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Freedom Phrase-Overcoming Temptation

john : October 17, 2019 3:20 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Redemption, today’s Freedom Phrase is based on First Corinthians 10, verses 12 and 13.

“If you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall. 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.”

When it comes to temptation, it is wise to be on guard. If we think we are above being tempted in a certain area, that may be when we are most vulnerable. Peter insisted he would not deny Jesus three times, but was willing to die for Him.  His overconfidence kept him from recognizing his lack of courage for the Lord.

There is a strategy for overcoming temptation found in James 4:7. “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.”

Through Jesus, we are set free to say “Yes” to God’s will and “No” to Satan’s temptations.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Praise & Worship Playlist

kristi : October 13, 2019 6:00 am : Kristi Leigh, Staff Pages

Kristi Leigh, WJTL DJ

Kristi@WJTL.com

Song Title Artist Album Year
6AM
Your Love Stands Alone Kristene DiMarco Where His Light Was 2017
Lean Back (feat. Davy Flowers) The Worship Initiative The Worship Initiative, Vol. 17 2019
Goodness of God (Live) Bethel Music & Jenn Johnson Victory (Live) 2019
Aint No Grave (feat. Molly Skaggs) Bethel Music Victory 2019
If I Stand Jars Of Clay Awesome God – A Tribute to Rich Mullins 1998
I Will Worship You Paul Baloche Your Mercy 2016
See A Victory Elevation Worship At Midnight – EP 2019
We Stand (feat. Chris Quilala) Jesus Culture Unstoppable Love (Live) 2015
Jesus, Rock Of Ages Christy Nockels Let It Be Jesus 2015
Confident (feat. Bobby Strand) Steffany Gretzinger Blackout 2018
Wont Stop Now Elevation Worship Hallelujah Here Below 2018
7AM
Way Maker (Live) Leeland Single 2019
Lilys Song (Praise the Lord) Kristene DiMarco Mighty (Live) 2015
You Will Make a Way (feat. All Sons & Daughters) Stu Garrard Beatitudes 2017
Heaven Stands Up Jared Anderson The Whole Landscape EP 2019
Whom Shall I Fear (God Of Angel Armies) Chris Tomlin Burning Lights 2012
Remember Bryan & Katie Torwalt Remember – Single 2019
I Wont Forget Brian Johnson After All These Years 2017
Believe in You The McClures The Way Home (Deluxe) 2019
Be Still My Soul Pat Barrett Pat Barrett 2018
Blessed Assurance (feat. Jeremy Riddle) Worship Circle Worship Circle Hymns 2019
Trust Sixpence None The Richer The Fatherless And The Widow 1994
8AM
Carry Me Rita Springer Battles 2017
You Don’t Miss a Thing (Live) Bethel Music & Amanda Cook We Will Not Be Shaken (Live) [Deluxe Edition] 2015
Always Kristian Stanfill Passion: Here For You 2011
Jesus, Only Jesus Matt Redman Passion: Let The Future Begin 2013
Strong God (feat. Meredith Andrews) Vertical Worship The Rock Wont Move 2013
Mention of Your Name Jenn Johnson After All These Years 2017
Do It Again Elevation Worship Speak Revival – EP 2016
Underneath My Feet (Live) Red Rocks Worship spark. (You Will Be My Song) [Live] 2019
Remember Passion Salvations Tide Is Rising 2016
Counting On Your Name Tim Hughes Love Shine Through 2011
Never Lost Catherine Mullins Sing Like the Battle Is Over 2019
9AM
Yes I Will Vertical Worship Bright Faith Bold Future 2019
Jesus, Firm Foundation (feat. Steven Curtis Chapman, Mark Hall and Mandisa) Mike Donehey Jesus, Firm Foundation (Hymns Of Worship) 2013
Cornerstone (My Hope Is Built) Hillsong Live Cornerstone EP 2013
Build My Life Housefires Housefires III 2016
My Confidence Iron Bell Music God That Saves 2017
Be Still My Soul (In You I Rest) Kari Jobe Be Still My Soul (In You I Rest) – Single 2013
We Will Not Be Shaken (Live) Bethel Music & Brian Johnson We Will Not Be Shaken (Live) [Deluxe Edition] 2015
This I Believe (The Creed) Hillsong Worship No Other Name 2014
The Stand Kristian Stanfill Passion: Awakening (Deluxe Edition) 2010
Rock of Ages Charlie Hall Band The Death of Death 2013
Stand in Your Love (Live) Bethel Music & Josh Baldwin Victory (Live) 2019

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Wisdom from the Red Letters-Old and New Treasures

john : October 11, 2019 4:35 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Wisdom from the Red Letters is found in Matthew 13:52.

Jesus said, “Every teacher of the law who has been instructed about the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house who brings out of his storeroom new treasures as well as old.”

The teachers of God’s Word are called to share the whole counsel of God with their students. This includes the ancient writings of the Old Testament and the good news found in the New Testament.

Out of the “new” comes fresh insights to learn the Gospel. Out of the familiar comes reminders to help us remember what we already learned.

Having access to both the New and Old Testament helps us to see how both parts of the Bible work together to reveal our need for Jesus.

The words of Jesus inspire us to uphold the value of the Old and New Testaments to grow in our faith in the Year of Redemption.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Freedom Phrase-The Right Focus

john : October 9, 2019 5:34 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Redemption, today’s Freedom Phrase is based on Hebrews 12, verses 1b through verse 3.

“Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.”

When we face temptation, discouragement, or persecution for our faith, we can find strength by remembering the tenacity of Jesus to finish the race that was marked out for Him. Love was His motive. Future glory with His followers was His joy. His example is our inspiration.

Through Jesus, we are set free from the entanglements of sin to run the race marked out for us. 

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Red Letter Wisdom-The Desire of Jesus

john : October 8, 2019 6:37 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Wisdom from the Red Letters is found in John 17:24.

Jesus prayed, “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.”

Jesus was faithful to His mission from start to finish. The book of Hebrews tells us that for the joy set before Him, He endured the cross, scorning its shame.

The yearning of Jesus’ heart was to be with His followers in a place of glory. It was by Jesus going to the cross that we have the opportunity to go to heaven and to see Jesus in His joy someday.

The words of Jesus inspire us to walk with Jesus and seek His glory in the Year of Redemption.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Freedom Phrase-A Thriving Faith

john : October 7, 2019 5:51 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Redemption, today’s Freedom Phrase is based on Jeremiah 17, verses 7 and 8.

“Blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”

In the various seasons of our lives, whether in times of celebration or in times of adversity, God is there, and He is able to work through the circumstances of our lives to strengthen our faith in Him and make it flourish. The key for us is to trust God through it all, and to remember His unfailing love for us. That way, our hope will not be connected to favorable circumstances, but rather to God Himself.

Through Jesus, we are set free to have a thriving faith for the glory of God.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Praise & Worship Playlist

kristi : October 6, 2019 6:00 am : Kristi Leigh, Staff Pages

Kristi Leigh, WJTL DJ

Kristi@WJTL.com

This morning’s playlist includes new songs from Jared Anderson, Kalley and Chris McClarney. There’s also a confident and faith-filled new “Revival Anthem” by Rend Collective. Plus, fresh renditions of classic hymns by Mack Brock, The McClures, Christy Nockels and more.

Song Title Artist Album Year
6:00 a.m.
I Will Wait (Live) David Leonard The Wait: Silence the Noise (Live) 2019
Youre Making Something Beautiful (Spontaneous/Live) Pat Barrett Canvas and Clay (Live) 2019
I Am Loved + Do It Again (Live) Mack Brock Single 2019
See A Victory Elevation Worship At Midnight – EP 2019
Dancing On the Waves (Live) We The Kingdom Single 2019
Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus (Amazing Grace) Shane & Shane Hymns, Vol. 2 2019
New Wine (feat. Bethany Barnard) The Worship Initiative The Worship Initiative, Vol. 17 2019
Canvas and Clay (feat. Ben Smith) [Live] Pat Barrett Single 2019
Potter and Friend (feat. Jesse Cline) Dante Bowe Single 2017
7:00 a.m.
Tethered (Live) Phil Wickham Singalong 4 2019
Shine On Bellarive The Heartbeat 2012
Maker of the Moon Elle Limebear Elle Limebear – EP 2019
None but Thee Mack Brock Simple Hymns: Songs of Worship (Deluxe Version) 2016
Kindness Jared Anderson The Whole Landscape EP 2019
Hanging onto Every Word That You Say Michael Hughes Watson Wait 2019
Alabaster Heart (Live) Kalley Single 2019
Worthy of Your Name (feat. Sean Curran of Bellarive) Passion Worthy Of Your Name 2017
Peace Be Still (feat. Lauren Daigle) The Belonging Co All the Earth 2017
King of Kings Hillsong Worship King of Kings – Single 2019
Great Things Phil Wickham Living Hope (Deluxe) 2018
Heaven Stands Up Jared Anderson The Whole Landscape EP 2019
8:00 a.m.
Be Strong (Live) Jon Egan Unveil (Live) 2019
Even Louder (feat. Tricia) People Of The Earth Victory – EP 2019
Better Word (Live) Leeland Better Word (Live) 2019
So Much Better (feat. Tony Brown) Housefires Housefires V (Live) 2019
Goodness of God (Live) Bethel Music & Jenn Johnson Victory (Live) 2019
Run To the Father Matt Maher Alive & Breathing Vol. I – Single 2019
Morning Sun Philip Herndon Decade 2019
Come As You Are (Live) David Leonard The Wait: Silence the Noise (Live) 2019
Morning Song (Acoustic) Land of Color Single 2019
Over and Over Chris McClarney Breakthrough 2018
Blessed Assurance (feat. Jeremy Riddle) Worship Circle Worship Circle Hymns 2019
9:00 a.m.
Christ Is Risen (feat. Hunter GK Thompson) Bethel Music Victory (Live) 2019
The Whole Landscape Jared Anderson The Whole Landscape EP 2019
All the Way My Savior Leads Me The McClures Simple Hymns: Songs of Worship (Deluxe Version) 2019
Valley (Live) Chris McClarney Single 2019
Psalm 23 (Surely Goodness, Surely Mercy) Shane & Shane Psalms, Vol. 2 2015
Great Is Thy Faithfulness (feat. Christy Nockels) Worship Circle Worship Circle Hymns 2019
Welcome the Healer (feat. Sean Curran) Passion Follow You Anywhere 2019
God of Miracles (Live) Chris McClarney Everything and Nothing Less (Live) 2015
Let There Be Light Bryan & Katie Torwalt Champion 2016
Way Maker (Live) Leeland Single 2019
This Is a Move Brandon Lake Single 2019
Revival Anthem Rend Collective Single 2019

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Freedom Phrase-Saying “Amen” to God’s Promises

john : September 30, 2019 3:29 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Redemption, today’s Freedom Phrase is based on Second Corinthians 1:20.

“For no matter how many promises God has made, they are ‘Yes’ in Christ. And so through him the ‘Amen’ is spoken by us to the glory of God.”

There are some precious promises found in God’s Word for followers of Jesus such as forgiveness of sins, adoption into God’s family, the gift of the Holy Spirt, and eternal life.

Jesus was the fulfillment of a promise made by God in the Old Testament. His appearance in the world 2,000 years ago is evidence that we can trust God to be true to His Word.

Through Jesus, we are set free from the guilt of our past to live with purpose for today and hope for the future.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Praise & Worship Playlist

kristi : September 29, 2019 6:00 am : Kristi Leigh, Staff Pages

Kristi Leigh, WJTL DJ

Kristi@WJTL.com

Hi! 
This week’s playlist features new music by The Worship Circle!  Plus Cody Carnes, Kirby Kaple, Rend Collective, Leeland, Shane & Shane, Elevation Worship and more. And, songs rooted in my favorite Bible verse, Ephesians 3:20.

Song Title Artist Album Year
6:00 a.m.
Heaven Fall (Live) The Belonging Co & Henry Seeley Awe + Wonder (Live) 2019
Hallelujah Here Below Elevation Worship Hallelujah Here Below 2018
Raise a Hallelujah (feat. Jonathan David Helser & Melissa Helser) Bethel Music Victory 2019
Hosanna (Live) The Belonging Co & Kari Jobe Awe + Wonder (Live) 2019
Living Hope Phil Wickham Living Hope (The House Sessions) 2019
King of Kings (Live) Hillsong Worship Single 2019
Peace Be Still (feat. Lauren Daigle) The Belonging Co All the Earth 2017
Remember Passion Salvations Tide Is Rising 2016
White Flag (Live) Matt Maher Alive & Breathing Vol. I – Single 2019
Whom Shall I Fear (God Of Angel Armies) Chris Tomlin Burning Lights 2012
7:00 a.m.
Remember Bryan & Katie Torwalt Remember – Single 2019
Build My Life Housefires Housefires III 2016
Run to the Father Cody Carnes Single 2019
Come As You Are (Live) David Leonard The Wait: Silence the Noise (Live) 2019
Dancing On the Waves (Live) We The Kingdom Single 2019
Catch the Wind (feat. Melissa Helser) Bethel Music Starlight (Live) 2017
10,000 Reasons Rend Collective Experiment Campfire 2013
His Mercy Is More Matt Boswell & Matt Papa His Mercy Is More: The Hymns of Matt Boswell and Matt Papa 2019
Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) Pat Barrett Simple Hymns: Songs of Redemption (Deluxe Version) 2019
Better Word (Live) Leeland Better Word (Live) 2019
Heres My Heart I Am They I Am They 2015
8:00 a.m.
Close (feat. Lauren Daigle) [Live] North Point InsideOut Hear (Live) 2015
Closer (feat. Steffany Frizzell-Gretzinger) Bethel Live For The Sake Of The World 2012
Know Your Heart (Live) David Leonard The Wait: Silence the Noise (Live) 2019
Nothing Else Cody Carnes Nothing Else – Single 2019
Praise Will Be My Song Bryan & Katie Torwalt Champion 2016
Defender (Live) GATEWAY Greater Than (Live) 2018
Way Maker (Live) Leeland Single 2019
See A Victory Elevation Worship At Midnight – EP 2019
Goodness of God (Live) Bethel Music & Jenn Johnson Victory (Live) 2019
The Water (Meant for Me) (feat. David Leonard) I AM THEY Trial & Triumph 2018
Holy Water We The Kingdom Single 2019
9:00 a.m.
Now I See (Live) The McClures The Way Home (Deluxe) 2019
Abundantly More (feat. Seth Condrey) North Point InsideOut Abundantly More – EP 2019
Immeasurably More Rend Collective The Art of Celebration 2014
I Can Only Imagine Rita Springer Effortless 2002
One Day (When We All Get To Heaven) Matt Redman Glory Song 2018
Victory Is Yours (feat. Bethany Wohrle) Bethel Music Victory 2019
Endless Alleluia Cory Asbury Reckless Love 2018
Praise Upon Praise (Live) Pat Barrett Canvas and Clay (Live) 2019
Praise to the Lord (Joyful, Joyful) Shane & Shane Hymns, Vol. 2 2019
Give Thanks to God (feat. Kirby Kaple) Housefires We Say Yes 2017
King of My Heart John Mark & Sarah McMillan You Are the Avalanche – EP 2015
My Jesus I Love Thee (With Every Breath) [feat. Meredith Andrews] Worship Circle Worship Circle Hymns 2019

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Red Letter Wisdom-Being a Voice of Hope

john : September 28, 2019 2:16 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Wisdom from the Red Letters is found in Luke 24:17.

Jesus asked two people walking on the road to Emmaus, “What are you discussing together as you walk along?”

Sometimes, there is wisdom in asking a well-timed question. Jesus gave opportunity for Cleopas and his companion to talk about their discouragement after Jesus was crucified. Without recognizing Jesus, Cleopas confided that he had hoped Jesus was the one who was going to redeem Israel. He and his companion did not know what to think about all that happened and the reports that Jesus was alive.

Then Jesus proceeded to explain what the Scriptures said about Him. While Jesus talked, their hearts burned within them. He ignited hope. Jesus walked with them during the conversation. His example shows us that being a voice of encouragement for someone involves asking good questions, offering a listening ear, sharing words of hope, and walking the journey with them.  

The words of Jesus inspire us to be a voice of hope for those who are discouraged in the Year of Redemption.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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