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Key Element for Thriving Relationships-Pleasant Words

john : August 24, 2022 3:09 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Key Element for Thriving Relationships is Pleasant words.

The use of pleasant words may involve the spreading of good news, words of encouragement, good manners, and/or a vision of hope.

Proverbs 16:21 says, “The wise in heart are called discerning, and pleasant words promote instruction.”

Pleasant words cultivate an atmosphere where effective learning and spiritual growth can take place. That is because respect is in the room. A person will be much more willing to learn from someone who respects them than someone who does not.

Pleasant words are key elements for thriving relationships that honor God.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Faith Building Verse-Matthew 27:54

john : August 23, 2022 5:51 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Faith-Building Verse is Matthew 27:54.

This is what happened when Jesus died on a cross.

When the centurion and those with him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and all that had happened, they were terrified and exclaimed, “Surely he was the Son of God!”

The circumstances in which Jesus died were extraordinary. Darkness covered the land in the middle of the day. An earthquake shook the ground. The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. Then, there was the way in which Jesus died, praying for the forgiveness of His persecutors.

The cross was a moment of darkness and injustice, but it was also a moment when the light of God’s love broke through the darkness in a powerful way. Jesus came to break the darkness of our hearts with His grace and truth.

This Faith-Building Verse inspires us to acknowledge Jesus as the Son of God to save us from sin in the Year of Relationship.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Key Element for Thriving Relationships-Building Up Neighbors

john : August 23, 2022 5:49 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Key Element for Thriving Relationships is building up our neighbors.

Our neighbor does not have to be confined to the person who lives beside us. A neighbor can be someone who works beside us, or worships at church beside us. A neighbor can be anyone we encounter in a given day.

Romans 15:2 says, “Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up.”

This can happen through a word of encouragement, or a service that meets a particular need. It might mean offering a listening ear when they have something to share with us. Or it might involve giving a gift that would be meaningful for them. Relationships are much healthier when we approach someone with the attitude of “what can I do for you?” rather than, “what can I get from you?”

Building Up our Neighbors for their good is a key element for thriving relationships that honor God.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Faith Building Verse-Luke 22:31

john : August 22, 2022 4:13 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Faith-Building Verse is Luke 22:31.

Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.”

Satan has declared war on the human race, but God loves the human race and has provided a way for us to overcome through Jesus.

Notice the words of encouragement that Jesus has for Simon. I am praying for you that your faith may not fail. After you deny me three times, you will turn back to where you belong, and when you do, build up others who are in the faith.

Hebrews 7:25 says about Jesus, “He is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.”

This Faith-Building Verse inspires us to find encouragement in the intercession of Jesus on our behalf in the Year of Relationship.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Key Element for Thriving Relationships-Least of These

john : August 22, 2022 4:10 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Key Element for Thriving Relationships is Remembering the Least of These.

Jesus said in Matthew 25:40-The King will reply, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”

The Gospel is a great message of life-changing grace. God reached down to help us in our helpless and sinful condition. When the Gospel takes hold in our heart, we are moved by God’s compassion to pass His love to others who are in vulnerable and difficult places.

Those who lack food, water, and clothing. Those who are sick or in prison. Those who are strangers, and need a friend. How we treat people in these places is how we treat Jesus.

Remembering the Least of These is a key element for thriving relationships that honor God.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Praise & Worship Playlist

kristi : August 21, 2022 7:01 am : Kristi Leigh, Staff Pages
Today’s P&W Playlist includes an hour of duets and a Kingdom mini-theme. The lineup also has new releases from Elevation Worship and David Leonard with Josh Baldwin!

Kristi Leigh, WJTL DJ
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Song Title Artist Album Year
6AM
Show Me Your Glory (feat. Leeland) Brandon Lake House of Miracles (Live) 2021
Hallelujahs Song (Psalm 103) (feat. Caleb Chapman) JUDAH. 3 + 7 2021
Reason To Praise (feat. Cory Asbury & Naomi Raine) Bethel Music Homecoming (Live) 2021
As Long As It Takes (feat. Leslie Jordan) Corey Voss Single 2022
Take Shelter (feat. Skye Peterson) Keith & Kristyn Getty Single 2022
Take It To Jesus (feat. Kari Jobe) Anna Golden Single 2022
See Clearly (feat. Sandra McCracken) Elias Dummer Single 2022
1,000 Names (feat. Phil Wickham) Sean Curran & Worship Together Cafe Sessions – EP 2022
This Is My Song (feat. Mac Powell) North Point Worship Single 2022
Every Hour (feat. Josh Baldwin) [Acoustic] David Leonard Single 2022
What I See (feat. Chris Brown & Pat Barrett) [Live] Elevation Worship LION: Live From The Loft 2022
My Soul Sings (feat. Kirby Kaple & Dante Bowe) [Live] Housefires Housefires + Friends (Live) 2020
7AM
Up To Something (Live) Gas Street Music Single 2022
God, Turn It Around (feat. Matt Maher) Jon Reddick & Matt Maher Single 2021
Meant For Good (feat. JUDAH.) Brandon Lake HELP! 2022
Promises Maverick City Music Maverick City Vol. 3 Part 2 2021
Abraham Josh Baldwin The War Is Over 2017
Your Nature (Live) Kari Jobe The Blessing (Live) 2020
Honey In The Rock (Feat. Brandon Lake) Brooke Ligertwood Single 2022
Psalm 150 (Praise The Lord) Matt Boswell & Matt Papa Almost Home 2021
Praise to the Lord (Joyful, Joyful) Shane & Shane Hymns, Vol. 2 2019
My Hallelujah Bryan & Katie Torwalt Praise Before My Breakthrough – EP 2018
All Praise Sean Curran Bigger Than I Thought 2019
Lord You Have My Heart (feat. Martin Smith) Elle Limebear Single 2019
8AM
Jesus Paid It All (feat. Kim Walker Smith) Worship Circle Worship Circle Hymns 2019
Agnus Dei / King Of Kings Hillsong Worship, Passion, Chidima, Jenn Johnson At Easter – EP 2021
Here as in Heaven (feat. Cody Carnes) Kari Jobe The Garden (Deluxe Edition) 2017
This Is the Kingdom (feat. Pat Barrett) Elevation Worship LION 2022
Seek First Housefires Housefires III 2016
Jireh (feat. Chandler Moore & Naomi Raine) Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music Old Church Basement 2021
Who You Say I Am (Live) Hillsong Worship There Is More (Live) 2018
Run To The Father Matt Maher Alive & Breathing, Vol. 1 2020
How You Love Me Patrick Mayberry Holy Spirit Come (Bonus Video Version) – EP 2021
9AM
God Really Loves Us (feat. Dante Bowe & Maverick City Music) Crowder Milk & Honey 2021
Mercy (Song Session) Ben Fuller & Essential Worship Single 2022
Free, Amen (Live) We The Kingdom Live At the Wheelhouse – EP 2019
Where The Spirit of the Lord Is Life Church Death of Death 2019
Freedom Is Coming (Live) Hillsong Young & Free Out Here On A Friday Where It Began 2021
Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) Pat Barrett Simple Hymns: Songs of Redemption (Deluxe Version) 2019
Liberty (Live) Shane & Shane Psalms Live 2016
Graves Into Gardens (feat. Brandon Lake) Elevation Worship Graves Into Gardens 2020
Good Lord David Leonard Single 2022
Good God Almighty Crowder Radio Single 2021
10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord) Worship Together & Matt Redman Single 2022
Feels Like A Blessing Benjamin Hastings & JUDAH. Single 2022
Be Glad Cody Carnes Single 2022
Glory Hallelujah Canyon Hills Worship Single 2022
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Faith Building Verses-Exodus 4:29-31

john : August 19, 2022 5:00 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Faith-Building Verses are Exodus 4:29 to 31.

“Moses and Aaron brought together all the elders of the Israelites, and Aaron told them everything the LORD had said to Moses. He also performed the signs before the people, and they believed. And when they heard that the LORD was concerned about them and had seen their misery, they bowed down and worshiped.”

For many years, the Israelites worked under the bondage of slavery in Egypt. But when Moses encountered God at the burning bush, he learned that God had a plan in place to deliver the Israelites, and to work through Moses and Aaron to accomplish that plan.

We might wonder where God is in our suffering and pain. But as He expressed His concern for the Israelites in Egypt, so He sees our pain and cares for us. As we are mindful of His concern for us, we are motivated to worship Him and to find hope in His grace. He will be our source of strength in times of weakness.

These Faith-Building Verses inspire us to be encouraged by God’s concern for us in the Year of Relationship.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Key Element for Thriving Relationships-Mentoring

john : August 19, 2022 4:57 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Key Element for Thriving Relationships is being a spiritual mentor for someone.

Second Timothy 2:2 says, “And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.”

This is the verse that motivated Dawson Trotman to become a mentor for someone else. Eventually, a whole movement grew out of his influence as a mentor. We know that movement today as the Navigators, which is seeing lives changed by God’s word around the world through one-on-one mentorship.

Being a mentor means investing in someone else’s life with our time, energy, and experience. It involves personal conversations that allow for spiritual growth to happen. When we serve as a mentor for someone else, we are an instrument of God’s grace to encourage them to be true to the Lord and to be a fruitful witness for Jesus.

Being a Spiritual Mentor for someone is a key element for thriving relationships that honor God.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Friday Time Capsule-August 18 1986

john : August 19, 2022 1:05 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2eHTtfNi9sYucQ1kzazK72?si=Ug-VWBNET1SbF3csMvPyXQ

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Key Element for Thriving Relationships-Cheerful Giving

john : August 18, 2022 4:55 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Key Element for Thriving Relationships is Cheerful Giving.

When appealing for financial support for Christians in need, the Apostle Paul said to the church in Corinth.

“Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”

Paul was not telling them to send a certain amount of money. He was giving them the liberty to give lavishly. There is something that enriches our heart when we give with a cheerful attitude. It is not the obligation that we have to give, but the opportunity that we get to give. Giving out of a sense of delight in the Lord is a sustainable way to excel in the grace of giving.

Cheerful Giving is a key element for thriving relationships that honor God.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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