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New Tunes at 9 Roundup: MercyMe

phil : May 23, 2012 8:52 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 projects available now: “The Loudest Sound Ever Heard,” from The Choir, “III,” by Family Force Five,” and new this week, “The Hurt and The Healer,” by MercyMe. “The Hurt And The Healer” is the follow up release to MercyMe’s 2010 project, “The Generous Mr. Lovewell,” a record that debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard Top 200. It was also in 2010 that MercyMe’s signature song, “I Can Only Imagine” surpassed 1 million digital downloads, making it the first song in Christian music to go platinum in the digital domain. (You can find “I Can Only Imagine” off MercyMe’s 2001 INO Records’ release, “Almost There.”) Led by vocalist Bart Millard, MercyMe is now regarded as one of the most successful worship-rock band’s in Christian-music history.  For more on MercyMe, go to http://mercyme.org/#!/ss:facebook You’ll find the band’s facebook and twitter links, youtube page and MercyMe store where you can order music and dvd’s.

phil@wjtl.com

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Life Application Truth-Fervent Prayer

john : May 23, 2012 2:12 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – from Genesis 32:10.

As Jacob was feeling tension about facing his brother Esau, he prayed, “I am unworthy of all the kindness and faithfulness you have shown your servant. I had only my staff when I crossed this Jordan, but now I have become two groups. Save me, I pray, from the hand of my brother Esau, for I am afraid he will come and attack me, and also the mothers with their children. But you have said, ‘I will surely make you prosper and will make your descendants like the sand of the sea, which cannot be counted.’”

This prayer is offered to God with earnestness and humility. Jacob expressed gratitude to God for His kindness and faithfulness. He acknowledged his need for God’s help, and reminded God of His promises.

Matthew Henry once said, “the prayers and supplications that Christ offered up were jointed with strong cries and tears, herein setting us an example not only to pray, but to be fervent.” Whether we are in a crisis or facing what seems like an ordinary day, God invites us to seek Him in prayer with our petitions and thanksgiving.

Fervent prayer is a vital sign of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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2012 Billboard Music Award Winners: Casting Crowns and Laura Story

phil : May 21, 2012 6:49 pm : music, Radio Friend Phil, Staff Pages

Radio Friend Phil – LAURA STORY and CASTING CROWNS took home the Christian awards in last night’s 2012 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS.STORY’s song “Blessings” won Top Christian Song.  “Many thanks to the fans that continue to request this song, talk about  it on FACEBOOK and TWITTER, and buy it,” said STORY.  “We are awed by how God continues to use this little  song to minister to so many.” CASTING CROWNS received Top Christian Artist and Top Christian Album for COME TO THE WELL.  “What we do is inspired by our faith in Jesus, our home churches and the incredible people we get to interact with on the road.  We feel honored  that our music would be recognized in this way,” said CASTING CROWNS lead singer MARK HALL.

phil@wjtl.com

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Life Application Truth-The Return

john : May 21, 2012 2:15 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – From Revelation 22:20.

He who testifies to these things says, ‘Yes, I am coming soon.’ Amen. Come Lord Jesus.

Jesus specifically said that we would not know the specific day or hour of His return.  The implication of His promise to return is to be ready. Hebrews 9:28 tells us that Jesus will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.

Remembering His promise to return will challenge us to get our hearts right with God.  The way for sin to be removed as an obstacle to salvation is to call on the name of Jesus for salvation, to confess our sins, and plead for His forgiveness. He will not despise a contrite heart.

There are other ways that the promise of Christ’s return will benefit our lives once we are made right with God. Our faith will be purified. We will be greatly encouraged by the reality that God’s grace will overcome the troubles of this world. We will also be motivated to share the Gospel with others, so that they might be ready to meet the Lord with a faithful heart.

Anticipation of Christ’s return is a vital sign of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Praise & Worship Show Playlist (5/20)

kristi : May 20, 2012 6:00 am : music, Staff Pages

Praise & Worship Show Playlist

May 20, 2012

 

6:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.

“Take Heart” by Hillsong United from “Aftermath”

“Great Is Thy Faithfulness” by Chris Rice from “Peace Like A River”

“Be Of Good Faith” by SisterBrother from “SisterBrother”

“I Love Your Name” by Brian Johnson from “Love Came Down”

“Bless Your Name” by Eddie Kirkland from “North Point Live: Awake”

“Lift The Name” by New Life Worship, Jared Anderson from “You Hold It All”

 

6:30 a.m.

“Yahweh” by Passion, Chris Tomlin from “Passion: White Flag”

“Praise To The Lord, The Almighty” by Christy Nockels from “Passion: Hymns Ancient & Modern”

“Forever Reign” by Kristian Stanfill from “Passion: Here For You”

“Fires” by Matt Redman from “10,000 Reasons”

“Furious” by Bethel Live, Jeremy Riddle from “Be LIfted High”

“This Is Why I Am Alive” by Rick Pino from “The Narrow Road”

 

7:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.

“Where The Spirit Of The Lord Is” by Chris Tomlin, Christy Nockels from “Passion: Awakening”

“Faithful” by Rend Collective Experiment, David Crowder from “Organic Family Hymnal”

“Tis So Sweet” by Jadon Lavik from “Roots Run Deep”

“With Everything” by Hillsong United from “Passion: Awakening”

“10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)” by Matt Redman from “10,000 Reasons”

“Savior Called” by LCBC Worship from “Alive EP”

 

7:30 a.m.

“I Need Thee Every Hour” by Jars Of Clay from “Redemption Songs”

“Brokenness Aside” by All Sons & Daughters from “Season One”

“Joyful, Joyful” by Casting Crowns from “Until The Whole World Hears”

“Christ In Me” by SisterBrother from “SisterBrother”

“Better Is One Day” by Kutless from “Empty Me Vol. 1″

“Desert Song” by Hillsong United from “Across The Earth, Tear Down The Walls”

 

8:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.

“Dry Bones” by New Life Worship from “You Hold It All”

“God Ablaze” by Charlie Hall from “The Rising”

“All My Fountains” by Chris Tomlin from “Passion: Here For You”

“Everything” by Tim Hughes from “Happy Day”

“Create In Me A Clean Heart” by Martin Smith from “Your Love Broke Through”

“Center/Turn Your Eyes” by Charlie Hall from “Passion: Everything Glorious”

 

8:30 a.m.

“Hallelujah, Jesus” by Evan Wickham from “Mysterious Things”

“O Praise Him” by David Crowder Band from “Illuminate”

“How He Loves” by John Mark McMillan from “The Medicine”

“Forever And A Day” by Anthony Skinner from “Forever And A Day”

“I Am Free” by Jared Anderson from “51 Must Have Modern Worship Hits”

“Mighty Fortress” by Sovereign Grace Music from “From Age To Age”

 

9:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.

“Search My Heart” by Hillsong United from “Aftermath”

“Faithful” by SisterBrother from “SisterBrother”

“Symphony” by Chris Tomlin from “Passion: Here For You”

“Come And Let Your Presence” by The Merchant Band from “The World Can Wait”

“You Are My Passion” by Jesus Culture from “Come Away”

 

9:30 a.m.

“More Of You, Less Of Me” by Brian & Jenn Johnson from “We Believe”

“The Potter’s Hand” by Darlene Zschech from “WOW Worship Red”

“Your Faithfulness” by Jon Thurlow from “Strong Love”

“Mystery” by Charlie Hall, Passion from “Passion: White Flag”

“Wonderful God” by Hillsong from “God He Reigns”

“Great I Am” by Jared Anderson, New Life Worship from “You Hold It All”

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5 FUN FREE TODO’S

phredd : May 18, 2012 8:58 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

FIVE FUN FREE FAMILY THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND!!! May 18, 19 & 20

5) Elizabethtown’s Reading on the Square: tomorrow (Saturday May 19)from 10AM-1PM. Free books, reading time, programs, and the chance to win prizes from local businesses.
More info: www.etownpubliclibrary.org

4) Freedom Fun Fair – tomorrow (Sat. May 19th) from 10AM-2PM at Lebanon Valley Bible Church.  Games, Pony Rides, Balloon Animals, A Petting Zoo, Cotton Candy, A Bounce House, Face Painting, Train Rides, Food, Fun for all ages and Much, Much More!  Rain or Shine!  (717) 867-4403. More info: lvbiblechurch.org   

3) A night of music with Singer/Songwriter/Multi-Instrumentalist – Terry Bone tomorrow (Sat. May 19th) at 7PM at Hosanna A Fellowship of Christians in Lititz.  A Choir, full band and special guests. A love offering will be taken. This is a goodbye concert, Terry is leaving to minister in Norway. More info: hosannalititz.org

2) 29th Annual Rhubarb Festival today (Fri, May 18) and tomorrow (Sat. May 19th) 9am – 6pm at Kitchen Kettle Village in Intercourse  “Best Rhubarb Dessert In Lancaster County” baking contest • World’s Only Rhubarb Race Car Derby • Rhubarb Stroll (min parade) • Whoopie Pie Filling Contest • Musical entertainment, food demonstrations & samplings. More info: kitchenkettle.com

1) Sertoma Chicken BBQ at Long’s Park tomorrow (Saturday, May 19) Long’s Park LAncaster.  KCB Broadcasting live 9am to noon, then a full day on the Weaver’s Garage Stage from noon til 5pm featuring Bruce Fite, Kimberliana, Chuck Gibson Band, DKers, WJTL Talent Challenge, and The Beggar Folk.  More info at WJTL.com

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New Tunes at 9 Roundup: The Choir

phil : May 17, 2012 7:51 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 projects available now: “Dubbed and Freq’d-A Remix Project,” by TobyMac, “Love Come To Life,” from Big Daddy Weave, and available this week: “The Loudest Sound Ever Heard,” from The Choir. “The Loudest Sound Ever Heard” is another sonic masterpiece! The project is full of lyrical poetry, mystery, an impeccable sense of time and space, and the Choir’s heavenly (sometimes haunting) “musical soundscapes.” These “musical soundscapes,” or “sheets of sound” are the creation of singer/guitarist Derri Daugherty, lyricist/percussionist Steve Hindalong, and Dan Michael’s, a gifted musician who plays the lyricon, a musical instrument, which he calls a “wind-controlled midi-saxophone.” For more on the dreamy, compelling sound of the Choir, go to http://www.thechoir.net/ You can preview songs off the new project, “The Loudest Sound Ever Heard,” review special music packages available for purchase, watch videos and sign up for band updates.

phil@wjtl.com

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Today’s Life Application Truth-Love and Kindness

john : May 16, 2012 3:52 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – From Proverbs 14:21.

“He who despises his neighbor sins, but blessed is he who is kind to the needy.”

The effective grace of God on our lives teaches us to view other people as having value to God, just as we recognize that we are valuable to God. This translates into living out the second greatest command in all of Scripture according to Jesus: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” To despise our neighbor is to go against that command.

Another way in which God’s grace teaches us to live is to be generous toward the needy. Such expressions of generosity include helping to feed the poor, or looking after orphans and widows in their distress, which may include foster care, adoption, or checking in on an elderly neighbor who lives alone.  If someone is grieving the loss of a loved one, it may be fitting for us to spend time with them and mourn with them.  There are needs all around us-tangible needs, emotional needs, and spiritual needs. With a sensitive heart toward God, He will teach us to be sensitive to those in a time of need.

Love for our neighbor and Kindness to the needy are vital signs of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Life Application Truth-The Word of Christ

john : May 14, 2012 5:40 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – From Colossians 3:16.

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.”

The Apostle Paul was urging followers of Jesus to soak in God’s Word like a sponge. There are various ways that the word of Christ can take root in our lives. We can hear God’s Word at the local church in venues like Sunday School, Small group Bible Study or a sermon from the pastor. We can also wake up in the morning and make Bible reading a priority before we go to school or work. Or if we are more attentive at night, to read the Bible before we go to bed.

Christian music is another way to hear the word of Christ in a meaningful way. Songs have a way of helping us to remember certain Scriptures as they are set to rhythm. So, God also provides music as a teaching tool to help us internalize the word of God. Sometimes, hearing or sharing testimonies of God’s faithfulness highlights how God’s Word is living and active in the hearts of believers.

Filling our mind and heart with the word of Christ is a vital sign of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Praise & Worship Show Playlist (5/13)

kristi : May 13, 2012 6:00 am : Kristi Leigh, music, Staff Pages, Uncategorized

Praise & Worship Show Playlist

May 13, 2012

 

6:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.

“Beauty Of Your Peace” by Tim Hughes from “When Silence Falls”

“Doubts Or Disbelief” by Chasen from “Shine Through The Stars”

“We Still Believe” by Kathryn Scott from “We Still Believe”

“You Are Still Holy” by Rita Springer from “Worth It All”

“Your Love Is Extravagant” by The Almost from “No Gift To Bring EP”

“Your Name” by Paul Baloche from “A Greater Song”

 

6:30 a.m.

“Take Heart” by Hillsong United from “Aftermath”

“Christ In Me” by Sisterbrother from “Sisterbrother”

“You Are My Passion” by Jesus Culture, Kim Walker-Smith from “Come Away”

“Furious” by Bethel Live, Jeremy Riddle from “Be Lifted High”

“Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee” by Charlie Hall from “Passion: Hymns Ancient & Modern”

 

7:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.

“Abba, Father” by Sovereign Grace Music from “From Age To Age”

“Nothing But The Blood” by Andy Cherry from “Nothing Left To Fear”

“Your Name Will Be Praised” by Laura Story from “Blessings”

“Open The Eyes Of My Heart” by Paul Baloche from “The Writer’s Collection”

“God Of Justice” by Petra Christian Fellowship from “Living For Eternity”

“Carry Your Name” by Christy Nockels from “Passion: Here For You”

“So Great” by Michael W. Smith from “WOW Hits 1″

 

7:30 a.m.

“Beautiful” by Phil Wickham from “Cannons”

“One Thing Remains” by Jesus Culture from “Come Away”

“Forever Reign” by Kristian Stanfill from “Passion: Here For You”

“Yahweh” by Passion, Chris Tomlin from “Passion: White Flag”

“There Is One Reason” by Sovereign Grace Music from “The Gathering”

“Alive In Us” by Hillsong from “God Is Able”

 

8:00 a.m.

“While We Sing” by Leeland from “The Great Awakening”

“Be Still And Know” by Christy Nockels from “Deeper”

“All Praise To You” by All Sons & Daughters from “Season One”

“Wonderful Merciful Savior” by Phillips, Craig & Dean from “Let My Words Be Few”

“Magnificent” by Matt Redman from “10,000 Reasons”

“It Is Well” by Todd Fields from “North Point Live: Awake”

 

8:30 a.m.

“Savior Called” by LCBC Worship from “Alive EP”

“Fling Wide” by Misty Edwards from “Fling Wide”

“Awakening” by Hillsong United from “Aftermath”

“We Give You Praise” by Delirious from “Kingdom Of Comfort”

“Show Me Your Glory” by Jesus Culture from “Come Away”

 

9:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.

“Rescue” by Vineyard, Jared Anderson from “Desperation”

“Behold Our God” by Sovereign Grace Music from “Risen”

“Faithful” by Sisterbrother from “Sisterbrother”

“Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)” by Chris Tomlin from “Amazing Grace”

“None But Jesus” by Christy Nockels from “iWorship 24/7″

“When I Think About The Lord” by Shane & Shane from “Pages”

 

9:30 a.m.

“Rhythms Of Grace” by Hillsong United from “Aftermath”

“Chasing After You” by Deluge from “Deeper”

“Jesus Saves” by Tim Hughes from “Happy Day”

“Wonderful” by Desperation BAnd from “Center Of It All”

“Offerings” by Third Day from “Offerings 2″

“Like A Lion” by David Crowder Band from “Passion: Awakening”

 

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