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Praise & Worship Playlist

September 19th, 2021 No comments

This week’s Praise & Worship Playlist features a mini-theme of the Nearness of God, and a mega-theme Holding onto His Promises! Listen for new songs in the lineup from Jonathan & Melissa Helser, Michael W. Smith, Koryn Hawthorne and local leaders Caleb & Bethany Kuenzli!

Enjoy this last warm, sunny summer weekend!
Kristi Leigh, WJTL DJ
Kristi@WJTL.com
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Song Title Artist Album Year
6AM
Glory, Glory (God Is Able) Crowder Milk & Honey 2021
Psalm 42 (Loudest Praise) Shane & Shane Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs 2021
Run To The Father Matt Maher Alive & Breathing, Vol. 1 2020
Reason I Sing Phil Wickham Hymn Of Heaven 2021
Let The Light In Cody Carnes Run To The Father 2020
Fresh Wind (Studio) Hillsong Worship Fresh Wind/What A Beautiful Name (Live) – EP 2021
Holy Spirit Come Patrick Mayberry Holy Spirit Come – EP 2021
Wait On You (feat. Dante Bowe & Chandler Moore) Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music Old Church Basement 2021
Thy Kingdom Come (feat. Francesca Battistelli) Rita Springer Single 2020
Bless His Name (Ive Got That Joy) (feat. Brandon Lake & Andy Cherry) Seacoast Music Single 2021
Never Lost Elevation Worship Single 2019
7AM
Better Word (Live) Leeland Better Word (Live) 2019
Graves Into Gardens Koryn Hawthorne & Essential Worship Essential Worship Songs 2020
Egypt (Live) Cory Asbury Single 2020
Hallelujah For Every Broken Heart Crowder Milk & Honey 2021
Forever (Live) Michael W. Smith Worship Forever (Live) 2021
Hope Of The Ages (feat. Reuben Morgan & Cody Carnes) Hillsong Worship Single 2021
Let There Be Light Bryan & Katie Torwalt Champion 2016
Speak To The Mountains Chris McClarney Single 2021
See A Victory Dante Bowe & Essential Worship Single 2021
By The Spirit (feat. Franni Cain) [Live] Pat Barrett & Jon Reddick Nothing/Something (Live) 2021
Holy Holy Here With Me (feat. Kirby Kaple) [Live] Housefires Housefires VII (Live) 2021
Thin (feat. Kirby Kaple) Housefires Single 2020
8AM
Proximity Caleb & Bethany Kuenzli Single 2021
Draw Me Close Shane & Shane Vintage 2020
Draw Near (feat. Kristian Stanfill) Passion Passion: Even So Come 2015
By My Side (Live) David Leonard The Wait: Silence the Noise (Live) 2019
Hes Always Been Faithful (feat. John Marc Kohl) The Worship Initiative The Worship Initiative, Vol. 25 (Live) 2021
Great Is Your Faithfulness Martin Smith Back to the Start (Deluxe Version) 2013
This I Believe (The Creed) Hillsong Worship No Other Name 2014
Believe For It CeCe Winans Believe For It 2021
Man of Your Word (feat. Chandler Moore & KJ Scriven) Maverick City Music Maverick City Vol. 3 Part 1 2020
Promises Maverick City Music Maverick City Vol. 3 Part 2
He Will Ellie Holcomb Red Sea Road 2017
9AM
Faithful to the End (feat. Paul & Hannah McClure) Bethel Music Have It All
Believe in You The McClures The Way Home (Deluxe) 2019
Your Promises Elevation Worship Wake Up the Wonder (Live) 2014
Famous For (I Believe) [feat. Jenn Johnson] Tauren Wells Citizen of Heaven 2020
Yes and Amen Housefires Housefires III 2016
All The People Said Amen Matt Maher All The People Said Amen 2014
Promises (feat. Trenton Bell & Davy Flowers) The Worship Initiative & Shane & Shane The Worship Initiative, Vol. 22 2020
I Still Believe (Faithful Always) Thrive Worship A Thousand More 2019
Way Maker (feat. Kristian Stanfill, Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes) Passion Roar (Live From Passion 2020) 2020
God of the Promise Elevation Worship Hallelujah Here Below 2018
I Believe (Live) Jonathan & Melissa Helser Homecoming (Live) 2021

Daily Challenge-Meekness

September 17th, 2021 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Endurance, today’s Daily Challenge motivates us to grow in meekness.

In Matthew 5:5, Jesus said, “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.”

The idea of meekness has to do with “strength through restraint”. It is a quality that combines humility with a gentle spirit. The perfect example of this was Jesus. Though he was rich, yet for our sake he became poor. Even though He had 72,000 angels at his disposal for protection, Jesus chose the way of the cross. For a period of time, He emptied Himself of His Heavenly glory and stepped into a human body to take the nature of a servant.

When we see the evidence of injustice, meekness is the quality that will help us to confront it the right way. Look to the example of Jesus. We are challenged to use our influence to shine the light of the Gospel with the attitude of Christ, who demonstrated gentleness, humility and patience to a world in need of His grace.

Take the daily challenge to experience the blessing of growing in meekness on the journey of faith.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Friday Time Capsule-September 20, 2010

September 17th, 2021 No comments

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Word of Encouragement-Gold

September 16th, 2021 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Word of Encouragement is Gold.

This precious metal is used to make coins and jewelry and is highly valued. Olympians strive to win the gold medal which represents first place in a particular event.

First Peter 1:7 talks about our genuine faith as having greater worth than gold.

A genuine faith often is refined through all kinds of trials, and will result in praise, glory, and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed

Job was a man of God who suffered greatly. In the midst of his harsh trials, he acknowledged that when the Lord tested him he would come forth as gold.

God can use trials to refine our faith so that we become a shining reflection of His image.

Find encouragement in the value of faith to have greater worth than gold in the Year of Endurance.

John Shirk

John@wjtl.com

Word of Encouragement-Fruit

September 15th, 2021 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Word of Encouragement is Fruit.

Most of us have a favorite fruit that is pleasing to our tastebuds, whether they are oranges, apples, or strawberries.

There are different kinds of character qualities that make our faith more fruitful, such as love, joy, and peace. These qualities are found in the fruit of the Spirit.

When we live by God’s Spirit, He builds godly character qualities on our foundation of faith. This is what enables us to be an effective witness to the world of God’s saving grace. Jesus said in John 15:8, “This is to my Father’s glory that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.”

Through the faithful witness of believers, the words of Colossians 1:6 are still true today. “The gospel is bearing fruit and growing throughout the world.”

Find encouragement in the fruitfulness of walking in step with God’s Spirit in the Year of Endurance.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Word of Encouragement-Future

September 14th, 2021 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Word of Encouragement is Future.

The future is the time yet to come.  Corrie Ten Boom, who was placed in a concentration camp for helping the Jews escape from the Nazis, once said, “Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”

We don’t know specifically what will happen tomorrow, but with God in our lives, we can anticipate the future with hope rather than dread. God has a perspective on the future. He inspired the prophecies in the Bible. He has revealed certain events that have yet to take place.

The LORD said in Jeremiah 29:11, “I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”

Find encouragement in the hopeful future that God has prepared for those who seek Him in the Year of Endurance.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Praise & Worship Playlist

September 12th, 2021 No comments
This week’s playlist has a Joy mini theme, plus a Nautical theme inspired by the phrase “HOLD FAST” and its significance to sailors. This weekend also marks the 20th anniversary of the events of September 11th. Psalm 91 was a big encouragement then, so I have a mini theme to remember God as our great protector.

Kristi Leigh, WJTL DJ
Kristi@WJTL.com
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Playlists: Spotify
Song Title Artist Album Year
6AM
The Worship Medley: Reckless Love / O Come To The Altar / Great Are You Lord Tauren Wells & Essential Worship Essential Worship Songs 2020
Hope Of The Ages (feat. Reuben Morgan & Cody Carnes) Hillsong Worship Single 2021
Ever Be (Live) Bethel Music & Kalley Heiligenthal We Will Not Be Shaken (Live) [Deluxe Edition] 2015
Jireh (feat. Chandler Moore & Naomi Raine) Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music Old Church Basement 2021
Morning By Morning (Live) Pat Barrett & Mack Brock Nothing/Something (Live) 2021
His Mercy Is More Matt Boswell & Matt Papa His Mercy Is More: The Hymns of Matt Boswell and Matt Papa 2019
Christ Be Magnified (Live) Cory Asbury Single 2020
Praise to the Lord (Joyful, Joyful) Shane & Shane Hymns, Vol. 2 2019
Bless His Name (Ive Got That Joy) (feat. Brandon Lake & Andy Cherry) Seacoast Music Single 2021
Joyful Noise (Single Version) Matt Maher Joyful Noise (Single Version) 2021
House Of The Lord Phil Wickham Single 2021
7AM
Joyful Dante Bowe Circles 2021
Find a Reason (Joyful Joyful) [feat. Brett Stanfill] North Point Worship Find a Reason 2020
Here is Our Hallelujah (feat. Sarah Kroger, Ike Ndolo & Ricky Vazquez) Village Lights Single 2021
God Really Loves Us (feat. Dante Bowe & Maverick City Music) Crowder Milk & Honey 2021
A Mighty Fortress Christy Nockels Passion: Awakening (Deluxe Edition) 2010
Psalm 62 (God Is a Refuge) Robbie Seay Band Psalms LP 2015
God Is Our Refuge (Psalm 46) Sovereign Grace Music Psalms 2008
Psalm 91 Sonicflood A Heart Like Yours 2008
Psalm 91 (He Knows My Name) Robbie Seay Band Psalms LP 2015
Psalm 91 (On Eagles Wings) Shane & Shane Psalms, Vol. 2 2015
Protector (Live) Kim Walker-Smith Wild Heart (Live) 2020
There Is a Power (feat. Dante Bowe) Rita Springer Light 2020
8AM
Praise Your Name (Live) Corey Voss & Madison Street Worship Songs of the House (Live) 2019
What a Beautiful Name (Live) Hillsong Worship Let There Be Light (Deluxe) 2016
Lord I Lift Your Name on High Shane & Shane Vintage 2020
We Will Not Be Shaken (Live) Bethel Music & Brian Johnson We Will Not Be Shaken (Live) [Deluxe Edition] 2015
Anchor of Peace (feat. Lauren Lee) North Point Worship Anchor of Peace (Live from Decatur City) – EP 2021
Hold Fast MercyMe Coming Up To Breathe 2006
Christ the Sure and Steady Anchor Matt Boswell & Matt Papa His Mercy Is More: The Hymns of Matt Boswell and Matt Papa 2019
Anchor (feat. Leah Mari) Bethel Music You Make Me Brave 2014
Dancing On the Waves (Live) We The Kingdom Single 2019
The Anchor Crowder Milk & Honey 2021
Sails (feat. Steffany Gretzinger & Amanda Cook) Pat Barrett Pat Barrett 2018
You Make Me Brave Amanda Cook You Make Me Brave (Live) 2014
9AM
Captain Hillsong United Empires 2015
He Will Hold Me Fast Shane & Shane Hymns Live 2019
My Anchor [Live] Christy Nockels Let It Be Jesus [Live] 2015
Seas of Crimson (feat. Brian Johnson) Bethel Music We Will Not Be Shaken (Live) [Deluxe Edition] 2015
Anchor (Live) Hillsong Live Glorious Ruins (Live) 2013
Sailing On A Ship Phil Wickham Cannons 2007
It is Well (feat. Kristene DiMarco) Kristene DiMarco You Make Me Brave (Live) 2014
Praise You In This Storm (Acoustic) Casting Crowns The Acoustic Sessions, Vol. 1 2012
Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) Hillsong United Zion 2013
Walk On Water Elevation Rhythm Single 2020
Man of Your Word (feat. Chandler Moore & KJ Scriven) Maverick City Music Maverick City Vol. 3 Part 1 2020
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Word of Encouragement-Tower

September 11th, 2021 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Word of Encouragement is Tower.

A tower is a tall structure that symbolizes strength, security, and greatness.

There was a time in history when the world came together to build the Tower of Babel. The people of that time wanted to make a great name for themselves.

But God frustrated their plans by confusing their language. Humans are not able to accomplish what only God can do for the world. We cannot save ourselves, but God can save us through faith in Jesus Christ. He is our source of salvation, strength, and security. And His name is very great-the name above all names.

Proverbs 18:10 says, “The name of the LORD is a strong tower. The righteous run to it and are safe.”

Find encouragement in the security of God’s strong tower in the Year of Endurance.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Friday Time Capsule-September 10 2001

September 10th, 2021 No comments

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Daily Challenge-Comparisons

September 9th, 2021 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Endurance, today’s Daily Challenge motivates us to stop comparing ourselves with others.

This can lead to division among ourselves. Comparison invites jealousy into our relationships if we don’t think we measure up, or self-righteousness if we think we are better than others.

First Corinthians chapter 12 talks about the church being one body, and warns against division through comparison.

Verse 15 says, “If the foot should say, ‘because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body.” In this case, the foot feels excluded from the body because it senses that the hand is more important.

Verse 21 says, “The eye cannot say to the hand, ‘I don’t need you.’” If the eye did say that, it would not be clearly seeing the value of the hand to the work of the church.

There is a better focus point for our faith-keep our eyes on Jesus, and His plan for our lives.

Take the daily challenge to stop comparing ourselves with each other and start seeing our value to God on the journey of faith.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Daily Challenge-Put Heart Into Worship

September 8th, 2021 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Endurance, today’s Daily Challenge motivates us to put our heart into worshipping God.

A chapter in Judah’s history captured this kind of worship in Second Chronicles chapter 30 under the reign of King Hezekiah.

Verse 21 records that “The Israelites who were present in Jerusalem celebrated the Feast of Unleavened Bread for seven days with great rejoicing, while the Levites and priests sang to the LORD every day, accompanied by the LORD’s instruments of praise. Hezekiah spoke encouragingly to all the Levites, who showed good understanding of the service of the LORD.”

This was a moment of joy and celebration from the heart of God’s worshippers. They were not just putting in time or going through the motions. The assembly was so moved by praising the LORD that they agreed to celebrate the festival seven more days.  Worshipping God from the heart leaves us with the joy of the Lord and a longing in our soul to love Him more.

Take the daily challenge to worship God from the heart on the journey of faith.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com