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Thursday’s National Day of Prayer Celebration Moved

stacey : May 4, 2016 4:41 pm : News, Stacey Gagne

Tomorrow night’s National Day of Prayer Event scheduled for The Junction Center has been moved indoors due to weather. The new location will be the Lancaster County Convention Center, 28 South Queen Street in Downtown Lancaster.  The program will feature prayer by Calvary Church’s Beau Eckert, worship by Matt Goss Band and a 110 voice community choir and worship and prayer with Michael W. Smith. Doors will open at 4:30pm. The program begins at 5:45pm.  More Info at http://lancasterndp.com/

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Q and A-Why Does God Allow Suffering?

john : May 4, 2016 4:17 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Q and A Segment explores the question, “Why does God allow suffering in the world?”

This is a big question that deserves some attention, because so many people ask it out loud or ponder it in their hearts.

Suffering started in the world after sin entered the human race. This was the result of a choice that Adam and Eve made, which led to the reality of physical death, conflict between people, pain during child birth, frustration from work, and shame, to name a few. God made Adam and Eve with the dignity to have the freedom to make choices. When they disregarded God’s Word and ate from the forbidden fruit, pain and suffering followed.

Ever since, our world has been broken. We live with the consequences of Adam and Eve’s decision.

The good news is that God had a plan to redeem us from the curse of sin. He sent Jesus, who suffered extreme pain at the cross, and then rose from the dead. He can sympathize with our pain, and He knows how to take us beyond it. He is preparing a place for His followers in heaven, where tears, pain, sin and death will not be found.

When it comes to suffering, there are no easy answers, but the presence of suffering calls for the compassion of Christ to be expressed through His followers in the Year of Exploration.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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National Day of Prayer Youth Edition: Important Updates

stacey : May 4, 2016 1:07 pm : News, Stacey Gagne

Due to the rain, the City Youth Edition for National Day of Prayer has now been moved to Teen Haven at 205 South Queen Street in Lancaster. The event that was to be held at The Junction Center this evening has been moved to Crossway Church 330 Barbara Street in Millersville. Both events are taking place from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.

 

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Reason To Believe-Heroes of Faith

john : May 2, 2016 10:22 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

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

These heroes are found in Hebrews 11, and encourage us to follow in their footsteps with a life that trusts in God and obeys His word.

The heroes of faith give us insight into what faith looks like and how it is lived out. The list of faith’s heroes includes Abel, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Moses, and Rahab.

None were perfect, but they did have believing hearts in the true and living God, and were declared “righteous” in God’s sight.

What we learn from their faith is that “Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” This is what they were commended for. They trusted God’s promises more than they trusted in their present circumstances or what they saw with their eyes.

The Apostle Paul was trained to fix his eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith. He said in Second Corinthians 4:18, “We fix our eyes NOT on what is seen, but what is unseen.” He also said, “We live by faith, not by sight.”

The heroes of faith testify to lives that were guided by the hand of God and give us a reason to believe in God’s good news.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Some Sort Of Rock Show

John Staffieri : May 1, 2016 7:50 pm : John Staffieri, music

Here’s your playlist for the April 29/May 1 episode of Some Sort of Rock Show:

Hour 1

  1. Beyond The Stars – Spoken
  2. Something Better – Silverline
  3. I Just Wanna Know – NF
  4. The Comeback Kid – B. Reith
  5. Out Of My Head – Fireflight
  6. Glow In the Dark – Family Force 5
  7. Take Me Over – RED
  8. Outlaws – Disciple
  9. Colors Run – House Of Heroes
  10. I’m Not Running Away From This – Hearts Like Lions
  11. Wasn’t Enough – XXI
  12. Heartbeat – Sumerlin
  13. Look on Up – Relient K
  14. Wake Up Call – Relient K
  15. Dead Man – Rhett Walker Band

Hour 2

  1. Come Alive – Matty Mullins
  2. Head Over Heels (In This Life) – Switchfoot
  3. Live While I’m Alive – Flagship Armada
  4. Long Lost – Foreverlin
  5. Running With Giants – Thousand Foot Krutch
  6. End Of Me – Ashes Remain
  7. Clarity – Come Wind
  8. Staring At the Sun – Roelant
  9. Consuming Fire – Third Day
  10. Roses – I Anthem
  11. Running From The Scene – Manic Bloom
  12. Glory – Remedy Drive
  13. Choices – Graceful Closure
  14. Hero – Skillet
  15. Happiness – NEEDTOBREATHE
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Praise & Worship Show Playlist

kristi : May 1, 2016 6:00 am : Kristi Leigh, music, Staff Pages

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The National Day of Prayer is this Thursday.  I’ve built a special playlist for the occasion, complete with songs relating to this year’s theme (“Wake Up America”) and verse (Isaiah 58:1A).  I’ve also made sure to include a bunch of Michael W. Smith worship songs since he’ll be live at The Junction Center for the Lancaster County Celebration of Prayer at 6:00 p.m. this Thursday.  You can come, too–It’s free!  Details here: http://lancasterndp.com/

Kristi Leigh – WJTL DJ

Kristi@WJTL.com

Name

Artist

Album

Year

6:00 a.m.

2011

Heal Our Land

Michael Card

1993

Raise My Voice

Robbie Seay Band

Rich & Poor

2013

Awaken The Dawn

Delirious

I Could Sing of Your Love Forever 2

1994

Step By Step/Forever We Will Sing

Michael W. Smith

Worship Again

2003

Sing To The King

Candi Pearson

Passion: Sacred Revolution

2003

The Lords Prayer

Matt Shephardson

Make Me Your Voice

2001

Awakening (feat. Austin Sisk)

Valleypoint Worship

You Call My Name

2016

Wake Us Up

Aaron Gillespie

Grace Through the Wandering

2015

Shout

Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman

Passion: Let The Future Begin

2013

When Gods People Pray

Crystal Lewis

Unreleased

2001

Awaken (Let The Whole World Sing)

Dan & Lauren Smith

The Revive Project

2012

Awake, Awake

Matthew Reed

Come and Drink

2011

Sing, Sing, Sing

Chris Tomlin

Hello Love

2008

Shout Your Fame

Hillsong

Hope

2003

7:00 a.m.

Sing To You

Relevant Worship

Anthem of the Redeemed

2008

Wake Sleeper

Brian Campbell

The One Worth It All – EP

2014

Jesus Is The Answer

Michael W. Smith

Tribute – The Songs of Andrae Crouch

1997

Hear Us from Heaven

Jared Anderson

Where to Begin

2006

Our Father

Hillsong Worship

No Other Name

2014

God Who Answers Prayer

Elevation Worship

God With Us

2009

Your Love Awakens Me

Phil Wickham

Children Of God

2016

I Lay Me Down

Michael W. Smith

Sovereign

2014

Wake Up

Tim Hughes

Love Shine Through

2011

Hear My Voice

Jeremy Camp

Carried Me

2004

Awake My Soul (feat. Lecrae)

Chris Tomlin

Burning Lights

2013

Our Father (feat. Jenn Johnson)

Bethel Live

For The Sake Of The World

2012

Awakening

Hillsong United

Aftermath

2011

8:00 a.m.

Sovereign Over Us

Michael W. Smith

Sovereign

2014

Chosen Generation

Chris Tomlin

Passion: Awakening

2010

Wake

Hillsong Young & Free

We Are Young & Free

2014

Awaken My Soul

Robbie Seay Band

Miracle

2010

The Great Awakening

Leeland

The Great Awakening

2011

Wake Up

All Sons & Daughters

Season One

2012

America

Chris Tomlin & Matt Redman

Passion: One Day Live

2000

Shout for Joy

Paul Baloche

The Same Love

2012

Ancient Words

Michael W. Smith

Worship Again

2002

Holding Nothing Back

Jesus Culture

Jesus Culture Awakening: Live From Chicago

2011

Shout To The North

Delirious

Cutting Edge

1997

9:00 a.m.

Nothing Holding Me Back

Bryan & Katie Torwalt

Here On Earth

2011

The Stand

Michael W. Smith

Stand

2006

Sing and Shout (feat. Matt Redman) [Live]

Passion

Passion: Take It All (Deluxe Edition / Live)

2014

O, For A Thousand Tongues To Sing

David Crowder Band

Remedy

2007

Shout It Out

Lincoln Brewster

Oxygen

2014

Your Name (We Shout)

The Digital Age

Evening : Morning

2013

With Everything

Hillsong United

Passion: Awakening

2010

Rooftops

Jesus Culture

Come Away

2010

Rise And Sing

Brett Younker

The New Has Come

2010

Let The Earth Awake

Charlie Hall

The Rising

2010

A New Hallelujah

Michael W. Smith

A New Hallelujah

2008

Shout to the Lord

Darlene Zschech

Shout to the Lord

1997

You Are The Fire

Michael W. Smith

Sovereign

2014

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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do April 29-May 1, 2016

phredd : April 29, 2016 8:52 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – April 29 – May 1, 2016

5 United States Air Force Band Concert tonight (Fri. April 29) at 7pm at Ephrata High School.  The Heritage of America Band consists of approximately 40 active-duty men and women stationed at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Virginia. A patriotic salute to honor veterans in attendance will also be included. More Info: easdpa.org

4 Kenbrook Bible Camp in Lebanon Open House with afternoon of free food, activities and fun tomorrow (Saturday, April 30) from 1-4pm. Tours of the summer camp facilities, the climbing tower, archery and slingshots, the craft hut and more. More Info:  http://www.kenbrook.org/openhouse/

3 The Conestoga Valley Church of Christ’s annual Community Faire tomorrow (Saturday, April 30) from 1-5pm at the church on Horseshoe Road, Lancaster. Games, Bounce Houses, face painting, food and more. More Info: http://www.cvchurchofchrist.org

2 Lancaster Native Plant and Wildlife Festival tomorrow (Sat. April 30) from 9am-4pm at Overlook Park, across from the Manheim Township Public Library. Free community event includes food, art, and native plant vendors; live animal programs; speakers and workshops; free kids activities; and over 20 local environmental organizations with free information. More Info: https://habitatmt.wordpress.com/

1 Manheim Christian Day School 40th Annual Benefit Auction tonight & tomorrow (Fri & Sat. April 29 & 30) tonight 3-9pm and tomorrow 6:30am-noon at the school, Lebanon Road, Manheim. Chicken Barbecue, Silent Auction, Music, Breakfast, Helicopter Candy Drop and more. More Info: http://www.manheimchristian.org/auction-schedule/

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Q and A Segment-History

john : April 28, 2016 5:35 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Q and A Segment explores the question, “As we live with an eternal perspective, what can we learn from history?”

An eternal perspective includes an appreciation of history.

It has been said that those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. If you think about it, that is a sobering view of the sinful nature, because it reflects on our tendency to be blind sided by the dark side of history.

First Corinthians 10 is a textbook case of learning from previous moral failures in Israel’s history. Verse 11 says, “These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us.”

History can also stir us to praise God, as we remember the reference points proving His love for us. Psalm 78, verse 4 says, “We will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done.” Verse 7 says, “Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds.” Since those words were written there is more to God’s story of love and redemption. Jesus came from heaven to earth, died on a cross for our sins, and rose again to offer us eternal life through faith in Him. This is the message that our generation is entrusted with to pass along to the next generation in the Year of Exploration.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Q and A Segment-Living with Eternal Perspective

john : April 27, 2016 4:22 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK-Today’s Q and A Segment explores the question, “What does it mean to live with an eternal perspective?”

The Apostle Paul said in Second Corinthians 4:18, “We fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”

Living with an eternal perspective acknowledges that there is more to this life than what we see in this world. If our trust is in the things we see, then we are living with a false sense of security, because the things we see around us will eventually pass away.

The invisible qualities of God’s Kingdom will outlast our physical lives on earth. Faith, hope, and love last forever. God’s word lasts forever. Heaven lasts forever. Jesus Christ lives forever. And if our hope is in Jesus, our souls will last forever with Him.

Revelation 22:21 is the last verse of the Bible, revealing the eternal view of God’s Kingdom in a place of peace and security: “The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s people. Amen.”

This is where our hope is ultimately found in the Year of Exploration.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Reason To Believe-Increase Of Knowledge

john : April 27, 2016 4:16 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

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

A transition has been underway in society, taking us from the industrial age to the information age, ever since the invention of the computer.

In the last century, we have seen tremendous advancements in transportation, communication, and medical breakthroughs. Daniel 12:4 pointed to a day when people would go here and there to increase knowledge.

But General Omar Bradley has made this observation about our times: “We have grasped the mystery of the atom and neglected the Sermon on the Mount…Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants.”

There is a type of knowledge that we need beyond facts-and that is the knowledge of the truth-knowing Jesus Christ with a mind and heart that embraces Him as Savior and Lord. Second Peter 3:18 urges us to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. That is the kind of knowledge that will help us use technology constructively, and live out our faith productively.

The increase of knowledge in the grace of the Lord Jesus is a reason to believe in God’s good news.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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