JOHN SHIRK – From Judges 5:3:
“Hear this, you kings! Listen, you rulers! I will sing to the LORD, I will sing; I will make music to the LORD, the God of Israel.”
Deborah and Barak sang this song following a victory over one of Israel’s oppressive enemies. Throughout history, God’s people have lifted up their voices of praise in a variety of situations, not just in victory.
In grief, Job said, “the LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised.”
In a time of threatening tension, King Jehoshaphat prayed, “Power and might are in your hand, and no one can withstand you.” And then, with humble honesty, he said, “We have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon you.”
And Paul and Silas were in prison, having a midnight hymn sing. Their bodies were in chains, but their spirits were free. In the various seasons of life, through the mountains and the valleys, we can remain hopeful with songs of praise.
Praise from a thankful heart is a vital sign of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.
KRISTI LEIGH — Here it is! All the song info for today’s show! Please feel free to get in touch if you have any song questions–or just to let me know what songs really resonated with you. :)
Kristi Leigh, WJTL DJ
Praise & Worship Show Playlist
March 25, 2012
6:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.
“All I Want Is You” by Anthony Skinner from “Forever & A Day”
“Closer” by John Mark McMillan from “The Song Inside The Sounds Of Breaking Down”
“A Grateful People, Bless The Lord” by Watermark from “A Grateful People”
“The Stand” by Hillsong United from “United We Stand”
“Awesome God” by Michael W. Smith from “Worship”
“In Christ Alone Medley” by Phillips, Craig & Dean from “iWorship Next” (Integrity Compilation)
“Indescribable” by Laura Story from “Great God Who Saves”
“Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee” by Charlie Hall from “Passion: Hymns Ancient & Modern”
“Open Up The Sky” by Deluge from “Deeper” (Integrity Compilation)
“Revelation Song” by Gateway Worship, Kari Jobe from “Cover The Earth”
“Sing To The King” by Kandi Pearson from “Passion: Sacred Revolution”
7:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.
“What Does It Sound Like” by Bethel Live, Brian Johnson from “Here Is Love”
“Wonderful God” by Hillsong from “God He Reigns”
“10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)” by Matt Redman from “10,000 Reasons”
“One Thing Remains” by Jeremy Riddle from “Furious”
“There Is None Like You” by Shane & Shane from “Clean”
“Oh Lord, You’re Beautiful” by Michael W. Smith from “Stand”
“The More I Seek You” by Kari Jobe from “Deeper” (Integrity Compilation)
“Holy” by Matt Gilman from “Holy”
“Come Everyone” by Brian & Jenn Johnson from “We Believe”
“Blessed Be Your Name” by Matt Redman from “Where Angels Fear To Tread”
“Everlasting God” by Brenton Brown from “Everlasting God”
“Favorite One” by Misty Edwards from “Always On His Mind”
8:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.
“God He Reigns/All I Need Is You” by Hillsong from “God He Reigns”
“Wonderful Maker” by Chris Tomlin from “Not To Us”
“I Can Only Imagine” by Rita Springer from “Effortless”
“Hallelujah, Jesus” by Evan Wickham from “Mysterious Things”
“Shine On Us” by Phillips, Craig & Dean from “My Utmost For His Highest”
“Things Above” by SisterBrother from “SisterBrother”
“A Mighty Fortress” by Christy Nockels from “Passion: Awakening (Deluxe Edition)”
“Glorious” by Paul Baloche from “Glorious”
“Hosanna” by Jared Anderson from “51 Must Have Modern Worship Hits”
“Moving Forward” by Israel Houghton from “The Power Of One”
“None But Jesus” by Hillsong United from “United We Stand”
9:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.
“We Are Free” by Brad & Rebekah from “The Things Of God”
“Like A Lion” by David Crowder Band from “Passion: Awakening”
“How He Loves” by John Mark McMillan from “The Song Inside The Sounds Of Breaking Down”
“Here I Am To Worship” by Tim Hughes, Martin Smith from “Happy Day”
“Awaken The Dawn” by Delirious from “I Could Sing Of Your Love Forever”
“Did You Feel The Mountains Tremble” by Matt Redman from “Passion: The Road To One Day”
“Healing Is In Your Hands” by Christy Nockels from “Passion: Awakening”
“Healer” by Hillsong from “This Is Our God”
“Shekinah” by Cory Asbury, Jaye Thomas from “Joy (LIVE)”
“Furious” by Bethel Live, Jeremy Riddle from “Be Lifted High”
“White Flag” by Chris Tomlin from “Passion: White Flag”
Radio Friend Phil – Singer/songwriter Matt Maher shares his thoughts regarding his new song, “Rise Up,” off his latest project, “The Love in Between.” Enjoy! http://www.wplgradio.com/blog/2012/3/22/matt-maher-talks-about-his-new-single-rise-up.html
Radio Friend Phil
JOHN SHIRK – From Amos 5:14.
“Seek good, not evil, that you may live. Then the LORD God Almighty will be with you, just as you say he is.”
The people were taught to hate evil, love good, and maintain justice in the courts. We take great comfort in the Scriptures that say, “If God is for us, who can be against us?” How do we know that God is on our side? One way of learning the answer to that question is to assess where our focus point is. Are we seeking the good that God intends for us to pursue? Or are we focused on selfish ambitions that seek to honor ourselves first. God is stronger than our foes, so if He is for us, then we are in a holy alliance that cannot be overpowered.
But not everyone is on God’s side.
First Peter 5:5 says, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” If pride is in the way of our relationship with God, we can confess it to God and ask Him to take our lives in a new direction that loves what He loves and hates what He hates.
Loving what is good in the eyes of God is a vital sign of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.
FIVE FUN FREE FAMILY THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND!!! March 23, 24 & 25
5) The Strasburg-Heisler Library in Strasburg is having aLego Party tomorrow (Saturday, Mar 24) 12:30p to 1:30p
Kids in Grades Kindergarten through Sixth are invited. The Library will supply the Legos.
4) A free coffee house at Enola Church of God, 9 Sherwood Drive, Enola, Tonight (Friday March 23) 7pm. Music from the group Daybreak. More info: www.enolacog.com
3) Hempfield United Methodist Church, 3050 Marietta Ave, Lancaster is hosting A Celebration of Children in Song, tomorrow (Saturday, Mar 24) 7pm. The Concert will feature 3 award winning children’s choirs, The Children’s Choir of Lancaster, The Bel Canto Children’s Chorus, and Mennonite Children’s Choir of Lancaster.
2) Walk! It Does a Mind Good – an energetic, indoor, stepping routine to support No Longer Alone Ministries, tomorrow (Saturday, March 24) 9:30am at Lancaster Brethren In Christ Church in Lancaster. More info: nlam.org
1)Gateway Church, Parkesburg Campus will hold its Helicopter Egg Drop tomorrow (Saturday, March 24) 11am. The Helicopter plans to drop approximately 20,000 plastic eggs into designated areas roped off by age groups. Door prize giveaways, kid’s activities, free snacks and refreshments. If there is bad weather the event will be held indoors. Music and entertainment too. This event is free for children ages 2-11. More Info: 610-857-0720
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. This week on New Tunes at 9, we featured new and forthcoming projects by Britt Nicole, Kutless, Sidewalk Prophets, Point of Grace and Adam Cappa. Adam Cappa’s new project, “The Rescue,” produced by Jeremy Camp, is available now. Adam Cappa is a young singer/songwriter from Richmond, Indiana, whose father was a local sheriff and his mother was the vice-president of a bank. When Adam was a guest on New Tunes at 9, I asked him about his love for his parents, writing and recording with Jeremy Camp and playing and ministering to teens. You can connect with Adam Cappa at http://adamcappa.com/ and link to his facebook, twitter, you-tube and iTunes’ pages.
Radio Friend Phil
JOHN SHIRK – From First Peter 2:19.
“For it is commendable if a man bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because he is conscious of God.”
This letter was being written to persecuted Christians, and would have brought comfort and encouragement to those who were suffering for their faith. Interestingly, Peter did not call these faithful Christians to rise up and rebel against authority. Instead, he called them to honor the king and submit to authority. He did not call them to water down their testimony, but urged them to set apart Christ as Lord and always be prepared to give the reason for their hope.
Peter drew their attention to Jesus, who suffered for them, and left an example for them of how to deal with persecution. “When they hurled insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly.”
If you ever get into a situation where someone makes fun of you for following Jesus or no longer wants to be your friend because of your faith, that is a form of persecution, and that becomes a moment when you more closely identify with Christ, who suffered for you
Perseverance through persecution is a vital sign of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.
Yes, you read correctly! We have made some changes this year to the Purple Door Festival. The date is Saturday, April 21st from 11AM-11PM at the same location as last year, Lebanon Valley Expo Center & Fairgrounds. (80 Rocherty Road, Lebanon, PA) We are very excited to have everything inside this year, so weather won’t an issue. (of course the skate park will be outside)
Lots of great artists including Family Force 5, For Today, Mike Mains and the Branches, House of Heroes, and many more!!!
To find out all the info. and how to get your tickets visit www.purpledoor.com!
Hope to see you there! (Look for me at the Box Office)
STACEY GAGNE – A couple of weeks ago I sat in with one of the pre-school classes at my church. It was so much fun hanging out with the kids, coloring with them and hearing their excitement as the teacher shared the story of Jonah. Most of the children were already familiar with the story about Jonah and the big fish. It was particularly fun for me and fresh in my mind because on March 9th I had the opportunity to attend the premier of Jonah at Sight and Sound Theatres. What a treat!
Sight and Sound always puts together epic productions of stories that we know from The Bible. I have had the opportunity to see many, but there is something really special about this one. As an audience we experienced powerful songs, fantastic sets and lighting, live animals (even Zebras) and a breath-taking underwater world full of surprises! The actors and actresses really brought to life the Biblical lessons of obedience to God (that even a prophet struggled with), God’s excellent mercy and His extravagant love for all.
I recommend Jonah for you and your family and hope to see it again myself (and bring some friends).
KRISTI LEIGH — It’s been warming up all winter long, but it’s finally officially here: Spring! Everybody seems to have a smile on their face today, now that the season has officially changed. How are you celebrating? Free Ritas? Free iced coffee at Dunkin Donuts? Wearing pastel? Exercising outside instead of at the gym? New wreath on the front door? Or even reminding yourself that your personal Winter can and will turn to Spring some day soon? I did some of the above, myself, especially that last one. :) If you’re looking for songs to go along with the new season, check out my Praise & Worship Show Playlist from this past Sunday. I put together a mini theme to worship God for what He can do with new life and new seasons.
Happy Spring, my friend! Celebrate somehow!
Kristi Leigh – WJTL DJ