Dear fellow worker of the Christian Worship Hour:
“There is a friend that sticks closer than a brother.”
Here Solomon is writing about a Friend—and you know what, I know that Friend! Personally,
intimately, for over 87 years, if you can believe it! He is the One who said, “No longer do I call you servants…I have called you friends.” (John 15:15). Let me tell you about My Friend:
MY FRIEND LOVES ME. Can you imagine it? He loves me so much He gave His life for me on a cruel, Roman cross. I have had a lot of friends, but none that loved me that much. There are a lot of things in the Bible that surprise me, but the one that surprises me the most, is that Jesus loves me! In spite of all my sin and waywardness, He love me. He’s my Friend! (John 3:16; I Peter 2:24).
MY FRIEND IS FAITHFUL TO ME. For over 87 years now He has never failed me a single time. Oh, sadly to say, I have failed Him over and over but my wonderful Friend never fails me. I can always count on Him, lean on Him, depend on Him. Sometimes when I wonder if He hears my prayers, or if I wonder if he knows how I hurt—well, I don’t wonder long because in my heart of hearts I know He is beside me, better yet, within me. What a faithful friend He is! (Hebrews 13:5).
MY FRIEND IS ALWAYS TRUE TO ME. Many friends just tell us what we want to hear—but not my Friend, He tells me like it is. If there is something I want to do, and I know it is wrong—my Friend tells me right out, it is not pleasing to Him. And, you know something else, He keeps telling me that, keeps convicting me, until I change my way. He is honest and true to me. And something else, when I listen to Him, He quietly says, “well done”. (John 15:15; Romans 8:35-39).
MY FRIEND IS EVER SO TENDER. He cares for me and never gives me more than I can bear. Sometimes it seems I can hear Him whisper, “I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.” (John 16:12). Oh, He allows me to have some burdens and trials and sorrows, but He never gives me too many! He knows me better than I know myself so He gives me only what I can carry. Tenderly He adjusts my load so it is just right. (Matthew 11:28-30; I Peter 5:7).
MY FRIEND IS STRONG. You know what? He is stronger than Satan! And Satan is strong, believe you me, but Satan is no match for my Friend Jesus! My Friend said, “All power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth”. (Matthew 28:18). Jesus is going to demonstrate that power when He casts Satan into the lake of fire and brimstone! (Revelation 20:10). Today it looks like the devil is in the saddle, but fear not, my Friend is going to have the last word! Read the book of Revelation!
MY FRIEND IS GENEROUS. He gives me all that I need, and much, much more—more than I deserve! He shares with me ALL of His riches in glory, that is, the unsearchable riches in Christ reserved for us in heaven (I Peter 1:4,5). Generous? I should say so. (Romans 8:17; Philippians 4:19).
I wonder if you know this Friend of mine. Not know ABOUT Him, but know Him personally, experimentally. If not, just tell Him you are a sinner and ask Him to come into your heart and life—and He will. (Revelation 3:20).
In the meantime—continue to pray, and to give. Winter months can be hard, so we count on you as part of the team to bring the Gospel to a lost world. God bless you. See you Sunday.
Sincerely in Christ,
Harold E. Salem, Pastor
THANK YOU FOR WRITING…
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I listen every Sunday to your program. I like how you break down your messages so I can understand them. I am a disabled Viet Nam vet and do not drive so I really enjoy your broadcast. P.S. I don’t read or write very well so I am having my sister write this for me. Thank you very much.
SIOUX CITY, IOWA
I’m 86 years old and don’t drive and unable to attend church as I have all my life. I am a widow and want to order 3 more copies of “Heart of a Shepherd”. God bless that film as it goes out to many places. I want one for each of my children and they can share it with their grandchildren and others. I am going to share my film with neighbors and friends.
Please accept my check to help spread the Word of Jesus Christ and His wonderful love He has for us. What a blessing it is for me to know that He is in my heart and stands beside me every day and every night no matter where I am. I know that He is always there.
MCGRAW, NEW YORK
I have listened to your service many times when I’m unable to attend my church. God bless you and your group of faithful people. I’m 101 plus years of age so excuse my scribbling!!!
DELL RAPIDS, SOUTH DAKOTA
I realize you have a great message about the salvation of heaven and how easy it is to accept Jesus and ask Him to forgive us of our sins. Your message every Sunday makes me feel great inside and gives me hope for being in Heaven someday. I have prayed your prayer asking Jesus to come into my heart and has changed my life. Now I try harder to follow Him and His commandments the best I can and when I fail I confess it every Saturday before church. Thank you for the great Word of God that has forever influenced my life for the better of my soul.
WATERTOWN, SOUTH DAKOTA
I said the prayer and opened my heart to Jesus. Thanks for your service. “Heart of a Shepherd” is great.
From a small remote village in the Philippines. My mother who is 80 years old and my sisters are watching your program every Sunday over Daystar channel. We are glad to hear you every Sunday morning. Blessings to you Pastor. You are an inspiration!
Thank you so much for “Heart of a Shepherd” Film. We’re passing them out to friends and relatives.
I’m giving “Heart of a Shepherd” to my former Pastor who is a Chaplain at two nursing homes so he can show them to the residents.
HATTON, NORTH DAKOTA
Thank you for your service! It gives me an anchor for the week. All is well when I can share God’s love with you folks.
“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 March 2019)
In Loving Memory of…
AARON, my precious son, and LONNELLE, my mother, by SHARON KOSTBOTH HARPER, Sioux Falls, SD, $400
ALEXANDRIA BARCH, by PAUL KLAUSEN, Overland Park, KS, $70
ALFRED HOFER, by GARY HOFER, Redfield, SD, $1,000
ALL OUR FAMILY, by IVAN & LORENTINA SCHLENKER, Eureka, SD, $50
BARBARA FOX, my mother, and GEORGE E. FOX, my father, by RON & MARILYN EYMANN, Tilden, NE, $100
BARBARA HALVERSON, by PAUL & CHERYL ANDERSON, Linn Grove, IA, $30
DALE WOOKEY, my husband, by JOY WOOKEY, Clark, SD, $86
DALLAS GRIEGER, our Dad, Husband & Grandpa, by HIS LOVING FAMILY, Amenia, ND, $300
DAN DEANER, by COMMUNITY BIBLE CHURCH WOMEN’S MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP, Glendive, MT, $25
DAN DEANER, by CONLAN & LOLA FRIED, Baker, MT, $25
DAN DEANER, by DERWIN & CARMEN ZUROFF, Medora, ND, $25
DAN DEANER, by FAMILY & FRIENDS, Wibaux, MT, $70
DAN DEANER, by his FAMILY & FRIENDS, Wibaux, MT, $317
DAN DEANER, by PAMELA CALE, Wibaux, MT, $20
DAN DEANER, by WILLIAM LAKEY, Redding, CA, $50
DAN DEANER, by WILLIAM PHILIPP, Madison, MS, $50
DARLEEN JENSEN, by her FAMILY & FRIENDS, Viborg, SD, $400
DELMER BICKEL, my husband, by HELEN BICKEL, Bismarck, ND, $50
DELORIS STOLBERG, by MARIE FELAND, Mandan, ND, $25
DELOYD RIEGER, by LANCE RIEGER, Lake St. Louis, MO, $100
DORIS MILLER, by SHARI & TIMOTHY RUEB, Belgrade, MT, $20
DREW BOHLANDER, by his Grandparents, WILMER & KATIE BOHLANDER, Aberdeen, SD, $10
DUANE DUTENHOEFFER, my husband, by THELMA DUTENHOEFFER & DAUGHTERS, Weslaco, TX, $200
DUANE JOHNSON, my husband, by KITTY JOHNSON, Highmore, SD, $200
EARL BOYUM, my husband, by EVELYN BOYUM, Ralston, NE, $100
ELAINE AADLAND, my Mother, by DARIN AADLAND, Sisseton, SD, $25
ELSA KAPLAN VASS, our cousin, and NORMAN H PETERSON, a good friend, by ART & KAREN KNUTSON, Lorimor, IA, $200
EUNICE MCGEE, by LAVONNE GLADMARK, Colton, SD, $100
FERNE CUTSHALL, by her daughter, KAREN BINDER & FAMILY, Table Rock, NE, $55
FREDA BURNS, Mother of Ivonne Burns, by CLAYTON & MARILYN ROSS, Hendricks, MN, $20
FRIENDS, by BETTY & ERMAN UELAND, Fertile, MN, $20
GARY VAN SLOTEN, by JANET BOERSMA, Sioux Falls, SD, $20
GENE & MARY STEWART, our dear friends, by PASTOR & MRS. C.J. WERTH, Spring Valley, MN, $25
GLENN & DORIS LARSON, my parents, by DONOWAN LARSON, Alcester, SD, $100
GLORIA JEANE FREDERICK, my loving wife, by JASON FREDERICK, Carlisle, IN, $27
IRENE THEUNISSEN, by AUDREY BEITELSPACHER, Hoven, SD, $10
JACK L STICKLEY, my brother, by DARLENE WADLEIGH, Mount Vernon, SD, $20
JACOB & MARY GOOSEN, my parents, by DARLENE GOOSEN, Parker, SD, $100
JAMES (JIM) W. HENRY, by SHEILA TERRELL, Cheyenne, WY, $150
JAMES MONTGOMERY, by KARI MITCHELL, his cousin, Savage, MN, $31
JANE & GEORGE A. MILLER, SR., my mother & father, by GEORGE & LAURIE MILLER, JR. Orange City, FL, $100
JAY SORENSEN, by RICHARD & CATHRYN FLYGER, Hurley, SD, $25
JOHN E. BURCH, my husband, by DIANE BURCH, Forsyth, MO, $25
JOHN WINTER, by FAMILY & FRIENDS, Rock Rapids, IA, $230
JUDY FRITZ, by KAREN ROBINSON, Fargo, ND, $20
KEVIN, my brother, by SHELLY PLETAN, New Salem, ND, $25
LEONA VANOMMEN, by LEROY WILSON, Polson, MT, $50
LEONARD DEAN KELLNER, my nephew, by WANDA GOIN, Weaubleau, MO, $15
LINDA REEVES, my wife, by RICHARD REEVES, West Palm Beach, FL, $100
LUCILLE LENHART, by MR & MRS DONALD LENHART, Danville, CA, $50
MABEL JUCHT, my Mother, and RICHARD CHRISTIANSEN, my Husband, by JANELL CHRISTIANSEN, Lennox, SD, $200
MARGIE DOOLEY and BARBARA KNIGHT, our mothers, by DEBORAH DOOLEY, Urbandale, IA, $50
MARION KRONBECK, by DOUG & PAT TURGEON, Centerville, MN, $100
MARJORIE E. KASS, by her son, RONALD L. KASS, Ludington, MI, $93
MARLYN RISLUND, by NORMA SWENSON, Lake Park, MN, $30
MARTIN & JENATTE KRAMER and ROBERT & LORETTA JONES, by DARMON & JANICE JONES, Oakdale, MN, $130
MELVIN BUCK, by EDNA BUCK, Fargo, ND, $25
MELVIN WEIDE, by DALE & MARY CUTLER SHEARER, Aberdeen, SD, $50
MELVIN WEIDE, by DONALD BECK, Castle Rock, CO, $100
MELVIN WEIDE, by DONNA GUSTAFSON, Aberdeen, SD, $25
MELVIN WEIDE, by his wife, BEV; sons, CRAIG, MARK & SCOTT, & daughter, DAWN HAMMRICH, Aberdeen, SD, $800
MELVIN WEIDE, by JOHN & KELLY CLARK, Groton, SD, $20
MELVIN WEIDE, by LAVINA MEIER, Aberdeen, SD, $10
MELVIN WEIDE, by LEE SAUER, Aberdeen, SD, $25
MELVIN WEIDE, by LOIS ENGEL FEIOCK, Aberdeen, SD, $25
MELVIN WEIDE, by REINIE & ELMA DELZER, Aberdeen, SD, $15
MELVIN WEIDE, by RICHARD SQUIRE, Aberdeen, SD, $25
MELVIN WEIDE, by RUBY KETTERLING, Aberdeen, SD, $20
MELVIN WEIDE, by SPENCER & LISA OPP, Aberdeen, SD, $20
MELVIN WEIDE, by VINCENT STOTZ, Aberdeen, SD, $10
MELVIN WEIDE, by WILMER & KATIE BOHLANDER, Aberdeen, SD, $10
MILDRED GARBERS, by MARLYS CLIPPER, Redwood Falls, IA, $10
MR. & MRS. FRANK WOODWARD, by LYLE & JUNE WAGNER, Vermillion, SD, $100
MY FRIEND, by EILEEN FORD, Mobridge, SD, $20
MY MOTHER, by BRAD HATLE, Shadehill, SD, $500
MY MOTHER, by PATTY MOORE, Martinsville, IN, $25
MY UNCLE, by JOHN WULF, Pierre, SD, $100
NELLIE GEISINGER, our sister-in-law, by GEORGE & VIRGINIA MORGAN, Liberty, MO, $50
PAT PANAGOS, by BEVERLY BRENNER, Chancellor, SD, $50
PATRICIA STEPHAN, my mom, by DAVID STEPHAN, Sioux Falls, SD, $300
PEARL BAUMAN, by JODI SAGMOE, Hendricks, MN, $20
PEARL BAUMAN, by JOSEPH & HELEN ENGESMOE, Hendricks, MN, $25
PEARL NIELSON, my friend, by BEVERLY NELSON, Volga, SD, $20
PHILLIP S. MAYNARD, my son, by SUSAN BLADES, Springfield, MO, $100
REV. LARRY ODLE, by BRUCE & LYNETTE DURHEIM, Forbes, ND, $500
RICH QUINCY, my son, and DICK HINES, my husband, LAVON HINES, Sioux Falls, SD, $25
RUTH JONES, by STACEY & PEGGI JONES, Hot Springs, SD, $50
SETH WAGNER, my brother, by BARBARA WAGNER, Niles, MI, $100
SHAND HARNER, by DON ROBERTS, Silver Bay, MN, $25
SIMON & MARIA MATA, my parents, by EMMA WILLIAMS, Orland Park, IL, $50
SYLVIA FATLAND, my wife, & our daughter, JAN FATLAND, by DEAN FATLAND, Fargo, ND, $25
TERESA REMPP, by AUDREY OLSEN, Centerville, SD, $10
TERRY LUNDQUIST, by TED DAHL, Alsen, ND, $50
THOSE WHO HAVE GONE AHEAD OF US, by JERRY & DONNA WULF, Plankinton, SD, $200
WAYNE HOFMANN, my husband, and WALTER & LYDIA PULLMAN, by MARY LOU HOFMANN, Mitchell, SD, $20
WILLIAM WAITS, my husband, by HELEN WAITS, Nocatee, FL, $35
WILLIAM, my Father, by CHARLES BULLINGER, Bismarck, ND, $100
(Any Memorials after 02/13/2019 will be listed in the April New Song)
(For the month of March 2019)
In Honor of…
ADELINE NORTH, by LINDA STEVENS, Piney Flats, TN, $25
CHEROKEE STROUD, by BERT KELLEY, Wichita, KS, $50
DAVID SPINELLI, celebrating his Birthday for serving the Lord, Aurelia, IA, $40
EILEEN STEVENS, my mom, by BOB STEVENS, Archie, MO, $10
JACQUELINE, my precious daughter, celebrating her 29th Birthday, by DEBORAH SCHAEFER, Tucson, AZ, $100
JEFF VAN HOUTEN, my son, by DEBORAH RICHARDS, Malvern, IA, $25
JESUS CHRIST, by ARTHUR SILL, Benton Harbor, MI, $25
JOETTA, JULEE & KURT, my 3 children, by ARNOLD LELAND, Cambridge, IA, $1,000
KEN & LORIS BUNGER, celebrating their 69th Wedding Anniversary, Albany, MN, $100
L.E.O. LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS & FIRST RESPONDERS NATIONWIDE, by LINDA CARLSON, Taylor Falls, MN, $250
LORENE WEIDENBACH, my wife, by EUGENE WEIDENBACH, Scotland, SD, $50
MAE PETERSON, our dear 91-year-old friend, by EDWARD & JENENNE FINCHER, Parker, SD, $25
MARY ANN SWENSON, celebrating her 86th Birthday, by ELLA SPITZER, Sioux Falls, SD, $860
MICHAEL, my brother, and MOLLY, by KAREN HART, Peoria, IL, $20
MY BROTHERS & SISTERS IN THE LORD, by CONNIE YARBER, Corinth, MS, $500
MY DAD, celebrating his 85th Birthday, by SHARON GLADFELTER, Leavenworth, KS, $50
OUR HEALTHY, BEAUTIFUL GREAT NIECES & NEPHEWS, by WAYNE & MARSHA CHRISTIANSON, Fertile, MN, $25
PASTOR SALEM & FRIENDS AT CWH, by PAMELA ECK, Alliance, NE, $100
PASTOR SALEM, by LEROY & VIOLET SAUER, Roscoe, SD, $50
PASTOR SALEM, by SHARI HAUX, East Helena, MT, $25
PASTOR SALEM, by TED & JUDY THOMPSON, Lafayette, IN, $100
PAUL L. HOLMGREN, by MARGARET HOLMGREN, Billings, MT, $100
RUTH H. NUSS, my mother, celebrating her 103rd Birthday, by her son, FRED NUSS, Great Bend, KS, $500
(Any Dedications after 02/13/2019 will be listed in the April New Song)
MARCH 03 “THE JERICHO ROAD” LUKE 10:25-37
MARCH 10 “THE GLORIOUS FORGIVENESS OF GOD” COL. 2:13-17
MARCH 17 “THE TWO DEBTORS” LUKE 7:41-50
MARCH 25 “THE IMPORTANCE OF FORGIVING” MATT. 18:21-35
MARCH 31 “THE UPLIFTING CHRIST” JOHN 12:23-36
MARCH 04 “WHO IS MY NEIGHBOR?” LUKE 10:27
MARCH 11 “GOD’S DELETE KEY” COL. 2:14
MARCH 18 “THE GOD OF HOPE” PSALM 40:1-4
MARCH 25 “WHY SHOULD WE FORGIVE?” EPHESIANS 4:32
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