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Focus On God-Jesus As Savior

john : June 15, 2017 4:36 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Trust, today’s Focus on God examines Jesus as the answer to our prayer for salvation.

According to Romans 10:13, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

One of the common catch phrases of Christianity is “Jesus saves.” It is more than just a slogan or a bumper sticker message. It is the message of the Gospel. What does Jesus save us from? He saves us from our sins, and more specifically, the wages of our sin, which is death. He also rescues us from an eternity in hell, which is a place that would leave us separated from God forever, if not for the intervention of God’s grace. Who does Jesus save? Everyone who calls on His name for salvation.

Romans 10:9 says, “If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord’, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”

Knowing Jesus as our Savior is a reason to trust in God for today and forever.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Focus On God-King

john : June 13, 2017 5:18 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Trust, today’s Focus on God examines Jesus as King.

A king is a leader of a nation, who generally rules for life and often inherits the kingdom from a family member. Kings are not voted into office. They are appointed. Kings are strong leaders. Their authority is absolute with few, if any, checks and balances. Their word is the law of the land. In First and Second Kings of the Bible, oftentimes the king set the tone for the spiritual climate of a nation.

Jesus came as a very different kind of king. At His trial, Jesus told Pilate, “My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jewish leaders. But now my kingdom is from another place.”

Jesus is a righteous king. He is the great, eternal king. He is described in Revelation 19 as the king of kings. His Kingdom is coming and will never end. He will never be dethroned. This is good news for those who embrace Jesus as King today.

Knowing Jesus as king of our heart is a reason to trust in God for today and forever.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Chris Tomlin: Good Good Father Tour With Special Guest Matt Maher!

ann : June 12, 2017 10:10 am : Ann D'Alessandro, Staff Pages

Chris Tomlin: Good Good Father Tour With Special Guest Matt Maher is coming to the Santander Arena in Reading on Thursday, Oct. 19th at 7:00pm!  Tickets on sale this Friday, June 16th at 10am! With ten albums, 15 No. 1 radio singles, a GRAMMY® Award and eight additional nominations, three Billboard Music Awards, 21 Dove Awards, two platinum and five gold albums to his credit, Chris Tomlin is among the most well-known and influential artists in contemporary Christian music.  And since his 2008 major label debut, Matt Maher has become a staple in the artistic and songwriting community. A five time-GRAMMY® nominee, he has garnered multiple radio successes writing and recording songs like “Lord, I Need You,” “Hold Us Together,” “Christ Is Risen,” “All The People Said Amen” and “Your Grace Is Enough.”  Be sure to order your tickets for this amazing night of worship!  717-459-3701 or http://cmiproductions.org/

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Some Sort Of Rock Show

John Staffieri : June 11, 2017 10:25 pm : John Staffieri

The June 9/11 Handcrafted Hour 1 Playlist:

Hour 1

  1. The Window – Thrice
  2. Tear It Up – Kutless
  3. Tell Me – As We Ascend
  4. The Fallback – Sumerlin
  5. This Is Who We Are – Written in Kings
  6. Taking Back – About A Mile
  7. Grindin’ – NF
  8. Give In – LeCrae
  9. Lay It Down – Crossing Fire
  10. Alive – Tree63
  11. Where the Light Shines Through – Switchfoot
  12. Bringing You Back to Life – Light45
  13. Shadows – The Afters
  14. Someday – The Afters
  15. Lifeline – Thousand Foot Krutch

Hour 2

  1. Mirror Mirror – Random Hero
  2. Remedy – Disciple
  3. Say It Again – XXI
  4. Birds Will Never Fly – Come Wind
  5. Live Again – torndown
  6. The Truth – I Am Spartacus
  7. Don’t Bring That Trouble – NEEDTOBREATHE
  8. Broken Heart – Falling Up
  9. Safe & Sound – We Were Once
  10. Holding On – Sun City
  11. You Remain – Foreverlin
  12. Lions – Skillet
  13. Darkness – Gold Frankincense & Myrrh
  14. Dying Inside – Facing Fire
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Praise & Worship Show Playlist

kristi : June 11, 2017 6:00 am : Kristi Leigh, music, Staff Pages

Kristi Leigh – WJTL DJ

Kristi@WJTL.com

Song Title

Artist

Year

Album

6:00 a.m.

Beauty For Ashes

Anthony Skinner

2004

Forever And A Day

King of Glory (You Restore My Soul)

All Sons & Daughters

2014

All Sons & Daughters

Joy

Phil Wickham

2011

Response

Open The Eyes Of My Heart

Paul Baloche

2008

The Writers Collection

Come Alive

Kari Jobe

2017

The Garden (Deluxe Edition)

Psalm 134 (Bless the Lord)

Robbie Seay Band

2015

Psalms LP

Desert Song

Hillsong United

2009

Across The Earth – Tear Down The Walls

Surrender All (Give You Everything) [feat. Chris Quilala] [Live]

Jesus Culture

2015

Unstoppable Love (Live)

It is Well (feat. Kristene DiMarco)

Bethel Music

2014

You Make Me Brave (Live)

Resurrecting

Elevation Worship

2016

Here as in Heaven

Thank You Jesus

Hillsong Worship

2014

No Other Name

You Came (Lazarus)

Jonathan David & Melissa Helser

2017

Beautiful Surrender

7:00 a.m.

Let There Be Light

Bryan & Katie Torwalt

2016

Let There Be Light – Single

I Am Free

Jared Anderson

2007

51 Must Have Modern Worship Hits

I Will Exalt (feat. Amanda Cook) [Live]

Bethel Live

2011

Be Lifted High (Deluxe Edition) [Live]

Spirit Of The Living God

Meredith Andrews

2017

Deeper

Build My Life

Housefires

2016

Housefires III

Alabaster

Rend Collective

2012

Homemade Worship By Handmade People

Holy Spirit

Bryan & Katie Torwalt

2011

Here On Earth

Oh Our Lord

All Sons & Daughters

2012

Season One

Heroes

Amanda Cook (of Bethel Music)

2015

Brave New World

No Longer Slaves (feat. Jonathan David & Melissa Helser)

Bethel Music

2015

We Will Not Be Shaken (Live) [Deluxe Edition]

With Everything

Hillsong United

2010

Passion: Awakening

8:00 a.m.

Never Lost

Rita Springer

2017

Battles

Come Thou Fount (Above All Else)

Shane & Shane

2014

The Worship Initiative, Vol. 1

10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)

Matt Redman

2012

10,000 Reasons

Grace Like Rain

Plumbline

2006

Louder Than the World: Burn II

Heres My Heart

Crowder

2013

Passion: Let The Future Begin

We Are Yours

I Am They

2015

I Am They

All That I Am

Rend Collective

2014

The Art Of Celebration

I Will Worship You

Paul Baloche

2016

Your Mercy

Psalm 66 (You Are Great)

Robbie Seay Band

2015

Psalms LP

All Things New

Hillsong Worship

2014

No Other Name

Since Your Love (Live) [feat. Brandon Hampton]

United Pursuit

2015

Simple Gospel (Live)

Here For You

Matt Redman

2011

10,000 Reasons

What A Beautiful Name

Hillsong Worship

2017

Let There Be Light

9:00 a.m.

Let Your Glory Fall

Kari Jobe

2017

The Garden (Deluxe Edition)

Shepherd (feat. Amanda Cook)

Bethel Music

2014

You Make Me Brave (Live)

Lilys Song (Praise the Lord)

Kristene DiMarco

2015

Mighty (Live)

Keep Me Near

Rend Collective

2012

Homemade Worship By Handmade People

Beautiful

Phil Wickham

2007

Cannons

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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do June 9-11, 2017

phredd : June 9, 2017 8:53 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
June 9-11, 2017

5 Allegro Orchestra Lancaster is hosting a FREE children’s event tomorrow (Saturday, June 10) 1pm at The Ware Center. Relaxed, drop-in format. Kids get to see the orchestra, make some drum stick’s dipped in chocolate, do a few crafts and experience the instrument petting zoo. More Info: artsmu.com

4 29th Annual Historic Old Annville Day tomorrow (SATURDAY, JUNE 10) 9am-2pm – town center Annville. Street fair, vendors, 3 stages of music, food and more. More Info: FOOA.Org

3 Black Rock Retreat Summer Kick Off, Sunday (June 11) from 1:30pm-7:30pm. Tour Black Rock Retreat, meet Camp Staff, Find out about Summer programs, enjoy Chicken Barbecue and more. More Info: BlackRockRetreat.com

2 Spring Fling tomorrow (Sat. June 10) from 4pm-8pm at Leola United Methodist Church. Relay races, water balloon toss, watermelon contest, free food Bruce Fite in Concert at 7pm. More Info: LeolaUMC.com

1 Camp Swatara Family Camp Preview and Strawberry Ice Cream Festival tomorrow (Saturday, June 10) 8am-4pm. Kids Cookie Break Broadcasting live 9am-noon at the camp in Bethel, PA. Tour the camp, mini-golf, hiking trails, swimming pool and more. More Info: Campswatara.org

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Promise of Hope-Spiritual Blessings In Christ

john : June 8, 2017 4:23 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Promise of Hope is based on Ephesians 1:7.

Speaking of Jesus, “In him, we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.”

These are some of the spiritual blessings that we experience in Christ-Redemption, Forgiveness, and abundant Grace.

To be redeemed is to be set free from the power of sin. Chains are broken when we follow Jesus out of the darkness into His wonderful light. To have the forgiveness of sins is to be cleared of guilt. According to Psalm 32:2, “Blessed is the one whose sin the LORD does not count against them and in whose spirit is no deceit.” These are some of the blessings of God’s grace that we enjoy when we are   in Christ.

Spiritual blessings are promises of hope for those who follow Jesus in the Year of Trust.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Focus On God-Good News

john : June 8, 2017 4:17 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Trust, today’s Focus on God examines His good news.

According to Acts 13:32 and 33, God’s good news is linked to the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

“We tell you the good news: What God promised our ancestors, he has fulfilled for us, their children, by raising up Jesus.”

Without the empty grave, the Christian faith would collapse. But since Jesus did rise from the dead, we have a living hope by believing in the name of Jesus Christ. We have the gift of His grace, the forgiveness of sins, peace with God, and an inheritance in God’s kingdom that can never perish, spoil, or fade.

The good news of Jesus is a reason to trust in God for today and forever.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Some Sort Of Rock Show

John Staffieri : June 4, 2017 8:14 pm : John Staffieri

Here’s Your Handcrafted Playlist for the June 2nd/4th episode of Some Sort of Rock Show:

Hour 1

  1. Safe & Sound – We Were Once
  2. Lifeline – Thousand Foot Krutch
  3. The Truth – I Am Spartacus
  4. Criminals And Kings – Stellar Kart
  5. Lay It Down – Crossing Fire
  6. Staring At the Sun – Roelant
  7. This Is Who We Are – Written in Kings
  8. Bottle Rocket – House of Heroes
  9. Erase – Disciple
  10. This Change – Embers In Ashes
  11. The Window – Thrice
  12. These Arrows Shoot To Kill – Flagship Armada
  13. Love Broke Thru – TobyMac
  14. Day by Day – DC Talk
  15. Warm Up – NF

Hour 2

  1. Pretty Little Phase – Hearts Like Lions
  2. Faith – Citizens & Saints
  3. Lions – Skillet
  4. Complete – Kutless
  5. Dying Inside – Facing Fire
  6. Beneath the Skin – Gold Frankincense & Myrrh
  7. Where the Light Shines Through – Switchfoot
  8. Something to Say – The Red Airplanes
  9. Unfazed – The Waiting
  10. Holding On – Sun City
  11. Bringing You Back to Life – Light45
  12. HARD LOVE (feat. Lauren Daigle) – NEEDTOBREATHE
  13. Live Again – torndown
  14. Beautiful Lie – Decyfer Down
  15. Voices – Out of Black

 

 

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Focus On God-Holy Spirit

john : June 2, 2017 4:47 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Trust, today’s Focus on God examines the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.

It happens in Acts 2 when the believers were all together in one place. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.

Peter then preached a sermon explaining why this was happening. Peter used this opportunity to talk about the death and resurrection of Jesus, and invited the crowd to repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins. About three thousand were added to their number that day.

Jesus told His disciples this would happen. He said in Acts 1:8, “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

The coming of the Holy Spirit to the church at Pentecost is a reason to trust in God for today and forever.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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