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Daily Challenge-Devoted to Fellowship

john : October 27, 2021 5:21 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Endurance, today’s Daily Challenge motivates us to devote ourselves to the fellowship of the church.

The early church was a thriving church in Acts chapter 2. The Lord was adding to their number daily those who were being saved.

One of the dynamics of the early church was that the people devoted themselves to the fellowship of the church.

Acts 2:46 says, “Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. This was a community that met together consistently, as they embraced the “one another” statements of the Bible.

They loved one another, They honored one another. They sought to live in harmony with one another. They accepted one another. They served one another. They encouraged one another. They were kind and compassionate to one another.

What might happen in our church congregation if we consistently live out the “One Another” commands in the Bible?

Take the daily challenge to be devoted to the fellowship of the church on the journey of faith.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Praise & Worship Playlist

kristi : October 24, 2021 6:18 am : Kristi Leigh, Staff Pages
Today’s lineup includes a Psalm 103 mini-theme. It’s an encouragement to praise God and a reminder of what’s He’s done and how He loves us. The mini-theme is a short and sweet little lineup of songs from Jenn Johnson, Zach Jones, Bryan & Katie Torwalt, Ellie Holcomb and brand new ones from Cross Roads Music and JUDAH. feat. Caleb Chapman! 


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Song Title Artist Album Year
6AM
Heart of Worship David Leonard Open House Sessions – EP 2020
Christ Be Magnified (Live) Cory Asbury Single 2020
The Blessing Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes & Elevation Worship Single 2020
Raise a Hallelujah (feat. Jonathan David Helser & Melissa Helser) Bethel Music Victory 2019
Goodness of God (Live) Bethel Music & Jenn Johnson Victory (Live) 2019
Stand In Your Love Josh Baldwin Single 2018
You Make Me Brave Amanda Cook You Make Me Brave (Live) 2014
Standing In Miracles (feat. Emmy Rose) Bethel Music Homecoming (Live) 2021
Dawn To Dusk All Sons & Daughters Season One 2012
Canvas and Clay Pat Barrett Single 2020
Potter and Friend (feat. Jesse Cline) Dante Bowe Single 2017
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Run To The Father Matt Maher Alive & Breathing, Vol. 1 2020
Let The Light In (Live) Kari Jobe The Blessing (Live) 2020
New Grace Mike Marshall New Grace – EP 2021
You Deserve It All (Live) Josh Baldwin Live at Church 2020
Have It All Brian Johnson Have It All 2016
You Have My Yes (feat. Naomi Raine) Maryanne J. George Not Just Stories 2021
Nothing Else Cody Carnes Nothing Else – Single 2019
Way Maker (Live) Leeland Single 2019
Know You Will Hillsong UNITED Single 2021
Yes I Will Vertical Worship Bright Faith Bold Future 2018
I Lift My Hands Chris Tomlin And If Our God Is For Us 2010
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Great Are You Lord All Sons & Daughters All Sons & Daughters 2014
Endless Alleluia Cory Asbury Reckless Love 2018
Gratitude (Live) Brandon Lake House of Miracles (Live) 2021
I Thank God Maverick City Music & UPPERROOM Move Your Heart 2021
By the Grace of God (feat. Tim Hughes) Gas Street Music Rewilding – EP 2021
Return to You (feat. Luke Hellebronth) Gas Street Music Single 2021
Homecoming (feat. Cory Asbury, Gable Price) Bethel Music Homecoming (Live) 2021
How Good Is He (Live from Chicago) Vertical Worship Single 2021
Too Good To Not Believe (Live) Bethel Music & Brandon Lake Homecoming (Live) 2021
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Jesus Over Everything (feat. Andrew Holt) The Belonging Co See The Light (Live) 2021
My Hands Are Open (Live) Josh Baldwin Revivals In The Air (Live) 2020
Psalm 103 Zach Jones Fuse 2005
My Heart Is Steadfast (Psalm 103) Ellie Holcomb Magnolia 2011
Anything To Bless Your Heart Crossroads Music Single 2021
Sing His Praise Again (Oh My Soul) (feat. Jenn Johnson) Bethel Music Revivals In The Air (Live) 2020
Remember Bryan & Katie Torwalt Remember – Single 2019
Hallelujahs Song (Psalm 103) (feat. Caleb Chapman) JUDAH. 3 + 7 2021
Multiplied Needtobreathe Rivers In The Wasteland 2014
Hymn Of Heaven (feat. Brian Johnson & Zahriya Zachary) Bethel Music Homecoming (Live) 2021
Hallelujah Here Below Elevation Worship Hallelujah Here Below 2018
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Word of Encouragement-Disciple

john : October 21, 2021 3:42 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – This week, our words of Encouragement direct our attention to who we are as a new creation in Christ.

Today’s Word of Encouragement is “Disciple.”

In Matthew 12:49, Jesus pointed to His disciples, and said, “Here are my mother and my brothers. Whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”

A disciple of Jesus simply follows Him. We are students of His Word, learning to live a Christ-centered life. His teachings guide us to do the will of His Father in heaven. Wherever He leads, we follow Him as a beloved member of God’s family.

Find encouragement in following Jesus as one of His disciples in the Year of Endurance.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Word of Encouragement-Child

john : October 20, 2021 6:00 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – This week, our words of Encouragement direct our attention to who we are as a new creation in Christ.

Today’s Word of Encouragement is Child.

Galatians 4:6 and 7 says, “Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, ‘Abba, Father.’ So you are no longer a slave, but God’s child, and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir.”

When we put our trust in Jesus to forgive our sins and lead our lives, we become His child. God’s children receive the rights to inherit the kingdom of God. We become a member of God’s family. We regard God as our Heavenly Father in an endearing way. We trust Him as a loving Father who works all things together for our good. We cry out to Him in our moments of pain. We praise Him for His glory and grace. We acknowledge His authority over us, and seek to live a life that reflects His goodness.

Find encouragement in following Jesus as a child of God in the Year of Endurance.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Word of Encouragement-Servant

john : October 19, 2021 4:13 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – This week, our words of Encouragement direct our attention to who we are as a new creation in Christ.

Today’s Word of Encouragement is “Servant.”

In Matthew 25, Jesus told a story of a man who went away on a journey and entrusted his wealth to his servants. When the master returned from his journey, He settled accounts with his servants.

To some of them, he said, “Well done, good and faithful servant!  You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness.”

This is the smile of God on His faithful servants. This can be our experience when we use what He has given us for His Kingdom.

Colossians 3:23 says, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”

Find encouragement in following Jesus as a servant of God in the Year of Endurance.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Daily Challenge-Enjoy God’s Creation

john : October 18, 2021 5:18 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Endurance, today’s Daily Challenge motivates us to enjoy the beauty of God’s creation.

As the leaves change colors on the trees, we will soon see the bright colors of fall burst forth in God’s creation.

A walk in the woods is one way to enjoy God’s creation. A view of the sunrise or sunset is another way to enjoy the beauty of what He has made.

David wrote in Psalm 8:3, “When I consider the heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?”

He reasoned that the creation all around us points to a loving God, who has made all this for our enjoyment and for His glory. David was moved to worship by what he observed and declared, “How majestic is your name in all the earth!” That can be our experience too.

Take the Daily Challenge to enjoy the beauty of God’s creation on the journey of faith.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Praise & Worship Playlist

kristi : October 17, 2021 6:00 am : Kristi Leigh, Staff Pages
This week’s Praise & Worship lineup includes brand new songs from Maryanne J. George of Maverick City Music, Tim Timmons, Brian Johnson and more! Plus, some gorgeous fresh hymn releases from the group Celtic Worship! They are fine musicians, and they lead these songs with so much heart!
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Song Title Artist Album Year
6AM
This is the Day (Live With Friends) Tim Timmons Single 2021
Not Just Stories (feat. Aaron Moses) Maryanne J. George Not Just Stories 2021
Million Little Miracles (feat. Joe L Barnes) Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music Old Church Basement 2021
Too Good To Not Believe (Live) Bethel Music & Brandon Lake Homecoming (Live) 2021
What a Good God Paul Baloche Behold Him 2020
Exalt Martin Smith Iron Lung 2019
Communion Gable Price and Friends Fractioned Heart 2020
Touch of Heaven / Alabaster Heart (Live) Bethel Music & David Funk Single 2021
You Have My Yes (feat. Naomi Raine) Maryanne J. George Not Just Stories 2021
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Blessed Assurance Celtic Worship Morningtide 2021
Because He Lives Celtic Worship Morningtide 2021
Living Water Shane & Shane Psalms, Hymns, And Spiritual Songs, Vol. 1 2021
Psalm 42 (Loudest Praise) Shane & Shane Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs 2021
Jesus Over Everything (feat. Andrew Holt) The Belonging Co See The Light (Live) 2021
No One But You Hillsong Worship Awake 2019
Wait On You (feat. Dante Bowe & Chandler Moore) Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music Old Church Basement 2021
Take Courage Kristene DiMarco Where His Light Was 2017
Gratitude (Live) Brandon Lake House of Miracles (Live) 2021
A Thousand More Thrive Worship A Thousand More 2019
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His Mercy Is More Matt Boswell & Matt Papa His Mercy Is More 2019
Christ Be Magnified (Live) Cory Asbury Single 2020
Behold Him (feat. Kim Walker Smith) Paul Baloche Single 2019
Jireh (feat. Chandler Moore & Naomi Raine) Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music Old Church Basement 2021
More Than Enough (feat. Kim Walker-Smith) Jesus Culture Single 2020
Remember Bryan & Katie Torwalt Remember – Single 2019
Sing His Praise Again (Oh My Soul) (feat. Jenn Johnson) Bethel Music Revivals In The Air (Live) 2020
Reason To Praise (feat. Cory Asbury & Naomi Raine) Bethel Music Homecoming (Live) 2021
Reason I Sing Phil Wickham Hymn Of Heaven 2021
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I Will Sing Martin Smith Exalt – EP 2020
Expectation Elias Dummer Single 2021
Hymn Of Heaven (feat. Brian Johnson & Zahriya Zachary) Bethel Music Homecoming (Live) 2021
Good Grace (Live) Hillsong UNITED Good Grace (Live) – Single 2018
Echoes (Till We See the Other Side) [Live] Hillsong UNITED People (Live) 2019
As For Me (Live) Pat Barrett & Chris Tomlin Nothing/Something (Live) 2021
House of Miracles (Live) Brandon Lake House of Miracles (Live) 2021
House Of The Lord Phil Wickham Single 2021
In The House Crowder Milk & Honey 2021
Heaven Invade (Live) Kari Jobe The Blessing (Live) 2020
House Of The Lord (Live) Hillsong Young & Free Out Here On A Friday Where It Began (Live) 2021
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Daily Challenge-Prayer Support

john : October 15, 2021 4:37 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Endurance, today’s Daily Challenge motivates us to support our pastors and spiritual leaders in our prayers.

When we pray for our leaders, we not only support their work but also become partners in their ministry.

In Second Corinthians 1, verses 10 and 11, the Apostle Paul said, “He has delivered us from such a deadly peril and he will deliver us again. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, as you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many.”

So, God hears and responds to the prayers of His people on behalf of our leaders. We can pray for them to be a bold witness for the Lord. Pray for their protection-from harm and from evil. Pray that their work would prosper as their relationship with God prospers. And pray about how we might partner with them to reach people with the Gospel.

Take the Daily Challenge to support our pastors with prayer on the journey of faith.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Friday Time Capsule-October 18 1993

john : October 15, 2021 1:05 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

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Word of Encouragement-Marvelous

john : October 14, 2021 4:54 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Word of Encouragement is Marvelous.

The meaning of marvelous is “Causing great wonder; extraordinary.” Another definition of this word is “Extremely good or pleasing; splendid”.

The Bible uses the word “Marvelous” to describe the deeds of God.

Psalm 86:9 and 10 says, “All the nations you have made will come and worship before you, Lord; they will bring glory to your name. For you are great and do marvelous deeds; you alone are God.”

Jesus is the fulfillment of God’s marvelous deeds. In His death and resurrection, Jesus demonstrated God’s love for the world and gained victory over the grave.

These events have paved the way for our redemption, so that we might saved from our sins.  Referring to Himself, Jesus said in Matthew 21:42, “The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes.”

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

 

Find encouragement in the marvelous deeds of the LORD in the Year of Endurance.

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