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Praise & Worship Playlist

May 17th, 2020 No comments

Today’s playlist has brand new music from Kim Walker-Smith, Jason Upton, Mack Brock and Mosaic MSC. Plus, mini-themes of PEACE, GARDENS springing to life and LIGHT breaking through! 

One of my favorite new songs in that GARDENS mini-theme is “Cherry Blossoms” by MoveSomebody. I talked with BJ & Lisa Sullivan and loved learning all about this song (and how the saxophone was instrumental in the recording process!)

Another song that is on my heart a lot this season is “Let The Light In” by Cody Carnes. I caught up with him recently and was thrilled to know it’s his pick for this season, too. He told me the story behind the song on the P&W Podcast. Listen right here!

Kristi Leigh, WJTL DJ 
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Song TitleArtistAlbumYear
6:00 A.M.
The Blessing (Live)Elevation Worship, Kari Jobe & Cody CarnesGraves Into Gardens (Deluxe) [Live]2020
Defender (feat. Steffany Gretzinger)Francesca BattistelliOwn It2019
You Never Fail Me (All My Life)Mosaic MSCHUMAN EP (Live)2020
Greatest Love StoryProvidence WorshipLive On The Hill2020
Reckless LoveCory AsburyReckless Love – Single2017
Highlands (Song of Ascent)Hillsong UNITEDPeople (Live)2019
Run to the FatherCody CarnesSingle2019
Way MakerPaul McClureSingle2019
You Reign (Live)Mack BrockSingle2020
Let There Be Wonder (Live)Corey Voss & Madison Street WorshipHeaven Come Closer (Live)2020
7:00 A.M.2011
Behold Him (feat. Kim Walker Smith)Paul BalocheSingle2019
His Mercy Is MoreMatt Boswell & Matt PapaHis Mercy Is More2019
Christ Be Magnified (Live)Cory AsburySingle2020
Lift You High (feat. Kirby Kaple & Dante Bowe)HousefiresSingle2020
Lift up Jesus (feat. Brett Younker) [Live]PassionFollow You Anywhere (Live)2019
We Praise YouBrandon LakeSingle2020
King of Kings (Live)Hillsong WorshipSingle2019
Living HopePhil WickhamLiving Hope2018
Land of the Living (Live)UPPERROOMLand of the Living (Live)2020
How Great Thou ArtDavid LeonardSingle2020
Songs In the Night (Live)Matt RedmanUnbroken Praise (Live)2015
8:00 A.M.
Fearless (feat. Kim Walker-Smith)Jesus CultureChurch Volume Two (Live)2020
Peace Be Still (feat. Lauren Daigle)The Belonging CoAll the Earth2017
Still in Control (feat. Mack Brock)Jesus CultureSingle2020
Lord, I Need You (Live)Matt MaherAlive & Breathing Vol. 4 – Single2020
Beauty of Your PeaceTim HughesWhen Silence Falls2004
PeaceJosh BaldwinThe War Is Over2017
Peace (feat. We The Kingdom)Bethel MusicPeace2020
StillRend CollectiveChoose to Worship2020
Valley (Live)Chris McClarneySingle2019
Psalm 23 (Surely Goodness, Surely Mercy)Shane & ShanePsalms, Vol. 22015
The Lords Prayer (Live)Hillsong WorshipThere Is More (Live)2018
9:00 A.M.
Lean Back (feat. Davy Flowers)The Worship InitiativeThe Worship Initiative, Vol. 172019
In the Garden (There Is None Like You)WatermarkA Grateful People2006
Beautiful Things (Live)Eddie Kirkland & Lizi BaileyNorth Point Live: Here + Now2012
GrowJason UptonGod Finds Us2020
The GardenKari JobeThe Garden (Deluxe Edition)2017
Cherry BlossomsMoveSomebodySingle2020
Graves Into Gardens (feat. Brandon Lake)Elevation WorshipGraves Into Garders2020
Let The Light InCody CarnesRun To The Father2020
Let There Be LightBryan & Katie TorwaltChampion2016
Light Breaking Through (feat. Lauren Lee Anderson)North Point WorshipLight Breaking Through / Sons And Daughters – EP2020
Step Into the Light (feat. Sean Curran) [Live from Passion 2019]PassionSingle2019

Praise & Worship Playlist

October 27th, 2019 No comments

Right at the beginning, God said “Let there be light”.  That was it!  Darkness lost.  Just a spark and it still flees today. This morning’s “Marvelous Light” theme fills our lineup with songs celebrating the defeat of darkness. Whatever darkness you’re up against (depression, discouragement, confusion, sickness, grief)…I’ve got a feeling it won’t last very long.  The playlist is below.

Bright hope to you,

Kristi Leigh, WJTL DJ

Kristi@WJTL.com

Song TitleArtistAlbumYear
6:00 a.m.
Light Will ShineHillsong UnitedAftermath2011
Live Alive (live)Rend CollectiveCampfire II-Simplicity2016
In Your Light (feat. Jeremy Riddle)Bethel LiveFor The Sake Of The World2012
Life Light UpChristy NockelsLife Light Up2009
Lift Up the LightShane & ShaneThe One You Need2011
Joyous LightChris TomlinPassion: Hymns Ancient and Modern2004
Let There Be LightThe City HarmonicWe Are2016
God of Our YesterdaysChris McClarneyGlimpses of Worship2009
Let It ShineAll Sons & DaughtersSeason One2012
Old for New (Live)Bethel Music & Hannah McClureStarlight (Live)2017
Pure LightMatt RedmanFacedown2004
Turn Your EyesJadon LavikRoots Run Deep2008
Salt & LightLauren DaigleHow Can It Be2015
As Sure As The SunEllie HolcombAs Sure As The Sun2015
SunriseMeredith AndrewsDeeper (Deluxe Edition)2016
7:00 a.m.
Bright as the SunHillsong WorshipAwake2019
Marvelous LightCharlie HallFlying Into Daybreak2006
Never LostCatherine MullinsSing Like the Battle Is Over2019
To the End (feat. Amanda Cook)Mack BrockGreater Things2018
Morning SunPhilip HerndonDecade2019
Shine On UsCory AsburyImmersed2007
Where His Light WasKristene DiMarcoWhere His Light Was2017
The Light Will ComePhil WickhamCannons2007
Into The LightSisterBrotherTBD2013
Step Into the Light (feat. Sean Curran) [Live from Passion 2019]PassionSingle2019
Let Me Feel You ShineDavid Crowder BandGive Us Rest-A Requiem Mass In C (The Happiest Of All The Keys)2011
Echoes (Till We See the Other Side) [Live]Hillsong UNITEDPeople (Live)2019
Light of the World (feat. Chris Quilala) [Live]Jesus CultureUnstoppable Love (Live)2015
8:00 a.m.
Into the LightRed Rocks WorshipInto the Light2015
Word of God (feat. Andi Rozier) [Live]Vertical WorshipLive Worship from Vertical Church2012
Let There Be LightBryan & Katie TorwaltChampion2016
Shine On UsPhillips, Craig & DeanMy Utmost For His Highest
See the LightHillsong WorshipAwake2019
Shine a LightElevation WorshipHere as in Heaven2016
Joyful, JoyfulLaura HackettJoy (LIVE)2010
Love Shine ThroughTim HughesLove Shine Through2011
The Cross Has the Final Word (Live)Cody CarnesThe Darker the Night / The Brighter the Morning2017
Threads (Live)David LeonardThe Wait: Silence the Noise (Live)2019
Let There Be LightBellariveBefore There Was2014
Alive Hillsong Young & FreeWe Are Young & Free2013
Thy Word (Live)Amy GrantTime Again (Live)2006
LampCharlie HallThe Rising2010
9:00 a.m.
Oh How I Need YouAll Sons & DaughtersThe Longing – EP2012
Marvelous LightChristy NockelsLife Light Up2009
Let Your Light ShineBethany DillonWaking Up2007
Free, Amen (Live)We The KingdomLive At the Wheelhouse – EP2019
King of HeavenMack BrockCovered – EP2019
ShiningPhil WickhamCannons2007
Let There Be Light (Live)Hillsong WorshipLet There Be Light (Deluxe)2016
My LighthouseRend Co. Kids & Rend CollectiveSparkle. Pop. Rampage.2019
Marvelous LightEllie HolcombAs Sure As The Sun2014
Now I See (Live)The McCluresThe Way Home (Deluxe)2019
Children Of LightKristian StanfillPassion: Let The Future Begin2013
Father of LightsJesus CultureJesus Culture Awakening: Live From Chicago2011
Awake My SoulHillsong WorshipAwake2019
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Eye On Integrity-God’s goodness

December 4th, 2018 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Eye on Integrity is based on First Peter 2:12.

“Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.”

The call to Christian integrity goes beyond mere words to a way of life that reflects the actions, attitudes, and teachings of Jesus Christ. One famous quote commonly associated with St. Francis of Assisi is, “Preach the Gospel at all times, and if necessary use words.”

Jesus emphasized the importance of letting our light shine before others so that they may see our good deeds and glorify our Father in heaven.

Walking in the light of God’s goodness is a virtue to embrace for our lives in the Year of Integrity.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Eye On Integrity-Walking In The Light

July 27th, 2018 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Eye on Integrity is based on John 8:12.

Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

Darkness is a place of confusion, despair, and death. Those are the places where sinful choices lead us. But there is a way out of the darkness. Jesus is the source of light. He brings clarity and direction where there was once confusion. He brings hope that overcomes despair. He puts us on the road that leads to heaven. He knows how to guide His followers to their eternal home.

Darkness is overcome by light when we follow Jesus.

Walking in the light of Jesus’ footsteps is a virtue to embrace for our lives in the Year of Integrity.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Reason To Believe-The Moon

November 3rd, 2016 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Exploration, today’s Reason to Believe is the moon.

According to NASA, the Moon is approximately 238 thousand miles from planet earth. On a cloudless night, it appears as a light in the sky faithfully.

Psalm 89:37 describes the moon as the faithful witness in the sky. We see the moon because it reflects the light of the sun.

God’s promises are like the moon in the sense that they reflect His goodness and trustworthiness.

Our good deeds carried out in the name of Jesus are also like the moon in the sense that they reflect God’s glory.

Jesus instructs us to let our light shine before others, that they may see our good deeds and glorify our Father in heaven.

In this way, followers of Jesus can be like the moon and reflect Christ’s love and goodness to the world in which we live.

The Moon, as a faithful witness in the sky, is a reflector of light and is a reason to believe in God’s good news.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Praise & Worship Show Playlist

October 30th, 2016 No comments

Halloween is on Monday and we’re losing more and more daylight every day…I thought it was the perfect time to focus on Shining our Light!  See my themed playlist, and links to helpful blogs below.

Kristi – WJTL DJ

Kristi@WJTL.com

http://proverbs31.org/devotions/devo/youre-shining-for-jesus-wherever-you-are/\

https://billygraham.org/story/shine/

http://www.crosswalk.com/blogs/kelly-balarie/afraid-to-shine-bright-for-christ.html

Name

Artist

Album

Year

6 a.m.

Light of Your Face

Misty Edwards

Relentless

2007

Joy (Shining Light)

Victory Fellowship Worship Band

Elevator Music

2010

I Saw The Light

David Crowder Band

A Collision

2005

Live Alive (live)

Rend Collective

Campfire II-Simplicity

2016

Father Of Lights

Third Day

Lead Us Back: Songs Of Worship

2015

Light Of The World

Matt Redman

The Fathers Song

2000

This Little Light Of Mine

Addison Road

Stories

2010

Set Me Ablaze (feat. Katie Torwalt) [Live]

Jesus Culture

Let It Echo (Live)

2016

Pure Light

Matt Redman

Facedown

2004

O Lord Of Light

Jill Paquette

Bridges – Classic Hymns, Modern Worship

2005

Brighten My Heart

Sixpence None The Richer

Exodus

1998

The Light Will Come

Phil Wickham

Cannons

2007

Marvelous Light

Charlie Hall

Flying Into Daybreak

2006

Light Will Shine

Hillsong United

Aftermath

2011

7 a.m.

2011

We Shine

Fee

Burn For You

2007

Glow

The Digital Age

Evening-Morning

2014

Shine On Us

Cory Asbury

Immersed

2007

Into The Light

SisterBrother

TBD

2013

We Will Not Be Shaken (Live)

Bethel Music & Brian Johnson

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

2015

Joyous Light

Chris Tomlin

Passion: Hymns Ancient and Modern

2004

God Ablaze

Charlie Hall

The Rising

2010

Holy Light

Phil Wickham

The Ascension

2013

Let There Be Light

The City Harmonic

We Are

2016

Life Light Up

Christy Nockels

Life Light Up

2009

Light of the World

Watermark

A Grateful People

2006

SMS (Shine)

David Crowder Band

Church Music

2010

Great Light of the World

Bebo Norman

Myself When I Am Real

2002

Shining

Phil Wickham

Cannons

2007

Shine On Us

Phillips, Craig & Dean

My Utmost For His Highest

8 a.m.

Let There Be Light

Bryan & Katie Torwalt

Let There Be Light – Single

2016

Lift Up the Light

Shane & Shane

The One You Need

2011

Father of Lights

Jesus Culture

Jesus Culture Awakening: Live From Chicago

2011

Children Of Light

Kristian Stanfill

Passion: Let The Future Begin

2013

Shine On

Bellarive

The Heartbeat

2012

Light of the World (feat. Chris Quilala) [Live]

Jesus Culture

Unstoppable Love (Live)

2015

Shine

Sisterbrother

Into The Light

2014

My Lighthouse (live)

Rend Collective

The Art of Celebration

2014

Let There Be Light

Bellarive

Before There Was

2014

Let Me Feel You Shine

David Crowder Band

Give Us Rest-A Requiem Mass In C (The Happiest Of All The Keys)

2011

Light After Darkness

Kings Kaleidoscope

Becoming Who We Are

2014

Marvelous Light

Ellie Holcomb

As Sure As The Sun

2014

Glowing Hearts

Seven Places

Glowing

2007

9 a.m.

Love Shine Through

Tim Hughes

Love Shine Through

2011

Spark

The City Harmonic

I Have a Dream (It Feels Like Home)

2011

God Of Brilliant Lights

Aaron Shust

Morning Rises

2013

In Your Light (feat. Jeremy Riddle)

Bethel Live

For The Sake Of The World

2012

Let Your Light Shine

Bethany Dillon

Waking Up

2007

Great Are You Lord

All Sons & Daughters

All Sons & Daughters

2014

Here I Am To Worship (feat. Martin Smith of Delirious

Tim Hughes

Happy Day

2009

O This God

Matt Redman

10,000 Reasons

2011

Let It Shine

All Sons & Daughters

Season One

2012

Shine

Matt Redman

Beautiful News

2006

Pushing Back The Dark

Josh Wilson

Carry Me

2013

Go Light Your World

Chris Rice

Short Term Memories

Let Your Light Shine

October 26th, 2016 No comments

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I was baptized at Hershey Free Church when I was in junior high.  It just so happened that the day my church was holding the event was on Halloween, and I was at a point in my life where my school was my mission field.  This was back in the day when “In The Light” by Charlie Peacock and “Be The One” by Al Denson were newer hit songs, not Classics — and “Shine” by Newsboys didn’t even exist yet!  I carried my Bible with me every day at school and invited friends to youth group events.  I was on fire for God on couldn’t think of a more powerful day to be baptized than on Halloween.  I was into Frank Peretti books and learning about spiritual warfare…being baptized on Halloween was as good as it could possibly get!  It was like taking the darkest day and making it stand for my dedication to Jesus, which I figured would send a loud and clear message to the devil.

The Bible verse I shared before taking the plunge was Matthew 5:14-16, “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

If you’re in total darkness, even just one match is a game changer!  One very small light will always defeat darkness.  “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” John 1:5

In the Bible, “Light” is life.  It guides our path.  It purifies.  It brings hope.  It is closely associated with God’s presence and favor.  Jesus is called the “Light of the World”.  Isn’t it such good news that God called us out of the darkness and into His marvelous light?!  We’ll sing about it with a light-themed playlist on this Sunday’s Praise & Worship Show from 6-10 a.m. and I hope you’ll join me.

Lesson of Faith-The Hope of Christ’s Coming

December 9th, 2013 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Isaiah 9:2 says, “The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death, a light has dawned.”

This statement was connected to Jesus in Matthew chapter 4. Jesus fulfilled these words of the prophet with His words of life, His touch of healing, and ultimately, by His death and resurrection from the grave.

In the Bible, darkness is often connected with sin and death. There is a spirit of despair in the heart of someone who is caught in the grip of spiritual darkness. Jesus came as the Light of the world. As we welcome His light, the shadows that cause despair flee under His influence of grace and truth. We live with freedom from guilt and shame. We live with the certain hope of eternal life. We live with the awareness that God loves us with an unfailing love. We live with a sense of joy in belonging to His spiritual family. And we live with a heavenly purpose, to reach souls for the Gospel through our witness for Jesus.

The hope that Jesus brought with His coming is a lesson of faith worth remembering.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Lesson Of Faith-Jesus Light of the World

August 1st, 2013 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today, WJTL remembers the identity of Jesus as the light of the world.

In John 8:12, Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

With our focus of faith on Jesus, we have moral clarity with a better understanding of how God wants us to live.

With our focus of faith on Jesus, we have Kingdom clarity with a better understanding of what God wants us to treasure.

And with our focus of faith on Jesus, we have directional clarity with a better understanding of where God wants us to go.

Jesus invites us to follow Him and to see the world in the light of His grace and truth. He offers abundant and eternal life to those who say “Yes” to His invitation.

The identity of Jesus as the light of the world is a lesson of faith worth remembering.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Lesson Of Faith-Sacrificial Giving

June 6th, 2013 1 comment

JOHN SHIRK – We find this word of instruction in Hebrews 13:16: “And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.”

God’s design for our good deeds is for the righteousness of Christ to be exalted. The follower of Christ is motivated to good deeds because the love of Christ is active within us.

After the recent tornado outbreak in Oklahoma, various Christian relief groups moved in to help those devastated by the tornadoes. News broadcasts were drawing attention to the initiative of faith-based groups to come to the aid of those who were suffering.

The compassion of Christ is at the heart of many of these efforts. Doing good and sharing with others will involve sacrifices of personal time. It will require the heart of a servant. There might be a cost involved with making financial donations or buying items that other people need. The risk is worth the potential outcome. Jesus said, “Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” When we give sacrificially for Christ, God is pleased, practical needs are met, and the door is open for others to give glory to God as a result of our witness.

The “results of sacrificial giving” is a lesson of faith worth remembering.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

LIFE APPLICATION TRUTH-STEP INTO THE LIGHT

November 28th, 2012 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – From First John 1:6 and 7.

“If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.”

One of Steve Taylor’s classics is “Sin For A Season.” In that song, he exposed the faulty thinking of those who used God’s grace as a license for sin. One of the lines describes their motivation:  “Gonna get the Lord to forgive a little sin. Get the slate cleaned so he can dirty it again. And no one else will ever know. But he reaps his harvest as his heart grows hard. No man’s gonna make a mockery of God.” These are the schemes of a deliberate sinner who abuses the grace of God.

God’s grace is amazing, but it is not a license for sin. Instead, it is a pardon for sin and an incentive for change. In Romans 6:1, Paul the Apostle asked, “Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?

God’s grace enables us to come out of darkness and into the light. As we follow Jesus with sincere devotion, we experience the freedom of forgiveness and the fulfillment of joyful Christian fellowship.

Walking in the light of God’s grace and truth is a vital sign of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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