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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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Praise & Worship Show Playlist

kristi : March 13, 2016 6:00 am : Kristi Leigh, music, Staff Pages

Name

Artist

Album

Year

6:00 a.m.

Beautiful

Ross Parsley

I Am Free

2004

Make Us One

Cindy Morgan

Exodus

1998

You Alone Can Rescue

Matt Redman

We Shall Not Be Shaken

2009

Hallelujahs

Chris Rice

Deep Enough To Dream

Shine On

Bellarive

The Being Human Project…Start Listening

2009

Beautiful Things

Audrey Assad

Worship for Your Family (Yellow)

2013

Seasons Change (Live) [feat. Michael Ketterer]

United Pursuit

Simple Gospel (Live)

2015

You Have Been So Good (feat. Sara Groves)

Paul Baloche

A Greater Song

2006

Be Thou My Vision

Selah

Greatest Hymns

2005

Closer (feat. Steffany Frizzell-Gretzinger)

Bethel Live

For The Sake Of The World

2012

Pour My Love On You

Phillips, Craig & Dean

Let My Words Be Few

2001

Praise The Lord

Kristene Mueller

Those Who Dream

2008

7:00 a.m.

Beautiful

Phil Wickham

Cannons

2007

Be Still And Know

Christy Nockels

Deeper (Integrity Music)

2008

Clear The Stage

Ross King

And All the Decorations, Too

2003

Peace

Robbie Seay Band

10,000 Charms

2002

Brokenness Aside

All Sons & Daughters

Season One

2012

The One That Really Matters (feat. Kari Jobe)

Michael W. Smith

Sovereign

2014

The More I Seek You

Kari Jobe

Deeper (Integrtity Music)

2008

Beautiful Exchange

Hillsong Worship

A Beautiful Exchange

2010

The Purest Place (featuring Tim Hughes)

Watermark

The Purest Place

2004

Shine On Us

Phillips, Craig & Dean

My Utmost For His Highest

Deeper In Love

Charlie Hall

The Rising

2010

Sing Holy

Bryan & Katie Torwalt

Here On Earth

2011

8:00 a.m.

It is Well (feat. Kristene DiMarco)

Bethel Music

You Make Me Brave (Live)

2014

Beauty For Ashes

Shane & Shane

Carry Away

2004

Ever Be (feat. Kalley Heiligenthal)

Bethel Music

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

2015

Counting On Your Name

Tim Hughes

Love Shine Through

2011

Grace Flows Down (feat. Christy Nockels)

Passion Band

WOW Worship Aqua

2006

Seek First

Jason Upton

A Table Full of Strangers, Vol. 1

2015

The Same Love

Paul Baloche

The Same Love

2012

More Than Amazing

Lincoln Brewster

Real Life

2012

Come Thou Fount

All Sons & Daughters

Prone To Wander: A Collection of Hymns

Simple Gospel (Live)

United Pursuit

Simple Gospel (Live)

2015

We Will Not Be Shaken (Live)

Bethel Music & Brian Johnson

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

2015

Alabaster

Rend Collective

Homemade Worship By Handmade People

2012

9:00 a.m.

Amazed (feat. Christy Nockels)

Eoghan Heaslip

51 Must Have Modern Worship Hits

2007

Creation Song (Glory to the Lamb)

Fernando Ortega

Breaking of the Dawn

1999

I Shall Not Want

Audrey Assad

Fortunate Fall

2013

Holy Spirit

Bryan & Katie Torwalt

Here On Earth

2011

God of Wonders (feat. Caedmons Call)

Mac Powell

City on a Hill

2000

Before the Throne of God Above

Shane & Shane

Pages

2007

How Deep The Fathers Love For Us

Joy Williams

WOW Worship

2004

Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)

Hillsong United

Zion

2013

Find Me At The Feet Of Jesus [Live]

Christy Nockels

Let It Be Jesus [Live]

2015

Pocketful of Faith

Tim Hughes

Pocketful of Faith

2015

Future / Past

John Mark McMillan

Borderland

2014

Great Are You Lord

All Sons & Daughters

All Sons & Daughters

2014

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Some Sort Of Rock Show

promojohn : March 12, 2016 9:19 pm : John Staffieri

Your playlist for the March 11th/13th episode of Some Sort of Rock Show:

Hour 1

  1. Running From The Scene – Manic Bloom
  2. Alive – Tree63
  3. Take Me Over – RED
  4. Adrenaline – Love Like Gravity
  5. Loving Led – Ilia
  6. Im Down – The Almost
  7. Out Of My Head – Fireflight
  8. Without A Fight – Lybecker
  9. Dance Like Nobody’s Watching – Family Force 5
  10. Eye On It (feat. Britt Nicole) – TobyMac
  11. Clarity – Come Wind
  12. Gallows – Dustin Kensrue
  13. Wake up Screaming – House of Heroes
  14. Honesty – House of Heroes
  15. Choices – Graceful Closure

Hour 1

  1. I’ll Bleed – Seventh Day Slumber
  2. Gods & Kings – Finding Iris
  3. Mr. Roboto – Rapture Ruckus
  4. Devastation And Reform – Relient K
  5. Where The Money Is – NEEDTOBREATHE
  6. Here’s to the Ones – Rhett Walker Band
  7. Rescue Me – Scarlet Raven
  8. Awake and Alive – Skillet
  9. Role Remodeling – MXPX
  10. I’m Not Running Away From This – Hearts Like Lions
  11. Running With Giants – Thousand Foot Krutch
  12. Outlaws – Disciple
  13. Heartbeats – Nine Lashes
  14. Here For A Reason – Ashes Remain
  15. Cage – Manafest
  16. Bring It On – Kutless
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Reason To Believe-Motivation Behind The Cross

john : March 11, 2016 3:43 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

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

In the shame and guilt of our sins, we needed a Savior, and that is where Jesus has stepped into the world at the right time to provide the solution for our greatest need.

John 3:16 reveals the heart of God’s love for the people of the world. That is why He gave His one and only Son, so that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. Love was God’s motivation for sending us Jesus.

First John 4:10 says, “This is love: not that we loved God but that He loved us and sent his Son to be an atoning sacrifice for our sins.”

Because of Jesus’ accomplishment at the cross, the price has been paid. We have a pathway to get out of the prison of our shame through faith in Jesus Christ. He is our bridge to true and lasting peace and freedom, and a fulfilling relationship with God that lasts forever.

The sacrifice of Jesus at the cross is the ultimate expression of God’s love for us and is a reason to believe in God’s good news.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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