|O Holy Night||Hillsong||Born Is The King EP||2011|
|We Three Kings||SisterBrother||(single)||2011|
|Hark The Herald Angels Sing/King Of Heaven||Paul Baloche||Christmas Worship||2013|
|Born That We May Have Life (feat. Christy Nockels and Ed Cash)||Chris Tomlin||Glory In The Highest-Christmas Songs Of Worship||2009|
|Glory||Big Daddy Weave||Christ Is Come||2009|
|Shout For Joy||Lincoln Brewster||Joy To The World (A Christmas Collection)||2012|
|Manger Throne (feat. Derri Daugherty, Julie Miller)||Mac Powell||City On A Hill – Its Christmas Time||2002|
|Immanuel||Point Of Grace||Home For The Holidays||2010|
|God Is With Us||Amy Grant||Gloria||2004|
|Sing Gloria (feat. Charlie Peacock)||Ginny Owens||Gloria||2004|
|Love Has A Name||Jason Gray||Bethlehem Skyline Vol. 2||2010|
|Hope Has Come||Matt Papa||Bethlehem Skyline Vol. 2||2010|
|Light Of The World||Lauren Daigle||Joy To The World||2013|
|God Has Come To Earth||Aaron Shust||CD-single||2008|
|Hallelujah The Lord Has Come||Jadon Lavik||Christmas||2010|
|Messiah (The Christmas Version)||Phil Wickham||Joy To The World – The Ultimate Christmas Collection||2006|
|When Hope Came Down||Kari Jobe||Where I Find You (Christmas Edition)||2012|
|O Rejoice||Hillsong||Celebrating Christmas||2005|
|Our Hope Endures (Christmas Version)||Natalie Grant||(single)||2008|
|Joyful We Adore You||Michael OBrien||Christmas||2012|
|Hail Almighty King (feat. Cliff Young, Andrew Osenga)||Caedmons Call||Come Let Us Adore Him – A Christmas Worship Experience||2005|
|Messiah Has Come||Cindy Morgan||Come Let Us Adore Him – A Christmas Worship Experience||2005|
|Silent Night (feat. Nichole Nordeman)||Mark Schultz||WOW Christmas||2002|
|Glory In The Highest (feat. Christy Nockels and Ed Cash)||Chris Tomlin||Glory In The Highest-Christmas Songs Of Worship||2009|
|Joy To The World/Shout For Joy||Paul Baloche||Christmas Worship||2013|
|Shining Star||Rend Collective||Homemade Worship By Handmade People||2012|
|The First Noel||David Crowder Band||Oh For Joy||2011|
|Angelic Proclamation||Barlow Girl||Home For Christmas||2008|
|Evermore||Phil Wickham||Songs For Christmas||2010|
|Emmanuel||Hillsong||Born Is The King EP||2011|
|Joy To The World (Unspeakable Joy) (feat. Ed Cash)||Chris Tomlin||Glory In The Highest-Christmas Songs Of Worship||2009|
|Glory To God||Downhere||How Many Kings-Songs For Christmas||2009|
|King Of Angels (feat. Josh Brown of Day of Fire)||Krystal Meyers||Come Let Us Adore Him – A Christmas Worship Experience||2005|
|Messiahs Song||Jared Anderson||Worship And Adore-A Christmas Offering||2009|
|Behold the Lamb of God (feat. Brian Weaver)||Lara Landon||(single)||2010|
|God Bless Us||Echoing Angels||God Bless Us||2009|
|Behold The Savior||Meredith Andrews||WORD Christmas Singles 2013||2013|
|O Come Let Us Adore Him||Hillsong||Born Is The King EP||2011|
|Glory To God||Jeremy Riddle||Humble King – Christmas Around The World||2002|
|God With Us||Jeremy Camp||Christmas-God With Us||2012|
|Our God||Lincoln Brewster||Joy To The World (A Christmas Collection)||2012|
|Light Of The World (feat. Matt Redman)||Chris Tomlin||Glory In The Highest-Christmas Songs Of Worship||2009|
|God With Us||Roll Hill Church||(iTunes single)||2013|
|Everything Changed (feat. Eddie Kirkland)||North Point Christmas||North Point Christmas||2011|
|Come and Stand Amazed||Citizens||Repeat The Sounding Joy EP||2013|
|He Is More (Peace And Light)||Scott Krippayne||Not So Silent Night||2012|
|He Is Wonderful||Kathryn Scott||Worship And Adore-A Christmas Offering||2009|
|He Has Come For Us (God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen)||Meredith Andrews||(single)||2009|
|Magnificent||Christy Nockels||Do You See What I See?||2006|
|Come And Worship||Bebo Norman||Christmas From The Realms Of Glory||2007|
|O Come Let Us Adore Him / King of Israel||SisterBrother||(digital single)||2012|
|Here With Us||Joy Williams||Come Let Us Adore Him – A Christmas Worship Experience||2005|
|Hallelujah (Light Has Come)||Barlow Girl||Home For Christmas||2008|
|I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day||Casting Crowns||Peace On Earth||2008|
|Gloria||Mercy Me||The Christmas Sessions||2005|
|Peace On Earth||Big Daddy Weave||Christ Is Come||2009|
|O Holy Night||David Crowder Band||(single)||2010|
FIVE FUN FREE FAMILY THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND!!! December 20, 21 & 22, 2013
5) Journey to Bethlehem’ live nativity tours at Trinity United Methodist Church in New Freedom. Tomorrow (Saturday, December 21st) 5-8pm. Meet characters along the road, visit the Bethlehem marketplace, talk with the shepherds and witness the birth of baby Jesus! Tours will run every 20 minutes. Cookies and hot chocolate will be available before and after your tour. More Info: 717-235-2544
4) Drive Thru Nativity at Cornerstone Christian Church in Duncannon tonight and tomorrow (Friday, Dec 20 & Saturday Dec 21) from 6:30-8:30PM. More Info: 717-834-4641
3) LIVE NATIVITY - “Stable in Bethlehem” at Willow Street Mennonite Church in Willow Street. Presentations every ½ hour 5:30-8:30pm tomorrow and Sunday (Dec. 21 & 22) FREE EVENT! More Info: willowstreetmennonite.com.
2) Matt Maher, Audrey Assad and Tim Timmons will bring The Advent of Christmas Worship Tour in concert to the Worship Center, tomorrow and Sunday (December 21 & 22) There are NO TICKETS and NO CHARGE! You are encouraged to come early because a full house is expected. Saturday 7:30pm and Sunday Morning 9am and 10:30am. More Info: www.worshipcenter.com
1) Join John Shirk and the WJTL Road Crew as they broadcast live from Journey with Jesus: Live Nativity. Walk through a rustic barn and experience the story of Jesus from birth to resurrection tomorrow (Saturday, December 21st) from 6 to 8pm at Ed’s Landscaping – 2623 North Market Street, Elizabethtown, All proceeds will be donated to WJTL. More information: 717-367-1006
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.) Veteran Christian band Newsong has recorded numerous classics over a 30-year career; some of the most beloved songs include “Arise My Love,” “From This Moment On,” and “Miracles.” And while the aforementioned songs were popular in their day, it was their song from 2001, “The Christmas Shoes,” that may well define their musical legacy. In 2013, Newsong released the project, “Swallow the Ocean” and, available just in time for Christmas, they have a new project, “Swallow the Ocean (Christmas Edition.)” Among the new compositions is “White As Snow,” a track whose proceeds are supporting, in part, Samaritan’s Purse and Operation Christmas Child, whose mission is to bring shoebox gifts—and the Gospel—to millions of children worldwide. Newsong singer/songwriter/keyboardist and cellist Matt Butler talked about recording the new Christmas project, on New Tunes at 9 http://wjtl.com/listen/wjtl-casts/. For more on Newsong, go to http://newsongonline.com/index.php. You’ll find videos, facebook, and more. “Swallow the Ocean-Christmas Edition” is available on iTunes and AmazonMP3.
JOHN SHIRK – Jesus would be born as God’s gift to us.
This promise appears in Isaiah 9:6-“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince Of Peace.”
Jesus is the expression of God’s grace. He is not a trophy to earn, but a gift to receive. Over and over in the Bible, we are told that God’s grace is a gift to receive and is necessary for eternal life.
Ephesians 2:8 and 9 says, “It is by grace you have been saved through faith-and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God, not by works, so that no one can boast.”
And Romans 6:23 says that “the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
This Christmas, there is not a more complete package with greater, long-lasting value than to receive the gift of God’s grace in the person of Jesus Christ.
The promise that Jesus would be born as God’s gift to us is a lesson of faith worth remembering.
JOHN SHIRK – In Isaiah 7:14, the prophet said, “The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.”
When Gabriel the angel announced to Mary that she would give birth to a son, she asked him, “How will this be since I am a virgin?”
That is when the angel explained how this would happen: “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.” The Holy Spirit plants the seed for God’s holy purposes to be achieved.
Jesus was born as the Son of God, He never sinned, and became uniquely qualified to be our Savior and Lord by His death on the cross and resurrection from the dead.
The name “Immanuel” means “God with us.” Jesus was God’s visitation to the world and is God’s invitation to the world to know Him through faith in His holy name.
The promise that Jesus would be born of a virgin is a lesson of faith worth remembering.
JOHN SHIRK – In Micah 5:2, we read about the birthplace of God’s anointed leader:
“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.”
The name “Bethlehem” is significant because it means “House of Bread.” Jesus identified Himself as the bread of life. So, entering the world stage as a baby in the manger, Jesus came to the House of Bread, as the Bread of Life.
His birth in Bethlehem was planned long before it really happened. The location of Christ’s birthplace is sending the signal to the world that just as bread satisfies physical hunger, so Jesus is our vital source for satisfaction for spiritual hunger.
And just as Jesus came to Bethlehem, which was considered small and insignificant, so He approaches people who are humble, and raises them up for extraordinary purposes.
The promise that Jesus would be born in Bethlehem is a lesson of faith worth remembering.
Thanks for listening to episode 20 of Some Sort of Rock Show! Feel free to drop me a comment below.
The Some Sort of Rock Show Research Council has been preparing for week, so don’t miss the Top 50 Some Sort of Rock Show Songs of 2013!. It’s a 4 hour radio spectacular set to air on December 29th from 6-10. We will also be announcing the prestigious Some Sortie Award winners.
Your December 15th, 2013 Some Sort of Rock Show Playlist…
|Not Gonna Die||Skillet||Rise|
|Calm The Storm||Spoken||Illusion|
|Lights Out||Silverline||Lights Out|
|Little Drummer Boy||The Almost||X Christmas|
|Im Down||The Almost||Fear Inside Our Bones|
|All I Need||Rhett Walker Band||Come To The River|
|Christmas This Year (feat. Leigh Nash)||Toby Mac||(single)|
|Taking Life||We As Human||We As Human|
|Just A Dream||Sumerlin||Motives|
|The Rebel Jesus||House Of Heroes||‘Tis The Season To Be Gotee Too|
|Burn Me Down||House Of Heroes||Suburba|
|Slow Suicide||Scott Stapp|
|Pain Killer||The Letter Black||Rebuild|
|Fight To Win||Decyfer Down||Crash|
|Something Better (w/Sonny Sandoval)||Flyleaf||Who We Are – EP|
|Strive||Found in the Fury||Songs from the Cave|
|Oxygen||We Are Leo||Hello Again|
|The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Dont Be Late)||Hawk Nelson||Happy Christmas Vol. 5|
|Crazy Love||Hawk Nelson||Crazy Love|
|Wild Things||Andy Mineo||Heroes for Sale|
|Where to Start||Philmont||Attention|
|The First Noel||David Crowder Band||Oh For Joy|
|Bullet Soul||Switchfoot||Hello Hurricane|
|Back To The Basics||Run Kid Run||Patterns|
|Light Up the Sky||Thousand Foot Krutch||The End Is Where We Begin|
|Do You Hear What I Hear?||Abandon Kansas||‘Tis The Season To Be Gotee Too|
|Like It Or Not||Abandon Kansas||Ad Astra Per Aspera|
|Die For You (Remix)||RED||Release The Panic|
FIVE FUN FREE FAMILY THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND!!! December 13, 14 & 15, 2013
5) “Love Came Down” Live Nativity, tonight (Fri. Dec. 13th) from 6-8pm at Faith United Church of Christ in York. Actors, Sheep, goats, a cow and a donkey round out the cast. This is an outdoor experience about 20 minutes long so dress warmly. Light refreshments indoors at the end. More Info: 717-843-8991
4) The Christian School of York Crusader Singers will be ministering by singing carols outside the new location for Lifeway Christian Store, Concord Road, York) tonight (Friday, December 13) from 6-8pm. More info: 717-767-6842
3) Middlesex United Methodist Church in Carlisle will be hosting it’s fourth annual Hayride to Bethlehem tonight (Friday December 13th) from 6-9pm and tomorrow (Saturday December 14th) from 4-8pm. The event will feature several scenes of the Christmas story with musicians, animals, and interactive actors. Free hot chocolate and cookies will be available at the end. More Info: 717-249-2449
2) Save The Storks Christmas shopping fundraiser tomorrow (Sat. Dec. 14th) at The Junction Center in Manheim from 10AM-3PM. Bring a canned good and win prizes. Save the Storks helps women save their babies. More Info: 717.461.1107
1) Join John Shirk and the WJTL Road Crew as they broadcast live from Journey with Jesus: Live Nativity. Walk through a rustic barn and experience the story of Jesus from birth to resurrection tomorrow (Saturday, December 14th) from 6 to 8pm at Ed’s Landscaping – 2623 North Market Street, Elizabethtown, All proceeds will be donated to WJTL. More information: 717-367-1006
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.) Garrett Hornbuckle of All Things New was a recent guest on New Tunes at 9 http://wjtl.com/listen/wjtl-casts/. All Things New took their name, in part, from 2 Corinthians 5:17 (“Therefore if anyone is in Christ, the new Creation has come”).
All Things New had a breakthrough year in 2013; they scored two radio hits (“New Man” and “Washed Over Me”) and performed at the Junction Center in April. A digital copy of their new project, “All Things New-Christmas Edition,” is available now at allthingsnewband.com; it’s also available on iTunes and Amazom mp3. Last week, on New Tunes at 9, Garrett Hornbuckle talked about the project, and the new song, “He Has Come.”
For more on All Things New, go to http://allthingsnewband.com/Site/HOME.html You’ll find the band’s you-tube page with the official video for “He Has Come,” and links to download “All Things New-Christmas Edition”; plus facebook and more.
JOHN SHIRK – Ephesians 2:17 says about Jesus that “he came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. For through him, we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.”
At the birth of Jesus, angelic messengers made the declaration, “Glory to God in the highest. And on earth, peace among men in whom he is well pleased.” The favor of God brings peace to the soul. Jesus offered Jews and Gentiles a message of peace with God. He invited us to come to Him to find rest for our weary soul. His blood shed on the cross is a message that we do not have to live as God’s enemies anymore. We can enjoy a relationship with Him that refreshes our spirit and makes us a new person. He can replace bitterness with tenderness. He can remove the weeds of hatred and plant the seeds of love. He can calm our fears and give us quiet assurance that through Jesus, our hope is secure.
The peace that Jesus brought with His coming is a lesson of faith worth remembering.