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Praise & Worship Playlist

October 25th, 2020 No comments

This week’s playlist includes mini-themes: “Light Breaking Through” and “Run To The Father.” Plus, songs from Kari Jobe’s brand new album, “The Blessing” and new releases by Integrity Music worship leader Sarah Kroger, worship song co-writer Mitch Wong and a collab between Mission House and Andrew Peterson along with his daughter Skye Peterson! The lineup also includes “Way Maker”, “Build My Life”, “I Choose To Worship” and more.

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Song TitleArtistAlbumYear
6:00 a.m.
Youre Not Finished Yet (Live)The Belonging Co & Maggie ReedAll the Earth (Live)2017
All Things For My GoodJaime JamgochianSingle2020
StillRend CollectiveChoose to Worship2020
Jesus Firm Foundation (feat. Robbie Seay)The Worship Initiative & Shane & ShaneThe Worship Initiative, Vol. 222020
Build My Life (feat. Cory Asbury)Pat BarrettBuild My Life EP2018
Lord of My LifeMatt MaherAlive & Breathing, Vol. 32019
Where You AreLeelandChrist Be All Around Me2014
First Love (Live)Kari JobeThe Blessing (Live)2020
Faithful GodI AM THEYFaithful God – Single2020
Surrounded (Fight My Battles) [feat. Elyssa Smith]UPPERROOMMoments2018
Defender (feat. Katie Torwalt)Jesus CultureLiving with a Fire2018
7:00 a.m.
Another In The Fire (feat. Taya)Hillsong UnitedRadio Single2020
Behold Him (feat. Kim Walker Smith)Paul BalocheSingle2019
Still On the ThroneMitch WongSingle2020
Upon HimMatt RedmanAcoustic Single2020
As I AmHillsong Young & FreeAll of My Best Friends (Live)2020
GratitudeBrandon LakeHouse Of Miracles2020
A Thousand Thank YousSarah KrogerSingle2020
Your Nature (Live)Kari JobeThe Blessing (Live)2020
Bless The One (feat. Matt Maher)Mack BrockSPACE2020
My King ForeverJosh BaldwinEvidence (Deluxe)2020
Remember (Live)London GatchRemember: Live At Seacoast2020
8:00 a.m.
I Choose to WorshipRend CollectiveChoose to Worship2020
Catch Me SingingSean CurranSingle2020
Psalm 116 (I Love You, Lord) (feat. Andrew Peterson & Skye Peterson)Mission HouseSingle2020
Simple PraiseJon GuerraKeeper of Days2020
UncomplicatedHillsong Young & FreeAll of My Best Friends (Live)2020
Alabaster Heart (Live)KalleySingle2019
Just Like HeavenBrandon LakeHouse Of Miracles2020
My Testimony (Live)Elevation WorshipGraves into Gardens (Live)2020
Way MakerDavid LeonardOpen House Sessions – EP2020
Let The Light In (Live)Kari JobeThe Blessing (Live)2020
Spotlight (feat. Amanda Lindsey Cook)Rita SpringerLight2020
LightRita SpringerLight2020
9:00 a.m.
Standing in Your LightSarah KrogerLight2020
Light Breaking Through (feat. Lauren Lee)North Point WorshipSingle2020
Heaven Invade (Live)Kari JobeThe Blessing (Live)2020
HeavenlyPat BarrettSingle2020
Joy To Be (feat. Chaunda Jefferson)CitizensThe Joy of Being2020
Find A Reason (Joyful Joyful) [feat. Brett Stanfill]North Point WorshipFind A Reason2020
Better Word (Radio Version)LeelandSingle2020
ForgivenCrowderAmerican Prodigal2017
Run to the FatherCody CarnesSingle2019
Come As You AreDavid LeonardThe Wait2019
The Fathers HouseCory AsburySingle2020
Our FatherJenn JohnsonFor The Sake Of The World2012
The Blessing (feat. Cody Carnes) [Cinematic Version]Kari JobeSingle2020
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October 24th, 2020 No comments


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Good News Focus-The Righteousness of God

October 24th, 2020 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Good News Focus is on Romans 1:17.

For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed-a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: ‘The righteous will live by faith.”

The book of Romans makes it very clear that we have all sinned and fall short of the glory of God. That puts us in debt to God. We owe Him more than we can offer Him.  Our good deeds are not enough to earn credit. Our tithes and offerings are not enough to buy credit. But God’s grace has been revealed through Jesus and is a gift by which we can receive the credit of righteousness, which clears our debt of sin.

Romans 3:22 says that this righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. That is how we can truly live in the light of God’s love.

Jesus is our Source of Good News, leading us to places of forgiveness, faithfulness, and righteousness in the Year of Vision.  

John Shirk

Some Sort of Rock Show

October 23rd, 2020 No comments

This weekend’s show will feature Shiny Brand New Music from Stryper & Barry Blair, a Throwback Track from Relient K, and a transatlantic conversation with Sam Taylor of Paradise Now! Here’s your complete Handcrafted Playlist:

Hour 1

  1. Bring Me Down – The Season
  2. Save Me – Tiger Drive
  3. Darkness Dies – Disciple
  4. No More Suffering – Bayless
  5. Whispers – Slick Shoes
  6. Set The Dial – Run Kid Run
  7. Do Unto Others – Stryper
  8. End Of me – Ashes Remain
  9. Come Alive – Behold The Beloved (feat. K. Young)
  10. Not Dead Yet – Ledger
  12. Criminal – Paradise Now

Hour 2          

  1. Last Days – Relent
  2. Gods & Kings – Finding Iris
  3. Down In The Lowlands – Barry Blair (feat. Thomas Smith)
  4. Light Up The Sky – Thousand Foot Krutch
  5. Set Me Free – Lecrae
  6. Testify – Social Club Misfits (feat. Crowder)
  7. Who We Are – Fireflight
  8. Worst Enemy – Adelaide
  9. Wake Up Call – Relient K
  10. We Were Just Kids – Brave Machine
  11. Man Down – Seventh Day Slumber
  12. Never Going Back To OK – The Afters
  13. Lord – All Together United
  14. Those Eyes – Jenna Parr
  15. Going Under – torndown

Good News Focus-Relationship

October 22nd, 2020 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Good News Focus is on John 14:23.

Jesus said, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.”

Doing good deeds does not always reflect love for Jesus with pure motives. However, a sincere love for Jesus always motivates us to obey the teachings of Jesus.  

Humility is the quality that we need to be teachable and to stay on track with God.

God gives grace to the humble and makes Himself at home with the humble heart. Isaiah 57:15 talks about the two dwelling places of God. One of those places is a high and holy place, but the other place is with the one who is contrite and lowly in spirit. He revives the heart of the contrite.

Jesus is our Source of Good News, leading us to a place of meaningful relationship with God in the Year of Vision.

John Shirk

20/20 Insight-Prayer

October 21st, 2020 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Vision, today’s 20/20 Insight focuses on prayer with God in a place of privacy.

In Matthew 6:5, Jesus taught, “When you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then, your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”

In Jesus’ day, hypocrites were actors who appeared religious on the outside, but inside, they were full of greed and self-indulgence. The reward they received for their religious show was praise from people, but not favor from God.  Jesus instructs us to find a quiet place and have a talk with God. That is where our relationship with God has an opportunity to grow stronger. Then the practice of our faith will be guided by pure motives that reflect our love for God.

Focusing on personal time with God in prayer gives us greater clarity for living out the Christian life.

John Shirk

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Praise & Worship Playlist

October 18th, 2020 No comments

This week’s lineup has a theme! Songs to remember: God is the author of your story. This is especially encouraging when you’re in the middle, feeling the tension, not sure how He is going to resolve the plot. But we know God completes the good work he began, and that what was intended for evil, He uses for good. This story isn’t over yet! I have songs like “My Testimony” by Elevation Worship, “Author/Perfector” by Rivers & Robots, “I’ll Give Thanks” by Kirby Kaple and some brand new ones: “Beautiful Story” by Jaime Jamgochian and “Catch Me Singing” by Sean Curran. I hope these lyrics connect with your heart.

Here’s the link to the Spotify Highlights version of this playlist!

Kristi Leigh, WJTL DJ
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Song TitleArtistAlbumYear
6:00 a.m.2011
By the Grace of God (Live)Brian Johnson & Jenn JohnsonRevivals In The Air (Live)2020
I Will Wait (Live)David LeonardThe Wait: Silence the Noise (Live)2019
Rebuilding My RuinskalleyFaultlines Vol. I2019
Do It AgainElevation WorshipSpeak Revival – EP2016
RememberBryan & Katie TorwaltRemember – Single2019
Egypt (Live)Cory AsburySingle2020
StillRend CollectiveChoose to Worship2020
Still in Control (feat. Mack Brock)Jesus CultureSingle2020
Yet Will I Praise You (feat. Crowder)PassionFollow You Anywhere2019
God I Look to YouJenn JohnsonBe Lifted High (Deluxe Edition) [Live]2011
My Testimony (Live)Elevation WorshipGraves into Gardens (Live)2020
Immeasurably MoreRend CollectiveThe Art Of Celebration2014
Better (Live)Pat BarrettCanvas and Clay (Live)2019
Beautiful Things (Live)Eddie Kirkland & Lizi BaileyNorth Point Live: Here + Now2012
Lord of My LifeMatt MaherAlive & Breathing, Vol. 32019
New Thing (Live)Hillsong Young & FreeAll of My Best Friends (Live)2020
Your Nature (Live)Kari JobeThe Blessing (Live)2020
Praise Before My BreakthroughBryan & Katie TorwaltPraise Before My Breakthrough – EP2018
Promises (feat. Trenton Bell & Davy Flowers)The Worship Initiative & Shane & ShaneThe Worship Initiative, Vol. 222020
All Your Plans (feat. Michael Bethany)Gateway WorshipSee You Move: Acoustic Sessions, Vol. 22020
All Things For My GoodJaime JamgochianSingle2020
So Good (feat. Chris McClarney)Rita SpringerLight2020
My StoryBig Daddy WeaveBeautiful Offerings2015
8:00 a.m.2011
Eyes On YouShane & ShaneBring Your Nothing2013
Better Word (Live)LeelandBetter Word (Live)2019
Author / PerfectorRivers & RobotsDiscovery2018
HindsightHillsong Young & FreeIII2018
Way MakerPaul McClureSingle2019
Graves Into Gardens (feat. Brandon Lake)Elevation WorshipGraves Into Garders2020
New CreationsJosh BaldwinEvidence – Deluxe2020
Catch Me SingingSean CurranSingle2020
Canvas and ClayPat BarrettSingle2020
Greatest Love StoryPhilip HerndonDecade2019
Beautiful StoryJaime JamgochianAll Things2020
My StoryHillsong WorshipNo Other Name2014
9:00 a.m.2011
Hope and A Future (feat. Nate Moore & Chandler Moore)HousefiresHousefires + Friends (Live) – Single2020
Trust (Live)Hillsong Young & FreeYouth Revival (Live)2016
Trust In YouLauren DaigleHow Can It Be2016
Youre Not Finished Yet (Live)The Belonging Co & Maggie ReedAll the Earth (Live)2017
Just Getting Started (feat. Lauren Lee Anderson)North Point WorshipSingle2020
Ill Give Thanks (feat. Kirby Kaple)HousefiresHousefires V (Live)2019
Come Through (Live)Kim Walker-SmithWild Heart (Live)2020
Whatever May ComeJeremy Camp & Adrienne CampThe Worship Project – EP2020
Mysterious WaysDavid Leonard
PlansTim HughesPocketful of Faith2015

Hear or View the Praise & Worship Podcast

October 16th, 2020 No comments

Many of the songs we sing at church have a story. I think of them kind of like a banner flown after a battle is fought and won. The writer has been through so much to get to the point where they can sing those words! So, join me to hear the worship leaders tell their stories on the Praise & Worship Podcast.

Some of my favorites include:

The song Kim Walker Smith wrote for her son who was having nightmares,

David Leonard’s song written as he wrestled with his wife’s miscarriage,

Jeremy Camp’s song in response to the disappointment of the shutdown ,

The song that helped Kirby Kaple make it through 6 years of infertility ,

Brandon Lake’s almost-didn’t-make-the-album-turned-favorite-song and so many more.

Whether you’re a worship leader, or someone who loves to worship, knowing these stories brings the songs to life even more and gives us even more reason to sing!

Here are places to watch the video conversations:


WJTL’s YouTube Channel

Or listen to the audio versions here:


Apple Podcasts


Subscribe wherever you connect because there are more episodes coming soon!

Kristi Leigh, WJTL DJ
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20/20 Insight-Extraordinary Faith and Courage

October 16th, 2020 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Vision, today’s 20/20 Insight focuses on the extraordinary faith of ordinary men.

Peter and John were two of Jesus’ disciples.

In Acts 4:12, Peter made this public declaration about Jesus, “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”

Here is how the religious leaders responded to this statement: When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.  

One of the demonstrations of extraordinary faith is courage, and the pathway to extraordinary courage is time well spent with Jesus.

Focusing on being with Jesus daily gives us greater clarity for living out the Christian life.

John Shirk

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Friday Time Capsule-October 18, 2010

October 16th, 2020 No comments
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20/20 Insight-The Compassion of Jesus

October 15th, 2020 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Vision, today’s 20/20 Insight focuses on Jesus’ compassion for people.

The ministry of Jesus changed people’s lives in dramatic ways. He would go through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. That is what Jesus did for people. Here is why He did those things.

Matthew 9:36 says, “When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.” 

Compassion was at the heart of Jesus’ ministry, and moves His followers today to reach the world with God’s love.

Focusing on the compassion of Jesus for people gives us greater clarity for living out the Christian life.

John Shirk

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