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Reason To Believe-Broken Circumstances

john : May 19, 2016 4:48 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

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

How might God use our broken circumstances to bring us to the point of faith?

Consider the example of the prodigal son in Luke 15. He squandered his wealth on wild living. For a season, he feasted on what he wanted. But it was just for a season. Then, it was gone. And he was left with an empty stomach, an empty wallet, and an empty soul. He was broken, and humbled. That is what broken circumstances will do in our lives. They will humble us. This brings us to a critical crossroads: whether to give up, try to dig out ourselves, or reach out for help.

The prodigal son came to his senses with this thought, “I will set out and go back to my father and say to him, ‘I am no longer worthy to be called your son, make me like one of your hired men.’” So he got up and went to his father. His father’s response? He was filled with compassion for his son. He ran to him and kissed him.

God welcomes us when we return to the place where we belong-His arms of grace.

The broken circumstances of our lives become opportunities for us to recognize our need for Jesus and are reasons to believe in God’s good news.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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WJTL at The Sertoma Chicken BBQ!

ann : May 18, 2016 11:01 am : Ann D'Alessandro, Staff Pages

ANN D’ALESSANDRO-

WJTL at the Sertoma Chicken BBQ

Come join us for a day of great food, beautiful scenery and live entertainment at the Annual Sertoma Chicken BBQ at Long’s Park in Lancaster this Saturday, May 21st! They will be preparing over 24,000 complete chicken dinners. Come enjoy some local artists & the WJTL Talent Challenge from Noon-5pm. (approx.. end time)

Here is the schedule for Saturday.  Grab your  chicken and enjoy a fun time with WJTL!

(Times are approximate)

Noon-12:35pm – Jared Erb
12:45-1:30pm – Blue Sky Falls
1:40-2:15pm – DKers
2:20-2:50pm – Freedom Lights
3-4:30pm – WJTL 10th Annual Talent Challenge:
*Josh Zimmerman, Ethan Lum,Katie Atkins-Worship Band                                                     *Ethan Marlow-Guitar & Singer
*Paul Stangl- Fingerstyle Percussive Guitar
* Christ’s AmBrassadors-Brass Quintent
* Reeny Hall-Ukulele & Singer
* Randy Robbins -Singer
* Kimberly Robinson-Singer/Songwriter
* Dawson Freeman-Pianist
* Breanne Sensenig-Singer
* Lauren Witman-Singer

4:30-5:15pm – Steven Courtney & the Suitcase Musicans
5:15pm (Approx. Time)  – Talent Challenge Winners Announced

http://www.lancastersertomabbq.com/

BBQ-logo-2016-228x300Ann D’Alessandro – Excited about Chicken!

ann@wjtl.com

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Q and A-What does it mean to kick against the goads?

john : May 18, 2016 9:37 am : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Q and A Segment explores the question, “What does it mean when Jesus said to Paul, ‘It is hard for you to kick against the goads?’”

The phrase “kicking against the goads” was a common expression in Bible times, referring to the practice of farmers goading their oxen in the fields.

A goad is defined as a spiked stick used for driving cattle or oxen.

According to Chuck Swindoll, there were occasions when an ox would kick at the goad. When this happened, the goad would stab into the flesh of its leg and cause greater pain.

What Jesus was saying to Paul before his conversion was that by resisting Jesus, Paul was only hurting himself.

The Holy Spirit says in Hebrews 3:7, “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts.”

After that encounter, Paul stopped resisting Jesus and started to serve Him. His hardened heart against Christ was made tender as he received God’s love. The message that Jesus had for Paul urges us to be responsive to His promptings in the Year of Exploration.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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WJTL Receives PAB Excellence in Broadcasting Award

stacey : May 17, 2016 9:54 am : Stacey Gagne

At their annual convention, The Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters (PAB) hands out awards for excellence in broadcasting in a number of categories.

WJTL was pleased to be chosen as recipients of the PAB Excellence in Broadcasting Award 2016 for Outstanding Station Sponsored Event for The Kids Cookie Break Fest 2015.   Lisa Landis and Stacey Gagne attended the Gold Medal Dinner and Awards Ceremony at The Hershey Hotel as Lisa accepted the award on behalf of WJTL.

lisa with award

lisa and stacey

 

 


 

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Praise & Worship Show Playlist

kristi : May 15, 2016 6:00 am : Kristi Leigh, music, Staff Pages

Name

Artist

Album

Year

6:00 a.m.

Come to Me (Live)

Bethel Music & Jenn Johnson

You Make Me Brave (Live)

2014

Closer

Charlie Hall

Flying Into Daybreak

2006

Word Of God Speak

MercyMe

Spoken For

2003

Hear the Sound

All Sons & Daughters

The Longing – EP

2012

Hallelujah, To Saving Grace

Bellarive

Before There Was

2014

This Is Amazing Grace

Jeremy Riddle

Bethel Live: For The Sake Of The World

2012

The Ascension

Phil Wickham

The Ascension

2013

Emmanuel

Martin Smith

Back To The Start

2014

I Am Free

Jared Anderson

51 Must Have Modern Worship Hits

2007

Unstoppable God

Elevation Worship

Wake Up The Wonder

2015

Alive

Hillsong Young & Free

We Are Young & Free

2013

All This Glory (feat. Passion)

David Crowder Band

Passion: White Flag

2012

7:00 a.m.

Forever and a Day (feat. Jenn Johnson) [Live]

Bethel Live

Be Lifted High (Deluxe Edition) [Live]

2011

Forevermore (Live)

Jesus Culture

Live from New York (with Martin Smith) [Live]

2012

This I Believe

Hillsong Worship

No Other Name

2015

God of All Glory

Jeremy Riddle

Full Attention

2007

It is Well (feat. Kristene DiMarco)

Bethel Music

You Make Me Brave (Live)

2014

Always

Kristian Stanfill

Passion: Here For You

2011

Center (with Turn Your Eyes)

Charlie Hall

Passion: Everything Glorious

2006

The More I Seek You

Kari Jobe

Deeper (Integrtity Music)

2008

God of Miracles (Live)

Chris McClarney

Everything and Nothing Less (Live)

2015

Miracle

Michael W. Smith

Sovereign

2014

Unbroken Praise

Matt Redman

Unbroken Praise

2015

Life Light Up

Christy Nockels

Life Light Up

2009

8:00 a.m.

You Make Me Brave (feat. Amanda Cook)

Bethel Music

You Make Me Brave (Live)

2014

Fearless

Mia Fieldes

Fearless – Single

2015

No Longer Slaves (Live)

Bethel Music, Jonathan David & Melissa Helser

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

2015

Your Love Awakens Me

Phil Wickham

Children Of God

2016

Holy Spirit

Bryan & Katie Torwalt

Here On Earth

2011

Good Good Father

Housefires

Housefires II

2014

Christ Be All Around Me (Live) [feat. All Sons & Daughters]

Leeland

Christ Be All Around Me – Live

2014

Great I Am (feat. Jared Anderson)

New Life Worship

You Hold It All

2011

Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)

Hillsong United

Zion

2013

Oh Great God

Brad & Rebekah

All Youve Done (Deluxe Edition)

2015

Lay Me Down (feat. Matt Redman and Passion)

Chris Tomlin

Passion: White Flag

2012

Oh How I Need You

All Sons & Daughters

The Longing

2012

9:00 a.m.

Mt. Zion

Cageless Birds & Jonathan David Helser

Live At Home

2014

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

Jesus Culture

Let It Echo (Live)

2016

All Things (Great Is the Lord)

Charlie Hall Band

The Death of Death

2013

Scandal Of Grace

Hillsong United

Zion

2013

Sovereign Over Us

Michael W. Smith

Sovereign

2014

One Name Alone (Live)

Matt Redman

Your Grace Finds Me (Live)

2013

At The Cross (Love Ran Red)

Chris Tomlin

Love Ran Red

2015

My Heart Is Yours (feat. Passion)

Kristian Stanfill

Passion: Take It All

2014

Pocketful of Faith

Tim Hughes

Pocketful of Faith

2015

Take Heart

Hillsong United

Aftermath

2011

A Pilgrims Progress (Keep Runnin)

Matt Papa

Look & Live

2013

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Some Sort Of Rock Show

John Staffieri : May 13, 2016 5:00 pm : John Staffieri

Here’s your playlist for the May 5th/7th episode of Some Sort of Rock Show.

Hour 1

  1. I Just Wanna Know – NF
  2. Mr. Roboto – Rapture Ruckus
  3. Holding On – We Are Vessel
  4. Sayonara – Disciple
  5. God Is On The Move – 7eventh Time Down
  6. Cant Break Me – Rhett Walker Band
  7. Come Alive – Matty Mullins
  8. Hearing Voices – Anberlin
  9. Happiness – NEEDTOBREATHE
  10. I Am – Crowder
  11. Resuscitate – Fireflight
  12. Fists On Fire – Hour6
  13. Colors Run – House Of Heroes
  14. Mercedes Baby – House of Heroes
  15. Worthy – Scarlet White

Hour 2

  1. Live While I’m Alive – Flagship Armada
  2. The Edge – Cord of 3
  3. Shine  – Manafest
  4. Clarity – Come Wind
  5. I’ll Bleed – Seventh Day Slumber
  6. Fire It Up – Thousand Foot Krutch
  7. Roses – I Anthem
  8. Dark Horses – Switchfoot
  9. Adonai – O.C. Supertones
  10. Sweep The Leg – Family Force 5
  11. Desperados (feat. Mali Music) – Andy Mineo
  12. I Know – Lecrae
  13. Look on Up – Relient K
  14. Grace Alone – Dustin Kensrue
  15. Take Me Over – RED
  16. Fading Fast – Odds Of An Afterthought

 

 

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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do May 13-15, 2016

phredd : May 13, 2016 8:53 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – May 13-15, 2017

5 Music for Everyone (MFE) Community Chorus will perform a free concert with the theme “How Can I Keep From Singing” tomorrow (Sat. May 14th) 7pm at Grace Lutheran Church, North Queen Street in Lancaster. The Music for Everyone (MFE) Community Chorus brings together a diverse group of people who love to sing. This non-audition chorus has performed in many venues in the community, including The Ware Center and The Trust Building. More Info: (717) 397-2748

4 Celebration of World Fair Trade Day at Ten Thousand Villages in Ephrata tomorrow (Saturday, May 14) from 10am-5pm.  Learn about fair trade, the artisans, the products and the mission. Learn about Humankind Water and take a picture in an authentic Rickshaw.  Opportunities to win fair trade gift baskets too. More Info: http://www.tenthousandvillages.com/

3 Redland Valley BIC Church, York Haven 2nd Friday Community Campfires, tonight (Friday, May 13) beginning at 7pm. There will be games, smores and a campfire. More Info:
www.facebook.com/redlandvalleybicchurch

2 Annual Freedom Fun Fair at Lebanon Valley Bible Church, on Route 322 between Fontana and Campbelltown tomorrow (Saturday, May 14) from 10am until 2pm. Games, Pony Rides, Balloon Animals, Cotton Candy, A Bouncy House, Face Painting, Train Rides, Food, Fun for all ages and More!  Rain or Shine. More Info: lvbiblechurch.org

1 Friendship Community Fest & Auction tonight 4-9p and tomorrow 7am-2pm (Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14) Chicken BBQ, Pancake Breakfast, Auction, Face Painting, Bounce House and One Man Band, Nick DiSanto, in concert. Auction Supports Adults with Developmental Disabilities. More Info: friendshipcommunity.net

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Reason To Believe-Spiritual Gifts

john : May 12, 2016 3:34 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

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

Believers in Christ receive spiritual gifts from God. These are opportunities of service to glorify God. He is working through spiritual gifts among His followers to build the church and spread the Gospel throughout the world.

God gives us spiritual gifts to exercise them, not to stuff them into a dark corner where no one can see them.

First Peter 4:10 says, “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ.”

The exercise of our spiritual gifts glorifies God and is a reason to believe in God’s good news.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Reason To Believe-Wisdom Of Ten Commandments

john : May 11, 2016 5:18 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

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

One of the reasons we have traffic patterns is because of traffic laws. If all motorists completely threw the rules of the road out the window, there would be a breakdown of order.

When the Israelites neglected the Ten Commandments, the nation began to decline. We see this in Hosea 4:1 and 2, where the prophet described their moral vacuum this way: “There is no faithfulness, no love, no acknowledgement of God in the land. There is only cursing, lying and murder, stealing and adultery; they break all bounds and bloodshed follows bloodshed. Because of this the land mourns, and all who live in it waste away.” The breaking of God’s commands was symptomatic of a society that pushed God away from them.

The Ten Commandments are built on the law of love. Jesus is the fullest expression of love. Following Jesus will move us to honor God’s commands and to share His love with others.

The wisdom of the Ten Commandments is a reason to believe in God’s good news.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Q and A-How Did Jesus Define Greatness?

john : May 11, 2016 5:08 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Q and A Segment explores the question, “How did Jesus define greatness?”

An argument developed among Jesus’ disciples on the question, “Who was the greatest?”

Whenever people start asking this kind of question, either privately or out in the open, you can anticipate arguing and dissension to follow.

Jesus used this argument as a teachable moment. He said to them in Mark 9:35, “If anyone wants to be first, he must be the very last and the servant of all.”

Jesus defined greatness in terms of serving others. He encourages us to think in terms of giving, generosity, sacrifice, and love. Jesus is the greatest of all, and He set an example of service and sacrifice for us to follow. He said in Matthew 9:26, “the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

According to Jesus, service is the pathway to greatness in the Year of Exploration.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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