JOHN SHIRK – From Matthew 22:37.
Jesus responded to the question, “Which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” He quoted Deuteronomy 6:5: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.”
The Good News of Jesus Christ emphasizes God’s love for the world to send Jesus into the world to save sinners. What is the proper response to this amazing grace? Jesus tells us that the most important thing we can do is to respond to God’s love with a fully devoted heart.
Jesus wants us to make our relationship with God the most important priority of our lives. This relationship, built on love, is a sustainable foundation for having the incentive to carry out His other commands. His grace is worth more than gold, or any of the treasures of this world. His words deserve our full attention. His glory merits our full worship.
Love for God is a vital sign of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.
FRED MCNAUGHTON – Congratulations to Lisa Landis, Kristi Leigh and the entire WJTL team for winning 2 prestigious awards at this year’s PAB (Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters) Awards Banquet. Lisa won for Outstanding Radio Program for Children for the Kids Cookie Break. This is the eighth time Lisa and KCB has been recognized. Kristi and the WJTL team won for Outstanding Promotional Announcement/Contest for Feedback Giveback. WJTL is pleased to be recognized by our contemporaries in broadcasting as being outstanding in our field. Thanks PAB.
JOHN SHIRK – Chuck Colson died on Saturday, April 21 from complications resulting from a brain hemorrhage. He was 80 years old.
He was the first member of the Nixon Administration to be sent to prison for Watergate-related charges in the 70’s. He was known at the White House as the “hatchet man.” However, in 1973, a miracle happened. He became a follower of Jesus Christ.
His friend Tom Phillips gave him a copy of Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. Tom said, “Once you read this, you might want to read the Book of John in the Bible.” It turned out to be a soul-winning combination in Chuck Colson’s life. The words from C.S. Lewis and from John’s Gospel appealed to his mind and heart, leading him to trust in Jesus Christ as Savior.
After his conversion to Christ, Chuck Colson started Prison Fellowship Ministries, which was designed to reach out to prisoners and their families with the Gospel. In addition, he gave oversight to the Colson Center, which is a teaching and training center focused on the Christian worldview. Chuck Colson was reconciled to God and thoughtfully challenged others to be reconciled with God. His dramatic turn from the Watergate years is an example of the dynamic change that God provides for the person who places their trust in Jesus.
The journey of his life is a vivid of example to me of how Jesus can profoundly change lives. If you have started life on the wrong foot, taken wrong turns, or made wrong choices, it’s not too late to turn the ship around. Forgiveness from the past, transformation in the present, and hope for the future. This was Chuck Colson’s experience. This can be our journey too as we follow Jesus with a trusting heart.
Praise & Worship Show Playlist (April 22nd) with Special Worship Leaders at the Junction Center Mini Theme!kristi : April 22, 2012 6:00 am : Kristi Leigh, music, Staff Pages
KRISTI LEIGH — Here’s the playlist for today’s show. I’m also really excited about the mini theme from 9-9:30! I’ll play the live recordings of some of the songs that worship leaders brad&rebekah, Paul Baloche and Jared Anderson have sung when they stopped by WJTL’s new home: The Junction Center. Don’t miss it! (And check out video footage of their time with us here.)
Enjoy and be blessed!
Praise & Worship Show Playlist
April 22, 2012
(Mini Theme from 9:00 – 9:30 a.m. of Worship Leaders who have played live on WJTL at the Junction Center)
6:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.
“Shine On Us” by Phillips, Craig & Dean from “My Utmost For His Highest”
“Praise The Name Of Jesus” by Shane & Shane from “Psalms”
“Come On My Soul” by Rend Collective Experiment from “Organic Family Hymnal”
“10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)” by Matt Redman from “10,000 Reasons”
“Knees To The Earth” by Watermark from “A Grateful People”
“My Salvation” by Shawn McDonald from “Ripen”
“You Give Me Life” by Rita Springer from “Rise Up”
“There’s No One Like Our God” by Vineyard from “Hungry”
“Forever Reign” by Kristian Stanfill from “Passion: Here For You”
“White Flag” by Chris Tomlin, Passion from “Passion: White Flag”
“Show Me Your Glory” by Jesus Culture from “Come Away”
“How He Loves” by John Mark McMillan from “The Song Inside The Sounds Of Breaking Down”
“Wonderful Savior” by Tim Reimherr from “Unceasing”
7:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.
“Whole World In His Hands” by Tim Hughes from “When Silence Falls”
“Love Came Down” by Brian Johnson from “Love Came Down”
“When I Am Afraid” by Laura Hackett from “Laura Hackett”
“You Alone Can Rescue” by Matt Redman from “Passion: Awakening”
“Indescribable” by Laura Story from “Great God Who Saves”
“Full Attention” by Jeremy Riddle from “Full Attention”
“You Are Good” by Jeff Deyo from “Surrender”
“Take Heart” by Hillsong United from “Aftermath”
“On Thing Remains” by Jesus Culture from “Come Away”
“I’ll Always Love You” by Tim Hughes from “Here I Am To Worship”
“Always” by Kristian Stanfill from “Passion: Here For You”
8:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.
“Holy” by Matt Gilman from “Holy”
“Be Lifted High” by Bethel Live from “Be Lifted High”
“Glowing Hearts” by Seven Places from “Glowing”
“Like An Avalanche” by Hillsong United from “Aftermath”
“This Is The Day” by Phil Wickham from “Response”
“King Of Heaven” by Charlie Hall from “The Rising”
“Set Free” by Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman from “Passion: Here For You”
“Jesus Saves” by Tim Hughes from “Happy Day”
“Reign In Us” by Starfield from “I Will Go”
“Wonderful Maker” by Newsong from “Rescue”
“I Stand In Awe” by Ross Parsley from “I Am Free”
“I Can Only Imagine from “Rita Springer from “Effortless”
9:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.
MINI THEME! Worship Leaders Live From The Junction Center!
“With Me” by brad&rebekah from February 3rd Live Recording In WJTL Studio
“We Are Free” and “You Are Great” by brad&rebekah from March 9th “Live From The Junction Center” mini concert
“Hosanna/Open The Eyes Of My Heart” and “The Same Love/Above All” by Paul Baloche from April 2nd Live in WJTL Studio
“Rescue/I Have Decided To Follow Jesus” by Jared Anderson from April 11th Live in WJTL Studio
“Great I Am” by Jared Anderson & New Life Worship from “You Hold It All”
“There Is Nothing Like” by Hillsong from “God He Reigns”
“So Good To Me” by Cory Asbury from “Holy”
“All My Fountains” by Chris Tomlin from “Passion: Here For You”
“Beautiful” by Phil Wickham from “Cannons”
“A New Day” by Ben Cantelon from “Everything In Color”
JOHN SHIRK – From Philippians 4, verses 6 and 7.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God with transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”
Here we see that the peace of God serves as a form of protection for our hearts and minds.
The peace of God gives us a true sense of security, having the assurance that our soul is in the Lord’s hands, no matter what may happen around us today.
The peace of God gives us a true sense of stability, formed out of a faith that is rooted in the foundation of His Word.
The peace of God gives us a true sense of serenity, a calm spirit in the midst of stormy conditions.
Whatever challenges we face in a given day, God invites us to talk to Him about them. He cares for us, and He is near enough to hear our every word and understand the emotion behind those words.
Prayer from a thankful heart is a vital sign of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.
FIVE FUN FREE FAMILY THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND!!! April 20, 21 and 22
5) Mechanicsburg Earth Day Festival, tomorrow (Saturday, April 21) 9am-2pmk Main Street Mechanicsburg. Festival activities will include live music, exhibitors, kids world, and a fun filled day caring for our planet.
4) Chapel Church “Gong Show” Sunday (Apr 22, 2012) 6-8pm
Cape Horn Rd in Red Lion. A night of music, comedy and a variety of talents on display at the Chapel Gong Show. Popcorn will be provided, Child care will be provided! The community is invited. chapelchurch.org
3) York Symphony Orchestra’s FREE Live at Lunch Concert, today at noon (Friday, April 20) Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, North George Street, York. The concert will feature “Time for Three”, a classically trained trio that blend jazz, bluegrass, classical and pop in the Strand-Capitol lobby. Concert is free, bring or purchase your own lunch. More info: yorksymphony.org
2) Bethel Assembly of God Family Carnival, tomorrow (Saturday, April 21) 5pm, Holly Pike, Carlisle, featuring music by THIS WAY UP, PLUS Lots of activities, food and fun. Admission is free. thiswayupband.com
1) The Lancaster Barnstormers Fan Fest tomorrow (Saturday, April 21) at Clipper Magazine Stadium. Gates will open at noon see the stadium and meet the 2012 Barnstormers baseball club. Admission to the event is free. More info:lancasterbarnstormers.com
KRISTI LEIGH — Every weekday at 5:20 p.m., we air the “Upwords” program with Max Lucado. I love listening to it! Did you happen to catch what he said today? He was on a roll! Here were my 3 favorite thoughts he shared along the lines of doing what you’re passionate about:
1. “Jesus comes to set you on fire. He walks as a torch from heart to heart, warming the cold and thawing the chilled and stirring the ashes.”
2. “The fire of your heart is the light of your path. Disregard it at your own expense.”
3. “To meet the Savior is to be set aflame, to discover the flame is to discover His will, to discover His will is to access a world like none you’ve ever seen.”
WOW. Thanks, Max! I needed that!
JOHN SHIRK – April 15 was the 100th anniversary of the Titanic disaster. John Harper was on that ship. He was a Baptist pastor who was on the way to preach at Moody Church in Chicago. He never made it. But before he died, John Harper did a number of heroic things.
First, he took his 6 year-old daughter who was with him on the ship to a lifeboat. He stayed on the ship, preaching the Gospel to the end. Even after he jumped into the sinking water, survivors said that he attempted to convert those who were in the freezing water, before dying himself. He referred to Acts 16:31, which says, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved.” One particular man was clinging to the ship’s debris when Harper swam to him and challenged him twice to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. He rejected the first offer, but gave his life to Christ at the second invitation. At a Titanic Survivor’s meeting in Canada 4 years later, the survivor told his story and said, “I am the last convert of John Harper.”
John Harper looked out for both his daughter’s physical protection and the need for spiritual salvation of the lost around him. In a time of crisis, the measure of John Harper’s character was tested, and he rose to the occasion. His story is told in the book, “The Titanic’s Last Hero”.
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 projects available now: “The End Is Where We Begin,” by Thousand Foot Krutch, “Love Come To Life,” from Big Daddy Weave and Christy Nockels, “Into The Glorious.” Also playing this week on New Tune s at 9: the new compilation project, “Passion: White Flag.” “Passion: White Flag” debuted recently at No. 5 on the Billboard 200, proving the point that praise and worship music continues to have widespread, listener appeal. The mission of Passion is to, “Glorify God. Uniting students in worship and prayer for spiritual awakening in this generation.” This spectacular live project includes songs from Chris Tomlin, David Crowder and Matt Redman, among others. The music of “Passion: White Flag” was recorded live before 42,000 university students, in Atlanta, Ga. You can connect with Passion at http://www.268generation.com/3.0/