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Faith-Building Verse-Psalm 34:8

January 26th, 2022 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Faith-Building Verse is Psalm 34:8.

“Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.”

This is possible when we live in relationship with God, as we walk with Him, talk with Him, love Him, and trust Him.

As we grow in God’s Word, we will learn the value of His wisdom and the treasure of His love. We will live in the freedom of His forgiveness and in the hope of His salvation. The eyes of our heart will be opened to the goodness of His grace. Jesus will be the focus of our faith. His cross is a reminder of His suffering for our sins. His empty grave is a reminder of His victory over death. His gentleness and humility invite us to approach Him with the cares of our heart.

This faith-building verse inspires us to taste and see that the Lord is good in the Year of Relationship.

John Shirk

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Key Element for Thriving Relationships-Sincerity

January 25th, 2022 No comments

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

First Peter 1:22 says, “Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, love one another deeply, from the heart.”

Flattery may appear to be friendly, but it comes with personal agendas. Sincere love does not flatter someone with hidden motives. Instead, sincere love is purely motivated to build up others. The pure love of Jesus is the motivating force to reach out to others with words of hope and encouragement.

First Peter 4:8 shows us what can happen when we love with sincerity instead of using flattery. “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.”

Sincerity is a key element for thriving relationships that honor God.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Key Element for Thriving Relationships-Devotion

January 24th, 2022 No comments

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

Romans 12:10 encourages us to “be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.”

We were made for relationships. Devoted love here is an affection love based on friendship. Our relationships have opportunity to thrive when we think beyond our own self-interests and look to the interests of others. In relationships, we can learn together, grow together, and build godly character in each other.

There is joy in friendships where affectionate love exists, where mutual respect is shared, and where each person thoroughly enjoys the companionship of the other.

Devotion is a key element for thriving relationships that honor God.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Praise & Worship Playlist

January 23rd, 2022 No comments

This week’s Praise & Worship playlist includes brand new songs from Hillsong United, North Point Worship, Andy Cherry and a collab cover of “Make Room” by Meredith Andrews featuring Chris McClarney and Sarah Reeves. Plus, mini themes giving God our “Yes”, declaring “I Will” and “Returning to our First Love”.

 

Kristi Leigh, WJTL DJ
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Song Title Artist Album Year
6AM
How Great Thou Art Kerrie Roberts Single 2022
Firm Foundation (He Wont) [feat. Chandler Moore & Cody Carnes] Maverick City Music Single 2022
The Solid Rock Charlie Hall Band The Death of Death 2013
Build My Life (feat. Cory Asbury) Pat Barrett Build My Life EP 2018
Jesus Over Everything The Belonging Co See The Light 2021
Mighty (Live) Andy Cherry Single 2021
Thats The Power (feat. Benjamin Hastings) Hillsong Worship These Same Skies (Live) 2021
Might Get Loud (feat. Chris Brown, Brandon Lake & Tiffany Hudson) Elevation Worship Single 2021
Even Louder (feat. Leeland) Steven Malcolm The Second City, Pt. 2 – EP 2018
First Love (Live) Kari Jobe The Blessing (Live) 2020
Resurrender (feat. Brooke Ligertwood) Hillsong Worship These Same Skies 2021
7AM
Return to You (feat. Luke Hellebronth) Gas Street Music Single 2021
Returning (Live) Kim Walker-Smith Wild Heart (Live) 2020
My Eyes Have Seen (feat. Chidima) Passion Burn Bright – EP 2022
Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus (Amazing Grace) Shane & Shane Hymns, Vol. 2 2019
I See You (feat. Brandon Lake) Chris Tomlin Single 2021
Our Eyes Are on You (feat. Elle Limebear) Martin Smith Single 2022
God I Look to You (feat. Jenn Johnson) [Live] Bethel Live Be Lifted High (Deluxe Edition) [Live] 2011
God, Turn It Around (feat. Matt Maher) Jon Reddick & Matt Maher Single 2021
Hallelujahs Song (Psalm 103) (feat. Caleb Chapman) JUDAH. 3 + 7 2021
Speak To The Mountains (feat. Chris McClarney) Church of the City Defiant Joy (Live) – EP 2021
Reason To Praise (feat. Cory Asbury & Naomi Raine) Bethel Music Homecoming (Live) 2021
8AM
Find a Reason (Joyful Joyful) [feat. Brett Stanfill] North Point Worship Find a Reason 2020
Reason I Sing Phil Wickham Hymn Of Heaven 2021
Mercies (New Every Morning) Matt Redman Let There Be Wonder (Digital Deluxe) 2020
Over and Over Chris McClarney Breakthrough 2018
Morning By Morning (Live) Pat Barrett & Mack Brock Nothing/Something (Live) 2021
On Repeat Hillsong UNITED On Repeat – Single 2022
God So Loved (feat. Dante Bowe) We The Kingdom Single 2021
The Joy of the Lord Patrick Mayberry Joy – EP 2018
Bless His Name (Ive Got That Joy) (feat. Brandon Lake & Andy Cherry) Seacoast Music Single 2021
Deliverer (feat. Lauren Lee) North Point Worship Single 2022
Running To The Light Brandon Lake House Of Miracles 2020
9AM
You Have My Yes (feat. Naomi Raine) Maryanne J. George Not Just Stories 2021
Yes I Will Vertical Worship Bright Faith Bold Future 2018
I Will Sing Martin Smith Exalt – EP 2020
So Will I (100 Billion X) [Live] Hillsong UNITED (in the meantime) – EP 2020
I Will Wait (Live) David Leonard The Wait: Silence the Noise (Live) 2019
Make Room (feat. Chris McClarney, Sarah Reeves( Meredith Andrews Single 2022
Christ Be Magnified (feat. Cody Carnes) The Belonging Co See The Light (Live) 2021
Hallelujah Here Below Elevation Worship Hallelujah Here Below 2018
A Thousand Hallelujahs (Live) Brooke Ligertwood Single 2022
Let The Light In (Live) Kari Jobe The Blessing (Live) 2020
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Friday Time Capsule-January 24 2005

January 21st, 2022 No comments

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Faith-Building Verse-Proverbs 31:30

January 19th, 2022 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Faith-Building Verse is Proverbs 31:30.

“Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.”

Our culture often looks to the surface of things like beauty and personality to define value. But the Bible tells us that God looks at the heart. He looks at godly character and pure motives. His eyes range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. That’s God’s perspective.

Outward beauty has a way of fading over time, but the inward beauty of purity and reverence has great worth in God’s sight, and never loses value.

This faith-building verse inspires us to focus on Christ to develop the inward beauty of godly character in the Year of Relationship.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Key Element for Thriving Relationships-Impartiality

January 18th, 2022 No comments

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

To be impartial is the quality of not being biased or prejudiced. It means we treat others with fairness.

Galatians 3:28 and 29 says, “There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.”

No one is superior or inferior based on their ethnic background, economic situation, or gender. In heaven’s eyes, we are equally in need of a Savior at the foot of the cross, and loved by God who created us.

Peter learned this lesson when as a Jew, he went to the house of a Gentile named Cornelius. He said in Acts 10:34, “I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism, but accepts from every nation the one who fears him and does what is right.”

Impartiality is a key element for thriving relationships that honor God.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Key Element for Thriving Relationships-Gentle Instruction

January 17th, 2022 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Key Element for Thriving Relationships is Gentle Instruction.

From one church leader to another, Paul the Apostle wrote in Second Timothy 2:25, “Opponents must be gently instructed, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth, and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will.”

When we take a stand for Jesus publicly, there will be times of opposition. That will be a test to our character, and an opportunity to display the love of Jesus. Paul encouraged Timothy to avoid foolish and stupid arguments, to be kind to everyone, able to teach, and not resentful. That is what we can do to keep the conversation going with those who have yet to believe in Jesus.

Gentle Instruction is a key element for thriving relationships that honor God.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Praise & Worship Playlist

January 16th, 2022 No comments
This week’s Praise & Worship Playlist includes brand new songs from Martin Smith and daughter Elle Limebear, Cody Carnes and Chandler Moore and Passion, recorded live at Passion 2022 over Near Years! Plus, a twin spin of worship songs that feature Brandon Lake, an Invitation Mini-Theme and more!


Kristi Leigh, WJTL DJ
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Song Title Artist Album Year
6AM
What You Said (Live) Jon Egan Unveil (Live) 2019
By My Side (Live) David Leonard The Wait: Silence the Noise (Live) 2019
Joy To Be (feat. Chaunda Jefferson) Citizens The Joy of Being 2020
What Hes Done (feat. Kristian Stanfill, Tasha Cobbs Leonard & Anna Golden) Passion Burn Bright – EP 2022
Revivals In The Air Melissa Helser Revivals In The Air (Live) 2020
Blessed Assurance Celtic Worship Morningtide 2021
I Choose To Worship Rend Collective Choose To Worship 2020
Free, Amen (Live) We The Kingdom Live At the Wheelhouse – EP 2019
Let The Light In Cody Carnes Run To The Father 2020
The Fathers House Cory Asbury To Love a Fool 2020
Another in the Fire (Live) Hillsong UNITED People (Live) 2019
Psalm 42 (Loudest Praise) Shane & Shane Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs 2021
7AM
King of Kings Chandler Moore & Essential Worship Single 2021
See A Victory Dante Bowe & Essential Worship Single 2021
Yet Not I but Through Christ in Me CityAlight Yet Not I – EP 2018
Let It Out (Live) Here Be Lions Still God, Still Good (Live) 2021
Ways Sean Curran Single 2021
Gratitude (Live) Brandon Lake House of Miracles (Live) 2021
Beautiful Things Shane & Shane The Worship Initiative, Vol. 1 2014
God Really Loves Us (feat. Dante Bowe & Maverick City Music) Crowder Milk & Honey 2021
Jireh (feat. Chandler Moore & Naomi Raine) Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music Old Church Basement 2021
Thats The Power (feat. Benjamin Hastings) Hillsong Worship These Same Skies (Live) 2021
8AM
This Is Jesus (feat. Jeremy Riddle) Gas Street Music & Tim Hughes This Is Jesus – EP 2021
Shine Like Stars (feat. Brett Younker) Passion Burn Bright – EP 2022
Heaven Invade (Live) Kari Jobe The Blessing (Live) 2020
Youre Welcome in This Place (feat. Naomi Raine & Chandler Moore) Maverick City Music Maverick City Vol.1 2019
Holy Spirit Come Patrick Mayberry Holy Spirit Come – EP 2021
Thy Kingdom Come (feat. Francesca Battistelli) Rita Springer Single 2020
Your Presence is a Miracle Andy Cherry Single 2021
All Hail King Jesus (Live) Bethel Music & Bethany Wohrle Homecoming (Live) 2021
Still On the Throne Mitch Wong Single 2020
Reign Above It All Paul McClure Revivals In The Air (Live) 2020
You Deserve It All (Live) Josh Baldwin Live at Church 2020
9AM
Jesus Over Everything (feat. Andrew Holt) The Belonging Co See The Light (Live) 2021
Christ Be Magnified (Live) Cory Asbury Single 2020
Praise Leads the Way (Live) Here Be Lions Still God, Still Good (Live) 2021
Strike Your Harp Pat Barrett Act Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly 2021
We Praise You (feat. Brandon Lake) [Live] Matt Redman Let There Be Wonder (Live) 2020
I See You (feat. Brandon Lake) Chris Tomlin Single 2021
Speak To The Mountains Chris McClarney Single 2021
You Came (Lazarus) Jonathan & Melissa Helser Beautiful Surrender 2017
Wait On You (feat. Dante Bowe & Chandler Moore) Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music Old Church Basement 2021
Our Eyes Are on You (feat. Elle Limebear) [Radio Edit] Martin Smith Single 2022
Firm Foundation (He Wont) [feat. Chandler Moore & Cody Carnes] Maverick City Music Single 2022
Take Heart (MMXX) Hillsong Worship Take Heart (Again) 2020
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Faith-Building Verse-Philippians 3, verse 8

January 14th, 2022 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Faith-Building Verse is Philippians 3:8.

The Apostle Paul wrote, “I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in him.”

Some people have an impressive religious resume and find their security there. For a while, that was Paul’s source of confidence before knowing Jesus as His Lord. When it came to legalistic righteousness, Paul said he was faultless. He had all the credentials of a Pharisee. His zeal led him to persecute the church because he was opposed to Christ.  After his encounter with Christ, Paul moved from legalistic religion into a faithful relationship with Jesus.

Apart from faith, our good deeds are like filthy rags. With faith in Jesus, our good deeds produce fruit that brings glory to God.

This Faith-Building Verse inspires us to understand the surpassing greatness of knowing Jesus in the Year of Relationship.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Friday Time Capsule-January 09 2012

January 14th, 2022 No comments

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