JOHN SHIRK – From Luke 9:20.
Jesus was having a conversation with His disciples. He asked them what other people were saying about His identity. Different names were brought up in response to His question. Some were saying that Jesus is John the Baptist. Others were saying Elijah. And still others were saying that Jesus was one of the prophets of long ago come back to life.
Then Jesus asked, “But what about you? Who do you say I am?”
Peter answered, “The Christ of God.”
Peter was acknowledging Jesus as being sent by God to be the Savior of the world. What we believe about Jesus will affect the vital areas of our lives, including our eternal salvation, our influence in the world, and our sense of purpose for living life. What we believe about Jesus will affect how we treat other people. We will heed carefully the “one another” commands of the Bible. Love one another. Encourage one another. Be kind and compassionate to one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. Peter was blessed for recognizing Jesus as the Messiah. So will we. First John 4:15 says “If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him, and he in God.”
Acknowledging Jesus as the Messiah is a vital sign of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.
KRISTI LEIGH — So many good songs this morning–and 3 mini themes! I hope these songs touch your heart and make you want to worship! Please email me if you have any song questions of if you’d like me to add you to the playlist email group!
Kristi Leigh – WJTL DJ
FIVE FUN FREE FAMILY THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND!!! Oct 19, 20 & 21
5) The Caring Closet of the West Shore Evangelical Free Church in Mechanicsburg today (Friday, October19) open til Noon. There will be a time of worship and prayer, an A children’s program . More info: (717) 697-0226.
4) David Meece and Band in Concert tonight (Fri. Oct. 19th) at 7PM at Manheim BIC. No tickets needed, a love offering will be taken. More Info: 717-665-2133
3) Milk to Meat Youth Ministries of Grace Community Fellowship in Manheim is hosting a free Christian Concert Outreach Event tonight (Fri. Oct. 19th) 7-8:30pm. All youth in grades 7-12 are welcome. More information: 717-665-7222
2) Stand Strong the Movie will be showing tomorrow (Saturday October 20) & Sunday (Oct 21) 7pm at Living Waters Theater in Strasburg PA. No reservations needed, Freewill offering will be received. More info: (717) 687-4263
1) 97th annual Dillsburg Farmers’ Fair Fantastic Parade tomorrow (Saturday, October 20) at 7:30 pm. Bands, Floats, Classic Cars, Firetrucks and more. Children’s Parade today 10am to noon. More info at dillsburgfarmersfair.org
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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. Available this week is “The Way We Worship,” by FFH, featuring their new song, “As For Me.” Last Sunday, WJTL presented another Live From the Junction Center event, featuring Matthew West and Mikeschair. Mikeschair vocalist and guitarist Mike Grayson joined band mate Kyle Schonewill for 2 acoustic songs, “You Loved Me First” and “Someone Worth Dying For.” Both tracks are available on Mikeschair’s latest project “A Beautiful Life.” Mikeschair was formed at Belmont University, in Nashville, TN. To date, they’ve released 3 EP’s and 2 full-length projects–all are highly recommended! In addition to making music, Mikeschair are highly involved in charitable activities. In conjunction with Food For The Hungry, Mikeschair formed a food collection charity called “Mikestable.” The inspiration came when they noticed hungry people gathering at a food pantry at a church near their apartment. With that in mind, the band continues to invite their fans to bring nonperishable food items to select shows. Mike Grayson says that with the new project, “A Beautiful Life,” “We wanted this record to take a very hopeful approach. God is weaving together a beautiful life whether we can see it or not.” For more on Mikeschair, go to http://www.mikeschair.com/
JOHN SHIRK – From Esther 4:14.
A quote from Mordecai to Queen Esther, “Who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?”
This is perhaps the most often quoted passage in the book of Esther. Even though this book of the Bible does not mention God by name, His hand is clearly working in the circumstances that are unfolding in this book. An evil plot by Haman to wipe out the Jews is thwarted by Queen Esther. She used her influence to spare the Jews from annihilation. Her relative Mordecai offered her the encouragement she needed to take a personal risk for the sake of saving her people.
Whatever platform God has given us, that is an opportunity to stand for what is right. It may involve personal risk. We might pay the price of persecution for standing against evil. At the same time, we will know the joy of developing a deeper relationship with God as we follow Jesus with a loyal heart.
There are general purposes that God has for His followers: Knowing Him better, Glorifying Jesus, Building the church by the use of our spiritual gifts, and being a witness for Jesus to a world who needs His grace. For such a time as this, God is raising up His people to shine the light of grace and truth on a world darkened by division and deception.
Using our position as a platform to do God’s will is a vital sign of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.
JOHN SHIRK – From Hebrews 13:14.
“For here we do not have an enduring city, but we are looking for the city that is to come.”
There are some major differences between being a citizen on the earth and a child of God’s Kingdom. The things of this world are temporary. The treasures of God’s kingdom are eternal. Our achievements on this earth that lead to trophies, medals, and honors will fade away, but our relationship with God and our service for Him will last forever. Our anticipation of heaven inspires us to be more productive, not less productive while we live on the earth.
In light of keeping our focus on the city that is to come, the next verse (Hebrews 13:15) says, “Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise-the fruit of lips that confess his name. And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with sacrifices God is pleased.”
Seeking first after God’s Kingdom and His righteousness is a vital sign of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.
KRISTI LEIGH — Good morning, everybody! Here’s the playlist for today’s Praise & Worship Show! Email me if you have any song questions or if you check this online playlist so often that you’d like me to add you to the playlist email group. And please, sing along with me this morning! :)
Kristi Leigh – WJTL DJ
FIVE FUN FREE FAMILY THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND!!! October 12, 13 and 14, 2012
5) Timberline Church Harvest Fest, tomorrow (Sat Oct 13th) 4pm. The event is geared for children ages 3 through 5th grade. Activities include petting zoo, carnival games, hay rides, popcorn, scarecrow making, pumpkin painting, pumpkin bowling, face painting and sand art. At 6pm there will be a bonfire to roast hotdogs and make smores. More info: 717-687-5118.
4) Free Concert featuring Brett Rush and his Band along with Scott DeRaps and Ben Rothermel tomorrow (Sat. Oct. 13th) from 3 to 10pm at Colerain Baptist Church, 1923 Noble Rd., Kirkwood, Pa. More info at 717-529-2492
3) The Teen Challenge Choir will provide musical ministry and testimonies of lives saved from addiction at Garden Spot Village Chapel, Sunday (Oct. 14th) from 7-8pm. Love offering taken. More info: 717-355-6000
2) St. Paul Christian Early Learning Center of Lititz is having a ”Touch-A-Truck” event tomorrow (Sat. October 13) 9am – 1pm. at St. Paul Lutheran Church on Orange St. in Lititz, This educational outdoor event is intended to give children the opportunity to explore first-hand a variety of trucks and vehicles seen operating around the community. The event is free with the donation of a non-perishable food item or canned good to benefit the Community Chest food bank. More info:717-627-0900.
1) Fields of Faith is a community outreach event tomorrow (Sat. Oct. 13th) from 6-8pm at the Conestoga Valley High School football stadium The event is being hosted by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the school’s Fellowship of Christian Students. More info: 717-397-5231
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/
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. Available this week is “Blue Mountain,” the new project from Brandon Heath. Brandon Heath is part of the ‘Hits Deep’ tour, coming to the Giant Center in Hershey, on Sunday, December 9! The full lineup includes TobyMac, Brandon Heath, Mandisa, Chris August, Britt Nicole, Jamie Grace and Group 1 Crew. Tickets are on sale now at CMILive.com or 717-459-3701. Also available this week is a new project by Brian Campbell: “Hearts Wake to the Giver of Life.” Brian Campbell is a Pennsylvania-born singer/songwriter and worship leader. Brian performed in Lancaster County this week and he also stopped by the Junction Center as a guest on New Tunes at 9. I spoke to Brian about his association with ‘Come and Live’ and his passion for giving worship workshops; click here http://wjtl.com/listen/wjtl-casts/ to listen to Brian’s live, acoustic, performance. Along with other musicians, Brian Campbell is a member of the ‘Come and Live Artist Community,’ which is offering his new project for free at http://comeandlive.com/ Here’s Brain’s facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/briancampbellmusic