Lesson of Faith-The Great Confession

john : January 7, 2013 4:12 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – 2013 is a Year to Remember at WJTL. Since faith remembers God,  we will reflect on matters of historical and Biblical significance so that we might learn from the past and grow in the faith.

Today WJTL remembers the Great Confession.

In Matthew 16, Jesus asked His disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.”

Then Jesus asked them, “But what about you? Who do you say I am?”

Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

This is what is known as the Great Confession, which acknowledges the title of Jesus as being the anointed one of God to be the Savior of the world. This confession also acknowledges the deity of Jesus as the Son of God.  He was born, not from the seed of man, but by the power of the Holy Spirit. Jesus responded to Peter’s confession by calling him blessed. We too will experience God’s blessing by acknowledging Jesus for who He is.

Peter’s Confession in Matthew 16 is a lesson of faith worth remembering.

John Shirk

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Praise&Worship Playlist Jan.6

kristi : January 6, 2013 6:00 am : Kristi Leigh, music, Staff Pages

KRISTI LEIGH — Here’s the playlist for the first Praise & Worship Show of the new year!  I hope that these songs minister to your heart and encourage you this morning!

Kristi Leigh — WJTL DJ

Praise & Worship Show Playlist
January 06, 2013
[Theme: “Our God Is A Mighty Fortress–We Can Trust Him” from 7-10 a.m.]

6:00 a.m. 2011
Oh How I Need You All Sons and Daughters The Longing 2012
Everything Glorious David Crowder Band Passion: Everything Glorious 2006
How Can I Keep From Singing Chris Tomlin See The Morning 2006
Joy Phil Wickham Response 2011
With Everything Hillsong United Passion: Awakening 2010
Be Thou My Vision Brad & Rebekah The Things Of God 2011
Holy Matt Gilman Holy 2008
Halleluiah Future Of Forestry Travel 2009
Before the Throne of God Above Shane & Shane Pages 2007
All Glory Tim Hughes Love Shine Through 2011
King Of Heaven (Isaiah 61) Charlie Hall The Rising 2010
Cloud By Day The Embers The Embers 2008
7:00 a.m. [Theme: “Our God Is A Mighty Fortress–We Can Trust Him” from 7-10 a.m.] 2011
My Only Rescue The Museum My Only Rescue 2012
Trust Sixpence None The Richer The Fatherless And The Widow 1994
Never Let Go David Crowder Band Remedy 2007
Praise to the Lord, The Almighty Christy Nockels Passion: Hymns Ancient and Modern 2004
Trust In You Jeremy Camp Carried Me 2004
Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) Chris Tomlin Music Inspired By The Motion Picture Amazing Grace 2007
You Alone Can Rescue Matt Redman We Shall Not Be Shaken 2009
Mighty Fortress Sovereign Grace Music From Age To Age 2012
Mighty To Save Hillsong Mighty To Save 2006
Trust Matt Hammitt Every Falling Tear 2011
Be Still And Know Christy Nockels Deeper (Integrity Music) 2008
Brokenness Aside All Sons & Daughters Season One 2012
Your Love Is Strong Jon Foreman Limbs and Branches 2008
8:00 a.m. 2011
Love Came Down Brian Johnson Love Came Down 2010
Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus Casting Crowns WOW Hymns 2007
Cornerstone (Live) Hillsong Live Cornerstone (Live) – EP 2012
Hiding Place Don Moen Its All Worship (Integrity Compilation) 2007
Rescue Jared Anderson 51 Must Have Modern Worship Hits 2007
Glorious and Mighty (Psalm 96) Sovereign Grace Music Psalms 2008
A Mighty Fortress Christy Nockels Passion: Awakening (Deluxe Edition) 2010
You Are My Strength Hillsong Saviour King 2008
Those Who Trust (feat. Waterdeep) 100 Portraits Enter The Worship Circle 1999
So Good to Me Cory Asbury Holy 2008
Strong Love Jon Thurlow Strong Love 2010
Psalm 145 Shane & Shane Psalms 2002
9:00 a.m. 2011
The Solid Rock Charlie Hall Passion: Hymns Ancient and Modern 2004
God Is Our Refuge (Psalm 46) Sovereign Grace Music Psalms 2008
Came To The Rescue Hillsong United United We Stand 2005
Trust and Obey Big Daddy Weave Every Time I Breathe 2006
Love Rescue Me Kathryn Scott I Belong 2008
Strong Tower Kutless Strong Tower 2005
Stronger Hillsong This Is Our God 2010
Trust In Jesus Third Day Move 2010
It Is Well Todd Fields North Point Live: Awake 2009
Mighty Is The Power Of The Cross Chris Tomlin Arriving 2004
Overcome Jeremy Camp We Cry Out-The Worship Project 2010
Trust Kristene Mueller Those Who Dream 2008
Safe (feat. Bart Millard of Mercy Me) Phil Wickham Heaven And Earth 2009
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5 Fun Free Weekend ToDos

phredd : January 4, 2013 9:17 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages


5) The Solid Rock Cafe in Lebanon is featuring the band Once Called Saul Saturday evening (January 5, 2013) from 7-9pm, for a night of music & fellowship. Free admission. For More Info:  717-933-4926

4) RiSE Youth Revival at York Christian Church (2901 Pleasant Valley Road, York,) beginning Sunday (January 6, 2013) and running thru January10th each evening from 6:30pm-8:30pm. The theme for this year is “Target the Heart” based on 1 Timothy 1:5. Each night will include worship, a speaker, and youth group time. For more info: 717-755-1893

3)  First Fridays! Downtown Lancaster – tonight (January 4, 2013) from 5-9pm. Celebrate the arts in Lancaster with fun, food and music. More Info:

2) CHiPS HO Model RailRoad Open House Sunday (Jan 6, 2013) from 1-4pm at the Columbia Historic Preservation Society
21 N. Second St., Columbia. 1000sq.ft. HO model railroad located on second floor of museum. A 200sq.ft diorama of Columbia circa 1930. Free admission–donations accepted

1) 97th Pennsylvania Farm Show. beginning Saturday (Jan. 5th through Jan 12) at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center, 2300 N. Cameron St., Harrisburg. Hundreds of exhibits, contests, all celebrating PA agriculture. Admission is free, there is a cost for parking.  More Info:

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Final End of the Year Update

phredd : January 3, 2013 3:55 pm : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

FRED MCNAUGHTON – Time to take one last check at the WJTL 2012 End of the Year Donation Thermometer. Three hundred and six thousand dollars was the target to reach budget by the end of the year. Your December donations have totaled –   $351,808

Which surpassed the goal!!! Thank you to everyone who made an end of year Donation!

Please join us in Celebrating God’s Faithfulness and your Generosity!


“Top 11 Gourmet Albums of 2012” From Under The Radar

Admin : January 2, 2013 8:58 am : Ann D'Alessandro, Staff Pages


“Top 11 Gourmet Albums of 2012” From Under The Radar

(aired Friday nights on WJTL from 10-11PM)

Under The Radar plays some of my favorite artists and so here is another list of great music from this year!

1. Light for the Lost Boy – Andrew Peterson

2. Leonard, the Lonely Astronaut – Andrew Osenga

3. No Man’s Land – Charlie Peacock

4. Heart – Audrey Assad

5. Birds of Relocation – Eric Peters

6. The Fourth Wall – The Vespers

7. Wounded Healer – The Followers

8. Open Your Doors – Jenny & Tyler

9. Homemade Worship by Handmade People – Rend Collective Experiment

10. Land of the Living – Matthew Perryman Jones

11. Lights of Distant Cities – Bebo Norman

I’ve had Charlie Peacock, just bought Andrew Osenga for my husband for Christmas and just ordered Andrew Peterson.  I LOVE listening to new music and even better if it’s new music from some of my favorite artists!!!


Happy New Year!

Ann D’Alessandro – Fan of UTR


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Top 10 Videos of 2012

Admin : December 31, 2012 1:58 pm : Ben Sauder, Staff Pages

In 2012, more than 150 videos, featuring over 50 artists, were added to the WJTL video page. Here are the Most Watched New WJTL videos of 2012:

10) Disciple: Little Man Syndrome
Kevin Young, one of my favorite interviewees from Creation cracks the top 10.

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9) Matthew West: The “Forgiveness” Story
Possibly my favorite “Live from the Junction Center” event was Matthew West.

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8) Evelia: “Too Much” (Acoustic)
Our neighbors at Creation Festival for the whole week with a top notch performance in the woods.

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7) Disciple: Human Video
See #10.

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6) Hyland: “Beauty in the Broken” (Acoustic)
An adventure to the top of the mountain at Creation led to this excellent performance by Jon Lewis.

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5) Mikeschair: “You Loved Me First” (Acoustic)
Grayson’s performance breaks into the top 5 spots in only a few months.

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4) Paul Baloche: The Same Love/Above All Medley
A Powerful performance from Paul Baloche live in the WJTL studio.

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3) Disciple: Oh God Save Us All
See #10 again. Disciple dominates taking 3 of the top 10 spots.

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2) Everfound: “Take this City” (Acoustic)
This relatively unknown band surprisingly takes the 2nd spot despite only being up for less than a month.

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1) All Sons & Daughters – Brokenness Aside
Easily taking the #1 spot, pulling in over 50k views in less than a year.

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kristi : December 31, 2012 12:00 pm : Kristi Leigh, music, Staff Pages

KRISTI LEIGH — What a great year!  2012 brought us lots of new worship leaders and lots of new songs from those who have been leading us for decades!  I’m so excited to put this 4-hour special together to share with you.  Below you’ll find all the song information.

Happy New Year!  I can’t wait to see what new songs of worship 2013 brings!

Kristi Leigh — WJTL DJ

Hour 1:
“You Are” by Colton Dixon from “Messenger”
“Your Presence Is Heaven” by Israel & New Breed from “Jesus At The Center”
“Wonderful” by Desperation Band from “Center Of It All”
“Impossible Possible” by Jared Anderson from “The Narrow Road”
“Reckless” by Jeremy Camp from “Reckless”
“The Solution” by Eddie Kirkland from “Kings and Queens”
“Everything You Are” by Jaime Jamgochian from “Above The Noise”
“Awaken (Let The Whole World Sing)” by Dan & Lauren Smith from “The Revive Project”
“We Are Free” by Aaron Shust from “This Is What We Believe”
“More Than Amazing” by Lincoln Brewster from “Real Life”
“One Thing Remains” by Jeremy Riddle from “Furious”
“Worship The Lamb” by Jessa Anderson from “Not Myself Anymore”
“The Battle Hymn” by Justin Unger from “This Is Freedom”
“Rise” by Kari Jobe from “Where I Find You”
Hour 2:
“Awaken” by Kristene DiMarco from “Safe Place”
“Dancing On The Doors” by John Mark McMillan from “The Song Inside The Sounds Of Breaking Down”
“10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)” by Matt Redman from “10,000 Reasons”
“My Soul Longs” by The Neverclaim from “Revival”
“My Joy” by Philip Herndon from “Love In Every Motion”
“Second Chance” by Rend Collective from “Homemade Worship By Handmade People”
“Oh! Great Is OUr God!” by The Sing Team from “Oh! Great Is Our God!”
“This Is The Day” by Phil Wickham from “Response”
“Great I Am” by Phillips, Craig & Dean from “Breathe In”
“When The Stars Burn Down” by Phillips, Craig & Dean from “Breathe In”
“After All (Holy)” by David Crowder Band from “Give Us Rest”
“Fall On Your Knees” by David Crowder Band from “Give Us Rest”
“Treasure” by Esterlyn from “Call Out”
“Everyday Your Love Is New” by Esterlyn from “Woven”
Hour 3:
“Alive” by All Sons & Daughters from “Season One”
“I Am Set Free” by All Sons & Daughters from “Season One”
“Whom Shall I Fear (God OF Angel Armies)” by Chris Tomlin from “Burning Lights”
“White Flag” by Chris Tomlin, Passion from “Passion: White Flag”
“Mystery” by Charlie Hall, Passion from “Passion: White Flag”
“Nothing But The Blood” by Andy Cherry from “Nothing Left To Fear”
“Our God’s Alive” by Andy Cherry from “Nothing Left To Fear”
“Cornerstone” by Hillsong Live from “Cornerstone”
“Hope Of The World” by Hillsong Live from “Cornerstone”
“Carry Me To The Cross” by Kutless from “Believer”
“Even If” by Kutless from “Believer”
“How Great You Are” by Sovereign Grace Music from “From Age To Age”
“Mighty Fortress” by Sovereign Grace Music from “From Age To Age”
“Not Ashamed” by Kristian Stanfill, Passion from “Passion: White Flag”
“Taste Of Eternity” by Bellarive from “The Heartbeat”
Hour 4:
“Heartbeat” by Bellarive from “The Heartbeat”
“For The Sake of The World” by Bethel Live, Brian Johnson from “For The Sake Of The World”
“Closer” by Bethel Live, Steffany Frizzell from “For The Sake Of The World”
“Everlifting” by Christy Nockels from “Into The Glorious”
“Sing Along” by Christy Nockels from “Into The Glorious”
“Your Goodness” by Brian Campbell from “Hearts Wake To The Giver Of Life”
“Let Heaven Come” by Brian Campbell from “Hearts Wake To The Giver Of Life”
Live From The Junction Center Recordings:
“Rescue/I Have Decided” by Jared Anderson
“The Same Love/Above All” by Paul Baloche
“Everlasting God” by Haley Morgan Smith
“Nothing But The Blood” by Allan Scott
“You Are Great” by Brad&Rebekah
“I Will Worship” by Chuck Gibson
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kristi : December 30, 2012 8:59 am : Kristi Leigh, Staff Pages

KRISTI LEIGH — 2012 brought us so many new songs that touched our hearts and lives!  Listen to WJTL (or online at the listen tab at for two specials that will review them!

The Praise & Worship 2012 Special with Kristi Leigh (me!) — Noon-4 New Year’s Eve

The Top 100 Countdown with Radio Friend Phil — 4-Midnight New Year’s Eve (Rebroadcast 4-Midnight New Year’s Day)

And remember the songs from (many) years gone by…the classic music tradition continues with Terry Phillips and The Archives Special on New Year’s Day from Noon-4

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john : December 28, 2012 11:04 am : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – We are coming toward the end of 2012, the Year of Transformation at WJTL, with an emphasis on life change from the inside out. I sincerely hope that the devotionals and the stories of changed lives that we have been sharing have left an impression on your life in terms of how Jesus is able to transform you to be more like Christ and to prepare you for doing God’s will with a sincere heart of devotion.

When we talk of transformation, I often think of Second Corinthians 3:18 which says, “we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.”

So, for the disciple of Jesus, God’s Spirit is working in our lives constantly. It’s a process of transformation, where we are learning who Jesus is more thoroughly, seeing Him for clearly, and reflecting Him more accurately.  So, there is in the Christian life two types of transformation taking place. One type of transformation is when we first acknowledge our need for Jesus to be our Savior and Lord and are converted to becoming a Christ follower. If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. And then the second type of transformation is a process called sanctification, where Jesus is shaping us on a daily basis to grow in godly character and maturity.  So, even though we are moving into a new focus next year, let’s never forget that Jesus touches lives in ways that transform our hearts. Up and coming in 2013 will be the Year to Remember. We will remember highlights in church history, and lessons of faith from the Bible, because faith remembers God in the midst of daily life and learns from past experiences.

John Shirk



phredd : December 24, 2012 10:02 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

FRED MCNAUGHTON – Jenn Paules is going to interview poem author Cameo Smith from Mount Wolf, PA this morning at 10am. Cameo wrote this poem in response to the Newtown, CT School shooting.


11 Days before Christmas 2012

T’was  11 days before Christmas, around 9:38

When 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven’s gate.

Their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the air,

They could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there.

They were filled with such joy, they didn’t know what to say,

They remembered nothing of what had happened earlier that day.

“Where are we?” asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse.

“This is heaven.” declared a small boy. “We’re spending Christmas at God’s house.”

When what to their wondering eyes did appear,

But Jesus, their savior, the children gathered near.

He looked at them and smiled, and they smiled just the same,

Then He opened His arms and He called them by name.

And in that moment was joy that only heaven can bring

Those children all flew into the arms of their King.

And as they lingered in the warmth of His embrace,

One small girl turned and looked at Jesus’ face.

And as if He could read all the questions she had

He gently whispered to her, “I’ll take care of mom and dad.”

Then He looked down on earth, the world far below,

He saw all of the hurt, the sorrow, and woe.

Then He closed His eyes and He outstretched His hand,

“Let My power and presence re-enter this land!”

“May this country be delivered from the hands of fools,”

“I’m taking back my nation. I’m taking back my schools!”

Then He and the children stood up without a sound,

“Come now my children, let me show you around.”

Excitement filled the space, some skipped and some ran,

All displaying enthusiasm that only a small child can.

And I heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight,

“In the midst of this darkness, I AM STILL THE LIGHT.”

Written by Cameo Smith, Mt. Wolf, PA

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