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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

20/20 Insight-A Mountaintop View of Heaven

September 1st, 2020 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Vision, today’s 20/20 Insight focuses on the mountaintop view of God’s radiant glory.

Have you ever been to the top of a tall mountain and looked down at the land below? You can see for miles in the distance and get a “big picture view” of God’s creation.

In Revelation 21:10, the Apostle John was carried in the Spirit to a mountain that he described as great and high. He saw something even more beautiful.

An angel showed him the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God. He said, “It shone with the glory of God, and its brilliance was like that of a precious jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal.” The city did not need the sun or the moon to shine on it because the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp.” 

This is the view of a new heaven and a new earth, and is the future destiny for those who belong to Jesus by faith today.

Focusing on the brilliance of God’s glorious home gives us greater clarity for living out the Christian life.    

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

20/20 Insight-Beauty of a Flower

May 6th, 2020 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Vision, today’s 20/20 Insight focuses on the beauty of a flower and the brilliance of God’s glory.

Jesus said in Matthew 6:28, “See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.”

Flowers have their season when they burst forth in brilliant color and decorate our world with breathtaking beauty.  But they don’t last forever. Eventually, their beauty fades. That is one of the ways we are similar to a flower. We have a moment on earth that God has given to shine. Our most brilliant moments occur when we are fulfilling our God-given purpose to reflect His glory. This moment is our opportunity. This is our season to shine by sharing His grace, and standing for His truth.

Focusing on God’s glory gives us greater clarity for living out the Christian life.

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

Praise & Worship Show Playlist

December 18th, 2016 No comments

Song Title 

Artist

Album

Year

6:00 A.M.

Your Name Is Glorious (feat. Kim Walker-Smith) [Live]

Jesus Culture

Unstoppable Love (Live)

2015

Glory Be To God

Sovereign Grace Music

Savior

2006

Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me)

Casting Crowns

Until The Whole World Hears

2010

Angels (Singing Gloria) [feat. Chris Tomlin]

Matt Redman

These Christmas Lights

2016

O Come Let Us Adore Him

Hillsong

Born Is The King EP

2011

Glorious

Todd Fields

North Point Live: Awake

2009

Be Glorified

Chris Tomlin

The Noise We Make

2001

Glorified

Jared Anderson

Live From My Church

2009

Joy to the World

John Mark McMillan

Joy to the World

2015

Gloria

Matt Redman

We Shall Not Be Shaken

2009

Song in the Air

Christy Nockels

The Thrill of Hope

2016

Glorious

Bryan & Katie Torwalt

Here On Earth

2011

Everything Glorious

David Crowder Band

Passion: Everything Glorious

2006

7:00 A.M.

Glorious and Mighty (Psalm 96)

Sovereign Grace Music

Psalms

2008

Glorious

Paul Baloche

Glorious

2009

My Glorious-Sing To The King (feat. Laura Story)

Eoghan Heaslip

Worship Project H2.14

2005

Let Your Name Be Glorified

Jared Anderson

Worship Project H2.14

2005

Glorious

Kings Kaleidoscope

Becoming Who We Are

2014

Glorious One

Fee

We Shine

2007

Your Glory Endures Forever

Charlie Hall

Flying Into Daybreak

2006

Glorious (feat. Christy Nockels)

Chris Tomlin

Passion: Everything Glorious

2006

Your Glory

All Sons & Daughters

Season One

2012

Angels From The Realms Of Glory

Steven Curtis Chapman

All I Really Want For Christmas

2005

Glory To God

Lincoln Brewster

Worship And Adore-A Christmas Offering

2009

To God Be The Glory

Ross King

To Make God Famous Vol.2

The Glory Of Our King

Matt Redman

We Shall Not Be Shaken

2009

8:00 A.M.

King of Glory (You Restore My Soul)

All Sons & Daughters

All Sons & Daughters

2014

I Will See Your Glory

Tim Reimherr

Immersed

2007

Show Me Your Glory / Majesty (with Martin Smith) [Live]

Jesus Culture

Live from New York (with Martin Smith) [Live]

2012

King Of Glory

Chris Tomlin

Arriving

2004

Hark The Herald Angels Sing (Glory In The Highest)

Rend Collective

Campfire Christmas  Vol. 1

2014

Glory to the King

Eddie Kirkland

North Point Live: Here + Now

2012

Glory, Honor, Power, Praise

The Embers

The Embers

2008

God of All Glory

Jeremy Riddle

Full Attention

2007

Glory To God In The Highest

Sovereign Grace Music

Savior

2006

Glory

Meredith Andrews

Deeper

2016

Glory In The Highest (feat. Christy Nockels and Ed Cash)

Chris Tomlin

Glory In The Highest-Christmas Songs Of Worship

2009

Glory Hallelujah

Matt Redman

These Christmas Lights

2016

Glory

Phil Wickham

The Ascension

2014

Glory To God

Downhere

How Many Kings-Songs For Christmas

2009

Angels Lullaby (Marys Song)

Christy Nockels

The Thrill of Hope

2016

9:00 A.M.

Glory

Big Daddy Weave

Christ Is Come

2009

A King Like This (Live)

Chris Tomlin

Adore-Christmas Songs Of Worship (Live)

2015

O Little Town (The Glory of Christmas)

Matt Redman

These Christmas Lights

2016

Give You Glory

Jeremy Camp

Beyond Measure

2006

Child of Glory

Dustin Kensrue (The Modern Post)

Lowborn King EP

2014

All Glory

Tim Hughes

Love Shine Through

2011

For Your Glory

Leeland

Invisible

2016

Advent Hymn

Christy Nockels

The Thrill of Hope

2016

Angels We Have Heard On High, Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee

Phillips, Craig & Dean

Repeat The Sounding Joy

1996

Glory (feat. Jared Anderson)

Lincoln Brewster

Worship Project H2.14

2005

Glory to You In the Highest (O Come Let Us Adore) [feat. Tasha Cobbs]

Matt Redman

These Christmas Lights

2016

For Your Glory

David Curtis

One Voice

2016

All This Glory (feat. Passion)

David Crowder Band

Passion: White Flag

2012

We Give You All the Glory

Phil Wickham

Singalong 2

2012

Praise & Worship Show Playlist

November 6th, 2016 2 comments

Name

Artist

Album

Year

6 a.m.

Show Me Your Glory (feat. Kim Walker-Smith)

Jesus Culture

Come Away

2010

Your Glory / Nothing But the Blood (Live)

All Sons & Daughters

Live

2013

For Your Glory

Leeland

Invisible

2016

Hope and Glory

Tim Hughes

Pocketful of Faith

2015

King Of Glory

Chris Tomlin

Arriving

2004

God of All Glory

Jeremy Riddle

Full Attention

2007

Glory (feat. Jared Anderson)

Lincoln Brewster

Worship Project H2.14

2005

Glory

Meredith Andrews

Deeper

2016

Glory To God Forever

Fee

Hope Rising

2009

For Your Glory (We Will Dance)

Matt Redman

We Shall Not Be Shaken

2009

Glory

Phil Wickham

The Ascension

2014

All This Glory (feat. Passion)

David Crowder Band

Passion: White Flag

2012

7a.m.

Indescribable

Laura Story

Great God Who Saves

2008

10,000 Reasons

Rend Collective Experiment

Campfire

2013

King of My Heart

John Mark & Sarah McMillan

You Are the Avalanche – EP

2015

You Are My King (Amazing Love) (feat. Charlie Hall)

Christy Nockels

Passion-Better Is One Day

2000

Overcome

Jeremy Camp

We Cry Out-The Worship Project

2010

My Victory

Crowder

American Prodigal

2016

Forever (feat. Brian Johnson)

Bethel Music

Tides

2013

Lion and the Lamb

Leeland

Invisible

2016

Children of God

Phil Wickham

Children of God

2016

Heartbeats

Hillsong UNITED

Zion (Deluxe Edition)

2013

The Beating Of My Heart

Jared Anderson

(TBD)

2016

Good Good Father

Housefires

Housefires II

2014

8 a.m.

Who You Are (feat. Jenn Johnson)

Bethel Live

For The Sake Of The World

2012

Here For You

Matt Redman

10,000 Reasons

2011

Breathe

Michael W. Smith

Worship

2002

Great Are You Lord

All Sons & Daughters

All Sons & Daughters

2014

I Will Exalt (feat. Amanda Cook) [Live]

Bethel Live

Be Lifted High (Deluxe Edition) [Live]

2011

Alabaster

Rend Collective

Homemade Worship By Handmade People

2012

No Longer Slaves (feat. Jonathan David & Melissa Helser)

Bethel Music

We Will Not Be Shaken (Live) [Deluxe Edition]

2015

Remember

Passion

Salvations Tide Is Rising

2016

Jesus

Chris Tomlin

Never Lose Sight

2016

Let It Be Jesus (feat. Passion)

Christy Nockels

Passion: Take It All (Deluxe Edition)

2014

None But Jesus

Hillsong United

United We Stand

2005

You Alone

David Crowder Band

The Lime CD

2004

9 a.m.

Our Father (feat. Jenn Johnson)

Bethel Live

For The Sake Of The World

2012

This Is Amazing Grace

Jeremy Riddle

Bethel Live: For The Sake Of The World

2012

You Make Me Brave (feat. Amanda Cook)

Bethel Music

You Make Me Brave (Live)

2014

Everything and Nothing Less (feat. Chris McClarney) [Live]

Jesus Culture

Let It Echo (Live)

2016

Son Was Lifted Up (feat. Brian Johnson)

Leeland

Invisible

2016

Always

Kristian Stanfill

Passion: Here For You

2011

I Surrender

All Sons & Daughters

I Surrender

2016

This I Believe

Hillsong Worship

No Other Name

2015

It is Well (feat. Kristene DiMarco)

Bethel Music

You Make Me Brave (Live)

2014

Fierce (feat. Chris Quilala) [Live]

Jesus Culture

Let It Echo (Live)

2016

Q and A-The Joy Set Before Jesus

March 7th, 2016 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Q and A Segment explores the question, “When Jesus went to the cross, what was the joy that was set before Him?”

Hebrews 12:2 urges us to fix our eyes on Jesus, “the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

Just before Jesus died, we see many quotes, where Jesus is looking past His suffering to the glory that would follow. He said to His disciples, “Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice.”

Perhaps the most insightful statement revealing the joy that was set before Him came when He prayed to the Father just before His death. Jesus prayed in John 17:24, “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.”

The cross was the only way this holy desire could become reality. By way of the cross, we have a pathway to heavenly citizenship, whereby we can be in His presence and enjoy His glory forever.

By faith, the joy that was set before Jesus becomes our greatest hope in the Year of Exploration.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Phil Wickham Winning Wednesday

November 25th, 2014 No comments

Tune in to WJTL for Winning Wednesday, November 26th.  We’ll give you chances to call in and win the latest project from Phil Wickham, The Ascension.  Among the 11 new worship songs, it features the songs “This Is Amazing Grace” and “Glory”, which you can hear us play on WJTL.

Keep our number handy: 717-392-FM90 and listen all day (6AM-10PM) for chances to win!

Moment of Celebration-God’s Holiness

August 27th, 2014 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment Of Celebration reflects on the holiness of God.

The angels make this declaration in Isaiah 6, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty. The whole earth is full of his glory.”  It was the kind of statement that caused Isaiah to feel doomed as a sinner. Yet, God’s holiness was accompanied by His compassion, and that makes all the difference for anyone who has sinned against God. Instead of being condemned as a sinner, he would be called into service as a saint. The holiness of God had a purifying impact on Isaiah, and it has a purifying impact on those who belong to Jesus.

The holiness of God refers to His absolute moral purity. There is no sin in Him. His glory shines with brilliance. God’s holiness also refers to His greatness. He is a cut above the rest. No persons or idols match the worth of God to the human soul.

One of God’s purposes for our lives is to make us holy, not in the sense that we are able to attain to His level of greatness, but in the sense of purifying our faith by the Word of God.  His holiness becomes an incentive for us to grow in holiness. First Peter 1:15 and 16 says, “Just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do, for it is written, “be holy, because I am holy.” Heaven celebrates the supreme holiness of God constantly.

The holiness of God is a reason to be glad in the Year of Celebration.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Moment Of Celebration-Stars in God’s Creation

July 14th, 2014 1 comment

JOHN SHIRK  – Today’s Moment Of Celebration reflects on the signs of God’s creation.

Psalm 19:1 says that the heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge.

The stars in the universe are visible to us on a clear night. Isaiah 40:26 tells us that He not only created all these, but He also calls them each by name. Just as there are many stars in the universe, there are many people on this planet. God is big enough to keep order in the universe, while at the same time, remaining personal to know us by name. Just as the heavens declare the glory of God, so we also are called to reflect His glory.

When our faith is expressed in love and with gratitude, our witness for Jesus is compared to the stars of the universe, which reflect the glory of God.

The signs of God’s creation are reasons to be glad in the Year of Celebration.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Moment Of Celebration-The Prize Of A Champion

February 12th, 2014 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment Of Celebration reflects on the prize of a champion.

The Apostle Paul occasionally referred to the ancient Olympic games and compared them to the Christian life.

He said in First Corinthians 9:25, “Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore, I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air. No, I beat my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.”

Just as an Olympic athlete competes to the best of their ability for the gold medal, so the Apostle Paul is saying that he wanted to serve Jesus in a way that represented His great name. Such a mission has meaningful purpose, with eternal impact.

The crowning honor of an Olympic athlete is to stand at the platform, with the gold medal, representing their country while their national anthem plays. The crowning honor of Christ’s followers is to hear our Master say “Well done, good and faithful servant.” That is the applause of heaven in response to our faithful service for the glory of our King.

The prize of God’s applause is a reason to be glad in the Year of Celebration.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com