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Reason To Believe-Conflict Between Right and Wrong

john : January 26, 2016 5:50 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Exploration, today’s reason to believe is the inner conflict between right and wrong.

If you ever felt the tension between the desire to do what is right and the tendency to do what is wrong, you are not alone. Even the prophets and apostles of the Bible experienced this tension.

We see this reality in Romans 7:18, where the Apostle Paul wrote, “ I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do-this I keep on doing.” Lamenting his sinful nature, Paul concludes, “What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death?”

By the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, Paul offers a solution by which we can overcome the struggle and the condemnation from our failures.

In Romans 7:25, he says, “Thanks be to God-through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

Divine help to overcome the conflict between right and wrong is a reason to believe in God’s good news.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Reason To Believe-War and Peace

john : January 25, 2016 5:48 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Exploration, today’s Reason to Believe is the harsh reality of war, and God’s solution for peace.

Jesus told us that there would be wars and rumors of war until the end of the age. Daniel mentioned that wars would continue to the end.

That is the sad and harsh reality of our time, which is the result of a world affected by sin.

The tragedy of war gives many people a yearning for peace. That is where Jesus is the solution for our most volatile conflict-our war against God. He is our Mediator to establish peace with God.

Colossians 1:21 says, “Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation.”

Jesus will establish peace among nations when He sets up His kingdom, but until that day, we have the opportunity to live at peace with God through faith in Jesus Christ. That is the foundation that motivates us to live at peace with others, as far as it depends on us.

The reality of war and God’s peace plan are reasons to believe in God’s good news.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Emergency Numbers

stacey : January 23, 2016 8:00 am : News, Stacey Gagne

PPL: 1-800-342-5775

Met-Ed and Penelec: 1-888-544-4877

Adams Electric: 1-800-726-2324

Peco: 1-800-841-4141

UGI: 1-800-276-2722

West Penn Power: 1-888-544-4877

For travel conditions on the Turnpike, call 866-976-8747. For travel conditions on state roads, call 511 or 877-511-PENN (7366).

 

 

 

**Info taken from  WGAL

 

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Some Sort Of Rock Show

promojohn : January 22, 2016 9:00 pm : John Staffieri

A little snow won’t slow down Some Sort of Rock Show!  Here’s your Winter Storm Jonas Episode Playlist (Jan 22&24).

Hour 1

  1. Desperados – Andy Mineo
  2. Money – Manic Drive
  3. Come Alive – Attaboy
  4. Gallows – Dustin Kensrue
  5. Loving Led – Ilia
  6. The Unwinding Cable Car – Anberlin
  7. Dead Man – Rhett Walker Band
  8. Miracle – Mike Mains And The Branches
  9. Staring At the Sun – Roelant
  10. Into My Arms – Embers In Ashes
  11. Glow In The Dark – Family Force 5
  12. We Are the Brave – VERIDIA
  13. Take Me Over – RED
  14. Breathe Into Me – RED
  15. Live On Forever – The Afters

Hour 2

  1. Sayonara – Disciple
  2. Destiny – Devin Williams
  3. Come Alive – Matty Mullins
  4. White Flag – Seventh Day Slumber
  5. I’m Not Running Away From This – Hearts Like Lions
  6. The Fallback – Sumerlin
  7. Alive – Tree63
  8. Free – Switchfoot
  9. Static – Bleach
  10. Mr. Roboto – Rapture Ruckus
  11. Falling Apart – Spoken
  12. Fully Alive – Flyleaf
  13. What I Believe – Skillet
  14. Rescue Me – Scarlet Raven
  15. Chasing Fears – Graceful Closure

 

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Reason To Believe-Changed Lives

john : January 22, 2016 5:32 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Exploration, today’s Reason To Believe is how the Gospel changes lives.

If you have been touched by the grace of God, it is quite likely that you can recall specific ways you changed after coming to faith in Jesus-attitudes, behavior, or priorities.

The disciples became followers of Jesus and would later be appointed as leaders of the early church.

After an encounter with Jesus, the heart of Zacchaeus changed from being greedy to being generous.

A jailer put his faith in Jesus and was changed from being suicidal to being filled with joy.

God’s grace changes people’s lives in various ways, but one common thread is that in whatever way the person changes, it results in bringing glory to God.

One example of that is how Christians responded to reports of the Apostle Paul’s conversion. Galatians 1:23 says, “They only heard the report: ‘The man who formerly persecuted us is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy.’ And they praised God because of me.”

“Changed lives” reveal the power of the Gospel and is a reason to believe in God’s good news.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Reason To Believe-Snowflake

john : January 21, 2016 9:30 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

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

God has made each snowflake unique with different shapes and different sizes. The variety of snowflakes reminds us that God has made each human with their unique characteristics. In Psalm 139, verse 14, David said to God, “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”

In the Bible, snow is associated with purity, which is the result of God’s forgiveness of a sin-stained heart. After confessing his sin to the LORD, David prayed, “Wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.” In Isaiah 1:18, the LORD said, “Come now let us reason together. Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be white as snow.” God’s grace is the cleansing agent to clear us from the guilt of our wrongdoing and make our hearts clean.

A snowflake reminds us of the purification that comes through faith in Jesus and is a reason to believe in God’s good news.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Q and A-Sovereignty of God

john : January 20, 2016 5:23 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Q and A explores the question, “What does the Sovereignty of God mean?”

One definition of the word “Sovereign” is “possessing supreme or ultimate power.”

The LORD identified Himself to Abraham as “God Almighty”. One of the implications of His supreme power is that nothing is too difficult for Him. He can do anything that is consistent with His character.

God’s Sovereignty can be a very comforting truth when our world seems to be falling apart. God’s Sovereignty assures us that He is on the throne and He is in control. He is working through history and the circumstances of our lives to reveal His glory. He is able to take what is meant for evil and overcome it with good. He is able to take our tears of sorrow and enable us to be a source of comfort for others. God’s Sovereignty teaches us that when we do not perceive His hand at work, we can still trust Him with our soul.

Psalm 46:10 is a picture of God’s Sovereignty: Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations. I will be exalted in the earth.”

In 2016, God is still on the throne in the Year of Exploration.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Reason To Believe-Fulfilled Prophecy

john : January 19, 2016 5:57 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

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

According to Revelation 19:10, the spirit of prophecy is the testimony of Jesus. Many scholars who teach on this subject believe that Jesus fulfilled at least 300 Old Testament prophecies when He came 2,000 years ago. There are other prophecies that He has yet to fulfill. The fulfilled prophecies about Jesus at His first coming give us reason to believe that Jesus will fulfill the other prophecies yet to be fulfilled.

One person in the Bible who was led to believe in Jesus through prophecy was an Ethiopian official in Acts chapter 8. He was reading a prophecy in the book of Isaiah. Philip was a follower of Jesus who came alongside of the man to explain how Jesus fulfilled that prophecy, and told him the good news about Jesus.

Second Peter 1:21 says that “prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.”

Fulfilled prophecies in the Bible are reasons to believe in God’s good news.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Q and A-What does the Bible say about race relations?

john : January 18, 2016 5:42 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Q and A explores the question, “What does the Bible have to say about race relations?”

Galatians 3:28 says, “There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male or female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”

Different national origins, languages, or color of skin are not barriers between two people who have the love of God in their heart. God is the maker of the different races and called his creation of humanity very good. So, He celebrates the variety of His creation.

It was the dream of Martin Luther King that one day his children would live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

What we learn about the nature of God is that He looks beyond the surface of things and evaluates the motives of our heart. Proverbs 20:27 says, “The lamp of the LORD searches the spirit of a man; it searches out his inmost being.” God’s perspective takes us beyond the surface to appreciate the beauty of godly character. With that perspective, racial differences do not deter followers of Jesus from rich, Christian fellowship.

The humility and love of Jesus dissolves attitudes of race superiority in the Year of Exploration.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Praise & Worship Show Playlist

kristi : January 17, 2016 6:00 am : Kristi Leigh, music, Staff Pages

Jeremiah 29:11-14New International Version (NIV)

11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back from captivity.[a] I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.”

6AM

Oh! Great Is Our God

Citizens & Saints

Join the Triumph

2014

This Is Amazing Grace

Phil Wickham

The Ascension

2013

No Longer Slaves (Live)

Bethel Music, Jonathan David & Melissa Helser

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

2015

Joy

Rend Collective

The Art of Celebration

2014

Pocketful of Faith

Tim Hughes

Pocketful of Faith

2015

I Am

Crowder

Neon Steeple

2013

Sooner Count the Stars

Sovereign Grace Music

Sooner Count the Stars: Worshiping the Triune God

2015

Thank You God For Saving Me (feat. Phil Wickham)

Chris Tomlin

Burning Lights

2013

Nothing But the Blood

Jesus Culture

Jesus Culture Awakening: Live From Chicago

2011

10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord) (feat. Passion)

Matt Redman

Passion: White Flag

2012

We Will Not Be Shaken (Live)

Bethel Music & Brian Johnson

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

2015

Who Can Compare [Live]

Christy Nockels

Let It Be Jesus [Live]

2015

7AM

Holy Spirit

Bryan & Katie Torwalt

Here On Earth

2011

Soon

Hillsong

Across The Earth – Tear Down The Walls

2009

Good Good Father

Housefires

Housefires II

2014

It Is Well With My Soul

Matt Redman

Unbroken Praise

2015

Shepherd (Live)

Bethel Music & Amanda Cook

You Make Me Brave (Live)

2014

Rising Sun

All Sons & Daughters

The Longing – EP

2012

Nothing But The Blood

Andy Cherry

Nothing Left To Fear

2012

Children Of Light

Kristian Stanfill

Passion: Let The Future Begin

2013

Like An Avalanche

Hillsong United

Aftermath

2011

How Great Is Our God

Chris Tomlin

Passion: How Great Is Our God

2005

Heroes 

Amanda Cook

Brave New World

2015

All the Poor and Powerless

The Digital Age

Evening : Morning

2013

8AM

Great Are You Lord

All Sons & Daughters

All Sons & Daughters

2014

Who Can Compare to You (Live)

Bethel Music & Matt Stinton

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

2015

Faithful

Sisterbrother

SisterBrother

2011

All-Consuming Fire (Live)

Leeland

Christ Be All Around Me – Live

2014

Glory

Phil Wickham

The Ascension

2014

Beautiful Exchange

Hillsong Worship

A Beautiful Exchange

2010

Forever (feat. Brian Johnson)

Bethel Music

Tides

2013

Unbroken Praise

Matt Redman

Unbroken Praise

2015

Our Great God

Casey Darnell

North Point Live: Here + Now

2012

You Make Me Brave (feat. Amanda Cook)

Bethel Music

You Make Me Brave (Live)

2014

Give Us Your Courage

Tim Hughes

Happy Day

2009

More Than Conquerors

Rend Collective

The Art Of Celebration

2014

9AM (JEREMIAH 29:11-14 THEME)

Plans

Tim Hughes

Pocketful of Faith

2015

Seek Your Kingdom

Kings Kaleidoscope

Becoming Who We Are

2014

Future / Past

John Mark McMillan

Borderland

2014

Bring Us Back

Bellarive

Before There Was

2014

Call Your Name

Gateway Worship

Wake Up The World

2008

The More I Seek You

Kari Jobe

Deeper (Integrtity Music)

2008

Call Upon His Name

Darlene Zschech

Change Your World

2005

Hear Us from Heaven

Jared Anderson

Where to Begin

2006

I Have Found

Kim Walker

Here Is My Song

2008

God Of Hope

Acquire The Fire

Epic Truth

2014

Find You On My Knees

Kari Jobe

Where I Find You

2013

What Joy Is Found

Jeremy Riddle

Full Attention

2007

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