JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Relationship-Building Principle comes from Psalm 46:10.
Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations. I will be exalted in the earth.
Psalm 46 is about looking to God in faith through circumstances that would normally melt hearts with fear.
There are references to earthquakes and tsunamis found here. Nations are in uproar. Kingdoms fall. Desolations are found on the earth.
The world suffers the consequences from humanity’s sin problem, and those consequences include disasters and armed conflict between nations. In the midst of such upheaval, God invites us to find hope and strength in the everlasting arms of God’s grace. That is where we find security for our soul. That is where we find peace in the eye of the storm. The world is not spinning out of His control. God is on the throne, and this will be clearly evident to everyone in the course of time.
Isaiah 30:15 says, “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength.”
Depending on God in times of trouble is a vital relationship-building principle to take to heart in the Year of Connection.
INTERN KATLYN – Hello WTJL Listeners! My name is Katlyn Jumper, most of you know me as Intern Katlyn. Before coming to WJTL, I spend the last semester learning about music streaming on the internet. While looking for internships, I came across WJTL and thought, why not experience, learn and intern where music streaming all started!
This coming fall, I will be entering my senior year at Lebanon Valley College where I am studying Music Business. I will be serving as the President of the VALE Music Industry Conference where I will lead a one credit class once a week. The conference is a day-long event giving attendees a chance to see panels talking about different parts of the music industry. After my time at Lebanon Valley, I plan to work in Radio Broadcasting with the hope of working at an internet streaming company in the future.
I grew up near Scranton, PA and I am the oldest of three with a younger brother and sister. My Brother, Douglas, is a junior in high school and my sister, Lauren, is a freshman in high school. My mother works at Golden Technologies, and my father is a construction worker for Pioneer Construction and serves in Navy Reserves.
While I am not working hard at WJTL, I am at home relaxing with the Dempsey family in Elizabethtown, where I am residing for the summer. During my free time, I enjoy spending time shopping, crocheting, watching Netflix, playing guitar and writing songs! I also enjoy taking trips and visiting new place with my boyfriend Josh while he isn’t busy working his internship at Berks Country Public Television.
My time as an intern at WJTL has been as blast! I have done so many jobs including, recording promos, assisting with live remotes, doing the weather Tuesdays on morning show, and helping out around the office. I have loved my time here and have learned so much about radio broadcasting while having a very eventful experience. I am looking forward to the rest of the summer with all of the memories, lessons and fun times! I hope to hear from you or see you at our future WJTL events!
JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Relationship-Building Principle comes from Acts 10:34 and 35.
Peter said, “I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism, but accepts men from every nation who fear him and do what is right.”
Peter made this statement at the house of Cornelius, who was a military commander in the Roman army. Cornelius was a Gentile, and Peter was a Jew. Peter had the opportunity to share the Gospel with Cornelius and his household. At the same time, Peter was learning that this Gospel was not confined to national boundaries, but would be good news to all who embraced the testimony of Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
This truth could be instrumental in stopping racism today. The starting place for mending strained relations of any kind is opening our heart to the love of God.
Embracing God’s love for people of every race and nationality is a vital-relationship building principle to take to heart in the Year of Connection.
Here is the playlist for the June 7th edition of Some Sort of Rock Show:
Angels & Demons – Disciple
Ghost – The Almost
Sweep the Leg – Family Force 5
Ayo! – Andy Mineo
Skeleton – LoveLike Violence
Sick Of It – Skillet
The One I’m Running To – 7eventh Time Down
Mercy – Ravenhill
Erased – Relentless Flood
Gravity Bomb – I Am Empire
Stranger – Hearts Like Lions
Without A Fight – Lybecker
The Less You Say – Emery
The Terrible Secret – Emery
Safety (featuring Stephen Christian) – Fireflight
Angel At My Door – Needtobreathe
Nothing Left to Lose – PIONEER
Hearing Voices – Anberlin
What Matters – Embers In Ashes
Raise It Up – Anthem For Today
VIP (feat. Manwell) – Manic Drive
We Know – All Together Separate
Love Changed Everything – Bread of Stone
Take A Walk Out – Shiloh Nauvoo
Satisfy – Found in the Fury
Boomin – TobyMac
Hope Is Alive – Abandon
Breaking Out – Sumerlin
Set Me On Fire – Thousand Foot Krutch
Move – Audio Adrenaline
|An Anthem of Invitation||Judah & the Lion||First Fruits – EP||2012|
|Sing Along||Christy Nockels||Into The Glorious||2012|
|Awake My Soul (feat. Lecrae)||Chris Tomlin||Burning Lights||2013|
|Here I Am To Worship (feat. Martin Smith of Delirious||Tim Hughes||Happy Day||2009|
|Rise And Sing||Brett Younker||The New Has Come||2010|
|Lift The Name (feat. Jared Anderson)||New Life Worship||You Hold It All||2011|
|Glory to the King||Eddie Kirkland||North Point Live: Here + Now||2012|
|Fall On Your Knees||David Crowder Band||Give Us Rest-A Requiem Mass in C (The Happiest of All Keys)||2012|
|Closer (feat. Steffany Frizzell-Gretzinger)||Bethel Live||For The Sake Of The World||2012|
|Alabaster||Rend Collective||Homemade Worship By Handmade People||2012|
|Give Us Clean Hands||Charlie Hall Band||The Death of Death||2013|
|Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)||Hillsong United||Zion||2013|
|King Of Wonders (feat. Matt Redman, Tim Hughes, Joel Houston of Hillsong)||CompassionArt||CompassionArt||2009|
|Mercy||Parachute Band||Roadmaps And Revelations||2007|
|All This Glory (feat. Passion)||David Crowder Band||Passion: White Flag||2012|
|Scandal Of Grace||Hillsong United||Zion||2013|
|Here and Now||Eddie Kirkland||North Point Live: Here + Now||2012|
|Mystery (feat. Passion)||Charlie Hall||Passion: White Flag||2012|
|Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)||Chris Tomlin||Music Inspired By The Motion Picture Amazing Grace||2007|
|Cornerstone (My Hope Is Built)||Hillsong Live||Cornerstone EP||2013|
|In Christ Alone||Kristian Stanfill||Passion: Let The Future Begin||2013|
|Joyful, Joyful||Casting Crowns||Until The Whole World Hears||2010|
|Holy Roar||Christy Nockels||Passion: The Road To One Day||2000|
|10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)||Matt Redman||10,000 Reasons||2012|
|Forever (feat. Brian Johnson)||Bethel Music||Tides||2013|
|I Belong To You (feat. Derek Johnson)||Jesus Culture||Live from New York (with Martin Smith)||2012|
|Rising Sun||All Sons & Daughters||The Longing – EP||2012|
|All Glory||Tim Hughes||Love Shine Through||2011|
|Before the Throne of God Above||Shane & Shane||Pages||2007|
|The Stand||Kristian Stanfill||Passion: Awakening (Deluxe Edition)||2010|
|All My Fountains||Chris Tomlin||Passion: Here For You||2011|
|Offerings||Third Day||Offerings 2 — All I Have To Give||2003|
|Create In Me||Rend Collective||The Art of Celebration||2014|
|Forever Changed||Eddie Kirkland||North Point Live: Awake||2009|
|Future / Past||John Mark McMillan||Borderland||2014|
|God Who Answers Prayer||Elevation Worship||God With Us||2009|
|Wonderful||Desperation Band||Center Of It All||2012|
|Come To The Water||Kristian Stanfill||Passion: Let The Future Begin||2013|
|Word Of God Speak||MercyMe||Spoken For||2003|
|Let It Be Jesus (feat. Passion)||Christy Nockels||Passion: Take It All (Deluxe Edition)||2014|
|Unto The King||Darrell Evans||Awesome God Is He||2013|
|Great Are You Lord||All Sons & Daughters||All Sons & Daughters||2014|
|It is Well (feat. Kristene DiMarco)||Bethel Music||You Make Me Brave (Live)||2014|
|Redemption Song||Every Nation Church Singapore||Redemption Song||2014|
|One Thirst and Hunger||Jeremy Riddle||Furious||2011|
|Be Praised||Jon And Tiffany Aitken||We Honor You||2011|
|A Greater Song||Matt Redman||Beautiful News||2006|
|Oh How I Need You||All Sons & Daughters||The Longing||2012|
Enjoy a Free Family Movie Night on Friday, June 19th at 7pm at The Junction Center! We will be showing a free movie the third Friday of each month through October. Getting us started for this year is the movie “Homeward Bound”! This is a free event, but we ask you to get tickets so we have an idea of how many people to expect. Tickets are available two weeks before the movie. Uncle Jerry’s Kettle Corn, Turkey Hill & Snak Stash products will be available for purchase. Turkey Hill & Snak Stash proceeds go to WJTL to help with the cost of the event. Come early to ride the WJTL Pedal Cars! Doors at 6pm & Movie at 7pm.
Upcoming Movie Nights:
July 17th – Tangled
August 21st – Honey We Shrunk Ourselves
September 18th – Despicable Me
October 16th – Muppets Most Wanted
Ann D’Alessandro – Excited for Summer!
Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend June 5-7, 2015
5) Ephrata Community Health Foundation’s 62nd Annual “Day in the Park” tomorrow (Saturday, June 6) in Grater Memorial Park in Ephrata7am-3pm. Health Fair, Arts & Crafts exhibitors, Business Expo, Car Cruise, children’s games, bouncing castles, music and entertainment. More Info: Wellspan.org/events
4) Blessing of the Bikes – One Big Roar – Sunday,(June 7) 10:30am – 1pm at Lancaster Harley Davidson in Willow Street. Live Music by Christian Rock and Blues Band – Raging Grace, Kids Games, Free Hot Dogs, Prizes and more. Bring Lawn Chairs. More Info: www.bikerblessing.org
3) The 7th annual Central Penn Parent Harrisburg Family Festival will take place tomorrow (Saturday, June 6) from 10am-4pm, at the HACC Harrisburg campus. This FREE event includes live music and stage performances, a petting zoo and pony rides, Atomic bounce houses, storytime corner, and lots of exhibitors with child-friendly activities. Steven Courtney and the Suitcase Musicians at 1:15pm. Children are also invited to dress up and walk in the costume parade or bring their favorite stuffed animal for a check-up. More Info: www.familyfavoritesfestival.com/harrisburg
2) Crispus Attucks an Cavod Academy Block Party at the Crispus Attucks Community Center, Howard Ave, Lancaster tonight (June 5) 4-9pm.Live Performances, Free Food, Games, Face Painting, mini-classes from Cavod in hip-hop dancing, theatre and more.
1) Lititz Area Mennonite School Auction tonight 4-8pm and tomorrow 6am-4pm (Fri June 5 & Sat June 6) at the school in Littiz. Down Home Dinner, All You Can Eat Breakfast Children’s Outdoor Games and Kids Cookie Break Live broadcasting live Saturday morning. More info: http://www.lams.info/auction
JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Relationship-Building Principle comes from Malachi 4:5 and 6.
“See I will send you the prophet Elijah before that great and dreadful day of the LORD comes. He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers; or else I will come and strike the land with a curse.”
Elijah was used of God in a mighty way to stir revival among the Israelites. At Mount Carmel, he challenged the people, “How long will you waver between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him.”
There is often a connection between moral decay in society and the breakdown of the family. Similarly, where revival happens in society, the family unit is strengthened. Whenever we take a stand for the Lord or bring family members to a point of reconciliation, our actions resemble the ministry of Elijah.
Standing for God and family are vital relationship-building principles to take to heart in the Year of Connection.
JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Connection, today’s Encounter with Jesus examines His great commission.
It happens in Matthew 28, just before He ascended to heaven. He told the disciples: “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely, I am with you always to the very end of the age.”
Jesus was commissioning His followers into a mission of disciple-making that would leave an impact on the world for many generations to follow. These men were not the religious scholars of their day, but they did spend time with Jesus, and that made all the difference in their bold proclamation of the Gospel. Acts 4:13 says that when the religious leaders saw the courage of two of Jesus’ disciples, (Peter and John), and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.
We do not have to be scholars to be effective witnesses of the Gospel, but we do need a relationship with Jesus. We need His help and we need His love, because being a disciple-maker is a God-sized mission.
A daily connection with Christ gives us the courage to speak for Him.
Your May 31st edition of Some Sort of Rock Show kicks off in just a few minutes! It’s looking like a great night of music. Including shiny new music from Anthem for Today & Devin Williams!
Here’s the playlist:
- The Worst Kind of Gods – House of Heroes
- How To Live – The Great Transparency
- Hold Your Breath – Children 18:3
- The River – Decyfer Down
- Take a Bow – Flagship Armada
- Awakenings – Switchfoot
- Nothing Left to Lose – PIONEER
- Start the Dance Again – The Birdsongs
- Monster – Skillet
- We Are Destroyer – Anberlin
- Mercy – Ravenhill
- Make Me New – Rhett Walker Band
- Move – Audio Adrenaline
- Secret – Audio Adrenaline
- Sweep the Leg – Family Force 5
- What Love Means – Everfound
- Lifeline – The Lasting Hope
- Destruction of Kings – Devin Williams
- We Are The Broken – Seventh Day Slumber
- Suckerpunch – Five Iron Frenzy
- What Matters – Embers In Ashes
- Moving On – Waiting Hill
- Shook – Thousand Foot Krutch
- The Less You Say – Emery
- Resuscitate – Fireflight
- Raise It Up – Anthem For Today
- Hope Is Alive – Abandon
- Angels & Demons – Disciple
- Die For You – RED
- Stranger – Hearts Like Lions
- Something Made To Last – Remedy Drive
- Everything’s Gonna Be Alright – Mike Mains And The Branches