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Light Reflection-2 Timothy 3:16 and 17 All Scripture

john : January 30, 2023 4:57 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Light Reflection is from Second Timothy 3:16 and 17.

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

God’s Word is a light to build our character and prepare us to live out God’s calling. In the Kingdom of God, character matters. God’s Word is reliable for describing what God is like and what He treasures. As we see our lives in light of God’s will, we have opportunity to make changes in our lives so that we might more accurately reflect His image.

God’s Word also points us to the example of Jesus as the ultimate standard. He did not commit any sin, never compromised the truth, and always lived a life of love and purity. The closer we move toward Him, the more likely that we will reflect His character.

This Light Reflection inspires us to turn to God’s Word for spiritual training and growth in the Year to Shine.

John Shirk

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Vital Step to a Radiant Faith-Appetite for Righteousness

john : January 30, 2023 4:53 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year to Shine, today’s Vital Step to a Radiant Faith is an appetite for righteousness.

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus said in Matthew 5:6, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.”

This craving is satisfied by faith in Jesus who said, “I am the bread of life.  Whoever comes to me will never go hungry and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”

Jesus is our source of righteousness. His grace moves us to embrace what pleases God and to reject what dishonors His name.

So, today, we can taste and see that the Lord is good as we receive His grace and take His words to heart. His righteousness will be our guiding light and shine through us to uphold His grace and truth.

An appetite for righteousness is a vital step to a radiant faith that makes a difference in our world.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Praise & Worship Playlist

kristi : January 29, 2023 6:48 am : Kristi Leigh, Staff Pages
Today’s Praise & Worship Playlist includes new songs from Housefires, Phil Wickham, Tauren Wells & Elevation Worship. Plus mini-themes: songs to sing in the morning, praising the Name of God and more. Check out song details below!


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Song Title Artist Album Year
6AM
Praise The Lord (Brighter The Morning) Sean Curran 1,000 Names 2021
Morning By Morning (Live) Pat Barrett & Mack Brock Nothing/Something (Live) 2021
Give Me Jesus All Sons & Daughters Prone To Wander: A Collection of Hymns
Mercies (New Every Morning) Matt Redman Let There Be Wonder (Digital Deluxe) 2020
Joy In The Morning Tauren Wells & Elevation Worship Single 2023
Give Me Jesus (feat. Abbie Gamboa) UPPERROOM Moments: Light 006 2022
With Everything I Am (Live) 7 Hills Worship Single 2023
If I Could Have Anything Housefires How To Start A Housefire 2023
Resurrender (feat. Brooke Ligertwood) Hillsong Worship These Same Skies 2021
Fear Is Not My Future (feat. Chandler Moore) Brandon Lake & HELP! 2022
7AM
The Praise Is Yours (Live) Matt Redman Single 2022
This Is Our God Phil Wickham Single 2023
All Praises (Live) North Point Worship Our God Will See Us Through (Live) 2022
Lord Have Mercy (feat. Tim Timmons & Leslie Jordan) Anchor Hymns Be Unto Your Name – EP 2022
His Name is Jesus Jeremy Riddle His Name is Jesus – Single 2022
I Will Praise (feat. Lindy Cofer) [Live] Circuit Rider Music Jesus People (Live) 2021
What a Beautiful Name (Live) Hillsong Worship Let There Be Light (Deluxe) 2016
Mention of Your Name Jenn Johnson After All These Years 2017
1,000 Names Sean Curran 1,000 Names 2021
Yahweh Elevation Worship Here as in Heaven 2016
Yeshua (Friend Of Sinners) Mike Donehey Single 2023
8AM
Jireh (feat. Chandler Moore & Naomi Raine) Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music Old Church Basement 2021
Feels Like A Blessing Benjamin Hastings & JUDAH. Single 2022
There Is a Power (feat. Dante Bowe) Rita Springer Light 2020
I Believe It (The Life of Jesus) Jon Reddick Single 2023
I Believe In Jesus Chris Tomlin Always 2022
Praise Upon Praise Pat Barrett Act Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly 2021
Every Hour (feat. Josh Baldwin) David Leonard Acoustic Single 2022
Running to the Light (Live) Brandon Lake House of Miracles (Live) 2021
Reign Above It All Paul McClure Revivals In The Air (Live) 2020
God Is On The Throne We The Kingdom We The Kingdom 2022
Sing His Praise Again (Oh My Soul) (feat. Jenn Johnson) Bethel Music Revivals In The Air (Live) 2020
9AM
Thats The Thing About Praise (feat. Blessing Offor) Benjamin William Hastings Benjamin William Hastings 2022
Reason To Praise (feat. Cory Asbury & Naomi Raine) Bethel Music Homecoming (Live) 2021
Be Glad Cody Carnes Single 2022
Easy To Praise Patrick Mayberry Single 2023
Enter the Gates Bryan & Katie Torwalt Champion 2016
Glory Hallelujah Canyon Hills Worship Single 2022
All My Praise Ryan Ellis Single 2022
God Really Loves Us (feat. Dante Bowe & Maverick City Music) Crowder Milk & Honey 2021
Altogether Good (feat. Paul Baloche & Lucy Grimble) Anchor Hymns Be Unto Your Name – EP 2022
Worthy Of My Song Phil Wickham Single 2022
A Thousand Hallelujahs (Live From Passion Conference 2022) Passion & Brooke Ligertwood Burn Bright 2022
Son of Suffering Matt Redman Single 2022
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Vital Step To A Radiant Faith-Meekness

john : January 27, 2023 5:02 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year to Shine, today’s Vital Step to a Radiant Faith is meekness.

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus said in Matthew 5:5.

Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.

One definition of meekness is “enduring injury with patience and without resentment.”

In the devotional book “For Every Season” Greg Laurie describes meekness as “power under constraint” or “strength under control.”  It’s a picture of a stallion that has been broken. The horse has not lost its will or strength, but has surrendered its will to the rider. That is a good picture to inspire us to surrender our will to God.

Psalm 37 contains a good description of meekness and how God works through that quality in our lives. Verse 5 says, “Commit your way to the LORD, trust in him, and he will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.”

Meekness is a vital step to a radiant faith that makes a difference in our world.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Light Reflection-Romans 15:4 History

john : January 27, 2023 4:58 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Light Reflection is from Romans 15:4.

For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide, we might have hope.

Bible history is a light to help us learn from the successes and failures of those who have gone before us.

First Corinthians 10 recalls moral failures of the Israelites who wandered in the wilderness in the days of Moses. Verse 6 says, “These things occurred as examples to keep us from setting our hearts on evil things as they did.”

On the positive side, James 5:10 says, “As an example in the face of suffering, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. As you know, we count as blessed those who persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.”

This Light Reflection inspires us to find hope and encouragement in the lessons of Bible history in the Year to Shine.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Friday Time Capsule-January 25 2010

john : January 27, 2023 1:05 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5BNCx1wVwokjahUyEskQJi?si=2f575c3a8d784bdb

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Light Reflection-Psalm 19:8 Radiant Commands

john : January 26, 2023 4:24 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Light Reflection is from Psalm 19, verse 8.

The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes.

There is spiritual vision for the person who knows the word and will of God. We need Jesus for salvation, and we need His Word for guidance to live out His plan for our lives.

Our attitude toward God’s Word will have a great impact on whether we receive or reject the content.

The writer of Psalm 119 demonstrated an attitude toward God’s Word that opened his mind to its counsel. He said in Psalm 119, verse 111, “Your statutes are my heritage forever; they are the joy of my heart.”

And in verse 14, he said, “I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches.”

This Light Reflection inspires us to view God’s Word as a valuable treasure that brings us joy and understanding in the Year to Shine.

John Shirk

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Vital Step to A Radiant Faith-Mourning

john : January 26, 2023 4:21 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year to Shine, today’s Vital Step to a Radiant Faith is mourning.

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus called His followers to have an influence in this world for the Gospel. He called His followers “salt” and “light.” It is not a coincidence that these references followed the Beatitudes.

One of those Beatitudes is found in Matthew 5:4.

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”

Jesus was referring to a kind of mourning that is spurred by an immoral climate around us or the sin that dwells within us. Brokenness leads us to weeping, and weeping leads us to repentance. Repentance leads us to joy and refreshment in the presence of the Lord. James 4:9 says, “Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves before the Lord and he will lift you up.”

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Mourning is a vital step to a radiant faith that makes a difference in our world.

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Light Reflection-Romans 10:17-Words of Faith

john : January 25, 2023 10:48 am : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Light Reflection is from Romans 10:17.

Faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.

The Bible is a light that guides our way, leading us to faith in Jesus. God’s Word has value for revealing Jesus as the light of the world who gives salvation to all who believe in Him.

An example of this is the Gospel of John. Near the end of this book of the Bible, John said this: “Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.”

The book of John is one of many books in the Bible that encourages us to believe in Jesus.

This Light Reflection inspires us to place our faith in Jesus to save us from our sins in the Year to Shine.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Vital Step to a Radiant Faith-Poor In Spirit

john : January 25, 2023 10:45 am : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year to Shine, today’s Vital Step to a Radiant Faith is poverty in spirit.

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus called His followers to have an influence in this world for the Gospel. He called His followers “salt” and “light.” It is not a coincidence that these references followed the Beatitudes.

One of those Beatitudes is found in Matthew 5:3.

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”

To be poor in spirit is to be aware of our bankruptcy before God. Because of our sinfulness, there is no way for us to measure up to God’s righteousness. We need His grace to be made right with God. And so, in our desperate condition, we turn to Jesus for the forgiveness we need to be reconciled to God.

God raises the humble person to have a platform for the Gospel.

Poverty in Spirit is a vital step to a radiant faith that makes a difference in our world.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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