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Lesson Of Faith-Jesus our Great Physician

john : February 26, 2013 2:37 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – In Luke 5:31, Jesus responded to a question as to why He was eating with sinners. His response was this: “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”

Jesus is especially good at heart surgery. This is where the seat of ambition and desire is found. Jeremiah 17 describes the heart as “deceitful above all things and beyond cure.” This is our condition without the transforming effect of God’s grace on our hearts. The words of Jesus pierce the skin and serve as a cleansing agent for our corrupted heart. His grace changes us to follow after His heart rather than trusting our own heart. His desire becomes our desire. His passion becomes our passion.

So, why did Jesus relate with sinners? He came to heal hearts that were broken, sick, and deceitful. Ezekiel 18:31 says, “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.”

The influence of Jesus as our Great Physician is a lesson of faith worth remembering.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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God Given Hope and Opportunity

stacey : February 25, 2013 4:36 pm : missions, Stacey Gagne, Staff Pages

STACEY GAGNE –   It’s been encouraging to hear the response from listeners who were challenged, reminded and inspired to impact the life of a child during our 26 Hours of Compassion last week.  I’ve also gotten to catch up with some adult students  that I befriended during my trip.

Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to chat with a couple of the college students in Compassion International’s Leadership Development Program who came up through the Child Sponsorship Program.   They were involved in some service projects this past week that included prison ministry, serving at Compassion projects in the local church,  serving by painting in the homes of some of the sponsored families,  helping to train parents and volunteers and just loving the children.  How inspiring to know that these young adults are already having such an impact!    This is the kind of God given hope and opportunity that our sponsorship provides!

We have heard from several listeners about ways that God has already reaffirmed things that He was speaking to their heart about missions, child sponsorship and our responsibility during the 26 Hours of Compassion.  I (literally) ran into someone in the mall who flagged me down to introduce their family to me and thank WJTL for this opportunity!

We discovered that there are still a handful of students at WJTL’s project that are still waiting to “get into the classroom”.   I’m highlighting their photo’s below.  Please consider the impact that you can make on a life or share the opportunity and this link with a friend.

 

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Praise&Worship Playlist (Feb.24)

kristi : February 24, 2013 6:00 am : Kristi Leigh, music, Staff Pages

Good morning, everybody!  Here is all the song info for today’s Praise & Worship show!

Kristi Leigh – WJTL DJ

Kristi@WJTL.com

6:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.
“Come & Worship” Theme from 6:00-7:30
“Come Worship The King” by Michael W. Smith, Shane & Shane from “Glory Revealed”
“Come On My Soul” by Rend Collective Experiment from “Organic Family Hymnal”
“Come To The Cross” by An Epic, No Less from “Echo Of Love”
“Come Ye Sinners” by Robbie Seay Band from “Better Days”
“Come Everyone” by Brian & Jenn Johnson from “We Believe”
“Come Alive” by Sean Feucht from “Rebirth and Reclamation”
“Come, Now Is The Time To Worship” by Brian Doerksen, Wendy Whitehead from “Winds Of Worship 12”
“Come Close (Psalm 69)” by Building 429 from “The Message: Psalms”
“Untitled Hymn (Come To Jesus)” by Chris Rice from “Run The Earth…Watch The Sky”
“Come Home Running” by Chris Tomlin from “Not To Us”
“Come Bless The Lord” by Cole Young from “Spring Hill Worship: Songs From The Bennett House”
“Come Alive” by Deluge from “Unshakeable”
“O Come And Mourn With Me Awhile” by Jars Of Clay from “Redemption Songs”
“We Come To Your Throne With Weeping” by Jeff Deyo, Mac Powell from “Light”
7:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.
“Come Away” by Jesus Culture, Chris Quilala from “Come Alive”
“O Come Let Us Adore Him” by Matt Redman from “Passion: Sacred Revolution”
“Come And Let Your Presence” by The Merchant Band from “The World Can Wait”
“Come One, Come All” by Mercy Me from “Spoken For”
“We’ve Come To Declare” by Shane & Shane from “Psalms”
“I Come By The Blood” by Sovereign Grace Music from “Songs For The Cross-Centered Life”
“Joyful, Joyful” by Casting Crowns from “Until The Whole World Hears”
“Holy Roar” by Christy Nockels from “Passion: The Road To One Day”
“There Is Nothing Like” by Hillsong from “God He Reigns”
“All My Fountains” by Chris Tomlin from “Passion: Here For You”
“Joy” by Phil Wickham from “Response”
“King Of Wonders” by CompassionArt from “CompassionArt”
8:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.
“Mercy” by Parachute Band from “Roadmaps and Revelations”
“Praise The Lord” by Kristene Mueller from “Those Who Dream”
“Holy” by Matt Gilman from “Holy”
“Cornerstone (My Hope Is Built)” by Hillsong Live from “Cornerstone EP”
“Your Love Never Fails” by Jesus Culture from “Your Love Never Fails”
“Isaiah 53” by Sovereign Grace Music from “The Gathering”
“Not Ashamed” by Kristian Stanfill from “Passion: White Flag (Deluxe Edition)”
“Word Of God Speak” by Mercy Me from “Spoken For”
“Here Is love” by Matt Redman from “Passion: Hymns Ancient & Modern”
“My Soul Sings” by Delirious from “Kingdom Of Comfort”
“Everything” by Tim Hughes from “Happy Day”
“Who You Are” by Desperation Band from “Who You Are”
9:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.
“Before The Throne Of God Above” by Shane & Shane from “Pages”
“Stronger” by Hillsong from “This Is Our God”
“Wonderful Merciful Savior” by Phillips, Craig & Dean from “Let My Words Be Few”
“Revelation Song” by Kari Jobe, Gateway Church from “Cover The Earth”
“What Joy Is Found” by Jeremy Riddle from “Full Attention”
“Cloud By Day” by The Embers from “The Embers”
“Great I Am” by New Life Worship, Jared Anderson from “You Hold It All”
“Beautiful” by Phil Wickham from “Cannons”
“With Everything” by Hillsong United from “Passion: Awakening”
“Give Us Your Courage” by Tim Hughes from “Happy Day”
“Jesus Paid It All” by Kristian Stanfill from “Passion: Everything Glorious”
“We Have Been Forgiven” by Seven Places from “Glowing”
“Bless The Lord” by New Life Worship from “You Hold It All”
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Rejoicing With Those Who Rejoice: 287 (+) Children Sponsored

stacey : February 22, 2013 8:48 am : missions, Stacey Gagne, Staff Pages

STACEY GAGNE – There will be much rejoicing at the Tedecha Mechane Yesus Church, the Ethiopian Compassion Office and the homes of hundreds of children and their family.   Wow!  As I write this, 287 children have been sponsored and there are still people making decisions to go online and sponsor children!  We are thrilled that our community has sponsored another entire project in Ethiopia plus other children all over the world including several that have been on a waiting list for some time.  We hoped to sponsor at least 250 children and together have exceeded that goal.

This is something to celebrate!  Let’s give God the glory for the lives about to be changed both overseas and here in our community… because child sponsorship not only changes the life of the child and their family but that of the sponsor, too.

In the upcoming weeks and months, we’ll be sharing about an opportunity to travel to Ethiopia where you can meet your sponsored child, see their home,  visit a Compassion project and even participate in some sort of service project, too.

So, thank you for listening, for praying, for sponsoring and for your faithfulness to the ministry of WJTL and our partnership with Compassion International. 

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Five Fun Free Family Things to do This Weekend

phredd : February 22, 2013 8:46 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

February 22, 23 & 24, 2013

5) River Towns Fourth Friday tonight 5-9pm at all the river towns – Visit galleries, antique shops, local eateries, and specialty shops in the Columbia, Marietta, and Wrightsville. View exhibits from local and visiting artists, enjoy refreshments and discover the uniqueness of towns along the Susquehanna River. More Info: (717) 684-5249

4) A Comedy presented by the BBCoB youth group tomorrow (Sat. Feb. 23rd) at 7pm and Sunday (Feb. 24th) at 2 & 7pm both days at Blue Ball Church of the Brethren in Blue Ball.  An offering will be taken to benefit the youth summer mission trip.  More info: 717-354-7990

3) The Crispus Attucks Association of York is sponsoring a Lecture Series in celebration of Black History Month at the Early Learning Center in York (the corner of S Duke St and E Boundary Ave) Sunday (February  24) at 2 PM.  In addition to the lectures, light refreshments and auxiliary exhibits related to the lectures.  The Lecture Series is free and open to the public.  More Info: 717-848-3610 x 280

2) Watch the Schreiber Volleyball Bash tomorrow (Sat. Feb. 23rd) from 9am-9pm at Millersville University.  12-hour non-stop Volleyball Bash for All ages. Spectators are welcome. Benefits Schreiber Pediatric. More Info: schreiberpediatric.org

1) Glenview Alliance Church in Glen Rock  is hosting A Winter Family Fun Day with Forgotton Friends Reptile Sanctuary’s Jesse Rothacker tomorrow (Saturday, Feb 23) 10:00-11:30 A.M.  An interactive reptile show, crafts, snacks, and door prizes.  More Info: (717)428-2502.

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Compassion International: One Child At a Time

stacey : February 19, 2013 9:43 pm : missions, Stacey Gagne

STACEY GAGNE –   “God mobilizes the heart of the world even for just one child”.   When I visited the Ethiopian office for Compassion International, the Country Director said this and it really impacted me.  Of course He does.  God did it for me.  He did it for you and He is doing it all over the world… creatively drawing people to Himself.  I am confident that Compassion International is one of those ways.

Child sponsorship is so powerful because it focuses in on the individual but then impacts many.  As we “honor the image of God” in a young person and value their holistic care we are also speaking to the fact that they matter.  As a sponsor you get to be a part of a childs journey as they are fed spiritually, economically, socially and of course physically.   You also get to encourage them to follow Jesus as they pursue their dreams.    Your sponsorship also encourages that childs family, community and the local church that is hosting their project.

I invite you to pray about taking this journey with a child this week.  Call 1-866-392-3690 Wednesday or Thursday or click here to sponsor a child right now. 

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The Time Has Come: 26 Hours of Compassion This Week

stacey : February 18, 2013 11:11 am : missions, Stacey Gagne

STACEY GAGNE – The time has come!  WJTL’s 26 Hours of Compassion is this Wednesday and Thursday!  I am thrilled that we have another opportunity to come together with a church in Ethiopia and sponsor an entire project.  One that I had the opportunity to visit just last month! (if you missed them, call in reports are available at our wjtlcasts page)

Our focus for this event is the Tedecha Mekane Yesus Church Student Center located in Dukem, about 20 miles southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in Africa.  It’s home to about 22,000.   Through child sponsorship with Compassion we have the opportunity to help provide these children with Bible teaching, health screenings, field trips, sports, health education, educational supplies, school fees and HIV/AIDS awareness education.  The center staff will also provide opportunities for project involvement for the parents or guardians of your sponsored child.  HIV/AIDS, pneumonia, typhoid fever and typhus are a problem in this region. Most adults in Dukem work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $30 per month.

Together with the local church in Ethiopia and Compassion International;  we can help bring the light and hope of Jesus to many!  Tune in this Wednesday and Thursday to hear stories about specific children we met, testimonies and more.  Visit wjtl.com to check out videos as they are posted  and please be praying for this event and consider sponsoring one of these children.

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Praise & Worship Playlist (Feb.17)

kristi : February 17, 2013 6:00 am : Kristi Leigh, music, Staff Pages

This morning’s Praise & Worship Show starts off with the “I Will” theme.  I Will overcome, worship, wait, search, rise, etc.  Let’s determine to go after God and His heart!  These songs will help reinforce that decision.

Let me know if you have any song questions, etc.

Kristi Leigh – WJTL DJ

Kristi@WJTL.com

 

6:00 a.m. ~Theme: “I Will” 6-7ish~

I Will Worship You Aaron Gillespie Anthem Song
I Will Remember You Brenton Brown Everlasting God
We Will Worship You Carlos Whittaker Ragamuffin Soul
I Will Rise Chris Tomlin Hello Love
I Will Search Israel and New Breed
I Will Overcome Charlie Hall On the Road to Beautiful
I Will Follow You By The Tree World on Fire
Make A Joyful Noise / I Will Not Be Silent David Crowder Lovely Noise
For Your Glory (We Will Dance) Matt Redman We Shall Not Be Shaken
Ill Fly Away Jars Of Clay WOW Worship Red
I Will Give You Peace Echoing Angels Echoing Angels
I Will Wait Jason Upton Faith
I Will Rest in You Jaci Velasquez Streams (Various Artists)
We Will Worship The Lamb Of Glory (feat. Charmaine, Russ Taff) Dennis Jernigan Hands Lifted High
7:00 a.m.
I Will Run Jason Morant Open
I Will Follow Chris Tomlin And If Our God Is For Us
I Will See Your Glory Tim Reimherr Immersed
Jesus, I Will Three Strand Famished
So I Will Trust You (feat. Kyle Davis) Sovereign Grace Music Come Weary Saints
We Will Embrace Your Move Ross Parsley Around Your Throne
I Will Sing Of My Redeemer (feat. Barlow Girl) Selah Bless The Broken Road
I Will Rejoice Rita Springer I Have To Believe
I Will Not Forget You Praise Band Praise Band
I Will Boast Paul Baloche A Greater Song
I Will Always Love Your Name Paul Oakley The Wonderful Cross
Ill Always Love You Tim Hughes Here I Am To Worship
I Will Not Be Shaken (feat. Jonathan Lee) Promise Keepers Uprising A Revolution Of The Soul
8:00 a.m.
I Will Worship You Matthew Ward Even Now
We Will Glorify Twila Paris WOW Worship
Step By Step/Forever We Will Sing Michael W. Smith Worship Again
The More I Seek You Kari Jobe Deeper (Integrtity Music)
Cornerstone (My Hope Is Built) Hillsong Live Cornerstone EP
Before the Throne of God Above Shane & Shane Pages
Closer Bethel Live Feat. Steffany Frizzell-Gretzinger For The Sake Of The World
Joy Phil Wickham Response
Sweetest Name I Know Bart Millard Hymned
All Glory Tim Hughes Love Shine Through
Grace Like Rain Plumbline Louder Than the World: Burn II
Forty (feat. Paul Meany of Mutemath) Victory Fellowship Worship Band Elevator Music
Great I Am (feat. Jared Anderson) New Life Worship You Hold It All
9:00 a.m.
Brokenness Aside All Sons & Daughters Season One
For The Good Shane & Shane Everything Is Different
This Is Amazing Grace Bethel Live Feat. Jeremy Riddle For The Sake Of The World
Whom Shall I Fear (God Of Angel Armies) Chris Tomlin Burning Lights
You Are My Hope Cory Asbury Holy
Cloud By Day The Embers The Embers
Stronger Hillsong This Is Our God
10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord) Matt Redman 10,000 Reasons
Worth It All Rita Springer Effortless
I Can Only Imagine Mercy Me Almost There
Joyful, Joyful Laura Hackett Joy (LIVE)
Build Your Kingdom Here Rend Collective Homemade Worship by Handmade People
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Five Fun Free Family Things to do This Weekend

phredd : February 15, 2013 8:47 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

February 15, 16, 17, 2013

5) Community Parents Night Out tonight (Fri. Feb. 15th)  from 6pm to 8pm at York Springs United Methodist Church. A night of games, ice cream, food, movies, crafts, and more.  More info:717-528-4314

4) A Night of Worship with the Jimmy Emig Band tomorrow (Sat. Feb. 16th) at 7pm at Strasburg Assembly of God, Gap Road, Strasburg. More info: (717) 687-6865

3) Chris Ivey “Character Juggler” will be performing at Central Manor Church of God in Washington Boro tonight (Friday February 15th) from 6:30-7:30PM.  Donations accepted but not required.  More info: 717-872-2772

2) THE NATIONAL CIVIL WAR MUSEUM, Resevoir Park, Harrisburg is having a Community Free Day tomorrow (February 16, 2013) from 10am-4pm. Family fun for all ages! Children’s games with Thompsons Battery C, Lectures, Living Historians, Music. More info: nationalcivilwarmuseum.org

1) Lititz Fire & Ice Festival, tonight, tomorrow and Sunday  (Feb 15- Feb 17) Ice Sculptures, Chili Cook-offs, Friday night block party tonight 5-9 includes a fire eater, marshmallow roast, wing eating contest, and more. The weekend will continue with an art show and auction, live entertainment,  a Winter Wonderland carnival and more! WJTL broadcasting live tonight. More info: lititzfireandicefestival.com

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Lesson Of Faith-Remembering God’s Faithfulness

john : February 14, 2013 2:15 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – In faithfulness, we fulfill our commitments. At work, we take responsibility for our assignments. At home, we fulfill our vows to our spouse, and responsibilities to our children to raise them up in the ways of the LORD.

As we look to the LORD and His strength, we see His faithfulness expressed in love. The cross is an example of His faithful love. That is where Jesus laid down His life so that we might be brought back to life and brought back to a relationship with God.

Deuteronomy 32:4 says about God, “He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just; a faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he”

Faithfulness is a dependable quality. We can fully rely on the love that God has for us because of His faithfulness. His influence on our lives motivates us to express our love for others with honesty and faithfulness. First Corinthians 13:6 says, “Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth.”

Faithfulness is a quality of love and is a lesson of faith worth remembering.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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