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Faith Building Verse-James 1:17

December 6th, 2022 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Faith-Building Verse is James 1:17.

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

Some people have seen God as a cosmic kill joy who wants to ruin our fun and make us miserable. But that is not the view of the Bible. The truth is that God is generous, and gives abundant blessings, both good and perfect, for us to enjoy. If we look around, we can see God’s good blessings in the special people He has placed in our lives, in the food that He provides for us, and in the beauty of His creation.

God also has provided us with perfect gifts that we really need for redemption and godly living. Those gifts are Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and grace.  Receiving these gifts is how we can move forward in life with peace, joy, and love in our hearts.

This Faith-Building Verse inspires us to be grateful for the good and perfect gifts that come from God’s hand in the Year of Relationship.

John Shirk

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Key Element for Thriving Relationships-Volunteer

December 6th, 2022 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Key Element for Thriving Relationships is being a Volunteer.

A volunteer freely gives of their time, talents, and energy to contribute to a worthy cause.

Through volunteer efforts, we can help people in times of need, spread love and goodwill, and represent Jesus, who freely gave Himself on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins.

In gratitude, we can offer ourselves as living sacrifices to serve God with a willing heart.

Isaiah did that. In Isaiah 6:8, he heard the voice of the LORD say, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”

Isaiah said, “Here am I. Send me!” He did not know exactly what assignment was coming, but he would learn that mission and follow through faithfully.

Being a volunteer is a key element for thriving relationships that honor God.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Praise & Worship Playlist

December 4th, 2022 No comments
This week, I added lots of Christmas songs of worship to the lineup including favorites from Hillsong, Chris Tomlin, Meredith Andrews and more. Plus, new songs from Christy Nockels and Alexander Pappas & Celebration Music!
Kristi Leigh, WJTL DJ
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Song Title Artist Album Year
6AM
Light the Way Matt Maher Alive & Breathing 2020
The Way the Truth the Life (feat. Alexander Pappas) [Studio] Celebration Music Single 2022
Here I Am to Worship (More Than Life) Maverick City Music A Very Maverick Christmas (feat. Mav City Gospel Choir) 2021
Emmanuel Has Come Kirby Kaple Let It Be So – EP 2021
Christ And Christ Crucified (Live) Lindy Cofer, Circuit Rider Music & Mitch Wong I Saw The Lord (Live) 2022
Son of Suffering Matt Redman Single 2022
King of Kings (feat. Brooke Ligertwood) Hillsong Worship Awake 2019
Ring the Bells (feat. Meredith Andrews) Big Daddy Weave (iTunes single) 2013
Emmanuel (God with Us Forever) Bryan & Katie Torwalt Champion 2016
Sing We the Song of Emmanuel The Worship Initiative & Shane & Shane Worship Initiative Christmas – EP 2019
The First Noel Phil Wickham Songs For Christmas 2010
Angels (Singing Gloria) [feat. Chris Tomlin] Matt Redman These Christmas Lights 2016
7AM
Hope Has A Name Passion Single 2020
You Keep Hope Alive Mandisa & Jon Reddick You Keep Hope Alive – EP 2020
I Believe (Live) Jonathan & Melissa Helser Homecoming (Live) 2021
Wait On You (feat. Dante Bowe & Chandler Moore) Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music Old Church Basement 2021
Hallelujah Anyway Rend Collective Whosoever 2022
Ive Got Joy CeCe Winans Believe For It (Deluxe Edition) 2022
Joy! He Shall Reign Big Daddy Weave Single 2020
Be Glad Cody Carnes Single 2022
Joy to the World / Joy of the Lord Maverick City Music A Very Maverick Christmas (feat. Mav City Gospel Choir) 2021
Here Comes Heaven Elevation Worship Hallelujah Here Below 2018
Come And Adore Lifepoint Worship Single 2019
Glory In The Highest Meredith Andrews Christmas 2020
8AM
Altogether Good (feat. Paul Baloche & Lucy Grimble) Anchor Hymns Be Unto Your Name – EP 2022
Wonderful (feat. Steven Curtis Chapman) Cain Single 2021
Noel (feat. Chris Tomlin) (Live) Lauren Daigle Adore-Christmas Songs Of Worship (Live) 2015
Oh But God Davy Flowers Oh But God – Radio Edit 2022
Arrival Hillsong Worship The Peace Project 2017
Love Came Down Kim Walker Smith Capitol CMG Christmas 2018 2018
All Hail King Jesus (Live) Jeremy Riddle Joy to the World (Live) – EP 2018
He Has Come For Us (God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen) Meredith Andrews (single) 2009
The Praise Is Yours (Live) Matt Redman The Praise Is Yours (Live) – Single 2022
Heart Sings Hallelujah (Live) Paul McClure & Hannah McClure Christmas Morning (Live) 2020
O Come Let Us Adore Him Hillsong Born Is The King EP 2011
9AM
Still Standing (feat. Patrick Mayberry) Josh Baldwin Where The Glory Is 2022
Thats The Thing About Praise (feat. Blessing Offor) Benjamin William Hastings Benjamin William Hastings 2022
Come Magnify Christy Nockels Single 2022
Hallelujah The Lord Has Come Jadon Lavik Christmas 2010
Rejoice Aaron Shust Unto Us 2014
Adore You River Valley Worship Single 2018
Hope For Everyone Matt Maher The Advent of Christmas 2018
Everlasting Light (Live) Mosaic MSC HUMAN (Live) 2020
Emmanuel (Hope of Heaven) North Point Worship Single 2018
Jesus Is Our King (feat. Mike Grayson of Mikeschair) Cross Point Music Single 2020
High King of Heaven / Jesus We Love You (Live) Paul McClure & Hannah McClure Christmas Morning (Live) 2020
Light Of The World (Sing Hallelujah) We The Kingdom Single 2020
Joy To The World (Unspeakable Joy) (feat. Ed Cash) Chris Tomlin Glory In The Highest-Christmas Songs Of Worship 2009
Hallelujah Blessing Offor Emmanuel: Christmas Songs of Worship 2021
Go Tell It on the Mountain Maverick City Music A Very Maverick Christmas 2021
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Praise & Worship Playlist

November 27th, 2022 No comments
Today’s playlist features another Thanksgiving theme: we’re Counting our Blessings and Blessing the Lord!

Kristi Leigh, WJTL DJ
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Song Title Artist Album Year
6AM
Gratitude Brandon Lake House Of Miracles 2020
Counting Every Blessing (Live) [feat. Sam Deford & Dinah Wright] The Worship Initiative The Worship Initiative, Vol. 24 (Live) 2021
I Thank God Maverick City Music & UPPERROOM Move Your Heart 2021
Blessed (Song Session) Vertical Worship & Essential Worship Songs Sessions – EP 2022
Find a Reason (Joyful Joyful) [feat. Brett Stanfill] North Point Worship Find a Reason 2020
Father I Thank You Jeremy Camp & Adrienne Camp The Worship Project – EP 2020
Remember Bryan & Katie Torwalt Remember – Single 2019
Sing His Praise Again (Oh My Soul) (feat. Jenn Johnson) Bethel Music Revivals In The Air (Live) 2020
10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord) Worship Together & Matt Redman 10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord) [10th Anniversary] 2022
Thank You Lord River Valley Worship Single 2022
A Thousand Thank Yous Sarah Kroger Light 2021
I Am Thankful (feat. Leslie Jordan) Paul Baloche Behold Him 2020
7AM
Thankful Verses Radio Single 2021
Good Forever (Live) Matt Redman Your Grace Finds Me (Live) 2013
Psalm 1 The Corner Room Psalm Songs, Vol. 1 2015
Goodness of God (Live) Bethel Music & Jenn Johnson Victory (Live) 2019
Reason To Praise (feat. Cory Asbury & Naomi Raine) Bethel Music Homecoming (Live) 2021
Give Thanks (feat. Melissa Helser) Steffany Gretzinger Faith Of My Father 2021
We Give You Thanks All Sons & Daughters All Sons & Daughters 2014
Thank You (Famine Or Feast) Erik Nieder Thank You (Famine Or Feast) – Single 2022
So Blessed (feat. Chris Cleveland) 7 Hills Worship Single 2022
Thank You Lord Chris Tomlin & Friends Chris Tomlin & Friends 2021
Million Little Miracles (feat. Joe L Barnes) Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music Old Church Basement 2021
Wonderful Things Highlands Worship Vol 1: Wonderful Things – EP 2018
8AM
Yes I Will Vertical Worship Bright Faith Bold Future 2018
Thank You (Live) Mike Marshall Come On In 2022
Joy (To the World) (feat. Ryan Ellis) Life.Church Worship Gloria (Live) 2021
Everyday Im Blessed Crowder I Know a Ghost 2018
Feels Like A Blessing Benjamin Hastings & JUDAH. Single 2022
Oh Blessed (feat. Anthony Skinner) Stu Garrard Beatitudes 2017
Psalm 63 (Better Than Life) Shane & Shane Psalms, Vol. 2 2015
We Are Blessed All Sons & Daughters The Longing – EP 2012
Count Them All JJ Weeks Band As Long As We Can Breathe 2017
Immeasurably More Rend Collective The Art of Celebration 2014
Ways Sean Curran Single 2021
From Whom All Blessings Flow (Doxology) Hillsong Worship Awake 2019
Blessed Assurance Celtic Worship Morningtide 2021
9AM
Jireh (feat. Chandler Moore & Naomi Raine) Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music Old Church Basement 2021
This Is How I Thank The Lord Mosaic MSC Thanks – EP 2022
I See You (feat. Brandon Lake) Chris Tomlin Single 2021
God Youre So Good (feat. Kristian Stanfill and Melodie Malone) Passion Whole Heart 2018
Blessed Be Your Name (Acoustic) Matt Redman Let There Be Wonder (Acoustic) – EP 2020
Generous Giver (Live) [feat. Brenton Brown & Giorgi Antinori] Vintage Worship Heaven All Around Us (Live) 2019
Psalm 134 (Bless the Lord) Robbie Seay Band Psalms LP 2015
Psalm 42 (Loudest Praise) Shane & Shane Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs 2021
A Grateful People/Bless the Lord Watermark A Grateful People 2006
Hundred Miles Crowder I Know a Ghost 2018
Satisfied Chris Tomlin Nobody Loves Me Like You – EP 2018
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Faith Building Verses-Luke 17:15 and 16

November 22nd, 2022 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Faith-Building Verses are Luke 17:15 and 16.

After Jesus healed ten men of leprosy, one of them, when he saw that he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him-and he was a Samaritan.

10 men were healed of leprosy, but only one of them returned to give thanks to Jesus. Thanksgiving is an expression of praise to God. It may be expressed as a simple “thank you” or it may be expressed in an offering to God or in a song. It may involve keeping a journal of remembering specific ways that God has blessed our lives.

In the Christian faith, thanksgiving is meant to be more than just a holiday. It is a way of life that notices God’s blessings, and acknowledges His gracious hand with expressions of praise.

These faith-building verses inspire us to thank Jesus for His goodness and graciousness in the Year of Relationship.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Key Element for Thriving Relationships-Harmony

November 22nd, 2022 No comments

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

Romans 12:16 tells us to live in harmony with one another.

This is a good word for the church today as we seek to build healthy relationships that reflect God’s love.

In an orchestra, instruments play different notes, but harmonize to form a masterpiece as each musician does their part at the direction of the conductor.

God did not make us all alike. We have different gifts and personalities, but as we look to Jesus as our conductor, and contribute with the part we do well, the church works together to form a beautiful song that glorifies God and unifies His people.

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

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Praise & Worship Playlist

November 20th, 2022 No comments
This week I have a Thanksgiving Edition of the Praise & Worship Program for you! The playlist is built with a theme tying all the songs together: God’s Goodness & Our Grateful Hearts. Sing along with Maverick City, Paul Baloche, Cody Carnes, Rita Springer, Here Be Lions, Brad + Rebekah and more.


Kristi Leigh, WJTL DJ
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Song Title Artist Album Year
6AM
Another In The Fire Hillsong United People (Live) 2020
Meant For Good (feat. JUDAH.) Brandon Lake HELP! 2022
Thank You (Live) Mike Marshall Come On In 2022
Grateful Elevation Worship There Is a Cloud 2017
Thank You Lord Chris Tomlin & Friends Chris Tomlin & Friends 2021
I Thank God Maverick City Music & UPPERROOM Move Your Heart 2021
Good Lord David Leonard Single 2022
Thank You Jesus for the Blood Charity Gayle Thank You Jesus for the Blood – Single 2021
Goodness of God (Live) Bethel Music & Jenn Johnson Victory (Live) 2019
Good (Cant Be Anything Else) [Live] Cody Carnes Single 2022
Your Goodness Brian Campbell Hearts Wake To The Giver Of Life 2012
A Thousand Thank Yous Sarah Kroger Light 2021
7AM
Taste and See Caleb & Bethany Kuenzli Strike The Dark EP 2020
Altogether Good (feat. Paul Baloche & Lucy Grimble) Anchor Hymns Be Unto Your Name – EP 2022
Psalm 23 (Surely Goodness, Surely Mercy) Shane & Shane Psalms, Vol. 2 2015
Valley (Live) Chris McClarney Single 2019
Rejoice Brad & Rebekah Rejoice 2022
The Little That I Know (Live) David Leonard The Wait: Silence the Noise (Live) 2019
Thank You Lord River Valley Worship Single 2022
10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord) Matt Redman 10,000 Reasons 2012
The Goodness of the Lord (Live) Travis Ryan Until My Voice Is Gone (Live) 2016
Forever Reign Kristian Stanfill Passion: Here For You 2011
Something Good GATEWAY Greater Than 2018
You Are Good (feat. Brian Johnson) Bethel Live Be Lifted High (Deluxe Edition) 2011
8AM
He Is Good Jenny & Tyler There Will Be a Song (Deluxe) 2018
Could You Be This Good Kristene DiMarco Where His Light Was 2017
Always Good (feat. Rita Springer) The McClures The Way Home (Deluxe) 2019
Psalm 34 (Taste and See) Shane & Shane Psalms, Vol. 2 2015
Gratefulness Rend Collective Whosoever 2022
Hallelujah For the Cross Chris McClarney (of Jesus Culture) Breakthrough 2018
Too Good To Not Believe (feat. Jenn Johnson) Brandon Lake Co-Lab Single 2021
King of My Heart John Mark & Sarah McMillan You Are the Avalanche – EP 2015
So Good to Me Cory Asbury Holy 2008
God So Good Life Church Single 2020
Good The Worship Coalition Single 2020
What A Good God Mack Brock Single 2021
Good Good Father Chris Tomlin Never Lose Sight 2015
How Good Is He (Song Session) Vertical Worship & Essential Worship Songs Sessions – EP 2022
9AM
So Good to Me Zach Williams Chain Breaker 2016
Still God, Still Good (Live) Here Be Lions Still God, Still Good (Live) 2021
What a Good God Paul Baloche Behold Him 2020
God Youre So Good (feat. Kristian Stanfill and Melodie Malone) Passion Whole Heart 2018
God Is Always Good (Live) Covenant Worship Covenant Worship Live 2018
Goodness, Love And Mercy Chris Tomlin Nobody Loves Me Like You – EP 2018
So Good (feat. Chris McClarney) Rita Springer Light 2020
How Good Is He (Live from Chicago) Vertical Worship Single 2021
Good (feat. Naomi Raine) ONE HOUSE WORSHIP He Always Provides 2021
Good God Almighty Crowder Radio Single 2021
Hes Good Rachael Lampa Single 2019
Counting Every Blessing Rend Collective Good News 2018

Faith Building Verses-Hebrews 7:26-27

November 18th, 2022 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Faith-Building Verses are Hebrews 7:26 and 27.

Such a high priest truly meets our need-one who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens. Unlike the other high priests, he does not need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for his own sins, and then for the sins of the people. He sacrificed for their sins once and for all when he offered himself.

Here we see that Jesus was the perfect sacrifice for our imperfect lives. The description of humanity points to our need for a Savior. Romans 3:12 says, “There is no one who does good, not even one.” Jesus is the exception. He lived a sinless life. He came from heaven to earth to reveal the way to be forgiven of our sins and enjoy life with God forever. Then, He laid down His life for us on the cross. He paid the price in full for our redemption.

These Faith-Building Verses inspire us to look to Jesus as the worthy sacrifice for our sins in the Year of Relationship.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Key Element for Thriving Relationships-Learn from Examples

November 18th, 2022 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Key Element for Thriving Relationships is Learning from the example of others.

Take note of the consequences of bad decisions, and the fruitfulness of good decisions. This will help us grow in the way of wisdom, and give us discernment when choosing friends.

In First Corinthians 10, Paul wrote about the experiences of the Israelites in the days of Moses. The people of that time committed idolatry, indulged in revelry, engaged in immorality, and grumbled against God. Verse 6 says, “These things occurred as examples to keep us from setting our hearts on evil things as they did”.

A positive view of learning is found in the example of Paul the Apostle. He wrote in Philippians 4:9, “Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me-put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.”

Learning from the Example of others is a key element for thriving relationships that honor God.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Friday Time Capsule-November 20, 2000

November 18th, 2022 No comments

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Key Element for Thriving Relationships-Thought Life on Jesus

November 17th, 2022 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Key Element for Thriving Relationships is a Thought Life focused on Jesus.

The foundation for a focused thought life that pleases God is Jesus. Philippians 4:8 says to the family of God, “Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things.”

Jesus fits the description of all these words. When we focus our thoughts on Him, we learn to see others through His eyes of love, concern, and compassion.

This focus will also enable us to appreciate these virtuous qualities in others and to offer them encouragement when we see them displayed.

A Thought Life focused on Jesus is a key element for thriving relationships that honor God.

John Shirk

john@wjtlcom

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