JOHN SHIRK – In Christ, we see a perfect record of obedience to the Father’s will. He said in John 14:31, “I do exactly what my Father has commanded me.” He became the unblemished sacrifice for our sins. Even though He never sinned, He paid the penalty of our sins at the cross. Speaking of Jesus, Second Corinthians 5:21 says, “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”
How does that happen? How can we be made righteous in the eyes of God when our track record shows a history of moral failures? The Bible says that ‘the righteous will live by faith.’ When we trust in the name of Jesus for salvation, God no longer holds our sin against us. We are forgiven and set free from the death sentence that our sins deserve. The sinless life of Christ made Him a worthy sacrifice for our sins. His death and resurrection has made Him the worthy Savior to be praised.
Jesus is in a separate category from every human being who walked on the face of the earth. Because of His sinless record and obedience to death on a cross, God has exalted him to the highest place and has given Him the name that is above every name.
The sinless life of Christ is a lesson of faith worth remembering.
April 12, 13 & 14, 2013
5) Jesse Rothacker and Forgotten Friends Reptiles will be at DOVE Westgate Church in Ephrata tonight (Friday, April 12) at 6:30pm to conduct a reptile show for families. Snacks will be provided after the show. More Info: 717-721-3775
4) Ichthus Coffee House at Emmanuel Evangelical Free Church of York, Sunday, (April 14) from 7-11pm. Open mic from 7 to 8 and Featured Band, “Under The Son” at 8 PM till 9 PM followed by more open mic.
3) Several worship bands from Lancaster Bible College will host an evening of worship with guest artists and local youth bands, Tonight (Friday, April 12) from 7-9PM at Lancaster Bible College Chapel. Free tickets are required for admission. Donations will be received to help with the cost of the event. More Info: 717-560-8218
2) BeadforLife Opportunity Tour Sunday (April 14) at
St. John’s Episcopal Church, 321 W. Chestnut St. Lancaster, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Meet Joan & Teddy! Both were living on less than a dollar a day until they met BeadforLife. Hear these two entrepreneurs who changed their lives when given a small opportunity. Learn how they earned money and started vibrant businesses that now support their families. More info: BeadForLife.org
1) Annual Lancaster Barnstormers Fan Fest at Clipper Magazine Stadium, Saturday (April 13) Admission to the event is FREE. Gates will open at noon. Barnstormers will host the Camden Riversharks at 1:00 p.m The first 200 fans will receive a FREE hot dog combo meal and the first 150 kids through the gate will receive FREE cotton candy. Turkey Hill will also be passing out FREE ice cream cups. Bring your gloves for pre-game toss and catch on the outfield grass, and kids can make the post-game dash around the bases. A face painter and a balloon artist will also be on hand. More Info: (717) 509-4487
JOHN SHIRK – Philippians 2:6 tells us that “being in very nature God, he did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death-even death on a cross!”
Jesus deserved the crown of glory. Instead, He wore the crown of thorns.
Jesus was worthy of being lifted up to a throne of honor. Instead, He suffered the cross of shame.
Jesus was worthy of being served as a distinguished leader. Instead, He came to serve and give His life as a ransom for many.
There is an important reason to examine the attitude of Christ. Philippians 2:5 says, “Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus.”
The attitude of Jesus is a lesson of faith worth remembering.
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.) For seventeen years, the band Delirious was a major force in the world of worship music. Led by singer/songwriter/guitarist Martin Smith, Delirious recorded anthems like “I Could Sing of Your Love Forever,” “Did You Feel the Mountains Tremble,” and “Majesty (Here I Am).” In 2009, Delirious disbanded with Martin Smith explaining that he wanted to devote more time to his wife, family, children and the CompassionArt Project. (CommpassionArt is an international development charity, founded by Smith and his wife, Anna.) Since the breakup of Delirious, Martin Smith has been quietly releasing several EP’s, under the series name, “God’s Great Dance Floor.” On April 23rd, he’ll he releasing the full-length project, “God’s Great Dance Floor Step 1.” You can order the new project, and his book “Delirious. My Journey with the Band, a Growing Family and an Army of History Makers,” at amazon.com. (Martin’s official homepage is http://martinsmith.tv/ You’ll find links to facebook, twitter and more.)
Start planning for this year’s Lancaster County National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 2nd at Lancaster Bible College! This year’s theme is Matthew 12:21 “In His name the nations will put their hope.” The 100 voice NDP Choir will start with a worship concert at 5:30PM. Greg Laurie will be the featured speaker. Greg is the senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside and Irving, CA. He has also authored over 70 books and held his Harvest Crusades around the world. Food vendors will be available from 2-8PM. Bring blankets and lawn chairs.
The Youth Edition will be held on Wednesday, May 1st from 6-9PM. NEW this year, it will be held at Binns Park in Lancaster!!
Ann D’Alessandro – Hope to see you at NDP!
JOHN SHIRK – In First Corinthians 15, the Apostle Paul talked about our situation if Christ did not rise from the dead. He said in verse 14, “If Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.”
He said, “If only for this life we have hope in Christ we are to be pitied more than all men.”
Paul was living with an eternal perspective. He assures us that Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, and because of His resurrection, those who are in Christ will be made alive.
Jesus told His followers, “Because I live, you also will live.” Because Jesus lives, our failures are not fatal, our faith is not futile, and death is not final. Our labor has purpose, our soul is secure, and our future is forever in the grace of God. This is our hope when our faith is in Christ to save us from our sins.
The hope of the resurrection is a lesson of faith worth remembering.
Today’s show features a “Lift” theme for the first 90 minutes or so. Keep in touch if you have any questions, comments or suggestions!
Kristi Leigh – WJTL DJ
|Always||Kristian Stanfill||Passion: Here For You||2011|
|As I Lift You Up||Jeff Deyo||Light||2004|
|Raise My Voice||Robbie Seay Band||Rich & Poor||2013|
|Be Lifted High||Bethel Live||Be Lifted High||2011|
|Lifting My Hands||Deluge||Bethany Presents Deluge (LIVE)||2008|
|I Lift My Hands||Chris Tomlin||And If Our God Is For Us||2010|
|Lord I Lift Your Name on High||The Katinas||Lifestyle||2002|
|We Lift You Up||Glenn Packiam||Desperation||2003|
|I Will Lift My Eyes||Bebo Norman||Between the Dreaming and the Coming True||2006|
|You Raise Me Up||Selah||Hiding Place||2004|
|Be Lifted High||Michael W. Smith||Stand||2007|
|Lift Up My Eyes||Steve Mason||Soul Lift – Sound track for the Soul||2001|
|Raise Your Hands||Tommy Coomes Praise Band||My Hope||2002|
|Ever Lifting||Christy Nockels||Into The Glorious||2012|
|Lift High The Cross||Sovereign Grace Music||The Gathering||2011|
|God Will Lift Up Your Head||Jars Of Clay||Redemption Songs||2005|
|Hosanna (Be Lifted Higher)||Israel Houghton||Love God. Love People.||2010|
|Raise Up the Crown (All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name)||Chris Tomlin||Passion: Hymns Ancient and Modern||2004|
|I Lift My Eyes Up||Vineyard UK||I Love Your Presence||2001|
|Lift The Name (feat. Jared Anderson)||New Life Worship||You Hold It All||2011|
|Jesus, I Lift My Eyes||Jars Of Clay||Redemption Songs||2005|
|Turn Your Eyes||Jadon Lavik||Roots Run Deep||2008|
|Open The Eyes Of My Heart||Paul Baloche||The Writers Collection||2008|
|The Eyes Of My Heart||Tim Hughes||Here I Am To Worship||2001|
|Shine On Us||Phillips, Craig and Dean||My Utmost For His Highest|
|Furious (feat. Jeremy Riddle)||Bethel Live||Be Lifted High||2011|
|Open Up The Sky||Deluge||Deeper (Integrity Compilation)||2008|
|Highest Place||Desperation Band||Light Up The World||2009|
|Awaken The Dawn (feat. Paul Meany of Mutemath)||Victory Fellowship Worship Band||Elevator Music||2010|
|Rooftops||Jesus Culture||Come Away||2010|
|Fling Wide||Misty Edwards||Fling Wide||2009|
|Before the Throne of God Above||Shane & Shane||Pages||2007|
|I Can Only Imagine||Rita Springer||Effortless||2002|
|At Your Name (Forever)||Tim Hughes||Love Shine Through||2011|
|Scandal Of Grace||Hillsong United||Zion||2013|
|Oh! Great Is Our God!||The Sing Team||Oh! Great Is Our God!||2012|
|Come On My Soul||Rend Collective Experiment||Organic Family Hymnal||2010|
|Stir Up A Hunger||Paul Baloche||God Of Wonders||2001|
|Whom Shall I Fear (God Of Angel Armies)||Chris Tomlin||Burning Lights||2012|
|A Mighty Fortress||Christy Nockels||Passion: Awakening (Deluxe Edition)||2010|
|One Thing Remains (Studio Version) (feat. Passion)||Kristian Stanfill||Passion: White Flag||2012|
|10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)||Matt Redman||10,000 Reasons||2012|
|Closer||Bethel Live Feat. Steffany Frizzell-Gretzinger||For The Sake Of The World||2012|
|Your Love Never Fails||Jesus Culture||Your Love Never Fails||2008|
|All My Fountains||Chris Tomlin||Passion: Here For You||2011|
|Great I Am (feat. Jared Anderson)||New Life Worship||You Hold It All||2011|
|Sing Along||Christy Nockels||Into The Glorious||2012|
|King Of Wonders (feat. Matt Redman, Tim Hughes, Joel Houston of Hillsong)||CompassionArt||CompassionArt||2009|
|The Lord Our God (feat. Passion)||Kristian Stanfill||Passion: Let The Future Begin||2013|
|Fall On Your Knees||David Crowder Band||Give Us Rest-A Requiem Mass in C (The Happiest of All Keys)||2012|
April 5, 6 & 7, 2013
5) The Trust Performing Arts Center Coffee House Hosted by LBC. Get the first look at the Trust Performing Arts Center. LBC bands: Stuart Young, Alicia Carver, Jamie Saez. and more, as part of First Friday Lancaster, Tonight (Friday, April 5) 6-9pm More Info: LBC.edu
4) Steven Courtney and the Suitcase Musicians in concert, tonight (Friday, April 5) at Dallastown Elementary School Family Fun Night at 7pm. More Info: stevencourtney.com
3) Piercing Word Ministries Scripture Drama, Sunday (April 7th) at 7pm at Lyndon Mennonite Church in Lancaster. The Piercing Word team will be dramatizing memorized Scripture focusing on Easter Week. More Info: 717 392 4412
2) Free dinner and a movie – Courageous at Palmyra First United Methodist Church in Palmyra on Sunday (April 7th) from 4-7PM. Open and free to the community. Includes guest speaker, former Hershey Bear Willie Marshall. More Info: 717-838-2551
1) 5th Annual Garden Spot Village Marathon, Tomorrow (Saturday, April 6) Marathon, Relay & Half Marathon beginning at 8:00 a.m. KCB Broadcasting Live and giving out FREE goodies including Chick-fil-A cookies! Chances to request songs, win prizes and talk on the radio. All Proceeds Benefit the Garden Spot Village Benevolent Fund. More info: GardenSpotVillageMarathon.org
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.) What more can you say that hasn’t already been said about iconic singer/songwriter Steven Curtis Chapman? His numerous titles include, among others, musician, producer, actor, and adoption advocate. (To date, Chapman was won 56 GMA Dove Awards, more than any other artist in history, and he’s been actively releasing music since the 1980’s.) Outside of music, Steven and Mary Beth Chapman started a charity organization called ‘Show Hope,’ designed to mobilize individuals and communities to care for orphans. Now, in 2013, Chapman has released a stellar new project called, “Deep Roots.” “Deep Roots,” an Appalachian-music project, debuted at No. 2 on the Christian albums chart, and No. 68 on the Billboard 200. Those numbers are very impressive, considering that the project hasn’t received a lot of attention; it’s a testament to Chapman’s loyal fan base. For more on “Deep Roots,” go to http://stevencurtischapman.com/. You’ll find a link to buy the new project, via a partnership with Cracker Barrell. In addition, you can also purchase “Roots” on iTunes.
JOHN SHIRK – In his speech on the day of Pentecost, Peter made a declaration that was both powerful and controversial. He said in Acts 2:32, “God has raised this Jesus to life, and we are all witnesses of the fact.”
Peter called the resurrection of Jesus a fact. It would have been recognized by many witnesses that Jesus died on a cross, but not every one had seen Jesus alive. If the claim of Jesus’ resurrection had been nonsense, Jesus’ adversaries could have produced the body to indicate otherwise. However, the Bible records that the tomb was empty and the body was gone. Opponents of Jesus did not present the evidence of a body.
A rumor was circulating that the disciples stole the body. But if that were the case, would they really have become martyrs for a lie? Those followers of Jesus who claimed to see Jesus after He rose from the dead were willing to die for that claim, which is a powerful testimony of their conviction.
Here is another compelling claim of the resurrection: Romans 10:9 says, “If you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
The compelling claim of the early church leaders is a lesson of faith worth remembering.