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Moment Of Celebration-Peace

July 23rd, 2014 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment Of Celebration reflects on the peace of a faith-focused thought life.

In Philippians 4, the Apostle Paul listed a number of healthy habits that lead to peace with God.

One healthy habit was to rejoice in the Lord always.

Another healthy habit was to present our prayer requests to God with thanksgiving.

Another thing we can do is learn from those in places of spiritual authority-to listen to their teachings, to watch how they live, and follow their example as they follow Christ.

Verse 8 talks about yet another healthy habit that brings peace to our soul. “Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things.”

When we think about Jesus, we are thinking of these qualities, because He defines them. When our minds are focused on Christ, we remember that our lives are in the hands of Someone who loves us very much and has proved it at the cross and empty grave.

The peace of a faith-focused thought life is a reason to be glad in the Year of Celebration.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Praise&Worship Playlist (11/24)

November 24th, 2013 6 comments

The Thanksgiving edition of the Praise & Worship Show really tops the list of my favorite themes!  For all 4 hours of the show, we’ll focus on God’s goodness in our lives and our gratefulness in response.

To quote Hillsong United’s “Desert Song”:

“All of my days,

In every season,

You are still God.

I have a reason to sing.

I have a reason to worship.”

No matter what you’re going through–the valley or the mountaintop–I hope to help you remember God’s goodness through it.  Join me and let these songs lead your heart to a place of thankful worship.

A very Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Kristi Leigh – WJTL DJ

Kristi@WJTL.com

6AM
You Have Been So Good (feat. Sara Groves) Paul Baloche A Greater Song 2006
Gratitude Nichole Nordeman Woven And Spun 2002
We Give Thanks Caedmons Call In The Company Of Angels 2–The World Will Sing 2006
Great Are You (psalm 8v3,4 and 18v19) Downhere Downhere 2001
Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) Chris Tomlin Music Inspired By The Motion Picture Amazing Grace 2007
Desert Song Hillsong United Across The Earth – Tear Down The Walls 2009
Thank You For The Cross (feat. Brenton Brown) Vineyard Holy 2002
Thank You For Hearing Me David Crowder All I Can Say 1998
Thank You for Healing Me Matt Redman Beautiful News 2006
Thank You For Saving Me Delirious Deeper 1998
Psalm 126 (You Have Done Great Things) Charlie Hall Passion: Our Love Is Loud 2002
Praise The Lord Kristene Mueller Those Who Dream 2008
7AM
Come Ye Thankful People Come Leigh Nash Hymns And Sacred Songs 2011
10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord) (feat. Passion) Matt Redman Passion: White Flag 2012
Great I Am (feat. Jared Anderson) New Life Worship You Hold It All 2011
Oh! Great Is Our God! The Sing Team Oh! Great Is Our God! 2012
So Good to Me Cory Asbury Holy 2008
Joyful, Joyful Casting Crowns Until The Whole World Hears 2010
Our Great God (feat. Rebecca St. James) Todd Agnew Better Questions 2007
How Great Is Our God Chris Tomlin Passion: How Great Is Our God 2005
Generous King Sovereign Grace Music The Gathering 2011
Great Are You Lord Phillips, Craig and Dean Fearless 2010
You Are Good Rita Springer I Have To Believe 2005
Give Thanks Mylon Le Fevre Faith, Hope and Love 1993
Great Is Thy Faithfulness Israel Houghton WOW Hymns 2007
8AM
Your Glory All Sons & Daughters Season One 2012
God Is Good Dustin Kensrue The Water & The Blood 2013
You Are Good Matt Papa You Are Good 2006
Thank You Lord Paul Baloche A Greater Song 2006
Thankful Caedmons Call 40 Acres 1999
How Great Is Your Faithfulness Matt Redman We Shall Not Be Shaken 2009
A Grateful People/Bless the Lord Watermark A Grateful People 2006
God is Good Enter The Worship Circle Third Circle 2003
For The Lord Is Good (Psalm 100) Women Of Faith Outrageous Joy 1998
Thank You Dennis Jernigan and Friends Hands Lifted High 2004
Your Goodness Brian Campbell Hearts Wake To The Giver Of Life 2012
Good To Me Desperation Band Everyone Overcome 2007
Greatly To Be Praised Brian and Jenn Johnson We Believe 2006
9AM
You Are Good Israel and New Breed New Season 2001
You Are So Good To Me Waterdeep You Are So Good To Me (Waterdeep Worship) 2001
Great Great God Phillips, Craig and Dean Breathe In 2012
Because of Your Love Paul Baloche A Greater Song 2006
How Great Thou Art Charlie Hall Passion: Hymns Ancient and Modern 2004
Youre Good Lord Kathryn Scott Satisfy 2003
Forever Reign Kristian Stanfill Passion: Here For You 2011
A Greater Song Matt Redman Beautiful News 2006
Thank You The Merchant Band The World Can Wait 2006
You Are Good Jeff Deyo Surrender 2005
Thrill Charlie Hall The Bright Sadness 2008
Take Heart Hillsong United Aftermath 2011

Lesson Of Faith-Chasing Away The Grumbles with Gratitude

November 21st, 2013 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Philippians 2:14 gives us a direct word of instruction that will affect our relationships and our witness for God if we heed the message.

“Do everything without complaining or arguing.” Persistent complaining or an argumentative spirit saps the energy from relationships. The Israelites in Moses’ day were known for complaining about their plight on the way to the Promised Land, and they got nowhere fast. Complaints focus on the problem, without seeking a solution or without turning to prayer. A thankful person will recognize problems, but can also see opportunities through life’s challenges.

Paul, the writer of Philippians, knew that complaining or arguing undermined the strength of the church’s witness for Jesus. And so, he proceeds to explain why we should do everything without complaining or arguing-“So that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe, as you hold out the word of life.”

With gratitude to God, we can chase away a complaining or arguing spirit, and shine the light of the Gospel to this generation.

The credible witness of a thankful person is a lesson of faith worth remembering.

LIFE APPLICATION TRUTH-GENEROSITY

November 21st, 2012 1 comment

JOHN SHIRK – From Second Corinthians 9:11.

“You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.”

One of the outcomes of a life filled with thanksgiving is generosity. Our hearts are made tender toward people in need. St. Augustine once said, “Find out how much God has given you and take from it what you need; the remainder will be needed by others.”

This thought challenges us not to be wasteful with what we have been given, but to consider how we might use what we have wisely, including life’s extras. Material things are not for hoarding, but for personal enjoyment and generous giving. We find this principle in First Timothy 6, where Paul told Timothy to command the rich in this present world to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. And then, he told Timothy to command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.

Generosity is a vital sign of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

PRAISE&WORSHIP THANKSGIVING EDITION!

November 18th, 2012 6 comments

KRISTI LEIGH – It’s time for one of my favorite Praise & Worship Show themes of the entire year: The Thanksgiving Edition!  Whether your life is great right now…or totally falling apart, God is good.  I don’t share these words lightly–I’ve lived them and know they’re true!  When things are rough, it can be difficult to sing about God’s goodness or our feelings of gratitude toward Him, but my encouragement is to forget about your trials and challenges.  Just think about Jesus.  Your sacrifice of praise is a beautiful and powerful thing!

To quote Hillsong’s “Desert Song”:
“All of my life, in every season
You are still God and I have a reason to sing
I have a reason to worship!”
I hope this Thanksgiving is alive in your heart!
Kristi Leigh — WJTL DJ
Kristi@WJTL.com
Praise & Worship Show Playlist
November 18, 2012
~THANKSGIVING EDITION!~
6:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.
“You Are Good” by Israel & New Breed from “New Season”
“Who You Are” by Desperation Band from “Who You Are”
“After All (Holy)” by David Crowder Band from “Give Us Rest”
“You Are My Everything” by Aaron Gillespie from “Anthem Song”
“Who You Are” by Glenn Packiam from “Worship Project P40.3″
“For Who You Are” by Hillsong from “Mighty To Save”
“He Is Yahweh” by 1,000 Generations from “Turn Off The Lesser Lights”
“You Are” by Colton Dixon
“You Are The One” by Jason Upton from “Great River Road”
“Jesus, You Are Worthy” by Brenton Brown from “Everlasting God”
“You Are God” by Charlie Hall from “The Bright Sadness”
“You Are My King (Amazing Love)” by Christy Nockels from “Passion: Better Is One Day”
“You Are My Joy” by David Crowder Band from “Passion: Everything Glorious”
7:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.
“All Glory” by Tim Hughes from “Love Shine Through”
“Thank You Lord” by Paul Baloche from “A Greater Song”
“So Good To Me” by Cory Asbury from “Holy”
“How Great Thou Art” by Charlie Hall from “Passion: Hymns Ancient & Modern”
“For The Lord Is Good” by Women Of Faith from “Outrageous Joy”
“Thankful” by Caedmon’s Call from “40 Acres”
“You Are So Good To Me” by Waterdeep from “You Are So Good To Me”
“God Is Good” by Enter The Worship Circle from “Third Circle”
“Gratitude” by Nichole Nordeman from “Woven And Spun”
“Come Ye Thankful People Come” by Leigh Nash from “Hymns And Sacred Songs”
“How Great Is Our God” by Chris Tomlin from “Passion: How Great Is Our God”
“You Are Good” by Rita Springer from “I Have To Believe”
“Great Are You” by Downhere from “Downhere”
8:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.
“Your Goodness” by Brian Campbell from “Hearts Wake To The Giver Of Life”
“You Have Been So Good To Me” by Paul Baloche from “A Greater Song”
“Never Once” by Matt Redman from “10,000 Reasons”
“You Are So Good” by The Merchant Band from “The World Can Wait”
“Haven’t You Been Good” by PDI from “I Stand In Awe”
“You’re Good Lord” by Kathryn Scott from “Satisfy”
“You Are Good” by Matt Papa from “You Are Good”
“Thank You” by Dennis Jernigan & Friends from “Hands Lifted High”
“How Great” by Glory Revealed from “Glory Revealed 2″
“Because God Is God” by John Waller from “As For Me And My House”
“Thank You For Hearing Me” by David Crowder from “All I Can Say”
“Thank You For Healing Me” by Matt Redman from “Beautiful News”
9:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.
“Thank You For Saving Me” by Delirious from “Deeper”
“Great Is The Lord” by Promise Keepers from “Stand In The Gap”
“Great Redeemer” by Paul Baloche from “Our God Saves”
“Great I Am” by Jared Anderson, New Life Worship from “You Hold It Al”
“You Are Good” by Jeff Deyo from “Surrender”
“Good To Me” by Desperation Band from “Everyone Overcome”
“God Is Great” by Hillsong from “You Are My World”
“Oh! Great Is Our God!” by The Sing Team from “Oh! Great Is Our God!”
“When I Think About The Lord” by Shane & Shane from “Carry Away”
“We Give Thanks” by Caedmon’s Call from “In The Company Of Angels”
“Thank You” by The Merchant Band from “The World Can Wait”
“How Great Is Your Faithfulness” by Mat Redman from “We Shall Not Be Shaken”
“Jesus Paid It All” by Kristian Stanfill from “Passion: Everything Glorious”
“With Everything” by Hillsong United from “Passion: Awakening”