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Hurricane Prayer and Relief Efforts

stacey : October 4, 2022 3:58 pm : Stacey Gagne

Please join us in praying for everyone impacted by Hurricane Ian and those still recovering from Hurricane Fiona.  In addition to the very clear needs that need to be met in relief efforts and clean up, there are many that need the Hope of Jesus to sustain them.  Please also lift up all the first responders and those preparing to be deployed.

As we learn of relief efforts in the days to come, we’ll share those with you.

Mennonite Disaster Service

Christ in Action

The Salvation Army 

Samaritan’s Purse

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Key Element for Thriving Relationships-Sharing God’s Work Among Us

john : October 4, 2022 3:22 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Key Element for Thriving Relationships is sharing how God is at work among us.

In Acts 14:27, Paul and Barnabas returned to Antioch where they had been commissioned for their missionary service.

On arriving there, they gathered the church together and reported all that God had done through them and how he had opened a door of faith to the Gentiles.

These kinds of reports encourage others with updates on how God is moving in the world today. Lives are being changed. People are coming to faith. The Gospel is advancing into new territory.

By sharing how we have seen God at work, we can be voices that motivate and mobilize the church into vibrant ministry.

Sharing how God is at work among us is a key element for thriving relationships that honor God.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Faith Building Verse-2 Corinthians 5:21

john : October 4, 2022 3:12 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Faith-Building Verse is Second Corinthians 5:21.

Speaking of Jesus, “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”

It is important to point out that in God’s righteous requirements, there is no forgiveness without the shedding of blood.  That is what makes the death of Jesus on the cross so incredibly humbling and amazing for us. Jesus died on our behalf so that we might be reconciled to God. He paid the price for our sins.  That is the irony of the Gospel. The sinless Son of God died so that sinners like us could be declared “Not guilty” in the eyes of righteous God. Through Jesus, the way has been cleared for us to enjoy God forever.

This miracle of love will be celebrated throughout eternity among the redeemed.  The voices of heaven declare, “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!”

This Faith-Building Verse inspires us to remember the price that Jesus paid for our redemption in the Year of Relationship.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Key Element for Thriving Relationships-Sharing Love of Music

john : October 3, 2022 3:05 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Key Element for Thriving Relationships is Sharing our love of music with others.

We can do this in a number of ways. We can talk about favorite songs that we hear on the radio or share songs with others that we find on social media. We can sing songs together in church, or hear songs together in a concert venue.

Music has a way of bringing people together. In Matthew 26:30, Jesus sung a hymn with His disciples before going out to the Mount of Olives.

Ephesians 5:19 instructs us to speak “to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord.”

Sharing our Love of Music with others is a key element for thriving relationships that honor God.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Faith Building Verses Titus 3:3-5

john : October 3, 2022 3:02 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Faith-Building Verses are Titus 3:3 to 5.

At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy.

It is an amazing miracle to ponder the mercy of God triumphant over judgment. His grace covers our sins at the moment of our conversion to Christ. From there, we experience a change of heart. Our motives change. Our words change. Our attitudes change. Some of these areas of change may not happen overnight, but over time, God works in the hearts of His believers to transform us into the likeness of Christ. Real-life transformation will lead us into a life of love and holiness because of what Jesus did on the cross and how He is working in our hearts.

These Faith-Building Verses inspire us to celebrate the mercy of God that changes our lives in the Year of Relationship.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Praise & Worship Playlist

kristi : October 2, 2022 8:00 am : Kristi Leigh, Staff Pages

Today’s playlist features new music from Cody Carnes, Josh Baldwin, Sovereign Grace Music, We The Kingdom and more. Plus, a Wonderful mini-theme and a lineup of Call-To-Worship songs from Psalm 103 and Psalm 150.

 

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Song Title Artist Album Year
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Here I Am To Worship Tim Hughes Here I Am To Worship 2002
I See The Light Josh Baldwin Where The Glory Is 2022
A Thousand Shores Citizens A Thousand Shores – EP 2022
Wonderful, Merciful Savior Michael W. Smith Hymns 2014
Wonderful Savior Tim Reimherr Unceasing – 10 Years Of Night And Day Worship (Kansas City IHOP) 2010
Wonderful Desperation Band Center Of It All 2012
Wonderful Things Highlands Worship Vol 1: Wonderful Things – EP 2018
Wonderful Maker Chris Tomlin Not To Us 2002
Wonderful Phil Wickham The Ascension 2013
Wonderful Name Christy Nockels Let It Be Jesus 2015
Wonderful King David Crowder Passion: Our Love Is Loud 2002
Wonderful (Live) Kristene DiMarco Mighty (Live) 2015
The Wonderful Cross Chris Tomlin The Noise We Make 2001
7AM
Psalm 139 (Far Too Wonderful) Shane & Shane Psalms, Vol. 2 2015
Love So Wonderful (feat. William Matthews) Daniel Bashta Wave Your Flag 2021
Indescribable Chris Tomlin Arriving 2004
Indescribable (Live) Hillsong Young & Free All of My Best Friends (Live) 2020
Magnificent, Marvelous, Matchless Love Matt Boswell & Matt Papa His Mercy Is More: The Hymns of Matt Boswell and Matt Papa 2019
How Precious Is The Blood (Live) Cody Carnes God Is Good! (Live) 2022
Son of Suffering Matt Redman Son of Suffering – Single 2022
All Hail King Jesus (Live) Bethel Music & Bethany Wohrle Homecoming (Live) 2021
King Jesus (Live) Brooke Ligertwood SEVEN (Live) 2022
Sing His Praise Again (Oh My Soul) (feat. Jenn Johnson) Bethel Music Revivals In The Air (Live) 2020
His Mercy Is More (Live) Shane & Shane Hymns Live 2019
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Bless the Lord, O My Soul (Psalm 103) [Live] Sovereign Grace Music Unchanging God: Songs from the Book of Psalms, Vol. 1 (Live) 2022
Its Time To Worship Chris McClarney Speak To The Mountains – EP 2021
Hallelujahs Song (Psalm 103) (feat. Caleb Chapman) JUDAH. 3 + 7 2021
Let Everything (Praise the Lord) Pat Barrett Canvas and Clay (Live) 2019
Psalm 150 (Praise The Lord) Matt Boswell & Matt Papa Almost Home 2021
Let All Creation Praise the Lord Lincoln Brewster Amazed 2002
My Heart Is Steadfast (Psalm 103) Ellie Holcomb Magnolia 2011
Alive & Breathing (feat. Elle Limebear) Matt Maher Alive & Breathing, Vol. 2 2019
Breathe Maverick City Music Jubilee: Juneteenth Edition 2021
Let Everything (Live) Vertical Worship Frontiers (Live) 2016
Holy (Song Of The Ages) (feat. Andrew Holt) The Belonging Co Single 2020
Praise To The Lord Citizens Citizens 2014
To Not Worship You MercyMe Always Only Jesus 2022
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Breath You Gave Awaken Worship Wont Stay Silent 2019
Alive in You (feat. Kim Walker-Smith) [Live] Jesus Culture Let It Echo (Live) 2016
I Breathe You In, God Bryan & Katie Torwalt Here On Earth 2011
Live & Breathe Mia Fieldes Ashes – EP 2015
Hallelujah, Our God Reigns (feat. Brett Younker) Passion Whole Heart (Live) 2018
Everything and Nothing Less (feat. Chris McClarney) [Live] Jesus Culture Let It Echo (Live) 2016
Great Are You Lord All Sons & Daughters All Sons & Daughters 2014
Heaven Fall Cody Carnes Heaven Fall – Single 2019
Good Grace Hillsong United People 2019
We Praise You Brandon Lake We Praise You (Studio Version) 2020
Tabernacle We The Kingdom We The Kingdom 2022
Raise a Hallelujah Jonathan & Melissa Helser Victory 2019
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Friday Time Capsule-September 27, 2004

john : September 30, 2022 1:05 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6HiFwBUsj0WZadfjvadsaL?si=9e92257dd7964166

 

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Key Element for Thriving Relationships-Words of Life

john : September 27, 2022 3:52 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Key Element for Thriving Relationships is holding to the words of life.

By clinging to the words of life, we will be in a better place to promote a culture of life.

Philippians 2:14 to 16 says, “Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life.”

One thing we learn here is that a grumbling or argumentative spirit is not consistent with holding on to the word of life. These attitudes drain people around us. But the Gospel is life-giving.

This good news moves us to speak words of hope, encouragement, and truth. There is a word of life that shines brightly in times of darkness, and His name is Jesus.

Holding firmly to the word of life is a key element for thriving relationships that honor God.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Faith Building Verse-Micah 6:8

john : September 27, 2022 3:46 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Faith-Building Verse is Micah 6:8.

He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.

These are God’s requirements for our lives that reflect His goodness.

To Act Justly is to stand up for what is right in God’s eyes. His call of justice includes defending the oppressed, taking up the cause of the fatherless and pleading the case of the widow.

To love Mercy means that we show mercy in the form of compassion and forgiveness.

To walk humbly with God is reliance on His grace to save us from our sins. We live with profound gratitude for His unfailing love and abundant goodness demonstrated through Jesus.

This Faith-Building Verse inspires us to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with God in the Year of Relationship.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Faith Building Verses-Psalm 25:8-9

john : September 26, 2022 4:19 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Faith-Building Verses are Psalm 25:8 and 9.

Good and upright is the LORD; therefore, he instructs sinners in his ways. He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way.

God leads us in the way of His goodness by the counsel of His Word and the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

The Bible is where we learn how sinners can be turned into saints. That is where we learn about the riches of God’s grace.  The Bible also tells us about God’s character, God’s Kingdom, God’s will, and God’s blessings. The Bible gives us good direction for living life God’s way rather than our own.

These Faith-Building Verses inspire us to be teachable to the counsel of God’s Word in the Year of Relationship.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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