JOHN SHIRK – WJTL, remembers what the Bible says about Lot.
He lived in a civilization with much moral decay. Sodom and Gomorrah was about to be destroyed. Lot’s family was perhaps the only God-fearing family left. Second Peter 2:7 calls him a righteous man who was distressed by the filthy lives of lawless men.
Just before the destruction of these cities, Lot tried to appeal to the residents to stop with their evil intentions, but they would not listen to him. They said, “Get out of our way. This fellow came here as an alien and now he wants to play the judge!” They kept bringing pressure on Lot and moved forward to break down the door.
Sometimes, when we stand for what is right, the world will apply pressure for us to retreat. We might be falsely accused or belittled for what we believe to be true. In the face of mounting pressure, that is the time for our faith to shine brightly and stand firm in our witness for Christ. In climates of corruption, the world needs courageous voices who are willing to speak up for what is right in the eyes of the Lord, not with a spirit of condemnation, but with a heart of conviction.
Lot’s appeal for righteousness is a lesson of faith worth remembering.
Ann D’Alessandro -
The Cardboard Derby at Ski Roundtop is always a Winter highlight around here and it is coming up in less than two weeks! We will be there all day and hope to see you! You still have time to get a team together and make a wonderful cardboard vessel that will hopefully slide you down the snowtubing hill to victory! This year’s theme is “Barnyard Bonanza” so we can’t wait to see your creativity at work! You still have time to register for the Early Bird Special – just get your registration to Ski Roundtop by this Saturday! (You can also register the day of the event.)
Barnyard Bonanza – Cardboard Derby on Sun. Jan. 27th at Ski Roundtop
- Check In at 3PM. Find all the details at http://www.skiroundtop.com/events
Here is a picture from last year’s Cardboard Derby – Theme “50 Years In The Future”
Ann D’Alessandro – Bundle Up & Remember To Wear Your Helmet!
KRISTI LEIGH - This morning’s Praise & Worship Show theme is Collaborations! We’ve got duets, trios, group efforts and more!
Kristi Leigh – WJTL DJ
|Faithful (feat. David Crowder)||Rend Collective Experiment||Organic Family Hymnal||2010|
|Sometimes By Step (feat. Rich Mullins)||Bebo Norman||WOW Worship Aqua||2006|
|Glorious (feat. Christy Nockels)||Chris Tomlin||Passion: Everything Glorious||2006|
|Your Name (feat. Paul Baloche)||Phil Wickham||Your Name||2008|
|King Of Wonders (feat. Matt Redman, Tim Hughes, Joel Houston of Hillsong)||CompassionArt||CompassionArt||2009|
|I See Love (feat. Steven Curtis Chapman, Mercy Me)||Third Day||The Passion Of The Christ – Songs||2004|
|Lets Worship (feat. Kari Jobe)||Deluge||Unshakeable||2010|
|Holy (Wedding Day) (feat. JJ Heller)||The City Harmonic||I Have a Dream (It Feels Like Home)||2012|
|Eyes for You (Psalm 141) (feat. Phil Wickham)||Sarah Mcintosh||The Message – Psalms||2005|
|Jesus Went To The Garden (feat. Paul Colman, Dan Haseltine, Sara Groves, GlassByrd)||Derri Daugherty||The Christ-His Passion||2004|
|Almighty God (feat. Jeff Deyo)||Dennis Jernigan||Hands Lifted High||2004|
|Light the Fire (feat. Rebecca St. James)||Fusebox||Lost in Worship|
|Those Who Trust (feat. Waterdeep)||100 Portraits||Enter The Worship Circle||1999|
|Nothing But The Blood (feat. The Blind Boys Of Alabama)||Jars Of Clay||Redemption Songs||2005|
|Furious (feat. Jeremy Riddle)||Bethel Live||Be Lifted High||2011|
|Shekinah (feat. Jaye Thomas)||Cory Asbury||Joy (LIVE)|
|Rain Down (feat. Hillsong)||Delirious||Unified Praise||2004|
|My Jesus I Love Thee / Tis So Sweet (feat. Derek Webb)||Bart Millard||Music Inspired By The Motion Picture Amazing Grace||2007|
|Clinging To The Cross (feat. Brooke Fraser)||Tim Hughes||Holding Nothing Back||2007|
|You Have Been So Good (feat. Sara Groves)||Paul Baloche||A Greater Song||2006|
|You Are My King (Amazing Love) (feat. Charlie Hall)||Christy Nockels||Passion-Better Is One Day||2000|
|Holy is Your Name (feat. Cliff and Danielle Young of Caedmons Call)||Bebo Norman||City On A Hill – Sing Alleluia||2002|
|All Creatures Of Our God And King (feat. Shawn McDonald)||Bethany Dillon||WOW Hymns||2007|
|My Glorious-Sing To The King (feat. Laura Story)||Eoghan Heaslip||Worship Project H2.14||2005|
|Amazed (feat. Christy Nockels)||Eoghan Heaslip||51 Must Have Modern Worship Hits||2007|
|Set Free (feat. Matt Redman)||Chris Tomlin||Passion: Here For You||2011|
|Youre Worthy Of My Praise (feat. Barlow Girl)||Big Daddy Weave||Absolute Modern Worship||2005|
|I See The Cross (feat. Daphne Rademaker)||Brian Doerksen||Believe||2000|
|Glory (feat. Jared Anderson)||Lincoln Brewster||Worship Project H2.14||2005|
|Communion (feat. Phil Keaggy)||Caedmons Call||The Christ-His Passion||2004|
|The Gathering (feat. Dan Haseltine of Jars Of Clay, Charlie Lowell, Bebo Norman, Sara Groves)||Caedmons Call||City On A Hill – The Gathering||2003|
|Mystery (feat. Passion)||Charlie Hall||Passion: White Flag||2012|
|Follow Jesus (Landa Yesu) (feat. Nicole C. Mullen)||Selah||Bless The Broken Road||2006|
|Love (feat. Watoto Childrens Choir)||Chris Tomlin||Hello Love||2008|
|Blessed Be Your Name (feat. Rebecca St. James)||Newsboys||Devotion||2004|
|Be The Center (feat. Kathryn Scott)||Michael Frye||WOW Worship Red||2005|
|Lord Have Mercy (feat. Amy Grant)||Michael W. Smith||Worship Again||2002|
|God of Wonders (feat. Caedmons Call)||Mac Powell||City on a Hill||2000|
|The Heart Of Worship (feat. Martin Smith of Delirious)||Matt Redman||I Could Sing Of Your Love Forever||1999|
|Bless The Lord (feat. Rita Springer)||Jeff Deyo||Light||2003|
|Emmanuel (feat. Rick Elias, Nicole C. Mullen)||Gabriels Harp||One||2000|
|Amazing Grace (feat. Ginny Owens)||Jim Brickman||Grace|
|Great Is Thy Faithfulness (feat. Brenda Janz and the Mennonite Jazz Committee)||Brian Doerksen||Today||2004|
|How Great Is The Love (feat. Paul Baloche)||Meredith Andrews||As Long As It Takes||2010|
|When I Speak Your Name (feat. Kari Jobe)||Klaus||Glory||2008|
|Love Song (feat. Abbey Merkel)||Lamont Hiebert||Worship Project P40.3||2004|
|With Every Breath (feat. Dan Haseltine of Jars Of Clay)||Leigh Nash||City On A Hill||2001|
|Lord (feat. Mark Stuart, Vicky Beeching)||Ian Eskelin||Your Name||2008|
|We Fall Down (feat. Chris Tomlin)||Steven Curtis Chapman||WOW Worship Red||2005|
|Dry Bones (feat. Jon Egan, Mia Fields)||New Life Worship||You Hold It All|
FRED MCNAUGHTON – January 11, 12, 13 2013
5) SECOND FRIDAY in LITITZ tonight (January 11, 2013) 5-9pm. Historic Downtown Lititz streets filled with family activities and entertainments, free and open to the public. More info: venturelititz.com
4) Ichthus Coffeehouse, Games and open mic for music or spoken word, tomorrow (Saturday, Jan 12) 7pm-11pm at Immanuel Evangelical Free Church of York. More Info:717-755-2413
3) E-town 2nd Fridays, tonight (Saturday, Jan 11) 5-9 pm. Downtown Elizabethtown. Music, Art and Kids Activities. More Info: facebook.com/Etown2ndFridays
2) Family R We Conference tonight 7-9p and tomorrow 8:30am to noon (Fri & Sat Jan 11 & 12) Moms, Dads Grandparents and Kids engaged in interactive activities that help them discover what makes family, family. Wesley United Methodist Church, Quarryville. Presented by House on the Rock Ministries.
1) 97th Pennsylvania Farm Show. continues tonight and tomorrow (Friday and Saturday Jan 11 & 12) at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center, 2300 N. Cameron St., Harrisburg. Hundreds of exhibits, contests, all celebrating PA agriculture. Admission is free, there is a cost for parking. More Info: farmshow.state.pa.us
JOHN SHIRK – In Luke 17, Jesus told us to remember Lot’s wife. The reason that Jesus wants us to go back to the book of Genesis is so that we might take heed and learn from her fatal mistake. As Sodom and Gomorrah was being destroyed, members of Lot’s family were fleeing for safety. The angels urged them NOT to look back. Lot’s wife escaped the destruction of her city, but looked back and became a pillar of salt.
Was this just an innocent glance? It appears that there was more than just turning around to see the destruction of the city. It is quite possible that in her heart, she looked back with affection at her past, and was not willing to put it behind her. When Jesus talked about remembering Lot’s wife, he then said, “Whoever tries to keep his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it.”
One of the lessons of faith that we can learn from Lot’s wife is to leave the emptiness of our past behind, and not to think of returning. We can’t move forward in our faith with the Lord if our heart is longing to return to our past before we came to Christ. The Apostle Paul’s perspective was different than Lot’s wife. He said, “One thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead. I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
The downfall of Lot’s wife is a lesson of faith worth remembering.
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. New music available this week: “Burning Lights” by Chris Tomlin. And available next Tuesday: “Only a Mountain” by Jason Castro. As we begin 2013, I thought I would play a track from a 2012 record that debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Top 200: “Eye On It,” from TobyMac. Amazon named TobyMac the Top Christian Artist of 2012, and “Eye On It” as named by iTunes as the Best Christian Gospel Album of the Year.” “Eye On It” was also recently nominated for a Grammy in the category for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album. (The 2013 Grammy Awards are coming up on February 10.) TobyMac’s singular vision remains the same today as it did when he was a member of the seminal group, DC Talk. “I’ve been doing this for a while; as long as you are discovering new things, creating new things and climbing new mountains, it will always be fresh,” Toby says. His band, Diverse City, remains his strongest support; they continue to play what Toby describes his “musical stew” of rock, funk, soul, Latin, reggae, pop and gospel. At http://tobymac.com/, you’ll find facebook, videos, fan photos, launch music player, and more.
RADIO FRIEND PHIL - Greetings! Please take the new WJTL RadioTraks Music Survey! Everyone who rates the music qualifies to win free music from WJTL, including “Blue Mountain,” by Brandon Heath (courtesy of Reunion Records) http://wjtl.com/musics/radiotraks/
JOHN SHIRK – 2013 is a Year to Remember at WJTL. Since faith remembers God, we will reflect on matters of historical and Biblical significance so that we might learn from the past and grow in the faith.
Today WJTL remembers the Great Confession.
In Matthew 16, Jesus asked His disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.”
Then Jesus asked them, “But what about you? Who do you say I am?”
Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
This is what is known as the Great Confession, which acknowledges the title of Jesus as being the anointed one of God to be the Savior of the world. This confession also acknowledges the deity of Jesus as the Son of God. He was born, not from the seed of man, but by the power of the Holy Spirit. Jesus responded to Peter’s confession by calling him blessed. We too will experience God’s blessing by acknowledging Jesus for who He is.
Peter’s Confession in Matthew 16 is a lesson of faith worth remembering.
KRISTI LEIGH — Here’s the playlist for the first Praise & Worship Show of the new year! I hope that these songs minister to your heart and encourage you this morning!
Kristi Leigh — WJTL DJ
|Praise & Worship Show Playlist
January 06, 2013
[Theme: "Our God Is A Mighty Fortress--We Can Trust Him" from 7-10 a.m.]
|Oh How I Need You||All Sons and Daughters||The Longing||2012|
|Everything Glorious||David Crowder Band||Passion: Everything Glorious||2006|
|How Can I Keep From Singing||Chris Tomlin||See The Morning||2006|
|With Everything||Hillsong United||Passion: Awakening||2010|
|Be Thou My Vision||Brad & Rebekah||The Things Of God||2011|
|Halleluiah||Future Of Forestry||Travel||2009|
|Before the Throne of God Above||Shane & Shane||Pages||2007|
|All Glory||Tim Hughes||Love Shine Through||2011|
|King Of Heaven (Isaiah 61)||Charlie Hall||The Rising||2010|
|Cloud By Day||The Embers||The Embers||2008|
|7:00 a.m. [Theme: "Our God Is A Mighty Fortress--We Can Trust Him" from 7-10 a.m.]||2011|
|My Only Rescue||The Museum||My Only Rescue||2012|
|Trust||Sixpence None The Richer||The Fatherless And The Widow||1994|
|Never Let Go||David Crowder Band||Remedy||2007|
|Praise to the Lord, The Almighty||Christy Nockels||Passion: Hymns Ancient and Modern||2004|
|Trust In You||Jeremy Camp||Carried Me||2004|
|Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)||Chris Tomlin||Music Inspired By The Motion Picture Amazing Grace||2007|
|You Alone Can Rescue||Matt Redman||We Shall Not Be Shaken||2009|
|Mighty Fortress||Sovereign Grace Music||From Age To Age||2012|
|Mighty To Save||Hillsong||Mighty To Save||2006|
|Trust||Matt Hammitt||Every Falling Tear||2011|
|Be Still And Know||Christy Nockels||Deeper (Integrity Music)||2008|
|Brokenness Aside||All Sons & Daughters||Season One||2012|
|Your Love Is Strong||Jon Foreman||Limbs and Branches||2008|
|Love Came Down||Brian Johnson||Love Came Down||2010|
|Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus||Casting Crowns||WOW Hymns||2007|
|Cornerstone (Live)||Hillsong Live||Cornerstone (Live) – EP||2012|
|Hiding Place||Don Moen||Its All Worship (Integrity Compilation)||2007|
|Rescue||Jared Anderson||51 Must Have Modern Worship Hits||2007|
|Glorious and Mighty (Psalm 96)||Sovereign Grace Music||Psalms||2008|
|A Mighty Fortress||Christy Nockels||Passion: Awakening (Deluxe Edition)||2010|
|You Are My Strength||Hillsong||Saviour King||2008|
|Those Who Trust (feat. Waterdeep)||100 Portraits||Enter The Worship Circle||1999|
|So Good to Me||Cory Asbury||Holy||2008|
|Strong Love||Jon Thurlow||Strong Love||2010|
|Psalm 145||Shane & Shane||Psalms||2002|
|The Solid Rock||Charlie Hall||Passion: Hymns Ancient and Modern||2004|
|God Is Our Refuge (Psalm 46)||Sovereign Grace Music||Psalms||2008|
|Came To The Rescue||Hillsong United||United We Stand||2005|
|Trust and Obey||Big Daddy Weave||Every Time I Breathe||2006|
|Love Rescue Me||Kathryn Scott||I Belong||2008|
|Strong Tower||Kutless||Strong Tower||2005|
|Stronger||Hillsong||This Is Our God||2010|
|Trust In Jesus||Third Day||Move||2010|
|It Is Well||Todd Fields||North Point Live: Awake||2009|
|Mighty Is The Power Of The Cross||Chris Tomlin||Arriving||2004|
|Overcome||Jeremy Camp||We Cry Out-The Worship Project||2010|
|Trust||Kristene Mueller||Those Who Dream||2008|
|Safe (feat. Bart Millard of Mercy Me)||Phil Wickham||Heaven And Earth||2009|
FIVE FUN FREE FAMILY THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND!!!
5) The Solid Rock Cafe in Lebanon is featuring the band Once Called Saul Saturday evening (January 5, 2013) from 7-9pm, for a night of music & fellowship. Free admission. For More Info: 717-933-4926
4) RiSE Youth Revival at York Christian Church (2901 Pleasant Valley Road, York,) beginning Sunday (January 6, 2013) and running thru January10th each evening from 6:30pm-8:30pm. The theme for this year is “Target the Heart” based on 1 Timothy 1:5. Each night will include worship, a speaker, and youth group time. For more info: 717-755-1893
3) First Fridays! Downtown Lancaster – tonight (January 4, 2013) from 5-9pm. Celebrate the arts in Lancaster with fun, food and music. More Info: Lancasterarts.com
2) CHiPS HO Model RailRoad Open House Sunday (Jan 6, 2013) from 1-4pm at the Columbia Historic Preservation Society
21 N. Second St., Columbia. 1000sq.ft. HO model railroad located on second floor of museum. A 200sq.ft diorama of Columbia circa 1930. Free admission–donations accepted
1) 97th Pennsylvania Farm Show. beginning Saturday (Jan. 5th through Jan 12) at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center, 2300 N. Cameron St., Harrisburg. Hundreds of exhibits, contests, all celebrating PA agriculture. Admission is free, there is a cost for parking. More Info: farmshow.state.pa.us