Dear fellow worker of the Christian Worship Hour:
“IS THERE ANY GOOD NEWS FROM GOD?” Notice, I did not ask if there was any good news from man. Just watch the evening news, listen to the radio or read the newspaper and what do you find? Death, disease, disaster, hunger, starving, babies crying, elderly suffering! That’s the news I get from man. So, I ask you, is there any good news from God? You bet, and plenty of it! Let me list some of the good news items from God.
GOOD NEWS: GOD LOVES ME. That is REALLY good news because I was a poor, lost sinner, and to make it worse, I was a downright enemy of God, and yet, even though I was an enemy and rebelled against God, He loved me! (Rom. 5:10). Talk about good news! I didn’t deserve anything but the wrath of God, but instead, He gave me love. And, oh, He didn’t just love a tiny bit, but a whole lot, so much that He gave His only begotten Son to die for me on a cruel, Roman cross. (John 3:16). You won’t read that in the evening newspaper that men publish.
GOOD NEWS: GOD WILL SAVE ME. Save me, from what? Stubbing my toe? No sir, HE will save me from hell! And you want to know something else, only God could do it! Did you ever stop to think what it would be like to be isolated in total darkness with weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth! (Matt. 13:50). But the good news is that this wonderful God in heaven paid for my sins in full and I will never be lost! (John 10:28-29). You won’t read about that in the evening paper either.
GOOD NEWS: GOD WILL KEEP ME SAFE. I never have to worry because God has given me eternal life. Jesus said that if we believe in Him, accepting Him into our life, we “HAVE” eternal life. (John 5:24). You know what that means? It means that we have eternal life the moment we believe in Jesus—that we don’t wait until we get to heaven to get eternal life, we have it within us right now! Don’t forget that “HATH” that Jesus put into that verse.
GOOD NEWS: GOD WILL HELP ME. The Psalmist said that God was “a very present help in trouble.” (Psalm 46:1). We all have troubles of one sort or another in this wilderness journey. (John 16:33). But the good news from God is that he will never leave us or forsake us (Hebrews 13:5) and that he would always be with us, no matter what. (Matt. 28:20). I want to tell you a little secret, my dear friend; with Jesus with us we fear no man or condition! Satan can huff like the old wolf, but he can’t touch a hair on our head unless the dear Lord allows it! (Job 1:12). Try finding good news like that in the evening newspaper!
GOOD NEWS: GOD WILL WATCH OVER ME. He knows the way that I take in this life. (Psalm 139:2, 3). I do not know what will happen tomorrow—come to think about it, I don’t know what will happen in the next ten seconds! But listen to this, God knows all of my tomorrows! He is never surprised at the turn of events—never surprised because He knows my pathway all through life. He has a plan for each of His children, so we just trust Him and rejoice each day. Next time you feel lonely, or misunderstood, or unloved; just remember the heavenly Father is watching over you with an eye that never sleeps. (Psalm 121:4).
GOOD NEWS: GOD WILL TAKE ME HOME SOMEDAY. Jesus told his disciples, just before his ascension, that he was going away to heaven, but, He also said, “I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” (John 14:3). How does that make you feel? It thrills my soul! It is good news! I’m going home someday. Jesus has my departure date set! So, take heart. Use your newspaper for garbage—use the good news of the gospel for rejoicing and giving praise to God!
And don’t forget. We need your prayers, and we need your gifts. We have no other source of income. So, talk to God about it and we’ll carry on as long as you pay the bills.
In our Savior’s Love,
Harold E. Salem, Pastor
THANK YOU FOR WRITING…
My wife gets headaches all the time and it is 24 miles to the nearest church. Recently on Easter Sunday, I got to enjoy your program while holding ice on her head. It was comforting to me to hear the gospel and yet being able to help my wife.
Dear Mr. Postmaster or Postmistress, Do you know Jesus? He always loves you no matter what! WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
I was born in Lima, Peru and living in the United States since 1984. I want to express my gratitude for you and your ministry. During the month of March 2018, I learned the meaning for the Blood of the Lamb. Your explanation about the shed of blood (sacrifice) in the Old Testament finally made sense to me. You do a great job. Your sermons are easy to understand.
I am writing to say my husband has been a viewer of yours since he was in the 9th grade. He is now 56.
Thank you for your ministry—spirit filled and for your video “Heart of a Shepherd”. We love it and see it over again. We share it at our assisted living apartments. To God be the Glory. Our young friend viewed it and she said “It seemed like only 15 minutes, not an hour. (She loved it).
The “Heart of a Shepherd”, DVD is very well done. I first saw it as it was loaned to me by relatives. A few weeks ago, on a snow day with no school, I pretty much made two of my daughters, age 13 and 10 watch the one-hour version. The 10-year-old was not happy about it. It wasn’t “Super Girl” after all. However, once it started she was fine. When it was over the 10-year-old said, “That was an hour?” It felt like 15 minutes”. Have a wonderful day.
On behalf of my sister, my nephew and his two children, I am sending this seed-gift to support the gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, WEST INDIES
Greetings in the name of Jesus. Please will you send me “Heart of a Shepherd”. I have unsaved family and I want them to see this, 2 sons now 51, 52 and are unsaved but we’ve brought them up in a Christian family. Also a daughter of 40 years. Thank you for the gospel message on “Gospel Channel”. May God bless your ministry. Please continue the good work. You have blessed me as I listen this morning, “Jesus is Lord”. Thank you Jesus.
Dear Pastor Salem, your words are inspiring to a young Christian. I gave my heart to Jesus 2 years ago. I knew for a very long time, but I was too slow to ask to be redeemed. I am a 68-year-old male. Thanks for the grace of God, the Holy Bible speaks to me now. I am reading more scriptures than ever now. I look forward to your Sunday ministry each week. God bless and keep you in Jesus name.
A 12-year-old African-American boy was shot and killed at his front door. He was baptized on his own request 3 weeks earlier. (This was recently, 2019). The church was New Salem Missionary Baptist where he walked to church. It is a small town. Pray for the church.
I, too, am in my 90’s (94) and I try to remember this, “If you have a pulse, you have a purpose”.
“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 October 2019)
In Loving Memory of…
ALBERTA KRATVILLE, by MARGARET KRATVILLE, Tempe, AZ, $200
ALVIN VON HOLDT, by EVELYN VON HOLDT & FAMILY, Hoyt Lakes, MN, $50
ANNE BLACKWELL, by JESSE BLACKWELL, Pensacola, FL, $50
BEATRICE NEUBERGER, our dear mother, by HER FAMILY, ND, $300
BEN LOEBS, by ANONYMOUS, $15
BERNIECE SPINELLI, a good & faithful servant, by DAVID SPINELLI, Aurelia, IA, $40
BLAKE PROCTOR, my nephew, by BETTY LINEBERRY, Cocoa, FL, $50
BOB LINDER, my loving husband, by JANE LINDER, Sioux Falls, SD, $50
Brother BERT, by PAUL & CARIK RYBERG, Cambridge, MN, $5
CAROL REMPFER, by JIM REMPFER, Winside, NE, $20
CARRIE BAKKEN, by DEANE & BEATTA SAGMOE. Hendricks, MN, $20
CHERYL GREENWOOD, by DALLAS GREENWOOD, Colorado Springs, CO, $25
DAN DEANER, by RETA KYLE, Cotati, CA, $100
DENNIS GLANZER, my brother, by BEA TSCHETTER, Mountain Lake, MN, $100
DONALD A. LUNDVALL, my husband, by JUNE LUNDVALL, Ellsworth, WI, $100
EDIE BOOMSMA, my sister, and my nephew, TONY BOOMSMA, by ELLA SPITZER, Sioux Falls, SD, $2,200
ELBERT CANNON, my husband, by LOIS CANNON, Niangua, MO, $100
ERLEN ‘RAS’ RASMUSSEN, by TIM & AMY KESSLER, Aberdeen, SD, $250
FLOYD & LILLIAN TAYLOR, by DALE & LOIS DEVISH, Sioux Falls, SD, $500
GEORGE ANDERSON, my husband, remembering his Birthday, by JOYCE ANDERSON, Rapid City, SD, $200
GERALD & JEAN ANDERSON, by CYNDE STURMAN, Fort Myers, FL, $10
GERALD & SHERRY DAVIS, my father & mother, by LARRY DAVIS, Troy, MT, $10,000
GERTRUDE RINGSTROM, my grandmother, by CHARLES SOPER, Bismarck, ND, $10
GLORIA’S MOTHER, remembering her August Birthday, 100 yrs. old, & our dear brother-in-law, LAVERN, by GLORIA & PHIL HODGSON, Pardeeville, WI, $100
GRANDMA BETTY, by DALE O’CALLAGHAN, Eugene, OR, $25
JACK IRELAN, my husband, by BEVERLY IRELAN, Wolverine, MI, $84
JANE & GEORGE A. MILLER, SR, by LAURIE & GEORGE A. MILLER, JR, Orange City, FL, $100
JIM LINSCHEID, my son-in-law, by BEA TSCHETTER, Mountain Lake, MN, $100
JOHN & ALMA HOZEN, my parent, by SOPHIE MERRIGAN, Sioux Falls, SD, $40
JOHN & DELLA LARSON, my grandparents, by DONOWAN LARSON, Alcester, SD, $100
JOHN EBEN, by ROGER & JANELLE KOOIKER, Rock Rapids, IA, $20
JOYCE OLSON, my dear sister, by JANE LINDER, Sioux Falls, SD, $50
JUDY GRIFFITH, our daughter, by CLARENCE & PAM GIEDD, De Smet, SD, $50
JULIE REESE, our daughter, by ALLYN & BEV BARTELSON, Irwin, IA, $300
LEAH BURKLIN, my niece, by WENDY TUTINS, Orlando, FL, $20
LEO HAAR, by BOB & SHIRLEY JACOBS, Aberdeen, SD, $100
LEONARD BRENNER, my husband, by BEVERLY BRENNER, Chancellor, SD, $85
LINDA REEVES, my wife, by RICHARD REEVES, West Palm Beach, FL, $100
MARTIN & JENNATTE KRAMER and ROBERT & LORETTA JONES, by DARMON & JANICE JONES, Oakdale, MN, $100
MARY FRANCES ORCUTT, my beloved sister, by JANE & JOHN VAN HAAFTEN, Pella, IA, $25
MR. VICTOR POWELL, U.S. NAVY WW2 VETERAN, by ELIE KOTOCH, Fitchburg, MA, $46
MURIEL WEST, my mother, remembering her Birthday, by KAREN TRIPP, Oakes, ND, $100
My brother, MARTY, by BETH BROWN, Carol Stream, IL, $100
My DAD, by BETH BROWN, Carol Stream, IL, $772
My loving father, RICHARD, by KAREN, $30
My MOM and my BROTHER, remembering their August Birthdays, by June Enget, Powers Lake, ND, $20
My MOTHER, by KEVIN MAKIE, Fridley, MN, $100
My PARENTS and BROTHER, by LEON SNELLER, Doon, IA, $400
My son, IAN MCLEISH, and my mother, ADASSA STERLING, by DELORIS MCLEISH, Winter Springs, FL, $500
My two GRANDMOTHERS, by NATALIE WILSON, Moville, IA, $200
My uncle, ERVIN (BUD) MEDNANSKY, by EVELYN MILLER, Watertown, SD, $50
NORMAN MOSER, my husband, and LLOYD, my father, by DARLA MOSER, Baxter, MN, $25
Our dear friends: KATEY MARONE, ROBERT CORY, Sister JOAN SOPHA, HARRIET LAFATA, STEVE SIMON, WARREN GRAVLIN, FRANK CHIDA, Sister MARY WITT, CAROL MILLIGAN, GLORIA ANDERSON, MARY ANN SIMPSON, JOAN GOWEN; CUBBIE & SANDI BUBOI, by CORNEL BUBOI, Ocala, FL, $100
PASTOR LOREN ODLAND, by WENDELL GRANGAARD & FAMILY, Sioux Falls, SD, $25
PAUL MONK, our son, by BETTY MONK, Cape Coral, FL, $25
R. MATHIS, by PAUL POPOVICH, Orlando, FL, $50
RAY EGGERT, my husband, by GERI EGGERT, Springfield, MO, $100
RAY EGGERT, my husband, my wonderful Christian husband, by GERI EGGERT, Springfield, MO, $100
ROBERT WOLTHUIZEN, my husband, by MARLYS WOLTHUIZEN, Sheldon, IA, $200
RODNEY JACOBSON and COREY JACKSON, by MAXINE BROWN, Albert Lea, MN, $100
RONALD FENDER, by PAULETTE FENDER, Fairmont, WV, $25
RUBY EINSPAHR, my grandma, by JOHN WULF, Pierre, SD, $100
SANDRA BAKER; ROBERT WARD; GEORGIA MOREY, by JOHN WARD, North Hero, VT, $15
SHARY KENNEDY, my daughter, by SYLVIA SACK, Spearfish, SD, $500
SHIRLEY HAAS, by ELLEN PEDERSON, Yankton, SD, $10
SHIRLEY VANDERLAAN, my mother, remembering her Birthday, by KEN & GEORGIA VANDER VORST, Pollock, SD, $300
SYLVIA FATLAND, my wife, & our daughter, JAN FATLAND, by DEAN FATLAND, Fargo, ND, $25
TAD MELICHAR, our son, by AL & TURI MELICHAR, Caldwell, KS, $500
TONY GOMEZ, my husband, by CENAIDA GOMEZ, San Antonio, TX, $20
WALTER BROWN and CURTIS BERG, by MEADOW LAKE ASSISTED LIVING, Watertown, SD, $100
WANDA SHOSKY, my sister, by MAVIS RIERSON, Hopkins, MN, $25
(Any Memorials after 09/09/2019 will be listed in the November New Song)
(For the month of October 2019)
In Honor of…
ADOPTED CHILDREN, by HARVEY De Jager, Sheldon, IA, $250
ALL THE PEOPLE LOST IN THE WORLD TRADE CENTER’S FAMILIES, by CATHIE MUELLER, Omaha, NE, $100
ALLEN & DONNA AARSVOLD, celebrating their 63rd Wedding Anniversary, Peterson, MN, $100
AMY SUE WHITEGRASS; CHARLIE, EDDY & MARY CONNELLY, by HERMAN WHITEGRASS, Browning, MT, $20
CHRISTINE MEYER, my aunt, celebrating her 92nd Birthday, by KRISTI SOAP, Oklahoma City, OK, $20
DERECK KLOPFENSTEIN, my best friend, by PAUL KLAUSEN, Overland Park, KS, $110
DIANNA SPRING, my wonderful wife, by KEN SPRING, Longview, WA, $50
Happy Birthday, MOM & SOPHIE, by PHILIP FOX, Bradenton, FL, $20
JANICE KAPELLE, celebrating her 85th Birthday, by MEADOW LAKE ASSISTED LIVING, Watertown, SD, $100
JENNIFER LOHMEIER, our daughter, by FRANCIS & ARLENE RODERICK, Ijamsville, MD, $100
JESUS CHRIST, MY SAVIOR, by ARTHUR SILL, Benton Harbor, MI, $25
JESUS, by NILES & PAT SWANCUTT, Spencer, IA, $50
JOYCE DAHL, celebrating her 91st Birthday, by TED DAHL, Alsen, ND, $50
KADAH & JADAH, celebrating their 3rd Birthday, by JULIE ANDERSEN, Menno, SD, $25
KATE JACKSON, celebrating her 35th Birthday, by CURTIS & LORI FARLINGER, Grant, AL, $100
KATIE, my daughter-in-law, celebrating her Birthday, by CONNIE YARBER, Corinth, MS, $500
LAUREN KAY BELLOS, our granddaughter, by RITA & JIM ENGLISH, East Gull Lake, MN, $100
MICHAEL RODERICK, our son, by FRANCIS & ARLENE RODERICK, Ijamsville, MD, $100
MY BROTHER, struggling with his illness, by HELEN MOEN, Lakota, ND, $25
PARENTS WHO ADOPT CHILDREN, by HARVEY De Jager, Sheldon, IA, $250
SUE TAFF, celebrating her Birthday and our 44th Anniversary, by DENNIS TAFF, Van Buren, AR, $50
TED THOMPSON, remembering our 53rd Anniversary, by JUDY THOMPSON, Lafayette, IN, $100
THE WORD OF GOD, by BRAD COCHRAN, Rossville, GA, $200
The WORD OF GOD, by BRADLEY COCHRAN, Rossville, GA, $100
THIS GREAT COUNTRY, by BERT KELLEY, Wichita, KS, $50
(Any Dedications after 09/09/2019 will be listed in the November New Song)
OCTOBER 06 “PATTERN OF A PASTOR” I KINGS 19:19-21
OCTOBER 13 “THE ANCHOR OF THE SOUL” HEBREWS 6:13-20
OCTOBER 20 “DAVID: GREAT SINNER, GREAT SAINT” 1 SAMUEL 17:45-51
OCTOBER 27 “HAVE YOU GROWN UP SPIRITUALLY?” JAMES 1:1-12
OCTOBER 07 “HE WILL SUSTAIN THEE” PSALM 55:22
OCTOBER 14 “THE TWELFTH MAN” EPHESIANS 4:32
OCTOBER 21 “ARE YOU SICK OF SOME PEOPLE?” PHILIPPIANS 2:5
OCTOBER 28 “STAY ON YOUR KNEES” 1 THESSALONIANS 5:17
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