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Good News Focus-Grace Leads to Pure Devotion

john : October 1, 2020 5:18 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Good News Focus is on Titus 2, verses 11 and 12.

“For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say ‘No’ to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age.”

Here we see the power of God’s grace to save us and transform us through Jesus Christ. He gave Himself to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for Himself a people that are His very own, eager to do what is good.

Jesus is our Source of Good News, leading us to places of freedom and pure devotion in the Year of Vision. 

John Shirk

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Good News Focus-Opened Minds to the Scriptures

john : September 30, 2020 4:59 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Good News Focus is on Luke 24:44 and 45.

Jesus said to His disciples, “This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets, and the Psalms.” Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures.

There were times during Jesus’ ministry when He would tell the disciples that He was going to the cross and then would rise from the dead.  They had no idea what He was talking about.  But after the fact, and after Jesus explained the meaning of it all, then they understood. 

Sometimes, when we read the Bible, we might not understand everything we read. But the more we search the Scriptures, the more we will learn, and the more we learn, the better we will understand. Jesus invites us to approach Him and learn from Him. He guides the humble and teaches them His way.

Jesus is our Source of Good News, leading us to places of understanding the Scriptures in the Year of Vision.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Good News Focus-Vision of Future Peace

john : September 29, 2020 5:51 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Good News Focus is on Micah 4:5.

“All the nations may walk in the name of their gods, but we will walk in the name of the LORD our God for ever and ever.”

This chapter reveals the blessing of belonging to God and His Kingdom. The prophet lays out a vision of the future where God teaches us His ways so that we may walk in his paths.

The word of the LORD will go out from Jerusalem. Nations will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore. No one will make them afraid.

Jesus is our Source of Good News, leading us to places of grace, truth, and peace in the Year of Vision.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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20/20 Vision-Identity As A Child of God

john : September 29, 2020 5:41 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Vision, today’s 20/20 Insight focuses on the identity of believers as children of God.

This is what Ephesians 1:4 and 5 says about the identity of those who are faithful in Christ.

“He chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love, he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will.”

When we respond to the Good News of Jesus with a trusting heart, God includes us in His family of believers. He gives us a new identity as a new creation in Christ. We are born of God and loved by God as His child. We become a citizen of heaven, temple of the Holy Spirit, and light in the world to reflect God’s glory and goodness. God’s love forms our identity to see ourselves as God sees us. 

Focusing on our identity as a dearly loved child of God gives us greater clarity for living out the Christian life.

John Shirk

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Praise & Worship Playlist

kristi : September 27, 2020 6:00 am : Kristi Leigh, Staff Pages

This week’s playlist includes Water Street Mission president Jack Crowley’s set list from Reverberate Lancaster! Plus, a Light mini-theme, with songs from Rita Springer’s new album. I talked with her this week on the Praise & Worship Podcast.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0oTRI2vWBU

I’m also rounding up new worship releases from Friday and sharing them with you: Hillsong United, The Worship Initiative (featuring Robbie Seay!), Pat Barrett, Tasha Cobbs Leonard and a brand new single from Josh Baldwin! I caught up with him this week on the podcast, too!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsKR2zwDvzk

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Song Title Artist Album Year
6:00 a.m.
My King Forever (Live) Josh Baldwin Live at Church 2020
Lift You High (feat. Kirby Kaple & Dante Bowe) Housefires Single 2020
Find A Reason (Joyful Joyful) [feat. Brett Stanfill] North Point Worship Find A Reason 2020
Know Your Heart (Live) REVERE, Jon Egan, MDSN & Lee University Singers REVERE (Live) 2020
Gratitude Brandon Lake House Of Miracles 2020
Thank You Lord (feat. Thomas Rhett & Florida Georgia Line) Chris Tomlin Chris Tomlin & Friends 2020
Father I Thank You Jeremy Camp & Adrienne Camp The Worship Project – EP 2020
God So Good (Live) Life.Church Worship Single 2020
Endless Alleluia (Live) Bethel Music & Cory Asbury Victory (Live) 2019
Here For You Matt Redman 10,000 Reasons 2011
Raise a Hallelujah Jonathan & Melissa Helser Victory 2019
My Hallelujah Bryan & Katie Torwalt Praise Before My Breakthrough – EP 2018
7:00 a.m.
Blessed Be Your Name Matt Redman Where Angels Fear To Tread 2002
Good Good Father Chris Tomlin & Pat Barrett Single 2018
Your Love Never Fails Jesus Culture Your Love Never Fails 2008
Reckless Love Cory Asbury Reckless Love – Single 2017
Great Are You Lord All Sons & Daughters All Sons & Daughters 2014
Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) Hillsong United Zion 2013
Revive Us Again Charlie Hall Band The Death of Death 2013
Battle Belongs Phil Wickham Single 2020
Defender (feat. Steffany Gretzinger) Francesca Battistelli Own It 2019
Light Rita Springer Light 2020
Spotlight (feat. Amanda Lindsey Cook) Rita Springer Light 2020
Light Breaking Through (feat. Lauren Lee Anderson) North Point Worship Light Breaking Through / Sons And Daughters – EP 2020
8:00 a.m.
Let The Light In Cody Carnes Run To The Father 2020
Here I Am To Worship (feat. Martin Smith of Delirious Tim Hughes Happy Day 2009
In Your Light Jeremy Riddle For The Sake Of The World 2012
Into the Light Red Rocks Worship Into the Light 2015
Light Of The World Matt Redman The Fathers Song 2000
As I Am Hillsong Young & Free All of My Best Friends (Live) 2020
Kindness Jared Anderson The Whole Landscape EP 2019
The Change in Me Casting Crowns Only Jesus 2018
Protector (Live) Kim Walker-Smith Wild Heart (Live) 2020
What a Good God Paul Baloche Behold Him 2020
Revivals In The Air Melissa Helser Revivals In The Air (Live) 2020
9:00 a.m.
Awake My Soul (feat. Tasha Cobbs Leonard) Hillsong Worship Single 2020
First Love (Live) Kari Jobe The Blessing (Live) 2020
Royalty (Live) Tasha Cobbs Leonard Royalty: Live At The Ryman 2020
Come Move in Us Skye Reedy Single 2020
Jesus Firm Foundation (feat. Robbie Seay) The Worship Initiative & Shane & Shane The Worship Initiative, Vol. 22 2020
Promises (feat. Trenton Bell & Davy Flowers) The Worship Initiative & Shane & Shane The Worship Initiative, Vol. 22 2020
Such an Awesome God (feat. Anthony Evans) The Worship Initiative & Shane & Shane The Worship Initiative, Vol. 22 2020
Holy Holy Holy (Live) Hillsong UNITED (in the meantime) – EP 2020
Fire Fall Down (Live) Hillsong UNITED (in the meantime) – EP 2020
Heavenly Pat Barrett Single 2020
New Creations Josh Baldwin Evidence – Deluxe 2020
Evidence Josh Baldwin Evidence (Radio Version) 2020

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Friday Time Capsule Playlist-Late September 2006

john : September 25, 2020 1:05 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

In case you missed the Friday Time Capsule, or if you would like to hear the songs again, here is the Playlist from the Lunchbreak on Friday.

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0A4myGzBE2XFUeUxuy4VuF?si=iCT0bpwxQGutQxzHpm7itg

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Praise & Worship Playlist

kristi : September 20, 2020 7:51 am : Kristi Leigh, Staff Pages

Today’s playlist includes a brand new song from Kari Jobe! Plus, songs rooted in Psalm 8 and Psalm 22. And: mini-themes giving God our breath as praise, seeing His glory in Creation and light breaking through.

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Song Title Artist Album Year
6:00 a.m.
Breathing Room Kim Walker-Smith Wild Heart 2020
Breathe Shane & Shane Vintage 2020
Alive & Breathing (feat. Elle Limebear) Matt Maher Alive & Breathing, Vol. 2 2019
Live & Breathe Mia Fieldes Ashes – EP 2015
Great Are You Lord All Sons & Daughters All Sons & Daughters 2014
Every Breath Gateway Worship Living for You 2006
Breathe On Me Hillsong Shout to the Lord 2 1998
Breath Away Phil Wickham Living Hope (Deluxe) 2018
Breathe On Us (Live) Kari Jobe Majestic (Live) 2014
Oxygen Steffany Gretzinger Blackout 2018
I Breathe You In, God Bryan & Katie Torwalt Here On Earth 2011
Breathe Influence Music & Matt Gilman Touching Heaven 2018
7:00 a.m.
Breathe Charlie Hall The Rising 2010
I Have a Savior (feat. Leeland Mooring) Gateway Worship See You Move: Acoustic Sessions, Vol. 2 2020
Savior Of The World Mack Brock Single 2020
Psalm 8 The Corner Room Psalm Songs, Vol. 1 2015
Who Am I NEEDTOBREATHE Out Of Body 2020
Indescribable Chris Tomlin Arriving 2004
Canyons Cory Asbury To Love a Fool 2020
Valley (Live) Chris McClarney Single 2019
Mountain Bryan & Katie Torwalt Champion 2016
So Will I (100 Billion X) Hillsong United Wonder 2018
My Fathers World Jadon Lavik Roots Run Deep 2008
How Great Thou Art David Leonard Single 2020
Creation Sings All Sons & Daughters Poets & Saints 2016
Desert Soul Rend Collective Homemade Worship By Handmade People 2012
8:00 a.m.
Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) Hillsong United Zion 2013
Open Skies David Crowder Band Illuminate 2004
In the River (feat. Kim Walker-Smith) [Live] Jesus Culture Let It Echo (Live) 2016
Dancing On The Waves We The Kingdom Holy Water 2020
Battle Belongs Phil Wickham Single 2020
Clear the Stage 2020 Ross King Clear the Stage 2020 – Single 2020
Heart of Worship David Leonard Open House Sessions – EP 2020
No One But You Hillsong Worship Awake 2019
First Love (Live) Kari Jobe The Blessing (Live) 2020
Nothing Else Cody Carnes Nothing Else – Single 2019
Obsession Martin Smith Reverence 2014
9:00 a.m.
Strike the Dark Caleb & Bethany Kuenzli Strike The Dark EP 2020
Let The Light In Cody Carnes Run To The Father 2020
Let There Be Light Bellarive Before There Was 2014
Light Rita Springer Light 2020
So Good (feat. Chris McClarney) Rita Springer Light 2020
Always Good (feat. Rita Springer) The McClures The Way Home (Deluxe) 2019
Goodness of God (Live) Bethel Music & Jenn Johnson Victory (Live) 2019
Sing His Praise Again (Oh My Soul) (feat. Jenn Johnson) Bethel Music Revivals In The Air (Live) 2020
Father I Thank You Jeremy Camp & Adrienne Camp The Worship Project – EP 2020
Gratitude Brandon Lake House Of Miracles 2020
Thank You Lord (feat. Thomas Rhett & Florida Georgia Line) Chris Tomlin Chris Tomlin & Friends 2020
Lay It All Down Wilder Wilder 2020

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20/20 Insight-Mount of Olives

john : September 15, 2020 6:25 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Vision, today’s 20/20 Insight focuses on the significance of the Mount of Olives.

This was the place where Jesus told His disciples of future events that would happen prior to His coming.

Some of those events were the appearances of deceivers, wars and rumors of wars, famines, plagues, and earthquakes in various places. He also said that the gospel of the kingdom would be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end would come.

The place where He spoke of the future is significant. Zechariah 14:4 tells us that when He comes again, His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives. On that day, there will be one LORD, and his name the only name. He will be king over the whole earth.

The Mount of Olives reminds us that while we live in a broken world, the future is in God’s hands. The future is a vision of victory for God’s coming Kingdom and for those who follow Jesus by faith.

Focusing on our future hope in Christ gives us greater clarity for living out the Christian life.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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20/20 Insight-Calvary

john : September 14, 2020 5:51 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Vision, today’s 20/20 Insight focuses on Calvary where Jesus died on a cross. 

According to the New King James version of the Bible, in Luke 23:32, there were also two other criminals led with Jesus to be put to death. “And when they had come to the place called Calvary, there they crucified Him, and the criminals, one on the right hand and the other on the left.”

Calvary was the place of Christ’s death and the place of our redemption. Calvary reminds us that God has provided the lamb who was a worthy sacrifice for our sins. Romans 5:8 says, “God demonstrated his own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

Focusing on the price that Jesus paid for our redemption gives us greater clarity for living out the Christian life.

John Shirk

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20/20 Insight-Mount Sinai and the Law

john : September 11, 2020 5:12 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Vision, today’s 20/20 Insight focuses on the giving of the Law on Mount Sinai.

In Exodus 31:18, the LORD gave Moses the two tablets of the covenant law. They were tablets of stone inscribed by the finger of God. Mount Sinai represents the law of God for His people.

On these tablets were written the Ten Commandments. God’s laws were revealing God’s moral standards. None of us have lived up to all the commands all the time. That is why we need grace.  The law reminds us that we have fallen short of God’s glory and need a Savior. We don’t earn God’s love by obeying His laws, but are motivated to obey them because we know that He loves us. At the foundation of following God’s laws is love-love for God and loving our neighbor as we love ourselves.

Following God’s laws is not meant to be a reason for pride in ourselves. It is an opportunity to express our love for God. Jesus said in John 14:15, “If you love me, keep my commands.”

Focusing on the law of love gives us greater clarity for living out the Christian life.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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