Q and A-Peter’s Denial

john : March 22, 2016 5:22 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Q and A Segment explores the question, “What can we learn from Peter’s denial of Jesus?”

Just before Jesus went to the cross, He gave Peter an insight into what was happening in the spiritual realm. He said in Luke 22:31, “Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.”

Peter insisted that he would be loyal to Jesus, even if it meant going to prison or death. But Jesus knew Peter better than Peter knew Peter. He said, “I tell you, Peter, before the rooster crows today, you will deny three times that you know me.” And that is exactly what happened.

There are several bullet point lessons of faith we can learn from this exchange.

Be careful of overestimating the strength of our courage. We are capable of doing grievous things the next day we never anticipated.

We are in a spiritual battle, and Satan is our real enemy.

At the same time, Jesus is our best friend, interceding on our behalf. Our failures are not the end of our story when God’s grace turns us back to Him in the Year of Exploration.

John Shirk

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Q and A-Pilate’s Dilemma

john : March 21, 2016 5:23 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Q and A Segment explores the question, “What was Pilate’s dilemma?”

Pilate was the governor who questioned Jesus just before He died. After interrogating Jesus, he came to the conclusion that Jesus was not guilty of any crime, and therefore, not worthy of death.

But the religious leaders were determined to put Jesus to death, and applied pressure on Pilate to crucify Jesus.

The turmoil was between what was right and what would please the crowd. Refusing the demands of the religious leaders would threaten peace and order, and perhaps his own reputation with Caesar. So, the decisive moment came in John 19:12 when the crowd said to Pilate, “If you let this man go, you are no friend of Caesar.” When Pilate heard this, he made the decision to hand Jesus over to be crucified.

Peer pressure puts us in that place of Pilate’s dilemma, whether to do what is right or to do what pleases the crowd. Pilate wanted to satisfy the crowd. Jesus wanted to please His Heavenly Father.

We can find the courage to resist peer pressure and do what is right in God’s eyes by following in the footsteps of Jesus in the Year of Exploration.

John Shirk

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Reason To Believe-Empty Tomb

john : March 21, 2016 5:16 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

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

Peter Marshall once said, “The stone was rolled away from the door, not to permit Christ to come out, but to enable the disciples to go in.”

The fact that the stone was rolled away gave Jesus’ followers the opportunity to see the folded grave clothes. They saw with their own eyes that the body that had been laid in the tomb three days earlier was now missing. The meaning of the empty tomb can be summed up in the message that the angel gave to the women who came to Jesus’ gravesite on the first day of the week.

He said, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples, “He has risen from the dead.”

The empty tomb is not a reason to be filled with fear. It is a reason to explore the claims of the resurrection. It is a reason for celebration, awe and wonder. It is worthy news to share with others.

The meaning of the empty tomb is a reason to believe in God’s good news.

John Shirk

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Praise & Worship Show Playlist

kristi : March 20, 2016 6:00 am : Kristi Leigh, music, Staff Pages






6:00 a.m. 

One Thirst and Hunger

Jeremy Riddle



We Will Not Be Shaken (Live)

Bethel Music & Brian Johnson

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


Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus

Casting Crowns

WOW Hymns


Pocketful of Faith

Tim Hughes

Pocketful of Faith


I Will Run

Jason Morant



Father You Are All We Need

Citizens & Saints

Join the Triumph


Where You Are (Live)


Christ Be All Around Me – Live


Better Is One Day

Charlie Hall

Better Is One Day


Good Good Father

Chris Tomlin

(iTunes single)


Who You Are

Desperation Band

Who You Are


In Your Light (feat. Jeremy Riddle)

Bethel Live

For The Sake Of The World


7:00 a.m.

Your Love Awakens Me

Phil Wickham

Children Of God


Awake, Awake

Matthew Reed

Come and Drink


Holy (Wedding Day) (feat. JJ Heller)

The City Harmonic

I Have a Dream (It Feels Like Home)



Hillsong Worship

No Other Name


Wonderful Name [Live]

Christy Nockels

Let It Be Jesus [Live]


Great I Am (feat. Jared Anderson)

New Life Worship

You Hold It All


Majesty (Here I Am)


World Service


Forever (feat. Brian Johnson)

Bethel Music



This Is Amazing Grace

Phil Wickham

The Ascension


Lord, I Need You (feat. Audrey Assad)

Matt Maher

All The People Said Amen


Reason To Sing

All Sons & Daughters

Season One


Come Thou Fount

Jadon Lavik

Roots Run Deep


Come To The Water

Kristian Stanfill

Passion: Let The Future Begin


You Are


Neon Steeple


8:00 a.m.

Create In Me

Rend Collective

The Art of Celebration


No Longer Slaves (Live)

Bethel Music, Jonathan David & Melissa Helser

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


Risen King




Psalm 66 (You Are Great)

Robbie Seay Band

Psalms LP


All The Earth Will Sing your Praises

Paul Baloche

Offering of Worship


Forever Reign


A Beautiful Exchange


You Alone Are God

Aaron Gillespie

Grace Through the Wandering


You Alone

David Crowder Band

The Lime CD


God With Us (You Are Emmanuel) [Live]


Christ Be All Around Me – Live


Miracles (feat. Chris Quilala) [Live]

Jesus Culture

Let It Echo (Live)



Kari Jobe

Kari Jobe


I Have To Believe

Rita Springer

I Have To Believe


9:00 a.m.

I Can Only Imagine


Almost There


10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)

Matt Redman

10,000 Reasons


Great Are You Lord

All Sons & Daughters

All Sons & Daughters


Holy Spirit

Bryan & Katie Torwalt

Here On Earth



Martin Smith

Back To The Start


All Creatures

Kings Kaleidoscope

Becoming Who We Are



Meredith Andrews



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

Jesus Culture

Let It Echo (Live)




Rivers In the Wasteland


Dont Ever Stop (feat. Chris Tomlin) [Live]


Passion: Take It All (Deluxe Edition / Live)



Jared Anderson

51 Must Have Modern Worship Hits


All That I Am

Rend Collective

The Art Of Celebration

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Some Sort Of Rock Show

John Staffieri : March 18, 2016 3:15 pm : John Staffieri

Some Sort of Rock Shop marches on with another new show tonight!  Here is your playlist for the March 18th/20th Episode which kicks of tonight at 10:

Hour 1

  1. Out Of My Head – Fireflight
  2. More of You – Matty Mullins
  3. Loving Led – Ilia
  4. Guide You Home – Remedy Drive
  5. Cage – Manafest
  6. Porcelain – Bread of Stone
  7. Clarity – Come Wind
  8. Oxygen – We Are Leo
  9. I’ll Bleed – Seventh Day Slumber
  10. Die For You – RED
  11. Fading West – Switchfoot
  12. Mercy – Ravenhill
  13. Dance Like Nobody’s Watching – Family Force 5
  14. Supersonic – Family Force 5
  15. Sayonara – Disciple
  16. We Are Destroyer – Anberlin

Hour 2

  1. Running With Giants – Thousand Foot Krutch
  2. You Can’t Stop Me – Andy Mineo
  3. Born To Live – About A Mile
  4. One Heart – Mat Kearney
  5. Falling Apart – Spoken
  6. Feel You Falling – Devin Williams
  7. I’m Not Running Away From This – Hearts Like Lions
  8. Back to Back – Dustin Kensrue
  9. Always Comes Around – Seven Day Jesus
  10. Running From The Scene – Manic Bloom
  11. Mr. Roboto – Rapture Ruckus
  12. Space Cadet – After Edmund
  13. Say A Prayer – VERIDIA
  14. Choices – Graceful Closure
  15. Wake up Screaming – House of Heroes
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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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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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

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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



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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
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.”
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 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

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