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Moment Of Celebration-Encouragement

July 28th, 2014 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment Of Celebration reflects on the encouragement of a friend.

It happened in the book of Third John, when the Apostle John wrote to a follower of Jesus named Gaius

He said to his dear friend in verse 3, “It gave me great joy to have some brothers come and tell about your faithfulness to the truth and how you continue to walk in the truth. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.”

We all benefit by this kind of encouragement. If we see someone who is demonstrating their love for God in the way they live, that is a good opportunity to express how we see God at work in them. John noted the good report he was hearing of the faithful witness of Gaius. This report was giving John matchless joy. His words of encouragement in Third John are examples for us to build others up in the faith, so that they will continue to walk in the truth of the Gospel

The encouragement of a friend is a reason to be glad in the Year of Celebration.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Moment Of Celebration-Joyful Occasions

May 15th, 2014 No comments

JOHN SHIRK -Today’s Moment Of Celebration reflects on the opportunities to join joyful occasions.

When you think of joyful occasions, what are some situations that come to your mind? It is likely that when a joyful occasion comes to our mind, that we will picture several people being there to enjoy the festivities.

Entering into someone else’s joy is expressing sincere friendship just like having the compassion to enter someone else’s pain. Romans 12:15 urges us to rejoice with those who rejoice.

In Luke 15, Jesus told three stories of something or someone who was lost and then was found. In each story, the person who found the object or person who had been lost, wanted someone to celebrate with. Who do they call? Friends, neighbors, and family members.

It’s the people closest to us with whom we want to celebrate. This is something to consider when we receive invitations to weddings, baptisms, award ceremonies, graduations, or anniversary celebrations. We may not always be able to attend every celebration, but receiving such an invitation means that someone wants us to join in their celebration, and we have an opportunity to express our joy in their joy.

The opportunity to join joyful occasions is a reason to be glad in the Year of Celebration.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Moment Of Celebration-Evidence Of God’s Love

April 10th, 2014 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment Of Celebration reflects on the evidence of God’s unfailing love.

Thomas saw the evidence in John 20. The disciples had seen Jesus and told Thomas, “We have seen the Lord!” Thomas was skeptical. He would not believe it unless he saw the nail marks in his hands.

A week later, Jesus appeared to doubting Thomas and made him a believer by showing him his nail-scarred hands. Thomas responded by saying “My Lord and my God.”

In that moment, Thomas was seeing three significant things. The first thing that he saw was that Jesus was brought back to life. His grief turned into joy after seeing His beloved leader alive again.

A second thing that Thomas saw was the power that Jesus had over the grave.  In seeing the resurrection power of Jesus, Thomas’s fears turned into hope.

A third thing that Thomas saw was the expression of love that was evident in the nail scars. His doubts turned into confidence that Jesus is alive, and he could trust that the love of Jesus would never fail him.

The evidence of God’s unfailing love is a reason to be glad in the Year of Celebration.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

WIN SCC’S “JOY” CD & SCARF!

December 17th, 2012 4 comments

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This week’s Feedback Giveback prize is Steven Curtis Chapman‘s new “Joy” CD and coordinating scarf!  Just leave your comments on our blogs this week and you’ll automatically be entered to win!

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PRAISE & WORSHIP SHOW PLAYLIST 10/21

October 21st, 2012 No comments

KRISTI LEIGH — So many good songs this morning–and 3 mini themes!  I hope these songs touch your heart and make you want to worship!  Please email me if you have any song questions of if you’d like me to add you to the playlist email group!

Happy singing!

Kristi Leigh – WJTL DJ

Kristi@WJTL.com

Praise & Worship Show Playlist 
October 21, 2012
Mini Themes in Today’s Show: Joy, “Fall” and Believe
6:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.
“Come, Worship The King” by Michael W. Smith, Shane & Shane from “Glory Revealed”
“Alive” by All Sons & Daughters from “Season One”
“I Can Only Imagine” by Rita Springer from “Effortless”
“Doxology” by David Crowder Band from Passion: Hymns Ancient & Modern
“None But Jesus” by Christy Nockels from “iWorship 24-7″
*JOY MINI THEME!
“Shekinah” by Cory Asbury, Jaye Thomas from “Joy (LIVE)”
“Joyful, Joyful” by Laura Hackett from “Joy (LIVE)”
“My Joy” by Philip Herndon from “Love In Every MOtion”
“Joy Is In This Place” by Tim Hughes from “When Silence Falls”
“Joy” by Phil Wickham from “Response”
“Count It All Joy” by Sovereign Grace Music from “Worship God Live”
“Joy Unspeakable” by Todd Agnew from “Need”
“I Want The Joy” by Rita Springer from “Effortless”
“Furious” by Bethel Live, Jeremy Riddle from “Be Lifted High”
“Awakening” by Hillsong United from “Aftermath”
7:00 a.m.– Legal I.D.
“Mighty Breath Of God” by Jesus Culture from “Come Away”
“Fling Wide” by Misty Edwards from “Fling Wide”
“Whom Shall I Fear (God Of Angel Armies)” by Chris Tomlin from “Burning Lights”
*”FALL” MINI THEME!
“Hungry (Falling On My Knees)” by Kathryn Scott from “Hungry”
“Fall On Your Knees” by David Crowder Band from “Give Us Rest”
“Mercy Is Falling” by Desperation Band from “Light Up The World”
“Spirit Fall” by Chris Tomlin from “Passion: Here For you”
“Spirit Fall” by Phil Wickham from “Cannons”
“Spirit Of The Living God” by FFH from “WOW Worship”
“I Feel Like I’m Falling” by Hillsong from “By Your Side”
“Revival Fire Fall” by Paul Baloche from “Open The Eyes Of My Heart”
“When The Tears Fall” by Tim Hughes from “When Silence Falls”

8:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.
“We Fall Down” by Steven Curtis Chapman, Chris Tomlin from “WOW Worship Red”
“Holy (Wedding Day)” by The City Harmonic, JJ Heller from “I Have A Dream (It Feels Like Home)”
“My Soul Longs” by The Neverclaim from “Revival”
“Come On My Soul” by Rend Collective Experiment from “Organic Family Hymnal”
“The Hope That Lies In You” by The Glorious Unseen from “The Hope That Lies In You”
“At Your Name” by Tim Hughes from “Love Shine Through”
“How Sweet The Name” by Delirious from “Kingdom Of Comfort”
“Your Love Never Fails” by Jesus Culture from “Your Love Never Fails”
“Impossible Possible” by Jared Anderson from “The Narrow Road”
“Nothing But The Blood” by Andy Cherry from “Nothing Left To Fear”
“Amazing God” by Anthony Evans from “Undisguised”
“Magnificent” by Matt Redman from “10,000 Reasons”
“After All (Holy)” by David Crowder Band from “Give Us Rest”
“Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing” by Leigh Nash from “Hymns & Sacred Songs”
9:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.
*BELIEVE MINI THEME!
“We Believe” by Brian & Jenn Johnson from “We Believe”
“I Believe (Jesus Is The Answer)” by Building 429 from “Rise”
“I Still Believe” by Jeremy Camp from “Stay”
“We Still Believe” by Kathryn Scott from “We Still Believe”
“I Have To Believe” by Rita Springer from “I Have To Believe”
“I Believe” by Hillsong from “Mighty To Save”
“I Believe In You” by Joel Engle from “I Believe In You”
“This Is What We Believe” by Aaron Shust from “This Is What We Believe”
“Trust” by Kristene Mueller from “Those Who Dream”
“Jesus Saves” by Tim Hughes from “Love Shine Through”
“I Surrender All” by Israel Houghton from “Amazing Grace”
“Great I Am” by New Life Worship, Jared Anderson from “You Hold It All”
“We Have Been Forgiven from “Glowing”
“It Is Well” by Todd Fields from “North Point Live: Awake”