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Encounter With Jesus-Church At Pergamum

john : November 17, 2015 4:52 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

In the Year of Connection, today’s Encounter with Jesus examines His letter to the church at Pergamum.

In Revelation 2:14, The main message to this church is to beware of falling into an immoral lifestyle. There was evidence of compromise in the church at Pergamum. The whole church was not infected, but some within the church were being corrupted. In His love for the church, Jesus calls the compromisers to repentance. To those who did not fall into false teachings or an immoral lifestyle, Jesus commends them for remaining true to His name.

Pergamum was identified as a place where Satan has his throne. Believers were in a tough place. There can be many temptations and different forms of persecution in communities where Satan has a stronghold. There was a hostile climate toward Christians in Pergamum as seen by the reference to the death of Antipas, who was a faithful witness for Jesus.

A daily connection with Christ calls to an uncompromising faith.

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Some Sort of Rock Show

John Staffieri : November 15, 2015 5:55 pm : John Staffieri

Here’s the playlist for your November 15th episode of Some Sort of Rock Show:

Hour 1

  1. Sayonara – Disciple
  2. Lights Out – Silverline
  3. More of You – Matty Mullins
  4. Out Of My Head – Sumerlin
  5. Taking Back – About A Mile
  6. The Sound – Switchfoot
  7. Chasing Fears – Graceful Closure
  8. Return – Capital Lights
  9. Come Alive – Attaboy
  10. Safety (featuring Stephen Christian) – Fireflight
  11. Glow In The Dark (Grapishsoda Remix) – Family Force 5
  12. Nuthin’ – Lecrae
  13. Alive – Tree63
  14. The Glorious Ones – Tree63
  15. Feet, Don’t Fail Me Now – Needtobreathe
  16. The God I Know –  Me In Motion

Hour 2

  1. Porcelain (feat. Jonathan Thulin) – Bread of Stone
  2. Move – Audio Adrenaline
  3. Nothing More – Decyfer Down
  4. Gravity Bomb – I Am Empire
  5. Gallows – Dustin Kensrue
  6. Resuscitate Me – Remedy Drive
  7. Broken Lines – Foreverlin
  8. What  Matters – Embers In Ashes
  9. Collide – Skillet
  10. Mr. Roboto – Rapture Ruckus
  11. Strike Back – We As Human
  12. Falling Apart – Spoken
  13. I’m Not Running Away From This – Hearts Like Lions
  14. Bring It On – Seventh Day Slumber
  15. Desperados – Andy Mineo
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Praise & Worship Show Playlist

kristi : November 15, 2015 6:00 am : Kristi Leigh, music, Staff Pages
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Doxology David Crowder Band Passion: Hymns Ancient and Modern 2004
Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) Chris Tomlin Music Inspired By The Motion Picture Amazing Grace 2007
The Wonderful Cross Michael W. Smith WOW Hymns 2000
Psalm 118 (Your Steadfast Love) Robbie Seay Band Psalms LP 2015
Here Is Love (feat. Brian Johnson) Bethel Live Here Is Love 2009
Lord, I Want To Be A Christian Leeland Mooring Bridges – Classic Hymns, Modern Worship 2005
Our Saviors Love David Leach Our Saviors Love 2014
Clear The Stage Jimmy Needham Clear The Stage 2012
Give Me Jesus Jeremy Camp Beyond Measure 2006
Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus (Look Up) Nichole Nordeman Jesus, Firm Foundation (Hymns Of Worship) 2013
Psalm 23 Brothers McClurg Alive – EP 2011
Psalm 118 (This Is The Day) Shane & Shane Psalms 2002
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Spirit of the Living God Phil Wickham Singalong 2 2012
10,000 Reasons Rend Collective Experiment Campfire 2013
Come Thou Fount All Sons & Daughters Prone To Wander: A Collection of Hymns
Psalm 56 Jon Micah Sumrall Faith & Family 2015
Lord, I Need You Chris Tomlin Passion: Here For You 2011
Better Is One Day Charlie Hall Better Is One Day 1999
Cornerstone (My Hope Is Built) Hillsong Live Cornerstone EP 2013
Manifesto The City Harmonic Introducing The City Harmonic EP 2011
How Great Thou Art Charlie Hall Passion: Hymns Ancient and Modern 2004
Out of the Depths (Psalm 130) Sovereign Grace Music Psalms 2008
Sparrow Audrey Assad Heart 2011
Tis So Sweet (feat. Fernando Ortega) Jadon Lavik Roots Run Deep 2008
Take My Life (Live Version) Chris Tomlin Passion: Hymns Ancient and Modern 2004
Trust and Obey Big Daddy Weave Every Time I Breathe 2006
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Holy, Holy, Holy (Savior & King) [feat. Walker Beach] Gateway Worship Great Great God (Deluxe Edition) 2011
All Creatures of Our God and King (Live) David Crowder Band Passion: Hymns Ancient and Modern 2004
Create In Me Rend Collective The Art of Celebration 2014
How Deep Kings Kaleidoscope Becoming Who We Are 2014
Grace That Is Greater Building 429 Iris to Iris 2007
The Solid Rock Charlie Hall Passion: Hymns Ancient and Modern 2004
Psalm 66 (You Are Great) Robbie Seay Band Psalms LP 2015
Wondrous Love Jadon Lavik Roots Run Deep 2008
Jesus Loves Me Chris Tomlin Love Ran Red 2014
This I Believe (The Creed) Hillsong Worship No Other Name 2014
139 Kings Kaleidoscope Becoming Who We Are 2014
Holy Spirit (Live) Jesus Culture Live from New York (with Martin Smith) [Live] 2012
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Mt. Zion Cageless Birds & Jonathan David Helser Live At Home 2014
You Are My Vision Rend Collective Homemade Worship By Handmade People 2012
Before the Throne / Yearn (Live) Phil Wickham & Shane & Shane Singalong 3 (Live) 2015
What A Friend We Have In Jesus Paul Baloche Amazing Grace 2007
It is Well (feat. Kristene DiMarco) Bethel Music You Make Me Brave (Live) 2014
Alleluia (Live) Jesus Culture Live from New York (with Martin Smith) [Live] 2012
This Is Amazing Grace Jeremy Riddle Bethel Live: For The Sake Of The World 2012
Joyful, Joyful Laura Hackett Joy (LIVE) 2010
I Saw The Light David Crowder Band A Collision 2005
Your Glory / Nothing But the Blood (Live) All Sons & Daughters Live 2013
The Lord Bless You and Keep You Michael W. Smith Hymns 2014
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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

phredd : November 13, 2015 8:53 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – November 13-15, 2015

5 Friendship Community Harmony Concert Sunday (Nov. 15) from 7-9pm at Forest Hills Mennonite Church in Leola. Featuring performances by: The Friendship Community Worship Team, Spare Parts, OMPH Children’s Choir, Landis Homes Men’s Ensemble, and Lancaster Mennonite Men’s Ensemble. A freewill offering will be collected and all proceeds benefit adults with developmental disabilities served by Friendship Community. More Info: www.friendshipcommunity.net

4 FREE F&M College Orchestra in Concert tomorrow (Saturday, November 14) 8pm at the Barshinger Center on the Campus of F&M College. More Info: FandM.edu

3 Building LEGOS and the Food Bank in Lititz tonight (Friday, November 13) 5-8pm at Beers and Hoffman Architecture, North Water Street in Lititz, PA. Bring canned food items for the Warwick/Lititz Community Food Drive and then stay and build with Thousands of Legos. More Info: 717-625-0400

2 Rock the Asylum Concert featuring Stuart Young and Mariah Keener, tomorrow (Saturday, November 14) 7-9:15pm at Lifepoint Church, Hillcrest Avenue in Harrisburg. Concert and FREE food. More Info: lifepointpa.org

1 The Beggar Folk in concert at Emmaus Road Cafe tomorrow (Sat. Nov. 14) beginning at 7pm.  The Beggar Folk are Josh and Trista Lamb, folk singer-songwriters from Lancaster. Emmaus Road Cafe is located on Lincoln Highway East in Lancaster. More Info: emmausroadcafe.org

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Encounter With Jesus-Smyrna

john : November 11, 2015 2:43 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Connection, today’s Encounter with Jesus examines His letter to the church at Smyrna.

In Revelation 2:9, His main message to this church is to commend them for their faithful witness. He says, “I know your afflictions and your poverty-yet you are rich.” “Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer.” “Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown of life.”

The witness of this church reveals that followers of Christ will, at times, face persecution for our faith.

Polycarp was the bishop at Smyrna, and when he was 86 years of age, he was pressured to acknowledge Caesar as Lord. But Polycarp would not bow to the pressure. He said, “Eighty-six years I have served Christ, and He never did me any wrong. How can I blaspheme my King who saved me?” As a result of his stand for Jesus, Polycarp became a martyr for the faith.

A daily connection with Christ inspires faith and courage for times of testing.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Encounter With Jesus-Letter To Ephesus

john : November 10, 2015 4:48 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Connection, today’s Encounter with Jesus examines His letter to the church at Ephesus.

It appears in Revelation 2. This is the first of seven churches to receive a message from the Lord. Each message is different, but they reflect the character of the same God who is loving and holy.

The main message to the church at Ephesus is this: “You have persevered and have endured hardships for my name, and have not grown weary. Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken your first love. Remember the height from which you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place.”

Here was a church that was still working for the Lord and enduring hardships. They were discerning truth from error among their teachers. However, over time, they lost their first love. They may have been going through the motions of the Christian life, but lost the delight of their service and their radiance.

Jesus loves this church, and because He cares, He calls them to return to the love they once had for Him-to recapture that sense of wonder of God’s amazing grace that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

A daily connection with Christ calls us back to our first love.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Some Sort of Rock Show

John Staffieri : November 8, 2015 7:55 pm : John Staffieri

It’s time for the November 8th episode of Some Sort of Rock Show!  Here’s your playlist:

Hour 1

Staring At the Sun – Roelant

Heartbeat – The Exchange

Reach for the Sky – Red Letter Hymnal

How To Live – The Great Transparency

Bring It On – Seventh Day Slumber

Destruction of Kings – Devin Williams

Alive – Tree63

Castaway – Chasen

Something to Say – The Red Airplanes

Never Going Back To OK – The Afters

I’m Not Running Away From This – Hearts Like Lions

The Worst Kind of Gods-ss – House of Heroes

Say It Like You Mean It – Switchfoot

Meant To Live – Switchfoot

Stay After Me – Ever Burning Bright

Fire And Fury – Skillet

Hour 2

Chasing Fears – Graceful Closure

Lonely Soul – I Anthem

Sayonara – Disciple

So Far Away – RED

Gallows – Dustin Kensrue

It Was You – The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

Mr. Roboto – Rapture Ruckus

Desperados – Andy Mineo

Hey, Hey – The Elms

Pretty Lies (feat. Matty Mullins) – VERIDIA

Falling Apart – Spoken

Hearing Voices – Anberlin

Porcelain – Bread of Stone

Glow In The Dark – Family Force 5

Come Alive – Attaboy

Get Back – Nine Lashes

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Praise & Worship Show Playlist

kristi : November 8, 2015 6:00 am : Kristi Leigh, music, Staff Pages
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Only You Satisfy Zach Jones Fuse 2005
More Than Anything All Sons & Daughters All Sons & Daughters 2014
More Than Life Jared Anderson Hope Of The Nations 2003
All I Want Is You Planetshakers Open Up The Gates 2004
All My Fountains Chris Tomlin Passion: Here For You 2011
Chasing After You Deluge Deeper (Integrity Compilation) 2008
One Thing Remains Jeremy Riddle Furious 2012
Satisfied About A Mile Satisfied 2014
We Are Hungry Jeff Deyo Surrender 2005
Your Grace Is Enough Jared Anderson 51 Must Have Modern Worship Hits 2007
Set a Fire Will Reagan & United Pursuit Endless Years 2012
One Thirst (feat. Jeremy Riddle & Steffany Frizzell) [Live] Bethel Live Be Lifted High (Deluxe Edition) [Live] 2011
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All I Want Is You Matt Papa Look & Live 2013
Oh How I Need You All Sons & Daughters The Longing 2012
Enough Chris Tomlin Not To Us 2002
Chasing You Bethel Music & Jenn Johnson Tides 2013
One Thirst and Hunger Jeremy Riddle Furious 2011
All Who Are Thirsty Kutless Strong Tower 2006
All I Need Rhett Walker Band Come To The River 2013
Without You Big Daddy Weave What I Was Made For 2006
My Portion Forever Matt Papa You Are Good 2006
All I Need (What A Privilege) Gateway Worship The More I Seek You 2010
More And More Of You (feat. Richie Fike, Jonathan Lee, Jennie Riddle) Worship Mob
My Everything Jesus Culture Jesus Culture Awakening: Live From Chicago 2011
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Without You Shane & Shane The One You Need 2012
You Are My Hope Cory Asbury Holy 2008
Without You Paul Baloche Offering of Worship 2004
All I Want Brenton Brown Our God Is Near 2011
Hungry (Falling On My Knees) Kathryn Scott Hungry 1999
Lord, I Need You (feat. Audrey Assad) Matt Maher All The People Said Amen 2013
Satisfy Me Heather Land Pouring It Out for You 2011
Breathe Michael W. Smith Worship 2002
All That I Need Sovereign Grace Music Valley Of Vision 2006
Thirst Phil Wickham The Ascension 2013
All We Need Charlie Hall Flying Into Daybreak 2006
My Portion And My Strength Ellie Holcomb As Sure As The Sun 2014
We Are Hungry Jesus Culture Jesus Culture Awakening: Live From Chicago 2011
My Everthing Gateway Worship The More I Seek You 2010
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Father You Are All We Need Citizens & Saints Join the Triumph 2014
Everything Tim Hughes Holding Nothing Back 2007
God He Reigns/All I Need is You Hillsong God He Reigns 2005
Holding Onto You Paul Colman Let It Go 2005
Chasing Charlie Hall On The Road To Beautiful 2003
Who You Are Desperation Band Who You Are 2006
I Need You Now (Live) Matt Redman Your Grace Finds Me (Live) 2013
You Are My Passion (feat. Kim Walker-Smith) Jesus Culture Come Away 2010
You Are My Everything Aaron Gillespie Anthem Song 2011
My Portion (Ps 73) Shane & Shane Everything Is Different 2009
You Are My One Thing (Live) Bethel Music & Hannah McClure We Will Not Be Shaken (Live) [Deluxe Edition] 2015
Desperate People Hillsong United All Of The Above 2006
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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

phredd : November 6, 2015 8:53 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – November 6-8, 2015

5 The story of Florence Nightingale presented buy Hinkletown Youth Fellowship tomorrow (Saturday, November 7) at 7 pm and Sunday (November 8) at 2 & 7pm at Cocalico Middle School. This is the story of the courageous woman who organized the nursing of sick and wounded solders and influenced modern nursing. A free will offering will be taken. More Info: www.hinkletownmennonitechurch.org

4 Fall Bazaar & Craft show, tonight (Friday, Nov 6) 6p-9p & Saturday (Nov 7) from 8am-2pm at Lititz UMC, East Market Street in Lititz. Crafts, Vendors, Antiques, Homemade soup, and a Silent Auction for a Doll House. Bring a canned food item for the Lititz Community chest. More Info:717-626-2710

3 The Lancaster County Department of Parks & Recreation is hosting nighttime star watches conducted by the Astronomy Enthusiasts of Lancaster County (AELC) tonight (Fri. Nov. 6) from 7-9pm at Lancaster County Central Park.  The star watches will provide an understanding of the moon, planets, stars and star clusters, galaxies, constellations, comets and different types of nebulae. These objects will be viewed through telescopes set up by club members. To Register for this free event and for More Info:717-295-2055

2 First Friday in Lancaster – arts extravaganza – tonight (Friday, November 6) 5 to 9pm. Discover innovative exhibitions, performances, artisan studios, museums, performing groups, and more in Downtown Lancaster. More Info: http://www.visitlancastercity.com/first-friday/

1 13th Annual Open House at Eastland Alpacas  tomorrow (Sat. Nov 7) 10am-4pm in Mount Joy. Tour the farm and get up close and personal with over 100 alpacas. Feed the Alpacas – Lead an Alpaca – Visit with a newborn cria – Take a Wagon Ride around the Farm – Learn about Alpacas – Watch an Obstacle Course Demonstration by the “Alpacas with an Agenda 4-H Club”
and more.  Kids Cookie Break Broadcasting Live 9-noon. More Info: www.eastlandalpacas.com

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Relationship Building Principle-Sharing Good Things

john : November 4, 2015 5:36 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Relationship-Building Principle comes from Galatians 6:6.

“Anyone who receives instruction in the word must share all good things with his instructor.”

There are at least three ways in which students of God’s Word can share all good things with our instructors.

The first way is to support them financially. According to the Bible, the worker is worth their wages, and this is true of those who work hard among us to teach us God’s Word. This will encourage our instructors to continue their good work as God provides their needs through our giving.

Another way to share good things with our instructor is to tell them how we are applying their lessons of faith into our lives. It shows we are attentive and receptive to their words. This reflects spiritual growth through their ministry.

Another way we can share good things with our instructor is to tell them how their teaching is shaping our character into the likeness of Jesus Christ. This reflects the good fruit of their ministry.

Sharing good things with our instructor is a vital relationship-building principle to take to heart in the Year of Connection.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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