JOHN SHIRK – From Isaiah 40:30 and 31.
“Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
Here we see three benefits of God’s grace granted to those who put their hope in the Lord.
1) He renews our strength. He gives us the energy and motivation for doing His will faithfully.
2) He gives us forward momentum. As we walk with God, He guides us in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
3) He helps us to overcome life’s challenges and difficulties. To soar on wings like eagles is a picture of rising above the obstacles on the ground. We can count on God to carry us through times of trial and overcome the hurdles that slow down our spiritual progress. Jesus said we would have trouble, but not without His presence.
Hope is an acknowledgment that life is not as glorious as it will be, but by God’s grace, we will go forward in God’s plan, accomplish what He called us to do, and reach the place He is preparing for us.
Hope in the Lord is a vital sign of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.
WJTL’s live broadcast from LifeWay Christian Store in Harrisburg has been postponed to a later date.
FIVE FUN FREE FAMILY THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND!!! October 26, 27 & 28
5) Grace Point Church of Paradise Fall Fun Fest, tonight (Oct. 26) 6-8:30 p.m. Free meal for those who register, games, candy & fun. Non-scary costumes or masks please. More info: 717-687-7971.
4) Bethel Assembly of God’s Twelfth Annual Light the Night, tonight (Friday, October 26) 6-9pm in Littlestown. “Light the Night” is an alternative to trick-or-treating and is for families that have children under 12 years of age. More info: bethelag.com
3) St. David’s E.C. Church in Dover Community Fun Fest tonight (Friday, October 26th) from 6 to 9PM. Located behind Pizza Hut off Rte. 74 in Dover. Fun, Food, Games, Hayrides, Bounce House, Candy and costume contests with prizes, More Info: 717-764-0033
2) Gateway Church International “Wacky Wild Safari” tonight (Friday, October 26) from 6-8PM, Blunston Rd, East York. This is a fun, family Halloween alternative. Children and parents are encouraged to come dressed for the event in their most wild and wacky safari costumes. Food, Games, Face Painting, Crafts, Rides including Bounce House, Barrel Trains, Hay Rides and lots of CANDY at Candy Lane. Music and Puppet entertainment too. More info:717-252-4148
1) Calvary Church of Lancaster Harvest Fair, 1051 Landis Valley Rd, tomorrow (Saturday, Oct 27) 1 to 5pm, A Free Community Event, Fun For The Whole Family, games, rides, prizes and The Kids Cookie Car. More info at the Calvary Church Facebook page.
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. Available this week are two new projects on BEC Recordings that come highly recommended: “Finding Our Way” by Hyland; and “Lights of Distant Cities,” from Bebo Norman.“ Bebo Norman is singer/songwriter from Columbus, Georgia. He’s been releasing music since his 1996 independent project, “Fabric of Verse.” His new record, “Lights of Distant Cities,” continues to affirm the strength of his songwriting skills, while recognizing some of his major influences: the legendary James Taylor and the relative newcomer, John Mayer. Bebo Norman has been quoted as saying, “I’m reminded that the God of the universe thinks my prayers are nothing less than stunning—simply because I am His.” Recently, Bebo Norman spoke to Kristi Leigh about life experiences and navigating the seasons of life. For more on Bebo Norman go to http://bebonorman.com/#!/ss:facebook ? You’ll find the iTunes store, connect on facebook and twitter, read his blog and much more.
JOHN SHIRK -From Hebrews 9:27 and 28.
“Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.
This passage reveals two appearances of Christ to earth. One appearance happened in history. His purpose for coming was to restore us to God through His sacrifice on the cross. The second appearance is a future event. His purpose for coming again is to bring reality to His promise of eternal life.
First Thessalonians 4:17 tells us that when Christ comes again, those who are in Christ will be with the Lord forever.
That is what makes salvation so precious. We will be in God’s presence, and nothing will be able to separate us from life’s most important relationship.
Being ready for Christ’s second appearance is a vital sign of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.
The Loudest Sound Ever Heard / Chase The Kangaroo Tour 2012
Coming to Manheim BIC/Warehouse 54 on Thursday, Nov. 8th at 7:30PM. (Doors at 6:30PM)
The Choir consists of Derri Daugherty, Vocals and Guitar, Steve Hindalong, Drums and Vocals, Tim Chandler, Bass, Dan Michaels on Sax & Lyricon.
“This subtle and often introspective band has built a loyal following in the course of its career, a following that has seen them through countless national and international tours, recording hiatuses, a Grammy nomination, a Dove award, and in the past two years, a rejuvenated recording and touring schedule that rivals the band’s late ’80s – mid ’90s pace. Says Daugherty, “you get your second wind after a while – there’s the appearance of success, and what an artist would consider real success, which is making great music and writing songs in the hope that people will want to listen for a lot of years. And we’ve never had big commercial success, but we feel like we’ve really had that kind of artistic success that is long term.”
“It’s been said that in the music business, indie is the new major. Artists are experimenting with new models of funding, recording, touring and sharing their music in ways that confound many large labels, and give artists the freedom to forge new paths to connect their music to fans. It’s within this landscape that iconic alternative rock band The Choir, alums of the major label system, returns with their latest full-length album, The Loudest Sound Ever Heard, their 14th, on their own Galaxy 21 label.”
For Tickets & More Info.http://www.cmilive.com/ or 717-459-3701
This is going to be a great show and I hope to see you there! Tickets will also be available at the door.
Ann D’Alessandro – Huge fan of The Choir! (in case you didn’t guess by now!)
STACEY GAGNE – As I’m sitting at my desk finishing up a project that our intern and volunteers have been helping us with this week; I started thinking about how valuable volunteers are. So decided to say thanks.
Thanks to everyone who volunteers for WJTL. From those of you who help out in the office or at our live remote table, at concert events and festivals, to those who help in your own way by telling others about WJTL. Thanks to you who have handed someone an extra sticker or flyer you happen to have or just spreading the word about us. You rock!
While I’m at it, I would also like to just say thanks to all of you who volunteer in any way … with your local church, ministry, community organization, school etc, etc, etc. Time is valuable. We all work on prioritizing. We give our time to God (hopefully first), our families, our jobs and/or school responsibilities and social lives. Those moments that we give to serve our community are so precious.
So, thanks to everyone who volunteers officially or unofficially and gives your time to serve the community or your neighbor. You are appreciated here.
JOHN SHIRK – From Second Corinthians 1:20.
“For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so, through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.”
Jesus is the fulfillment of God’s promises. In Christ we see the completeness of God’s faithfulness to do what He says He would do. In sending Jesus to the world, He was providing for our greatest needs-forgiveness of our sins and restoration to God.
The fulfillment of God’s promises builds the faith of the believer so that we proclaim His praises. As Jesus is lifted up, He said He would draw all men to Himself. That means, through the cross, Jesus is extending His invitation for us to come to Him for forgiveness and restoration. No one who receives Jesus as Savior and Lord is denied His grace. The fact that God is true to His Word means that we can trust His promises, including the gift of eternal life to all who put their faith in Jesus.
Trusting God’s Promises is a vital sign of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.
JOHN SHIRK – From Luke 9:20.
Jesus was having a conversation with His disciples. He asked them what other people were saying about His identity. Different names were brought up in response to His question. Some were saying that Jesus is John the Baptist. Others were saying Elijah. And still others were saying that Jesus was one of the prophets of long ago come back to life.
Then Jesus asked, “But what about you? Who do you say I am?”
Peter answered, “The Christ of God.”
Peter was acknowledging Jesus as being sent by God to be the Savior of the world. What we believe about Jesus will affect the vital areas of our lives, including our eternal salvation, our influence in the world, and our sense of purpose for living life. What we believe about Jesus will affect how we treat other people. We will heed carefully the “one another” commands of the Bible. Love one another. Encourage one another. Be kind and compassionate to one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. Peter was blessed for recognizing Jesus as the Messiah. So will we. First John 4:15 says “If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him, and he in God.”
Acknowledging Jesus as the Messiah is a vital sign of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.