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.
Here’s all the song info from the Easter Sunday edition of the Praise & Worship Show! Email me if you have any questions. :)
Kristi Leigh – WJTL DJ
|Love Came Down||Brian Johnson||Love Came Down||2010|
|What Wondrous Love||Cherie Adams||Bridges – Classic Hymns, Modern Worship||2005|
|Clinging To The Cross (feat. Brooke Fraser)||Tim Hughes||Holding Nothing Back||2007|
|Sweetly Broken||Jeremy Riddle||Compilation – Sweetly Broken||2006|
|The Stone Was Rolled Away (feat. Jars of Clay)||Three Crosses||Jefferson Street||1996|
|Came To The Rescue||Hillsong United||United We Stand||2005|
|Mighty Is The Power Of The Cross||Chris Tomlin||Arriving||2004|
|Here Is Love||Matt Redman||Passion: Hymns Ancient and Modern||2004|
|Jesus Saves||Jeremy Camp||We Cry Out-The Worship Project||2010|
|Hosanna||Jared Anderson||51 Must Have Modern Worship Hits||2007|
|Happy Day||Tim Hughes||Holding Nothing Back||2007|
|Jesus Paid It All||Kristian Stanfill||Passion: Everything Glorious||2006|
|Lead Me To The Cross||Hillsong United||All Of The Above||2006|
|You Are My King (Amazing Love) (feat. Charlie Hall)||Christy Nockels||Passion-Better Is One Day||2000|
|Forgiven||Bethel Live Feat. Brian Johnson||For The Sake Of The World||2012|
|I Will Sing Of My Redeemer (feat. Barlow Girl)||Selah||Bless The Broken Road||2006|
|True Love||Phil Wickham||Singalong||2008|
|The Power Of The Cross||Bethany Dillon and Matt Hammitt (of Sanctus Real)||In Christ Alone – Modern Hymns Of Worship||2008|
|Great Redeemer||Paul Baloche||Our God Saves||2007|
|Saviours Song||Tim Hughes||Love Shine Through||2011|
|Redeemer||Nicole C. Mullen||Nicole C. Mullen||2000|
|Mighty To Save||Hillsong||Mighty To Save||2006|
|The Wonder Of The Cross||Vicky Beeching||Painting The Invisible||2007|
|There Is A Redeemer||Michelle Tumes||The Wonderful Cross (Various)||2002|
|Never Lose The Wonder||Tim Hughes||Here I Am To Worship||2001|
|To The Cross||Jadon Lavik||Art and Soul||2010|
|We Have Been Forgiven||Seven Places||Glowing||2007|
|Christ Is Risen||Matt Maher||Alive Again||2010|
|Hes Alive||Laura Hacket||Joy (LIVE)||2010|
|Death In His Grave||John Mark McMillan||The Medicine||2008|
|Nothing But The Blood||Charlie Hall||Passion: How Great Is Our God||2005|
|Christ The Lord Is Risen Today||Ashley Cleveland||Men And Angels Say||2005|
|My Saviors Precious Blood||West Coast Revival||Fuse||2005|
|Risen Today||Aaron Shust||This Is What We Believe (Deluxe Edition) [Disc 1]||2012|
|How Deep The Fathers Love For Us||Bethany Dillon and Matt Hammitt (of Sanctus Real)||In Christ Alone – Modern Hymns Of Worship||2008|
|Buried In The Grave||All Sons & Daughters||Season One||2012|
|You Alone Can Rescue||Matt Redman||Passion: Awakening||2010|
|You Alone Can Rescue||Matt Redman||Passion: Awakening||2010|
|He Has Risen||Sovereign Grace Music||Risen||2011|
|Our Gods Alive||Andy Cherry||Nothing Left To Fear||2011|
|The Old Rugged Cross||Bart Millard||Hymned||2005|
|Christ is Risen||Jeremy Riddle||The Now And Not Yet||2009|
|Hallelujah What A Savior||Vicky Beeching||Painting The Invisible||2007|
|Amazing Love||Bebo Norman||WOW Worship Red||2005|
|Remembrance (Communion Song)||Matt Redman||We Shall Not Be Shaken||2009|
|Like A Lion||David Crowder Band||Passion: Awakening||2010|
|My Savior Lives||New Life Worship||Its All Worship||2007|
|God Of Our Salvation||Phil Wickham||Response||2011|
|How Great Thou Art||Charlie Hall||Passion: Hymns Ancient and Modern||2004|
|When I Survey||Tim Hughes||Happy Day||2009|
|This Is Amazing Grace||Bethel Live Feat. Jeremy Riddle||For The Sake Of The World||2012|
|No Chains On Me||Chris Tomlin||And If Our God Is For Us||2010|
March 29, 30 and 31, 2013
5) Rock n roll Easter event tomorrow (Sat. March 30) beginning at 10am at Summit View BIC Church in New Holland. Egg hunt, candy, crafts and more. More info: (717)355-2232
4) Hershey Community Church of the Nazarene community Easter egg hunt for children ages 10 and under and special needs children, tomorrow (Saturday, March 30) beginning at 9am. HCC is located one mile east of Milton Hershey’s Founders Hall on route 322. More info: 717-534-2010.
3) Free Easter Egg Hunt for kids age 1-12 on tomorrow (Saturday, March 30) 10am -1pm at Clarks Valley Zion EC Church, McKelvey Rd. Dauphin PA. The egg hunt, games, food, prizes, face-painting and more. Bring your baskets and bags. More info: (717)921-8153
2) The 4th annual Easter Eggstravaganza at Middlesex United Methodist Church, Middlesex Rd., Carlisle – tomorrow (Saturday March 30th), noon to 4pm. Free games, food, crafts, bounce house, and juggling show. More Info: 717-249-2449
1) The Family Center of Gap 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt with over 3,000 eggs, tomorrow (Saturday, March 30) beginning at 11am at the lower field by the pond. There will be hunts for three age groups: 18mo-3, 4-6, and 7-12. Bring your own bags and baskets. More info: GapFamilyCenter.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.) On this Holy Week, I wanted to spotlight a song that talks about God’s grace at the cross. I’ve chosen a new band that we featured recently on New Tunes at 9: Citizens. Citizens is led by singer Zach Bolen; the Seattle-based, alternative-worship band is connected to the music ministry of Mars Hill Church. The first single by Citizens is “Made Alive,” a song propelled by a funky bass line, and a big chorus with multi-layered voices. The lyrics include, “you have bought me back with the riches of your amazing grace and relentless love.” Zach Bolen talked about the song on New Tunes at 9. For more on Citizens, go to the band’s facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MUSIC.CITIZENS?fref=ts; the new project is available online at Amazon.
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.