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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Key Element for Thriving Relationships-Worship Together

john : September 26, 2022 4:15 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Key Element for Thriving Relationships is Worshipping together.

Jesus said in Matthew 18:20 that “where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”

His presence is a powerful force to unify believers in the midst of our worship. This kind of worship is sometimes called corporate worship, where the saints of God assemble together for the purpose of glorifying God.

These settings provide opportunity for believers to encourage each other in the faith, and motivate each other toward love and good deeds.  It is also an opportunity for praise-filled music.

Psalm 149:1 says, “Praise the LORD. Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise in the assembly of his faithful people.”

Worshipping together is a key element for thriving relationships that honor God.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Praise & Worship Playlist

kristi : September 25, 2022 6:00 am : Kristi Leigh, Staff Pages

Happy Fall! I have a special lineup on the way for you this week, including recent releases from Elle Limebear, Grace City, Leslie Jordan, Chris Tomlin and more. Plus, a Wind & Waves mini-theme and a powerful little lineup inspired by the new We The Kingdom song, “God Is On The Throne”. Also, the whole 9:00 hour will be full of Fall Songs as we celebrate the arrival of Autumn!

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Song Title Artist Album Year
6AM
I Will Worship Erik Nieder Single 2022
Heart & Flesh (feat. TAYA) Leeland Single 2022
Waiting Here For You (Live At Team Night) Hillsong Worship Team Night (Live) 2022
Rest On Us Elle Limebear Single 2022
Good (Cant Be Anything Else) [Live] Cody Carnes Single 2022
Peace Be Still (feat. Lauren Daigle) The Belonging Co All the Earth 2017
Dancing On The Waves We The Kingdom Holy Water 2020
Wind and the Waves (feat. Kenzie Walker) [Live] Grace City Sundays EP (Live) 2022
Thats The Power (feat. Benjamin Hastings) Hillsong Worship These Same Skies (Live) 2021
Mention of Your Name Jenn Johnson After All These Years 2017
7AM
In The Name (feat. Kim Walker-Smith) Lakewood Music Live in the Wonderful 2021
Evidence Josh Baldwin Evidence 2020
Promises Maverick City Music Maverick City Vol. 3 Part 2 2021
Yes and Amen (feat. Chris McClarney) Jesus Culture Living with a Fire 2018
Great I Am Leslie Jordan All That I Need To Know – EP 2022
Holy and Anointed One Shane & Shane The Worship Initiative, Vol. 7 2014
God Is On The Throne We The Kingdom We The Kingdom 2022
Reign Above It All Paul McClure Revivals In The Air (Live) 2020
Still On the Throne Mitch Wong Single 2020
The Lord Almighty Reigns Keith & Kristyn Getty Single 2022
Majesty (Here I Am) Delirious World Service 2004
Holy Forever Chris Tomlin Always 2022
Holy (Song Of The Ages) (feat. Andrew Holt) The Belonging Co Single 2020
8AM
LION (feat. Chris Brown & Brandon Lake) LIVE Elevation Worship LION 2022
Forever & Amen (Live) Cody Carnes & Kari Jobe God Is Good! (Live) 2022
This Is the Kingdom (feat. Pat Barrett) Elevation Worship LION 2022
A Thousand Shores Citizens A Thousand Shores – EP 2022
Father Of Lights Chris Tomlin Always 2022
Narrow Road Josh Baldwin Where The Glory Is 2022
Feels Like A Blessing Benjamin Hastings & JUDAH. Single 2022
On Repeat Hillsong UNITED On Repeat – Single 2022
Good News Bryan & Katie Torwalt Ive Got Good News (Live) 2022
Thats Just What You Do (Live) Andy Cherry Invocation (Live) 2022
Graves Into Gardens (feat. Brandon Lake) Elevation Worship Graves Into Gardens 2020
9AM
Fall Afresh (feat. Dinah Wright & Robbie Seay) The Worship Initiative The Worship Initiative, Vol. 25 (Live) 2021
Fall Back Rebecca St. James Dawn 2020
We Fall Down (feat. Chris Tomlin) Steven Curtis Chapman WOW Worship Red 2005
Heaven Fall Cody Carnes Heaven Fall – Single 2019
Fires Gonna Fall Martin Smith Iron Lung 2019
Fire Fall Down (Live) Hillsong UNITED (in the meantime) – EP 2020
Heaven Fall Down Phil Wickham Singalong 2 2012
Fall On Your Knees David Crowder Band Give Us Rest-A Requiem Mass in C 2012
Spirit Fall Chris Tomlin Passion: Here For You 2011
Let It Echo (Heaven Fall) [feat. Chris Quilala] [Live] Jesus Culture Let It Echo (Live) 2016
Let Your Glory Fall Kari Jobe The Garden (Deluxe Edition) 2017Pr
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