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Faith Building Verse-Psalm 7:17

john : September 20, 2022 4:26 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Faith-Building Verse is Psalm 7:17.

“I will give thanks to the LORD because of his righteousness; I will sing the praises of the name of the LORD Most High.”

Of all the people who have a reason to be grateful, it would be those who believe in God and belong to His family.

That does not mean that every prayer we say has to be a word of thanks. The Psalms give us a glimpse into the wide range of prayers flowing from a man who sought after God’s own heart. But there are many spiritual blessings that we have in Christ-Adoption into His family, Acceptance, Forgiveness, Redemption, Salvation, and the hope of heaven forever in the presence of God.

These blessings are only possible because of the righteousness of Christ that is placed on us when we trust in Him to save us from sin.

This Faith-Building Verse inspires us to give thanks to God and sing His praises in the Year of Relationship.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Key Element for Thriving Relationships-Intentional Communication

john : September 20, 2022 4:22 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

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

Relationships have opportunity to flourish when communication between two parties is open, honest, and frequent.

Good communication is vital to healthy relationships as nutritious food is vital to a healthy body.

This is true in our relationship with God. First Thessalonians 5:17 instructs us to “pray continually.” This is an important part of staying connected with God.

This is also true of our relationships with others. Acts 2 reveals the early church as a thriving church. Verse 46 says that one of the dynamics of this growing church was that they continued to meet together in the temple courts every day. The Lord was adding to their number daily those who were being saved.

Intentional Communication is a key element for thriving relationships that honor God.

John Shirk

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Key Element for Thriving Relationships-Rest

john : September 19, 2022 6:12 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Key Element for Thriving Relationships is taking time to rest and worship.

In our fast-paced culture, we can easily get caught up in a busy lifestyle that leads to burnout. That leaves us with less energy to invest in relationships that really matter to us.

Exodus 20:8 says, “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath to the LORD your God.”

The Pharisees in the time of Jesus turned this into a legalistic practice of do’s and don’ts. But this law was given for our benefit and refreshment. Jesus taught, “the Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.”

So, one day out of the week is a good pattern to take time for rest and use that opportunity to worship God in the assembly of the saints.

Taking time for rest and worship is a key element for thriving relationships that honor God.

John Shirk

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Faith Building Verse-Exodus 15:13

john : September 19, 2022 6:10 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK- Today’s Faith-Building Verse is Exodus 15:13.

There were songs of celebration after the Israelites crossed the Red Sea safely and were delivered from slavery in Egypt.

They celebrated God’s deliverance with these words: In your unfailing love, you will lead the people you have redeemed. In your strength you will guide them to your holy dwelling.

This was not only true for the Israelites, but also a picture of the Gospel for those who follow Jesus faithfully today. With His blood shed at the cross, He has redeemed us from sin and condemnation. He leads us in His unfailing love, and He has a glorious destiny for us in His holy dwelling at His heavenly throne.

This Faith-Building Verse inspires us to trust in God’s unfailing love to guide our steps in the Year of Relationship.

John Shirk

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Praise & Worship Playlist

kristi : September 19, 2022 2:06 pm : Kristi Leigh, Staff Pages

This week’s lineup is packed with mini-themes! These songs will especially help us focus on offering God our Hands & Heart, Responding to the Call to Worship and Walking In Step with the Spirit. Plus, I have some brand new releases for you from Chris Tomlin, Leeland & TAYA, We The Kingdom, Grace City, Cody Carnes & Kari Jobe and more!

 

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Nail Scarred Hands Dante Bowe Single 2022
Better Word (Live) Leeland Better Word (Live) 2019
Nothing But The Blood Andy Cherry Nothing Left To Fear 2012
Seas of Crimson (feat. Brian Johnson) Bethel Music We Will Not Be Shaken (Live) [Deluxe Edition] 2015
Hymn Of Heaven Phil Wickham Hymn Of Heaven 2021
Holy Forever Chris Tomlin Always 2022
Holy (Song of the Ages) The Worship Initiative & Shane & Shane Single 2022
A Million Years Paul Baloche Behold Him 2020
Simple Kingdom (feat. Cody Carnes) Bryan & Katie Torwalt Ive Got Good News (Live) 2022
Endless Alleluia (Live) Bethel Music & Cory Asbury Victory (Live) 2019
A Thousand Hallelujahs (Live) Brooke Ligertwood Single 2022
Hallelujahs Song (Psalm 103) (feat. Caleb Chapman) JUDAH. 3 + 7 2021
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Bless The Lord At All Times (feat. Nate Moore) [Live] Housefires Housefires VII (Live) 2021
Great Are You Lord All Sons & Daughters All Sons & Daughters 2014
With Lifted Hands (feat. Martin Smith) Ryan Stevenson New Single 2019
My Hands Are Open (Live) Josh Baldwin Revivals In The Air (Live) 2020
I Lift My Hands Chris Tomlin And If Our God Is For Us 2010
My Heart Is Yours (feat. Kristian Stanfill) [Live] Passion Passion: Take It All 2014
Heres My Heart Crowder Passion: Let The Future Begin 2013
For All My Life TAYA TAYA 2022
So Blessed (feat. Chris Cleveland) 7 Hills Worship Single 2022
Reason To Praise (feat. Cory Asbury & Naomi Raine) Bethel Music Homecoming (Live) 2021
Joy Of The Lord Mac Powell New Creation 2021
Good Grace (Live) Hillsong UNITED Good Grace (Live) – Single 2018
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We Praise You (feat. Brandon Lake) [Live] Matt Redman Let There Be Wonder (Live) 2020
Tabernacle We The Kingdom We The Kingdom 2022
Trouble (feat. The Kingdom Choir) Martin Smith Single 2021
Let the Redeemed (Live) Josh Baldwin Live at Church 2020
Raise a Hallelujah Jonathan & Melissa Helser Victory 2019
Be Glad Cody Carnes Single 2022
This Is the Day (Live) Pat Barrett Canvas and Clay (Live) 2019
All Praise (feat. Sean Curran) Passion Roar (Live From Passion 2020) 2020
House Of The Lord Phil Wickham Single 2021
The Fathers House Cory Asbury To Love A Fool 2020
Peace Josh Baldwin The War Is Over 2017
Wind and the Waves (feat. Kenzie Walker) [Live] Grace City Sundays EP (Live) 2022
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Forever & Amen (Live) Cody Carnes & Kari Jobe God Is Good! (Live) 2022
Heart & Flesh (feat. TAYA) Leeland Single 2022
King Jesus (Live) Brooke Ligertwood SEVEN (Live) 2022
Lamp Charlie Hall The Rising 2010
Walk With You Michael Bethany Single 2022
Help Me Live in Step (Live) Shane & Shane & Kingdom Kids Worship in the Word, Vol. 2 (Live) 2022
Sometimes By Step Shane & Shane Sometimes By Step – Single 2020
Desert Road Casting Crowns Healing 2022
Narrow Road Josh Baldwin Where The Glory Is 2022
Father Of Lights Chris Tomlin Always 2022
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Faith Building Verse-Mark 16:20

john : September 16, 2022 5:28 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Faith-Building Verse is Mark 16:20.

After Jesus instructed His disciples to preach the Gospel, we learn that they carried out the great Commission faithfully.

Mark 16:20 says, “Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed his word by the signs that accompanied it.”

These men were changing lives as they followed Jesus and proclaimed His good news. The reason why this was happening was because of the Holy Spirit working in them and through them. He was their power source.

Just as an electrical device needs a power source to work properly, we need to be connected with Jesus and plugged into the power source of the Holy Spirit. This happens when we respond to the invitation of Jesus to follow Him with a faithful heart.

This Faith-Building Verse inspires us to follow Jesus and share His Good News in the Year of Relationship.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Friday Time Capsule-September 18 2006

john : September 16, 2022 1:05 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3XuezITFhUSHU1yVYettYX?si=ccc5bd6cbae24209

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Key Element for Thriving Relationships-Sharing the Joy

john : September 15, 2022 4:06 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Key Element for Thriving Relationships is Sharing in the joy of others.

There are moments of celebration that our loved ones and family members experience-graduations, births, baptisms, and promotions. These are occasions that give us opportunity to offer congratulations and to share our heart-felt happiness with them.

This happened in Luke 1:58 when Elizabeth gave birth to a son when she was advanced in years. That son was John the Baptist. Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown her great mercy, and they shared her joy.

If there is one thing happier than a happy occasion, it is the opportunity to share that joy with our loved ones.

Sharing in the joy of others is a key element for thriving relationships that honor God.

John Shirk

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Faith Building Verse-I Corinthians 10:13

john : September 15, 2022 4:02 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Faith-Building Verse is First Corinthians 10:13.

No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

God is not our tempter. Temptation might come from our own evil desires, or the crafty voice of the devil. How can we overcome? The best way is to be close to God. He is our solution. In a relationship with Him, He is able to give us the desire to do what is right.

James 4:7 says, “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and He will come near to you.”

This Faith-Building Verse inspires us to endure temptation with the help of God’s grace in the Year of Relationship.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

 

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Key Element for Thriving Relationships-Second Chances

john : September 14, 2022 5:22 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

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

Sometimes, our disappointments with people who let us down in the past can keep us from giving them second chances in the future.

In Acts chapter 15, Paul and Barnabas were planning to follow up on some places where they had ministered together. Barnabas wanted to take John Mark, but Paul did not think it wise to take him because he had deserted them and had not continued with them in the work.

As a result, they parted company. Barnabas took Mark with him to Cyprus, while Paul chose Silas and went in another direction to strengthen the churches. God worked through this disagreement to form two missionary teams out of one.

Mark is the author of one of the four Gospels that we read in the Bible, so the encouragement of Barnabas was apparently a big influence in John Mark’s faith.

Giving people second chances is a key element for thriving relationships that honor God.

John Shirk

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