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Word of Encouragement-Ambassador

john : May 18, 2021 5:23 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Word of Encouragement is “Ambassador.”

This is a diplomat in a foreign land, representing their leader on a mission of peace.

Isn’t that a true description of the Christian in a spiritual sense? This world is not our home. We are serving the King of Kings in a foreign land, representing Jesus on a peacemaking mission. That is a high calling, and a privilege to serve in such a way.

The Apostle Paul said in Second Corinthians 5:20, “We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.”

To be a faithful ambassador, we need to make sure that we are at peace with God. Stay connected to Him. Walk in His love and truth. Establish relationships with neighbors, co-workers, and peers at school. Reach out to them with God’s love and be ready to share the good news of Jesus Christ with them.

Find encouragement in the opportunity to be an ambassador for Christ in the Year of Endurance.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Daily Challenge-Loyalty

john : May 17, 2021 5:57 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Endurance, today’s Daily Challenge motivates us to learn loyalty from the example of Ruth.

She was a widow, along with her sister-in-law Orpah, and her mother-in-law Naomi. Together, they set out for Bethlehem from Moab.

But Naomi urged them to go back to the homes of their mothers. Orpah kissed Naomi good-bye, but Ruth clung to her, saying, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go, I will go, and where you stay, I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Where you die, I will die and there I will be buried.”

Ruth was committed to Naomi and her God for the rest of her life.  This decision was the beginning of a journey that would bring Ruth into the genealogy of Jesus. That is what happens spiritually when we put our faith in Jesus with a loyal heart. We are included in God’s family of believers.

You can read about the loyalty of Ruth in the book of Ruth from the Bible.

Take the daily challenge to learn loyalty from the example of Ruth on the journey of faith.

John Shirk

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Praise & Worship Playlist

kristi : May 16, 2021 6:00 am : Kristi Leigh, Staff Pages

This week’s playlist includes songs from the new Circuit Rider Music album, “Jesus People”! Plus, Josh Baldwin, Phil Wickham, Kari Jobe, Mack Brock, Rita Springer, Brandon Lake and more (including locals like Mission Worship and LCBC Worship!)

 

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Song Title Artist Album Year
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Be Enthroned (Live) Jeremy Riddle Have It All (Live) 2016
Morning By Morning Pat Barrett Act Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly 2021
Gratitude (Live) Brandon Lake House of Miracles (Live) 2021
Roar Tim Timmons Here 2021
Bless The One (feat. Matt Maher) Mack Brock SPACE 2020
My Hallelujah Bryan & Katie Torwalt Praise Before My Breakthrough – EP 2018
Heaven Invade (Live) Kari Jobe The Blessing (Live) 2020
My Hands Are Open (Live) Josh Baldwin Revivals In The Air (Live) 2020
Stand In Your Love Rita Springer & Worship Together Stand In Your Love – Single 2021
Waiting Here for You (feat. Robbie Seay) The Worship Initiative The Worship Initiative, Vol. 25 (Live) 2021
Wait On You (feat. Dante Bowe & Chandler Moore) Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music Old Church Basement 2021
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Run To the Father Matt Maher Alive & Breathing Vol. I – Single 2019
He Is Crowder Milk & Honey 2021
Uncomplicated (Acoustic) Hillsong Young & Free All Of My Best Friends (Acoustic) 2021
Ill Go Anywhere (feat. Lucas McCloud) Circuit Rider Music Jesus People (Live) 2021
Ways Sean Curran Single 2021
Promises Mission Worship Single 2020
Still God, Still Good (Live) Here Be Lions Still God, Still Good (Live) 2021
Good News (Live) LCBC Worship Rise – EP 2021
Maker Woodlands Worship Live 2019
Son of Heaven (feat. Dante Bowe & Matt Maher) Brandon Lake House of Miracles (Live) 2021
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This I Believe (The Creed) Hillsong Worship No Other Name 2014
Christ Be Magnified (Live) Cory Asbury Single 2020
Let The Light In Cody Carnes Run To The Father 2020
God of Revival Brian Johnson & Jenn Johnson Single 2020
Revivals In The Air Melissa Helser Revivals In The Air (Live) 2020
Sing His Praise Again (Oh My Soul) (feat. Jenn Johnson) Bethel Music Revivals In The Air (Live) 2020
Great Things Phil Wickham Living Hope 2020
House Of The Lord Phil Wickham Single 2021
We Praise You Brandon Lake Single 2020
Joyful Dante Bowe Circles 2021
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Jireh (feat. Chandler Moore & Naomi Raine) Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music Old Church Basement 2021
Anchor of Peace (feat. Lauren Lee) North Point Worship Anchor of Peace (Live from Decatur City) – EP 2021
Peace Be Still (feat. Lauren Daigle) The Belonging Co All the Earth 2017
Still in Control (feat. Mack Brock) Jesus Culture Single 2020
Still On the Throne Mitch Wong Single 2020
Reign Above It All Paul McClure Revivals In The Air (Live) 2020
Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) Pat Barrett Simple Hymns: Songs of Redemption (Deluxe Version) 2019
Break Every Chain Jesus Culture & Kristene Di Marco Jesus Culture Awakening: Live From Chicago 2011
Where Are The Chains (feat. Lucas McCloud) Circuit Rider Music Jesus People (Live) 2021
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Word of Encouragement-Gospel

john : May 14, 2021 5:51 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s word of Encouragement is “Gospel.”

This word is associated with the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ.

When we receive the grace of God as a gift, we are embracing good news for our soul.

The Apostle Paul was moved by the Gospel to preach it. He said in Romans 1:16 and 17, “I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed-a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: ‘The righteous will live by faith.”

That is good news that brings us hope, and will affect how we see the world today.

Find encouragement in the Gospel to live it out and share it with others in the Year of Endurance.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Friday Time Capsule-May 11 2009

john : May 14, 2021 1:05 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5atex4RAmuwZIv0IIalZFQ?si=feea650c495545cf

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Word of Encouragement-Psalm

john : May 13, 2021 5:28 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

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

A psalm is a song or poem used in worship. When you ask people their favorite book of the Bible, it is not uncommon for people to say “the Psalms.” Today, we may speak many of the Psalms to each other, but these writings were actually meant to be used as worship songs.

Today, many artists continue to record songs based on the Psalms, and many listeners are greatly encouraged by their content.

Ephesians 5:18 encourages us to “be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Find encouragement in the words of the Psalms to lead you to a place of worship in the Year of Endurance.

John Shirk

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Daily Challenge-Forgiveness

john : May 12, 2021 3:19 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Endurance, today’s Daily Challenge motivates us to learn forgiveness from the example of Joseph.

In the book of Genesis, Joseph was badly mistreated by his brothers, having been sold to slavery in Egypt. But God was with Joseph and over time, raised him to a place of being second in command over Egypt, where he provided food for many during a drought.

His brothers traveled to Egypt to seek food from Joseph. At this point, he could have sought the pathway of revenge and cursing, but he chose the path of forgiveness and blessing instead.

Joseph said to them 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.” He reassured them and spoke kindly to them.

Joseph understood that God is able to overcome evil with good, and pursued the same objective with a forgiving heart to his brothers.

Take the daily challenge to learn forgiveness from the example of Joseph on the journey of faith.

John Shirk

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Circuit Rider Music on the P&W Podcast

kristi : May 11, 2021 12:10 pm : Kristi Leigh, Staff Pages

YWAM’s Circuit Riders are in Lancaster this Wednesday – Saturday! They’re on their Jesus People Tour: serving the community with local nonprofits, sharing the Gospel on the streets, and gathering for worship at Petra Church in New Holland. Click here to find all the info and to register. Check out the latest episode of the Praise & Worship podcast for an interview with Lancaster County’s own Corey Heck and worship leader Lucas McCloud! They share good news testimonies and stories behind the songs on the new Circuit Rider Music album JESUS PEOPLE!

https://soundcloud.com/user-254508556/wjtl-praise-worship-podcast-circuit-rider-music

 

 

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Daily Challenge-Listen for the Voice of Jesus

john : May 10, 2021 5:21 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Endurance, today’s Daily Challenge motivates us to learn from the example of Mary to listen for the voice of Jesus.

In Luke 10:38, Jesus went to the home of Martha. She had a sister named Mary who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said.

Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She asked Jesus, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”

Jesus answered, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed-or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”

By listening to the Lord, Mary had opportunity to learn from Jesus, to focus on what matters most, and build a stronger faith in Him.

Take the daily challenge to learn from the example of Mary and listen to the voice of Jesus on the journey of faith.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Praise & Worship Playlist

kristi : May 9, 2021 6:00 am : Kristi Leigh, Staff Pages

Happy Mother’s Day! This week’s playlist is themed for the occasion, with lots of songs from worship leading moms and some mini themes including Wonderfully Made, Songs for the Household and a Floral mini theme, too!

 

Kristi Leigh, WJTL DJ
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Song Title Artist Album Year
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Is He Worthy? Keith & Kristyn Getty Evensong 2020
Isnt He (This Jesus) [feat. Natalie Grant] The Belonging Co Single 2018
Greatest Love Story Providence Worship Live On The Hill 2020
You Cannot Be Stopped Laura Story I Give Up 2019
Hosanna (feat. Steffany Gretzinger) Ben Cantelon Single 2021
Abide Luke + Anna Hellebronth Single 2019
Faithful (feat. Dan & Lauren Smith) Community Songs From the Valley – EP 2019
Rejoice Brad+Rebekah Single 2019
Let Your Kingdom Come Matt & Kim Goss The Worship EP 2019
Father I Thank You Jeremy Camp & Adrienne Camp The Worship Project – EP 2020
Great Is Thy Faithfulness (feat. Christy Nockels) Worship Circle Worship Circle Hymns 2019
Forever My King (feat. Leeland, Dustin Smith, Chardon Lewis & HopeUC) Darlene Zschech Single 2019
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Faith and Wonder (Live) Meredith Andrews Faith and Wonder (Live) 2019
My Hallelujah Bryan & Katie Torwalt Praise Before My Breakthrough – EP 2018
Revivals In The Air Melissa Helser Revivals In The Air (Live) 2020
Already Have (Bears Song) [Live] Kim Walker-Smith Wild Heart (Live) 2020
Take Courage (Kristene DiMarco) Bethel Music Starlight (Live) 2017
King of My Heart John Mark & Sarah McMillan You Are the Avalanche – EP 2015
Wonderfully Made Ellie Holcomb Red Sea Road 2017
Psalm 139 (Far Too Wonderful) Shane & Shane Psalms, Vol. 2 2015
No Longer Slaves (feat. Jonathan David & Melissa Helser) Bethel Music We Will Not Be Shaken (Live) [Deluxe Edition] 2015
Canvas and Clay Pat Barrett Single 2020
Potter and Friend (feat. Jesse Cline) Dante Bowe Single 2017
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Be Still (feat. Steffany Frizzell Gretzinger) Bethel Music Tides 2013
Ill Give Thanks (feat. Kirby Kaple) Housefires Ill Give Thanks 2020
Dawn (feat. Luke Smallbone) Rebecca St. James Dawn 2020
I Will Praise (feat. Lindy Cofer) [Live] Circuit Rider Music Jesus People (Live) 2021
Alabaster Heart (Live) Kalley Single 2019
Brokenness Aside All Sons & Daughters Season One 2012
Beautiful Things Shane & Shane The Worship Initiative, Vol. 1 2014
In the Garden (There Is None Like You) Watermark A Grateful People 2006
Grow Jason Upton God Finds Us 2020
Sparrows and Lilies Pat Barrett Pat Barrett 2018
Sparrows Cory Asbury To Love a Fool 2020
Cherry Blossoms (feat. Daena Jay) Vineyard Worship Single 2020
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Wildflowers Brandon Lake House Of Miracles 2020
The Change in Me Casting Crowns Only Jesus 2018
You Are My One Thing Bethel Music & Hannah McClure We Will Not Be Shaken (Live) [Deluxe Edition] 2015
The Love of God (feat. Bethany Barnard & Dinah Wright) The Worship Initiative The Worship Initiative, Vol. 24 (Live) 2021
Agnus Dei / King Of Kings Hillsong Worship, Passion, Chidima, Jenn Johnson & Brooke Ligertwood At Easter – EP 2021
Thy Kingdom Come (feat. Francesca Battistelli) Rita Springer Single 2020
Anchor of Peace (feat. Lauren Lee) North Point Worship Anchor of Peace (Live from Decatur City) – EP 2021
Goodness of God (Live) Bethel Music & Jenn Johnson Victory (Live) 2019
As For Me Pat Barrett & Chris Tomlin Act Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly 2021
The Blessing (Live) Elevation Worship, Kari Jobe & Cody Carnes Graves Into Gardens (Deluxe) [Live] 2020
Talking To Jesus (feat. Brandon Lake) Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music Old Church Basement 2021
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