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Relationship Building Principle-Overcome Evil With Good

May 20th, 2015 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Relationship-Building Principle comes from Genesis 50:20.

Joseph was a godly man with great influence in the land of Egypt. His brothers had rejected him when he was a teenage boy. They were jealous of him and would not speak kindly to him. Many years later, they needed his help. When his brothers came to Egypt seeking relief from the famine, they made their appeal to Joseph, who had a choice to make. He could let the past embitter him against his brothers, or he could forgive them and offer them aid.

Joseph returned their hostility with kindness. This is a pattern similar to how God treats a world that has treated Him with hostility because of our sin. He has responded by offering us grace. He sent Jesus to the world, whose sacrifice on the cross overcame evil with good.

Near the end of his life, Joseph could look back and see the wisdom of God’s plan through the good, bad, and the ugly. He said to his brothers, “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. So then, don’t be afraid. I will provide for you and your children. And he reassured them and spoke kindly to them.” That is an expression of undeserved grace, the kind of grace that can restore broken relationships.

Overcoming evil with good is a relationship-building principle to take to heart in the Year of Connection.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Praise & Worship Show Playlist

August 17th, 2014 No comments

Hi everybody,

Long-time Praise & Worship Show listener, Jill, suggested today’s theme: Peace & Reconciliation.  Check out the song details below.  If there’s a theme you’d like, please feel free to get in touch!

Kristi Leigh – WJTL DJ

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PEACE & RECONCILIATION THEME
6AM
Peace To Shine LaRue Reaching 2002
Lord, I Need You Chris Tomlin Passion: Here For You 2011
Restore Chris August The Upside Of Down 2013
Be Still My Soul Leigh Nash Hymns And Sacred Songs 2011
Beauty For Ashes Anthony Skinner Forever And A Day 2004
Desert Soul Rend Collective Homemade Worship By Handmade People 2012
Peace Watermark Watermark 1998
Restoration Phillips, Craig & Dean Phillips Craig & Dean Ultimate Collection 2006
Songs of the Redeemed Charlie Hall Flying Into Daybreak 2006
Redeemed Big Daddy Weave Love Come To Life 2012
Bring Us Back Bellarive Before There Was 2014
Peace Rich Mullins A Liturgy, A Legacy and A Ragamuffin Band 1993
Psalm 23 Matt Papa You Are Good 2006
7AM
The Lord is My Shepherd Jeremy Riddle Furious 2011
I Lay Me Down Michael W. Smith Sovereign 2014
A Song Of Peace Nichole Nordeman Listen To Our Hearts, Vol. 1 1998
The Purest Place (featuring Tim Hughes) Watermark The Purest Place 2004
Peace Jason Upton Open Up the Earth 2005
Spirit of the Living God Audrey Assad Fortunate Fall 2013
I Turn To You Selah Hope Of The Broken World 2012
Knees To The Earth Christy Nockels Passion: Sacred Revolution 2003
The More I Seek You Kari Jobe Deeper (Integrtity Music) 2008
I Will Give You Peace Echoing Angels Echoing Angels 2011
Whole World In His Hands Matt Redman Passion: How Great Is Our God 2005
Sometimes He Calms The Storm Scott Krippayne Wild Imagination 1996
8AM 2011
All Things Beautiful Shelly Johnson 2012
We Still Believe Kathryn Scott Songs 4 Worship Ultimate 2011
Mended Watermark The Purest Place 2004
Beauty of Your Peace Tim Hughes When Silence Falls 2004
All The Poor And Powerless All Sons & Daughters Season One 2012
It is Well (feat. Kristene DiMarco) Bethel Music You Make Me Brave (Live) 2014
Restoration David Brymer Unceasing
Thrill Charlie Hall The Bright Sadness 2008
You Are Holy (Prince Of Peace) NewSong Newsong Rescue – Live Worship 2005
Hostage of Peace Tenth Avenue North The Struggle 2012
Every Little Thing Delirious? Now Is the Time – Live At Willow Creek (Bonus Track Version) 2006
9AM
Beauty For Ashes Shane & Shane Carry Away 2004
Be Still And Know Steven Curtis Chapman Speechless 1999
Captivate Us (feat. Charlie Hall) Watermark The Purest Place 2004
Keep Me Near Rend Collective Homemade Worship By Handmade People 2012
Perfect Peace Laura Story Great God Who Saves 2008
Salvation (Psalm 71) Shawn McDonald The Message – Psalms 2005
Comfort Me (feat. Brenton Brown) Vineyard Lord Reign In Me 2003
Peace Robbie Seay Band 10,000 Charms 2002
Grace Michael W. Smith A New Hallelujah 2008
Peace Klaus The Invitation 2007
Psalm 23 Jason Upton Jacobs Dream – EP 2002
I Shall Not Want Audrey Assad Fortunate Fall 2013
Find You On My Knees Kari Jobe Where I Find You 2013
Be Still And Know Christy Nockels Deeper (Integrity Music) 2008

 

Moment Of Celebration-Family Reunion

March 3rd, 2014 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment Of Celebration reflects on a family reunion in the Old Testament.

Joseph was estranged from his brothers. When Joseph was a teenager, his brothers hated him to the point that they were willing to sell him to foreign merchants. They received money in the process of getting rid of him.

Little did they know that many years later, Joseph would be the one man who had the power of whether they would live or die. A famine had covered the land. Joseph was in a place of leadership in Egypt to manage the food supplies that were stored away for such a time as the drought.  Joseph’s brothers were dependent on Joseph to feed them.

Through our sin and mistreatment of Jesus, we were the reason that Jesus went to the cross. He did this willingly to demonstrate His mercy for unworthy sinners. He returned our contempt with His forgiveness. In this way, Joseph’s story is an example of how God can turn what is meant for evil with good.

Joseph said to his brothers in Genesis 50:20: “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. So then, don’t be afraid. I will provide for you and your children. And he reassured them and spoke kindly to them.”

When God’s love heals fractured relationships, that is a reason to be glad in the Year of Celebration.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com