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Q and A-Who was Asaph and what was his struggle?

john : September 13, 2016 5:03 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Q and A Segment explores the question, “Who was Asaph and what was his struggle?”

Asaph was a gifted musician in the time of David, and he used music as a tool to glorify God.

But Asaph lost focus at one point in his life, and he wrote about it in Psalm 73. In his testimony, he recalled, “I envied the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.” He started to perceive their lives on the other side of the fence as having no struggles, free from burdens, and with healthy bodies. He said, “This is what the wicked are like-always carefree, they increase in wealth.” This perspective led him to false thinking, and it is the kind of path that might tempt us if we perceive the same things. He said, “Surely in vain have I kept my heart pure.”

But before he went further down this path of envy, something gave him perspective. He entered the sanctuary of God. Then he understood their final destiny. The result was a celebration of being in relationship with God. He said to the LORD, “You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory.”

Asaph’s journey shows how an eternal perspective brings clarity when we come to God in a place of worship in the Year of Exploration.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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What kind of bug would you be?

kristi : September 13, 2016 12:15 am : Kristi Leigh, Staff Pages

Kristi and Butterfly

I recently visited the new Butterfly Atrium at the Hershey Gardens with my family.  It’s a wonderful place, perfectly setup as a walk-through experience inside a butterfly’s world.  There were colorful flowers and plants, a little stream, and big chunks of fruit set out, where butterflies lounged and filled up on nectar.  There were all kinds of butterflies: from teeny tiny ones to ginormous.  We walked through on the path, watching each step since the butterflies roam free, flitting to and from wherever they please.  While may were in flight from here to there at any given time, we found some hanging from flowers, others clung to the windows, and a few liked to plop down right in the middle of the path.  Everyone carefully approached to get a close look at their wings and take some pictures of these amazing creatures.  I was thinking how special the experience was…and how different it would be if it were any other bug.  I mean, nobody wants to visit all sorts and sizes of spiders in their natural habitat!  There’s something about butterflies that makes us feel comfortable and even a little mystified.  Then…out of no where, a butterfly landed right on my nose!  And do you know what happened?  Nobody shooed it off.  No one rolled up a news paper to swat it.  And I had zero urges to flick it away.  Instead, everyone responded with incredible delight, treating me as specially chosen by this butterfly.  Phones and cameras emerged and we all giggled until it finally detached its sticky little feet from my face and flew away.  It would have been so different if it were any other bug.

In the days after that experience, I’ve wondered how people would respond to me if I were a bug.  Are there qualities about me that sting like a bee?  or smell like a stink bug?  or cause concern like a mosquito?  Do I have a problem with boundaries like ants at a picnic or drone on loudly like a locust? I hope not!  I really want to be like a butterfly.  I want people to feel at ease–and even special if I come close.  And the good news is: God wants us to be like that, too!  The fruit of His Spirit certainly makes us beautifully attractive: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.  (Galatians 5:22-23)  None of those are scary or intimidating–and we are marked by those qualities because of Jesus living in our hearts.  If you don’t feel like those things describe you very well, I’ve got more good news: Jesus Christ makes us into a new creation.  (2 Corinthians 5:17)  The old stuff is gone–and we are transformed.  That’s something butterflies can relate to! 🙂

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Praise & Worship Show Playlist

kristi : September 11, 2016 6:00 am : Kristi Leigh, music, Staff Pages

Name

Artist

Album

Year

6:00 a.m.

Another Hallelujah

Lincoln Brewster

All To You…Live

2005

Hallelujah Jesus

Evan Wickham

Mysterious Things

2005

Indescribable

Laura Story

Great God Who Saves

2008

Great I Am (feat. Jared Anderson)

New Life Worship

You Hold It All

2011

Better Is One Day

Charlie Hall

Better Is One Day

1999

Before the Throne of God Above

Shane & Shane

Pages

2007

Be Still And Know

Christy Nockels

Deeper (Integrity Music)

2008

Lord Have Mercy

Eoghan Heaslip

Celtic Worship – Live From Ireland 2

2007

Revelation Song (feat. Kari Jobe)

Gateway Worship

Cover The Earth

2006

Throne Of Praise

Phillips  Craig & Dean

Above It All

2015

Agnus Dei

Michael W. Smith

Worship

2001

7:00 a.m.

10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord) (feat. Passion)

Matt Redman

Passion: White Flag

2012

King of My Heart

John Mark & Sarah McMillan

You Are the Avalanche – EP

2015

Ever Be (Live)

Bethel Music & Kalley Heiligenthal

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

2015

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

Leeland

Christ Be All Around Me – Live

2014

Come Thou Fount

All Sons & Daughters

Prone To Wander: A Collection of Hymns

Good Good Father

Chris Tomlin

(iTunes single)

2015

Mighty 

Kristene DiMarco

Mighty

2015

Let There Be Light

Bellarive

Before There Was

2014

Touch The Sky

Hillsong United

Empires

2015

God of Miracles (Live)

Chris McClarney

Everything and Nothing Less (Live)

2015

Because He Lives

Matt Maher

Saints & Sinners

2014

My Victory

Crowder

American Prodigal

2016

Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)

Hillsong United

Zion

2013

8:00 a.m.

Children Of Light

Kristian Stanfill

Passion: Let The Future Begin

2013

You Are The Fire

Michael W. Smith

Sovereign

2014

Endless Hallelujah

Matt Redman

10,000 Reasons

2011

Great Redeemer

Eoghan Heaslip

Grace In The Wilderness

2004

Great Are You Lord

All Sons & Daughters

All Sons & Daughters

2014

Above All Things

Rebecca St. James

Rebecca St. James

1994

Came To The Rescue

Hillsong United

United We Stand

2005

Forever (feat. Brian Johnson)

Bethel Music

Tides

2013

At The Cross (Love Ran Red)

Chris Tomlin

Love Ran Red

2015

Remember

Passion

Salvations Tide Is Rising

2016

Resurrected One

SisterBrother

Into The Light

2014

Holy Spirit

Bryan & Katie Torwalt

Here On Earth

2011

9:00 a.m.

It is Well (feat. Kristene DiMarco)

Bethel Music

You Make Me Brave (Live)

2014

Jesus, Only Jesus

Phillips, Craig & Dean

Above It All

2014

One Thirst and Hunger

Jeremy Riddle

Furious

2011

Praise Him

Aaron Gillespie

Grace Through The Wandering

2014

The Lion And The Lamb

Big Daddy Weave

Beautiful Offerings

2016

Your Love Is Wild

Zealand Worship

Your Love Is Wild

2016

Unstoppable God

Elevation Worship

Wake Up The Wonder

2015

Your Love Awakens Me

Phil Wickham

Children Of God

2016

Revive Us Again

Charlie Hall Band

The Death of Death

2013

My Glorious-Sing To The King (feat. Laura Story)

Eoghan Heaslip

Worship Project H2.14

2005

Have It All

Bethel Music & Brian Johnson

Have It All

2016

Countless Wonders

Chris Tomlin

Burning Lights

2013

My Delight Is In You

Christy Nockels

Passion: Let The Future Begin

2013

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Some Sort Of Rock Show

promojohn : September 9, 2016 8:00 pm : John Staffieri

Playlist for September 9th/11th, 2016

Hour 1

  1. Okay  – LoveLike Violence
  2. Roses – I Anthem
  3. Birds Will Never Fly – Come Wind
  4. You and Me Both – The Classic Crime
  5. Beyond The Stars – Spoken
  6. Incomplete – Thousand Foot Krutch
  7. Oh Lord – NF
  8. Falling All Over – I Am Spartacus
  9. Madness – Citizens & Saints
  10. Unshaken – Attaboy
  11. Run Devil Run – Crowder
  12. Reach for the Sky – Red Letter Hymnal
  13. Bummin’ – Relient K
  14. Sadie Hawkins Dance – Relient K
  15. Don’t Bring That Trouble – NEEDTOBREATHE

Hour 2

  1. Black Honey – Thrice
  2. Live While I’m Alive – Flagship Armada
  3. Saved My Soul – Audio Adrenaline
  4. Anthem Song – Aaron Gillespie
  5. Way You Love Me – XXI
  6. Angels & Demons – Disciple
  7. Hunger Strike – Seventh Day Slumber
  8. Strive – Found in the Fury
  9. Someday – Plankeye
  10. These Hands – Hearts Like Lions
  11. Feel Invincible – Skillet
  12. Sweep the Leg – Family Force 5
  13. Loving Led – ILIA
  14. Speak  – Foreverlin
  15. Til the Day I Die – TobyMac (FEAT. NF)
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Five Fun Free Things To Do September 9-11, 2016

phredd : September 9, 2016 8:53 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
September 9-11, 2016

5 East Petersburg Day 2016 tonight and tomorrow (Friday & Saturday, Sept 16 & 17) at East Petersburg Community Park. Musicians, face painting, balloon bending, dance presentations, hoola hoop contest, a TV giveaway, whoopie pie eating contests, a chili cook-off and more. For times and More Info: EastPetersburgDay.com

4 Hershey Farm Restaurant & Inn Annual Whoopie Pie Festival tomorrow (Saturday, Sept 10) 10am-4pm in Strasburg. Over 100 different Whoopie Pie flavors, Whoopie Pie themed games and events, Crafters and artisians and more. More Info:  www.whoopiepiefestival.com

3 PRAISE JAM 2016 tonight (Friday, Sept. 9) from 7-10pm at Grace Point Church of the Nazarene. An evening of Praise & Worship featuring local worship teams from the area. Also, ‘Piercing Word’ drama group.  Cafe’ will be open and all proceeds will go to ‘Susquehanna Valley Pregnancy Center’. More Info: ephratanazarene.org

2 Hempfield’s 18th Annual Community Days tomorrow and Sunday (Sat. Sept. 10 & Sun. Sept. 11) at Hempfield Park. Car show, fireworks, music, crafts, kid zone activities, a variety of foods, and more. More Info: HempfieldTwp.com

1 Landis Homes Fellowship Days tomorrow (Saturday, Sept 10) 9am-3pm at Landis Homes, East Oregon Rd, Lititz. Train Rides, Face Painting, animals, bouncy castle, Lisa and Grandma Landis  and Kids Cookie Break broadcasting live in the morning. More Info landishomes.org

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Q and A-Role of Spiritual Leaders

john : September 8, 2016 8:22 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Q and A Segment explores the question, “What is the role of spiritual leadership in the church?”

Ephesians 4:11 tells us that it was Jesus who gave gifts for “some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service.”

The purpose of teachers and preachers is to proclaim God’s word in a way that accurately represents God’s character and mobilizes God’s people to live out the Christian faith in acts of service.

As God’s word is faithfully proclaimed, the church body will grow in a number of ways:

According to Ephesians 4:12, the body of Christ will be built up. This implies that the faith of the church will grow stronger.

According to verse 13, the church will be unified in the faith.

And according to the same verse, the church will become mature in the faith so that we can reflect Jesus in our witness.

Leadership sets the tone for the church to grow together in faith and to express our faith through love in the Year of Exploration.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Reason To Believe-People All Over The World

john : September 8, 2016 8:08 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Exploration, today’s Reason to Believe is people all over the world.

Today, there are over 7.1 billion people in the world, and God is the creator of each person who lives on the face of the earth at this time.

Psalm 145, verse 9 tells us that “ the LORD is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.”

The LORD knew about each one of us before we were born, He knew what we needed, and He provided a way for us to live forever with Him when He sent Jesus to the world.

The writer of Psalm 95 acknowledged God as Creator and responded with worship. Verse 6 says, “Come let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker; for he is our God.” Our breathing proves that we exist, but our worship reflects that we thrive for the glory of God.

The people of the world have been made in the image of God, and were made to bring glory to God. The existence of people on the earth is a reason to believe in God’s good news.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Q and A-Made In God’s Image

john : September 2, 2016 4:30 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Q and A Segment explores the question, “What does it mean to be made in God’s image?”

In Genesis 1:26, God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air.”

Here we see the creation of humans set apart from the animal kingdom. Humans have been uniquely made in God’s image.

That reflection was marred in a moral sense when sin entered the human race, but according to James 3:9, humans are still being made in God’s likeness.

There are several ways in which we are made in God’s likeness. God communicated when He created us. And we have the capacity to communicate by putting our thoughts into words.

God also gave us the capacity to reason. In Isaiah 1:18, He says to humans, “Let us reason together.”

God also gave us the capacity for love. The Bible tells us that God is love, and He also demonstrated His love for us by sending Jesus to the world. First John 4:19 says, “We love because he first loved us.”

These are some of the ways we are made in God’s image in the Year of Exploration.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do – September 2-4, 2016

phredd : September 2, 2016 9:53 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
September 2-4, 2016

5 The 159-year-old Perseverance Band of Lebanon will perform on  Sunday (Sept. 4) from 4-6pm at Coleman Memorial Park. Lawn chairs recommended. More Info: PerseveranceBand.org

4 Freedom Fall Festival tomorrow, Saturday (Sept. 3) from 10am-4pm at The Freedom Center in Windsor, PA. Car Show, 3 Bands of Live Music, Kids Zone, Food, Crafts, Merchandise Vendors, and more. More Info: TFCWindsor.org

3 The Hospice Labor Day Auction at the Solanco Fairgrounds tomorrow (Saturday, September 3) and Monday, September 5 beginning at 7:30am both days. Family-friendly free event.  All proceeds directly benefit patients and families receiving care from Hospice. More Info: HospiceandCommunityCare.org

2 First Friday in Lancaster tonight  (Sept 1) – 5 to 9 pm in downtown Lancaster. Discover innovative exhibitions, performances and a few surprises. Art galleries, museums, performing groups, professional theater, and more from Lancaster’s arts community. More Info: VisitLancasterCity.com

1 29th Annual Heart of Lancaster Arts and Craft Show Saturday and Sunday (Sep 3 & 4) 10am to 4pm at Roots Market, Graystone Rd, Manheim. 200 Juried Artists, Live Domonstrations, music and more. Rain or shine, free parking and admission.  More Info: HeartofLancasterArtsandCraftShow.com

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Praise & Worship Show Playlist

kristi : August 28, 2016 6:00 am : Kristi Leigh, music, Staff Pages

See the playlist below; and email me if you’d like it emailed to you with all the album details.

Kristi Leigh – WJTL DJ

Kristi@WJTL.com

 

Name

Artist

Album

Year

6:00 a.m.

 

 

 

King of My Heart

Leeland

Invisible

2016

Love Song

Jason Morant

Abandon

2004

Who You Are

Desperation Band

Who You Are

2006

You Alone

David Crowder Band

The Lime CD

2004

Revive Us Again

Charlie Hall Band

The Death of Death

2013

How He Loves

John Mark McMillan

The Medicine

2010

Spirit Break Out (Live)

Kim Walker-Smith

Still Believe (Live)

2015

Sovereign Over Us

Michael W. Smith

Sovereign

2014

This I Believe

Hillsong Worship

No Other Name

2015

Our Father (feat. Jenn Johnson)

Bethel Live

For The Sake Of The World

2012

Hallelujah Jesus

Evan Wickham

Mysterious Things

2005

7:00 a.m.

 

 

 

Holy Spirit

Bryan & Katie Torwalt

Here On Earth

2011

Your Glory / Nothing But the Blood (Live)

All Sons & Daughters

Live

2013

Great I Am (feat. Jared Anderson)

New Life Worship

You Hold It All

2011

Revelation Song (feat. Kari Jobe)

Gateway Worship

Cover The Earth

2006

Here Is Love (feat. Brian Johnson)

Bethel Live

Here Is Love

2009

Blessed Be Your Name

Matt Redman

Where Angels Fear To Tread

2002

Forever

Chris Tomlin

The Noise We Make

2001

Faithful

Sisterbrother

SisterBrother

2011

Good Good Father

Housefires

Housefires II

2014

Simple Gospel (Live)

United Pursuit

Simple Gospel (Live)

2015

8:00 a.m.

 

 

 

Jesus, We Love You (Live)

Bethel Music & Paul McClure

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

2015

Heres My Heart

Crowder

Passion: Let The Future Begin

2013

My Heart Is Yours (feat. Passion)

Kristian Stanfill

Passion: Take It All

2014

Brokenness Aside

All Sons & Daughters

Season One

2012

Come Thou Fount (Above All Else)

Shane & Shane

The Worship Initiative, Vol. 1

2014

Sparrow

Audrey Assad

Heart

2011

Create In Me

Rend Collective

The Art of Celebration

2014

All My Fountains

Chris Tomlin

Passion: Here For You

2011

This Is Amazing Grace

Jeremy Riddle

Bethel Live: For The Sake Of The World

2012

It is Well (feat. Kristene DiMarco)

Bethel Music

You Make Me Brave (Live)

2014

9:00 a.m.

 

 

 

10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord) (feat. Passion)

Matt Redman

Passion: White Flag

2012

Open The Eyes Of My Heart

Paul Baloche

The Writers Collection

2008

Sing Along

Christy Nockels

Into The Glorious

2012

Jesus Paid It All

Kristian Stanfill

Passion: Everything Glorious

2006

You Are So Good To Me

Third Day

Offerings 2 — All I Have To Give

2003

Psalm 134 (Bless the Lord)

Robbie Seay Band

Psalms LP

2015

Open Up The Heavens

Meredith Andrews

Open Up The Heavens

2014

One Thirst and Hunger

Jeremy Riddle

Furious

2011

Jesus, Only Jesus

Matt Redman

Passion: Let The Future Begin

2013

Heartbeats

Hillsong UNITED

Zion (Deluxe Edition)

2013

Sing and Shout (feat. Matt Redman) 

Passion

Passion: Take It All (Deluxe Edition / Live)

2014

My Soul Sings

Delirious

Kingdom Of Comfort

2008

Beautiful

Phil Wickham

Cannons

2007

King Of My Heart

John Mark McMillan

The Avalanche EP

2016

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