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Relationship Building Principle-Upholding Cause Of The Poor

October 15th, 2015 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Relationship-Building Principle comes from Jeremiah 22:15.

Josiah was the last righteous king in the land of Judah before their captivity in Babylon. The LORD said this about King Josiah:

“He did what was right and just, so all went well with him. He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know me?” declares the LORD.

His example was very different from his successor whose heart was set on dishonest gain, the shedding of innocent blood, oppression, and extortion.

Whatever platform God gives us, that is an opportunity to use our influence for good or evil. Having a relationship with God will move us to use that influence for good. In Josiah’s case, he defended the cause of the poor and needy, whereas his successor exploited them.

Helping those in poverty was a cause that united the early church, and it can be an effort that unites the church today.

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

John Shirk

Relationship Building Principle-Repentance

October 14th, 2015 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Relationship-Building Principle comes from Jonah 3:8 through 10.

After Jonah preached to the huge city of Nineveh, the people responded with prayer and repentance.

The king and his nobles said, “Let people and animals be covered with sackcloth. Let everyone call urgently on God. Let them give up their evil ways and their violence. Who knows? God may yet relent and with compassion turn from his fierce anger so that we will not perish.” When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, he relented and did not bring on them the destruction he had threatened.”

Whenever we give up sinful practices and turn toward God, we make a decision for life. In the case of Nineveh, one of the specific sins that they committed to give up was violence. Along with violence in a society, there is the presence of hatred for others, selfish ambition, envy, inconsideration for people and general disrespect for human life. Turning to God closes the door on these destructive attitudes and opens the door for His love to take root in our heart. This leads to a change of attitude that seeks to do good for our neighbors. Nineveh was a civilization that made a choice for life in the nick of time.

Prayer and Repentance are vital relationship-building principles to take to heart in the Year of Connection.

John Shirk

Some Sort Of Rock Show

October 11th, 2015 No comments

Here’s your playlist for the October 11th episode of Some Sort of Rock Show:

Hour 1
Yours Again – RED
Lift Your Head Weary Sinner – Crowder
Ashes – Almost Taken
Shook – Thousand Foot Krutch
Stranger – Hearts Like Lions
Time & Confusion – Anberlin
Say It Like You Mean It – Switchfoot
Gonna Be Alright – Rhett Walker Band
Come Alive – Attaboy
Breaking Out – Sumerlin
Hey – Scarlet Raven
Breathe Again (Ft. Matty Mullins) – Spoken
Feel It (Feat. Mr. TalkBox) – TobyMac
Gone – TobyMac
Staring At the Sun – Roelant

Hour 2
Something to Say – The Red Airplanes
Bottle Rocket – House of Heroes
Mr. Roboto – Rapture Ruckus
Hero – Skillet
Let You Drive – Manafest
VIP (feat. Manwell) – Manic Drive
Bring It On – Seventh Day Slumber
Voices In The Night – Silverline
Bright Red Carpet – All Star United
More of You – Matty Mullins
Show Love – Family Force 5
Chasing Fears – Graceful Closure
Porcelain – Bread of Stone
Gallows – Dustin Kensrue
Pretty Lies (feat. Matty Mullins) – VERIDIA



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Praise & Worship Show Playlist

October 11th, 2015 1 comment
Shine On Us Phillips, Craig & Dean My Utmost For His Highest
Scandal Of Grace Hillsong United Zion
Anchor (Live) Bethel Music & Leah Mari You Make Me Brave (Live)
After All (Holy) David Crowder Band Give Us Rest-A Requiem Mass In C (The Happiest of All The Keys)
All Because of the Cross Paul Baloche The Same Love
The Purest Place (featuring Tim Hughes) Watermark The Purest Place
Revive Us Again Charlie Hall Band The Death of Death
Jesus, Only Jesus Matt Redman Passion: Let The Future Begin
Ever Be (feat. Kalley Heiligenthal) Bethel Music We Will Not Be Shaken (Live) [Deluxe Edition]
Nothing Holding Me Back Bryan & Katie Torwalt Here On Earth
Always Kristian Stanfill Passion: Here For You
I Belong To You Bellarive Before There Was
Set a Fire (Live) Jesus Culture Live from New York (with Martin Smith) [Live]
Made New Lincoln Brewster Oxygen
Strong God Meredith Andrews Worth It All
All The Poor And Powerless All Sons & Daughters Season One
Mystery (feat. Passion) Charlie Hall Passion: White Flag
Jesus Paid It All Kristian Stanfill Passion: Everything Glorious
Unto You Shane & Shane Psalms
Emmanuel Martin Smith Back To The Start
I Am Free Jared Anderson 51 Must Have Modern Worship Hits
Happy Day Tim Hughes Holding Nothing Back
Revelation Song (feat. Kari Jobe) Gateway Worship Cover The Earth
Multiplied Needtobreathe Rivers In the Wasteland
Beautiful Phil Wickham Cannons
God Of Wonders Chris Tomlin Passion: Our Love Is Loud
A Mighty Fortress Christy Nockels Passion: Awakening (Deluxe Edition)
Rain Down Rita Springer I Have To Believe
Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) Hillsong United Zion
Forever (feat. Brian Johnson) Bethel Music Tides
Here I Am To Worship (feat. Martin Smith of Delirious Tim Hughes Happy Day
No Longer Slaves (Live) Bethel Music, Jonathan David & Melissa Helser We Will Not Be Shaken (Live) [Deluxe Edition]
Unstoppable God Elevation Worship Wake Up The Wonder
Cornerstone (My Hope Is Built) Hillsong Live Cornerstone EP
Great I Am (feat. Jared Anderson) New Life Worship You Hold It All
All-Consuming Fire (Live) Leeland Christ Be All Around Me – Live
10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord) Matt Redman 10,000 Reasons
Give Us Clean Hands Charlie Hall Band The Death of Death
Knees to the Earth Watermark A Grateful People
Create In Me Rend Collective The Art of Celebration
It is Well (feat. Kristene DiMarco) Bethel Music You Make Me Brave (Live)
This Is Amazing Grace Jeremy Riddle Bethel Live: For The Sake Of The World
Blessed Be Your Name Matt Redman Where Angels Fear To Tread
Nothing But The Blood Charlie Hall Passion: How Great Is Our God
How He Loves John Mark McMillan The Medicine
Holy Spirit Bryan & Katie Torwalt Here On Earth
Forever Reign Kristian Stanfill Passion: Here For You
Open Up The Heavens Meredith Andrews Open Up The Heavens
Crown Him (Majesty) (feat. Kari Jobe) Chris Tomlin Burning Lights
Let It Be Jesus (feat. Passion) Christy Nockels Passion: Take It All (Deluxe Edition)
With Everything Hillsong United Passion: Awakening
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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

October 9th, 2015 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – October 9-11, 2015

5. Tailwagger’s Trot tomorrow (Saturday, Oct. 10) at Buchanan Park beginning at 10am. Live music, vendors, and activities for the whole family (well-behaved & leashed dogs included) in the park until 2PM! The event is free to public, dog walkers must register in advance and all. proceeds benefit the animals and programs of the Humane League of Lancaster County. More Info:

4. Antique Car Show – AACA Eastern Fall Show tomorrow (Saturday, Oct 10) 7am-7pm on the grounds of The Giant Center in Hershey. Antique Car Show, Vintage Car Demonstrations, over 1300 cars on display.  More Info:

3. Family Safety Day tomorrow (Saturday, Oct 10) 10am-2pm hands on demonstrations, activities, fire trucks and more. On the grounds of The Worship Center, New Holland Pike, Lancaster, More Info.

2. The 62nd Annual Manheim Community Farm Show -last day, tonight (Friday, Oct 9) Farm exhibits, animals, art, contests and more in the Community of Manheim, near the High School. More Info:

1 Dr. Seuss Reader’s Night tonight (Friday, Oct. 9) at Dayspring Christian Academy in Mountville from 6-8pm. Enjoy readings, entertainment, prizes for best costumes, movie, gift bags, and refreshments. Event is free and designed for children preschool through grade 5.  More Info:

Encounter With Jesus-His Compassion

October 7th, 2015 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Connection, today’s Encounter with Jesus examines His compassion.

The evidence of His compassion can be seen in the way He ministered to a crowd that followed Him.

In Luke 9, Jesus was taking His disciples to a place of retreat after a time of ministry. But, according to verse 11, the crowds learned about it and followed him. He welcomed them and spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and healed those who needed healing.

The Gospel of Mark describes the same event this way: “When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things.”

Compassion is the quality that welcomes people with God’s love. Compassion allows for flexibility to change plans in order to meet people at their point of need. Compassion also moves us to be a voice of hope and healing for those who need the grace of God.

A daily connection with Christ fills us with compassion for people who need hope and direction.

John Shirk

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Join Us This Week!

October 5th, 2015 No comments


It’s another busy week around WJTL Land and we hope you can join us!

Wednesday – The WJTL Crew will be in the Manheim Fair Parade on Wednesday at 7pm.  Sorry to say, we will not be handing out cookies with the Kids Cookie Break car but we will have lots of candy!

Thursday – Passion with Kristian Stanfill will be at Lancaster Bible College on Thursday at 7:30pm.  Stop by the WJTL table for some free gear and a chance to win!  Tickets will be available at the door.

Friday & Saturday – Illusionist Brett A. Myers will be performing at The Junction Center Friday & Saturday at 7pm.  Featuring grand illusions, comedy, live animals, and a stunning aerial act.  Tickets will be available at the door.

Ann D’Alessandro – Enjoying the Sunshine!!


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Some Sort of Rock Show

October 4th, 2015 No comments

Tonight’s show features a Now&Then Double Play with NEEDTOBREATHE, an interview with Trevor McNevan of Throusand Foot Krutch, and the Some Sort of Rock Show debut of a band called Roelant.

Here’s the complete playlist:

Hour 1

Bring It On – Seventh Day Slumber

Lightning – Fireflight

Move – Audio Adrenaline

Broken Lines – Foreverlin

Live On Forever – The Afters

Beginning To End – Rush Of Fools

Chasing Fears – Graceful Closure

What Love Means – Everfound

Porcelain (feat. Jonathan Thulin) – Bread of Stone

Superhero – Family Force 5

Feel It – TobyMac

Hope Is Alive – Abandon


Don’t Leave Just Yet – NEEDTOBREATHE

It Was You – The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

Hour 2

Yours Again – RED

Gods & Kings – Finding Iris

Staring At the Sun – Roelant

Dear X (You Don’t Own Me) – Disciple

Heartbeat – The Exchange

Records – The Lasting Hope

Falling Apart – Rekoncyle

Gallows – Dustin Kensrue

Say It Like You Mean It – Switchfoot

Let You Drive – Manafest

Untraveled Road – Thousand Foot Krutch

Set Me On Fire – Thousand Foot Krutch

Something to Say – The Red Airplanes

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Praise & Worship Show Playlist

October 4th, 2015 No comments


Oceans From the Rain

Seventh Day Slumber

Once Upon A Shattered Life


Rain It Down

Carlos Whittaker

Ragamuffin Soul


Sweet River Roll


Everyone’s Beautiful


Pour Out Your Spirit Lord

Evan Wickham

Mysterious Things


Glory Rain Down

Jeff Deyo



Rain Down

David Crowder

All I Can Say


Oh The Deep

West Coast Revival




Phil Wickham

The Ascension


Come Thou Fount

All Sons & Daughters

Prone To Wander: A Collection of Hymns

On Jordans Stormy Banks I Stand

Jars Of Clay

Redemption Songs


Pour Your Love Down

Audio Adrenaline



Rain Down On Me

Tim Rushlow


Tears Of Joy

Phil Wickham

The Ascension



Let The Waters Rise




Bring the Rain


Coming Up To Breathe


The Well

Casting Crowns

Come To The Well


All My Fountains

Chris Tomlin

Passion: Here For You



Ten Shekel Shirt



Deep Cries Out (feat. William Matthews) [Live]

Bethel Live

Be Lifted High (Deluxe Edition) [Live]


Mighty Wave

Sarah Reeves

Broken Things


When the Tears Fall

Tim Hughes

When Silence Falls


Flood Waters

Josh Garrels

Love & War & The Sea In Between


Planted By Living Water

Katie Bennett

Under The Apple Tree


Oh The Deep Deep Love (feat. Melissa Farmer)

Sovereign Grace Music

Come Weary Saints


Oceans Will Part


Mighty To Save



Chris Tomlin

Love Ran Red


Ocean Floor

Audio Adrenaline




Tears Of The Saints


Sound Of Melodies




The Being Human Project…Start Listening


All Who Are Thirsty


Strong Tower


Healing Rain

Michael W. Smith

Healing Rain


Cloud By Day

The Embers

The Embers


Sailing On A Ship

Phil Wickham



Be The Center (feat. Kathryn Scott)

Michael Frye

WOW Worship Red


Praise You In This Storm

Casting Crowns



This Fragile Breath (The Thunder Song)

Todd Agnew

Grace Like Rain


Heart Runs

John Mark McMillan



Rain Down


World Service



When The Waters Rise

Casey Darnell

Coming Alive


Calling For A Flood

John Waller

The Blessing


Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)

Hillsong United



Pour Out

Matthew Reed

Come and Drink


Living Water

Brothers McClurg

Alive – EP


Desert Soul

Rend Collective

Homemade Worship By Handmade People


One Thirst and Hunger

Jeremy Riddle



The Ocean

Matt Papa

Look & Live


Grace Like Rain


Louder Than the World: Burn II


There Is A Fountain

Citizens & Saints

Join The Triumph


How Deep

Kings Kaleidoscope

Becoming Who We Are


Let It Rain (feat. Chris Quilala)

Jesus Culture

Come Away


Come To The Water

Kristian Stanfill

Passion: Let The Future Begin


Washed By The Water


The Heat


Spring Up O Well

Phil Wickham

Singalong 2


Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

October 2nd, 2015 2 comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – October 2-4, 2015

5. Fall Festival tomorrow (Sat. Oct. 3) from 9am-3pm – Hosted by the Ephrata Area Church of Christ.  An outdoor event with FREE Kid’s Activities like games, Bounce House, Face Painting, etc., Clothing Drive , Prayer Room, Local Area Businesses & Non-Profits showcasing their products & service, food & drinks available for purchase, and more! More Info:

4. Annual Fall Festival at Family Life Community Church in Strasburg, tomorrow (Saturday, October 3) 11am-3pm. Games, Petting Zoo, Pony Cart Rides, Food, Prizes and More. More Info:

3. Lego Building Party at Hammel Associates Architects, Grant Street in Lancaster, tonight (Friday, October 2) 5-8:30p. Over 40,000 bricks, plates and specialty peices to build freestyle, trains, architecture and more. For all ages. More info:

2. Latin American Alliance Festival tomorrow (Saturday, October 3) noon-9pm at Long’s Park, Lancaster. Authentic Hispanic Food, fun acitivites for children, music and more. More info – 717 538-9498

1. Lancaster Fall ArtWalk – Tonight, tomorrow and Sunday (Oct 2-4) in downtown Lancaster. The ArtWalk kicks off on First Friday from 5-9pm, runs Sautrday 10am-5pm and Sunday noon to 4pm. Special Exhibits, meet artists events, children’s activities and live art demonstrations. More Info:

Encounter With Jesus-Impact of God’s Grace

October 1st, 2015 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Connection, today’s Encounter with Jesus examines the life-changing impact of His grace.

This is evident in the life of the Apostle Paul, whose conversion to Christ stirred the early church to praise God.

Reflecting on those early days as a follower of Christ, Paul said in Galatians 1:22, “I was personally unknown to the churches of Judea that are in Christ. They only heard the report: ‘The man who formerly persecuted us is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy. And they praised God because of me.”

At one time, Paul brought harm to the church. After conversion, he would be an instrument to help the church.

At one time, Paul sought to destroy the church. After conversion, he would be an instrument to build the church.

At one time, Paul held hatred in his heart for Christians. After conversion, he would be filled with love for the followers of Jesus.

A daily connection with Christ motivates us to bless God’s people and build up His church.

John Shirk

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