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Freedom Phrase-Overcoming Temptation

October 17th, 2019 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Redemption, today’s Freedom Phrase is based on First Corinthians 10, verses 12 and 13.

“If you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall. No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.”

When it comes to temptation, it is wise to be on guard. If we think we are above being tempted in a certain area, that may be when we are most vulnerable. Peter insisted he would not deny Jesus three times, but was willing to die for Him.  His overconfidence kept him from recognizing his lack of courage for the Lord.

There is a strategy for overcoming temptation found in James 4:7. “Submit yourselves then, to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you.”

Through Jesus, we are set free to say “Yes” to God’s will and “No” to Satan’s temptations.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Praise & Worship Playlist

October 13th, 2019 No comments

Kristi Leigh, WJTL DJ

Kristi@WJTL.com

Song TitleArtistAlbumYear
6AM
Your Love Stands AloneKristene DiMarcoWhere His Light Was2017
Lean Back (feat. Davy Flowers)The Worship InitiativeThe Worship Initiative, Vol. 172019
Goodness of God (Live)Bethel Music & Jenn JohnsonVictory (Live)2019
Aint No Grave (feat. Molly Skaggs)Bethel MusicVictory2019
If I StandJars Of ClayAwesome God – A Tribute to Rich Mullins1998
I Will Worship YouPaul BalocheYour Mercy2016
See A VictoryElevation WorshipAt Midnight – EP2019
We Stand (feat. Chris Quilala)Jesus CultureUnstoppable Love (Live)2015
Jesus, Rock Of AgesChristy NockelsLet It Be Jesus2015
Confident (feat. Bobby Strand)Steffany GretzingerBlackout2018
Wont Stop NowElevation WorshipHallelujah Here Below2018
7AM
Way Maker (Live)LeelandSingle2019
Lilys Song (Praise the Lord)Kristene DiMarcoMighty (Live)2015
You Will Make a Way (feat. All Sons & Daughters)Stu GarrardBeatitudes2017
Heaven Stands UpJared AndersonThe Whole Landscape EP2019
Whom Shall I Fear (God Of Angel Armies)Chris TomlinBurning Lights2012
RememberBryan & Katie TorwaltRemember – Single2019
I Wont ForgetBrian JohnsonAfter All These Years2017
Believe in YouThe McCluresThe Way Home (Deluxe)2019
Be Still My SoulPat BarrettPat Barrett2018
Blessed Assurance (feat. Jeremy Riddle)Worship CircleWorship Circle Hymns2019
TrustSixpence None The RicherThe Fatherless And The Widow1994
8AM
Carry MeRita SpringerBattles2017
You Don’t Miss a Thing (Live)Bethel Music & Amanda CookWe Will Not Be Shaken (Live) [Deluxe Edition]2015
AlwaysKristian StanfillPassion: Here For You2011
Jesus, Only JesusMatt RedmanPassion: Let The Future Begin2013
Strong God (feat. Meredith Andrews)Vertical WorshipThe Rock Wont Move2013
Mention of Your NameJenn JohnsonAfter All These Years2017
Do It AgainElevation WorshipSpeak Revival – EP2016
Underneath My Feet (Live)Red Rocks Worshipspark. (You Will Be My Song) [Live]2019
RememberPassionSalvations Tide Is Rising2016
Counting On Your NameTim HughesLove Shine Through2011
Never LostCatherine MullinsSing Like the Battle Is Over2019
9AM
Yes I WillVertical WorshipBright Faith Bold Future2019
Jesus, Firm Foundation (feat. Steven Curtis Chapman, Mark Hall and Mandisa)Mike DoneheyJesus, Firm Foundation (Hymns Of Worship)2013
Cornerstone (My Hope Is Built)Hillsong LiveCornerstone EP2013
Build My LifeHousefiresHousefires III2016
My ConfidenceIron Bell MusicGod That Saves2017
Be Still My Soul (In You I Rest)Kari JobeBe Still My Soul (In You I Rest) – Single2013
We Will Not Be Shaken (Live)Bethel Music & Brian JohnsonWe Will Not Be Shaken (Live) [Deluxe Edition]2015
This I Believe (The Creed)Hillsong WorshipNo Other Name2014
The StandKristian StanfillPassion: Awakening (Deluxe Edition)2010
Rock of AgesCharlie Hall BandThe Death of Death2013
Stand in Your Love (Live)Bethel Music & Josh BaldwinVictory (Live)2019
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Wisdom from the Red Letters-Old and New Treasures

October 11th, 2019 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Wisdom from the Red Letters is found in Matthew 13:52.

Jesus said, “Every teacher of the law who has been instructed about the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house who brings out of his storeroom new treasures as well as old.”

The teachers of God’s Word are called to share the whole counsel of God with their students. This includes the ancient writings of the Old Testament and the good news found in the New Testament.

Out of the “new” comes fresh insights to learn the Gospel. Out of the familiar comes reminders to help us remember what we already learned.

Having access to both the New and Old Testament helps us to see how both parts of the Bible work together to reveal our need for Jesus.

The words of Jesus inspire us to uphold the value of the Old and New Testaments to grow in our faith in the Year of Redemption.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Freedom Phrase-The Right Focus

October 9th, 2019 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Redemption, today’s Freedom Phrase is based on Hebrews 12, verses 1b through verse 3.

“Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.”

When we face temptation, discouragement, or persecution for our faith, we can find strength by remembering the tenacity of Jesus to finish the race that was marked out for Him. Love was His motive. Future glory with His followers was His joy. His example is our inspiration.

Through Jesus, we are set free from the entanglements of sin to run the race marked out for us. 

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Red Letter Wisdom-The Desire of Jesus

October 8th, 2019 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Wisdom from the Red Letters is found in John 17:24.

Jesus prayed, “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.”

Jesus was faithful to His mission from start to finish. The book of Hebrews tells us that for the joy set before Him, He endured the cross, scorning its shame.

The yearning of Jesus’ heart was to be with His followers in a place of glory. It was by Jesus going to the cross that we have the opportunity to go to heaven and to see Jesus in His joy someday.

The words of Jesus inspire us to walk with Jesus and seek His glory in the Year of Redemption.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Freedom Phrase-A Thriving Faith

October 7th, 2019 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Redemption, today’s Freedom Phrase is based on Jeremiah 17, verses 7 and 8.

“Blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”

In the various seasons of our lives, whether in times of celebration or in times of adversity, God is there, and He is able to work through the circumstances of our lives to strengthen our faith in Him and make it flourish. The key for us is to trust God through it all, and to remember His unfailing love for us. That way, our hope will not be connected to favorable circumstances, but rather to God Himself.

Through Jesus, we are set free to have a thriving faith for the glory of God.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Praise & Worship Playlist

October 6th, 2019 No comments

Kristi Leigh, WJTL DJ

Kristi@WJTL.com

This morning’s playlist includes new songs from Jared Anderson, Kalley and Chris McClarney. There’s also a confident and faith-filled new “Revival Anthem” by Rend Collective. Plus, fresh renditions of classic hymns by Mack Brock, The McClures, Christy Nockels and more.

Song TitleArtistAlbumYear
6:00 a.m.
I Will Wait (Live)David LeonardThe Wait: Silence the Noise (Live)2019
Youre Making Something Beautiful (Spontaneous/Live)Pat BarrettCanvas and Clay (Live)2019
I Am Loved + Do It Again (Live)Mack BrockSingle2019
See A VictoryElevation WorshipAt Midnight – EP2019
Dancing On the Waves (Live)We The KingdomSingle2019
Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus (Amazing Grace)Shane & ShaneHymns, Vol. 22019
New Wine (feat. Bethany Barnard)The Worship InitiativeThe Worship Initiative, Vol. 172019
Canvas and Clay (feat. Ben Smith) [Live]Pat BarrettSingle2019
Potter and Friend (feat. Jesse Cline)Dante BoweSingle2017
7:00 a.m.
Tethered (Live)Phil WickhamSingalong 42019
Shine OnBellariveThe Heartbeat2012
Maker of the MoonElle LimebearElle Limebear – EP2019
None but TheeMack BrockSimple Hymns: Songs of Worship (Deluxe Version)2016
KindnessJared AndersonThe Whole Landscape EP2019
Hanging onto Every Word That You SayMichael Hughes WatsonWait2019
Alabaster Heart (Live)KalleySingle2019
Worthy of Your Name (feat. Sean Curran of Bellarive)PassionWorthy Of Your Name2017
Peace Be Still (feat. Lauren Daigle)The Belonging CoAll the Earth2017
King of KingsHillsong WorshipKing of Kings – Single2019
Great ThingsPhil WickhamLiving Hope (Deluxe)2018
Heaven Stands UpJared AndersonThe Whole Landscape EP2019
8:00 a.m.
Be Strong (Live)Jon EganUnveil (Live)2019
Even Louder (feat. Tricia)People Of The EarthVictory – EP2019
Better Word (Live)LeelandBetter Word (Live)2019
So Much Better (feat. Tony Brown)HousefiresHousefires V (Live)2019
Goodness of God (Live)Bethel Music & Jenn JohnsonVictory (Live)2019
Run To the FatherMatt MaherAlive & Breathing Vol. I – Single2019
Morning SunPhilip HerndonDecade2019
Come As You Are (Live)David LeonardThe Wait: Silence the Noise (Live)2019
Morning Song (Acoustic)Land of ColorSingle2019
Over and OverChris McClarneyBreakthrough2018
Blessed Assurance (feat. Jeremy Riddle)Worship CircleWorship Circle Hymns2019
9:00 a.m.
Christ Is Risen (feat. Hunter GK Thompson)Bethel MusicVictory (Live)2019
The Whole LandscapeJared AndersonThe Whole Landscape EP2019
All the Way My Savior Leads MeThe McCluresSimple Hymns: Songs of Worship (Deluxe Version)2019
Valley (Live)Chris McClarneySingle2019
Psalm 23 (Surely Goodness, Surely Mercy)Shane & ShanePsalms, Vol. 22015
Great Is Thy Faithfulness (feat. Christy Nockels)Worship CircleWorship Circle Hymns2019
Welcome the Healer (feat. Sean Curran)PassionFollow You Anywhere2019
God of Miracles (Live)Chris McClarneyEverything and Nothing Less (Live)2015
Let There Be LightBryan & Katie TorwaltChampion2016
Way Maker (Live)LeelandSingle2019
This Is a MoveBrandon LakeSingle2019
Revival AnthemRend CollectiveSingle2019
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Freedom Phrase-Saying “Amen” to God’s Promises

September 30th, 2019 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Redemption, today’s Freedom Phrase is based on Second Corinthians 1:20.

“For no matter how many promises God has made, they are ‘Yes’ in Christ. And so through him the ‘Amen’ is spoken by us to the glory of God.”

There are some precious promises found in God’s Word for followers of Jesus such as forgiveness of sins, adoption into God’s family, the gift of the Holy Spirt, and eternal life.

Jesus was the fulfillment of a promise made by God in the Old Testament. His appearance in the world 2,000 years ago is evidence that we can trust God to be true to His Word.

Through Jesus, we are set free from the guilt of our past to live with purpose for today and hope for the future.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Praise & Worship Playlist

September 29th, 2019 No comments

Kristi Leigh, WJTL DJ

Kristi@WJTL.com

Hi! 
This week’s playlist features new music by The Worship Circle!  Plus Cody Carnes, Kirby Kaple, Rend Collective, Leeland, Shane & Shane, Elevation Worship and more. And, songs rooted in my favorite Bible verse, Ephesians 3:20.

Song TitleArtistAlbumYear
6:00 a.m.
Heaven Fall (Live)The Belonging Co & Henry SeeleyAwe + Wonder (Live)2019
Hallelujah Here BelowElevation WorshipHallelujah Here Below2018
Raise a Hallelujah (feat. Jonathan David Helser & Melissa Helser)Bethel MusicVictory2019
Hosanna (Live)The Belonging Co & Kari JobeAwe + Wonder (Live)2019
Living HopePhil WickhamLiving Hope (The House Sessions)2019
King of Kings (Live)Hillsong WorshipSingle2019
Peace Be Still (feat. Lauren Daigle)The Belonging CoAll the Earth2017
RememberPassionSalvations Tide Is Rising2016
White Flag (Live)Matt MaherAlive & Breathing Vol. I – Single2019
Whom Shall I Fear (God Of Angel Armies)Chris TomlinBurning Lights2012
7:00 a.m.
RememberBryan & Katie TorwaltRemember – Single2019
Build My LifeHousefiresHousefires III2016
Run to the FatherCody CarnesSingle2019
Come As You Are (Live)David LeonardThe Wait: Silence the Noise (Live)2019
Dancing On the Waves (Live)We The KingdomSingle2019
Catch the Wind (feat. Melissa Helser)Bethel MusicStarlight (Live)2017
10,000 ReasonsRend Collective ExperimentCampfire2013
His Mercy Is MoreMatt Boswell & Matt PapaHis Mercy Is More: The Hymns of Matt Boswell and Matt Papa2019
Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)Pat BarrettSimple Hymns: Songs of Redemption (Deluxe Version)2019
Better Word (Live)LeelandBetter Word (Live)2019
Heres My HeartI Am TheyI Am They2015
8:00 a.m.
Close (feat. Lauren Daigle) [Live]North Point InsideOutHear (Live)2015
Closer (feat. Steffany Frizzell-Gretzinger)Bethel LiveFor The Sake Of The World2012
Know Your Heart (Live)David LeonardThe Wait: Silence the Noise (Live)2019
Nothing ElseCody CarnesNothing Else – Single2019
Praise Will Be My SongBryan & Katie TorwaltChampion2016
Defender (Live)GATEWAYGreater Than (Live)2018
Way Maker (Live)LeelandSingle2019
See A VictoryElevation WorshipAt Midnight – EP2019
Goodness of God (Live)Bethel Music & Jenn JohnsonVictory (Live)2019
The Water (Meant for Me) (feat. David Leonard)I AM THEYTrial & Triumph2018
Holy WaterWe The KingdomSingle2019
9:00 a.m.
Now I See (Live)The McCluresThe Way Home (Deluxe)2019
Abundantly More (feat. Seth Condrey)North Point InsideOutAbundantly More – EP2019
Immeasurably MoreRend CollectiveThe Art of Celebration2014
I Can Only ImagineRita SpringerEffortless2002
One Day (When We All Get To Heaven)Matt RedmanGlory Song2018
Victory Is Yours (feat. Bethany Wohrle)Bethel MusicVictory2019
Endless AlleluiaCory AsburyReckless Love2018
Praise Upon Praise (Live)Pat BarrettCanvas and Clay (Live)2019
Praise to the Lord (Joyful, Joyful)Shane & ShaneHymns, Vol. 22019
Give Thanks to God (feat. Kirby Kaple)HousefiresWe Say Yes2017
King of My HeartJohn Mark & Sarah McMillanYou Are the Avalanche – EP2015
My Jesus I Love Thee (With Every Breath) [feat. Meredith Andrews]Worship CircleWorship Circle Hymns2019
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Red Letter Wisdom-Being a Voice of Hope

September 28th, 2019 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Wisdom from the Red Letters is found in Luke 24:17.

Jesus asked two people walking on the road to Emmaus, “What are you discussing together as you walk along?”

Sometimes, there is wisdom in asking a well-timed question. Jesus gave opportunity for Cleopas and his companion to talk about their discouragement after Jesus was crucified. Without recognizing Jesus, Cleopas confided that he had hoped Jesus was the one who was going to redeem Israel. He and his companion did not know what to think about all that happened and the reports that Jesus was alive.

Then Jesus proceeded to explain what the Scriptures said about Him. While Jesus talked, their hearts burned within them. He ignited hope. Jesus walked with them during the conversation. His example shows us that being a voice of encouragement for someone involves asking good questions, offering a listening ear, sharing words of hope, and walking the journey with them.  

The words of Jesus inspire us to be a voice of hope for those who are discouraged in the Year of Redemption.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Freedom Phrase-Surrounded By Unfailing Love

September 26th, 2019 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Redemption, today’s Freedom Phrase is based on Psalm 32:10.

“Many are the woes of the wicked, but the LORD’s unfailing love surrounds the one who trusts in him.”

That is an amazing thought to consider how the LORD’s unfailing love is all around us when we trust in Him.

His unfailing love is in front of us-providing us with grace and peace as the LORD turns his face toward us with His favor.

His unfailing love is below us-giving our faith a firm foundation.

His unfailing love is behind us-giving direction for our journey. His voice behind us says, “This is the way, walk in it.” 

His unfailing love is also above us, sending us good and perfect gifts from heaven.

And His unfailing love is beside us, providing us with friendship on the road that leads to heaven.

Through Jesus, we are set free to celebrate the LORD’s unfailing love surrounding us.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com