"A New Song" January 2023


Bible Study

DEVOTIONAL BIBLE STUDY: “Promises of God” 

Dear fellow worker of the Christian Worship Hour:

When we prepare for the upcoming year of 2023, we have to have a promise of God for all of us to start the New Year. So we turn to the Book of Philippians, chapter four and, instead of one wonderful promise, we find SIX.

So, here are six precious promises God has given for the year ahead, promises that will carry us through and help us over any rough spots that might be ahead:

v “REJOICE IN THE LORD ALWAYS” vs 4. God tells us, His children, we should always be happy and rejoicing. The thing to remember is, if God tells us to do something, He will enable us to do it! So, the next time something doesn’t go quite right, give thanks and praise to God and rejoice in Him. Impossible? If you try to do it on your own, well yes it is, but if we do it with the Lord’s help, it is possible. A verse that has helped many in times of trouble is Romans 8:28—that ALL things (good and bad) work together for good. (Ps. 19:8; Ps. 32:11; I Pet. 4:13; Rev. 19:7).

v “BE CAREFUL FOR NOTHING” vs 6. This should be translated ‘anxious’ for nothing. In other words, don’t worry and fret. A lot of Christians have troubles or trials because they don’t rely on God. We don’t have any excuses, as long as we read and obey the God’s Word, the Bible. (Ps. 62:8; Ps. 125:1; Isa. 26:4; Jer. 17:7, 8).

v “WE CAN HAVE THE PEACE OF GOD” vs 7. Isaiah said that the “wicked are like the troubled sea…whose waters cast up mire and dirt” (Isa. 57:20). But you know what, there are plenty of Christians who have the same condition! You know why? They are not at peace with God---they have some sin in their life that destroys the fellowship God wants to have with them. To have real peace with God, we have to forsake all known sin. Not easy, but worth it! (Ps. 85:8; Ps. 122:6-8; Isa. 48:22; Isa. 57:21; I John 1:9).

v “I CAN BE CONTENT” vs 11. Have you ever noticed how discontented the people out in the world are? They are never satisfied, but are running around looking for something to fulfill them. But they will never be content until they have Christ in their heart. We were made for God and until and unless we have God in our life through personally accepting Jesus, we will never be at ease. On the other hand, if we have Christ in our heart, we will be content no matter what we have, or don’t have. (Ps. 23:2; Matt. 5:6; Luke 6:21; Phil. 4:12).

v “I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST” vs 13. None of us knows what lies ahead in 2023. Chances are that there will be the good things and the bad—because that is what life is made out of. But one thing we can know, and that is, with Jesus all things are possible and with His help, we will have the strength for anything that might come our way. The key to it all is, we must be in the Father’s will. So God taught us to pray that, not my will, but His be done. Satan and his hosts of hell cannot so much as touch us if we remain in the Lord’s will. (Ezra 10:4; Ps. 27:14; Isa. 40:28-31; I Cor. 1:27-29; I Cor. 4:10; Heb. 11:33-40).

v “GOD WILL SUPPLY ALL MY NEEDS” vs 19. All my needs, that takes in the material, physical, spiritual, emotional, financial and you name it! Since God made everything He owns everything and He shares it with us as we need it. That does not mean we will not have troubles and trials, Jesus said we would. But it means God will see us through anything that He allows to come our way. (Ex. 16:4-10; I Kings 17:2-7; Matt. 6:25-34; I Tim. 6:17).

So, bring on 2023. With our dear Lord’s help we will live through it all and have fun doing it. Besides, who knows, Jesus might come this year! These are hard times for some of you, but God needs to be first no matter what happens.

In our Savior’s love,

Pastor Salem

Letters From Our Viewers

CWH 2023 MINISTRY UPDATE

Dear Friends of Christian Worship Hour,

We would like to keep you apprised of the exciting things that are happening here at CWH. There has been much activity since our beloved Pastor Salem was “promoted” to Heaven and we are looking forward to 2023 with high expectations for his amazing ministry!

CWH had prepared for Pastor Salem leaving this world for his eternal home, and we continue to broadcast his hundreds of powerful, timeless, and relevant messages from God’s Word.

We are thrilled to have Pastor’s son, Mike Salem, hosting our programs. Mike introduces the message, reads letters from viewers just like his dad loved to do and closes with a powerful salvation message. Our viewers love the new format.

Pastor Salem was aware of how technology could play an important role in spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ around the world and we are utilizing Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Vimeo, Instagram, and coming soon, ROKU. In June 2022, we launched an updated and expanded website that will make it even more convenient to access the Good News. Our website, CWH.org offers many ways to minister to people all over the world. You can:

· Watch current programs as well as your choice of hundreds of 30 and 60 minute programs.

· Locate a TV station in your area to view the broadcast.

· Visit a new section titled, “You Asked, Pastor Salem Answers” as well as new short Devotionals.

· Submit your prayer requests on our “Pray For Me” page.

· Read and subscribe to our newsletter, A New Song.

· Learn ways to remember this ministry in your will or estate.

· And much more…

We plan to grow the digital part of the ministry to reach more people with the Gospel Message, which will literally be at their fingertips 24/7.

We are so very thankful that we have been able to carry on this ministry because of folks like you. We are a listener supported non-profit and are accredited by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA). As we look to the future with anticipation and hope we would be most grateful for your continued prayers and if God leads, your financial support as the Gospel continues to be proclaimed through the Christian Worship Hour!

Grace and Peace to you,

Bill Edwards, President

Christian Worship Hour

Memorials

In Loving Memory of…

A FRIEND, by ERMAN & BETTY UELAND, MN, $20

AUDREY JOYCE ERBEN, my dear friend, by JANIE QUINTANILLA, TX, $25

BOB HARKEY, my husband, by NANCY HARKEY, MI, $5

BOB SPEAKMAN, my good neighbor, by FRANKLYN C. KNOLLS, DE, $30

CARLA FREEL, my wife, by ROGER FREEL, IA, $20

CLARENCE BERG, by GARNET BERG, ND, $25

DAVID MCMILLION, my husband, by MARIE MCMILLION, OR, $40

DENNIS SUNDEEN, my husband, by PAT SUNDEEN, MN, $50

DEREK VALENTINE, my beloved son, by JEFF VALENTINE, FL, $20

DOLORIS JOHNSTON, by BETTY J. WHITE, GA, $100

DON & ELAINE HOLM, by KAREN HARRIS, SD, $100

EARL D. BOHLEN, by BETTY DOCKTER, SD, $20

ED & MURIEL SEIVER, by JANE MESSER, NE, $25

EDWARD MYERS, my husband, by BEVERLY MYERS, PA, $30

ERIK, my beloved son, by CAREL GORDON, MN, $150

GARY SCHATZ, by RAELEEN SCHATZ, SD, $50

GWEN V. LENZ, by husband, EARL W. LENZ & FAMILY, MN, $50

JERRY RENNER, by ROGER & ELAINE HACKETT, ND, $40

JOHN & DOROTHY BILYEU, my mom & dad, by BEVERY BILYEU-CARKEEK, MT, $500

JOHN & KATHRYN MCCRACKEN, my parents, and PASTOR SALEM, by SUSAN MCCRACKEN, MS, $100

JOHN DONER, my very dear friend, by DWIGHT KREICK, FL, $500

LARRY & JESSE ODLE, by KAY ODLE, SD, $20

LAVERNE CLAXTON, my 96-year-old mother, by RICHARD & LINDA PENSGARD, MO, $100

LERA GAY WADDELL, my mother, by ANITA DUNAGAN, AL, $150

LOUIS ZAPANCICH, my beloved husband, by LORRAINE ZUPANCICH, MN, $50

LUCILLE & KEVIN WOODSON, by JERRY & ELIZABETH BROWN, MO, $10

MARGARET ANDERSON, my dear wife, by LYNDON ANDERSON, MN, $25

MARLENE NORDLUND, by GAYLAN & SHARON LARSON, MN, $25

MARTIN & JENNATTE KRAMER and ROBERT & LORETTA JONES, by DARMON & JANICE JONES, MN, $50

MIKE MADING, by DANIEL FUCHS, MT, $50

MR. & MRS. EDWIN SCHWEIGERT, by DAN SCHWEIGERT, ND, $50

MY FAMILY IN HEAVEN, by CARRIE FRERE, VA, $100

MY FATHER, by BERYL TEELA, AZ, $20

MY WONDERFUL HUSBAND, of 67 years, and OUR TWO BOYS, by MARIEDNA WILDE, IA, $25

OUR BELOVED LIZZIE, by JOHN & JANE VAN HAAFTEN, IA, $25

OUR LOVED ONES, by VERGIL & DELORES BENZ, SD, $200

PASTOR GARY ROSENAU, by JAMES & AMY WEST, MN, $50

PASTOR SALEM:

     BENNIE SOUTHWORTH, FL, $50     KATHY GONZALES, CA, $150       MARVIN & SHEILA DERHEIM, MT, $50

     JEFF & NOLA MOSER, AR, $200      LINDA J. JENKS, WY, $10             MELVIN THOMPSON JR., SD, $20

     JERRY & MADELYN KEMPF, MT, $50  MARK FIELDS, AZ, $100             PATRICIA MCCARTHY, KS, $100

RAY EGGERT, my husband, by GERI EGGERT, MO, $200

RAYMOND STOLTZFUS, my husband, by NORMA STOLTZFUS, PR, $50

REYNALDO CUNANAN, my brother, by EDWARD CUNANAN, CA, $100

RICHARD WALLACE, by JOYCE WALLACE, MN, $25

ROBERT DE NEUI, by CATHRYN FLYGER, SD, $25

RUBY LANGE, my wife and mother of 4 daughters, by JERRY LANGE, MN, $100

SAM GONZALEZ, my wonderful son, by KATHY GONZALEZ, CA, $150

SHIRLEY J. BESTER, my mother, by ALBERT J. BESTER, MI, $50

STEPHANIE MACQUIRE, my sister, by JUDIE DEBREY, OR, $20

STERLING KIRK, by TAYLOR PHILLIPS, OR, $20

STEVE & CHUCK COULTER, by NICHOLAS & LINDA COULTER, WA, $30

TANYA (OLSON) PRESTON, by SHARON LARSON, MN, $25

VIOLET KERR, by ROLAND BURQUEST, MN, $1,000

WALTER OKSANEN, my brother, by KARLA & JOSEPH GILSDORF, WY, $200

WARREN CRIDDLE, by COLLEEN A. ANDERSON, SD, $20

WILFRED & ALLEEN MAY HERBERT and MILDRED ZUMBEHL, our parents, by JAMES & CAROL ZUMBEHL, MO, $100

Any Memorials after 12/07/2022 will be listed in the February New Song

Dedications

In Honor of…

ALL OF OUR CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN & RELATIVES, celebrating their December Birthdays, by DENNIS TAFF, AR, $50

ARDIS CALLAHAN, my mother, celebrating her 87th Birthday, by TIMOTHY CALLAHAN, ND, $100

BETTY LOU LINDGREN, celebrating my mom’s birthday, by RACHEL RIDDLE, SD, $100

DION CAIN, by BARBARA JEAN ANDERSON, D.C., $25

GENE & REV. NANCY LINN, celebrating our 60th Wedding Anniversary, MN, $200

GEORGE & HELEN JACKSON, who always taught me sincerity, by JUNE RENVALL, ND, $25

GLENN & LELA DAVIS, celebrating our 49th Wedding Anniversary, SD, $200

JESUS, my Savior forever, by KEITH HEINRICH, ND, $100

JORDYN LEIGH, my granddaughter, by JOHN STAUFFER, NC, $50

LORNA M. ANDERSON, my mom, celebrating her 87th Birthday, by ROCHELLE BLACK, ND, $100

MRS. IRMA STANLEY, she lives her faith every day, by JAMES H. & MARY L. WINDHAM III, GA, $25

MY LORD, by NANCY HARKEY, MI, $5

OUR LOVED ONES ON EARTH AND IN HEAVEN, by PATRICIA S. LERTCH, FL, $200

SARAH, celebrating her Birthday, by ROBERT & MARGARET COLE, MN, $25

THE CWH STAFF, by LELAND & JOANNE SKOG, WI, $1,000

Any Dedications after 12/07/2022 will be listed in the February New Song

This Month's Weekly Sermon Schedule

JANUARY 60 MINUTE SERVICE

JANUARY 01 “HELP FOR THE NEW YEAR” JOHN 10:27-30

JANUARY 08 “HELP IN TIME OF TROUBLE” JOHN 16:7-11

JANUARY 15 “JESUS PRAYS FOR US” JOHN 17:12-19

JANUARY 22 “THE VINE AND THE BRANCHES” JOHN 15:1-8

JANUARY 29 “SATAN EXPOSED” ISAIAH 14:12-17

JANUARY 30 MINUTE SERMONS

JANUARY 01 “HELP FOR THE NEW YEAR” JOHN 10:27-30

JANUARY 08 “HELP IN TIME OF TROUBLE” JOHN 16:7-11

JANUARY 15 “JESUS PRAYS FOR US” JOHN 17:12-19

JANUARY 22 “THE VINE AND THE BRANCHES” JOHN 15:1-8

JANUARY 29 “SATAN EXPOSED” ISAIAH 14:12-17

Resources: Publications, CDs and DVDs

New Enhancements to CWH

Introducing weekly CWH programs hosted by Mike Salem

Pastor Salem and his team at the Christian Worship Hour had prepared for his promotion (to Heaven). The weekly broadcasts will be continuing, and we will be utilizing the many hundreds of sermons recorded over the years. In addition, you will now see Mike Salem, Pastor's son, introduce the weekly sermons. We hope you enjoy the new addition to the CWH ministry and will continue to be blessed by hearing the Word of God! 


                                                                                                                                          

  Also announcing our new ministry website:  cwh.org

     

Our new site has everything you’ve grown to love -- but with a fresh new look:

·       On-demand viewing of devotionals, newsletters and hundreds of 60-minute worship services

·       Order uplifting books, DVDs, 30- and 60-minute sermons

·       Learn more about our ministry and staff

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Make one-time and recurring online donations                                                            

Plus, even more features to minister to you around the world:

·       Find a Station page helps you know when and where to watch our weekly TV programs

·       Pray for Me page to help & encourage you

·       New Frequently Asked Questions answered by Pastor Salem

·       New Devotionals by Pastor Salem

·       Classic 30-minute sermons are