Moment Of Celebration-God’s Righteous Authority

john : January 16, 2014 5:17 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment of Celebration reflects on the righteous authority of God.

In Deuteronomy 10:17, Moses told the Israelites, “For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and accepts no bribes.”

There is a familiar saying that makes the claim that “absolute power corrupts absolutely.” That would be a likely scenario in a kingdom ruled by flawed character. However, absolute power does not corrupt God, because He is holy and righteous. There is no flaw in Him. His judgments are true and just. His law is perfect. His power is supreme. His promises are dependable. His righteousness is a source of blessing for His people and purifies us from all sin through faith in the name of Jesus.

We need this kind of leader, someone who is great in power and good in virtue. Jesus is that kind of leader-without any moral imperfection and at the same time, merciful to all imperfect people who call on His name for forgiveness. Under His leadership, we have the guidance we need to walk in the ways of the Lord.

The righteous authority of God is a reason to be glad in the Year of Celebration.

John Shirk

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Moment Of Celebration-Prayer and Praise

john : January 15, 2014 2:23 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment of Celebration reflects on the power of prayer and praising God.

Paul and Silas were in prison. They had been stripped and beaten and carefully guarded. Their feet were in stocks.

That is the setting when they do something amazing. About midnight, Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God. The other prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was a violent earthquake, which shook the foundations of the prison. The prison doors swung wide open, and everybody’s chains came loose.

This incident led to the conversion of the jailer, who believed in the Lord Jesus and was saved.

Paul and Silas could have responded differently. They could have had a pity party. They could have been feeling despair. We might understand why under the circumstances. However, they were praying and praising God, and He opened up more doors for them to be an effective witness for Jesus.

Look for God to open up doors of opportunity as you seek Him with all your heart and praise Him with all your strength.

The power of prayer and praising God are reasons to be glad in the Year of Celebration.

John Shirk

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Moment Of Celebration-Forgiveness

john : January 13, 2014 5:18 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment of Celebration reflects on the blessing of forgiveness.

Psalm 32, verse 1 says, “Blessed is the one whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. Blessed is the one whose sin the LORD does not count against them and in whose spirit is no deceit.”

This describes the person who has confessed their sins to God and confessed their need for His mercy. They are focused on walking with God with a humble heart. They do not make intentional plans that disregard God’s laws. Rather, they seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness. Their first love is for God, and that allegiance compels them to live for His glory.

The forgiveness of God offers us freedom from guilt. In the New Testament of the Bible, we learn that this forgiveness is available through faith in Jesus Christ. Romans 3:23 and 24 says, “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.

The blessing of forgiveness is a reason to be glad in the Year of Celebration.

John Shirk

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Some Sort of Rock Show

promojohn : January 12, 2014 9:45 pm : John Staffieri

Thanks for listening to episode 24 of Some Sort of Rock Show!

Thanks to Avery, Sarah, and Erica from The Confidence Conference coming to Calvary Church in Lancaster on February 22nd!

Your playlist:

Name Artist Album
Into My Arms Embers In Ashes Killers & Thieves
No Plan B Manafest The Chase
Slow Suicide Scott Stapp
Break The World Nine Lashes From Water To World
The Nearness (feat. Lacey Mosely of Flyleaf) David Crowder Band Church Music
Revival The Rocket Summer Life Will Write the Words
Come To The River Rhett Walker Band Come To The River
Who Puts Rock n Roll In Your Blood? The Elms The Chess Hotel
Chem 6A Switchfoot The Legend Of Chin
Love Alone Is Worth The Fight Switchfoot Fading West
The One Disciple O God Save Us All
Pain Killer The Letter Black Rebuild
Remember The Empire House of Heroes Cold Hard Want
Fire And Fury Skillet Rise
Space Cadet After Edmund Art and Commerce
Innocent Stellar Kart Expect The Impossible
Hour 2
Light Up the Sky Thousand Foot Krutch The End Is Where We Begin
Showstopper (Capital Kings Remix) Toby Mac Dubbed & Freqd: A Remix Project
The Difference Philmont Oh Snap EP
So Far Away RED Release The Panic
Stay Up Pillar Fireproof
Enemy I Anthem West of Homeland
Not Gonna Die Skillet Rise
End Of Me Ashes Remain What Ive Become
Here Waiting Abandon Searchlights
Come Back Home Kutless Believer
Months and Years Abandon Kansas We Are All Going Somewhere
Identity Lecrae Rebel
Resuscitate Me Remedy Drive Resuscitate
White Flag Seventh Day Slumber Love & Worship

Praise&Worship Playlist (Jan.12)

kristi : January 12, 2014 6:00 am : Kristi Leigh, music, Staff Pages

Here’s the playlist for this morning’s program!

:) Kristi Leigh – WJTL DJ

Your Love Never Fails Jesus Culture Your Love Never Fails 2008
One Thing Remains (feat. Chris Quilala) Jesus Culture Come Away 2010
Tears Of Joy Phil Wickham The Ascension 2013
Holy Light Phil Wickham The Ascension 2013
Surrendered To Praise Jeremy Riddle The Now And Not Yet 2009
This Is Amazing Grace Jeremy Riddle Bethel Live: For The Sake Of The World 2012
Perfect Love (feat. SisterBrother) Philip Herndon Love In Every Motion 2013
My Joy Philip Herndon Love In Every Motion 2012
Glorified Jared Anderson Live From My Church 2009
Great I Am (feat. Jared Anderson) New Life Worship You Hold It All 2011
Alabaster Rend Collective Homemade Worship By Handmade People 2012
Desert Soul Rend Collective Homemade Worship By Handmade People 2012

Good to Me Audrey Assad Fortunate Fall 2013
Beautiful Things Audrey Assad Worship for Your Family (Yellow) 2013
I Am Crowder Neon Steeple 2013
Victors Crown Darlene Zschech [digital single] 2013
I Can Only Imagine Rita Springer Effortless 2002
10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord) (feat. Passion) Matt Redman Passion: White Flag 2012
Take Heart Hillsong United Aftermath 2011
I Belong To You (Bonus Track) [feat. Derek Johnson] [Live] Jesus Culture Live from New York (with Martin Smith) [Live] 2012
Here I Am To Worship (feat. Martin Smith of Delirious Tim Hughes Happy Day 2009
Furious (feat. Jeremy Riddle) Bethel Live Be Lifted High 2011
Grace Like Rain Plumbline Louder Than the World: Burn II 2006
King Of Wonders (feat. Matt Redman, Tim Hughes, Joel Houston of Hillsong) CompassionArt CompassionArt 2009
Always Kristian Stanfill Passion: Here For You 2011
Heartbeat Bellarive The Heartbeat 2012
Your Glory All Sons & Daughters Season One 2012
All This Glory (feat. Passion) David Crowder Band Passion: White Flag 2012
This Is Why I Am Alive Rick Pino The Narrow Road 2010
Great Great God Phillips, Craig and Dean Breathe In 2012
One Thirst and Hunger Jeremy Riddle Furious 2011
At Your Name (Forever) Tim Hughes Love Shine Through 2011
Whom Shall I Fear (God Of Angel Armies) Chris Tomlin Burning Lights 2012
The Ascension Phil Wickham The Ascension 2013
Cornerstone (My Hope Is Built) Hillsong Live Cornerstone EP 2013
Magnificent Matt Redman 10,000 Reasons 2011
Strong God Meredith Andrews Worth It All 2013
Carry Your Name Christy Nockels Passion: Here For You 2011
Clear The Stage Jimmy Needham Clear The Stage 2012
You Are My Vision Rend Collective Homemade Worship By Handmade People 2012
Joyful, Joyful Laura Hackett Joy (LIVE) 2010
Alive Hillsong Young & Free We Are Young & Free 2013
Love Shine Through Tim Hughes Love Shine Through 2011
The Stand Kristian Stanfill Passion: Awakening (Deluxe Edition) 2010

For The Sake Of The World (feat. Brian Johnson)               Bethel Live           For The Sake Of The World    2012

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ann : January 10, 2014 1:20 pm : Ann D'Alessandro, Staff Pages


Vision14 at Calvary Church in Lancaster is coming up Saturday, March 15th from 9:30-5:30PM!  You can get discounted tickets if you order them before the end of the month!  This year includes worship from Chuck Gibson, speaker Ken Katayama and an evening concert by The Neverclaim!  Your ticket includes a FREE Vision T-Shirt, Breakfast, Snacks & Lunch provided by Chick-Fil-A!

Vision Conference is a student event that hopes to:
* extend the vision for how God is working around the world
* challenge students to be participants in God’s plan to reach the world
* enlist leaders to guide students as they develop a biblical worldview
* equip students and leaders with biblical motivation and necessary resources

You can order tickets here:

22163 177Ann D’Alessandro




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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

phredd : January 10, 2014 8:57 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages


5) Zumbathon – Sunday (JAn 12) 2-5pm at Hosanna Christian Fellowship. 3 hours of Zumba, snacks, door prizes and more. The event is a fundraiser for a local family experiencing large medical bills and facing a Heart Transplant. More Info: 717-925-9761.

4) Icthus Coffeehouse, tomorrow (January 11) 7-11pm at Immanuel Evangelical Free Church of York, 1140 Witmer Road, Free monthly coffeehouse featuring Fair-trade, organic coffee, tea, cocoa, Open mic,  Games and fellowship.

3) Second Friday-Lititz, tonight (Jan 10) 5-9pm. Music, Art, Food and More in America’s coolest small town.  More Info:

2) Matt Wheeler will be in concert tomorrow (Saturday, Jan 11) at  Emmaus Road Cafe beginning at 7PM.  Matt will be featuring songs from his new project – Indigo as well as past favorites.  More INfo:

1) Kids Cookie Break Broadcasting Live at Lancaster Bible College tomorrow (Saturday January 11) 9am to noon for a preview of LBC’s “Seussical the Musical.” Meet the cast, eat cookies, Get your picture taken with Lisa and the Cookie Car and request songs! The event is located in the Good Shepard Chapel: 901 Eden Rd, Lancaster.

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Today’s Moment Of Celebration-God’s Throne

john : January 8, 2014 5:20 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – 2014 is the Year of Celebration at WJTL. Listen each day for moments of celebration from God’s Word. We will examine the attributes of God, His mighty deeds in the past, and the hopeful future that He is planning for His people.

Today’s Moment Of Celebration reflects on the establishment of God’s Kingdom.

Psalm 103:19 says, “The LORD has established his throne in heaven, and his kingdom rules over all.”

Every attempt to dethrone the LORD will fail. The angel Lucifer tried it, and lost his place in heaven as a result.

The firm foundation of God’s throne has several implications for our lives.

1)   His throne is in heaven. His leadership is not just good. It is Divine.

2)   His Kingdom is eternal. We have the promise of a glorious future with Him when our hope is in the security of God’s love, expressed ultimately through Jesus Christ.

3)  Some day, the worshippers of God will gather around the throne of heaven to celebrate the worthiness of Jesus as Lord.

The establishment of God’s Kingdom is a reason to be glad in the Year of Celebration.

John Shirk

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Today’s Moment Of Celebration-God’s Promises

john : January 6, 2014 4:40 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – 2014 is the Year of Celebration at WJTL. Listen each day for moments of celebration from God’s Word. We will examine the attributes of God, His mighty deeds in the past, and the hopeful future that He is planning for His people.

Today’s Moment of Celebration reflects on the reliability of God’s promises.

When the Israelites were set free from slavery, God was not just delivering them from despair. He was taking them into the desert so that they might be free to worship Him. He was sending them on a journey that would lead them to a land flowing with milk and honey.

The Israelites were not always faithful to God on that journey, but He was always faithful to them.  They spent 40 years wandering in the desert, but through the leadership of Joshua, the Israelites eventually took the Promised Land.

Reflecting on God’s faithfulness, Joshua 21:43 says, “So, the LORD gave Israel all the land he had sworn to give their forefathers, and they took possession. Verse 45 says, “Not one of all the LORD’s good promises to the house of Israel failed; every one was fulfilled.” God keeps His promises, which means, not only is He good, but He is also strong. He can do what it takes to fulfill the promise that He keeps.

The reliability of God’s promises is a reason to be glad in the Year of Celebration.

John Shirk

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My Favorite Videos from 2013

Ben : January 6, 2014 9:33 am : Ben Sauder, Staff Pages

I posted the top 10 most viewed videos of 2013. Now here are 5 of my favorites that didn’t make it:

5) Crowder: Bundt Cakes & New Music

David Crowder brings his usual eccentric personality to an interview with Kristi Leigh in the WJTL trailer at Creation.

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4) Jordan Feliz: “Home” (Acoustic)

I absolutely love the soulful,raw voice of Jordan Feliz, as he sings in a room at Uprise Festival.

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3) Skyhawk Drive: “Dead Men Running” (Acoustic)

Ronnie from Skyhawk Drive up in the woods at Creation.

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2) Lybecker: “Inbetween” (Acoustic)

The most original acoustic video we have done to date, and completely from the mind of Lybecker.

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1) Lybecker: Weirdest Concert

Lybecker takes home #2 & #1 on my list thanks to their insane creativity. Their concert story seemed a bit too strange to be true.

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Those are 5 of my favorites for the year. I hope you enjoyed, and keep tuning in to see what 2014 brings.

Thanks for watching,

Ben Sauder

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