The Christian Worship Hour Newsletter
“A NEW SONG”
Dear fellow worker of the Christian Worship Hour:
With the celebration of the Fourth of July I am always reminded of the words of our Lord when He
“If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.”
When we celebrate the Fourth of July we celebrate the material freedom we have as Americans;
when Jesus spoke He referred to the spiritual freedom we have as Christians.
FREEDOM IS VERY COSTLY. Every time we read of a fatality among our service men and
women in war, we know that the superior sacrifice has been paid. It makes one’s heart ache.
Someone died for our freedom, what a terrible cost. And yet, when it comes to our spiritual
freedom, we know it cost the Son of God, if you can imagine it! God loved us so much that He
gave all that He had, His beloved Son, to die for us and set us free for the sins that would have
dragged us into Hell. (John 3: 16). You could say that there is no earthly way to measure the cost
of paying for our sins, yet Jesus did it even while were His enemies. (Rom. 5: 10). Our salvation
cost a terrible price!
FREEDOM CAN BE LOST. Be careful now! I did not say “salvation could be lost” for that is impossible. Jesus tells us He holds us in His hands and then God holds Him in His hands---so it is impossible to lose our salvation. (John 10: 28-29). But we can lose our freedom in Christ. We call
that legalism. We get tied down with all sorts of rules and regulations (Gal. 4: 9-11). We can lose
our liberty through evil habits such as drugs, alcohol, lottery, sex outside of marriage, gambling and
the like. We must guard against such slavery. (Col. 2: 16,17; Titus 3: 5).
FREEDOM CAN BE ABUSED. St. Paul talked about that when he said, that some things, under
grace, were permissible, yet if it caused some weaker Christian to stumble, he would refrain from
those things. (I Cor. 8: 13). We see American liberty abused with some of the terrible movies
and TV programs and with literature that inflames the lust of many, especially weak Christians!
(I Cor. 8: 9). “Freedom of Speech: can be used to hurt and harm others. (James 3: 5,6; 3: 8-10).
FREEDOM OF THE SOUL IS FOUND ONLY IN JESUS. Jesus told us as plain as day three
ways you CANNOT be born again in John 1: 13. First, “not of blood”, that is, through your parents.
Your parents may be the most wonderful Christians on earth, but they cannot pass salvation unto you. Second, “nor of the will of the flesh”. That is, you cannot make yourself a Christian by your own will. You cannot just say, “I will make myself a Christian”. Third, “nor of the will of man”, that is, no one
on earth can make you a Christian be it a pastor, priest, rabbi, or magician! ONLY through a personal acceptance of Jesus, calling upon His Name, can we become a Christian and that is by the Word of God
and the Spirit of God. (Acts 2: 21).
Friend, it is the fervent prayer of all of us at the Christian Worship Hour that you have accepted Jesus and
found that wonderful freedom we have in the Savior. If you are not sure, write us and we will send
information and will pray for you. And, if you have found that freedom, be sure you are using it to honor
And thank you for your gifts! We have no other source of income except from God’s people. We can go only so far as you make it possible.
God bless you. See you next week on the Christian Worship Hour.
God Bless You,
Harold E. Salem, pastor
SERMONS FOR JUNE 2015
JUNE 07 “THE GREATEST INVITATION” MATT. 11:28-30
JUNE 14 “JOB: GOD’S IDEAL MAN” JOB 1: 1-12
JUNE 21 “PSALM NINETY FOUR” PSALM 94
JUNE 28 “THE JUDGEMENT OF BELIEVERS” II COR. 5:1-13
JUNE 2015 DEVOTIONAL VIDEOS
JUNE 01 ‘”LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT” JOHN 16:33
JUNE 08 “SECRETS OF HAPPINESS” PSALM 37:3
JUNE 15 “TAKE HEART, DAD” JOB 1:1
JUNE 22 “O YES, HE CARES!” I PETER 5:7
JUNE 29 “LEANING ON JESUS” DEUT. 33:27