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Reason To Believe-Empty Tomb

john : March 21, 2016 5:16 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Exploration, today’s Reason To Believe is the empty tomb.

Peter Marshall once said, “The stone was rolled away from the door, not to permit Christ to come out, but to enable the disciples to go in.”

The fact that the stone was rolled away gave Jesus’ followers the opportunity to see the folded grave clothes. They saw with their own eyes that the body that had been laid in the tomb three days earlier was now missing. The meaning of the empty tomb can be summed up in the message that the angel gave to the women who came to Jesus’ gravesite on the first day of the week.

He said, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples, “He has risen from the dead.”

The empty tomb is not a reason to be filled with fear. It is a reason to explore the claims of the resurrection. It is a reason for celebration, awe and wonder. It is worthy news to share with others.

The meaning of the empty tomb is a reason to believe in God’s good news.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Praise & Worship Show Playlist

kristi : March 20, 2016 6:00 am : Kristi Leigh, music, Staff Pages

    

Name

Artist

Album

Year

6:00 a.m. 

One Thirst and Hunger

Jeremy Riddle

Furious

2011

We Will Not Be Shaken (Live)

Bethel Music & Brian Johnson

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

2015

Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus

Casting Crowns

WOW Hymns

2007

Pocketful of Faith

Tim Hughes

Pocketful of Faith

2015

I Will Run

Jason Morant

Open

2006

Father You Are All We Need

Citizens & Saints

Join the Triumph

2014

Where You Are (Live)

Leeland

Christ Be All Around Me – Live

2014

Better Is One Day

Charlie Hall

Better Is One Day

1999

Good Good Father

Chris Tomlin

(iTunes single)

2015

Who You Are

Desperation Band

Who You Are

2006

In Your Light (feat. Jeremy Riddle)

Bethel Live

For The Sake Of The World

2012

7:00 a.m.

Your Love Awakens Me

Phil Wickham

Children Of God

2016

Awake, Awake

Matthew Reed

Come and Drink

2011

Holy (Wedding Day) (feat. JJ Heller)

The City Harmonic

I Have a Dream (It Feels Like Home)

2012

Mountain

Hillsong Worship

No Other Name

2014

Wonderful Name [Live]

Christy Nockels

Let It Be Jesus [Live]

2015

Great I Am (feat. Jared Anderson)

New Life Worship

You Hold It All

2011

Majesty (Here I Am)

Delirious

World Service

2004

Forever (feat. Brian Johnson)

Bethel Music

Tides

2013

This Is Amazing Grace

Phil Wickham

The Ascension

2013

Lord, I Need You (feat. Audrey Assad)

Matt Maher

All The People Said Amen

2013

Reason To Sing

All Sons & Daughters

Season One

2012

Come Thou Fount

Jadon Lavik

Roots Run Deep

2007

Come To The Water

Kristian Stanfill

Passion: Let The Future Begin

2013

You Are

Crowder

Neon Steeple

2014

8:00 a.m.

Create In Me

Rend Collective

The Art of Celebration

2014

No Longer Slaves (Live)

Bethel Music, Jonathan David & Melissa Helser

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

2015

Risen King

Sisterbrother

SisterBrother

2011

Psalm 66 (You Are Great)

Robbie Seay Band

Psalms LP

2015

All The Earth Will Sing your Praises

Paul Baloche

Offering of Worship

2005

Forever Reign

Hillsong

A Beautiful Exchange

2010

You Alone Are God

Aaron Gillespie

Grace Through the Wandering

2015

You Alone

David Crowder Band

The Lime CD

2004

God With Us (You Are Emmanuel) [Live]

Leeland

Christ Be All Around Me – Live

2014

Miracles (feat. Chris Quilala) [Live]

Jesus Culture

Let It Echo (Live)

2016

Healer

Kari Jobe

Kari Jobe

2009

I Have To Believe

Rita Springer

I Have To Believe

2005

9:00 a.m.

I Can Only Imagine

MercyMe

Almost There

2001

10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)

Matt Redman

10,000 Reasons

2012

Great Are You Lord

All Sons & Daughters

All Sons & Daughters

2014

Holy Spirit

Bryan & Katie Torwalt

Here On Earth

2011

Emmanuel

Martin Smith

Back To The Start

2014

All Creatures

Kings Kaleidoscope

Becoming Who We Are

2014

Deeper

Meredith Andrews

Deeper

2016

Let It Echo (Heaven Fall) [feat. Chris Quilala] [Live]

Jesus Culture

Let It Echo (Live)

2016

Multiplied

Needtobreathe

Rivers In the Wasteland

2014

Dont Ever Stop (feat. Chris Tomlin) [Live]

Passion

Passion: Take It All (Deluxe Edition / Live)

2014

Rescue

Jared Anderson

51 Must Have Modern Worship Hits

2007

All That I Am

Rend Collective

The Art Of Celebration

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Some Sort Of Rock Show

promojohn : March 18, 2016 3:15 pm : John Staffieri

Some Sort of Rock Shop marches on with another new show tonight!  Here is your playlist for the March 18th/20th Episode which kicks of tonight at 10:

Hour 1

  1. Out Of My Head – Fireflight
  2. More of You – Matty Mullins
  3. Loving Led – Ilia
  4. Guide You Home – Remedy Drive
  5. Cage – Manafest
  6. Porcelain – Bread of Stone
  7. Clarity – Come Wind
  8. Oxygen – We Are Leo
  9. I’ll Bleed – Seventh Day Slumber
  10. Die For You – RED
  11. Fading West – Switchfoot
  12. Mercy – Ravenhill
  13. Dance Like Nobody’s Watching – Family Force 5
  14. Supersonic – Family Force 5
  15. Sayonara – Disciple
  16. We Are Destroyer – Anberlin

Hour 2

  1. Running With Giants – Thousand Foot Krutch
  2. You Can’t Stop Me – Andy Mineo
  3. Born To Live – About A Mile
  4. One Heart – Mat Kearney
  5. Falling Apart – Spoken
  6. Feel You Falling – Devin Williams
  7. I’m Not Running Away From This – Hearts Like Lions
  8. Back to Back – Dustin Kensrue
  9. Always Comes Around – Seven Day Jesus
  10. Running From The Scene – Manic Bloom
  11. Mr. Roboto – Rapture Ruckus
  12. Space Cadet – After Edmund
  13. Say A Prayer – VERIDIA
  14. Choices – Graceful Closure
  15. Wake up Screaming – House of Heroes
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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do March 18-20, 2016

phredd : March 18, 2016 8:52 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – March 18-20, 2016

5 Zion Lutheran Church in Leola Easter Egg Hunt tomorrow (Saturday, March 19) at 1pm for toddlers to 3rd graders and Wise Sage Hunt for 4th to 6th graders. There will also be music and a puppet show. Rain or shine. More Info: www.zionleola.org

4 Community Egg Hunt tomorrow (Saturday, March 19), at 11 am, at Victory Christian Fellowship in Palmyra for children Ages 2-10 years.  Children are encouraged to bring their own basket or bag. More Info:  www.vcfpa.org

3 Easter Eggstravaganza tomorrow (Saturday, March 19) beginning at 8am at Life Point Church in Harrisburg.  Carnival games, candy eggs, and Easter Egg Hunt. Children can get their picture taken with Life Point’s very own Bunny and will receive a FREE Bunny Bucket!! More Info: lifepointpa.org

2 Grace Church Lititz 10th annual Easter Party and Helicopter Egg Drop, tomorrow (Saturday, March 19) at the church in Lititz beginning at 9am. Bounce houses, games, prizes, and more! More Info: www.meetgrace.org

1 New Life Church Easter Egg Hunt, tomorrow (Saturday, March 19) Registration and entertainment begins at noon at The Junction Center in Manheim. Over 40,000 candy filled eggs, prizes, food, and games. Children 4-12 years old will be hunting in separate marked off areas. Birth to 3 years old will receive a gift bag of candy and prize filled eggs. More Info: NewLifeLancaster.org

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Reason To Believe-Controversy Of The Cross

john : March 17, 2016 5:32 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Exploration, today’s Reason to Believe is the controversy of the cross.

The cross, as a symbol, has been challenged in the courts as to whether or not it is appropriate to display it on public land.

The cross, as a symbol, is often displayed in churches, at gravesites, and on the jewelry some people wear.

But the cross is more than just a symbol to the follower of Jesus. It is a message to be embraced and the way to follow Jesus. The cross was the way that Jesus died, and Jesus is the way for us to have eternal and abundant life.

First Corinthians 1:18 shows us how different kinds of people respond to the cross. “The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved, it is the power of God.”

The message of the Cross reveals the power of God’s love to reach a world of sinners who needed His grace. It humbles us, and if we receive God’s precious gift of grace, it saves us from our sins.

Just as the Bible says, the message of the cross is a subject of controversy and is a reason to believe in God’s good news.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Q and A-What is a Mediator?

john : March 16, 2016 3:56 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Q and A Segment explores the question, “What is a Mediator, and how does it apply to the Gospel?”

A mediator is a person who works with conflicting parties to establish peace and reconciliation.

God created us for relationship with Him. However, we declared war on God through our acts of disobedience to God. Our sin shattered the peace that existed between us. Jesus came into the world to take upon Himself the guilt of our sins, so that God’s justice could be poured out on our sin through Christ, and His mercy could be poured out on the inhabitants of the world

First Timothy 2:5 says, “For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time.”

Jesus was God’s peace offering. We can have peace with God by accepting Jesus as our Mediator in the Year of Exploration.

John Shirk

john @wjtl.com

 

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Mud Pies in Green Pastures

Nik : March 16, 2016 12:05 am : Nik, Uncategorized
NIK – Was I six or seven years old making mud pies that night? (I was ready to start a catering business. So many mud pies, so little time.) While I played, there was one rule: “Be in before dark.” In a muddy and green pasture in rural Montana, there was only one thing to determine “that” time; no interference, no street lights, no car lights, simply the setting sun. That night, I came to realize darkness creeps up, stealing a little light at first, then a little more, until suddenly darkness shadows the whole landscape.
Tonight’s non-stop worship block featured songs that spoke of the LIGHT OF GOD in our lives with words like: “Light that pierced the dark,” “light broke in coming in like a song…like a Son.” That light is a gift of God and a warm assurance of His presence in our life. * If your relationship with God is currently in a holding pattern or maybe you’ve even said, I pray sometimes, or I’ll get my life together before things get bad. Know this: darkness sets in subtly, a little at a time, and it’s scary to find yourself in the middle a dark field, confused and running for home. Protect the light within you. It’s an indwelling miracle from our beautiful and gracious Savior who longs to bathe His children in the light of His mercy and grace.
Nik at Night
WORSHIP, IT’S A LIFESTYLE.
non-stop worship block 10:37 M-TH
Visit WJTL’s Facebook page for tonight’s featured artists: Michael W. Smith “I Lay Me Down,” David Crowder Band with Passion “All This Glory,” and the JJ Weeks Band “Alive in Me.”
RESET VERSES
2 Corinthians 4:8 …”we are pressed…” / Genesis 1:4 “…separate light from darkness…” / Psalm 105:39 “… gave them a great fire to light the darkness…” / Psalm 139:11-12 “…but even in darkness I cannot hide from you…” / Acts 4:10,12 “…God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved…”
*”Decision Minute” wrapped our non-stop worship block, find out more about your personal relationship with Jesus at Billygraham.org click on Grow Your Faith
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Reason To Believe-Wonder Of The Cross

john : March 15, 2016 5:43 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Exploration, today’s Reason To Believe is the wonder of the cross.

One of the great wonders of the cross is that while Jesus was nailed to the cross, the nails were not the ultimate force that kept Him there.

In Matthew 26, when Jesus was arrested, one of Jesus’ disciples drew his sword and struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his ear. This drew a swift rebuke from Jesus, who said to His disciple, “Put your sword back in its place….” Then He said, “Do you think I cannot call on my Father, and he will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels?”

Jesus was saying that if He wanted to call off His mission to die for our sins, He could call the heavenly cavalry at any time consisting of 72,000 angels. Jesus did not need nor did He desire His followers to defend Him.

“The wonder of the cross” is that no one took the life of Jesus from Him. He laid it down for us willingly because of His extraordinary love for the sinners of the world.

The wonder of the cross is a reason to believe in God’s good news.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Are you comfortable with it?

Nik : March 15, 2016 12:17 am : Nik

NIK -I was telling my daughter about a lightning strike that once hit a transformer near our home. The thunder was so immediate, my reaction was involuntary.  I fell on the floor right where I stood.  I can’t image the trembling of the earth felt by the Israelites as God first spoke to them.  Because of the sound (and maybe because of the feeling upon their internal organs), they feared they’d die.  [Exodus 20:18-19]… Read the full entry on our WJTL facebook page and join Nik nightly at 10:37 M-Th for the Non-stop Worship Block.

 

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Reason To Believe-Centurion At The Cross

john : March 14, 2016 5:48 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Exploration, today’s Reason to Believe is the declaration of the Centurion who stood by the cross.

On the day when Jesus died, Matthew 27:54 records the response of a centurion and those nearby. “When the centurion and those with him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and all that had happened, they were terrified and exclaimed, ‘Surely he was the Son of God.’”

There were a number of extraordinary circumstances surrounding the crucifixion. In the middle of the day, darkness came over the land.

At the death of Jesus, there was an earthquake that caused the rocks to split. The curtain of the temple was torn in two. And Matthew’s Gospel records that tombs broke open and the bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life.

Another extraordinary circumstance was the way Jesus prayed for those who were crucifying Him. He prayed, “Father, forgive them for they do not know what they are doing.”

The Centurion was perceptive to the circumstances surrounding Jesus’ death and concluded that Jesus was not an ordinary man.

The exclamation of the Centurion acknowledging Jesus as the Son of God is a reason to believe in God’s good news.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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