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Life Application Truth-Grace and Truth

john : September 4, 2012 2:17 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – From John 1:14.

Speaking of Jesus, “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

The life of Jesus was measured in the fullness of grace and truth, which overflows into the hearts of His followers. There are key questions that we can ask ourselves to discern to what degree Jesus is influencing our lives by His grace and truth.

Do I seek forgiveness or vengeance when someone has wronged me?

Do I hunger for God’s Word as a person’s stomach hungers for food?

Does the love of Jesus for me make a difference in how I treat other people?

Am I committed to live by the principles of the Bible and promote them as truth?

Have I received the free gift of grace that Jesus offered at the cross and empty grave?

Am I willing to be filled with the Holy Spirit and to be guided by His counsel?

Our honest answers to these questions will reveal to what extent we are impacted by the grace and truth of Jesus Christ.

A life aligned with God’s grace and truth is a vital sign of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Praise & Worship Show Playlist (Sept.2)

kristi : September 2, 2012 6:00 am : Kristi Leigh, music, Staff Pages

Praise & Worship Show Playlist

September 02, 2012

 

6:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.  *”Freedom Songs” Mini-Theme from 6:00-7:00 a.m.!

“I Am Set Free” by All Sons & Daughters from “Season One”

“Set Free” by Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman from “Passion: Here For You”

“Freedom is Here” by Esterlyn from “Call Out”

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

“The Freedom We Know” by Hillsong from “Mighty To Save”

“Freedom Reigns” by Jesus Culture, Kim Walker-Smith from “Come Away”

“Free” by Shawn McDonald” from “Ripen”

“It Was For Freedom” by New Life Worship from “You HOld It All”

“We Are Free” by Brad & Rebekah from “The THings Of God”

“We Are Free” by Aaron Shust from “This Is What We Believe”

“Freedom Song” by Desperation Band from “Who You Are”

“I Am Free” by Jared Anderson from “51 Must Have Modern Worship Hits”

“Break Free” by Hillsong United from “All Of The Above”

“No Chains On Me” by Chris Tomlin from “And If Our God Is For Us”

 

7:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.

“Love Song” by Victory Fellowship Worship Band, Paul Meany of MuteMath from “Elevator Music”

“Furious” by Bethel Live, Jeremy Riddle from “Be Lifted High”

“Here We Are” by Bellarive from “The Heartbeat”

“Awakening” by Hillsong United from “Aftermath”

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

“At Your Name (Forever)” by Tim Hughes from “Love Shine Through”

“Movements” by Rend Collective Experiment from “Organic Family Hymnal”

“Refiner’s Fire” by Brian Doerksen from “Songs 4 Worship Ultimate”

“Great I Am” by New Life Worship, Jared Anderson from “You Hold It All”

“Nothing But The Blood” by Andy Cherry from “Nothing Left To Fear”

“Manifesto” by The City Harmonic from “Introducing The City Harmonic”

 

8:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.

“Faithful” by SisterBrother from “SisterBrother”

“Oh! Great Is Our God!” by The Sing Team from “Oh! Great Is Our God!”

“Isaiah 55″ by Leigh Nash from “Hymns and Sacred Songs”

“Your Love Is Strong” by Jon Foreman from “Limbs and Branches”

“Endless Hallelujah” by by Matt Redman from “10,000 Reasons”

“All Glory” by TimHughes from “Love Shine Through”

“All Praise To You” by All Sons & Daughters from “Season One”

“Impossible Possible” by Jared Anderson from “The Narrow Road”

“Carry Your Name” by Christy Nockels from “Passion: Here For You”

“Lead Me To The Cross” by Francesca Battistelli from “Artists In Adoration”

“Take Heart” by Hillsong United from “Aftermath”

“10,000 Reasons” by Matt Redman from “10,000 Reasons”

 

9:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.

“One Thing Remains” by Jesus Culture, Chris Quilala from “Come Away”

“My Glorious” by Victory Fellowship Worship Band, Paul Meany of Mutemath from “Elevator Music”

“Always” by Kristian Stanfill from “Passion: Here For You”

“Joyful, Joyful” by Laura Hackett from “Joy (LIVE)”

“My Soul Longs” by The Neverclaim from “Revival”

“Your Love Never Fails” by Jesus Culture from “Your Love Never Fails”

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

“I Was Created To Worship” by Brian & Jenn Johnson from “We Believe”

“The Potter’s Hand” by Darlene Zschech from “WOW Worship Red”

“Here Is Our King (Live)” by David Crowder from “Passion: How Great Is Our God”

“Magnificent” by Matt Redman from “10,000 Reasons”

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Philip Herndon’s New Music

kristi : August 31, 2012 3:49 pm : Kristi Leigh, music, Staff Pages

KRISTI LEIGH – Local worship artist, Philip Herndon, was live in the WJTL studios today with his Oceans In Love band-mate, Tyler.  Check out Philip’s website for details on his upcoming October release, “Love In Every Motion” or to download the first single, “My Joy” (which includes all kinds of instruments–even banjo and pots and pans)!

Here’s the promo video for the new record:

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5 FUN FREE LABOR DAY WEEKEND TODOS

phredd : August 31, 2012 9:00 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

FIVE FUN FREE FAMILY THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND!!! August 31, Sept 1, 2 and 3, 2012

5) Garden Tractor Pulls tomorrow (Sat Sep 1) at Newberrytown Peddlers Market, Dover, PA from 10am – 2pm
More info: 717-932-4264

4)Christian Recording Artist, Derek Sandstrom in concert Sunday (Sept. 2nd) at 7:30pm at the Mt.Olivet Campmeeting. A free-will offering will be received. More info: 717-503-8520

3) The 28th Annual Labor Day Auction to Benefit Hospice of Lancaster County at the Lampeter Fairgrounds today, tomorrow (Saturday, Sept 1) and Sunday (Sept 2)  More info:717 295-3900

2) 25th Annual Heart of Lancaster Arts and Craft Showtomorrow (Saturday, Sept 1) and Sunday (Sept 2) from 10am to 4pm both days rain or shine, at Root’s Market, Manheim. 200 Select Artists and Craftsmen from Pennsylvania and nearby states will display their work. Live entertainment by the Susquehanna Pipes and Drums and a Jazz group, Over Easy. More info: heartoflancasterartsandcraftshow.com

1) High School Football kicks off this weekend, take in a game, enjoy the band, some are free, some a nominal charge. Tonight Warwick takes on Manheim Central, Hempfield visits Lampeter Strasburg, E-town plays Donegal, Central Dauphin tackles Manheim Township and Dallastown visits Lancaster Catholic.  Lots more games on schedule! One place that you can get more info - Lancasteronline.com has a blog called TheHuddle with lots of info.

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Life Application Truth-How To Shine Like A Star

john : August 31, 2012 8:44 am : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – From Philippians 2:14 and 15.

“Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like the stars of the universe.”

The Hebrews in Moses’ day learned by experience that complaining gets you nowhere fast. They did not show proper gratitude for God’s blessings, and displayed the tendency to grumble against Him. This slowed down their progress, and these tendencies to complain or argue also undermine the witness of the Christian.

Billy Graham once said, “We are the sermons the world is heeding.” Some people, who don’t step inside a church or listen to sermons from pastors, are studying the lives of professing Christians. The displays of actions and attitudes are having an impact on unbelievers, for better or worse, depending on whether or not our lives are lining up with the Bible. In the absence of complaining or arguing, the Christian witness is purified to shine brighter for Jesus with a godly attitude.

Along with the absence of complaining or arguing, the display of gratitude and love are vital signs of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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New Tunes at 9 Roundup: Chris August

phil : August 30, 2012 6:36 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.  The month of August includes outstanding new releases from The Museum, Luminate, Owl City, Tenth Avenue North, Andrew Peterson and TobyMac, among others. Also available now: “The Upside Of Down,” from Chris August. Texas singer/songwriter Chris August released several independent projects before signing to Word Records and releasing his breakthrough disc, “No Far Away,” in 2010. Subsequently, propelled by his radio hit, “Starry Night,” Chris August was nominated for five GMA Dove Award nominations, three of which he won; he was named 2011 New Artist of the year, 2011 Male Vocalist of the Year, and he also won for the 2011 Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year– the aforementioned “Starry Night.” For more on Chris August, go to http://www.chrisaugustmusic.com/; you’ll find videos, iTunes music store, facebook page and more.

phil@wjtl.com

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Life Application Truth-About Judging

john : August 30, 2012 2:17 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – From Matthew 7, verses 1 and 2.

These are the words of Jesus, “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”

Sometimes, this verse is misused to suggest that we should not discern behavior and character. Jesus wants us to use discernment in what we see and what we choose to embrace or reject. If we were not to use judgment in these areas, He would not have said, “Watch out for false prophets.” But He did, and He told us we could recognize them by their fruit.

What Jesus is addressing here is self-righteous evaluation, where we inspect the faults of others without choosing to see our own faults.   Another dangerous kind of judgment is to write someone off as hopeless. God has converted many people who would have been considered lost causes. A third dangerous kind of judgment is judging someone’s motives for their actions. We do not know the heart of others as God does.

If we know someone who is living as though there is no God, we can keep praying for them, keep the door open for them to change their mind about God, and keep treating them as though God does exist and cares about their soul and eternal destiny.

Love and humility are vital signs of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.

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Life Application Truth-Courageous Witnesses

john : August 29, 2012 3:18 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – From Acts 4:20.

Words from Peter and John, who said, “We cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.”

These early church leaders were under pressure to not speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. The authorities were attempting to clamp down on their expression of faith. Peter and John knew what Jesus had told them to do. They knew that if they kept silent, they would not be keeping the word of the Lord.

When we are placed in a position where we are urged to violate principles of the Bible, courage is needed. Peter and John had it. So did the other disciples of Christ. Daniel withstood pressure to compromise his prayer life. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednigo stood tall in the face of pressure to bow down to a false god.

The LORD honors those who honor Him. He brings encouragement through various statements in the Bible, such as Isaiah 41:10, which says, “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Courage is a vital sign of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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New Release Tuesday Equals Excellent New Music!

phil : August 28, 2012 8:41 pm : music, Radio Friend Phil, Staff Pages

Radio Friend Phil – August has been a tremendous month for new music! New releases have already come our way from Chris August (“The Upside of Down”) http://www.chrisaugustmusic.com/, Tenth Avenue North (“The Struggle”) http://tenthavenuenorth.com/, and Owl City (“The Midsummer Station”) http://owlcitymusic.com/.  Here are a few of the key projects releasing this week: Toby Mac (“Eye On It”) http://www.tobymac.com/, Luminate (“Welcome To Daylight”) http://www.luminatemusic.com/, Phil King (self-titled), Andrew Peterson (“Light For The Lost Boy”) http://www.andrew-peterson.com/, and The Museum (“My Only Rescue”) http://themuseummusic.com/.

phil@wjtl.com

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Thanks for Voting!

stacey : August 28, 2012 1:17 pm : Stacey Gagne, Staff Pages

STACEY GAGNE -  Thanks for voting for WJTL in Lancaster Newspapers 2012 Reader’s Choice Awards.   Because of your votes, we received a 2nd Place Win for Favorite Radio Station.  Thanks for the many ways you let others know about the ministry of WJTL!

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