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Faith Building Verse-John 3:17

john : December 8, 2022 4:39 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Faith-Building Verse is John 3:17.

Jesus said to Nicodemus, “For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”

This is an important reason highlighting why Jesus was born into the world. He came so that we might have life that is set free from guilt and shame.

Romans 3:23 tells us that all have sinned and fallen short of God’s glory. That includes all of us. Our sin causes us to want to run and hide from God, much like Adam and Eve did after they ate the forbidden fruit. The good news is that God does not give up on us, but has pursued us by sending Jesus into the world. His sacrifice on the cross and resurrection from the dead paved the way for our salvation. His grace is able to do for us what we could never do for ourselves. His grace has the power to save us from our sins.

This Faith-Building Verse inspires us to receive God’s gift of forgiveness and walk by faith in Jesus in the Year of Relationship.

John Shirk

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Key Element for Thriving Relationships-Share Good Things with Instructor

john : December 8, 2022 4:35 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Key Element for Thriving Relationships is sharing good things with our instructors.

Galatians 6:6 tells us that the one who receives instruction in the word should share all good things with their instructor.

Some look to this passage as a basis for financially supporting those ministries that instruct us in God’s Word. That did happen in the early church. But that may not be the only way to apply this verse.

If we are being mentored by someone in the faith, we can also talk about the good fruit that God is producing in our lives because of what we are learning from them. They will be encouraged by hearing the words, “Because of what you said, this is what I did, and this is how God moved.”

The Apostle John was a leader in the church who said to his friend Gaius in Third John, verse 4, “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.”

Sharing good things with our instructors is a key element for thriving relationships that honor God.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Key Element for Thriving Relationships-Hospitality to God’s Servants

john : December 7, 2022 11:39 am : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Key Element for Thriving Relationships is hospitality to God’s servants.

In Second Kings 4:8, there is a story about a well-to-do woman who urged Elisha to stay for a meal. Whenever he came by, he stopped there to eat. She said to her husband, “I know that this man who often comes our way is a holy man of God. Let’s make a small room on the roof and put in it a bed and a table, a chair and a lamp for him. Then he can stay there whenever he comes to us.”

Elisha was receptive to their hospitality and expressed his gratitude for their efforts to provide him with a place to stay.

In Matthew 10:41, Jesus said, “Whoever welcomes a prophet as a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and whoever welcomes a righteous person as a righteous person will receive a righteous person’s reward.”

Hospitality to God’s Servants is a key element for thriving relationships that honor God.

John Shirk

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Faith Building Verse-Isaiah 12:4

john : December 7, 2022 11:35 am : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Faith-Building Verse is Isaiah 12:4.

In that day you will say: “Give praise to the LORD, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done, and proclaim that his name is exalted.”

After Jesus rose from the dead, He commissioned His disciples to spread the word about Jesus and the good news of His saving grace. That commission continues in the testimony of believers today.

God has a purpose for our lives-to know Him and make Him known. As we learn from the teachings of Jesus, we get to know Him. As we learn to know Jesus, we learn to love Him. As we learn to love Jesus, we learn to praise Him. And as we praise Him, we bring glory to His name, and stir others to praise Him with their heart.

This Faith-Building Verse inspires us to declare the praises of God for His great deeds and enduring love in the Year of Relationship.

John Shirk

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Faith Building Verse-James 1:17

john : December 6, 2022 5:33 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Faith-Building Verse is James 1:17.

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

Some people have seen God as a cosmic kill joy who wants to ruin our fun and make us miserable. But that is not the view of the Bible. The truth is that God is generous, and gives abundant blessings, both good and perfect, for us to enjoy. If we look around, we can see God’s good blessings in the special people He has placed in our lives, in the food that He provides for us, and in the beauty of His creation.

God also has provided us with perfect gifts that we really need for redemption and godly living. Those gifts are Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and grace.  Receiving these gifts is how we can move forward in life with peace, joy, and love in our hearts.

This Faith-Building Verse inspires us to be grateful for the good and perfect gifts that come from God’s hand in the Year of Relationship.

John Shirk

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Key Element for Thriving Relationships-Volunteer

john : December 6, 2022 5:29 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Key Element for Thriving Relationships is being a Volunteer.

A volunteer freely gives of their time, talents, and energy to contribute to a worthy cause.

Through volunteer efforts, we can help people in times of need, spread love and goodwill, and represent Jesus, who freely gave Himself on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins.

In gratitude, we can offer ourselves as living sacrifices to serve God with a willing heart.

Isaiah did that. In Isaiah 6:8, he heard the voice of the LORD say, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”

Isaiah said, “Here am I. Send me!” He did not know exactly what assignment was coming, but he would learn that mission and follow through faithfully.

Being a volunteer is a key element for thriving relationships that honor God.

John Shirk

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Praise & Worship Playlist

kristi : December 4, 2022 5:58 am : Kristi Leigh, Staff Pages
This week, I added lots of Christmas songs of worship to the lineup including favorites from Hillsong, Chris Tomlin, Meredith Andrews and more. Plus, new songs from Christy Nockels and Alexander Pappas & Celebration Music!
Kristi Leigh, WJTL DJ
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Song Title Artist Album Year
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Light the Way Matt Maher Alive & Breathing 2020
The Way the Truth the Life (feat. Alexander Pappas) [Studio] Celebration Music Single 2022
Here I Am to Worship (More Than Life) Maverick City Music A Very Maverick Christmas (feat. Mav City Gospel Choir) 2021
Emmanuel Has Come Kirby Kaple Let It Be So – EP 2021
Christ And Christ Crucified (Live) Lindy Cofer, Circuit Rider Music & Mitch Wong I Saw The Lord (Live) 2022
Son of Suffering Matt Redman Single 2022
King of Kings (feat. Brooke Ligertwood) Hillsong Worship Awake 2019
Ring the Bells (feat. Meredith Andrews) Big Daddy Weave (iTunes single) 2013
Emmanuel (God with Us Forever) Bryan & Katie Torwalt Champion 2016
Sing We the Song of Emmanuel The Worship Initiative & Shane & Shane Worship Initiative Christmas – EP 2019
The First Noel Phil Wickham Songs For Christmas 2010
Angels (Singing Gloria) [feat. Chris Tomlin] Matt Redman These Christmas Lights 2016
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Hope Has A Name Passion Single 2020
You Keep Hope Alive Mandisa & Jon Reddick You Keep Hope Alive – EP 2020
I Believe (Live) Jonathan & Melissa Helser Homecoming (Live) 2021
Wait On You (feat. Dante Bowe & Chandler Moore) Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music Old Church Basement 2021
Hallelujah Anyway Rend Collective Whosoever 2022
Ive Got Joy CeCe Winans Believe For It (Deluxe Edition) 2022
Joy! He Shall Reign Big Daddy Weave Single 2020
Be Glad Cody Carnes Single 2022
Joy to the World / Joy of the Lord Maverick City Music A Very Maverick Christmas (feat. Mav City Gospel Choir) 2021
Here Comes Heaven Elevation Worship Hallelujah Here Below 2018
Come And Adore Lifepoint Worship Single 2019
Glory In The Highest Meredith Andrews Christmas 2020
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Altogether Good (feat. Paul Baloche & Lucy Grimble) Anchor Hymns Be Unto Your Name – EP 2022
Wonderful (feat. Steven Curtis Chapman) Cain Single 2021
Noel (feat. Chris Tomlin) (Live) Lauren Daigle Adore-Christmas Songs Of Worship (Live) 2015
Oh But God Davy Flowers Oh But God – Radio Edit 2022
Arrival Hillsong Worship The Peace Project 2017
Love Came Down Kim Walker Smith Capitol CMG Christmas 2018 2018
All Hail King Jesus (Live) Jeremy Riddle Joy to the World (Live) – EP 2018
He Has Come For Us (God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen) Meredith Andrews (single) 2009
The Praise Is Yours (Live) Matt Redman The Praise Is Yours (Live) – Single 2022
Heart Sings Hallelujah (Live) Paul McClure & Hannah McClure Christmas Morning (Live) 2020
O Come Let Us Adore Him Hillsong Born Is The King EP 2011
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Still Standing (feat. Patrick Mayberry) Josh Baldwin Where The Glory Is 2022
Thats The Thing About Praise (feat. Blessing Offor) Benjamin William Hastings Benjamin William Hastings 2022
Come Magnify Christy Nockels Single 2022
Hallelujah The Lord Has Come Jadon Lavik Christmas 2010
Rejoice Aaron Shust Unto Us 2014
Adore You River Valley Worship Single 2018
Hope For Everyone Matt Maher The Advent of Christmas 2018
Everlasting Light (Live) Mosaic MSC HUMAN (Live) 2020
Emmanuel (Hope of Heaven) North Point Worship Single 2018
Jesus Is Our King (feat. Mike Grayson of Mikeschair) Cross Point Music Single 2020
High King of Heaven / Jesus We Love You (Live) Paul McClure & Hannah McClure Christmas Morning (Live) 2020
Light Of The World (Sing Hallelujah) We The Kingdom Single 2020
Joy To The World (Unspeakable Joy) (feat. Ed Cash) Chris Tomlin Glory In The Highest-Christmas Songs Of Worship 2009
Hallelujah Blessing Offor Emmanuel: Christmas Songs of Worship 2021
Go Tell It on the Mountain Maverick City Music A Very Maverick Christmas 2021
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Praise & Worship Playlist

kristi : November 27, 2022 7:48 am : Kristi Leigh, Staff Pages
Today’s playlist features another Thanksgiving theme: we’re Counting our Blessings and Blessing the Lord!

Kristi Leigh, WJTL DJ
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Song Title Artist Album Year
6AM
Gratitude Brandon Lake House Of Miracles 2020
Counting Every Blessing (Live) [feat. Sam Deford & Dinah Wright] The Worship Initiative The Worship Initiative, Vol. 24 (Live) 2021
I Thank God Maverick City Music & UPPERROOM Move Your Heart 2021
Blessed (Song Session) Vertical Worship & Essential Worship Songs Sessions – EP 2022
Find a Reason (Joyful Joyful) [feat. Brett Stanfill] North Point Worship Find a Reason 2020
Father I Thank You Jeremy Camp & Adrienne Camp The Worship Project – EP 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
10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord) Worship Together & Matt Redman 10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord) [10th Anniversary] 2022
Thank You Lord River Valley Worship Single 2022
A Thousand Thank Yous Sarah Kroger Light 2021
I Am Thankful (feat. Leslie Jordan) Paul Baloche Behold Him 2020
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Thankful Verses Radio Single 2021
Good Forever (Live) Matt Redman Your Grace Finds Me (Live) 2013
Psalm 1 The Corner Room Psalm Songs, Vol. 1 2015
Goodness of God (Live) Bethel Music & Jenn Johnson Victory (Live) 2019
Reason To Praise (feat. Cory Asbury & Naomi Raine) Bethel Music Homecoming (Live) 2021
Give Thanks (feat. Melissa Helser) Steffany Gretzinger Faith Of My Father 2021
We Give You Thanks All Sons & Daughters All Sons & Daughters 2014
Thank You (Famine Or Feast) Erik Nieder Thank You (Famine Or Feast) – Single 2022
So Blessed (feat. Chris Cleveland) 7 Hills Worship Single 2022
Thank You Lord Chris Tomlin & Friends Chris Tomlin & Friends 2021
Million Little Miracles (feat. Joe L Barnes) Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music Old Church Basement 2021
Wonderful Things Highlands Worship Vol 1: Wonderful Things – EP 2018
8AM
Yes I Will Vertical Worship Bright Faith Bold Future 2018
Thank You (Live) Mike Marshall Come On In 2022
Joy (To the World) (feat. Ryan Ellis) Life.Church Worship Gloria (Live) 2021
Everyday Im Blessed Crowder I Know a Ghost 2018
Feels Like A Blessing Benjamin Hastings & JUDAH. Single 2022
Oh Blessed (feat. Anthony Skinner) Stu Garrard Beatitudes 2017
Psalm 63 (Better Than Life) Shane & Shane Psalms, Vol. 2 2015
We Are Blessed All Sons & Daughters The Longing – EP 2012
Count Them All JJ Weeks Band As Long As We Can Breathe 2017
Immeasurably More Rend Collective The Art of Celebration 2014
Ways Sean Curran Single 2021
From Whom All Blessings Flow (Doxology) Hillsong Worship Awake 2019
Blessed Assurance Celtic Worship Morningtide 2021
9AM
Jireh (feat. Chandler Moore & Naomi Raine) Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music Old Church Basement 2021
This Is How I Thank The Lord Mosaic MSC Thanks – EP 2022
I See You (feat. Brandon Lake) Chris Tomlin Single 2021
God Youre So Good (feat. Kristian Stanfill and Melodie Malone) Passion Whole Heart 2018
Blessed Be Your Name (Acoustic) Matt Redman Let There Be Wonder (Acoustic) – EP 2020
Generous Giver (Live) [feat. Brenton Brown & Giorgi Antinori] Vintage Worship Heaven All Around Us (Live) 2019
Psalm 134 (Bless the Lord) Robbie Seay Band Psalms LP 2015
Psalm 42 (Loudest Praise) Shane & Shane Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs 2021
A Grateful People/Bless the Lord Watermark A Grateful People 2006
Hundred Miles Crowder I Know a Ghost 2018
Satisfied Chris Tomlin Nobody Loves Me Like You – EP 2018
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Faith Building Verses-Luke 17:15 and 16

john : November 22, 2022 11:13 am : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Faith-Building Verses are Luke 17:15 and 16.

After Jesus healed ten men of leprosy, one of them, when he saw that he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him-and he was a Samaritan.

10 men were healed of leprosy, but only one of them returned to give thanks to Jesus. Thanksgiving is an expression of praise to God. It may be expressed as a simple “thank you” or it may be expressed in an offering to God or in a song. It may involve keeping a journal of remembering specific ways that God has blessed our lives.

In the Christian faith, thanksgiving is meant to be more than just a holiday. It is a way of life that notices God’s blessings, and acknowledges His gracious hand with expressions of praise.

These faith-building verses inspire us to thank Jesus for His goodness and graciousness in the Year of Relationship.

John Shirk

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Key Element for Thriving Relationships-Harmony

john : November 22, 2022 11:11 am : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Key Element for Thriving Relationships is Harmony.

Romans 12:16 tells us to live in harmony with one another.

This is a good word for the church today as we seek to build healthy relationships that reflect God’s love.

In an orchestra, instruments play different notes, but harmonize to form a masterpiece as each musician does their part at the direction of the conductor.

God did not make us all alike. We have different gifts and personalities, but as we look to Jesus as our conductor, and contribute with the part we do well, the church works together to form a beautiful song that glorifies God and unifies His people.

Harmony is a key element for thriving relationships that honor God.

John Shirk

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