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LIFE APPLICATION TRUTH-MARY’S WILLINGNESS

john : December 12, 2012 2:31 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK-from Luke 1:38.

After hearing what God was calling her to do, Mary said, “I am the Lord’s servant. May it be to me as you have said.”

She was given the task of delivering Jesus to the world.

The angel said to Mary, “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.” Then later, the angel said, “For nothing is impossible with God.”

It was a sacred calling, and she accepted without hesitation.  Mary’s response reminds us that the Lord has a purpose for us as well, a sacred calling to deliver the good news of Jesus Christ to the world. Mary’s response gives us insight of how to do that.

Respond as a servant of God. Don’t try to change the details of His plan. He knows what He is doing. He made us for such a time as this. This is the window of opportunity to follow His calling. As we cooperate with His mission, He provides the fruit. Some of it is evident and some of it is not.

Willingness to serve God is a vital sign of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

 

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SHARE THE BLESSING

ann : December 12, 2012 12:24 pm : Ann D'Alessandro, Staff Pages

Ann D’Alessandro

Do you know a family in need this holiday season? A colleague facing loss?  A friend battling an illness? A neighbor in crisis?
Reach out, and share their story.
Help Susquehanna Valley families enjoy the holiday season with hope and dignity.   Together, we can Share the Blessing…  You can visit the website and nominate a family in need or make a contribution to help families and individuals who are selected.  Share the Blessing’s board of directors will review all nominations and contact the family in need to help meet their individual needs. Thank you!

717- 293-9292

Share The Blessing is an approved 501C-3 charitable organization.

http://www.sharetheblessing.com/

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Ann D’Alessandro – Wishing You A Very Merry  Christmas!

ann@wjtl.com

 

 

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LIFE APPLICATION TRUTH-THE BLOOD OF CHRIST

john : December 10, 2012 2:48 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – From Hebrews 9:22b.

“Without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness.”

This foundational truth points us to the reason why Jesus came to shed his blood for us. We have sinned against a holy God, and cannot save ourselves from the wages of sin, which is death. Only a hand beyond us could rescue us-a hand that is holy and nail-scarred. Up until the time of Christ, the blood of bulls and goats were sacrificed, but that was not really effective to forgive people’s sins. The Bible tells us that it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. That sacrificial system was only a shadow of things to come, not the real deal.

Verse 26 says that Christ has now appeared at the end of the ages to do away with sin by the sacrifice of himself. His blood, shed on the cross, was a sufficient payment for our sins. Because of what Jesus did at the cross, we have forgiveness of sins through faith in His name. With the guilt of our sins cleared away, the barrier has been removed, and we have freedom to walk with God as His follower and friend.

Trusting the blood of Christ for forgiveness is a vital sign of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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PRAISE&WORSHIP PLAYLIST 12/09

kristi : December 9, 2012 6:00 am : Kristi Leigh, music, Staff Pages

Praise & Worship Show Playlist

December 09, 2012
6:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.
“O Holy Night” by Hillsong from “Born Is The King EP”
“Love Came Down” by Brian Johnson from “Love Came Down”
“Hallelujah!” by David Phelps from “A David Phelps Christmas”
“Glory To God” by Anthony Evans from “Do You See What I See?”
“Christmas Worship Medley” by Israel & New Breed from “A Timeless Christmas”
“Glory In THe Highest” by Sean Feucht
“Messiah (The Christmas Version)” by Phil Wickham from “Phil Wickham from “Joy To The World”
“For The Beauty Of The Earth” by Barlow Girl from “The Nativity Story”
“Magnificent” by Christy Nockels from “Do You See What I See?”
“Shout For Joy” by Lincoln Brewster from “Joy To The World”
“Angels We Have Heard On High” by Brandon Bee from “It’s A Shamrock Christmas Vol. 2″
“Christ Is Come” by Big Daddy Weave from “Christ Is Come”
“Joy To The World” by David Crowder Band from “Oh For Joy”
“God With Us” by Jeremy Camp from “Christmas: God With Us”
7:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.
“God Is With Us” by Casting Crowns from “Peace On Earth”
“Born That We May Have LIfe” by Chris Tomlin from “Glory In The Highest”
“Morningstar” by Sixteen Cities from “Bethlehem SKyline Vol. 2″
“Emmanuel” by Hillsong from “Born Is The King EP”
“O Come All Ye Faithful” by Audrey Assad from “The House You’re Building: Christmas Edition”
“Silent Night (Emmanuel)” by Matt Maher from “The Essential Christmas Collection”
“Light That Was Born” by Esterlyn from “It’s A Shamrock Christmas Vol. 2″
“All Things Collide” by Brad&Rebekah from “It’s A Shamrock Christmas Vol. 2″
“O Come Let Us Adore Him” by Hillsong from “Born Is The King EP”
“Glory In The Highest” by Chris Tomlin from “Glory In The Highest”
“Peace On Earth” by Big Daddy Weave from “Christ Is Come”
“Heaven And Nature Sing” by FFH from “One SIlent Night”
“When Hope Came Down” by Kari Jobe from “Where I Find You (Christmas Edition)”
“We Have A Savior” by Hillsong from “We Have A Savior”
8:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.
“My Soul Magnifies The Lord” by Chris Tomlin from “Glory In The Highest”
“Baby Boy” by For King & Country from “A Very Special Christmas”
“Messiah Has Come” by Cindy Morgan from “Come Let us Adore Him”
“He Is Wonderful” by Kathryn Scott from “Worship & Adore”
“You’re Here” by Francesca Battistelli from “Christmas”
“Angels We Have Heard On High” by Future Of Forestry from “Advent Christmas Vol. 2″
“Beautiful” by Kutless from “This Is Christmas”
“Do You Hear?” by North Point Christmas from “North Point Christmas”
“Born Is The King (It’s Christmas)” by Hillsong from “Born Is The King EP”
“Hallelujah The Lord Has Come” by Jadon Lavik from “Christmas”
“Love Has A Name” by Jason Gray from “Bethlehem Skyline Vol. 2″
“What Child Is This” by The Museum from “O Come All Ye Faithful”
“Behold The Lamb Of God” by Lara Landon, Brian Weaver
“Here WIth Us” by Joy Williams from “Come Let Us Adore Him”
“Evermore” by Phil Wickham from “Songs For Christmas”
9:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.
“Hope Has Come” by Matt Papa from “Bethlehem Skyline Vol. 2″
“Our God” by Lincoln Brewster from “Joy To The World”
“Everything Changed” by North Point Christmas from “North Point Christmas”
“Shining Star” by Rend Collective from “Homemade Worship By Handmade People”
“Go Tell It On The Mountain” by Tenth Avenue North from “The Essential Christmas Collection”
“The First Noel” by Phil Wickham from “Songs For Christmas”
“Hail Almighty King” by Caedmon’s Call from “Come Let Us Adore Him”
“Come And Worship” by Bebo Norman from “Christmas From The Realms Of Glory”
“He Is Called Jesus” by Big Daddy Weaver from “Do You See What I See?”
“I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day” by Casting Crowns from “Peace On Earth”
“Light Of The World” by Chris Tomlin from “Glory In The Highest”
“God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” by Hillsong from “Celebrating Christmas”
“Glory To God” by Jeremy Riddle from “Humble King”
“Offering (The Christmas Mix)” by Paul Baloche from “Offering Of Worship”
“Ring The Bells” by Ronnie Freeman, Cindy Morgan from “Ring The Bells”
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FIVE FUN FREE WEEKEND TODOS

phredd : December 7, 2012 9:07 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

FIVE FUN FREE FAMILY THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND!!! December 8, 9 & 10, 2012

5) The Journey to Bethlehem will be held at Woodcrest Retreat, Ephrata PA tonight and tomorrow (Fri, and Sat. December 7 & 8) 5-8:30 PM.  The Christmas story comes alive with dramatic actors, a live nativity and real animals in six unique scenes.  Guests will travel with Biblical characters and receive items to assist them on the outdoor journey.  For more information.  717-738-2233

4) Middlesex United Methodist Church in Carlisle will be hosting it’s third annual Hayride to Bethlehem tonight 6-9pm and tomorrow 4-8pm (Friday & Saturday  December 7 & 8) Experience a forty minute hayride through several live nativity scenes. The hayride is totally free to everyone and will also feature live music. More info: 717-249-2449

3) Winterstown United Methodist Church, Winterstown Road in Felton will be having a live drive thru nativity tonight and tomorrow (December 7th & 8th) from 6:30-9pm.  For more info:(717) 244-1984.

2) Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Lititz  (Across from Neffsville Park) presents The Live Nativity tonight, tomorrow and Sunday (December 7, 8,& 9) beginning at 7pm each evening. Step back in time and experience the very First Christmas!  Live Narration with Animals – 8 Scenes from the Book of Luke & Matthew  – Great for Kids!  Free Admission and Refreshments. More info: 717-560-6751

1) Journey With Jesus tomorrow (Sat. Dec. 8th) from 6-8PM at Ed’s Landscaping in Elizabethtown, 2 miles west of the square on route 230 . Journey with Jesus is a walk-through presentation that recounts some of the key scenes in the life of Jesus and features live animals, including donkeys, goats, & even a camel!  Donations benefit the ministry of WJTL. Radio Friend Phil will be broadcasting live.

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NEW TUNES AT 9 ROUNDUP: JASON GRAY

phil : December 6, 2012 9:35 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. New Christmas projects available now: “Christmas,” from Francesca Battistelli, the compilation project, “It’s a Shamrock Christmas,” and “Christmas Stories-Repeat the Sounding Joy,” from Jason Gray. “Christmas Stories-Repeat the Sounding Joy” is the follow-up to Jason’s previous project, “A Way to See in the Dark.” Jason Gray is a talented singer/songwriter from Minnesota who has struggled with stuttering throughout his life. “I appreciate pop music,” Jason says, “But I want to marry it to a reflective, hopefully interesting and compelling lyric.” If you go to http://jasongraymusic.com/, you’ll find details on “A Way to See in the Dark (Special Edition),” which includes an 8-song, second disc, full of demos, acoustic tracks, live tracks and more. Also of special note is Jason Gray’s facebook page, where Jason is posting what he calls, “A Month of Gratitude.” Now through Christmas, Jason is sharing his personal thoughts on his Christian faith, small poems and anything else that strikes his fancy. He recently posted, ”Grateful for the wisdom of God and how He lovingly draws me into it, gently working it into my life.” (Jason’s facebook page also has a direct link to purchase the new Christmas CD.)

phil@wjtl.com

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JOURNEY WITH JESUS

promojohn : December 5, 2012 12:00 am : John Staffieri

You can join the WJTL Road Crew as we broadcast live from the 11th annual Journey with Jesus on Saturday, December 8th from 6-8pm.  Journey with Jesus is a walk through nativity depicting key scenes from the life of Jesus.  It includes dozens of actors & lots of live animals.  It’s a fun way to your family focused on the reason for the season.

Journey with Jesus will also be open on Saturday, December 15th from 6-8pm.  It all happens at Ed’s Landscaping in Elizabethtown.  Ed’s Landscaping is located at 2623 North Market Street in Elizabethtown.  Look for the star about 2 miles west of the square.  For more information, please call Ed’s Landscaping 717 367-1006

We hope to see you there!


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Important Letter from WJTL

tim : December 4, 2012 1:45 pm : Tim Landis, Uncategorized

Dear Friends,

Thanksgiving reminds us to be thankful for the things (or people) most important in life. Christmas reminds us about the greatest gift our Heavenly Father gave us and to share that gift with as many as we can. I cannot think of a better time of year to share encouraging comments from two of our listeners. They represent the 115,000 people who listen to the station each week.

“I love listening to WJTL in the car as I run errands with my three year old. I truly feel that you help me fulfill the command in Deuteronomy about talking about our faith with our children while we walk on the road, or drive in our case. My daughter just recently started asking spiritual questions and I love that after hearing a song about Jesus’ death and resurrection she wants to ask why Jesus died, what sin is etc. Your music and messages open a discussion door without me forcing it open and makes her curious about our faith, so thank you!” – Anna

“I just wanted to thank you for the past few days while we were all anticipating the carnage of Hurricane Sandy and not knowing what would happen. Once again through music, God’s message came through loud and clear . . . It was an excellent music format for Faith, Strength and Peace!! Thank you to everyone who sacrificed to keep all of us informed during a very uncertain time!” – Denise

We are so grateful to our great WJTL listeners who make this ministry possible. We could not do this without your encouragement and financial support. Typically about 30% of our budget arrives between the middle of November and the end of the year. We stretch every dollar as far as it can go and in fact have not raised our already conservative budget for the past several years even after moving into The Junction Center. All year we balance good stewardship with what we have and faith for what will come.

As a friend of WJTL you will want to know that donations are running 4% behind last year and that a total of $306,000 still needs to be raised by year’s end. Please consider making an exceptional gift so that we can enter 2013 on a strong note. Gifts of any size though are very much needed and appreciated.

I pray for God’s blessing and protection on you and your family this season.

Sincerely,

Tim Landis
President/CEO

WJTL/Creative Ministries, Inc.

PS: To give online go to:
http://wjtl.com/stationinfo/support/

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LIFE APPLICATION TRUTH-MICAH 6 8

john : December 3, 2012 4:06 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – From Micah 6:8.

“He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”

Implications of acting justly include treating people with fairness and without discrimination based on racial background or economic status. Acting justly shows concern for the poor and takes a stand for innocent victims of injustice.

Loving mercy includes willingness to forgive the sins of others just as God forgave us. Another dimension of mercy is extending the kindness of God to a wounded soul.

Walking humbly with God acknowledges our own need for God’s grace and seeks to bring Him glory in our lives. We acknowledge His greatness and depend on His goodness. Where He leads us, we follow.

God has not left us without direction. He has provided a roadmap that reveals His good and pleasing purposes. The Bible is a valuable resource to guide us in the truth of God’s will.

Obedience to God’s Word is a vital sign of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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PRAISE&WORSHIP PLAYLIST (DEC.02)

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

KRISTI LEIGH — It’s the first Praise & Worship Show of the month of December!  We’ll do worship songs and Christmas songs, every other, for the most part this morning!  Please let me know if you have any song questions or if you’d like me to add your email address to the playlist email group.

Kristi Leigh – WJTL DJ
Kristi@WJTL.com

Praise & Worship Show Playlist
December 02, 2012
6:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.
“O Come Let Us Adore Him” by Matt Redman from “Passion: Sacred Revolution”
“Make Way” by Amber Brooks from “Still I Rise”
“Messiah’s Song” by Jared Anderson from “Worship & Adore”
“Let’s Worship” by Deluge, Kari Jobe from “Unshakeable”
“Come And Worship” by Bebo Norman from “Christmas From The Realms Of Glory”
“I Will Worship You” by Aaron Gillespie from “Anthem Song”
“Hail Almighty King” by Caedmon’s Call from “Come Let Us Adore Him”
“Hail The Day” by Sovereign Grace Music from “Risen”
“Born That We May Have Life” by Chris Tomlin from “Glory In The HIghest”
“You GIve Me LIfe” by Rita Springer from “Rise Up”
“Do You Hear?” by North Point Christmas from “North Point Christmas”
“Shout To The North” by Delirious from “Cutting Edge”
“Shout For Joy” by Lincoln Brewster from “Joy To The World”
7:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.
“Psalm 126 (You Have Done Great Things)” by Charlie Hall from “Passion: Our Love Is Loud”
“I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day” by Casting Crowns from “Peace On Earth”
“10,000 Reasons” by Matt Redman from “10,000 Reasons”
“Oh Holy Night (Live)” by David Crowder Band
“Clear The Stage” by Ross King from “And All The Decorations, Too”
“The First Noel” by Phil Wickham from “Songs For Christmas”
“Offerings” by Third Day from “Offerings 2″
“Glory In The Highest” by Chris Tomlin from “Glory In The Highest”
“We Believe” by Brian & Jenn Johnson from “We Believe”
“Messiah Has Come” by Cindy Morgan from “Come Let Us Adore Him”
“Mercy” by Parachute Band from “Roadmaps & Revelations”
“Hallelujah” by Darlene Zschech from “Christmas (Worship Down Under)”
8:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.
“Endless Hallelujah” by Matt Redman from “10,000 Reasons”
“Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” by Hillsong from “Christmas (Worship Down Under)”
“Trust & Obey” by Big Daddy Weave from “Every Time I Breathe”
“Go Tell It On The Mountain” by David Crowder Band from “Oh For Joy”
“Impossible Possible” by Jared Anderson from “The Narrow Road”
“God WIth Us” by Jeremy Camp from “Christmas–God With Us”
“Cloud By Day” by The Embers from “The Embers”
“He Is Wonderful” by Kathryn Scott from “Worship & Adore”
“God of Wonders” by Mac Powell, Caedmon’s Call from “City On A Hill”
“Everything Changed” by North Point Christmas, Eddie Kirkland from “North Point Christmas”
“My Glorious, Sing To The King” by Eoghan Heaslip, Laura Story from “Worship Project H2.14″
“Be Born In Me” by Francesca Battistelli from “The Story”
“Wonderful, Merciful Savior” by Phillips, Craig & Dean from “Let My Words Be Few”
“Rejoice” by Life Center Worship, Jon & Tiffany Aitken from “God With Us”
9:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.
“Joy” by Phil Wickham from “Response”
“Offering (The Christmas Mix)” by Paul Baloche from “Offering Of Worship”
“Remember” by Tim Hughes from “Happy Day”
“We Three Kings” by Hillsong from “Born Is The King EP”
“Shining Star” by Rend Collective from “Homemade Worship By Handmade People”
“We Have Been Forgiven” by Seven Places from “Glowing”
“Joy To The World” by David Crowder Band from “Oh For Joy”
“We Fall Down” by Steven Curtis Chapman, Chris Tomlin from “WOW Worship Red”
“Morningstar” by Sixteen Cities from “Bethlehem Skyline Vol. 2″
“It Is Well” by Todd Fields from “North Point Live: Awake”
“Our God” by Lincoln Brewster from “Joy To The World”
“Whom Shall I Fear (God Of Angel Armies)” by Chris Tomlin from “Burning Lights”
“Silent Night” by Phil Wickham from “Songs For Christmas”
“Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me)” by Casting Crowns from “Until The Whole World Hears”
“Glory In The Highest” by Sean Feucht
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