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Daily Challenge-Use Music As Instrument of Worship

May 27th, 2021 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Endurance, today’s Daily Challenge motivates us to use music as an instrument of worship.

Music is a gift from God and is a meaningful way to express our love for Him.

Throughout history, God’s people have lifted up their voices together in praise to God. Music can be a picture of how God desires for His people to live in unity with each other. We don’t all play the same instruments, nor do we all sing the same parts, but as we harmonize with the body of Christ, we lift up a beautiful song that glorifies God.

Ephesians 5:19 encourages us to be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Take the daily challenge to use music as an instrument of worship on the journey of faith.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Family Day on the Farm & Gala

May 2nd, 2021 No comments

Port Deposit, MD, April 11, 2021– Freedom Hills Therapeutic Riding Program will be having our annual Family Day at the Farm on Sunday May 2nd from 1pm to 5pm. All are welcome to attend. Activities will include nationally known gospel singer Dave Read. There will also be a Silent Auction, Pony Rides, Pony Grooming, Riding Demonstrations, Games for both children and adults, Youth Art Contest, Food Vendors and Much More. Vendor Spaces are available.

For more information contact Renee Dixon at 410-378-3817 or email fhtrp@freedomhills.org

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Praise & Worship Podcast with David Leonard

January 22nd, 2020 No comments

Praise & Worship Podcast Episode 3 features special guest, David Leonard! Singer/Songwriter, Worship Leader, Producer–he’s a Dove Award winning unstoppable generating force of creativity. We talk about filming a music video with his dad, corporate versus individual worship songs, and breaking away from the keyboard on MercyMe’s 2020 tour. Plus, miscarriage from a man’s perspective: how it feels and what helps.

On a personal note: David Leonard‘s album, “The Wait”, was huge for my husband and me. If you know our story, you know Sam was diagnosed with testicular cancer right after we were married. I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer a couple years later. Doctor’s said we had a one in a million chance at having a baby. It was 7 years before our son, Josiah, was born with some help from IVF. We say (hands down!) infertility is harder to go through than cancer. You might also know that last year: after trying and waiting for even more years, we got pregnant–but it was ectopic, which meant emergency surgery and incredible shock. Pain like that threatens to destroy you. But, surprisingly God has encouraged us deeply, reawakening our hearts and our hope! After that hardest hit yet, we feel more compelled than ever to share and encourage you. We know so many can relate. For me, songs are essential in this process. Lyrics give you voice while music does its work on your soul. If you are in this boat too, I’d love to share this conversation with you. You can find it on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and SoundCloud. I pray it helps you feel more hope (and less alone).

Kristi Leigh, WJTL DJ

Kristi@WJTL.com

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Freedom Phrase-Sing With Joy

August 28th, 2019 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Redemption, today’s Freedom Phrase is based on Psalm 33, verse 1.

“Sing joyfully to the LORD, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him.”

When we commit our lives to Jesus, we are moved by His love to honor Him in worship. God has given us a meaningful way to express our devotion and praise to God from the overflow of our joy. That way is music.   

Verse 2 of Psalm 33 encourages us to “praise the LORD with the harp; make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre. Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy.”

Through Jesus, we are set free to celebrate His glory and grace with songs of worship.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Eye On Integrity-Celebrating Jesus

November 21st, 2018 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Eye on Integrity is based on Ephesians 5, verses 18b to 20.

“Be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

The Lord is honored in various styles of songs. If not, He would not have invited us to use three different types of songs for worship. He works just as powerfully in the hymns as He does in worship choruses, as long as the content of the songs reflects Him accurately.

We can use music for worshipping God and for teaching others about Him. In these ways, music builds our faith in Jesus.

Celebrating Jesus in music is a virtue to embrace for our lives in the Year of Integrity.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Eye On Integrity-Music As An Instrument of Worship

July 16th, 2018 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Eye on Integrity is based on Psalm 40, verse 3.

David said this about the LORD, “He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the LORD.”

When the grace of God moves the heart, praise for God becomes the theme of our songs. Jesus said, “Out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks.” That is what was happening in David’s life. His music became an instrument of praise that became a public testimony of what God had done in his life. This kind of music continues to have an impact on people’s lives today.

Using music as an instrument of praise for God is a virtue to embrace for our lives in the Year of Integrity.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Eye On Integrity-Praise and Joy

March 12th, 2018 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Eye on Integrity is based on Isaiah 12:5 and 6.

“Sing to the LORD, for he has done glorious things; let this be known to all the world. Shout aloud and sing for joy, people of Zion, for great is the Holy One of Israel among you.”

If there is one thing that will give the follower of Jesus real joy, it is to notice when God does glorious things in the world.

It might be the conversion and salvation of a precious soul to Christ.

It might be the mending of a troubled marriage.

It might be the opening of a new church in the neighborhood.

Or it might be seen in a person who is moved by God to help their neighbor in a meaningful way.

As we notice the glorious things that God is doing among us, we will have a reason to sing songs of praise from a joyful heart.

Walking in praise and joy are virtues to embrace for our lives in the Year of Integrity.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Praise & Worship Show Playlist

July 3rd, 2016 No comments

Name

Artist

Album

Year

6:00 A.M.

O Freedom

Chris Rice

Peace Like a River – The Hymns Project

2007

Finally Free

Rend Collective

The Art of Celebration

2014

You Are The Fire

Michael W. Smith

Sovereign

2014

Deliverer

Matt Maher

Saints and Sinners

2015

Spark

The City Harmonic

I Have a Dream (It Feels Like Home)

2011

We Are Free

Brad & Rebekah

The Things of God

2012

Freedom Song

Desperation Band

Who You Are

2006

Fire Never Sleeps (with Martin Smith) [Live]

Jesus Culture

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

2012

Set Free (feat. Matt Redman)

Chris Tomlin

Passion: Here For You

2011

Burning Ones

Jesus Culture

Jesus Culture Awakening: Live From Chicago

2011

Chains

Bellarive

Before There Was

2014

Cloud By Day

The Embers

The Embers

2008

Burn Like A Star

Rend Collective

The Art of Celebration

2014

7:00 A.M.

Revival Fire Fall

Paul Baloche

Open the Eyes of My Heart

2000

Missions Flame

Matt Redman

Facedown

2004

All-Consuming Fire (Live)

Leeland

Christ Be All Around Me – Live

2014

Set a Fire

Will Reagan & United Pursuit

Endless Years

2012

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

Jesus Culture

Let It Echo (Live)

2016

Fires

Matt Redman

10,000 Reasons

2011

Let Me Feel You Shine

David Crowder Band

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

2011

Obsession

Delirious?

Deeper – The D:finitive Worship Experience

2001

Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)

Chris Tomlin

Music Inspired By The Motion Picture Amazing Grace

2007

Be The Center (feat. Kathryn Scott)

Michael Frye

WOW Worship Red

2005

No Longer Slaves (Live)

Bethel Music, Jonathan David & Melissa Helser

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

2015

8:00 A.M.

Our Deliverer

Third Day

Lead Us Back: Songs Of Worship

2015

This Is Living (feat. Lecrae)

Hillsong Young & Free

This Is Living

2015

God Ablaze

Charlie Hall

The Rising

2010

Burning In My Soul

Brett Younker

Passion: Let The Future Begin

2013

Stir Up The Flame

Misty Edwards

Immersed

2007

Break Every Chain

Jesus Culture & Kristene Di Marco

Jesus Culture Awakening: Live From Chicago

2011

Fires Burn

Delirious

The Mission Bell

2005

Freedom Is Our Song

Darrell Evans

Awesome God Is He

2013

Freedom Reigns (feat. Kim Walker-Smith)

Jesus Culture

Come Away

2010

Christ Has Set Me Free

Rend Collective

Homemade Worship By Handmade People

2012

Freedom (feat. William Matthews)

Bethel Live

For The Sake Of The World

2012

We Are The Free

Matt Redman

10,000 Reasons

2011

Lift Your Head Weary Sinner (Chains)

Crowder

Neon Steeple

2014

Break Free

Hillsong United

All Of The Above

2006

9:00 A.M.

No Chains On Me

Chris Tomlin

And If Our God Is For Us

2010

Freedom Song [Live]

Christy Nockels

Let It Be Jesus [Live]

2015

I Am Free

Jared Anderson

51 Must Have Modern Worship Hits

2007

Love Like Fire

Hillsong Worship

A Beautiful Exchange

2010

I Am Set Free

All Sons & Daughters

Season One

2012

Calling On Fire

Bellarive

Before There Was

2014

Refiners Fire

Brian Doerksen

Songs 4 Worship Ultimate

2011

Consuming Fire

Tim Hughes

Happy Day

2009

It Was For Freedom (feat. Jon Egan, Mia Fields)

New Life Worship

You Hold It All

2011

America

Chris Tomlin & Matt Redman

Passion: One Day Live

2000

Praise Like Fireworks

Rend Collective

Homemade Worship By Handmade People

2012

Praise & Worship Show Playlist (8/23)

August 23rd, 2015 No comments
6AM
Micah 6-8 Charlie Hall Flying Into Daybreak 2006
New Creation Brett Younker The New Has Come 2010
Fix My Eyes Kings Kaleidoscope Becoming Who We Are 2014
Isaiah 6 Todd Agnew Reflection Of Something 2003
Psalm 118 (This Is The Day) Shane & Shane Psalms 2002
See The Goodness Amy Horst Passages 2015
If I Have Not Love Matt Redman Facedown 2004
The Gospel Citizens & Saints Join the Triumph 2014
Singing Over Me Building 429 Iris To Iris 2007
Better Is One Day Charlie Hall Better Is One Day 1999
Revive Me (Psalm 119) Jeremy Camp Carried Me 2004
Psalm 18 (I Love You O Lord) Robbie Seay Band Psalms LP 2015
God so Loved Hillsong You Are My World 2001
Ecclesiastes Tim Hughes Love Shine Through 2011
7AM
He Is Able Jon And Tiffany Aitken We Honor You 2011
Song of Solomon (with Martin Smith) [Live] Jesus Culture Live from New York (with Martin Smith) [Live] 2012
Song Of Moses Leigh Nash Hymns And Sacred Songs 2011
Psalm 27 Telecast The Beauty of Simplicity 2003
Psalm 91 Sonicflood A Heart Like Yours 2008
Give Us Clean Hands Charlie Hall Band The Death of Death 2013
Create In Me Rend Collective The Art of Celebration 2014
Blessed Be Jason Gray All The Lovely Losers 2006
Lamp Charlie Hall The Rising 2010
Things Above Sisterbrother SisterBrother 2011
The Things Of God Brad & Rebekah The Things Of God 2011
Psalm 23 Brothers McClurg Alive – EP 2011
8AM
Isaiah 55 Leigh Nash Hymns And Sacred Songs 2011
Your Love Is Strong Jon Foreman Limbs and Branches 2008
This Is How We Know Matt Redman We Will Not Be Shaken 2009
Lord Will Guide Amy Horst Passages 2015
Simple Gospel (Live) United Pursuit Simple Gospel (Live) 2015
Your Love Oh Lord (Psalm 36) Third Day Offerings 2000
Trust Sixpence None The Richer The Fatherless And The Widow 1994
Strong Tower Kutless Strong Tower 2005
Psalm 3 (A Shield About Me) Robbie Seay Band Psalms LP 2015
Everlasting God Brenton Brown Everlasting God 2006
Job 19 Shane & Shane Psalms 2002
Word Of God Speak MercyMe Spoken For 2003
The Gospel Jimmy Needham Speak. 2006
2 Timothy 1:7 Charlie Hall Band The Death of Death 2013
9AM
Romans 12-1 Todd Agnew Integrity Music – iWorship Next 2004
Thy Word Amy Grant
Be Of Good Faith Sisterbrother Sisterbrother 2011
Isaiah 53 Sovereign Grace Music The Gathering 2011
Immeasurably More Rend Collective The Art Of Celebration 2014
Now To Him Amy Horst Passages 2015
Psalm 56 Jon Micah Sumrall Faith & Family 2015
139 Kings Kaleidoscope Becoming Who We Are 2014
King Of Heaven (Isaiah 61) Charlie Hall Passion: Awakening 2010
Our Father (feat. Jenn Johnson) Bethel Live For The Sake Of The World 2012
He Is Aaron Jeffery Aaron Jeffery 1994
Create In Me A Clean Heart (Psalm 51) Martin Smith Your Love Broke Through: Worship Songs of Keith Green
Psalm 63 (Better Than Life) [feat. Lindsey Kidd] Robbie Seay Band Psalms LP 2015
Red Letters DC Talk Supernatural 1998

Moment Of Celebration-Worship

July 29th, 2014 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment of Celebration reflects on worship from the heart

In Psalm 69:30, David, a man after God’s own heart, said, “I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving. This will please the LORD more than an ox, more than a bull with its horns and hoofs.”

It was common for animal sacrifices to be used under Old Testament law to reveal our need for forgiveness and cleansing from sin. In reality, they were not the real cleansing agent, but they did foreshadow the complete cleansing from sin that we can experience through faith in Jesus Christ, who was the perfect sacrifice to take away our sins.

David was saying that sincere worship from a thankful heart would mean more to God than the offering of an ox or a bull on the altar.

Hebrews 10:22 invites us to draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith. God has given us music as an instrument to lift up the name of Jesus with words that overflow from our heart.

Worshipping God with a sincere heart is a reason to be glad in the Year of Celebration.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

The Story Tour Tickets and Meet & Greet Passes

November 29th, 2013 No comments

The “Story Tour: A Christmas Celebration” is coming to The Giant Center in Hershey at 7PM on Sunday, December 15th.  The lineup includes Casting Crowns, Steven Curtis Chapman, Natalie Grant, Matthew West, Nichole Nordeman, Selah and more!  Click here for tickets and more info.

Tune in to WJTL all day long on Black Friday (November 29th) and we’ll give you chances to call in and win tickets to the show–and meet & greet passes to say hi to the artists afterwards!  (Most of the artists plan on participating as long as they are able to that evening.)  Just listen for the DJs cues to call in and win.  You may want to program our number on your speed dial: 717-392-3690 (392-FM90).