Posts Tagged ‘Promises’

Faith Building Verse-Joshua 21:45

September 12th, 2022 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Faith-Building Verse is Joshua 21:45.

“Not one of all the LORD’s good promises to Israel failed; every one was fulfilled.”

The LORD is a promise keeper. It may take time for His words to be fulfilled, but He can be trusted to deliver on them at the right time. We can look at the nation of Israel as an example of God’s faithfulness.

Throughout the Old Testament, there were prophecies about a Messianic figure who would emerge onto the world stage. God delivered on that promise through the appearance of Jesus.

Romans 5:6 says, “You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.”

This Faith-Building Verse inspires us to trust in God’s promises in the Year of Relationship.

John Shirk

Faith-Building Verses-Second Corinthians 1:18-20

January 27th, 2022 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Faith-Building Verses are Second Corinthians 1:18 to 20.

The Apostle Paul wrote, “As surely as God is faithful, our message to you is not “yes” and “no”. For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us-by me and Silas and Timothy-was not “yes” and “no”, but in him, it has always been “Yes.” For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ.”

Over and over in the Bible, we get the clear message that God is faithful. One of the implications of His faithfulness is that we can count on God’s promises to be trustworthy and true. He is faithful to do what He says He will do. So, whenever you see God’s promises in the Bible, you can count on Him to fulfill that promise in His own way and in His own timing.

These faith-building verses inspire us to trust God’s promises in the Year of Relationship.

John Shirk

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Praise & Worship Playlist

September 19th, 2021 No comments

This week’s Praise & Worship Playlist features a mini-theme of the Nearness of God, and a mega-theme Holding onto His Promises! Listen for new songs in the lineup from Jonathan & Melissa Helser, Michael W. Smith, Koryn Hawthorne and local leaders Caleb & Bethany Kuenzli!

Enjoy this last warm, sunny summer weekend!
Kristi Leigh, WJTL DJ
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Song Title Artist Album Year
Glory, Glory (God Is Able) Crowder Milk & Honey 2021
Psalm 42 (Loudest Praise) Shane & Shane Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs 2021
Run To The Father Matt Maher Alive & Breathing, Vol. 1 2020
Reason I Sing Phil Wickham Hymn Of Heaven 2021
Let The Light In Cody Carnes Run To The Father 2020
Fresh Wind (Studio) Hillsong Worship Fresh Wind/What A Beautiful Name (Live) – EP 2021
Holy Spirit Come Patrick Mayberry Holy Spirit Come – EP 2021
Wait On You (feat. Dante Bowe & Chandler Moore) Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music Old Church Basement 2021
Thy Kingdom Come (feat. Francesca Battistelli) Rita Springer Single 2020
Bless His Name (Ive Got That Joy) (feat. Brandon Lake & Andy Cherry) Seacoast Music Single 2021
Never Lost Elevation Worship Single 2019
Better Word (Live) Leeland Better Word (Live) 2019
Graves Into Gardens Koryn Hawthorne & Essential Worship Essential Worship Songs 2020
Egypt (Live) Cory Asbury Single 2020
Hallelujah For Every Broken Heart Crowder Milk & Honey 2021
Forever (Live) Michael W. Smith Worship Forever (Live) 2021
Hope Of The Ages (feat. Reuben Morgan & Cody Carnes) Hillsong Worship Single 2021
Let There Be Light Bryan & Katie Torwalt Champion 2016
Speak To The Mountains Chris McClarney Single 2021
See A Victory Dante Bowe & Essential Worship Single 2021
By The Spirit (feat. Franni Cain) [Live] Pat Barrett & Jon Reddick Nothing/Something (Live) 2021
Holy Holy Here With Me (feat. Kirby Kaple) [Live] Housefires Housefires VII (Live) 2021
Thin (feat. Kirby Kaple) Housefires Single 2020
Proximity Caleb & Bethany Kuenzli Single 2021
Draw Me Close Shane & Shane Vintage 2020
Draw Near (feat. Kristian Stanfill) Passion Passion: Even So Come 2015
By My Side (Live) David Leonard The Wait: Silence the Noise (Live) 2019
Hes Always Been Faithful (feat. John Marc Kohl) The Worship Initiative The Worship Initiative, Vol. 25 (Live) 2021
Great Is Your Faithfulness Martin Smith Back to the Start (Deluxe Version) 2013
This I Believe (The Creed) Hillsong Worship No Other Name 2014
Believe For It CeCe Winans Believe For It 2021
Man of Your Word (feat. Chandler Moore & KJ Scriven) Maverick City Music Maverick City Vol. 3 Part 1 2020
Promises Maverick City Music Maverick City Vol. 3 Part 2
He Will Ellie Holcomb Red Sea Road 2017
Faithful to the End (feat. Paul & Hannah McClure) Bethel Music Have It All
Believe in You The McClures The Way Home (Deluxe) 2019
Your Promises Elevation Worship Wake Up the Wonder (Live) 2014
Famous For (I Believe) [feat. Jenn Johnson] Tauren Wells Citizen of Heaven 2020
Yes and Amen Housefires Housefires III 2016
All The People Said Amen Matt Maher All The People Said Amen 2014
Promises (feat. Trenton Bell & Davy Flowers) The Worship Initiative & Shane & Shane The Worship Initiative, Vol. 22 2020
I Still Believe (Faithful Always) Thrive Worship A Thousand More 2019
Way Maker (feat. Kristian Stanfill, Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes) Passion Roar (Live From Passion 2020) 2020
God of the Promise Elevation Worship Hallelujah Here Below 2018
I Believe (Live) Jonathan & Melissa Helser Homecoming (Live) 2021

Daily Challenge-Remember God’s Promises

August 24th, 2021 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Endurance, today’s Daily Challenge motivates us to remember God’s Promises.

This focus point helps to build our faith in the Lord as we reflect on fulfilled prophecies and the fulfillment of His love for us. In the days of Moses, the LORD promised that He would rescue the Israelites from the hand of the Egyptians and bring them up out of that land into a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey.

Many years passed before this promise became reality, but when it did, the writer of Joshua 21:45 noted, “Not one of all the Lord’s good promises to Israel failed; every one was fulfilled.”

This is an example of God’s faithfulness to His people. Second Corinthians 1:20 says, “No matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ.”  The cross and empty grave were also fulfilled promises of God, which demonstrated His love for us.

Take the Daily Challenge to remember God’s Promises on the journey of faith.

John Shirk

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Praise & Worship Playlist

October 4th, 2020 No comments

The other night, my husband Sam was praying and thanked God for the good plans He has in store for us, for a hope and future. He also thanked God for keeping His promises. It was such a needed and encouraging reminder to me, and I wanted to pass it on to you in song! So, this week’s playlist includes a “Plans & Promises” theme with songs like “Hope & A Future”, “Yes and Amen”, “Promises Never Fail” and more. Click here for the highlight version on Spotify!

I also have songs and stories from the artists in clips from the latest episodes of the Praise & Worship Podcast.

Listen for Josh Baldwin’s new songs from “Evidence”, which just released Friday! And, Aodhan King of Hillsong Young & Free shares his heart behind themes on their latest record, “All of My Best Friends”. 

This week’s Roundup of new worship releases also includes songs from Kari Jobe, Citizens, and Jaime Jamgochian!

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Song TitleArtistAlbumYear
6:00 a.m.
A Thousand Thank YousSarah KrogerSingle2020
Find A Reason (Joyful Joyful) [feat. Brett Stanfill]North Point WorshipFind A Reason2020
HeavenlyPat BarrettSingle2020
Dancing On The WavesWe The KingdomHoly Water2020
Reaching For You (feat. We The Kingdom)Chris TomlinChris Tomlin & Friends2020
Faithful GodI AM THEYFaithful God – Single2020
Middle of the Fire (feat. Josh Baldwin)Rebecca St. JamesDawn2020
Another in the Fire (Live)Hillsong UNITEDPeople (Live)2019
This I Know (feat. Chris Quilala)Sarah ReevesMy Utmost for His Highest2017
MountainBryan & Katie TorwaltChampion2016
Mountain to ValleyHousefiresHousefires III2016
Still in Control (feat. Mack Brock)Jesus CultureSingle2020
7:00 a.m.
AbrahamJosh BaldwinThe War Is Over2017
Hope and A Future (feat. Nate Moore & Chandler Moore) [Live]HousefiresHousefires + Friends (Live) – Single2020
Prophesy Your PromiseBryan & Katie TorwaltPraise Before My Breakthrough – EP2018
Trust (Live)Hillsong Young & FreeYouth Revival (Live)2016
Sovereign Over UsMichael W. SmithSovereign2014
PromisesMission WorshipSingle2020
By the Grace of God (Live)Bethel Music, Brian Johnson & Jenn JohnsonRevivals In The Air (Live)2020
I Will Wait (Live)David LeonardThe Wait: Silence the Noise (Live)2019
Canvas and ClayPat BarrettSingle2020
Promises (feat. Trenton Bell & Davy Flowers)The Worship Initiative & Shane & ShaneThe Worship Initiative, Vol. 222020
Reckless LoveCory AsburyReckless Love – Single2017
8:00 a.m.
Your PromisesElevation WorshipWake Up the Wonder (Live)2014
With Us (Live)HillsongGod Is Able (Live)2011
PlansTim HughesPocketful of Faith2015
PromisesCarrolltonEverything Or Nothing2017
Yes and Amen (feat. Chris McClarney)Jesus CultureLiving with a Fire2018
All Your Plans (feat. Michael Bethany)Gateway WorshipSee You Move: Acoustic Sessions, Vol. 22020
Promises Never Fail (Live)Bethel Music & Emmy RoseVictory (Live)2019
Youre Not Finished Yet (Live)The Belonging Co & Maggie ReedAll the Earth (Live)2017
P E A C EHillsong Young & FreeIII2018
God I Look to You (feat. Jenn Johnson) [Live]Bethel LiveBe Lifted High (Deluxe Edition) [Live]2011
Bigger Than I Thought (feat. Sean Curran)PassionFollow You Anywhere2019
Jesus Firm Foundation (feat. Robbie Seay)The Worship Initiative & Shane & ShaneThe Worship Initiative, Vol. 222020
9:00 a.m.
Your VoiceJosh BaldwinEvidence (Deluxe)2020
Mighty GodJosh BaldwinEvidence (Deluxe)2020
My King ForeverJosh BaldwinEvidence (Deluxe)2020
Joy To Be (feat. Chaunda Jefferson)CitizensThe Joy of Being2020
You Are AbleJaime JamgochianAll Things2020
There Is No Other NameJaime JamgochianAll Things2020
Uncomplicated (Live)Hillsong Young & FreeAll of My Best Friends (Live)2020
As I Am (Live)Hillsong Young & FreeAll of My Best Friends (Live)2020
Let The Light In (Live)Kari JobeThe Blessing (Live)2020
First Love (Live)Kari JobeThe Blessing (Live)2020

Praise & Worship Playlist

May 12th, 2019 2 comments


This morning’s lineup is special.  It’s a Breakthrough Theme!  These songs are powerful — helping us to sing our way through impossible situations.  If you’re in one, or know someone who is, I hope you receive a boost of confidence that God gets our victory before the battle begins. Proceed with praise and faith!

Praying you are encouraged—and that your breakthrough is coming soon!

“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” –Romans 12:12 (NIV)

“Oh! May the God of green hope fill you up with joy, fill you up with peace, so that your believing lives, filled with the life-giving energy of the Holy Spirit, will brim over with hope!”–Romans 15:13 (MSG)

Kristi Leigh – WJTL DJ

Song Title Artist Album Year

Breakthrough Red Rocks Worship spark. (No Other Love)  2019
Impossible Possible Jared Anderson The Narrow Road 2012
Yes and Amen (feat. Chris McClarney) Jesus Culture Living with a Fire 2018
Whom Shall I Fear (God Of Angel Armies) Chris Tomlin Burning Lights 2012
Devotion Newsboys Devotion 2005
91 Radiate Worship Come Alive 2019
It is Well (feat. Kristene DiMarco) Bethel Music You Make Me Brave (Live) 2014
Chainbreaker Charlie Hall The Bright Sadness 2008
Unstoppable God Elevation Worship Wake Up The Wonder 2015
Your Love Never Fails Chris McClarney Love Never Fails 2008
Promises Never Fail (Live) Bethel Music & Emmy Rose Victory (Live) 2019
I Will Overcome Charlie Hall On the Road to Beautiful 2003

You Came (Lazarus) Jonathan David & Melissa Helser Beautiful Surrender 2016
You Came To My Rescue (feat. Christy Nockels) Passion Passion: Take It All (Deluxe Edition) 2014
Surrounded (Fight My Battles) Michael W. Smith Surrounded 2018
Break Every Chain Jesus Culture & Kristene Di Marco Jesus Culture Awakening: Live From Chicago 2011
You Never Fail (Live) Hillsong Live Glorious Ruins (Live) 2013
You Cannot Be Stopped Phil Wickham & Chris Quilala Single 2019
God Who Moves the Mountains Corey Voss Songs of Heaven and Earth 2018
Highlands (Song of Ascent) Hillsong UNITED People (Live) 2019
Do It Again Elevation Worship There Is A Cloud 2018
Already Done Free Worship Already Done 2019
Raise a Hallelujah (feat. Jonathan David Helser & Melissa Helser) Bethel Music Victory 2019

My Hallelujah Bryan & Katie Torwalt Praise Before My Breakthrough – EP 2018
Marching On (feat. Hillsong Young & Free) Rend Collective Good News 2018
Not Be Moved (feat. Jon Egan) New Life Worship Blessed Assurance: The New Hymns of Fanny Crosby 2015
My Feet Are On The Rock I Am They Trial & Triumph 2018
Breaking Through (feat. Jeremy Riddle) Bethel Music Tides 2013
Greater Things Mack Brock Greater Things 2018
Praise The Lord Kristene Mueller Those Who Dream 2008
Praise Before My Breakthrough Bryan & Katie Torwalt Praise Before My Breakthrough – EP 2018
God of the Promise Elevation Worship Hallelujah Here Below 2018
Breakthrough Chris McClarney Breakthrough 2018
Miracles (feat. Chris Quilala) [Live] Jesus Culture Let It Echo (Live) 2016
Yet Will I Praise You (feat. Crowder) Passion Follow You Anywhere 2019
Praise Your Name (Live) Corey Voss & Madison Street Worship Songs of the House (Live) 2019

Even Louder (feat. Leeland) Steven Malcolm The Second City, Pt. 2 – EP 2018
Be Strong (Live) Jon Egan Unveil (Live) 2019
New Stories (feat. Brandon Lake) London Gatch New Stories 2019
God of Breakthrough Mack Brock Greater Things 2018
Defender Rita Springer Battles 2017
God of Miracles (Live) Chris McClarney Everything and Nothing Less (Live) 2015
When You Walk Into the Room Bryan & Katie Torwalt Kingdom Come 2013
Victory Is Yours (feat. Bethany Wohrle) Bethel Music Victory 2019
Wont Stop Now Elevation Worship Hallelujah Here Below 2018
Every Giant Will Fall (live) Rend Collective Campfire II-Simplicity 2016

Win A Sanctus Real “Promises” Calendar!

December 30th, 2012 10 comments

This week’s Feedback Giveback prize is a Sanctus Real 2012 “Promises” Calendar!  It features a Bible verse with a promise and photo of the band each month to encourage you to hold on to God’s promises throughout the new year!  Just comment on our blogs and you’ll automatically be entered to win this prize!


November 10th, 2012 1 comment
We love playing Sanctus Real‘s new song “Promises” on the radio and are looking forward to the release of their new album “Run” in February of 2013.  In the mean time, you can purchase the first single on iTunes (click here)!
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This week, we’re doing a special contest that could win you a Sanctus Real CD library of all 5 of their full-length studio CDs that are available so far, including:
-“Say It Loud”
-“Fight The Tide”
-“The Face Of Love”
-“We Need Each Other”
-“Pieces Of A Real Heart”
There will be a daily winner, Monday – Friday, November 12-16, 2012.  Each winner will receive a Sanctus Real CD library!  5 winners in all!!!
1.  eMail with “Promises” in the subject line
2.  Include your Name, Age, Mailing Address and Phone Number
3.  Tell us which of God’s promises you’re currently holding onto [one paragraph maximum].
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*Entries must be received by 5:00 PM (Eastern) on Thursday, November 15, 2012.
*Only one entry per person will be accepted.
*Only one winner per household will be allowed.
*Winners will be chosen at random from all eligible entries.
*Winners will be contacted by phone or email; prizes will be mailed.
*Comments on this blog DO NOT COUNT as entries into this contest!
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October 23rd, 2012 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – From Second Corinthians 1:20.

“For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so, through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.”

Jesus is the fulfillment of God’s promises. In Christ we see the completeness of God’s faithfulness to do what He says He would do. In sending Jesus to the world, He was providing for our greatest needs-forgiveness of our sins and restoration to God.

The fulfillment of God’s promises builds the faith of the believer so that we proclaim His praises. As Jesus is lifted up, He said He would draw all men to Himself. That means, through the cross, Jesus is extending His invitation for us to come to Him for forgiveness and restoration. No one who receives Jesus as Savior and Lord is denied His grace. The fact that God is true to His Word means that we can trust His promises, including the gift of eternal life to all who put their faith in Jesus.

Trusting God’s Promises is a vital sign of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.

John Shirk

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