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Relationship-Building Principle-Honesty

March 24th, 2015 1 comment

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Relationship-Building Principle comes from Ephesians 4:25.

“Therefore, each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are all members of one body.”

That word, “therefore” connects with a preceding thought, which talks about putting off the corrupted old self, and putting on the new self, where we are created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.

Jesus trains us to be honest in our relationships. This means that we will be committed to the truth. That does not mean we have to disclose everything about ourselves to everybody. But it does mean that we project ourselves with honesty and humility. We avoid flattery, which deceives others into thinking they are better than they are. We also avoid boasting, which deceives ourselves into thinking we are better than we are. We are also careful not to spread false reports or rumors. Dishonesty undermines credibility, while honesty preserves integrity.

Jesus says He is the way, the truth, and the life. Under His influence, we put away falsehood and replace it with truth in the way we communicate with those people God has placed in our lives.

Honesty is a vital relationship-building principle to take to heart in the Year of Connection.

John Shirk

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Some Sort of Rock Show

March 22nd, 2015 No comments

Ever wonder what a March 22nd Some Sort of Rock Show playlist looks like? Wonder no more!

  1. Breathe Again (Ft. Matty Mullins) – Spoken
  2. Gods & Kings – Finding Iris
  3. Invisible – Disciple
  4. My Allegiance – ILIA
  5. Stranger – Hearts Like Lions
  6. Dear Life – Remedy Drive
  7. Darkest Part – RED
  8. State Of Emergency – Pillar
  9. In Too Deep – Seventh Day Slumber
  10. Bottle Rocket – House of Heroes
  11. Brother – NEEDTOBREATHE
  12. Hello Hurricane – Switchfoot
  13. Drops In The Ocean – Hawk Nelson
  14. California – Hawk Nelson
  15. Without A Fight – Lybecker

Hour 2

  1. Between Love and War – I Anthem
  2. Where You Belong – The Deep Space Network
  3. Good To Be Alive – Skillet
  4. Everything Good – Ashes Remain
  5. Lifeline – The Lasting Hope
  6. Praise Him – Aaron Gillespie
  7. The Fallback – Sumerlin
  8. Take a Bow – Flagship Armada
  9. Sweep the Leg – Family Force 5
  10. Ayo! – Andy Mineo
  11. You Are The Light – Nine Lashes
  12. Gravity Bomb – I Am Empire
  13. The One I’m Running To – 7eventh Time Down
  14. Love Found Me – DecembeRadio
  15. Diamonds (feat. Trevor McNevan) – Manafest
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New Tunes at 9 Roundup with Tim Neufeld & the Glory Boys

March 20th, 2015 No comments

RADIO FRIEND PHIL – “The Joy” is the title of the magnificent new record from Tim Neufeld & the Glory Boys. Tim Neufeld, lead-singer for Starfield, is on an earnest mission to channel his love of olde-time music into the praise and worship genre. His inspiration comes from the deep well of artists like the Carter Family, Flatt & Scruggs, Stanley Brothers, and others. To sample the music, go to http://timneufeldmusic.com/. To hear Tim’s conversation on New Tunes at 9, click https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wjtl/id692720146?mt=2

 

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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

March 20th, 2015 No comments

FIVE FUN FREE FAMILY THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND!!! March 20, 21 and 22, 2015

5. Community Room on King in Lancaster is hosting Music Friday Coffeehouse & Open Mic Night tonight (Mar 20) featuring Marty and Aaron from The Stars are Spies. The night is free but a donation will be taken. More Info: Community Room Facebook

4. Singer – songwriter duo Meg and the Right Sound will be performing at Emmaus Road Cafe tomorrow (Saturday, March 21) at 7pm.  The cafe is located at 1886 Lincoln Highway East in Lancaster. More Info: 717-478-3672.
3. FREE Easter Explosion tomorrow (Saturday, March 21) from 9:30-11am at Harrisburg Christian Performing Arts Center, Eisenhower Blvd., Middletown.  The event is open to students age 2 through six grade and includes an egg scramble, crafts and games. Rain or shine. Bring a basket or bag to carry home your goodies.  More Info: 717 939-9333.

2.  Lebanon Valley College will host its sixth annual Community Easter Egg Hunt Sunday, (March 22) at 2pm. The event, to be held on practice fields just north of the main campus. Parking will be available near the Arnold Sports Center. More Info:  www.lvc.edu/spiritual-life

1.  NORTH MUSEUM in Lancaster will reopen tomorrow (March 21) 10am-5pm with Free Admission following renovations. Enjoy the new 41 foot SciDome Theater, hands-on nature gallery, and upgraded dinosaur exhibit. The Museum is located on College Ave in Lancaster. For More information: http://www.northmuseum.org/

Relationship Building Principle-Unity and Harmony

March 19th, 2015 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Relationship-Building Principle comes from Psalm 133:1.

“How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity.”

Unity is not the same as uniformity. If we think about music, uniformity would be like everyone singing the same note, and playing the same instruments.

Unity blends different voices, singing different notes, using different instruments to turn harmony into a beautiful song.

In the body of Christ, unity is good and pleasant when each person is on the same page, acknowledging Jesus as Lord, and when His name is the anthem of our song. This song becomes a masterpiece of praise when God’s people keep their eyes on the conductor and exercise various forms of service as instruments of His grace.

Romans 12:16 instructs us to “live in harmony with one another.”

Living together in unity is a vital relationship-building principle to take to heart in the Year of Connection.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Relationship Building Principle-Words and Thoughts

March 18th, 2015 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Relationship-Building Principle comes from Psalm 19:14.

David prayed, “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.”

This is a prayer expressing intent to bring glory to God with our words and thoughts. Life’s most important relationship is strengthened when our love for God spills over into action.

When it comes to pleasing God with our words, that means praising the name of Jesus with our songs and statements of faith. That means speaking the truth in love in our relationships with people. It will mean using edifying words to build them up in the faith and to encourage them to be true to the Lord. Honoring God with our words also means refraining from slander, gossip and boasting about ourselves.

When it comes to pleasing God in our thoughts, that means focusing on those things that are right, and pure, and lovely. That means thinking about Jesus and the words He spoke to us in the Bible. Then, we have direction for following in His footsteps.

Pleasing God with our words and thoughts is a vital relationship-building principle to take to heart in the Year of Connection.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Some Sort Of Rock Show

March 15th, 2015 No comments

Here’s your March 15th playlist:

Hour 1

  1. Sweep the Leg – Family Force 5
  2. Between Love and War – I Anthem
  3. Shook – Thousand Foot Krutch
  4. Destiny – Devin Williams
  5. Beyond Me – TobyMac
  6. Furious Love – Veridia
  7. Take a Bow – Flagship Armada
  8. Back Down – Philmont
  9. Criminal – Scientist
  10. Out Of My Head – Sumerlin
  11. We Shine – Stellar Kart
  12. One Heart – Mat Kearney
  13. Diamonds (feat. Trevor McNevan) – Manafest
  14. Skills (feat. Trevor McNevan) – Manafest
  15. Stranger – Hearts Like Lions
  16. Believe Me – Seabird

Hour 2

  1. The Time Is Now – Relentless Flood
  2. Sick Of It – Skillet
  3. The River – Decyfer Down
  4. Resuscitate – Fireflight
  5. Pressing On – Relient K
  6. Take A Walk Out – Shiloh Nauvoo
  7. In Too Deep – Seventh Day Slumber
  8. Get it Right – Silverline
  9. Darkest Part – RED
  10. Unbroken – Disciple
  11. Let It Out – Switchfoot
  12. Without A Fight – Lybecker
  13. The Saints – Andy Mineo
  14. You Can’t Stop Me – Andy Mineo
  15. Breathe Again (Ft. Matty Mullins) – Spoken
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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

March 13th, 2015 No comments

FIVE FUN FREE FAMILY THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND!!! March 13, 14 & 15, 2015

5. Rizetta’s Tones an American Celtic World Band will be in Concert for a special St. Patrick’s Day Themed Program Sunday (March 15) 2pm at the Eicher Arts Center, Grater Community Park in Ephrata. More Info: Eicher Arts Center Facebook Page

4. No Longer Alone Ministries FunFestival tomorrow (Saturday, March 14)10am-1pm at Lancaster Brethren In Christ Church. This Way UP will perform at 11am. Face painting, bouncy house, festival type games, magician, Chick-Fil-A Cow, Fish Pond and More. More Info: www.nlam.org

3. The Promise Players will present Sarah Mae & Her Kinfolk Tonight, Tomorrow and Sunday (March 13-15) at Lampeter Church of the Brethren in Lancaster. Friday – 7:30pm, Saturday 2:30pm and 7:30pm and Sunday 2:30pm.  The concert is free but there is a suggested Donation amount to benefit Camp Andrews in Holtwood. More Info: promiseplayers.org

2. Moore’s Chapel’s Cabin Fever, tomorrow (Saturday, March 14) 11am to 2pm at Moore’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Elkton Maryland. Dozens of groups eager to show ways to “go outside and play” including crafts, activities and demonstrations from Freedom Hills Therapeutic Riding Center, Plumpton Park Zoo, Chesapeake Wooden Boat Builderns and More. More Info: Mooreschapel.org

1.  Lititz Area Mennonite School’s Winter Carnival OPEN HOUSE tomorrow (Saturday, March 14) 8:30am-12:30pm at the School on East Newport Road in Lititz.. Carnival games, face painting, crafts and Kids Cookie Break Broadcasting Live. More Info: Lams.info

RadioTraks Music Survey

March 12th, 2015 No comments

RADIO FRIEND PHIL – WJTL values your input! Please rate some of the current songs playing on WJTL (and qualify to win free music from Hawk Nelson, and more). Thanks! http://www.radiotraks.com/wjtl031215/index.asp?js=1

 

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CMI Productions Spring Line Up!!

March 11th, 2015 1 comment

CMI Productions Spring Line Up!!

CMI Productions has been ready getting ready for SPRING and we have an exciting line up for you and the whole family!

*Tickets are sold out for The Newsboys on Friday, April 10th, but you still have time to get your tickets for Chris Tomlin with Tenth Avenue North & Rend Collective on the Love Ran Red Tour next Friday, March 19th at The Giant Center in Hershey.   Tickets will be available online until Noon tomorrow!

*Vision 15 Conference with speaker Sam Bhatt & concert with Andy Mineo & Flame on Saturday, March 21st at Lancaster Bible College. Vision Conference is a student event for 7th-12th grades that will expand your vision for how God is working around the world.

*Andy Mineo & Flame concert on Saturday, March 21st at Lancaster Bible College.

*Ken Davis on Saturday, April 11th at 2PM at Lancaster Bible College. (6PM show is Sold Out)

Just a couple more weeks until we put up The Junction Center Tent – and we have plenty of concerts scheduled already!

*Guard Your Heart Live with 1 Girl Nation, Hannah Arrowood & Manic Drive on Sunday, April 19th at The Junction Center Tent.

*The Choir 25 Year Anniversary of Circle Slide with Michael Roe on Tuesday, April 21st at The Junction Center Tent.

*Nichole Nordeman on Saturday, April 25th at The Junction Center Tent.

*Burlap to Cashmere with Melanie Penn and Chris & Jenna on Saturday, May 2nd at The Junction Center Tent.

*Ellie Holcomb on Friday, May 15th at The Junction Center Tent.

*Slugs & Bugs with Phredd on Thursday, May 28th at The Junction Center Tent.

*Comedian Jeff Allen on Saturday, May 30th at The Junction Center Tent.

http://www.thejunctioncenter.com/

717-459-3701

Hope to see you soon!

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p.s. We are always looking for dedicated volunteers!

http://www.thejunctioncenter.com/volunteer/

Ann D’Alessandro – So Excited For Spring!

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Testimonial Evangelism

March 11th, 2015 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – In our Relationship-Building Principles, we are examining some of the ways Jesus’ followers can be effective witnesses for the Gospel.

One way is the Testimonial approach.

This is when we tell other people how God has specifically changed our lives with the touch of His grace. This might happen in a setting where we are sharing one-on-one with a friend. Or we might share our testimony in a church meeting.

In John 9, a man who was blind from birth was given sight. When the Pharisees asked him about this, he said about Jesus, “He put mud on my eyes and I washed, and now I see.”

Our testimony is where our story and God’s grace meet. When people hear and see the difference that Jesus makes in our lives, they have opportunity to see how Jesus can also change their lives in a profound way.

Psalm 66:16 says, “Come and hear, all you who fear God; let me tell you what he has done for me.”

Taking the testimonial approach of sharing the Gospel is a vital relationship-building principle to take to heart in the Year of Connection.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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