEPPKE, Grand Forks, ND, $50
In memory of ALDON ALMOS, by the ALMOS FAMILY, Gary, SD, $100
In memory of my loving husband, DUANE JOHNSON & my brother-in-law, LLOYD KESSEL,
by KITTY JOHNSON, Highmore, SD, $200
In memory of my brother, GUY R. TALLEY, by SHARON JOHNSON, Woodside, CA, $100
In memory of DEWAYNE HEIL & JAMES JOHNSON, by MIGHAEL HEIL, Willmar, MN, $100
In memory of my mom, BETTY KRAUS, by STEVE GOSS, Torrington, WY, $30
In memory of my wife, LINDA REEVES, by RICHARD REEVES, West Palm Beach, FL, $100
In memory of DONALD NESS, by HARRIS & CHARLOTTE UELAND, Marshall, MN, $20
In memory of our SISTER, by JOHN & DARLENE LAMPE, Tucson, AZ, $100
In memory of CLIFFORD HALSE, by his FRIENDS, Watertown, SD, $100
In memory of our friend & neighbor, HARVEY PETERSON, by GARY & PATRICIA DREGER, Eagle Bend, MN, $100
In memory of my husband, JIM LOVELLY, by SALLY LOVELLY, Cheboygan, MI, $500
In memory of my parents, DORANCE & JANET BAACK, by RONDA LEERAR, Williams, IA, $50
In memory of RICHARD KARL SCHNAIBLE & HERTA NISSEN, by RITA OLSON, Brookings, SD, $100
In memory of NORM KLAUS, by MARY KLAUS, Hawarden, IA, $20
In memory of KENNETH & MYRTLE BREKKE, by JOHN & KRISTINE BREKKE, Menomonie, WI, $20
In memory of LUCILLE HENNESSY, by SUSAN SNYDER, Williston, ND, $300
In memory of my mom, JESSIE BOERSMA, by BETTY BOERSMA, Eagan, MN, $300
In memory of DION FROST, by AUDREY BEITELSPACHER, Hoven, SD, $10
In memory of my brother, BILL ZABLOSKI, by DOUG & CONNIE HANSON, Minneapolis, MN, $100
In memory of REV. O.V. EVERSON & MARELYN EVERSON, by WAYNE EVERSON, Sioux Falls, SD, $200
In loving memory of our Aunt, FLORENCE DAHLGARD,
by ROSELLA ALBERS, GARY SATHER, LO ANN TUENGE, South Dakota, $500
In memory of RON “E” LYGHT, by LINDA K. SNYDER, Virginia, MN, $125
In memory of my mom, MIN BUUS AND ALL OTHER MOMS, by LELA & GLENN DAVIS, Parker, SD, $200
In memory of my niece, SHEILA RAE HUTCHINS, by GEORGE & VIVIAN MORGAN, Liberty, MO, $200
In memory of my mother, RUBY L SORENSEN, by INEZ JOHNSON, Willmar, MN, $200
In memory of my mother, LOUISE (KUPER) KNUTSON, by DOREEN MILLER, Tea, SD, $50
In memory of our MOTHER, by RENEE NELSON & FAMILY, Sahuarita, AZ, $100
In memory of my wife, DARLENE NIEUWENDORP, by DON NIEUWENDORPT, Iowa Falls, IA, $100
In memory of FRITZ HEMMER, by DARLENE HEMMER, Flandreau, SD, $100
In memory of my husband, ANDY LENANDER,
by his wife, OLGA LENANDER & his children, LARRY, GARY & CELA, Watertown, SD, $100
In memory of my husband, HAROLD THIESSE, by ALVINA M THIESSE, BRAINERD, MN, $500
In memory of my husband, BOB RUTH, by PHYLLIS RUTH, Mitchell, SD, $200
In memory of JIMMY CARROLL, by CRAIG & KAY TENNISON, Woodbury, MN, $150
In memory of my uncle, DON HORNECKER, by JEAN HAUGEN, Lander, WY, $30
In memory of LLOYD THOMPSON, by KAREN ROBINSON, Fargo, ND, $20
In memory of FLOYD WHIPKEY, by MARILYN WHIPKEY, Flandreau, SD, $100
In memory of my parents, WALTER & WILMA BASKA, by MARLA & JIM EDWARDS, Kansas City, MO, $100
In memory of my mom, JENNIE BEERS, by NADINE & JERRY GOSCH, Cedar Hill, TX, $30
In memory of OTTO BOUMA, by MR & MRS BEN SMIDSTRA, Luverne, MN, $160
In memory of OTTO BOUMA, by GREG & FREDA NORDSTROM, Sioux Falls, SD, $25
In loving memory of my husband, LOUIS ZUPANCICH, by LORRAINE ZUPANCICH, Chisholm, MN, $125
In memory of my wife, MARJORIE JUNEK, by DAVID JUNEK, Belle Fourche, SD, $50
In memory of my MOTHER, by BARBARA CORNELL, Ocala, FL, $600
In memory of MARY LUCILLE (LUCIE) SMITH, by ALLEN, Aberdeen, SD, $10
In memory of our aunt, BETTY GOSDA, by JERRY & LADONNA CONROY, Avoca, IA, $50
In memory of ROBERT LOVELESS, by SHARON LOVELESS, Punta Gorda, FL, $100
In memory of my mother, FELICISIMA CUNANAN & my friend, NANCY JO LARSON,
by EDWARD CUNANAN, Bay Point, CA, $100
In memory of my dear wonderful husband, REV. BURTON BLAIR, by DOROTHY BLAIR, New Richmond, WI, $100
In memory of my husband, RUSSELL LANE, by MYRNA LANE, Thief River Falls, MN, $25
In memory of CHARLES & MELVA RAMSEY, by DAN RAMSEY, Mitchellville, IA, $30
In memory of my dear mom, MELVA MITCHELL, by MAUREEN MITCHELL, San Leandro, CA, $50
In memory of my daughter, MADELYN KITZAN, by ROSE FREDRICKSON, Roseau, MN, $25
In loving memory of my brother, MICHAEL RICHARD, by KAREN HART, Peoria, IL, $30
In memory of my husband, HENRY E REED, by GRACIE REED, Kansas City, MO, $100
In memory of DICK HINES, by KATHY ESSEM, Sioux Falls, SD, $20
In memory of my GRANDSON, by PEARL BIRKELAND, Fosston, MN, $25
In memory of our brother-in-law, MERWYN MEGEE, by RICHARD & BEVERLY PETTY, Leawood, KS, $100
In memory of my father, JOHN LOVE, by MARY ANN LOVE, Ames, IA, $87
In memory of my mother, MITTIE LOVE, by MARY ANN LOVE, Ames, IA, $84
In memory of my grandmother, MITTIE LOVE, by JENNY LOVE, Ames, IA, $84
In memory of my husband, RAY EGGERT, by GERI EGGERT, Springfield, MO, $50
In memory of my wife, LINDA REEVES, by RICHARD REEVES, West Palm Beach, FL, $100
In memory of my beloved wife, CHRISTINA SILL, by ARTHUR SILL, Benton Harbor, MI, $25
In memory of my mom, dad & brother, CATHERINE, EARL & ROBERT GRAY,
by ELIZABETH DABLER, The Villages, FL, $60
In memory of my friend, BETTE FAEHN, by MAXINE BROWN, Albert Lea, MN, $100
In memory of EARL FARLINGER, by CURT & LORI FARLINGER, Grant, AL, $100
In memory of WILLIAM F MAXFIELD, by DAVID & CHARLENE GONSALVES, Lafayette, CA, $100
In memory of LINDA K MILLER, by SHARI & TIMOTHY RUEB, Belgrade, MT, $20
In memory of my husband, SHELDON (BUD) REESE, by JANET REESE, Sioux City, IA, $500
In memory of MAURICE E VAN DE VEIRE, by SUSAN HLAVAC, Eden Prairie, MN, $20
In memory of MAURICE E VAN DE VEIRE, by ELOISE SIK, Hendricks, MN, $20
In loving memory of RAY ABRAMS, by LOUISE ABRAMS, Halstead, KS, $30
In memory of NANCY GERWICK, by PETER GERWICK, New Port Richey, FL, $100
In memory of WAYNE BURNS, by DEAN & BEATTA SAGMOE, Hendricks, MN, $20
In memory of my mother, ELLEN DOBBS, by PATSY SAWYER, Louisville, NE, $100
In memory of JAMES LAGGE, by EDITH LAGGE, Chelan, WA, $100
In memory of RONALD RIPLEY, by LYNETTE RIPLEY, Fergus Falls, MN, $225
In memory of DAN NELSON, by MARILYN ROSS, Hendricks, MN, $30
In memory of OUR LOVED ONES, by JERRY & SUE PENDER, Marshfield, MO, $100
In memory of my grandfather, ORAL EINSPHAR, by JOHN WULF, Pierre, SD, $10
In memory of my mother, GLADYS BOWEN, by RONALD BOWEN, Imogene, IA, $70
In memory of our grandson, MICHAEL DUANE IVERSON, by JERALD & MARILYN IVERSON, Fergus Falls, MN, $50
In memory of TED BERKES, by DELORES BERKAS, Bloomington, MN, $100
In memory of WARREN & LELIA CHERRY, by L C & J S GODARD, Jamesville, NC, $100
In memory of my BROTHER, by PATRICIA DERN, Kalispell, MT, $25
In memory of my wife, STELLA MAE HILDEN, by FLOYD HILDEN, Watertown, SD, $250
In memory of my mother, MARY CATHERINE IDEN, by MICHELLE ROWE, Sioux Falls, SD, $40
In memory of my MOTHER, by DIANE HEUMAN, Seattle, WA, $23
In memory of LUCILLE LARSON and IOLA NELSON, by CAROL & LAUREL MALMSTROM, Henning, MN, $100
In memory of MAVIS FOSS, by LAVON & ZONA GRUBB, Minot, ND, $50
In memory of VON & DOROTHY SPAHR, by VONNIE SPAHR, Englewood, FL, $20
(Any Memorials after 05/19/2017 will be listed in the July New Song)
(For the month of June 2017)
In honor of our mother, WILMA HOVAN, celebrating her 85th Birthday,
by CHARLES & KIMBERLY YOUNTS, Wichita, KS, $85
In honor of TUCKER HOLTAN, by WENDY ENVIK, Moorhead, MN, $25
In honor of MABEL STROBE, by RON MCLOCHLIN, Logansport, IN, $25
In honor of my aunt, MARCELLA TITZE, celebrating her 87th Birthday, by LINDA ADAMS, Mitchell, SD, $30
In honor of PASTOR SALEM, by CHARLES YOUELLS, Horace, ND, $500
In honor of PASTOR SALEM, by NANCY AMES, St. Laurence, IA, $100
In honor of LEE SAUER, celebrating her 92nd Birthday, by SHIRLEY COZART, Aberdeen, SD, $92
In honor of our 62nd Wedding Anniversary, VERGIL & DELORES BENZ, Sioux Falls, SD, $200
In honor of our 60th Wedding Anniversary, CHARLIE & SARAH KIRK, Cheyenne, WY, $60
In honor of my husband, BILL BAILEY, by LOIS BAILEY, Chesterton, IN, $10
In honor of ALBERT HEUPEL, celebrating his 95th Birthday, by VERN, VANGIE & MARY HEUPEL, Milbank, SD, $50
In honor of my mom, DENA DAVIS & ALL THE MOTHERS, by GLENN & LELA DAVIS, Parker, SD, $200
In honor of PASTOR SALEM & STAFF, by ALVIN NISSEN, Holland, MN, $100
In honor of PASTOR SALEM, 96th Birthday, by MARVIN SOLIAH, Wichita, KS, $960
In honor of PASTOR SALEM, 96th Birthday, by ALAN & SYLVIA DIXON, Melbourne, FL, $96
In honor of PASTOR SALEM, by JUDY & TED THOMPSON, Lafayette, IN, $220
In honor of my mother, ELIZABETH KATCHATAG, by ROSE PEDERSEN, Anchorage, AK, $30
In honor of my sister, PRISCILLA GRUNOW, by WESLEY GRUNOW, Pittsburg, MO, $25
In honor of our 60th Wedding Anniversary, by NILES & PAT SWANCUTT, Spencer, IA, $50
In honor of my MOM & DAD, celebrating their Wedding Anniversary, by LINDA GLAZE, Payson, AZ, $100
In honor of my wife, VIRGINIA & our daughter, AUDREY, celebrating their mutual Birthday,
by DALE RICHARDS, Geneva, NE, $100
In honor of PASTOR SALEM & STAFF, by TODD STEFFENSEN, Watertown, SD, $100
In honor of PASTOR SALEM & STAFF, by BARBARA CORNELL, Ocala, FL, $600
In honor of my mom, DOROTHY, by DAN HOFFMANN, Newport, OR, $25
In honor of our SAVIOR JESUS, by MICHAEL HEIL, Willmar, MN, $100
In honor of my cousin, GERTUDE KOOIMAN, celebrating her 100th Birthday,
by JOYCE ANDERSON, Rapid City, SD, $200
In honor of PASTOR SALEM & STAFF, by RICHARD & SHARON HILL, Salem, OR, $150
In honor of PASTOR SALEM, by MAE HANSCOM, Rapid City, SD, $50
In honor of PASTOR SALEM, by DORIS SEGORSKI, Middlebury, IN, $500
In honor of JESUS CHRIST OUR GOD and PASTOR SALEM & STAFF, by HELEN BROWN, East Palatka, FL, $50
In honor of my mother, JUNE PEARSON, celebrating her 92nd Birthday, by KATHY MURO, Frazee, MN, $50
In honor of GEORGE MILES, by K. L. STANTON, Watertown, SD, $80
In honor of my husband, ARLO HUELSMAN, celebrating his 87th Birthday, by PEGGY HUELSMAN, Foxhome, MN, $100
In honor of my son, ANDREW MILLER, celebrating his Birthday, by MARY O’BRIEN, North Chesterfield, VA, $10
In honor of our 70th Wedding Anniversary, by QUINTON & LUCILLE SORENSON, Sioux Falls, SD, $100
In honor of my SAVIOR, JESUS, by LORI TURNBOW, Gainesville, FL, $10
In honor of my BROTHER, celebrating his Birthday, by KIMBERLEY BAILEY, Indianola, IA, $5
In honor of HUSBAND, CHILDREN & SPOUSES, & 6+ GRANDCHILDREN, by JOYCE BAKER, Mandan, ND, $25
In honor of PASTOR SALEM, by W.G. & FRAN KORVER, Tulsa, OK, $50
In honor of our GRANDDAUGHTER, celebrating her 3rd Birthday, by TIM & JODI KUZNIA, Hillsboro, ND, $100
In honor of PASTOR SALEM & STAFF, by LELAND & JOANNE SKOG, Bay City, WI, $300
In honor of our SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST, by CAMERON JENSEN, Irene, SD, $20
In honor of MEL BUCK, celebrating his 96th Birthday, by EDNA BUCK, Fargo, ND, $25
In honor of my MOM & DAD, celebrating their Anniversary, by LINDA GLAZE, Payson, AZ, $100
In honor of GOD’S PRECIOUS HOLY LIVING WORD, by CONNIE YARBER, Corinth, MS, $500
In honor of GOD AND HIS SON, JESUS CHRIST, by HELEN BROWN, East Palatka, FL, $50
In honor of HJALMER & LAURA HAALAND, by LARRY HAALAND, Harrisonburg, VA, $100
In honor of JESUS, MY LORD & SAVIOR, by DEBORAH CARLUCCI, Coral Springs, FL, $100
In honor of my wife of 64 years, SUE JAMES, by DONN JAMES, Quincy, FL, $200
In honor of MOTHERS, by DEBBIE RIFFEL, Springfield, MO, $50
In honor of PASTOR SALEM, by RICHARD HANNEMAN, Seymour, WI, $50
In honor of my amazing daughters, KARRAH & BRITTNEY, by JANICE SACK, Great Falls, MT, $100
In honor of my mother, MURIEL BOOMER PROCTOR, by KURT PROCTOR, Kennewick, WA, $100
(Any Dedications after 05/19/2017 will be listed in the July New Song)
JUNE 04 “IS THERE ANY GOOD NEWS FROM GOD?” PHIL. 4:4-13
JUNE 11 “YOU CAN HAVE A VISION OF GOD!” ISAIAH 6 1-8
JUNE 18 “THE STEPS OF A GOOD MAN” PSALM 37:23-34
JUNE 25 “PSALM 96“
JUNE 05 “A WORD TO NEWLYWEDS” II COR. 13:4-7
JUNE 12 “SOMEBODY’S WATCHING” I PETER 2:21
JUNE 19 “THE BLESSING OF TRIALS” I PETER 1:7
JUNE 26 “ALL THINGS NEW” II COR. 5:17
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