JOHN SHIRK – From Ephesians 5:19.
“Speak to one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Over the centuries, God has used music as an instrumental tool for worship and ministry. Songs with Christian lyrics have been known to be a source of comfort in troubled times, a source of spiritual growth for the heart that is searching for God, and a source of wisdom to teach us what it means to follow Jesus.
Music is a language to express our love for God and to praise Him for His goodness and greatness. Music is also a means to speak to each other about God’s saving grace through the testimony of Jesus Christ.
We can share His story through a variety of Christian songs today.
The use of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs for worship and ministry is a vital sign of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.
September 30, 2012
RADIO FRIEND PHIL – Greetings! Check out Esterlyn’s new video, “Your Love Is New,” off their project, “Woven.”
JOHN SHIRK – From First Corinthians 12:20.
Speaking of the church, “As it is, there are many parts, but one body.”
The picture of the church is compared to the human body, where the parts are connected and working together to contribute to a healthy body. This statement comes between two interesting points made by the Apostle Paul.
The first point stresses the importance of each body part to someone who might feel inferior to others. “If the foot should say, ‘Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body’ it would not cease to be part of the body.” Each part matters and has an important role to fulfill. No part is so insignificant that it does not have something to contribute.
The second point also stresses the importance of each body part; this time, to someone who may feel superior to others. “The eye cannot say to the hand, ‘I don’t need you.’” No part is so important that it does not need the support or help of others.
The purpose of service in the church is for the common good of the church and to lift up Jesus as Lord to a watching world.
Expression of spiritual gifts in the church is a vital sign of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.
FRED MCNAUGHTON – FIVE FUN FREE FAMILY THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND!!! September 28, 29 & 30, 2012
5) Free Museum Day – tomorrow, (Saturday, Sept 29) in culmination of September being Museum month, many Museums throughout Pennsylvania and the US are offering free admission tomorrow. Check with your favorite museum to see if they are participating and celebrate or visit smithsonianmag.com/museumday/venues/
4) Christian Rap and Hip Hop group “4 Trinity” will perform at Miller Chapel on the Lebanon Valley College campus tomorrow (Saturday, September 29 ) at 7pm. The concert will feature praise and worship hip hop and rap in English and Spanish and serve as part of LVC’s Hispanic Heritage Month at the College. More Info: 717-867-6135
3) World Help’s Children of the World International Children’s Choir Rescue Tour Concert tomorrow (Saturday, Sept 29) 7pm at the Worship Center in Lancaster and also on Sunday (September 30) 6pm at Gateway Church’s Parkesburg Campus. The choir is made up of children from many different countries and will include sining, dancing, spoken word and multimedia. More info at worldhelp.net/cotw
2) Mount Calvary Christian School’s 20th Annual Benefit Auction and Barbecue tonight (Friday Sept 29) and tomorrow (Saturday Sept 30) at the school in Elizabethtown. Auction, food, games, Kids Tent and concerts by Phredd Saturday at 10am and 1pm. More info: mccsauction.net
1)Manheim’s 250th Anniversary Founder’s Day Celebration. tomorrow and Sunday (Sept 29 & 30) including a musical fireworks spectacular tomorrow night 9pm after the soccer game at the football stadium at Manheim Central High School. Jeremiah Coyne and Emazing Grace Musicfest earlier in the day from 5-8:30pm. Many other family friendly activities at the Farm Show Building and Memorial Park. More info: manheim250.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. New projects available (and highly recommended): Toby Mac’s “Eye On It” (which recently debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200), “Into The Light,” by Matthew West and “Welcome To Daylight,” from Luminate. New music available Tuesday, October 9: “Blue Mountain” by Brandon Heath and “Finding Our Way,” from Hyland. Hyland is band that was formed in 2006 in Minneapolis by vocalist/guitarist, Jon Lewis. The band released a couple of independent EP’s before capturing the attention of Aaron Sprinke, formerly of Poor Old Lu. Jon Lewis was a recent guest on New Tunes at 9, where he spoke about his maturation as a songwriter over the course of three full-length projects. For more on Hyland, go to http://hylandofficial.com/welcome/ to find music downloads, facebook page and a video for the song you are about to hear, “Beauty In The Broken.” Hyland is also part of “The Believer” tour with Kutless, Fireflight and The Rhett Walker Band. (For details on the October 6th tour stop at Lancaster Bible College, go to http://cmilive.com/)
JOHN SHIRK – From Leviticus 19:32.
“Rise in the presence of the aged; show respect for the elderly and revere your God. I am the LORD.”
Out of reverence to God, we are led to respect the elderly and those who are in authority over us. Those who are advanced in years have a wealth of experience and many have gained wisdom through that experience. The book of Proverbs is an example of the voice of experience offering wisdom to the next generation, so that they might grow up to honor the LORD.
Proverbs 1:8 says, “Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. They will be a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck.”
One way we can show respect for the elderly is to listen to their wisdom and learn from their wisdom. Consider their counsel seriously. The Bible also talks about respecting our church leaders and cooperating with them in service to God.
Respect for the elderly and reverence for God are vital signs of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.
STACEY GAGNE – God has a great and creative way of helping us refocus our hearts and minds. When we open up The Bible we’ll come to a scripture that brings us the encouragement, conviction or hope that we need. For me, sometimes I get into a “woe is me” mode about something and then I see it in light of the circumstances of others and I’m humbled and realize how much I have to be thankful for. Some days just seeing something beautiful like a rainbow or a smiling child will be enough to change my outlook.
Today we received a note from a listener along with their donation that said “I look forward to driving places just so I can listen to our station – it is an instant change in attitude for me”.
That is awesome. May we be changed daily to be more like Jesus in our attitude. We are thankful that God is using WJTL as a tool to do this in the lives of many. May our hearts, eyes and ears be open and focused on Him so that we don’t miss those moments.
RADIO FRIEND PHIL – Greetings! Please take the new WJTL RadioTraks Music Survey! Everyone who rates the music qualifies to win free music from WJTL, including “All Things Possible,” by Mark Schultz. http://wjtl.com/musics/radiotraks/
JOHN SHIRK – From Matthew 7, verses 13 and 14.
Jesus said, “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”
It’s not always wise to follow the crowd, especially if the crowd is headed in the wrong direction. Jesus urges us to find life through the road less traveled. Some people in the world believe that there are many paths that lead to God. But this view contradicts what Jesus said when He told His disciples, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” He also said, “I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved.”
According to Jesus, He is the only way to a relationship with God the Father and eternal life. By faith, we can walk with God and enjoy His fellowship forever.
Following Jesus is a vital sign of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.