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Reason To Believe-The Contribution of Christian Influence

john : August 16, 2016 6:11 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Exploration, today’s Reason to Believe is the contribution of Christian influence in the world.

Tim Keller has said that “the Christian worldview has made foundational contributions to our own culture that may not be readily apparent.”

As we look at history, we see how compassion prompted followers of Jesus to start orphanages, hospitals, and rescue missions.

Many colleges in our nation (including Ivy League schools) began with a Christian foundation.

Through the influence of Christ’s followers, slavery was abolished in some nations.

And missionaries have traveled to other nations to spread the message of salvation through Jesus Christ.

Many of these influences in society are still vibrant today, focusing on healing, serving, educating, and building communities for the glory of God. These are some of the ways that Christians have followed the words of Jesus to serve as salt in the earth and light in the world.

The contribution of Christian influence to our communities is a reason to believe in God’s good news.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Praise & Worship Show Playlist

kristi : August 14, 2016 6:00 am : Kristi Leigh, music, Staff Pages

See the lineup below for the Mountain Edition of the Praise & Worship Show.  Email me for the detailed playlist.

Kristi Leigh – WJTL DJ
Kristi@WJTL.com

Song Title Artist Year
6:00 a.m.
The Ascension Phil Wickham 2013
Ascend (feat. William Matthews) Bethel Music 2013
Only You Hillsong Live 2013
This I Know Crowder 2014
Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee Charlie Hall 2004
Psalm 95 Matt Papa 2006
When I Speak Your Name (feat. Kari Jobe) Klaus 2008
Healing Is In Your Hands Christy Nockels 2010
Come Thou Fount (Above All Else) Shane & Shane 2014
Love Came Down Brian Johnson 2010
I Could Sing of Your Love Forever Delirious 1997
Future/Past John Mark McMillan 2014
Scenes Charlie Hall 2008
7:00 a.m.
Almighty God Tim Hughes 2007
Who You Are Desperation Band 2006
Always Kristian Stanfill 2011
The Fathers Heart Bellarive 2012
At Your Name Tim Hughes 2011
A City On A Hill The City Harmonic 2013
How Great Thou Art Paul Baloche 2007
Mighty To Save Hillsong 2006
Majestic Lincoln Brewster 2005
Did You Feel the Mountains Tremble? (with Martin Smith) [Live] Jesus Culture 2011
King of My Heart John Mark & Sarah McMillan 2015
It is Well (feat. Kristene DiMarco) Bethel Music 2014
8:00 a.m.
Let There Be Light Bryan & Katie Torwalt 2016
In Your Presence (feat. Kim Walker-Smith) [Live] Jesus Culture 2016
Unstoppable God Elevation Worship 2015
You Are Good (feat. Brian Johnson) Bethel Live 2011
Remember Passion 2016
Mountain Hillsong Worship 2014
Mountain Of God Third Day 2005
Day After Day Kristian Stanfill 2011
Mountaintop The City Harmonic 2012
Strong God Meredith Andrews 2013
Call to Worship Matt Redman 2002
Almighty God (feat. Candi Pearson Shelton) Todd Fields 2012
Mt. Zion (feat. Jonathan David Helser) Cageless Bird 2014
9:00 a.m.
Lift Your Head Weary Sinner (Chains) Crowder 2014
King of Love I Am They 2015
Waiting Here For You Christy Nockels 2011
Same Power Jeremy Camp 2015
Unshakable Deluge 2010
Glorious Kings Kaleidoscope 2014
Rising (A Song Of Ascent) Charlie Hall 2010
Sovereign Chris Tomlin 2013
One Thing Remains (Studio Version) (feat. Passion) Kristian Stanfill 2012
Mighty Kristene DiMarco 2015
Great I Am (feat. Jared Anderson) New Life Worship 2011
Hope and Glory Tim Hughes 2015
You Hold It All (Every Mountain) Newsboys 2016
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Some Sort Of Rock Show

promojohn : August 12, 2016 8:30 pm : John Staffieri

Here’s your playlist for the August 12th/14th episode of Some Sort of Rock Show:

Hour 1

  1. Run Devil Run – Crowder
  2. I Need Someone – 7eventh Time Down
  3. Madness – Citizens & Saints
  4. Long Last – Foreverlin
  5. Wasn’t Enough – XXI
  6. Voices In The Night – Silverline
  7. Out of the Fire – Audio Adrenaline
  8. Safety (featuring Stephen Christian) – Fireflight
  9. Incomplete – Thousand Foot Krutch
  10. Supersonic – Family Force 5
  11. Roses – I Anthem
  12. The Fallback – Sumerlin
  13. Feel Invincible – Skillet
  14. Back From the Dead – Skillet
  15. Bummin’ – Relient K

Hour 2

  1. Float – Switchfoot
  2. Bottle Rocket – House of Heroes
  3. Til the Day I Die – TobyMac (FEAT. NF)
  4. Tell The World (feat. Mali Music) – Lecrae
  5. Yours Again  – RED
  6. Holding On – We Are Vessel
  7. Don’t Bring That Trouble – NEEDTOBREATHE
  8. Adam’s Son – Rhett Walker Band
  9. Far Far Away – Five Iron Frenzy
  10. Black Honey – Thrice

//Graceful Closure Interview

  1. Chasing Fears – Graceful Closure
  2. Choices – Graceful Closure
  3. Be My Escape – Relient K

 

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Five Fun Free Things To Do August 12-14, 2016

phredd : August 12, 2016 8:53 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – August 12-14, 2016

5. Twenty-Third Annual Ice Cream Festival tomorrow (Saturday, August 13) 11am-5pm at Baughman Memorial United Methodist Church, Bridge Street, New Cumberland . Homemade ice cream, pie a la mode, Concerts by Keystone Concert Band, West Shore Youth Band and CCM Group Raspberry Carpet. More Info: BaughmanUMC.org

4 Cornwall United Methodist Church Peach Festival, Tonight (Friday August 12) 5-7:30pm at the Church on Freeman Drive in Cornwall. Peach Sundaes, Peach Cobbler, Peach Pies, Children’s Carnival, bounc houses, music and more. More Info: www.cornwallchurch.org

3 Praise In The Park at Myerstown Community Park, tomorrow (Saturday, August 13) 9am-2:30pm. Children’s games, live music, puppets shows, and a juggler. More Info: at the WJTL.com events page.

2 Fifty-Sixth Annual Chicken Barbecue, Car Show & Auction tomorrow (Saturday, August 13) 9am-4pm at Cross Keys Village in New Oxford, PA.  Classic Cars, Hot Rods and more.  More Info: CrossKeysVillage.org

1 Free family movie night tonight (Fri. August 12) at 7pm at The Junction Center. Free tickets available at the door. Come early to ride the pedal cars and a meet and greet with Jesse Rothacker and a couple of his Forgotten Friend Reptiles. More Info: The Junction Center tab of WJTL.com

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Q and A-How Can I Draw Near To God?

john : August 11, 2016 5:04 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Q and A Segment explores the question “How can I draw near to God?”

The writer of Psalm 73:28 said, “As for me, it is good to be near God. I have made the Sovereign LORD my refuge.”

You can sense peace and security in that statement, and when we experience that kind of intimacy with God, we recognize that there is no better place to be.

But sometimes we might feel far away from God. This might happen because trouble surrounds us. We need help, yet we feel alone. Those are times to speak truth to ourselves. This is what the writer of Psalm 42 said in a similar situation. He said, “Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.”

At other times, we might feel far away from God because we have moved. In those cases, James 4:7 gives us this insight for moving closer to God. “Submit yourselves then to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Come near to God, and he will come near to you.”

Submission to God moves us closer to God where we can experience His peace once again in the Year of Exploration.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Q and A-The Olympics and Bema Seat Connection

john : August 10, 2016 5:06 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Q and A Segment explores the question, “What is the connection between the judgment seat of Christ and the Olympics?”

Second Corinthians 5:10 says that we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him, for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.” Romans 14:12 says that each of us will give an account of ourselves to God.

This judgment seat of Christ is sometimes described as the Bema Seat. In Greek culture, the Bema seat was the place where the judges gave out awards after athletic competitions. This might be compared to the Olympic ceremonies where various medals are awarded to athletes.

A day is coming when believers in Christ will appear at the judgment seat of Christ to have our lives evaluated for the deeds we have done in the body. This is not a judgment to evaluate salvation. That is settled through faith in Jesus. The judgment seat of Christ will determine rewards, based on various types of faithful service.

The judgment seat of Christ is a future reality that motivates us to run for the prize of God’s lasting crown in the Year of Exploration.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Some Sort Of Rock Show

promojohn : August 7, 2016 3:57 pm : John Staffieri

Your playlist for your August 5th & 7th episode as we celebrate Some Sort of Rock Show turning 3 years old:

2013

7.  Gravity Bomb – I Am Empire

6.  Space Cadet – After Edmund

5.  Break The World – Nine Lashes

4.  Throw It Away – Manafest—

3.  Eye On It – TobyMac

2.  Sick Of It – Skillet

1.  Light Up The Sky – Thousand Foot Krutch

2014

7.  The River – Decyfer Down

6.  We Are The Brave – VERIDIA

5.  We Are The Broken – Seventh Day Slumber

4.  You Can’t Stop Me – Andy Mineo

3.  Radical – Disciple

2.  Nuthin’ – Lecrea

1.  Hearing Voices – Anberlin

2015

7.  Staring At The Sun – Roelant

6.  Breathe Again – Spoken

5.  Mr. Roboto – Rapture Ruckus

4.  Sweep The Leg – Family Force 5

3.  Mercy – Ravenhill

2.  Resuscitate – Fireflight

1.  Darkest Part – RED

2016

7.  Wasn’t Enough – XXI

6.  Run Devil Run – Crowder

5.  Bummin’ – Relient K 

4.  I Just Wanna Know – NF

3.  Don’t Bring That Trouble – NEEDTOBREATHE

2.  Float – Switchfoot 

1.  Black Honey – Thrice

 

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Praise & Worship Show Playlist

kristi : August 7, 2016 6:00 am : Kristi Leigh, music, Staff Pages

It’s a Twin Spin edition of the Praise & Worship Show tomorrow!  See the pairs below including brand new songs from Leeland’s “Invisible” project, a duo of covers by Rita Springer, two from Zealand Worship and more.

Name

Artist

Album

Year

6:00 a.m.

Great Are You Lord

All Sons & Daughters

All Sons & Daughters

2014

Christ Be All Around Me

All Sons & Daughters

All Sons & Daughters

2014

What Joy Is Found

Jeremy Riddle

Full Attention

2007

In Your Light (feat. Jeremy Riddle)

Bethel Live

For The Sake Of The World

2012

Shining

Phil Wickham

Cannons

2007

Your Love Awakens Me

Phil Wickham

Children Of God

2016

In Your Presence (feat. Kim Walker-Smith) [Live]

Jesus Culture

Let It Echo (Live)

2016

Spirit Break Out (Live)

Kim Walker-Smith

Still Believe (Live)

2015

Come Everyone

Brian and Jenn Johnson

We Believe

2006

Have It All

Bethel Music & Brian Johnson

Have It All

2016

Let It Be Jesus (feat. Passion)

Christy Nockels

Passion: Take It All (Deluxe Edition)

2014

Sing Along

Christy Nockels

Into The Glorious

2012

7:00 a.m.

Come Thou Fount (Above All Else)

Shane & Shane

The Worship Initiative, Vol. 1

2014

Before the Throne of God Above

Shane & Shane

Pages

2007

I Can Only Imagine

Rita Springer

Effortless

2002

Rain Down

Rita Springer

I Have To Believe

2005

Emmanuel

Martin Smith

Back To The Start

2014

Back To The Start (Gods Great Dance Floor)

Martin Smith

Gods Great Dance Floor Step 1

2013

I Am Free

Jared Anderson

51 Must Have Modern Worship Hits

2007

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

Forever

Kari Jobe

Majestic

2014

This I Believe

Hillsong Worship

No Other Name

2015

O Praise The Name

Hillsong Worship

Open Heaven River Wild

2016

Perfect Love

Leeland

Invisible

2016

Lion and the Lamb

Leeland

Invisible

2016

8:00 a.m.

At The Cross (Love Ran Red)

Chris Tomlin

Love Ran Red

2015

Jesus Loves Me

Chris Tomlin

Love Ran Red

2014

Fierce (feat. Chris Quilala) [Live]

Jesus Culture

Let It Echo (Live)

2016

One Thing Remains (feat. Chris Quilala)

Jesus Culture

Come Away

2010

Alive

Hillsong Young & Free

We Are Young & Free

2013

Wake

Hillsong Young & Free

We Are Young & Free

2014

After All (Holy)

David Crowder Band

Give Us Rest-A Requiem Mass In C (The Happiest of All The Keys)

2012

How He Loves

David Crowder Band

Passion: Awakening

2010

King of My Heart

John Mark & Sarah McMillan

You Are the Avalanche – EP

2015

Future / Past

John Mark McMillan

Borderland

2014

Here I Am To Worship

Tim Hughes

Here I Am To Worship

2002

Pocketful of Faith

Tim Hughes

Pocketful of Faith

2015

9:00 a.m.

God of Miracles (Live)

Chris McClarney

Everything and Nothing Less (Live)

2015

Everything and Nothing Less (feat. Chris McClarney) [Live]

Jesus Culture

Let It Echo (Live)

2016

My Heart Is Yours (feat. Passion)

Kristian Stanfill

Passion: Take It All

2014

The Stand

Kristian Stanfill

Passion: Awakening (Deluxe Edition)

2010

Holy Spirit

Bryan & Katie Torwalt

Here On Earth

2011

Let There Be Light

Bryan & Katie Torwalt

Let There Be Light – Single

2016

Good Good Father (feat. Phil Joel)

Zealand Worship

Zealand Worship – The EP

2015

Your Love Is Wild

Zealand Worship

Your Love Is Wild

2016

Ever Be

Aaron Shust

Ever Be

2016

God Of Brilliant Lights

Aaron Shust

Morning Rises

2013

Unstoppable God

Elevation Worship

Wake Up The Wonder

2015

God Who Answers Prayer

Elevation Worship

God With Us

2009

Christ In Me

Jeremy Camp

I Will Follow

2016

Same Power

Jeremy Camp

I Will Follow

2015

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Five Fun Free Things To Do August 5-7, 2016

phredd : August 5, 2016 8:53 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – August 5-7, 2016

5 The Pennsylvania Artist Blacksmiths’ Association annual “Blacksmith Day” tomorrow (Saturday, August 6) from 9am to 4pm at Old Dry Road Farm in Wernersville. Forging demonstrations, a hands-on instruction area, a children’s activities, and a forging contest among the blacksmiths.  More Info: pabasite.org

4 25th Season of St. Peter’s Musical Arts Concert Series featuring Lancaster British Brass Band at the church on Delp Road in Lancaster Sunday (August 6) at 7pm. Dr. Stephen Allen conducts the Lancaster British Brass Band in a program borrowing from classics, marches, hymns, pop arrangements, solos, and original compositions. More Info: StPetersLutheran.org

3 The Annville-Cleona Washington Band is celebrating their 160th Birthday Sunday (August 7) at 2pm at the Annville-Cleona High School auditorium. Bring your instrument along and play with the band during the second half. More Info: WashingtonBand.com

2 Free Leola Community Waterslide Day on Sunday (August 7) From 1 to 4pm at the Zion Lutheran Church in Leola. Bring your towels. Free food, 4 huge waterslides, and more. No registration required. Bring your lawn chairs. More Info: ZionLeola.org

1 Lancaster Family Fest tomorrow (Saturday Aug. 6) 10am-2pm at Musser Park in Lancaster. Over 20 local Foster Care and Adoption Agenecies on hand to raise awareness and to celebrate local Foster Families.  Free games & activities, Food trucks, Cavod Academy of the Arts, Juggler Chris Ivey and more.  KCB pop up party with games, free goodies and Lisa Broadcasting Live. More Info: LancasterFamilyDay.com

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Reason To Believe-Dove

john : August 3, 2016 4:47 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Exploration, today’s Reason to Believe is the dove.

This bird is a powerful symbol of the Christian faith in various ways.

The dove is a symbol of peace. After the storm in Noah’s day, it was a dove that brought back an olive branch signifying peace and the new start that God was offering the world.

The dove is a symbol of purity. Perhaps that is why Jesus instructed us to be innocent as doves as we share His gospel.

The dove is also a symbol of faithfulness. Turtle doves have a tendency to have one mate for life.

The dove is also a symbol for the Holy Spirit. At Jesus’ baptism, the Holy Spirit descended on Jesus in bodily form like a dove. Since doves tend to hover, that is probably how the Holy Spirit descended on Jesus, hovering over Him.

The characteristics of the dove highlight various dimensions of the Christian faith and are reasons to believe in God’s good news.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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