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Lesson Of Faith-Sacrificial Giving

June 6th, 2013 1 comment

JOHN SHIRK – We find this word of instruction in Hebrews 13:16: “And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.”

God’s design for our good deeds is for the righteousness of Christ to be exalted. The follower of Christ is motivated to good deeds because the love of Christ is active within us.

After the recent tornado outbreak in Oklahoma, various Christian relief groups moved in to help those devastated by the tornadoes. News broadcasts were drawing attention to the initiative of faith-based groups to come to the aid of those who were suffering.

The compassion of Christ is at the heart of many of these efforts. Doing good and sharing with others will involve sacrifices of personal time. It will require the heart of a servant. There might be a cost involved with making financial donations or buying items that other people need. The risk is worth the potential outcome. Jesus said, “Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” When we give sacrificially for Christ, God is pleased, practical needs are met, and the door is open for others to give glory to God as a result of our witness.

The “results of sacrificial giving” is a lesson of faith worth remembering.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Sanctus Real Live From The Junction Center

March 6th, 2013 No comments

Sanctus Real and JJ Heller will stop by WJTL for a Live From The Junction Center mini concert this Thursday morning (March 14th) at 10:00!  Those in attendance will also enjoy Lancaster County Stroopies plus coffee courtesy of The Good Java Company!  Space is limited.  This is an exclusive event, but you could win your way onto our guest list!  Tune in to WJTL all day long on Tuesday, March 12th for chances to call in and win!  Keep us on speed dial: 717-392-3690

By the way, The Promises Tour with Sanctus Real, JJ Heller, Unspoken and Bread Of Stone is this Thursday night at 7:00 at Manheim BIC — and tickets are still available!  Click here.

Prizes During WJTL’s 26 Hours Of Compassion

February 18th, 2013 5 comments

During WJTL’s 26 Hours Of Compassion, we’re celebrating the ministry of Compassion International and inviting you to be a part of it.  Tune in to learn how sponsoring a child can change lives!  We’ll also give you chances to win prizes from local business listeners who are pleased to join in the celebration!

Prizes for Day 1 (Wednesday, Feb. 20):

7 AM – Kids Cookie Break prize pack including a 5 tickets to see Slugs & Bugs live in concert at Manheim BIC at 7 PM on March 9th, a family 5 pack of meals at Chick-fil-A’s on Lincoln Hwy East across from Rockvale Outlets in Lancaster, Phredd DVD/CDs, the new Kids Cookie Break 4 CD and KCB pencils, magnets and bracelets!

9 AM – The Good Java Company prize pack including 2 pounds of certified USDA organic fair trade premium coffee plus 2 ceramic stoneware mugs (basket not included)

10 AM – 4 Tickets to see Crowder live in concert at Calvary Church with special guest Chuck Gibson Band

Noon – 10 pack of snow tubing tickets from Roundtop Mountain Resort

2 PM – 4 Tickets to see Mark Schultz live in concert on the All Things Possible Tour with Aaron Shust and Jonny Diaz PLUS a CD from each artist!

5 PM – Pots by DePerrot Studio & Gallery  prize pack including 2 dinner plates, 2 bowls and 2 glasses (Tune in for a live interview with Steve DePerrot!)

7 PM – 4 Tickets to see Tenth Avenue North live in concert on the Struggle Spring Tour with Rend Collective Experiment and Moriah Peters PLUS a CD from each artist

Prizes for Day 2 (Thursday, February 21):

7 AM – Queen-size Quilt courtesy of Knight’s Landing Stables in Manheim

8 AM – Lancaster Bible College Prize Pack (Tune in for a live interview with LBC’s VP of Enrollment Management, Josh Beers–and 2 students!)

9 AM – FIG Magazine Prize Pack (Tune in for a live interview with Bob Lenz!)

10 AM – 4 Tickets to see Sanctus Real live in concert on the Promises Tour with JJ Heller and Unspoken

Noon – 4 Tickets to see Audio Adrenaline live in concert on the Kings And Queens Tour with Group 1 Crew and Seventh Day Slumber

2 PM – A “Treasures In Heaven” matted print by artist Andrew Lindberg of Walk On Watercolors plus a certificate for free custom framing by Grebinger Gallery in Lancaster (Tune in for a live interview with Brian Crow!)

3 PM – York Revolution Prize Pack including 4 tickets to a game, a Revs baseball cap and an opportunity to throw out the first pitch

4 PM – 2 tickets to the 3-In-1 Tour featuring Brandon Heath, Mandisa and Laura Story PLUS a CD from each artist

5 PM – 2 Hot Air Balloon Ride tickets from the US Hot Air Balloon Team

 

 

 

Hope

October 19th, 2010 4 comments

ASHLEA BRENEMAN - Almost two years ago I was apart of something I didn’t think would happen in my life. It was one of those dreams I had shoved to the back of my mind and my heart. But God is too gracious and good and faithful to allow the dreams He’s placed in His children to go unnoticed. Little by little he will bring them to the forefront until they are a bright blinking neon sign before our eyes.

In January of 2009, I traveled thousands of miles to visit a country in Eastern Africa called Uganda with Compassion. A country filled with a tragic history and desperate situations but filled with beautiful people and a hope in the midst of it all.

My job was easy. Observe and take in. Be present.

It’s hard though when the scenario is not easy. When you’re in a little shack with a family who’s father died because of AIDS and a mother struggling to provide for her children who also have AIDS.

You sit there and wonder.

How can this be?

But in the midst of desperation, there is this thing ripping through your heart.

This belief that God is real.

That He is there.

That He cares.

That He loves.

That hope does exist.

It’s true. God is real. He loves and cares more than my heart could grasp or contain.

We can demonstrate a characteristic of God.

We can be hope.

Find out how you can be hope to a child in need during WJTL’s 26 Hours of Compassion. Click on the Compassion banner at the homepage or call 1.866.392.3690.

Here is a video recapping my time in Uganda. It still brings tears to my eyes.


Ashlea Breneman
ashlea@wjtl.com

VIDEO VAULT – 26 Hours of Compassion

October 19th, 2010 No comments

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