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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

Peach Fest

August 7th, 2021 No comments

Saturdays, July 31 & August 7 from 9am-2pm
Come spend the day and pick ‘em straight from the tree. Our peach festival features Pick-Your-Own Peaches, photos in the sunflower fields, fresh peach sundaes and tractor-drawn wagon rides through the peach orchard. Plus enjoy live music, activities and every peach inspired yummy under the sun. Join us at the orchard and farm with your friends and families as we celebrate the sweetness of the Peach Season!
Celebrate at Peach Festival with FREE Admission!
Festival Details:
• Pick Your Own Peaches – pricing and varieties tba. Boxes provided for picking.
• Cut Your Own Flowers (sunflowers & zinnias) – pricing $2/person donation to Pediatric Cancer Foundation for admission, 4 for $8/sunflower stem, 8 for $8/zinnia stem. Cutters provided.
• Wagon rides, live music, peach sampling and activities ongoing throughout festival
• Food Concessions: Fresh Peach Sundaes by Flinchbaugh’s, G’s Concessions and Auntie Anne’s
• Reservations not required

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Peach Fest

July 31st, 2021 No comments

Saturdays, July 31 & August 7 from 9am-2pm
Come spend the day and pick ‘em straight from the tree. Our peach festival features Pick-Your-Own Peaches, photos in the sunflower fields, fresh peach sundaes and tractor-drawn wagon rides through the peach orchard. Plus enjoy live music, activities and every peach inspired yummy under the sun. Join us at the orchard and farm with your friends and families as we celebrate the sweetness of the Peach Season!
Celebrate at Peach Festival with FREE Admission!
Festival Details:
• Pick Your Own Peaches – pricing and varieties tba. Boxes provided for picking.
• Cut Your Own Flowers (sunflowers & zinnias) – pricing $2/person donation to Pediatric Cancer Foundation for admission, 4 for $8/sunflower stem, 8 for $8/zinnia stem. Cutters provided.
• Wagon rides, live music, peach sampling and activities ongoing throughout festival
• Food Concessions: Fresh Peach Sundaes by Flinchbaugh’s, G’s Concessions and Auntie Anne’s
• Reservations not required

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Daily Challenge-Stay Connected to Jesus

March 2nd, 2021 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Endurance, today’s Daily Challenge motivates us to stay connected with Jesus every single day.

The importance of relying on Jesus for each step of faith is highlighted in John 15:5. Jesus said to His followers, “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”

One of the ways that we remain connected to Jesus is through prayer. Relationships thrive through open communication. Prayer is how we can have a conversation with God.

Another way to have a conversation with God is to read the Bible. That is where God’s Word communicates to us and tells us how to live a life that pleases Him. When we follow through on God’s plan for our lives, there is fruit that brings glory to God.  Jesus said in John 15:8, “This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.”

Take the daily challenge to stay connected with Jesus every single day, every step of the way on the journey of faith.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Promise of Hope-Fruitfulness

February 16th, 2017 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Promise of Hope is based on John 15:8.

Jesus said to His disciples, “This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.”

Jesus explained to them that their fruitfulness would depend on staying connected to Him. In verse 5, Jesus said, “I am the vine, you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”

Flowing out of our relationship with Jesus will be spiritual fruit that makes a difference in God’s Kingdom for eternity. He invites us into the Great Commission of making and growing disciples for Christ. Without God, we can do nothing; but with God, the ordinary person becomes an extraordinary witness for Christ.

The evidence of spiritual fruit is a promise of hope for those who follow Jesus in the Year of Trust.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Moment Of Celebration-Abiding In Christ

May 2nd, 2014 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment Of Celebration reflects on the fruitful outcome of abiding in Christ.

Jesus said to His disciples in John 15:5, “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”

We are called to a relationship with Christ. Relationships flourish where there is love, faithfulness, honesty, and open communication. This is how our witness for Christ can thrive today. We know from the Bible that Jesus loves the people in the world; that He is faithful;  that He is the truth; and that He speaks openly and freely about the will of God. On trial, Jesus said, “I have spoken openly to the world.” As we respond to His voice, we get to know Jesus more and more. We learn to love Him more and more. We are also transformed into the likeness of His character more and more. A faithful relationship to Jesus leads to a fruitful witness for Jesus in a world that desperately needs Jesus.

In John 15:8, Jesus said, “This is to my Father’s glory that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.”

The fruitful outcome of abiding in Christ is a reason to be glad in the Year of Celebration.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com