JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Connection, today’s Encounter with Jesus examines hope and purpose.
In Philippians 1:21, a follower of Jesus made this remarkable statement, “For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”
What did that statement mean for the Apostle Paul? He went on to elaborate that if he went on living in the body, that would mean fruitful labor for him. After he departed through death, he would be in the presence of Christ, which he described as “better by far.” He saw death as a promotion into heaven.
Yet, in the body, he recognized his purpose to spread the good news of Jesus to unbelievers and to build the body of Christ. His relationship with Jesus is what enabled Paul to live with this perspective.
A daily relationship with Christ inspires higher purpose and heavenly hope.
|Pure Light||Matt Redman||Facedown||2004|
|Shine On||Bellarive||The Being Human Project…Start Listening||2009|
|Burn Bright (You Were Made To Shine)||Natalie Grant||TBD||2014|
|Power Of The Cross||Leigh Nash||Hymns And Sacred Songs||2011|
|In Your Light (feat. Jeremy Riddle)||Bethel Live||For The Sake Of The World||2012|
|Glow||The Digital Age||Evening-Morning||2014|
|Psalm 3 (A Shield About Me)||Robbie Seay Band||Psalms LP||2015|
|Let Your Light Shine||Bethany Dillon||Waking Up||2007|
|Raise Up the Crown (All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name)||Chris Tomlin||Passion: Hymns Ancient and Modern||2004|
|Skeleton Bones||John Mark McMillan||The Medicine||2008|
|No Longer Slaves (Live)||Bethel Music, Jonathan David & Melissa Helser||We Will Not Be Shaken (Live) [Deluxe Edition]||2015|
|Courageous||Casting Crowns||Come To The Well||2011|
|Shine||Matt Redman||Beautiful News||2006|
|This Little Light Of Mine||Addison Road||Stories||2010|
|God With Us||All Sons & Daughters||All Sons & Daughters||2014|
|Hold Me Jesus||Big Daddy Weave||Every Time I Breathe||2007|
|We Shall Not Be Shaken||Matt Redman||We Shall Not Be Shaken||2009|
|Same Power||Jeremy Camp||I Will Follow||2015|
|Shine On Us||Phillips, Craig & Dean||My Utmost For His Highest|
|With Me||Brad & Rebekah||The Things Of God||2011|
|Strong God||Meredith Andrews||Worth It All||2013|
|Death of Death||Charlie Hall Band||The Death of Death||2013|
|Love Shine Through||Tim Hughes||Love Shine Through||2011|
|The Light In Me||Brandon Heath||Leaving Eden||2011|
|Stronger||Delirious||The Mission Bell||2006|
|Give Us Your Courage||Tim Hughes||Happy Day||2009|
|Death In His Grave||John Mark McMillan||The Medicine||2008|
|Whom Shall I Fear (God Of Angel Armies)||Chris Tomlin||Burning Lights||2012|
|Let Me Feel You Shine||David Crowder Band||Give Us Rest-A Requiem Mass In C (The Happiest Of All The Keys)||2011|
|Let It Shine||All Sons & Daughters||Season One||2012|
|Stronger||Hillsong||This Is Our God||2010|
|Your Love Never Fails||Jesus Culture||Your Love Never Fails||2008|
|God Of Brilliant Lights||Aaron Shust||Morning Rises||2013|
|Pushing Back The Dark||Josh Wilson||Carry Me||2013|
|Light Will Shine||Hillsong United||Aftermath||2011|
|Children Of Light||Kristian Stanfill||Passion: Let The Future Begin||2013|
|We Will Not Be Shaken (Live)||Bethel Music & Brian Johnson||We Will Not Be Shaken (Live) [Deluxe Edition]||2015|
|Light After Darkness||Kings Kaleidoscope||Becoming Who We Are||2014|
|When I Am Afraid||Laura Hackett||Laura Hackett||2009|
|There Is Power||Lincoln Brewster||Oxygen||2014|
|Bravery||Charlie Hall||Flying Into Daybreak||2006|
|Joy (Shining Light)||Victory Fellowship Worship Band||Elevator Music||2010|
|Heroes||Amanda Cook||Brave New World||2015|
|Joyous Light||Chris Tomlin||Passion: Hymns Ancient and Modern||2004|
|Brighter Days||Eddie Kirkland||Kings & Queens||2013|
|Holy Light||Phil Wickham||The Ascension||2013|
|Glowing Hearts||Seven Places||Glowing||2007|
|Into The Light||SisterBrother||TBD||2013|
|You Make Me Brave (feat. Amanda Cook)||Bethel Music||You Make Me Brave (Live)||2014|
|Only the Brave||Tim Hughes||Pocketful of Faith||2015|
|Marvelous Light||Charlie Hall||Flying Into Daybreak||2006|
|Shine On Us||Cory Asbury||Immersed||2007|
|We Shine||Fee||Burn For You||2007|
Lancaster County Magazine has posted their “Best of Lancaster County” lists as voted by their readers. We are thrilled that WJTL and The Kid’s Cookie Break’s own Lisa Landis was selected for Best Radio Personality. The photo below and a great write up about Lisa can be found at Lancaster County Magazine online or in their recent print publication.
Congratulations, Lisa and thanks to all who voted!
Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – October 23-25, 2015
5 Wish Upon a Food Truck Festival, tomorrow (Saturday, Oct 24) 11am-5pm at Gander Mountain Parking Lot, Jonestown Road, Harrisburg, PA. The event will benefit Make-A-Wish Philadelphia, Northern Delaware and Susquehanna Valley. Admission is free and includes music, children’s activities, and meet and greets with local celebrities and more. The Festival will also feature 19 famous food trucks.More Info: visit http://www.wishuponafoodtruck.org/.
4 Fall Fun Fest at Grace Point Church in Paradise tonight (Friday October 23) 6-8:30pm. Food, candy, inflatables, inside and outside games. No scary costumes or masks please. More Info: http://www.gracepointparadise.com/
3 Trunk or Treat tomorrow (Saturday, Oct. 24) from 6-8pm at Salem United Methodist Church in Rothsville. Kids and parents will be invited to ‘trick-or-treat’ from the trunks of decorated cars in the parking lot. There will be games, food, activities, fellowship and more!! Dress in your best costume but not a scary one please. More Info: http://www.salemumcrothsville.org/
2 Kenbrook Fall Family Fun Day tomorrow (Saturday October 24) 10am-4pm at Kenbrook Christian Retreat and Conference Center, Pine Meadow Road in Lebanon. Pumpkin Painting, Zipline, Tower Climbing, Free food, games, activities, wagon rides, fire trucks, and more. More Info: http://www.kenbrook.org/familyfunday/
1 Cross Roads Harvest Celebration tomorrow (Sat. Oct. 24) 4-8pm food, fun, games & rides. Hayrides, Barrel Train Rides, Mechanical Bull Ride, Tethered Hot Air Balloon, Hay Maze, Carnival Games and WJTL Broadcasting Live. More Info: crossroadsbic.com
JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Connection, today’s Encounter with Jesus examines His abundant grace.
Romans 8:31 asks the question, “If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all-how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?”
Sometimes, people wonder where God is, or why He seems so distant. The truth is that God has spoken of His love to us when He sent Jesus to us. The death of Jesus on the cross was the offer of God’s grace to humanity, saying that our sins can be forgiven, and our relationship can be restored to God through faith in Jesus’ name.
In reality, we have run away from God with every sin that we ever committed. Woven throughout the Scriptures is the picture of God pursuing His people. He sought us out for relationship. He seeks to bless us, not to harm us. He is for us, not against us. How will we respond to His abundant grace? Jesus invites us to follow Him.
In saying yes to that invitation, we have the opportunity to enjoy His friendship and Heavenly treasures forever.
A daily connection with Christ gives us security in the arms of God’s grace.
KATLYN JUMPER – Hello Listeners! My name is Katlyn Jumper and I am a new DJ here at WJTL! You might have seen me or heard me this summer. That is because I am formally known as Intern Katlyn. Many of you will hear me or have heard me on Sunday’s from 12-6 sharing music, stories and much more. You can also catch me at a few of the WJTL events. I just wanted to take the time for you to get to know me more!
I am senior Music Business major at Lebanon Valley College. Starting last semester, I had a great interest in music streaming and wanted to get my foot in the door through radio broadcasting. Who would have thought that I would be here at WJTL as one of your DJs! As well as a radio DJ, I am a very active member of our music department at Lebanon Valley College. I serve as the 2015 VALE Conference President and will be helping host the 11th annual VALE Conference and is also the 1st VALE Media Industries Conference. I am also an active participant in the Pride of the Valley Marching Band, Jazz Band, Low Brass Ensemble, the woman’s professional music fraternity Sigma Alpha Iota.
While I am not busy with school, I enjoy many other activities including playing guitar, writing music, reading, and traveling to new and old places! I like to travel a lot because I am not originally from Lancaster Country. I grew up near the Wilkes Barre/Scranton area in Luzerne Country. I am the oldest of three siblings. I have a younger brother, Douglas, who is a senior in high school and a younger sister, Lauren, who is a sophomore in high school. When I get the change I love to visit them as well as my wonderful parents and grandparents. I also enjoy visiting my boyfriend Josh, who is a recent graduate of Lebanon Valley College. We enjoy traveling and taking new adventures together.
I have enjoyed my time at WJTL so much that I am looking forward to my future with them. My hope from my journey with WJTL is to grow more in my career, my spirit and my personality. I have so much to look forward too and am ready to continue growing in my broadcasting career! Don’t forget to tune in to hear me on Sunday’s from 12-6. Looking forward to meeting you at our next WJTL event!
Tonight’s show is loaded with fresh music (Andy Mineo, Hearts Like Lions, Red Letter Hymnal), PLUS…an interview with upstart band, Roelant! Some Sort of Rock show kicks off at 8!
Here’s the playlist:
Porcelain (feat. Jonathan Thulin) – Bread of Stone
Stay After Me – Ever Burning Bright
Reach for the Sky – Red Letter Hymnal
Mercy – Ravenhill
Burn Out Bright – Switchfoot
Broken Lines – Foreverlin
Pretty Lies – VERIDIA
Good To Be Alive – Skillet
Praise Him – Aaron Gillespie
Wasteland – NEEDTOBREATHE
Dance Like You’re From The Future – After Edmund
Mr. Roboto – Rapture Ruckus
Bring It On – Seventh Day Slumber
My Struggle – Seventh Day Slumber
Desparado – Andy Mineo
Run and Escape – RED
End Of Me – Ashes Remain
I’m Not Running Away From This – Hearts Like Lions
Never Back Down – Nine Lashes
Taking Life – We As Human
Ashes – Almost Taken
A Fire Only We Know – House of Heroes
Unbroken – Disciple
Static – Bleach
Come Alive – Attaboy
Light Up The Sky – Thousand Foot Krutch
More of You – Matty Mullins
Interview with Roelant
Staring At the Sun – Roelant
Chasing Fears – Graceful Closure
|Crash This Place||Matthew Reed||Come and Drink||2011|
|Come Ye Thankful People Come||Leigh Nash||Hymns And Sacred Songs||2011|
|Welcome In This Place||Hillsong||God He Reigns||2005|
|Father Will You Come||Unhindered||Be||2010|
|God Is Coming||Tim Hughes||Love Shine Through||2011|
|Let Heaven Come||Brian Campbell||Hearts Wake To The Giver Of Life||2012|
|Enter This Temple||Leeland||Opposite Way||2008|
|For Your Glory (Use Me)||Tom Ewing and Jay Stocker||Jesus Day – For Your Glory||2005|
|At the Foot of the Cross (Ashes to Beauty)||Dave Chatel||Worship Project P40.3||2004|
|At The Feet Of Jesus||The Swift||Singing Back To You||2006|
|Ready Now||Desperation Band||Who You Are||2006|
|Let It Rise||Big Daddy Weave||Every Time I Breathe||2006|
|Come, Now is the Time to Worship||Phillips, Craig & Dean||Let My Words Be Few||2001|
|Come To The Cross||An Epic, No Less||Echo Of Love||2012|
|You Invite Me In||Meredith Andrews||The Invitation||2008|
|Come As You Are||Pocket Full Of Rocks||More Than Noise||2010|
|Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing||Aaron Gillespie||Grace Through the Wandering||2015|
|Come and Drink||Matthew Reed||Come and Drink||2011|
|Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery||Matt Papa||Look & Live||2013|
|Come to Me (Live)||Bethel Music & Jenn Johnson||You Make Me Brave (Live)||2014|
|Open Me||Shawn McDonald||Simply Nothing||2004|
|Come To The Water||Kristian Stanfill||Passion: Let The Future Begin||2013|
|Lead Me To The Cross||Hillsong United||All Of The Above||2006|
|Find Me At The Feet Of Jesus [Live]||Christy Nockels||Let It Be Jesus [Live]||2015|
|Come and Let Your Presence||Merchant Band||Onething Live||2007|
|Come On My Soul||Rend Collective Experiment||Campfire||2013|
|Open My Eyes||Hillsong Worship||A Beautiful Exchange||2010|
|Come Bless the Lord||Cole Young||Spring Hill Worship – Songs from the Bennett House||2005|
|Come Home Running||Chris Tomlin||Not To Us||2002|
|Unashamed Love||Ten Shekel Shirt||Open The Eyes Of My Heart||2001|
|Open The Eyes Of My Heart||Paul Baloche||The Writers Collection||2008|
|Come As You Are||Crowder||Neon Steeple||2014|
|Open Up the Gates||Planetshakers||Open Up the Gates||2004|
|Open Up The Heavens||Meredith Andrews||Open Up The Heavens||2014|
|Come Awaken Love (feat. Hunter G K Thompson)||Bethel Music||Tides||2013|
|Open Up The Heavens (Live)||Hillsong||More Than Life (Live)||2004|
|Come Everyone||Brian and Jenn Johnson||We Believe||2006|
|Come Let Us Worship||Chris Tomlin||Not To Us||2002|
|Open Up The Sky||Deluge||Deeper (Integrity Compilation)||2008|
|Come Alive||Crowder||Neon Steeple||2014|
|Open Up The Sky||Lindell Cooley||Open Up The Sky||2001|
|Open Up Your Eyes||Jeremy Camp||Music Inspired By The Chronicles Of Narnia||2005|
|Come Lord Jesus||Dustin Kensrue||The Water & The Blood||2013|
|Sanctuary||Jaci Velasquez||WOW Worship Red||2005|
|Breathe On Me||Hillsong||Shout to the Lord 2||1998|
|The Light Will Come||Phil Wickham||Cannons||2007|
|The Welcome Song||Pocket Full Of Rocks||Song to the King||2006|
|Song of Hope (Heaven Come Down)||Robbie Seay Band||Give Yourself Away||2007|
|Meet Me||Aaron Gillespie||Grace Through the Wandering||2015|
|Come Now||Matthew Reed||Come and Drink||2011|
|Come and See (Live)||Matt Redman||Your Grace Finds Me (Live)||2013|
|All Who Are Thirsty||Kutless||Strong Tower||2006|
|Untitled Hymn (Come to Jesus)||Chris Rice||Run The Earth…Watch The Sky||2003|
Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – Oct 16-18, 2015
5 Spring Creek Church of the Brethren in Hershey’s 5th Annual Harvest Party tomorrow (Saturday, October 17) 5-8pm. Hayrides, hot chocolate, and hot dogs & s’mores over the campfire. Bring your carved or decorated entry for the Pumpkin Contest. Kids and adults enter to win prizes for the Costume Contest with your family-friendly costume!More Info: www.springcreekcob.org
4 FREE Family Fall Fest! tomorrow (Saturday, October 17) 3-7pm at Denver Park FREE Hayrides, inflatable games, face painting, food, entertainment, door prizes, and more. Sponsored by Harvest Fellowship Church and surrounding Churches and community groups.
3 WJTL’s Free Family Movie Night tonight (Fri. Oct. 16) at 7pm at The Junction Center Tent in Manheim. Ride the pedal cars before the movie! More Info: http://www.thejunctioncenter.com/
2 Conestoga Christian School BBQ & Country Auction, Main Street, Morgantown tonight and tomorrow (Friday, Oct 16 and Sat Oct 17) BBQ and Auction Preview on Friday, then Saturday 8am – 2pm there will be the live auction, food tent, kids area with crafts and Kids Cookie Break broadcasting live from 9-noon. More Info: http://www.conestogachristian.net/Auction2015.html
1 Disguise and Prize Event and Corn Maze in the Fields of Penryn tomorrow (Sat Oct 17) 1-4pm at Jerusalem Church, Newport Road in Manheim. Disguise & Prize is a fall activity that allows children in costume to visit decorated vehicles in the church parking lot and receive small prizes and candy. More Info: http://www.jerusalemchurch.net/
JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Relationship-Building Principle comes from Jeremiah 22:15.
Josiah was the last righteous king in the land of Judah before their captivity in Babylon. The LORD said this about King Josiah:
“He did what was right and just, so all went well with him. He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know me?” declares the LORD.
His example was very different from his successor whose heart was set on dishonest gain, the shedding of innocent blood, oppression, and extortion.
Whatever platform God gives us, that is an opportunity to use our influence for good or evil. Having a relationship with God will move us to use that influence for good. In Josiah’s case, he defended the cause of the poor and needy, whereas his successor exploited them.
Helping those in poverty was a cause that united the early church, and it can be an effort that unites the church today.
Upholding the cause of the poor is a vital relationship-building principle to take to heart in the Year of Connection.