RADIO FRIEND PHIL – Greetings! It’s time for this week’s New Tunes at 9 Roundup. (New Tunes at 9, one-hour of new and emerging music, weeknights at 9 p.m. on WJTL.) Former Creed lead singer Scott Stapp was my guest last week on New Tunes at 9. (Listen here http://wjtl.com/listen/wjtl-casts/.) Scott Stapp rose to prominence as the founding member of Creed, a hard-rock band, whose 1997 debut, “My Own Prison,” was a colossal success, selling over 6-million copies; Creed’s second project, “Human Clay,” sold over 11-million copies. Creed was embraced by fans world wide before disbanding in 2004. Scott Stapp released his first solo project, “The Great Divide,” toured solo, reformed Creed for a reunion tour, and now releases his strongest solo project, “Proof of Life.” During last week’s conversation, Scott Stapp spoke candidly about his troubled relationship with his stepfather, struggles with fame, alcohol abuse and suicide; Stapp also talked about the new song, “Only One.” (For more on Scott Stapp, go to http://scottstapp.com/. (You’ll find music, facebook, links to iTunes and more.)
JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment of Celebration reflects on power of the Gospel to change us.
In reality, the good news of Jesus Christ changes lives in many ways. Four changes are found in Romans 1:16 and 17. The Apostle Paul said, “I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last; just as it is written, ‘The righteous will live by faith.’
One of the ways the gospel changes us is by saving our soul. Romans 6:23 tells us that the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
A second way that the gospel changes us is by making us right with God. Christians are not perfect, but we are forgiven and restored.
A third way the gospel changes us is by giving us a valuable advocate. Jesus has proven through the cross and empty grave that He is our worthy Savior, mighty God, and a faithful friend to the end.
A fourth way that the gospel changes us is by giving us enthusiasm to live the Christian life and publicly proclaim Jesus as Lord.
The power of the Gospel to change us is a reason to be glad in the Year of Celebration.
JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment Of Celebration reflects on the intercession of Jesus on our behalf.
Hebrews 7 talks about the competence of Jesus to help us in our weaknesses. Verse 7:25 says, “He is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them. Such a high priest meets our needs-one who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens.”
The Bible goes on to say that Jesus sacrificed for the sins of the people once for all when he offered himself.
Jesus is the perfect solution for flawed humanity. He helped Simon Peter get beyond his denials of Christ. He said to Peter, “I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.”
That is how Jesus intercedes for us when we fall short of His glory. He prays for us. He encourages us to return to Him after we have failed to stand up for Him. His forgiveness is available. His restoration is complete. He can revive our courage to a place where our witness motivates others to love God with all their strength.
The intercession of Jesus on our behalf is a reason to be glad in the Year of Celebration.
Here is your Some Sort of Rock Show playlist for February 16th. Enjoy!
|Crazy Love||Hawk Nelson||Crazy Love|
|Love Alone Is Worth The Fight||Switchfoot||Fading West|
|All Consuming Love||Silverline||Start To Believe|
|No Other Love||Rush Of Fools||We Once Were|
|This Isn’t Love||The Birdsongs||The Journey: Act I; The Beginning|
|I Choose To Love||The Current||I Choose To Love SINGLE|
|Glow||The Digital Age||Evening:Morning|
|Heartbeat||Remedy Drive||Daylight Is Coming|
|Love Is In The House||Toby Mac||ReMix Momentum|
|I Love You To Death||Family Force 5||Business Up Front/Party In The Back|
|Let Us Love||Needtobreathe||The Outsiders|
|Love Found Me||DecembeRadio||DecembeRadio|
|Into My Arms||Embers In Ashes||Killers & Thieves|
|Your Love Lifts Me Up||Abandon||Searchlights|
|Heartbeat||Calling Glory||From Heaven To Earth|
|Love In Your Arms||Eleventyseven||Galactic Conquest|
|Rebuild Your Love||The Great Transparency||Rebuild Your Love|
|What I’d Give Up||The Classic Crime||Phoenix|
|Don’t You Know You’re Beautiful||Seabird||Rocks Into Rivers|
|Fight Song||The Almost||Fear Inside Our Bones|
|Enemy||I Anthem||West of Homeland|
|Fighting For Your Heart||After Edmund||Let It Go|
|Our Love Is Loud||David Crowder Band||Can You Hear Us?|
|Love At The Core||Run Kid Run||Love At The Core|
|Die For You||RED||Release The Panic|
|Love Came Down||Seventh Day Slumber||The Anthem Of Angels|
|Only One||Scott Stapp||Proof Of Life|
|Jump Start My Heart||Satellites & Sirens||One Noise|
JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment Of Celebration reflects on the attractive qualities of love.
Valentine’s Day is often associated with candy, flowers, and romantic dinners. These celebrations of Valentines Day have value in expressing heartfelt love in the marriage relationship. However, for love to thrive for the long haul, we need more than gifts and romance.
The Bible reveals how marriages can thrive for life, churches can thrive in unity, and families and friendships can thrive with joy.
This is the nature of love, according to First Corinthians 13:4 to 7- Love is patient. Love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not easily angered. It keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.”
The attractive qualities of love are reasons to be glad in the Year of Celebration.
FIVE FUN FREE FAMILY THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND!!! February 14, 15 & 16 2014
5) Coffee House Ministries – a Ministry of New Birth New Life Ministries in York, this Sunday(Feb. 16th) from 6-8pm. Food, Coffee, Music, Testimonies, and fellowship. Featuring Worship Band – Ransomed Souls. More Info: coffeehouseministries.org
4) The Chocolate Experience: A Taste of Something Sweet -Today (Friday, Feb 14) 11am, At the Lancaster Public Library – Mountville Branch. A discussion of chocolate and a delicious sampling experience. It’s free but tickets are needed. More Info: (717) 285-3231
3) Art and Soul Cafe, tomorrow (Saturday,February 15) 6:30 – 8:30pm, at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Mountville. South Side Singers from Lancaster will be the featured performer. This is an event for all ages. Win prizes & listen to music. More Info: stpaulsmtv.com
2) The Westminster Ringers Handbells Choir in concert tomorrow (Saturday Feb. 15th) 7-8pm at Garden Spot Village in New Holland. More Info: gardenspotvillage.org
1) Lititz Fire & Ice Festival – Tonight, Tomorrow and Sunday (Feb 14, 15 & 16) Ice Sculptures, Chili Cook-off, Live Ice Sculpting, Pin Factory Concert Showcase, Dodgeball Tournament, and much more. WJTL Broadcasting Live Tonight! More info: lititzfireandicefestival.com
RADIO FRIEND PHIL – Greetings! It’s time for this week’s New Tunes at 9 Roundup. (New Tunes at 9, one-hour of new and emerging music, weeknights at 9 p.m. on WJTL.) Kutless released their new project, “Glory,” this week. “Glory” is the band’s 8th project, and follows “Believer,” a record that debuted at No. 36 on the Billboard 200. The name Kutless was inspired by biblical scripture: Romans 6:23—“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Because of this verse, the band says, he took our cuts for us, leaving us Kutless. The music on the new Kutless project is reverent and worshipful; this week on New Tunes at 9, Jon Micah Sumrall talked about his vision for the record, and choosing the title, “Glory.” http://wjtl.com/listen/wjtl-casts/ For more on Kutless, go to http://kutless.com/default.aspx You’ll find music, facebook, links to iTunes and more. (You can also go to the staff blogs and facebook page at wjtl.com and click new tunes at 9 roundup.) For this week’s Roundup Song of the Week, I want to play a new song from Kutless, off “Glory” called, “We Will Worship You.”
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.
Here’s the playlist! Please get in touch if I can help with any song questions.
Kristi Leigh – WJTL DJ
|Beauty For Ashes||Anthony Skinner||Forever And A Day||2004|
|Brokenness Aside||All Sons & Daughters||Season One||2012|
|Beautiful Things||Gungor||Beautiful Things||2010|
|Beauty For Ashes||Shane & Shane||Carry Away||2004|
|Always||Kristian Stanfill||Passion: Here For You||2011|
|Your Love Never Fails||Jesus Culture||Your Love Never Fails||2008|
|In Your Light||Bethel Live Feat. Jeremy Riddle||For The Sake Of The World||2012|
|Into The Light||Sisterbrother||TBD||2013|
|Let My Words Be Few||Plumbline||Louder Than the World: Burn II||2006|
|Sing Along||Christy Nockels||Into The Glorious||2012|
|Victors Crown||Darlene Zschech||[digital single]||2014|
|Raise Up the Crown (All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name)||Chris Tomlin||Passion: Hymns Ancient and Modern||2004|
|You Are My King||Phillips, Craig and Dean||Let My Words Be Few||2001|
|You Reign (Crown Him With Many Crowns)||Dave Lubben||A Place Called Surrender||2003|
|You Reign (Crown Him With Many Crowns)||Dave Lubben||A Place Called Surrender||2003|
|O This God||Matt Redman||10,000 Reasons||2011|
|Your Glory||All Sons & Daughters||Season One||2012|
|A Mighty Fortress||Christy Nockels||Life Light Up||2009|
|Oh Lord, You’re Beautiful||Plumbline||Louder Than the World: Burn II||2006|
|Come Thou Fount||Audrey Assad||2013|
|The Things Of God||Brad & Rebekah||The Things Of God||2011|
|Great I Am (feat. Jared Anderson)||New Life Worship||You Hold It All||2011|
|Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)||Hillsong United||Zion||2013|
|I Am||Crowder||Neon Steeple||2013|
|Praise Like Fireworks||Rend Collective||Homemade Worship By Handmade People||2012|
|Forty (feat. Paul Meany of Mutemath)||Victory Fellowship Worship Band||Elevator Music||2010|
|10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord) (feat. Passion)||Matt Redman||Passion: White Flag||2012|
|8AM (Theme: “ONE” 8-10 AM)|
|No One Like You (LIVE VERSION)||David Crowder||Passion: How Great Is Our God||2005|
|Theres Only One (Holy One)||Caedmons Call||Share The Well||2004|
|Audience of One||Big Daddy Weave||One and Only||2002|
|Beautiful One||Jeremy Camp||Carried Me||2004|
|Better Is One Day||Charlie Hall||Better Is One Day||1999|
|Once Again||Matt Redman||I Could Sing Of Your Love Forever (Disc 1)||2000|
|You Are the Only One||Casting Crowns||Thrive||2013|
|Blessed Is the One (Psalm 32)||Sovereign Grace Music||Psalms||2008|
|Famous One||Chris Tomlin||Passion: Our Love Is Loud||2002|
|Favorite One||Misty Edwards||Always on His Mind||2005|
|Glorious One||Fee||We Shine||2007|
|The Saving One||Starfield||The Saving One||2010|
|Holy And Anointed One||Elroy Mihailov||51 Must Have Modern Worship Hits||2007|
|One Way||Hillsong||For All Youve Done||2004|
|No One Is Like You||Klaus||Glory||2008|
|Holy One||Parachute Band||Love and Adore||2000|
|Unto The One||Matt Papa||You Are Good||2007|
|Joyful (The One Who Saves)||Brenton Brown||Joyful||2010|
|You Are The One||Jason Upton||Great River Road||2005|
|Blessed Are the Ones||Audrey Assad||Heart||2012|
|Praise To The One||Brad & Rebekah||The Things Of God||2011|
|Perfect One||Desperation Band||Who You Are||2006|
|One Thing Remains (Studio Version) (feat. Passion)||Kristian Stanfill||Passion: White Flag||2012|
|Never Once||Matt Redman||10,000 Reasons||2011|
|One Thirst and Hunger||Jeremy Riddle||Furious||2011|
|Only One||Hillsong United||Look To You||2005|
|No One Higher||Aaron Shust||Morning Rises||2014|
|Make Us One||Cindy Morgan||Exodus||1998|
FIVE FUN FREE FAMILY THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND!!! February 7, 8 & 9, 2014
5) First Friday Lancaster, tonight from 5-9pm in Downtown Lancaster, celebrating the arts, music and community in Lancaster every First Friday. More Info: lancasterarts.com
4) Turning Point, a Christian contemporary vocal group of students from Eastern University will present a concert Sunday, (Feb. 9) 7pm at Neffsville Mennonite Church, Lititz Pike, between Lancaster and Lititz.
3) Ichthus Coffeehouse held the second Saturday of every month, tomorrow (Feb. 8th) from 7-11pm at Immanuel Evangelical Free Church of York. Free organic & fair trade coffee and tea, other refreshments, open microphone for music or spoken word, board games and more. More Info: visit the Icthus Coffeehouse Facebook page.
2) Build with LEGO free-style bricks, Architecture Series Models, simple Technic models and play with an electric train tonight, (Fri. Feb. 7th) from 5-8:30PM at Hammel Associates, East Grant St. in Lancaster. More than 15,000 bricks, plates and specialty pieces. More Info: (717) 393-3713
1)Christian Artist and Worship Leader Dave Evans will be speaking at The Church of Cumberland Valley, tomorrow (SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH) and SUNDAY (FEBRUARY 9TH) at 7pm each evening. The church is located at 1704 Fisher Road in Mechanicsburg. More info: (717) 790-9377