Life Application Truth-Real Peace Comes Through Jesus

john : April 16, 2012 4:56 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – From Romans 5:1.

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Through faith in Jesus, hostility with God is replaced with peace. That is a process known as reconciliation. Two parties are required for this process to take place.

The problem began when we declared war on God by our sin-a war that we cannot win. God responded by sending His one and only Son to the world. He did not come to wage war against us or zap us, but to offer peace. Jesus absorbed God’s wrath against our sin.  While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. This guilt offering paid by Christ was a peace offering to the world. When we receive this offer with a believing heart, we experience His peace. We renounce sinful ways.

We stop fighting God and start learning to follow Him. Sin no longer separates us because the grace of the Lord Jesus has restored us.

The implication of having peace with God means that we enjoy His friendship and favor.

Peace with God is a vital sign of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.

John Shirk

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Praise & Worship Show Playlist (April 15th)

kristi : April 15, 2012 6:00 am : Kristi Leigh, music, Staff Pages

KRISTI LEIGH — Hi!  Thanks for checking out the playlist!  If you have any questions about the songs you heard, feel free to get in touch!


Praise & Worship Show Playlist 

April 15, 2012

 6:00 a.m — Legal I.D.

“Above Every Other Name” by Justin Rizzo from “One Thing Live: Holy To The Lord”

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

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

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


6:30 a.m.

“Endless Hallelujah” by Matt Redman from “10,000 Reasons”

“Exalt” by Rend Collective Experiment from “Organic Family Hymnal”

“Joy” by Phil Wickham from “Response”

“Your Grace Is Enough” by Chris Tomlin from “Arriving”

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

“My Soul Sings” by Delirious from “Kingdom Of Comfort”

“Praise The Lord” by Kristene Mueller from “Those Who Dream”


7:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.

“When I Speak Your Name” by Klaus, Kari Jobe from “Glory”

“Taste & See” by Brian & Jenn Johnson from “We Believe”

“Your Love Never Fails” by Jesus Culture from “Your Love Never Fails”

“Always” by Kristian Stanfill from “Passion: Here For You”

“Better Is One Day” by Charlie Hall from “Better Is One Day”


7:30 a.m.

“You’re Worthy Of My Praise” by Jeremy Camp from “Carried Me”

“You Said” by Shane & Shane from “Psalms”

“You Never Let Go” by Matt Redman from “Beautiful News”

“Who You Are” by Glenn Packiam from “Worship Project P40.3″

“Sing, Sing, Sing” by Chris Tomlin from “Passion: God Of This City”

“So Good To Me” by Cory Asbury from “Holy”

“You Are My King (Amazing Love)” by Newsboys from “Adoration”


8:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.

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

“Be Lifted High” by Bethel Live from “Be Lifted High”

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

“What Joy Is Found” by Jeremy Riddle from “Full Attention”

“Revelation Song” by Gateway Church, Kari Jobe from “Cover The Earth”


8:30 a.m.

“Awakening” by Hillsong United from “Aftermath”

“Faithful” by SisterBrother from “SisterBrother”

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

“You Are My All In All” by Dennis Jernigan and Friends from “Hands Lifted High”

“We Give Thanks” by Caedmon’s Call from “In The Company Of Angels 2″


9:00 a.m.

“Cloud By Day” by The Embers from “The Embers”

“Whisper His Name” by Deluge from “Bethany Presents Deluge”

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

“We Are Your’s” by Charlie Hall from “Passion: Everything Glorious”

“Amazed” by Eoghan Heaslip, Christy Nockels from “51 Must Have Modern Worship Hits”

“The Heart Of Worship” by Michael W. Smith from “Worship”


9:30 a.m.

“The Same Love” by Paul Baloche from “The Same Love”

“Our God” by Chris Tomlin from “Passion: Awakening”

“God Of Our Salvation” by Phil Wickham from “Response”

“Overome” by Jeremy Camp from “We Cry Out: The Worship Project”

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

“Give Us Your Courage” by Tim Hughes from “Happy Day”

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phredd : April 13, 2012 9:16 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages


5) The Lancaster Chorale will present a program of “Great Sacred Choruses” on Sunday (April 15th) at Calvary Church,, Lancaster beginning at 5:40pm. Guest organist Hilary Orlando, and pianist, Charis O’Connell will be featured. A free will offering will be received. For more information: 717-464-7309.

4) Lancaster County Christian School auction tonight and tomorrow (Friday and Saturday, April 13th and 14th) Food activities, Silent Auction, and more – at the Leola Campus of LCCS, 2390 New Holland Pike, Lancaster.
Times and More information,

3) Buttonwood Community Day AT Buttonwood Gardens Apartments, Friendship Avenue Hellam. Tomorrow (Saturday, April 14th) from 11am-2pm. Activities for all ages, door prizes, Alex’s Lemonade Stand to benefit”Childhood Cancer Research”, demonstrations by the Hellam Fire Department, children’s ID cards provided by the Hellam Police Department, Memorial Hospital will be giving “free” blood pressure screening, games, prizes and much more! More information:(717)840-4700.

2) Komedy for Kenya – a free comedy event featuring comedian and ventriliquist Taylor Mason, Sunday (April 15th) at 6pm, At Victory Church (Greenfield Campus). A love offering will be taken to benefit the Victory Church Kenya Missions team.
More info:

1) Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem Kids Concert, tomorrow (Sat, Apr 14, 2012) – TWO SHOWS – 11am and 1pm at Martin Library, East Market St, York. Presented by the Susquehanna Folk Music Society. For more info:

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Life Application Truth-Mercy and Acknowledgment of God

john : April 13, 2012 8:59 am : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK- From Hosea 6:6.

“For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings.”

The LORD is not impressed with religious activities carried out with an unfaithful heart. We might think that it’s a thoughtful gesture for a spouse to remember to give cards and gifts to their spouse on special days like holidays and birthdays. But if we learned that the same spouse was having an ongoing adulterous relationship, we would perceive the emptiness in those expressions of love.  That is because those expressions are coming from an unfaithful heart.

Singing worship songs, attending worship services, and volunteering time in church service can all be meaningful activities if they find expression from a faithful heart. But those same activities are meaningless if they come from an unfaithful heart.

What God desires from us is a loyal heart, full of faith and full of love.

Mercy and Acknowledgment of God are vital signs of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.

John Shirk

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New Tunes at 9 Roundup: Sidewalk Prophets

phil : April 12, 2012 6:45 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.   Among the new projects available this week, a band called Fike released their disc, “The Moment We’ve Been Waiting For.” Also playing this week on New Tune s at 9: the new project from Sidewalk Prophets, “Live Like That. “Live Like That” is the follow up to the band’s 2009 debut, “These Simple Truths,” and continues to showcase the songwriting and singing ability of Dave Frey, who says, “It’s not always easy for any of us to do what God has called us to do, to go make disciples of the world.” Dave Frey has an incredibly soulful voice, and when I asked him to talk about his musical influences–much to my surprise–he mentioned what he calls “the 3 m’s”: Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey and Mickey Mouse. You can connect with Sidewalk Prophets at; you’ll find links to the band’s facebook page, twitter, you-tube videos, Sidewalk Cinema and more.

Radio Friend Phil

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Life Application Truth – God’s Provision For You

john : April 10, 2012 5:18 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – From Jonah 2, verses 1 and 2-

“From inside the fish Jonah prayed to the LORD his God. He said, “In my distress I called to the LORD, and he answered me. From the depths of the grave, I called for help, and you listened to my cry.”

Having drifted from his call to preach in Nineveh, Jonah found himself way over his head in deep trouble. Disobedience to God has a way of leading us into those types of places. In Jonah’s case, his disobedience led him to a stormy place, but did not lead to death. Instead, Jonah was given a second opportunity to go in the Lord’s direction.  God provided a great fish to swallow Jonah, where he stayed for three days and three nights. Without the fish, Jonah would have drowned. With the fish, he not only had room to breathe, but also had transportation to dry land.

The implication of this event shows us that blown assignments and missed opportunities are not fatal where God’s mercy is found. In His love, He disciplines us so that we might wake up to His call on our lives.

Acknowledgment of God’s provision to save us and restore us is a vital sign of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.

John Shirk

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Praise & Worship Show Playlist (April 08th) Resurrection Day Celebration!

kristi : April 8, 2012 6:00 am : Kristi Leigh, music, Staff Pages

KRISTI LEIGH — The Praise & Worship Show is celebrating Easter Sunday with 4 hours of worship songs (new and old) focusing on the cross and the power of Jesus’ resurrection from the dead!

Join me! :)

Happy Resurrection Day!



Praise & Worship Show Playlist

April 08, 2012

Theme: Resurrection Day Celebration!

 6:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.

“Risen Today” by Aaron Shust from “This Is What We Believe”

“Ain’t No Grave” by Selah, Jason and Adam Crabb from “Bless The Broken Road”

“Love Song For A Savior” by Jars Of Clay from “Closer EP”

“We Have Been Forgiven” by Seven Places from “Glowing”

“He’s Alive” by Don Francisco from “Forgiven”

“The Wonderful Cross” by Tim Hughes from “The Noise We Make”


6:30 a.m.

“Redeemer” by Tim Hughes from “Here I Am To Worship”

“Came To The Rescue” by Hillsong United from “United We Stand”

“Alive” by Sovereign Grace Music from “Risen”

“Down At The Cross” by Bart Millard from “Hymned Again”

“Calvary” by Three Crosses from “Three Crosses”

“Our God’s Alive” by Andy Cherry from “Nothing Left To Fear”

“Happy Day” by Tim Hughes from “Holding Nothing Back”

“He’s Alive” by Laura Hackett from “Joy (LIVE)”


7:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.

“Christ Is Risen” by Jeremy Riddle from “The Now And Not Yet”

“Clinging To The Cross” by Tim Hughes, Brooke Fraser from “Holding Nothing Back”

“The Wonder Of The Cross” by Vicky Beeching from “Painting The Invisible”

“For The Cross” by Matt Redman from “The Heart Of Worship”

“Christ Is Risen” by Matt Maher from “Alive Again”

“Lead Me To The Cross” by Hillsong United from “All Of The Above”

“Great Redeemer” by Paul Baloche from “Our God Saves”


7:30 a.m.

“Jesus Keep Me Near The Cross” by Paul Colman from “Bridges”

“What A Savior” by Laura Story from “Catalyst Music Project”

“Nails” by The Bridge Band from “More Like You”

“Lost In Wonder (You Chose The Cross” by Martin Layzell from “Here I Am To Worship”

“Nothing But The Blood” by Charlie Hall from “Passion: How Great Is Our God”

“Mighty Is The Power Of The Cross” by Chris Tomlin from “Arriving”


8:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.

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

“Hail The Day” by Sovereign Grace Music from “Risen”

“Hallelujah, What A Savior” by Vicky Beeching from “Painting The Invisible”

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

“Rescue” by Jared Anderson from “51 Must Have Modern Worship Hits”

“He Has Risen” by Sovereign Grace Music from “Risen”

“Jesus Paid It All” by Kristian Stanfill from “Passion: Everything Glorious”


8:30 a.m.

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

“Power In The Blood” by Bart Millard from “Hymned”

“The Stone Was Rolled Away” by Three Crosses, Jars Of Clay from “Jefferson Street”

“Death In His Grave” by John Mark McMillan from “The Medicine”

“Risen King” by SisterBrother from “SisterBrother”

“You Alone Can Rescue” by Matt Redman from “Passion: Awakening”


9:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.

“My Savior Lives” by New Life Worship from “It’s All Worship”

“My Savior’s Precious Blood” by West Coast Revival from “Fuse”

“I Will Sing Of My Redeemer” by Selah, BarlowGirl from “Bless The Broken Road”

“Love Crucified Arose” by Michael Card from “Legacy”

“Wonderful Savior” by Tim Reimherr from “Unceasing”

“Redeemer” by Nicole C. Mullen from “Nicole C. Mullen”

“Jesus’ Blood” by Delirious from “Mezzamorphis”


9:30 a.m.

“At The Cross” by Hillsong from “Mighty To Save”

“Sweetly Broken” by Jeremy Riddle from “Sweetly Broken”

“The Old Rugged Cross” by Bart Millard from “Hymned”

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

“Here Is Love” by Matt Redman from “Passion: Hymns Ancient & Modern”

“Communion” by Third Day from “Wherever You Are”

“There Is A Redeemer” by Keith Green from “The Ministry Years”



phredd : April 6, 2012 8:58 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages


5)  First Presbyterian Church of Strasburg is hosting a community-wide Easter egg hunt tomorrow (Saturday, April 7th) from 10 AM – 12PM. There will be fun activites, snacks, and three age groups for the hunt. More info: 717-687-6030.

4) In the Light Ministries, Lancaster City will present a Passion play called “From the Well to the Cross” tonight (Friday, April 6) The story of a group of people gathered around a well, sharing their personal experiences about Jesus. The Easter story will be dramatically presented. More Info at   717-293-9287

3) Middlesex United Methodist Church will be hosting its third annual FREE Eggstravaganza tomorrow (Saturday, April 7) from 12-4 PM. The Easter Egg Hunt will include entertainment ,bounce house, food, crafts, and more. Two egg hunts will be held, at 2 and 4 PM.More info: 717-249-2449

2) Carry the Cross today (Friday, April 6, 2012)
4:00-6:30 pm in Elizabethtown. Meet at Elizabethtown Mennonite Church (300 S Spruce St) at 3pm to walk with others from the community throughout E-town while reflecting on seven of the many events that Jesus faced along his journey to the cross. The Journey will conclude at St. Paul’s UMC (398 N Locust St). Shuttle service provided between churches. Sponsored by the Elizabethtown Ministerium. More Info: 689-0263

1) Scarlet Steps a multi-sensory art exhibit, sharing the Easter Message with artworkbased on ten different themes taken from Saint Peter’s sermon in Acts 10. Tonight (FRIDAY, APRIL 6TH, 2012) 12-9PM at Lancaster Quilt & Textile Museum 37 N. Market St., right next to Central Market. A choir will also be performing in the evening. More info:

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New Tunes at 9 Roundup: Paul Baloche

phil : April 5, 2012 9:45 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 this week include: “No 1’s Volume 1,” by Steven Curtis Chapman, “Into The Glorious,” by Christy Nockels, and on iTunes,  “The Same Love,” by Paul Baloche. Renowned worship leader Paul Baloche stopped by the Junction Center this week to play live in the studio, talk about the Easter Holy week, his new project “The Same Love” and living out his faith for Christ. For more on Paul Baloche, go to; you’ll find a myriad of worship resources, including the worship band workshop, free music charts, “how to” instructional videos, and lots of music. For video footage of Paul’s appearance at the WJTL Junction Center, go here


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How are you celebrating Easter?

kristi : April 5, 2012 2:29 pm : Kristi Leigh, Staff Pages

KRISTI LEIGH — How are you celebrating Easter?  I don’t just mean who are you eating ham with and where?…  I’m talking about really celebrating!  I’ve noticed that holidays are so much more meaningful when I find ways to be intentional about celebrating them.  This week my husband, Sam, and I are planning on attending a Passover seder, watching the movie “The Passion Of The Christ”, doing egg hunts with our niece and nephews, giving flowers to the ladies in the family and celebrating with our church on Sunday.  Even as I think about our plans for the week, my heart is touched with the real “reason for the season”.  (Yeah, it’s not just for Christmas anymore!)  So…what are your plans?  If you’re looking for events happening in our listening area that will help Easter come alive to you, check out our Events Page at (click here).  It’s my encouragement to you to do more than just eating ham and going to church on Sunday.  Sometimes seasons in our lives don’t allow for much extra activity.  Maybe you’re going through something tough like that.  But take the opportunity if you can!  Even if it’s reading the story in the Bible or just pausing for a moment and thinking about what your life is like because of Resurrection Day!  Celebrate!

Happy Easter Week!

Kristi Leigh

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