Life Application Truth-If My People…

john : June 27, 2012 9:50 am : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – From Second Chronicles 7:14.

The LORD told Solomon, “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and will heal their land.”

According to this chapter in the Bible, the conditions that God might use to humble a nation are the absence of rain or the presence of locusts, or some kind of plague. These are wake up calls to God’s people to do some spiritual inventory on our lives. Are we putting our full trust in God? Are we walking in obedience to His Word? Is the Gospel the focus of our faith?

Sometimes, distractions take our focus off of Jesus and cause us to love the things of this world too much. God uses hardship to get our focus back on Him. If we can think specifically of ways in which we are not honoring God, He invites us to confess our sins to Him, and to turn from them. The path to healing for a broken land comes through the confessions of a broken heart. The obstacles are removed, and fellowship is restored to God, who is gracious and compassionate.

Humility, Confession, and Repentance are vital signs of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.

John Shirk



kristi : June 26, 2012 2:08 pm : Kristi Leigh, Staff Pages

KRISTI LEIGH — I’m heading out to the Creation Festival tomorrow to interview artists and bands for WJTL!  It’s always fun to hear the latest from them, play the conversations on the air and post our videos!  Do you have any questions for any of the artists/bands or something you’re curious about when it comes to performing on a big festival stage?  Comment below!

Kristi Leigh – WJTL DJ


Praise & Worship Show Playlist (6/24)

kristi : June 24, 2012 6:00 am : Kristi Leigh, music, Staff Pages

 Praise & Worship Show Playlist

June 24, 2012

*Mini Theme at 8:00 “Songs to Sing in the Storms of Life”


6:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.

“All Glory” by Tim Hughes from “Love Shine Through”

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

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

“Famous One” by Building 429 from “WOW Worship”

“God He Reigns/All I Need Is You” by Hillsong from “God He Reigns”


6:30 a.m.

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

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

“Holy” by Matt Gilman from “Holy”

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

“Once Again” by Stuart Townend, Dave Fellingham from “Revival Generation”

“Shine On Us” by Phillips, Craig & Dean from “My Utmost For His Highest”


7:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.

“Come On My Soul” by Rend Collective from “Organic Family Hymnal”

“I Can Only Imagine” by Rita Springer from “Effortless”

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

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

“Set Free” by Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman from “Passion: Here For You”

“Take Heart” by Hillsong from “Aftermath”


7:30 a.m.

“Joyful, Joyful” by Laura Hackett from “Joy (LIVE)”

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

“Be Thou Exalted” by Jon Egan, New Life Worship from “You Hold It All”

“Mercy” by Casting Crowns from “Songs 4 Worship Ultimate”

“A Mighty Fortress” by Christy Nockels from “Passion: Awakening (Deluxe Edition)”

“I Surrender All” by Jadon Lavik from “Roots Run Deep”


8:00 a.m. — Legal I.D. *MINI THEME: Songs For The Storms in Life

“Praise You In This Storm” by Casting Crowns from “Lifesong”

“You Never Let Go” by Matt Redman from “Passion: Everything Glorious”

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

“Blessed Be Your Name” by Newsong from “Rescue”

“When The Tears Fall” by Tim Hughes from “When Silence Falls”

“Blessing In The Storm” by Kirk Franklin from “Songs For The Storm, Volume 1″


8:30 a.m.

“When I Am Afraid” by Laura Hackett from “Laura Hackett”

“Healing Rain” by Michael W. Smith from “Healing Rain”

“Never Let Me Go” by Hillsong United from “All Of The Above”

“Never Let Go” by David Crowder Band from “Remedy”

“Whole World In His Hands” by Matt Redman from “Passion: How Great Is Our God”

“My Hope” by Glenn Packiam from “Rumors And Revelations”


9:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.

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

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

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

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

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

“He’s Always Been Faithful” by Sara Groves from “Conversations”

“Grace” by Michael W. Smith from “A New Hallelujah”


9:30 a.m.

“You Have Been So Good” by Paul Baloche, Sara Groves from “A Greater Song”

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

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

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

“I Have Found” by Kim Walker from “Here Is My Song”

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



phredd : June 22, 2012 8:46 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages


5) The 14th annual Celebrate Lancaster kicks off the morning with the opening of about two dozen food stands and the closure of North Prince Street from Penn Square to Lancaster Square. Sample local food, live music and more. The event will culminate with a fireworks display that begins at 10 p.m.
Admission is free. More info:

4) A nite of music will be held at the United Zion Camp in Manheim tomorrow (Saturday June 23) from 7-9pm. The program will feature a variety of instrumental and vocal music performed by local talent. The offering will benefit the LifeGate mission team who will be going to Quito, Ecuador. More info:717-665-5243

3) Jimmy Emig Band will lead a night of worship at Gehman’s Mennonite School  in Denver – Sunday (June 24) 6pm. The concert is hosted by Cocalico Community Chapel. More info: (717)445-4041

2) 2nd Annual Littlestown Chapel Car and Bike Show at Faulkner Collision Center in  Hanover tomorrow (Sat. June 23) 12pm-4pm. Attendance is free, Donations will benefit the Sr. High summer missions program! More info: 717-476-0825

1) Festival of Life is an event for the city of Lebanon hosted by the churches of Lebanon, tomorrow (Sat. June 23rd) from 11AM-5PM at Monument Park  in Lebanon.  There will be singers and shows from different churches in Lebanon city.  There will also be games, food, and fellowship.

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Life Application Truth-Freedom From Fear

john : June 20, 2012 2:20 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – From Hebrews 2:14.

Speaking of Jesus, “Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death-that is, the devil- and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.”

Jesus was willing to be confined to a human body, so that we might  be set free from sin and death. He was willing to die on a cross so that we might live with Him in heaven. Because of His sacrifice, our view of death comes into a different focus.  Instead of seeing death as a permanent end, we see death as a promotion into the glorious presence of God. Death still causes tears, but it does not leave us in hopeless despair.  Death is still painful, but it does not have to paralyze us from living in freedom. With Christ as our Savior and Lord, death is not the end of our journey. It is the beginning of a new chapter that leads us to God’s throne in heaven, where His name is always honored in a place of joy and peace.

Being set free from the fear of death is a vital sign of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.

John Shirk


Life Application Truth-Trust In the Midst of Questions

john : June 18, 2012 2:13 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – From First Corinthians 13:12.

“Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.”

If you could ask the Lord one question, what would it be?  Maybe you have questions about His creation, or why bad things happen to God’s people, or perhaps you have a question from the Bible that no one has ever been able to answer to your satisfaction. The Apostle Paul was telling the church that we won’t have all our questions answered in this life. Our understanding is limited. But a day is coming when we will see clearly. Faith will become sight. Jesus will be right in front of us, and then, our relationship with Jesus will take on a new dimension. Our questions will be answered, including those questions about what heaven looks like.

In the meantime, there is a book that explains some important themes about life. The Bible explains where we came from, the impact of sin,  our purpose in life, why Jesus came, the meaning of His cross and empty grave, and what happens after we die. The Gospel reveals enough about God so that we can trust Him in the midst of life’s questions and challenges.

Trusting God through life’s questions is a vital sign of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.

John Shirk



Praise & Worship Show Playlist (6/17)

kristi : June 17, 2012 6:00 am : Kristi Leigh, music, Staff Pages

Praise & Worship Show Playlist

June 17, 2012

~Father’s Day Mini Theme from 7-8 a.m.!~


6:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.

“At Your Name” by Tim Hughes from “Love Shine Through”

“Reason To Sing” by All Sons & Daughters from “Season One”

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

“O This God” by Matt Redman from “10,000 Reasons”

“A Mighty Fortress” by Christy Nockels from “Passion: Awakening (Deluxe Edition)”

“Awesome God” by Michael W. Smith from “Worship”


6:30 a.m.

“Skeleton Bones” by John Mark McMillan from “The Medicine”

“Reign In Us” by Starfield from “I Will Go”

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

“You Are My Hope” by Cory Asbury from “Holy”

“When I Survey” by Tim Hughes from “Happy Day”


7:00 a.m. — Legal I.D. (FATHER’S DAY THEMED HOUR)

“Father Let Me Dedicate” by Matt Redman from “Passion: Hymns Ancient & Modern”

“Children Of The Living God” by Fernando Ortega from “Give Me Jesus”

“Father, Spirit, Jesus” by Casting Crowns from “Lifesong”

“Father Will You Come” by Unhindered from “Be”

“Hallowed Father” by Jeremy Riddle from “Full Attention”

“Abba Father” by Klaus, Kari Jobe from “Glory”

“My Father’s World” by Jadon Lavik from “Roots Run Deep”


7:30 a.m.

“The Father’s Love” by Sovereign Grace Music from “Sons And Daughters”

“Father” by Hillsong United from “Aftermath”

“All God’s Children” by Delirious from “Kingdom Of Comfort”

“Taste Of Eternity” by Bellarive from “The Heartbeat”

“Praise The Father, Praise The Son” by Chris Tomlin from “Hello Love”

“How Deep The Father’s Love For Us” by Joy Williams from “WOW Worship”

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

“Children Of God” by Third Day from “Move”


8:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.

“See The Way” by Misty Edwards from “Always On His Mind”

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

“Great I Am” by New Life Worship, Jared Anderson

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

“Faithful” by SisterBrother from “SisterBrother”


8:30 a.m.

“Those Who Trust” by 100 Portraits, Waterdeep from “Enter The Worship Circle”

“More Than Amazing” by Lincoln Brewster from “Real Life”

“You Are My King (Amazing Love)” by Christy Nockels from “Passion: Better Is One Day”

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

“Salvation Is Here” by The Swift from “Singing Back To You”

“There’s Something About That Name” by Sonicflood from “Listen Louder”


9:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.

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

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

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

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

“Your Presence Is Enough” by Sean Feucht from “Rebirth & Reclamation”


9:30 a.m.

“Bones” by Hillsong United from “Aftermath”

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

“Alabaster Box” by Julie Meyer from “Paint Your Picture”

“You Said” by Shane and Shane from “Psalms

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

“Rain Down” by Delirious, Hillsong from “Unified Praise”

“Every Eye Is On You” by Gateway Worship from “The More I Seek You”

“Hear Us From Heaven” by Jared Anderson from “Where To Begin”







phredd : June 15, 2012 8:58 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages


5)Esterlyn, in concert tomorrow (Sat. June 16th) at Kochenderfer UMC in Lebanon at 7PM!  Admission is free. More info:

4) SummerFest 2012 tomorrow (Sat. June 16th) from 10AM-9PM at Church of the Open Bible in Parkesburg.  Concerts by Calling Out Closer, Lee Arter Band, Fall to Grace and more.  Free carnival games, prizes, bounce house, face painting, horse rides and more.  More info:

3) Cookout & Movie “Courageous” at Salem Hellers Church – honoring fathers and fatherhood tonight (Friday, June 15th) at Salem E.R. Hellers Church in Lancaster at 6 pm with a hotdog cookout in the church parking lot, followed by the showing of “Courageous” at 7 pm.  Admission is free for both the cookout and movie.  More Info: 717-656-9249.

2) Free Community Picnic and Comedy with Local Christian Comedian Kenny Robinson tomorrow (Sat. June 16th) at Colonial Park Community Baptist Church in Harrisburg.  The picnic starts at 5:00 PM with the Comedy starting at 6:15 PM.  More info:

1) Noah’s Walk Through tomorrow (Saturday, June 16) and Sunday (June 17) at West Lampeter Fairgrounds. Sat. 10am-7pm and Sunday 11am-6pm. Free event, Rain or Shine. Interactive activity for the whole family.  More info:


New Tunes at 9 Roundup: Bellarive

phil : June 14, 2012 8:13 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,” by the Choir; “Shooting Star EP,” from Owl City; and “A Thousand Little Things,” by Point of Grace. Available next Tuesday, June 19: “The Heartbeat,” by Bellarive. Bellarive is a six-piece worship-band, formed at church, in Orlando, Florida. Bellarive, which means “beautiful river,” has been drawing comparisons to David Crowder Band and Leeland. The 12-song project is available on Sparrow Records; Bellarive’s lead singer, Sean Curren, talked about the new single, “Taste Of Eternity.” For more on Bellarive, go to the band’s facebook page; you’ll find a video of the band rehearsing for their tour, debut tracks off the new record and more.

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The Museum: New Music And New Video

phil : June 13, 2012 8:15 pm : music, Radio Friend Phil, Staff Pages

Radio Friend Phil – The Museum will be releasing their new project, “My Only Rescue,” August 28, on BEC Recordings. Click here to see a video for the new song, “Love Will Find You.” To hear the conversation with Museum lead singer Ben Richter on New Tunes at 9, go here

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