Life Application Truth-Prayer With Faith

john : May 3, 2012 9:31 am : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – From Psalm 33, verse 12.

“Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD.”

That is the focus Scripture of the National Day of Prayer, designed to mobilize us to pray for our nation, and to encourage personal repentance and righteousness in our culture.

First Peter 3 urges us to set apart Christ as Lord. When this becomes a reality in our lives, He becomes our living hope.

Included in the focus for today is this prayer, which God is hearing from the hearts of many Christians today:  “We come before you once more, seeking your forgiveness and mercy. You, our God, are our only hope. Hear our prayer, and for Your honor’s sake, shine your face upon this nation.  Give our leaders the desire to seek Your wisdom and the courage to follow Your guidance….and watch over the men and women of our armed forces as they sacrifice for the cause of freedom. We give You thanks for all You have done for us, and we pray earnestly that you will help us become, once again, a nation whose God is the Lord. In the name of Your Son and our Savior, we pray this prayer. Amen.”  On this National Day of Prayer, we are reminded that prayer with faith and a thankful heart is a vital sign of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.

John Shirk

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Life Application Truth-Insight and Incentive from God’s Character

john : May 1, 2012 9:58 am : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – From Deuteronomy 10:17.

“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.”

Here we learn that God is on the throne. He reigns with power. He is just. He is true.

Moses was telling the Israelites about God’s character to motivate them to repentance. He was urging them to cut away their resistance to God’s ways and stop being so stubborn. He was teaching them to know God and to revere His name. If we want to follow His ways, we need to take time to get to know the LORD for who He really is. Clear thinking of God’s character serves to shape our character to be more like Jesus. What we learn about God in this case teaches us not to accept bribes or show partiality.

As we spend time in God’s Word this week, let’s allow His influence and example to be the guiding force for our actions.

Knowledge of God with a reverent heart is a vital sign of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.

John Shirk

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Praise & Worship Show Playlist (4/29)

kristi : April 29, 2012 6:00 am : Kristi Leigh, music, Staff Pages

KRISTI LEIGH — The first half of this morning’s show will be songs that fit the theme, “Wake Up & Sing Praise”!  As always, if you have any song questions, please feel free to get in touch!

Kristi Leigh

Praise & Worship Show Playlist

April 29, 2012

 6:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.


“Yesterday Is Gone” by Charlie Hall from “The Rising”

“Wake Up” by All Sons & Daughters from “Season One”

“Awaken” by Kristene DiMarco from “Safe Place”

“This Is Why I Am Alive” by Rick Pino from “The Narrow Road”

“I Will Rise” by Chris Tomlin from “Hello Love”

“Rise” by Kari Jobe from “Where I Find You”


6:30 a.m.

“First Song That I Sing” by Sara Groves from “All Right Here”

“This Is The Day” by Laura Story from “Blessings”

“Let The Worshippers Arise” by Pocket Full Of Rocks from “Manifesto”

“Awaken The Dawn” by Delirious from “I Could Sing Of Your Love Forever”

“Let The Earth Awake” by Charlie Hall from “The Rising”

“Awakening” by Hillsong United from “Aftermath”

“This Is The Day” by Phil Wickham from “Response”


7:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.

“The Great Awakening” by Leeland from “The Great Awakening”

“Joy Has Dawned” by Bethany Dillon, Matt Hammitt from “In Christ Alone”

“The Awakening” by LCBC Worship from “Where It Starts”

“Awaken My Soul” by Robbie Seay Band from “Miracle”

“Rise And Sing” by Brett Younker from “The New Has Come”

“Today Is The Day” by Lincoln Brewster from “Today Is The Day”

“New Day” by Ben Cantelon from “Everything In Color”


7:30 a.m.

“Dawn To Dusk” by All Sons & Daughters from “Season One”

“Psalm 118 (This Is The Day)” by Shane & Shane from “Psalms”

“Arise” by Paul Baloche from “Offering Of Worship”

“Creation Song (Glory To The Lamb)” by Fernando Ortega from “Breaking Of The Dawn”

“10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)” by Matt Redman from “10,000 Reasons”

“Faithful” by SisterBrother from “SisterBrother”

“Let It Rise” by Big Daddy Weave from “Every Time I Breathe”


8:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.

“The Lost Are Found” by Hillsong from “God Is Able”

“Thine Be The Glory” by Rend Collective Experiment from “Organic Family Hymnal”

“Your Glory” by All Sons & Daughters from “Season One”

“All My Fountains” by Chris Tomlin from “Passion: Here For You”

“A Greater Song” by Matt Redman from “Beautiful News”

“Give Us Your Courage” by Tim Hughes from “Happy Day”


8:30 a.m.

“A New Hallelujah” by Michael W. Smith from “A New Hallelujah”

“We Are Saved” by Paul Baloche from “The Same Love”

“We Are The Free” by Matt Redman from “10,000 Reasons”

“Here Is Love” by Bethel Live/Brian Johnson from “Here Is Love”

“Holy Roar” by Christy Nockels from “Passion: The Road To One Day”


9:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.

“Praise The Lord” by Kristene Mueller from “Those Who Dream”

“Brokenness Aside” by All Sons & Daughters from “Season One”

“Beauty For Ashes” by Anthony Skinner from “Forever & A Day”

“Sparrow” by Audrey Assad from “Heart”

“Skeleton Bones” by John Mark McMillan from “The Medicine”

“Thrill” by Charlie Hall from “The Bright Sadness”

“Your Song Goes On Forever” by Aaron Gillespie from “Anthem Song”


9:30 a.m.

“You Hold It All” by New Life Worship, Jon Egan from “You Hold It All”

“A Mighty Fortress” by Christy Nockels from “Passion: Awakening (Deluxe Edition)”

“Exalted (Yahweh)” by Chris Tomlin from “Hello Love”

“The Stand” by Kristian Stanfill from “Passion: Awakening (Deluxe Edition)”

“Joy” by Phil Wickham from “Response”

“With Everything” by Hillsong United from “Passion: Awakening”



phredd : April 27, 2012 8:56 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages


5) Manheim Christian Day School Family Fun Days tonight (Friday, April 27) and Tomorrow (April 28) on the grounds of the school, Lebanon Road, Manheim.  Airplane Candy Drop, Barrel Train Rides, Bounce House, games, music, food and Auction.  More

4)The Mennonite Children’s Choir of Lancaster will perform Sunday (April 29) 6 p.m. at Mount Joy Mennonite Church. The concert is free, but an offering will be received. The 110-voice choir involves singers in grades 2-12. For more information

3) Healthy Kids Day, tomorrow (Sat, Apr 28)1:30-3:30pm at the Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA, Village Road, Lancaster. Free community event for children. Interactive activities such as camp crafts, mini-sports camps, healthy eating demos, kids Zumba, story time and canoe and kayak demonstrations. Meet NFL Super Bowl champion and former Pittsburgh Steeler, Dan Kreider. More info

2) Lancaster City-Wide Clean Up with Water Street’s Teen Haven tomorrow (Saturday, April 28) 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Volunteers will meet at Teen Haven’s Lancaster City Center, 205 South Queen Street, Lancaster. Event will end at the Mix at Arbor Place, 520 North Street, Lancaster. All are invited to take part in A City-Wide Clean Up covering large portions of the Southeast and Southwest quadrants of Lancaster City. More Info:

1) Kids Cookie Break Earth Day event at Sahd Salvage Center in Columbia tomorrow (Sat. April 28th from) 9AM-Noon. FREE celebration of recycling! Games, Prizes, KCB Cookie Car, Shredding, Rita’s Italian Ice and A Bake Sale to benefit the Columbia Food Bank and much more–fun for the entire family! Benefits the ministry of WJTL . More

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Life Application Truth-Loving Our Neighbor

john : April 27, 2012 8:42 am : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – From Matthew 22:38.

After Jesus was questioned about the greatest commandment in the Bible, Jesus responded by saying, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” Then, He gave a bonus for us to obey. The second greatest commandment in the law is found in verse 38.

“Love your neighbor as yourself.” This is consistent with the Golden Rule, which was also taught by Jesus. He said, “Do to others what you would have them do to you.”  These simple commands prompt us to treat others with respect, dignity, and consideration.

As we have been blessed by God’s love, He motivates us to be mindful of others, and to translate genuine concern into action. It would be an oxymoron to love God and NOT care about people. There are many practical ways to help people. But the important thing about loving people in the name of Jesus is that people who benefit from our expressions notice the power of God’s love working through us, and recognize His care for them.

Love for our neighbor as ourselves is a vital sign of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.

John Shirk

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New Tunes at 9 Roundup: TobyMac-Dubbed and Freq’d (A Remix Project)

phil : April 26, 2012 8:47 pm : music, Radio Friend Phil, Staff Pages

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: Steven Curtis Chapman, “No. 1’s Vol.1,” the compilation “Passion: White Flag,” and Toby Mac, “Dubbed and Freq’d: A Remix Project.” “Dubbed and Freq’d” is another magnificent remix project from TobyMac, and the latest in a long line of projects that delightfully blur musical boundaries. Toby, whose real name is Toby McKeehan, rose to prominence as one-third of the seminal group, DC Talk. Toby’s singular vision is creating art that expresses his love for Christ. He says, “I’ve been doing this for a while; as long as you are still discovering new things, creating new things and climbing new mountains, it will always be fresh.” “Dubbed and Freq’d: A Remix Project” is another musical stew effortlessly combining elements of rock, funk, soul, Latin, reggae, pop and gospel. And as always, executed flawlessly by the members of the Diverse City Band. You can connect with TobyMac at you’ll find links to facebook, twitter and youtube. (TobyMac is currently working on a new project, set to release August 28th.)

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Hawk Nelson Announces New Lead Singer

phil : April 26, 2012 7:16 pm : music, Radio Friend Phil, Staff Pages

Radio Friend Phil – TOOTH & NAIL RECORDS band HAWK NELSON announced that guitarist JON STEINGARD will take over as the band’s new lead singer.  STEINGARD has been with the band for the past eight years. “I am blessed to announce that HAWK NELSON will be fronted by none other than the talented Mr. JONATHAN A. STEINGARD,” said band co-founder and bassist DANIEL BIRO.  “The chemistry we share as a band cannot be fabricated.  In other words, we know we have something special here.  We’re very excited to be working on a bunch of new songs for everybody.  It’s a new day, and we want to make the most of it.” “Moving forward, I couldn’t be more excited to step into the role of lead singer,” said STEINGARD on his new role. The band is currently writing new music and preparing to introduce the new line-up to fans. Former frontman JASON DUNN announced his departure from HAWK NELSON earlier this year to pursue his solo project LIGHTS GO DOWN.

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ann : April 26, 2012 12:26 pm : Ann D'Alessandro, Staff Pages


At Lancaster Bible College

National Day of Prayer is Next Week! Mark your calendars now for this great event!
Because our nation continues to navigate through extremely challenging and pivotal days, the National Day of Prayer Task Force has chosen “One Nation Under God” as the 2012 theme.  The inspiration is found in Psalm 33:12, which offers this important reminder: “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord…”
There are a lot of events taking place on Wednesday, May 2nd and Thursday, May 3rd.
You can find them all at the website Two of the main events are the Youth Edition on Wednesday from 6:30-8:30PM and the Celebration of Prayer on Thursday from 6-8:30PM at Lancaster Bible College. Dr. David Jeremiah will be the special guest speaker on Thursday. There will be food vendors on site on Thursday from 2-8PM. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs! There is plenty of parking on Thursday at Calvary Church and Intelligencer Printing. Shuttle Buses will be running to take people back and forth. You can find out more information at the website.

All activities will be held Rain or Shine.

Lancaster County National Day of Prayer


Lancaster Bible College – 901 Eden Road, Lancaster, PA  17601

Ann D’Alessandro -


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Life Application Truth-Loving God First

john : April 25, 2012 3:45 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

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.

John Shirk

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phredd : April 24, 2012 4:14 pm : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

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.

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