December 2017

A NEW SONG - Monthly Devotion

Dear fellow worker of the Christian Worship Hour:

“Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable Gift.” II Corinthians 9:15

Christmas is the time for giving of gifts. God the Father gave the first gift. I don’t know if the shepherds brought gifts or not, but the Magi sure did, and expensive ones at that. (Matt. 2:11). Now here it is, over 2,000 years later, and at Christmas we still give gifts. I want to mention, “GIFTS THAT MONEY CANNOT BUY”.

 MONEY CANNOT BUY THE GIFT OF TIME. By that I mean, time for one another. This Christmas let’s give more time to our children, our spouse, our friends, our loved ones. Someone who may be lonely and neglected. The gift of time may be the most valuable gift you can give. (Col. 4:5). Money cannot buy it, and it always fits! (Rom. 12:10; Eph. 6:4).
 MONEY CANNOT BUY THE GIFT OF FORGIVENESS. Have you ever been wronged or hurt? I guess I should say, “Who hasn’t?” When I think of how I have been wronged, I am compelled to think of how awfully Jesus was wronged. Then I can hear Him from the cross say to those who were taking His life, “Father, forgive them” (Luke 23:24) and I know in my heart of hearts, I have to forgive too, because Jesus told me too. (Matt. 6:12). Give forgiveness, money cannot buy it and it always fits! (Matt. 5:22-24).
 MONEY CANNOT BUY THE GIFT OF KINDNESS. Here’s a gift God tells us to give. (Rom. 12:10). Be kind and affectionate. Spouses need to do this, parents need to give it to their children, and the children need to give the gift also. The world is rough and tough, we have plenty of that, but kindness is in short supply. If you look about, my guess is that you will find someone who needs a little kindness. Yes, give the gift of kindness, money cannot buy it and it always fits! (I Cor. 13:4-8).
 MONEY CANNOT BUY THE GIFT OF ENCOURAGEMENT. A long time ago the old prophet Isaiah said, “The Lord God hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary” (Isaiah 50:4). In today’s language it would be, “Cheer people up, buster”. The lonely, the discouraged, the downhearted, downtrodden, disheartened and hurting. Encouraging the saints is a gift that money cannot buy, and it always fits! (John 16:33; I Peter 4:12,13).
 MONEY CANNOT BUY THE GIFT OF LOVE. You just cannot go to Wal-Mart and buy a can of love. Nor can we store love up in our heart. It is said, “Love isn’t love till you give it away.” Start giving this gift at Christmas and carry on all year long. Maybe your spouse, your child, a friend, a lonely person who is shut-in or a young person who is shut-out. Let’s be Godlike and give the gift of love, money cannot buy it and it always fits! (John 13:35; Rom. 12:9 “genuine”; I Cor. 13:13).
 MONEY CANNOT BUY THE GIFT OF SALVATION. The apostle Paul tells us that “The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23). While salvation is a gift, and is free, it does not mean that it did not cost something. Peter tells us how much our salvation cost when he declares, “Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold: But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.” (I Peter 1:18,19). Yes, salvation is a gift money cannot buy, and it always fits! (Romans 10:13).
But do you know what, MONEY CAN BUY RADIO AND TELEVISION TIME! And for that we give you thanks and appreciation in Jesus’ name.
MERRY CHRISTMAS! GOD BLESS YOU!

LETTERS FROM OUR VIEWERS

THANK YOU FOR WRITING…
I would like to express my gratitude to you for being sincere and honest in serving God the Father and spreading the gospel message to all. You see I was at the end of my rope and happened to catch you preaching. I’ve never seen that on television, only in church as a child. I know it was His way of letting me know there are straightforward no nonsense people who aren’t all show. I will try to start watching for you on T.V. regularly. So I will include you in my prayer.
I am still enjoying your ministry and praying for you that the Lord will continue to be with you as you spread the Gospel.
PONTIAC, ILLINOIS

My dear friend invited me to her home on October. I watched your service with her and looked up your website as soon as I had my home laptop connected to the internet. Thank you so very much you have changed my life.
SUMNER, IOWA

I can’t write very good so I just print. I just am 100 and two months old now. Jesus said I go make a place for you, then I will come and get you and you will be with me. So I believe He hasn’t got it ready yet so I will just wait for Him. I walk and talk with Him every day. I thank Him for our day. He told me, I am the Truth, the life and the way. I believe this.
DES MOINES, IOWA

My father has gone on to be with Jesus earlier this year. I just want you to know how much your show meant to him. He was a shut in for the last 3 years. He looked forward to your service every Sunday.
TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA

I had written to you while in jail and am so grateful your program was on because it not only gave me something to watch but fed me spiritually as well. It also was a blessing to the other women in the cell with me, even though they didn’t really want to watch it. God seen fit to bless them to hear His word. I am not out now, Bless God!
SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA

I want to tell you that my husband received Jesus after one of your messages earlier this year. Please keep telling people about Jesus. Tell people to not give up on anyone. Jesus called him home in September. He was 96. I have the blessed hope that I’ll see him one day. Kindest regards.
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA

I am 80 years old, elder of a church in Guyana, South America. Please pray for my country, “Guyana” for politicians are destroying that beautiful country with so much wealth God has given us. I urge listeners to support your work for the Lord with their giving, offerings & tithes. Despite your age of 96 years, you can still find joy in preaching the Lord’s message of hope. The pearly gates of heaven will fling open for you to enter the golden city of God that has been prepared for you only if you open your heart and let Jesus enter. God bless you.
GUYANA, SOUTH AMERICA

I accepted Jesus through Christian Worship Hour. I accepted Jesus when I said the words at home during your program.
SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA

In this jail I did ask Jesus to come into my heart and forgive. I’m 80, scared and have trouble sleeping at night. I know that Jesus died on a cross for my sin.
DUBLIN, VIRGINIA

I’ve watched your ministry grow in all the world. You gave the devil a big black eye. Keep up the good work. In Jesus name.
BROOKINGS, SOUTH DAKOTA

Thank you for your program. Me and my fiancé try to watch every Sunday. We live in a small village in Alaska.
PORT GRAHAM, ALASKA

I’m dying of cancer and a shut-in. Without all of you there would be no church for me!! Thanks to The Christian Worship Hour, I’m a reborn Christian. Bless all of you. I don’t feel sad. Cancer didn’t kill me, it saved me.
DES MOINES, IOWA

MEMORIALS

“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.”
(Revelation 14:13)

MEMORIALS (For the month of December 2017)
In memory of… ALLEN NELSON, by MAVIS BAKKEN, Volga, SD, $10 CLARENCE, PAULA & LELAND ENGEN, by WANDA CITURS, Northwood, IA, $400 DALE KUZNIA, by TERRY & DIANE MOE, Bottineau, ND, $50 DONNA STOLTENBERG, by JIM STOLTENBERG, Fremont, NE, $100 DORIS MARTINSON, by KAREN ROBINSON, Fargo, ND, $15 DORIS MILLER, by SHARI & TIMOTHY RUEB, Belgrade, MT, $20 DR. ROBERT & LUCILLE BUCK, by REBECCA BUCK, Colorado Springs, CO, $5 ELAINE CHUTE, by PERRY ROGERS, Oakland, NE, $25 ELIZABETH GALBRAITH, by JOAN PAUP, Denison, IA, $20 ERIC FLORY, by SANDRA BUSHNELL, Clyde, MT, $100 EVELYN BOSSMAN, by HER FAMILY, Lennox, SD, $300 EVELYN VAN GORKUM, by RICHARD & CATHRYN FLYGER, Hurley, SD, $25 JACK & LORRAINE REQUA, by DR. JAMES REQUA, Mt. Laurel, NJ, $100 JACK VESCOVI, by DUANN BERTSCH, Spencer, IA, $150 JENNIFER WHITE, by MIKE CROUCHER, Sabin, MN $50 LARRY & HELEN VANDIVER, by GAYLE PRICE, Mio, MI, $20 LISA CORRIERE, by WALTER MARQUARDT, Oak Lawn, IL, $50 LORRAINE BERKLAND, by MAVIS BAKKEN, Volga, SD, $10 LORRAINE BERKLAND, by MAVIS BAKKEN, Volga, SD, $10 LOVED ONES IN HEAVEN, by WENDY ENVIK, Moorhead, MN, $25 LUCILLE LENHART, by MR & MRS DONALD LENHART, Danville, CA, $50 MARTIN HEINZ, by CHRISTINE HEINZ, Naples, FL, $100 MEDRICK DAHL, by TED DAHL, Alsen, ND, $50 NAOMI MCVAY, by BARBARA NIX, Chancellor, SD, $100 OLIVER ANDERSON, by DONOWAN LARSON, Alcester, SD, $100 PASTOR JACK COUCHEY, by LOUISE COUCHEY, West Palm Beach, FL, $20 PAUL MONK, by BETTY MONK, Cape Coral, FL, $35 PHILIP ANDERSON, by KAREN ROBINSON, Fargo, ND, $15 RAYMOND WIESE, by JOAN WIESE, Le Mars, IA, $100 ROBIN AULICK , by JERRY & MILLIE AULICK, Gering, NE, $100 WAYNE KOMROSKY, by KARI BRAAFLAT, Fargo, ND, $60

In memory of my husband, “LEFTY SWANSON”, by JUDY FLATEN, Karlstad, MN, $500 In memory of brother LEON WATNE, by ERLING & LUVERL THOMSEN, Sioux Falls, SD, $100 In memory of LEON WATNE, by DONNA WEBSTER, Brandon, SD, $30 In memory of our PARENTS, by BASIL & JANE LARSON, Mound City, SD, $100 In memory of our son, DARYL, by JOE & FAITH BERG, Fertile, MN, $25 In memory of my husband, RAY, by GERI EGGERT, Springfield, MO, $50 In memory of my husband, CHARLES WIRTH, by BEVERLY WIRTH, Tampa, FL, $84 In memory of TROY CASKEY, by BILL & DONNA FREDERICK, Webb, IA, $25 In memory of our brother-in-law, MELVIN THOMPSON, by KEN & AG DRANE, Sturgis, SD, $50 In memory of my husband, RUSSELL J. KOSKINEMI, by CAROLE KOSKINEMI, Aurora, MN, $60 In memory of THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE LAS VEGAS MASS MURDER, by MICHELLE ROWE, Sioux Falls, SD, $40 In memory of my sister, KAREL, by KAY EICHNER, Des Moines, IA, $10 In memory of my wife, LINDA REEVES, by RICHARD REEVES, West Palm Beach, FL, $100 In memory of my beloved MOTHER, by SHERRY DONNELL, Prescott, AZ, $1,000 In memory of my brother, PATRCK D LIGGETT, by MARJORIE RIDDLE, Sheridan, WY, $20 In memory of my husband, MAURICE STEIGER, by JUNE STEIGER, Princeton, MN, $100 In memory of my grandson, CASEY SCHNEIDERMAN, by TURDY SCHNEIDERMAN, Hartley, IA, $25 In loving memory of FOUR SPECIAL PEOPLE IN MY LIFE, by EDIE HOBERMANN. West Des Moines, IA, $200 In memory of our mother, ELEANORA RENNER, by HER FAMILY, Washburn, ND, $25. In memory of our grand-nephew, SAMUEL PAUL GUSTAFSON (6 months old), by JERRY & LADONNA CONROY, Avoca, IA, $50 In memory of our beloved daughter, KRISTA ANNE, by TERRY & CAROL RUST, West Fargo, ND, $200 In memory of my father & mother, TONY & FELIZ BANDA, by REBECCA GONZALES, Colorado Springs, CO, $25 In memory of my husband, BILL WAITS, by HELEN WAITS, Nocatee, FL, $25 In memory of my AUNT GLADYS, by DARLENE JORGENSEN, Coleridge, NE, $25

In memory of my husband, GERALD NEFF, by LORETTA NEFF, Turtle Lake, ND, $100 In loving memory of my wonderful husband, WAYNE HOFMANN, by MARY LOU HOFMANN, Mitchell, SD, $20 In memory of my friends, RUTH ZANTER and LARRY REMINGTON, by ELTON SCHOENWALD, Marion, SD, $50 In memory of CAROLYN STRATMAN, by GEORGE STRATMAN and FAMILY, GEORGE, IA, $250 In memory of JOAN KLIPPING, by her loving husband, HARVEY KLIPPING, Red Lake Falls, MN, $100 In memory of my wonderful parents, VIC & CAROL MIILLER, by JOHN & JANE VAN HAAFTEN, Pella, IA, $25 In memory of SKIP MILTON & my daughter, WANDA BIESHEUVEL, by VIOLA MILTON, Kindred, ND, $200 In memory of my dad & mom, CYRUS & ANNA PETTIGREW, by VIRGINIA KIENAST, Aberdeen, SD, $25 In memory of my mom, DELORES COOK, by GREG SCHULTE, Sioux Falls, SD, $200 In memory of my loving husband, JERRY A SMITH, by BETTY SMITH, Niles, MI, $100 In memory of brother-in-law, RUSS TWETEN, by LUTHER & ILEEN JACOBSON, Shelly, MN, $100 In memory of my wife, SYLVIA FATLAND & our daughter, JAN FATLAND, by DEAN FATLAND, Fargo, ND, $20 In memory of my husband, KENNETH, by MARY DURYEE, Colorado Springs, CO, $25 In loving memory of parents, SAM & EMMA SPITZER, and sister, EDIE BOOMSMA, by ELLA SPITZER, Sioux Falls, SD, $500 In memory of our father, WAYNE KOMROSKY, by LAUREL & STEVEN BERG and MIKE & JAN KELLAND, Valley City, ND, $500 In loving memory of my husband, LOUIS ZUPANCICH, by LORRAINE ZUPANCICH, Chisholm, MN, $125 In memory of son, SHAND HARNER, by JANE & DON ROBERTS, Silver Bay, MN, $25 In memory of my wife, GERRY, by DON HLAVINKA, Hazel, SD, $50 In memory of my mother, HELEN PATTERSON, by CHARLOTTE REYNOLDS, Kansas City, KS, $10 In memory of my parents, RUDY & WANDA KUTCHIN, by JANE KUTCHIN, Clive, IA, $50 In memory of my mom, DOLORES MICKELSON, by MARY AHRENHOLTZ & DANNY MICKELSON, Harlan, IA, $200 In memory of my HUSBAND, by RUTH VOGEL, Monroe, SD, $100 In memory of my husband, BART E. CARLSON, by KAREN CARLSON, Rochester, MN, $100 In memory of my father, ALBERT HAMEL JR, by CHARLENE & DALE TAGGART, Towanda, KS, $50 In memory of my husband, KENT ANGELOS, by STEPHANIE ANGELOS, Billings, MT, $5,000 In memory of VETERANS & SONS OF VETERANS IN PRISON, by LAWRENCE VALIN

(Any Memorials after 11/09/2017 will be listed in the January New Song)

DEDICATIONS

DEDICATIONS (For the month of December 2017)
In honor of… CHRISTIAN WORSHIP HOUR, by RONALD BERNARD, Englewood, FL, $100 JANICE SCHWINEFUS, by LARAE MILLER, Hammond, WI, $400 JESUS MY SAVIOR, by SHIRLEY LAVELL, Cedar, MN, $20 MOM & DAD, by JAMES VERMILLION, Mesa, AZ, $100 MY FAMILY, by ELSIE ENGER, Sioux Falls, SD, $25 MY FAMILY, by HELEN MOEN, Lakota, ND, $10 MY FAMILY, by LAUREN TOOMER, San Mateo, CA, $25 MY MOTHER, by PHYLLIS CRAIG, Melbourne, FL, $100 OUR FAMILY, by LEE ROY & ERMA STEVENS, Sioux Falls, SD, $250 OUR FAMILY, by VERGIL & DELORES BENZ, Sioux Falls, SD, $200 OUR VETERANS, by CHARLES & KIMBERLY YOUNTS, Wichita, KS, $50 PASTOR SALEM & STAFF, by LOIS COTTER, Venice, FL, $100 PASTOR SALEM & STAFF, by LORI CHAMBERS, Fargo, ND, $300 RACHEL PIETZ, by LORIE PIETZ, Pembroke, GA, $36

In honor of our three granddaughters, ASHLEY, LAUREN, ALLISON by RITA & JIM ENGLISH, East Gull Lake, MN, $100 In honor of PASTOR SALEM, by ROSE FREDRICKSON, Roseau, MN, $50 In honor of PASTOR SALEM, by MARY CLONCH, Daytona Beach, FL, $50 In honor of PASTOR SALEM, by DARRELL SPARKS, Missoula, MT, $70 In honor of PASTOR SALEM, 96th Birthday, by WILLIAM & IVA MARXEN, Sioux Falls, SD, $20 In honor of PASTOR SALEM, 96th Birthday, by RICH & YVONNE NEAL, Port Orchard, WA, $40 In honor of PASTOR SALEM, by E. CARL HANKS JR., San Jose, CA, $100 In honor of PASTOR SALEM, by WILLIAM KEASTER, Tampa, FL, $100 In honor of RONALD KASS, in celebration of 66 years of God’s blessings, Ludington, MT, $66 In honor of REV. KENNETH & NELL BYLAND, celebrating their 60th Wedding Anniversary, Beech Grove, IN, $50 In honor of GRACE LOIS BAILEY, celebrating her 76th Birthday, & our granddaughter, DR. KELLY, by GRACE LOIS & WILLIAM BAILEY, Chesterton, IN, $10 In honor of my amazing husband, DARRYL SACK, by JANICE SACK, Great Falls, MT, $100 In honor of our PRESIDENT and our TROOPS, by BERT KELLEY, Wichita, KS, $50 In honor of LORI & ROBERT STECKLER, celebrating 31 years of marriage, Bismarck, ND, $25 In honor of CHRISTIAN WORSHIP HOUR, by ELAINE GOLISZESKI, Cape Coral, FL, $20 In honor of my mom, ELEANOR LEPPKE, celebrating her 89th Birthday, by CYNDEE LEPPKE, Grand Forks, ND, $50 In honor of my friend, THAD TERRY, by JERRY PADRICK, Cocoa, FL, $60 In honor of my granddaughter, AVA, celebrating her Birthday, by JAN SACK, Great Falls, MT, $100 In honor of DEAN & JOYCE, by SYLVIA CARLSON, Casper, WY, $25 In honor of my sister & brother-in-law, BILL & VERONA VROMAN, celebrating their 70th Wedding Anniversary, by VIRGINIA MALDE, Mitchell, SD, $50 In honor of NORMA, by NORMAN DEJONGH, Luverne, MN, $25 In honor of GOD, for favor and blessing, by PAULE THALES, Evanston, IL, $30 In honor of SPREADING THE WORD, by KENNEH DEBUSK, Omaha, NE, $10 In honor of PASTOR SALEM, 96th Birthday, by DEAN & LORADA PERRY, Grandview, MO, $50 In honor of OUR SOON COMING SAVIOR, by CAMILLE THOMPSON, Scottsdale, AZ, $200 In honor of MY BROTHERS & SISTERS IN CHRIST, by CONNIE YARBER, Corinth, MS, $500
(Any Dedications after 11/09/2017 will be listed in the January New Song)

RECENT SERMONS/DEVOTIONS

DECEMBER SERMONS

DEC 03 “CHRIST CAME TO REVEAL THE INVISIBLE GOD ” JOHN 1:1-18

DEC 10 “CHRIST CAME TO FULFILL PROPHECY” GENESIS 3:8-19

DEC 17 “CHRIST CAME TO PROVIDE A SACRIFICE FOR SIN” HEBREWS 9:11-18

DEC 24 “CHRIST CAME TO DEMONSTRATE THE LOVE OF GOD” JOHN 3:14-21

DEC 31 “CHRIST CAME TO PROVIDE THE REDEEMED WITH A HIGH PRIEST” HEBREWS 7:19-28

DECEMBER DEVOTIONS

DEC 04 “THE PLACE OF PEACE” JOHN 14:27

DEC 11 “HE WILL SUSTAIN THEE” PSALM 55:22

DEC 18 “HAVE YOU CROSSED THE BRIDGE?” ISAIAH 9:2

DEC 25 “HE’S TAKING ME HOME” PSALM 48:14

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