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Vital Step to a Radiant Faith-Rejoice In The Lord

June 29th, 2023 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year to Shine, today’s Vital Step to a Radiant Faith is rejoicing in the Lord.

The Apostle Paul gave this instruction in Philippians 4:4, and then emphasized it by repeating it.

In the Old Testament, Nehemiah talked about the joy of the Lord being our strength.

Joy is the experience of knowing God’s love. Having the joy of the Lord moves us to celebrate God’s amazing grace and to enjoy our relationship with Him.  We will be moved to places of praising God with our lips and worshipping Him with our hearts. There will be a song in our heart, and Jesus will be the theme of our music. His salvation will be our great delight. Our service for Him will be an honor and privilege.

Psalm 40:16 says, “May all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who long for your saving help always say, “The LORD is great!”

Rejoicing in the LORD is a vital step to a radiant faith that makes a difference in our world.

John Shirk

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Moment Of Celebration-This Is The Day

February 6th, 2014 1 comment

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment of Celebration reflects on the blessing of a new day.

Psalm 118:24 says, “This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”

Each day is a gift of God, and provides an opportunity for us to give thanks to God for the life we have in a particular day. While there are reasons to celebrate the opportunities of this day and every day, this passage is referring to a new thing that God was doing to bring hope to the world. Jesus would appear to the world and offer the gift of eternal life to those who would receive Him.

The surrounding verses are applied to Jesus in the New Testament.

Verse 22 talks about the stone that the builders rejected, which has become the capstone. This refers to Jesus in the New Testament.

Verse 23 says that the LORD has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes. Jesus came on a divine mission to express God’s love.

Verse 25 says, “O LORD, save us, O LORD, grant us success.” Jesus is our answer to this prayer from an earnest heart.

A light has dawned, bringing new life and fresh hope for a bright future.  His name is Jesus.

The blessing of a new day is a reason to be glad in the Year of Celebration.

John Shirk


November 30th, 2012 No comments

Celebrate Christmas at Grace Fellowship Church in Shrewsbury with GLAD, live in concert with Trevor Gordon Hall!  This Christmas concert is on Friday, December the 7th at 7:00 p.m.!  See the flyer below and get details by clicking here or get tickets on iTickets!  You can also tune in to WJTL for chances to win tickets to this special concert!  Keep our number handy: 717-392-3690!

More about GLAD:

GLAD is one of the pioneers of Christian music, having formed as a progressive rock group in 1972 and discovered a large audience for their a cappella music in 1988.  Today, with over 1.5 million albums sold, they continue to perform concerts and release occasional recordings.  The GLAD sound is known for its tight harmonies and intricate arrangements with classical and jazz overtones. Some of their hits over the years have included “Be Ye Glad,” “Maker of My Heart,” “God is My Rock,” “The Easter Song” and “You Put This Love in My Heart.”

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