Dear fellow worker of the Christian Worship Hour:
I just love the fall of the year and one reason I do is because it is time for Thanksgiving! God tells us it is ‘good’ to give thanks to the Lord. (Psalm 92:1). So let’s look at Psalm One Hundred and give thanks.
- BE THANKFUL BECAUSE THE LORD IS GOD: “Know ye that the Lord, He is God.” Vs 3. When we talk about the Lord, we are talking about Jehovah, the eternal, self-existent One, the eternal One, the Ancient of Days, the One Who has no beginning or ending. You say, I don’t understand that. Well neither do I, and you know why, because we are not God! So we give thanks because He is sovereign and King of all. (Revelation 19:16).
- BE THANKFUL BECAUSE GOD CREATED US: “It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves.” We know where we came from. There are a bunch of PhD’s running around teaching evolution and wondering where they came from! (Sometimes I wonder about the too), but I know we came from God’s own hand. Next time you look in the mirror, repeat with the Psalmist, “I am fearfully and wonderfully made;” (Ps, 139: 14,17) and give thanks to God for making us and breathing into us the breath of Life! (Genesis 22:7). Wow!
- BE THANKFUL BECAUSE GOD HAS REDEEMED US: “We are His people” vs. 3. We become His people by redemption. How does that happen? Well, Jesus the Lamb of God, shed His blood on the cross to pay for our sins, He was raised the third day and lives forever. (I Cor. 15:1-4) BUT, to be redeemed we have to accept redemption. That is, we have to call upon the Name of the Lord (Acts 2:21), we have to ask Him into our heart (Rev. 3:20) and then we become the children of God (John 1:12). If we reject Jesus we are eternally lost. (John 3:36). Listen to Jesus in John 5:24!
- BE THANKFUL BECAUSE GOD CARES FOR US: We are the “sheep of His pasture” vs. 3 The Good Shepherd cares for His sheep with an everlasting love. Sometimes I become discouraged, and the Good shepherd just touches my heart to let me know that He is with me and will “never leave three or forsake thee” (Hebrews 13:5). Ever have a friend forsake you? Hard, isn’t it? Be thankful that God will never desert us—we may fail Him, but He will never once let us down. I’m glad I’m one of His sheep. He is faithful even when I am not. (Isaiah 53:6). (John 10: 27-28).
- BE THANKFUL BECAUSE GOD IS GOOD. “For the Lord is good.” Vs. 5 The Apostle James hit it right on the head when he declared, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights.” (James 1:17). The Devil never did a good thing in his lousy life, but God blesses all, good and bad! What a lesson for all of us! So, brother, sister, give thanks because God is good! (John 3:16).
- BE THANKFUL BECAUSE GOD’S MERCHY NEVER ENDS; “His mercy is everlasting”. Vs.5 Mercy means that He does not give us what we deserve. I never pray for justice, I pray for mercy because I know my sinful life and thoughts deserve severe judgment—so I pray for mercy, and you know what, God gives it to me freely. What a wonderful God. But a word of warning needs to go along with this great mercy of God and that is, to the unrepentant there is a limit, there is an end to it. If we continually refuse the mercy and grace of God, there will be a reckoning and we will face God’s awful judgement without mercy!
(Prov. 29:1). The writer to the Hebrews warns us, “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.” (Hebrews 10:31).
Yes, it’s time to give thanks. And you know what, I give thanks for all of you who pray, tell others, and give financially. Without your help and God’s blessing we would have to close shop in a couple of months!
So, we are very thankful for each one of you. I pray you have a wonderful Thanksgiving all month and that God’s presence will be upon, and within you. (Hebrews 13: 20,21). God bless you, I love you all. I’ll be looking for you.
Sincerely In Christ,
Harold E. Salem, Pastor
I have to tell you that the message from the Lord that you put out for us all who watch TV on Sundays has been the best thing that has happened in my life. It has opened my mind and faith once again.
I am 87 years old and feel like giving up on everything but then I listen to your service and know God still has plans for me. God bless you.
Bless you and your program! I have recently accepted the fact that I can do nothing of myself and accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior.
Pastor Steve said to ask for the booklet on suicide. Please send it to me (my dad’s father committed suicide and the church told them it was “unpardonable” which added more to their grief for years.
I am a 70+ old retired man living in a 23 ft., 41 year old camper trailer in an RV park where you must watch out for moose and other wild life before step’n outside.
I am a Pastor- and trying to minister to folk (many of them young adults) as best I can. Me and my wife go to the villages with our laptop and show DVD’s about the love of Jesus. I would very much like to get some DVD’s that you can spare. (No need to place the DVD’s in fancy covers, but just paper sleeves will do). I would really greatly appreciate this. Thanks so very much, it would really enhance my teaching ministry and be an inspiration to myself, and my students. Thank you so much for even considering this very audacious request.
ANERLEY, KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA
Thank you very much for answering my request about suicide. I have always felt in my heart that my 17 year old grandson who committed suicide was with my wife in heaven. I lost my wife a month before. My grandson and my son and I are still struggling with it. God bless you and your ministry.
My son is in Pontiac Correctional Facility. He has 9 years to go. I have a severe heart condition and am afraid I won’t be there to meet him when he is released, but if I don’t meet him in this life, I will be there in heaven to meet him when he comes home to be with Jesus forever.
Thank you for another powerful message. Just had to let you know that the broadcast on Vimeo is also of much better quality today. All the images are sharper, including the texts. I could even count the wrinkles on your forehead which are surprisingly few after 94 years. I also noticed you had brushed your teeth after breakfast. God bless you.
I enjoy your program. I came to see my son in this country. I am from Ethiopia and I also appreciate your prayer for the whole world. God bless you.
As a retired United States Air Force Officer, I really appreciated hearing you mention the topic of suicide. As you may know, we currently lose about 22 former Vet’s per day. Whether it is due to the feeling of helplessness, hopelessness, depression, inadequate medical treatment or most often the immeasurable impact of invisible wounds (or all of the above), approximately one ex-vet every one hour and three minutes decides to end their life.
(For the month of November 2015)
In memory of JOAN OWENS, by her daughter, KAREN BOYD, Sioux Falls, SD, $100
In memory of my dear husband, ALLEN FICHTER, by MARJORIE FICHTER, Shenandoah, IA, $20
In memory of my our mother, ELIZABETH LAIB, by ARLIS & GERALD TWEETEN, Turtle Lake, ND, $25
In memory of my husband, DUANE JOHNSON, by KITTY JOHNSON, Highmore, SD, $200
In loving memory of my dad, DAN QUINCEY, by KATHY & MIKE ESSEM, Sioux Falls, SD, $25
In memory of my good friend, DALE SEUBERT, by MARTHA JOHNS, Parker, SD, $100
In memory of ALAN BLOMQUIST, CAROL TORGERSON, & GOLDIE BAUER,
by TERRY & DAVE BLOMQUIST, Pembina, ND, $50
In memory of BETTY BENDER, by KENNETH & IRENE HIRSCH, Yankton, SD, $100
In memory of my husband, BOYD KNUDSON, by LOREEN KNUDSON, Centerville, SD, $100
In loving memory of my daughter, JOY RENÉ PATTON, by JOYCE PATTON, Ft. Pierre, SD, $30
In memory of HELEN SIMPSON, by LILLIE MUELLER, Thermopolis, WY, $25
In memory of, ARLENE TALCOTT, by LISA SAVORY, Odessa, MO, $500
In memory of my husband, JACOB DEVRIES, by BETTY DEVRIES, Galt, IL, $100
In memory of my wife, MARLENE DEGENEFFE, by RAYMOND DEGENEFFE, Valparaiso, IN, $10
In memory of my husband & our father, CLIFFORD P. TSCHETTER, by VI, RANDY & MONTE TSCHETTER, Huron, SD, $100
In memory of our sister/daughter, KATIE MANN, by THE MANN FAMILY, Decatur, IL, $100
In memory of my husband, RON HAUGEN, by JEAN HAUGEN, Lander, WY, $25
In memory of our grandson, JUSTIN, by ORVILLE & ADDIE BLEKESTAD, Alexander, ND, $50
In memory of GRANDPA GEORGE SIMPSON, by CHARLES & KIMBERLY YOUNTS, Wichita, KS, $100
In memory of MARIE KNAPP, by her FAMILY, Prescott, IA, $400
In memory of my father, JAMES M. ROWLAND, by TODD ROWLAND, Knoxville, IA, $100
In memory of my husband, JACK BARBEN, by MAE BARBEN, Union, MI, $100
In memory of S.T. “TOM” CARKEEK, by ALTERNATIVES, INC., Billings, MT, $100
In memory of S.T. “TOM” CARKEEK, by DORIS BALDRY, Ballantine, MT, $20
In memory of S.T. “TOM” CARKEEK, by WALT OBLANDER, Ballantine, MT, $10
In memory of S.T. “TOM” CARKEEK, by DAVE OLBANDER FAMILY, Ballantine, MT, $10
In memory of S.T. “TOM” CARKEEK, by BETH KRKOSA, Billings, MT, $20
In memory of S.T. “TOM” CARKEEK, by MARY ANN KRKOSA, Billings, MT, $20
In memory of S.T. “TOM” CARKEEK, by PAM SIMPSON, Worden, MT, $10
In memory of S.T. “TOM” CARKEEK, by TRACI & KENT OBLANDER, Worden, MT, $20
In memory of S.T. “TOM” CARKEEK, by JUDY & ROGER SEELEY, Gilbert, AZ, $20
In memory of S.T. “TOM” CARKEEK, by VI LARSON & CLINTON FOSS, Billings, MT, $100
In memory of S.T. “TOM” CARKEEK, by BERYL DETIENNE, Glasgow, MT, $20
In memory of S.T. “TOM” CARKEEK, by his wife, BEVERLY BILYEU-CARKEEK, Ballantine, MT, $300
In memory of my mom, DONNA JOHNSON, by MARK & BRENDA JOHNSON, Aberdeen, SD, $400
In memory of REG THOMPSON, by his wife, GAYE THOMPSON, Eufaula, OK, $50
In memory of ASHLEE, by SHERYL THOMAS, Lead Hill, AR, $28
In memory of my wife, SUE WIESE, by TED WIESE, Beaverton, OR, $100
In memory of my mother, JEAN BROCKEL, by RIDGE & PEGGY VEAL, Bison, SD, $25
In memory of my brother, RALPH KATCHATAG JR., by ROSE PEDERSEN, Anchorage, AK, $26
In memory of SHIRLEY FRANKS, by BILL FRANKS, Grand Haven, MI, $50
In memory of WES WOLSKY, by SHIRLEY WOLSKY, Valley City, ND, $200
In memory of CARYL SHEARER & JIM BRADEMEYER by JEAN DEVRIES, Oakes, ND, $200
In memory of my brother, WILFRED STUEVEN, by RUBEN STUEVEN & FAMILY, George, IA, $25
In memory of my aunt, MABEL, by BONNIE CRAWFORD, Fort Pierre, SD, $25
In loving memory of our mom, DEE KOLBECK, by CATHY CORDREY, Lake Norden, SD, $25
In memory of our daughter, JAN, by DEAN & SYLVIA FATLAND, Fargo, ND, $15
In memory of my daughter, JOY RENÉ PATTON, by JOYCE PATTON, Fort Pierre, SD, $30
In memory of EVELYN BEALS, by BRUCE BEALS, Forsyth, MO, $25
In memory of my husband, LOUIS ZUPANCICH, by LORRAINE ZUPANCICH, Chisholm, MN, $125
In memory of my mother, LEITHA IVERSON, by SALLY MERTENS, Aberdeen, SD, $50
In memory of my husband, LEWELLYN TODD, by ALOSIA TODD & FAMILY, Gettysburg, SD, $300
In memory of my friends, TILLIE & TINA, by VERA ROZEBOOM, Murdock, MN, $100
In memory of JANE MARIE, by her mother, BETTY JOHNSON, Hampton, IA, $5
In memory of BUD MCCLELLAN, by DONNA MCCLELLAN, Decatur, IA, $25
In memory of my parents, ALBERT & ELLA (KRAMER) WONN,
by IRENE TROWBRIDGE, Cameron, WI, $100
In memory of ALVIN VONHOLDT, by EVELYN VONHOLDT, Hoyt Lakes, MN, $50
In memory of ELMA GOSSEN, by HARRY GOSSEN, Marion, SD, $50
In memory of my nephew, JOHN ADDENGAST, by JOYCE ADDENGAST, Sheldon, IA, $40
In memory of my parents, NORMAN & BETTY PENTILA, by KEVIN PENTILA, Coon Rapids, MN, $100
In memory of my husband, RAMON TORGERSON,
by THEODORA TORGERSON, East Grand Forks, MN, $75
In memory of my husband, BOB RUSH, by KAREN RUSH, Sioux Falls, SD, $50
In memory of LEA GUTHMILLER, by BELVA WALTER , St. Lawrence, SD, $25
In memory of my husband RAYMOND LEHR, by HILDEGARDE LEHR, Roscoe, SD, $100
In memory of my wife GERALDINE KAY AMES, by STEVE AMES, Virgil, SD, $50
In memory of LAVONNE BURY, by KAREN PETERS, Canistota, SD, $20
In memory of MAYBELLE REICHENBACH, by DIANA JANSMA, Worden, MT, $65
In memory of my PARENTS, by IVYAL IRWIN, Traverse City, MI, $45
In memory of VICTIMS OF ROSEBURG OREGON UMPQUA COMMUNITY COLLEGE, by LORI SHAW, Seaside, OR, $20
In memory of my parents, ALMEDA & ORLAND FLESHER, by MICHAEL FLESHER, Leesburg, FL, $25
In memory of OLIVER GOETZ, by VIOLET GOETZ, Java, SD, $40
In memory of my HUSBAND, by VIOLET LATHAM, Wakeeney, KS, $20
In memory of my wife, EVELYN BITTLE, by MERLE BITTLE, Casper, WY, $300
In memory of my husband, WILLIAM CRABTREE, by EVELYN CRABTREE, Des Moines, IA, $100
In memory of my beautiful angel, JACQUALINE, by LAUREN TOOMER, San Mateo, CA, $50
In memory of our daughter, KRISTA, by TERRY & CAROL RUST, West Fargo, ND, $200
In memory of CARL, MILDRED & CATHY SAFFORD, by STEVE SAFFORD, Mexico, MO, $100
In memory of VIOLA FUTNELL, by MARJORIE KASS, Ludington, MI, $25
In memory of BILLYE LANDERS, by PAUL LANDERS, Clyde, TX, $100
In memory of MURL & ESTHER HALVERSON, by STEVE & MARADITH HALVERSON, Nevada, IA, $500
In memory of KELLY KLEINHESSELINK, by AUDREY KLEINHESSELINK, Alton, IA, $20
In memory of my niece, BRITTANY BAILEY, by KIMBERLEY BAILEY, Indianola, IA, $5
In loving memory of VIOLA WIMBERLY, by TYLER WIMBERLY, Aberdeen, SD, $5
In memory of SUE WIESE, by TED WIESE, Beon, OR, $100
(Any Memorials after 10/20/2015 will be listed in the December New Song)
In honor of our granddaughter, SCARLETT, celebrating her 3rd Birthday, by DEAN & DELLA BARRETT, Kansas City, MO, $150
In honor of RYAN & MAGGIE, celebrating their Anniversary, by MOM & DAD RUST, West Fargo, ND, $200
In honor of WANDA JEAN HAMILTON, by JOSEPH CATAGRONE, Urich, MO, $40
In honor of PASTOR SALEM & STAFF, by JAMES ALDAG, Kiron, IA, $300
In honor of our parents, JOE & CLAIRE O’CONNOR, celebrating their 65th Wedding Anniversary, by JIM & DEBBIE OTTEN, Monticello, MN, $100
In honor of PASTOR SALEM (94th Birthday), by LYDIA MAIER, Billings, MT, $25
In honor of our 50th Wedding Anniversary, by TERRY & DAVE BLOMQUIST, Pembina, ND, $100
In honor of our Grandson, CHARLES, celebrating his Birthday, by INEZ JOHNSON, Willmar, MN, $200
In honor of my 50th Birthday, by MICHAEL FLESHER, Leesburg FL, $10
In honor of PASTOR SALEM & STAFF, by BARBARA CORNELL, Ocala, FL, $300
In honor of PASTOR SALEM (94th Birthday), by GLENN JAKOBER, Aberdeen, SD, $100
In honor of our 50th Wedding Anniversary, by A. JANE DIXON, Algona, IA, $50
In honor of GOD’S GRACE, by BARBARA CORNELL, Ocala, FL, $300
In honor of my ANNIVERSARY, by NICOLE DIX, Missoula, MT, $110
In honor of my FAMILY & FRIENDS, by IVYAL IRWIN, Traverse City, MI, $45
In honor of my parents, ELMER & RUBY KETTERLING, celebrating their 62nd Wedding Anniversary,
by RANDY & JAN DENNERT, Westport, SD, $62
In honor of my best friend & husband, BILL PEDERSEN, by ROSE PEDERSEN, Anchorage, AK, $50
In honor of my wife of 53 years, RITA ENGLISH, by JIM ENGLISH, Brainerd, MN, $100
In honor of PHIL & MALLIE JOHNSON, for their adoption of seven brothers & sisters,
by LINDA SNYDER, Virginia, MN, $100
In honor of PASTOR SALEM (94th Birthday), by DON & FAYE KALLAS, Gold Canyon, AZ, $100
In honor of PASTOR SALEM & STAFF, by JANE KUTCHIN, Urbandale, IA, $50
In honor of my FRIENDS, by IVYAL IRWIN, Traverse City, MI, $45
In honor of JESUS CHRIST, by BILLY CLINE, Park Ridge, IL, $50
In honor of our FAMILY, by VERNON & LAVERNA NEUGEBAUER, Mitchell, SD, $20
In honor of MARTHA DIESKE & DODIE SCHMIDT, by HAROLD SCHMIDT, Westbrook, MN, $100
In honor of the VICTIMS & FAMILIES of the OREGON COLLEGE SHOOTING,
by DANNY & BRENDA VEST, Normal, IL, $50
In honor of our LORD, by BARBARA CORNELL, Ocala, FL, $340
In honor of my parents, VERNON & VIRGINIA HOUPT, by LINDA GLAZE, Payson, AZ, $100
In honor of our ANNIVERSARY, by FRAN WATSON & FAMILY, White River, SD, $30
In honor of my mother, LAVERNE GEER, by DAVID GEER, Grand Forks, ND, $115
In honor of our upcoming FIRST GRANDCHILD, by TERRY & CAROL RUST, West Fargo, ND, $200
In honor of our LORD, by MARVIN HARTOG, Emory, TX, $20
In honor of PASTOR SALEM, by STEVEN HOWE, Billings, MT, $25
In honor of PASTOR SALEM, by LAURA CAREY, Minatare, NE, $10
In honor of PASTOR SALEM, by LEROY WILSON, Polson, MT, $50
In honor of my mom, DARLENE, by AUBREY WRIGHT, South St. Paul, MN, $100
In honor of PEGGY SOUTHWICK, celebrating her 92nd Birthday, Slayton, MN, $92
In honor of RONALD KASS, celebrating his 64th Birthday, Ludington, MI, $64
In honor of our LORD, by BARBARA CORNELL, Ocala, FL, $400
In honor of PASTOR SALEM, by TED & JUDY THOMPSON, Lafayette, IN, $120
(Any Dedications after 10/20/2015 will be listed in the December New Song)
‘’BE THANKFUL UNTO HIM, AND BLESS HIS NAME. Ps. 100:4
NOV 01 “HOW DOES A CHRISTIAN LIVE IN A HOSTILE WORLD” JOHN 15:18-20
NOV 08 “THE JERICHO ROAD?” LUKE 10: 25-37
NOV 15 “A SOFT PILLOW FOR A WEARY HEAD” ROMANS 8: 28-39
NOV 22 “WHEN THE APOSTLES GAVE THANKS” I THESS 1:1-10
NOV 29 “WHEN JESUS COMES AGAIN!” I THESS 4:13-18
Bible Study: “BE THANKFUL BECAUSE…..” I THESS 5: 18
Pastor Salem has a new devotional every Monday which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week continuously.
NOV 02 ‘”LET GOD WRITE YOUR STORY” HEBREWS 12:2
NOV 09 “WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH” PHIL 4:13
NOV 16 “WHY ME?” ROMANS 5:8
NOV 23 “LOVE COMPELS US” II COR 5:14
NOV 30 “HELP FOR A BROKEN HEART” ISAIAH 61:1
CALENDARS ARE DISCONTINUED
After much prayer and thought, we have felt led to discontinue sending calendars. The reasoning is that the cost last year for calendars was $12,8000. This year it would have approached $15,000. We can add another TV Station for one year for $12,132. We felt we ought to use the calendar money to reach more people with the Gospel. We do not like to disappoint anyone, but if it means we can win more people to Christ, we have no other choice. We hope you understand. God bless you.
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