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Good News Focus-Grace Leads to Pure Devotion

October 1st, 2020 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Good News Focus is on Titus 2, verses 11 and 12.

“For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say ‘No’ to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age.”

Here we see the power of God’s grace to save us and transform us through Jesus Christ. He gave Himself to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for Himself a people that are His very own, eager to do what is good.

Jesus is our Source of Good News, leading us to places of freedom and pure devotion in the Year of Vision. 

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

20/20 Insight-Mercy In View

January 31st, 2020 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Vision, today’s 20/20 Insight focuses on the power of God’s mercy to transform our lives.

In Romans 12, verses 1 and 2, we see God’s mercy as the starting place for transformation from the inside out.

“In view of God’s mercy, offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God-this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is-his good, pleasing and perfect will.”

Of all the voices that seek our attention, the most important voice is God. He has spoken at the cross. He has spoken at the empty grave, and He has spoken in the Bible. His message speaks to us of mercy as Jesus took the penalty for our sins on the cross. Keeping God’s mercy in view, we are moved to gratitude and worship. We are also better equipped to discern the will of God for our lives.

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

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Freedom Phrase-Sharing Our Story of Transformation

July 12th, 2019 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Redemption, today’s Freedom Phrase is based on Luke 8:39.

Jesus said to a man who was delivered from demon possession, “Return home and tell how much God has done for you.”  The man went away and told all over town how much Jesus had done for him.

The Redeemed life is not a perfect life, but it is a transformed life by the power of Jesus Christ. This man was changed by God’s grace. He was bound by evil, but Jesus freed him to have a testimony of God’s power working in his life. Our story may have a similar pattern, stained by a sinful, self-destructive past, but cleansed and set free to live for God today. That’s amazing grace, and it is a story worth telling.

Through Jesus, we are set free to share our testimony of God’s amazing grace. 

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Freedom Phrase-God’s Amazing Mercy

March 1st, 2019 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Redemption, today’s Freedom Phrase is based on Titus 3, verses 3 through 5a.

The Apostle Paul said, “At one time, we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy.”

When we hear testimonies from believers, we hear of the various ways that God can change a heart. In the case of Paul the Apostle, his transformation was dynamic. The kindness and love of God changed him from the inside out. Instead of being foolish without Christ, he became wise in Christ. Instead of being disobedient to the Gospel, he became obedient to the Gospel. The hatred and hardness that he once harbored in his heart were replaced by love and tenderness toward God and His church. Today, followers of Jesus also have a story to share of transformation.

Through Jesus, we are set free from the strongholds of our past to enjoy God’s love in the present.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Praise & Worship Show Playlist

October 2nd, 2016 No comments

Name

Artist

Album

Year

6:00 A.M.

New Year

Charlie Hall

The Bright Sadness

2008

Alive

All Sons & Daughters

Season One

2012

The Things Of God

Brad & Rebekah

The Things Of God

2011

Jesus, We Love You (Live)

Bethel Music & Paul McClure

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

2015

Redeemed

Big Daddy Weave

Love Come To Life

2012

New Creation

Brett Younker

The New Has Come

2010

Made New

Lincoln Brewster

Oxygen

2014

Forever And A Day

Anthony Skinner

Forever And A Day

2004

Make Me Alive

Charlie Hall

The Rising

2010

Born Again

Third Day

Revelation

2008

This Is Amazing Grace

Phil Wickham

The Ascension

2013

New Creation

Leeland

Love Is On The Move

2010

All Things New

Hillsong Worship

No Other Name

2014

Take My Life

Scott Underwood

Take My Life

2005

7:00 A.M.

Dry Bones (feat. Jon Egan, Mia Fields)

New Life Worship

You Hold It All

2011

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

Bethel Music

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

2015

Things Above

Sisterbrother

SisterBrother

2012

Beautiful Things

Audrey Assad

Worship for Your Family (Yellow)

2013

Brokenness Aside

All Sons & Daughters

Season One

2012

Restoration

David Brymer

Unceasing

Washed By The Water

Needtobreathe

The Heat

2008

Nothing But The Blood

Charlie Hall

Passion: How Great Is Our God

2005

I Will Follow

Chris Tomlin

And If Our God Is For Us

2010

He Leadeth Me

Candi Pearson

Amazing Grace

2007

8:00 A.M.

Lead Me To The Cross

Hillsong United

All Of The Above

2006

Savior, Like A Shepherd Lead Us (Blessed Jesus)

Leigh Nash

Hymns And Sacred Songs

2011

We Will Follow

Jars Of Clay

Jars Of Clay Presents The Shelter

2010

Lead Us Back

Third Day

Lead Us Back: Songs Of Worship

2015

Oh Lead Me

Lincoln Brewster

Creation Worships

2002

Lead Us Up the Mountain (Live)

Matt Redman

Facedown (Live)

2004

In Your Presence (Live)

Elevation Worship

Nothing Is Wasted

2013

Where You Lead Me

MercyMe

Undone

2004

I Have Decided To Follow Jesus

Phil Wickham

Singalong

2008

But For Your Grace/Amazing Grace

Paul Baloche

God Of Wonders

2001

Follow Jesus (Landa Yesu) (feat. Nicole C. Mullen)

Selah

Bless The Broken Road

2006

The Way

Tim Hughes

Pocketful of Faith

2015

Thy Word

Amy Grant

We Fall Down (feat. Chris Tomlin)

Steven Curtis Chapman

WOW Worship Red

2005

Spirit Of The Living God

FFH

WOW Worship

2004

9:00 A.M.

Let It Echo (Heaven Fall) [feat. Chris Quilala] [Live]

Jesus Culture

Let It Echo (Live)

2016

May Your Spirit Fall Upon Us

Plumbline

Louder Than the World: Burn II

2006

All Fall Down

MercyMe

Almost There

2001

Revival Fire Fall

Paul Baloche

Open the Eyes of My Heart

2000

Spirit Fall

Chris Tomlin

Passion: Here For You

2011

When the Tears Fall

Tim Hughes

When Silence Falls

2004

Heaven Fall Down

Phil Wickham

Singalong 2

2012

Hungry (Falling On My Knees)

Kathryn Scott

Hungry

1999

Waterfall

Chris Tomlin

Love Ran Red

2014

I Feel Like Im Falling

Hillsong

By Your Side

1998

Spirit Fall

Phil Wickham

Cannons

2007

Fall In Line

Seven Places

Hear Us Say Jesus

2004

Everything Falls

Fee

Hope Rising

2010

Fall On Your Knees

David Crowder Band

Give Us Rest-A Requiem Mass in C (The Happiest of All Keys)

2012

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2013-THE YEAR TO REMEMBER

December 28th, 2012 2 comments

JOHN SHIRK – We are coming toward the end of 2012, the Year of Transformation at WJTL, with an emphasis on life change from the inside out. I sincerely hope that the devotionals and the stories of changed lives that we have been sharing have left an impression on your life in terms of how Jesus is able to transform you to be more like Christ and to prepare you for doing God’s will with a sincere heart of devotion.

When we talk of transformation, I often think of Second Corinthians 3:18 which says, “we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.”

So, for the disciple of Jesus, God’s Spirit is working in our lives constantly. It’s a process of transformation, where we are learning who Jesus is more thoroughly, seeing Him for clearly, and reflecting Him more accurately.  So, there is in the Christian life two types of transformation taking place. One type of transformation is when we first acknowledge our need for Jesus to be our Savior and Lord and are converted to becoming a Christ follower. If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. And then the second type of transformation is a process called sanctification, where Jesus is shaping us on a daily basis to grow in godly character and maturity.  So, even though we are moving into a new focus next year, let’s never forget that Jesus touches lives in ways that transform our hearts. Up and coming in 2013 will be the Year to Remember. We will remember highlights in church history, and lessons of faith from the Bible, because faith remembers God in the midst of daily life and learns from past experiences.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

“TRANSFORM YOUR WEBSITE” WINNER ANNOUNCED!

November 2nd, 2012 No comments

WJTL and Sharp Innovations in Lancaster are proud announce the winner of the “Transform Your Website” contest: Child Evangelism Fellowship of Lancaster!  Click here to see their current website, which will receive a complete transformation by Sharp Innovations–for FREE!  Congratulations, CEF!  We can’t wait to see the transformed site!

Find out more about Sharp Innovations here!

 

THE “TRANSFORM YOUR WEBSITE” CONTEST!

October 24th, 2012 4 comments

WJTL and Sharp Innovations in Lancaster are proud to present the “Transform Your Website” contest!  This contest will award one local non-profit Christian organization with a complete website transformation by Sharp Innovations–for FREE!  Think about your current website–is it ugly, outdated, limited or just not working for you and your organization’s needs?  This prize would help transform that site into something that represents you well and operates beautifully!  The deadline to enter is coming up on October 26th, so click here for the contest rules and entry form!

Find out more about Sharp Innovations here!

Click here for WJTL’s General Contest Rules.

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