JOHN SHIRK – First Timothy 6:18 talks about Jesus making the good confession before Pontius Pilate.
In accusing Jesus of blasphemy, the religious leaders handed Him over to Pontius Pilate. That is when Pilate questioned Him, “Are you the king of the Jews?”
This was Jesus’ testimony before Pilate: “My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jews. But now my kingdom is from another place.”
Pilate said, “You are a king then!”
Jesus answered, “You are right in saying I am a king. In fact, for this reason I was born, and for this reason I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.”
Pilate responded by asking, “What is truth?” And then he walked away from Jesus. The good confession of Jesus reveals Himself as a king who is not of this world and the source of truth to set the captives free from the lies of this world. In a world of many voices offering freedom, the most important voice to heed is Jesus Christ.
Christ’s good confession before Pilate is a lesson of faith worth remembering.
JOHN SHIRK – It happened the night before Jesus was crucified. He grabbed a basin and a towel. He knelt down to serve the disciples by washing their feet.
In this simple act, Jesus taught us that service is an act of humility. Jesus literally lowered Himself to serve the disciples as He washed their feet. If Jesus was willing to do that, then none of His servants are so great that they are above performing acts of service that can help others in practical ways.
Jesus said to His disciples in John 13:14, “Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. I tell you the truth, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.”
The washing of the disciples’ feet is an example of service taught by Jesus and is a lesson of faith worth remembering.
Celebrate and sing songs of hosanna and hallelujah to the king today! Here’s our Palm Sunday playlist!
Kristi Leigh — WJTL DJ
|Celebrate The Lord Of Love||Paul Baloche||Open the Eyes of My Heart||2000|
|Here Is Our King (Live Version)||David Crowder||Passion: How Great Is Our God||2005|
|Love||Chris Tomlin & Watoto Childrens Choir||Hello Love||2008|
|All Creatures Of Our God And King (feat. Shawn McDonald)||Bethany Dillon||WOW Hymns||2007|
|Prepare The Way||Charlie Hall||Passion: Our Love Is Loud||2002|
|Great Light of the World||Bebo Norman||Myself When I Am Real||2002|
|Glory To The King||Anthony Evans||The Bridge||2008|
|Sing To The King||Candi Pearson||Passion: Sacred Revolution||2003|
|King Of Glory||Chris Tomlin||Arriving||2004|
|Endless Hallelujah||Matt Redman||10,000 Reasons||2011|
|He Is Yahweh||1000 Generations||Turn Off The Lesser Lights EP||2009|
|Wonderful King||David Crowder||Passion: Our Love Is Loud||2002|
|King Of Heaven (Isaiah 61)||Charlie Hall||Passion: Awakening||2010|
|King Forever||Brett Younker||The New Has Come||2010|
|Exalted (Yahweh)||Chris Tomlin||Hello Love||2008|
|Prepare The Way||Jared Anderson||Live From My Church||2009|
|Sing Hallelujah (feat. Glenn Packiam, Kari Jobe)||New Life Worship||You Hold It All||2011|
|Light Of The World (feat. Matt Redman)||Chris Tomlin||Glory In The Highest-Christmas Songs Of Worship||2009|
|King Of This World||Gateway Worship||The More I Seek You||2010|
|King Of Glory (feat. Paul Meany of Mutemath)||Victory Fellowship Worship Band||Elevator Music||2010|
|All Gods Children||Delirious||Kingdom Of Comfort||2008|
|Hosanna||Hillsong United||All Of The Above||2006|
|** NEW CCM LEGAL ID **||2011|
|O Praise Him (All This For A King)||David Crowder Band||Illuminate||2003|
|Prepare The Way||Jeremy Riddle||The Now And Not Yet||2009|
|Hallelujah What A Savior||Vicky Beeching||Painting The Invisible||2007|
|O Worship the King||Chris Tomlin||Passion: Hymns Ancient and Modern||2004|
|My Deliverer (feat. Rick Elias)||The Ragamuffin Band||The Jesus Record||1998|
|Hosanna in the Highest||Passage||Passage||2001|
|Prepare Ye the Way||Michael W. Smith||A New Hallelujah||2008|
|Hallelujah To My King||Paul Baloche||Our God Saves||2007|
|Shout To The North||Delirious||Cutting Edge||1997|
|At Your Name (Yahweh, Yahweh)||Phil Wickham||Response||2011|
|Make Way||Amber Brooks||Still I Rise||2009|
|Yours Is The Kingdom||Hillsong||God He Reigns||2005|
|Raise Up the Crown (All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name)||Chris Tomlin||Passion: Hymns Ancient and Modern||2004|
|King of Glory (Psalm 24)||Third Day||Offerings – A Worship Album||2000|
|Come Worship the King (feat. Shane & Shane)||Michael W. Smith||Glory Revealed – The Word of God In Worship||2007|
|Hosanna||Paul Baloche||A Greater Song||2007|
|Every Knee Will Bow||Matt Papa||Your Kingdom Come||2009|
|Hail the Day||Sovereign Grace Music||Risen||2011|
|Hosanna (You Are Holy)||Twila Paris||The Ultimate Collection||2006|
|Generous King||Sovereign Grace Music||The Gathering||2011|
|Hosanna (Be Lifted Higher)||Israel Houghton||Love God. Love People.||2010|
|King Of Wonders (feat. Matt Redman, Tim Hughes, Joel Houston of Hillsong)||CompassionArt||CompassionArt||2009|
|Yahweh (feat. Passion)||Chris Tomlin||Passion: White Flag||2012|
|When I Think of You (with the African Children’s Choir)||Michael W. Smith||A New Hallelujah||2008|
|Saviour King||Hillsong United||All Of The Above||2006|
|Hosanna||Christy Nockels||Passion: God Of This City||2008|
Last night we had the special blessing of hosting a tour with the Aktion Club from Friendship Community. Friendship Community is a Christian Ministry Cultivating Capabilities of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities in Lancaster and Lebanon Counties of South Central Pennsylvania since 1972. Friendship’s Milt Stoltzfus brought about 25 of their group to tour the Junction Center and find out how Radio and WJTL works. Unbeknown to us, they had also chosen WJTL as one of their organizations to support financially.
Many of the Friendship folks listen to WJTL and count us as friends. One of our on-air highlights each year is when the Friendship Singers come on the morning show and sing Christmas Carols.
Here is a pic of the presentation of their donation and another shot of the tour. Thanks Friendship Community. We love and appreciate you!
March 22, 23 & 24, 2013
5) Emmanuel Baptist Church will be hosting a Community Kids Easter Egg Hunt, Beechwood Lane, Elizabethtown, Sunday (March 24) 1:30-3pm. Activities Include: Games; Popcorn; Face Painting; Coffee, Drinks & Treats; Easter Devotional; and an Egg Hunt! More Info: 717-201-4031
4) Easter Egg Hunt at West Green Tree Church of the Brethren in Elizabethtown tomorrow (Saturday March 23) at 10:30am for Children ages 1-10. There will be light refreshments and a craft following the egg hunt. More Info: 717-653-5367
3) LifePoint Church, Hillcrest Ave Harrisburg will be hosting their annual all-ages Easter Eggstravaganza outreach event, tomorrow (Saturday, March 23) starting at 1 pm (rain or shine), Hours of games, crafts, food and fun for the whole family– absolutely free! Chances to win a free iPod!
2) New Life Church in Lancaster Easter Egg Hunt tomorrow (Sat Mar 23) with over 30,000 candy and prize stuffed eggs, free food, games, and prizes for all ages beginning at 9AM! Please pre-register at newlifelancaster.org
1) KCB at Rockvale Outlets Lancaster tomorrow (Sat. March 23rd) from 9am-Noon. Easter Candy, cookies from Chick-Fil-A Lincoln Highway East and more. More info: kidscookiebreak.com
JOHN SHIRK – On the week leading up to Jesus’ crucifixion, He spent some time in Jerusalem. He entered the temple area and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves. He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house will be called a house of prayer, but you are making it a den of robbers.’”
The temple was designed to be a place of worship, but by the time Jesus stepped onto the scene, it became a place where some people took advantage of others financially. Jesus took action to cleanse the temple to rid the temple area of this practice. Jesus had zeal for God’s house to be a place of pure devotion and worship.
This scene becomes more personal when we realize what the Bible says about the body of the believer. First Corinthians 6:19 tells us that our body is a temple of the Holy Spirit. Where there is corruption within, Jesus will take action to cleanse the temple, so that our bodies will be houses of worship, purely devoted to Christ.
The cleansing of the temple 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.) Question: Do you like festive Latin rhythms and percussion in your music? How about a triumphant, jubilant horn section? If this sounds like the kind of music you enjoy, then look no further than “Make Some Noise,” the new project from Salvador. Salvador is a Latin-rock band from Texas, led by singer/guitarist Nic Gonzales. The band draws heavy influence from the Tex-Mex sound of their home state, and they also cite the Los Angeles band Los Lobos as a primary source of inspiration. Salvador seemingly burst upon the scene in 2000 with their breakthrough single “Lord, I Come Before You,” and they continue to make music for a strong fan base.Recently, on New Tunes at 9, I spoke to Nic Gonzales about the band’s longevity, strong musicianship, and their cover version of the song, “Higher Love,” (which was brought to his attention by his wife, singer/songwriter Jaci Velasquez). http://wjtl.com/listen/wjtl-casts/ For more on Salvador, go to http://salvadorlive.com/; you’ll find a link to buy “Make Some Noise” on iTunes and Amazon, plus the band’s facebook page which is currently running a contest called, “We come and perform for you.”
JOHN SHIRK – As Jesus entered the holy city on a donkey, a very large crowd was there to spread cloaks on the road. Others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds were shouting, “Hosanna to the son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!”
Hosanna is a word that means “save.” This word was a cry of the Old Testament. Psalm 118:25 says, “O LORD, save us.” In Jesus, the prayer for salvation becomes a declaration of praise. “Salvation belongs to our God.” Jesus rode into Jerusalem with shouts of joy from a welcoming crowd.
In a matter of days, the cry on the streets would not be for Jesus to save them, but for Pontius Pilate to crucify Jesus. What Jesus’ opponents did not know was that by going to the cross, Jesus was fulfilling God’s purpose of saving His people from their sins. Our plea for salvation becomes an answer to prayer through Jesus Christ.
The shout of Hosanna is a lesson of faith worth remembering.
Here’s all the song information for this morning’s Praise & Worship Show, packed with mini-theme after mini-theme. Let these mini-themes soak into your heart as we sing this morning. God is close, He’s glorious, you’re forgiven and now is the time to worship!
Keep in touch if you have questions and comments on the songs,
Kristi Leigh – WJTL DJ
|Your Glory||All Sons & Daughters||Season One||2012|
|Glorious (feat. Christy Nockels)||Chris Tomlin||Passion: Everything Glorious||2006|
|All Glory||Tim Hughes||Love Shine Through||2011|
|Thine Be The Glory||Rend Collective Experiment||Organic Family Hymnal||2010|
|For Your Glory (We Will Dance)||Matt Redman||We Shall Not Be Shaken||2009|
|Dance In The River||Chris Tomlin||Passion: Our Love Is Loud||2002|
|Praise You With The Dance||Casting Crowns||Casting Crowns||2003|
|We Will Dance||David Ruis|
|Closer||Bethel Live Feat. Steffany Frizzell-Gretzinger||For The Sake Of The World||2012|
|Closer||Charlie Hall||Flying Into Daybreak||2006|
|Be Near||Shane & Shane||Carry Away||2003|
|Jesus Keep Me Near The Cross||Paul Colman||Bridges – Classic Hymns, Modern Worship||2005|
|Holy Moment||Plumbline||Louder Than the World: Burn II||2006|
|Moment Made For Worshipping||Steven Curtis Chapman||All About Love||2003|
|Here I Am To Worship (Live)||Chris Tomlin||Passion: Our Love Is Loud||2002|
|Mercy||Casting Crowns||Songs 4 Worship Ultimate||2011|
|Cry Mercy||David Crowder||All I Can Say||1998|
|Lord Have Mercy||Eoghan Heaslip||Celtic Worship – Live From Ireland 2||2007|
|Word Of God Speak||Mercy Me||Spoken For||2003|
|Lamp||Charlie Hall||The Rising||2010|
|Ancient Words||Michael W. Smith||Worship Again||2002|
|Cornerstone (My Hope Is Built)||Hillsong Live||Cornerstone EP||2012|
|Jesus, Firm Foundation (feat. Steven Curtis Chapman, Mark Hall and Mandisa)||Mike Donehey||Jesus, Firm Foundation (compilation)||2013|
|The Solid Rock||Charlie Hall||Passion: Hymns Ancient and Modern||2004|
|I Stand Amazed||Bart Millard||Hymned Again||2008|
|This Is Amazing Grace||Bethel Live Feat. Jeremy Riddle||For The Sake Of The World||2012|
|Amazing Love||Bebo Norman||WOW Worship Red||2005|
|Hallelujah (Your Love Is Amazing)||Brenton Brown||Surrender||2000|
|Before the Throne of God Above||Shane & Shane||Pages||2007|
|We Come To Your Throne With Weeping (feat. Mac Powell)||Jeff Deyo||Light||2003|
|To The King (feat. Mark Millard)||Vineyard||One Glimpse||2003|
|I Could Sing of Your Love Forever||Delirious||The Cutting Edge||1997|
|Forever And A Day||Anthony Skinner||Forever And A Day||2004|
|Forever||Chris Tomlin||The Noise We Make||2001|
|Glory To God Forever||Fee||Hope Rising||2009|
|I Am Set Free||All Sons & Daughters||Season One||2012|
|Freedom Song||Desperation Band||Who You Are||2006|
|Set Free (feat. Matt Redman)||Chris Tomlin||Passion: Here For You||2011|
|I Am Free||Jared Anderson||51 Must Have Modern Worship Hits||2007|
|We Have Been Forgiven||Seven Places||Glowing||2007|
|Forgiven||Bethel Live Feat. Brian Johnson||For The Sake Of The World||2012|
|Because Im Forgiven||Phillips, Craig and Dean||Let The Worshippers Arise||2006|
|Sing Along||Christy Nockels||Into The Glorious||2012|
|Sing, Sing, Sing||Chris Tomlin||Passion: God Of This City||2008|
|My Soul Sings||Delirious||Kingdom Of Comfort||2008|
|Who You Are||Glenn Packiam||Worship Project P40.3||2004|
|Who You Are||Desperation Band||Who You Are||2006|
|For Who You Are||Hillsong||Mighty To Save||2006|
|Who You Are||JJ Heller||Loved||2013|
JOHN SHIRK – Jonah is a fascinating book of the Bible recalling the journey of Jonah to Nineveh to preach God’s word and declare His warning of impending calamity.
In a significant development, the city responds favorably to Jonah’s message and the city is spared destruction.
Jonah became displeased. He became angry, and vented his anger to the LORD. He said, “Now, O LORD, take away my life, for it is better for me to die than to live.”
Sometimes, even the prophets needed an attitude adjustment. There was a time when Elijah was fearful and wanted to die. There was a time when Jeremiah was timid to become one of God’s prophets. The LORD had to remind him not to underestimate what God could do with His help. Jonah needed an attitude adjustment too.
The LORD shared His heart of concern for people with Jonah. He said, “Nineveh has more than a hundred and twenty thousand people who cannot tell their right hand from their left, and many cattle as well. Should I not be concerned about that great city?”
The LORD’s word with Jonah challenges us to share God’s concern for souls, and is a lesson of faith worth remembering.