Relationship Building Principle-Recognizing Others

john : August 13, 2015 5:21 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Relationship-Building Principle comes from First Corinthians 12:21-23.

The church is compared to a body, with various functions of the body working together for a common purpose. Trouble begins when we start making comparisons with other parts of the body. If we respond with superior thoughts that we are more important than other parts, the unity breaks down. The Apostle Paul wanted to stop that from happening. This is what he said:

“The eye cannot say to the hand, ‘I don’t need you!’ On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor.”

When you think of the people in the body of Christ that you serve beside, who comes to mind? They have an important part of helping you to serve effectively. One way we can build that part of the body of Christ is by recognizing their contribution and showing our appreciation for what they do.

Recognizing the contributions of others is a vital relationship-building principle to take to heart in the Year of Connection.

John Shirk

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Relationship Building Principle-Recognizing Spiritual Gifts

john : August 12, 2015 5:14 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Relationship-Building Principle comes from First Corinthians 12:14-16.

The church is compared to a body, with Christ at the Head, and the other members of the body serving in different capacities.

“Now the body is not made up of one part but of many. If the foot should say, ‘because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body’, it would not for that reason cease to be part of the body. And if the ear should say, ‘Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body’, it would not for that reason cease to be part of the body.”

The Bible emphasizes the importance of every part of the body to contribute to the work of the church. Maybe we are not gifted to offer hospitality by cooking a meal, but we might have a friendly personality who can greet someone at the door of the church. We might not be able to preach like the pastor, but we might have opportunities to share God’s love with a friend next door. This passage cautions us from making comparisons with others that leave us feeling inferior. Our role may be different, but it is also an important contribution to the body of Christ. The important thing is that we are thankful for how God has gifted us and use that gift for the glory of His name.

Recognizing the significance of our spiritual gift is a vital relationship-building principle to take to heart in the Year of Connection.

John Shirk

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Encounter With Jesus-The Good Samaritan

john : August 11, 2015 5:03 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Connection, today’s Encounter with Jesus examines the Parable of the Good Samaritan.

Jesus told this Parable to an expert in the Law who recited the greatest commandments of the Bible to Jesus. One of those commands is to love your neighbor as yourself. The expert in the law asked Jesus, “Who is my neighbor?”

That is when Jesus told the story of a man going from Jerusalem to Jericho. He fell into the hands of robbers and was beaten badly. Three men traveled on the same road and noticed the man. The two religious leaders who saw him passed by him on the other side of the road. But a Samaritan man, a foreigner, responded differently. He moved toward the injured man, bandaged his wounds and took care of him.

After telling the story, Jesus asked the expert in the law, “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?” The expert replied, “The one who had mercy on him.” Jesus said, “Go and do likewise.”

A daily connection with Christ will move us to love our neighbor as ourselves.

John Shirk

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Relationship Building Principle-Seek Good Not Evil

john : August 10, 2015 5:11 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Relationship-Building Principle comes from Amos 5:14.

“Seek good, not evil that you may live. Then the LORD God Almighty will be with you, just as you say he is.”

This was a message for a nation that was drifting from God. Israel was under the impression that they were under God’s protection even though the nation was not fully dedicated to walking in His ways. They were in more danger than they realized, and further from God than what they imagined.

The Book of Amos was pointing out that if they wanted their claim to be reality, they needed to love what is good and to hate what is evil. This is where the Lord’s heart is. He loves what is good and hates what is evil. God’s influence on our lives brings us into agreement with His perspective. When we humbly accept God’s Word and apply it to our lives, we can step forward with full confidence that we are on God’s side, and He is with us.

Seeking good, not evil is a vital relationship-building principle to take to heart in the Year of Connection.

John Shirk

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Some Sort of Rock Show

John Staffieri : August 9, 2015 7:55 pm : John Staffieri

Here’s your playlist for August 9th, 2015:

Hour 1
Broken Lines – Foreverlin
Moving On – Waiting Hill
Nothing Left to Lose – PIONEER
Dead Rose – The Classic Crime
It Was You – The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
Down – Thousand Foot Krutch
Love Changed Everything – Bread of Stone
Between Love and War – I Anthem
Live On Forever – The Afters
Guiding Me Home – StompTown Revival
Heartbeat – The Exchange
Dark Horses – Switchfoot
Lift Your Head Weary Sinner (Chains) – Crowder
No One Like You – David Crowder Band
Stranger – Hearts Like Lions

Hour 2

Downstream – Drive Thru Society
Destruction of Kings – Devin Williams
Angels & Demons – Disciple
Gravity Bomb – I Am Empire
Show Love – Family Force 5
I Believe (ft. Mattie of For Today) – KB ft. Mattie of For Today
Aftermath – Fever Fever
Dear Life – Remedy Drive
What God Does – Skypark 2000
Move – Audio Adrenaline
Love Wide Open – Manafest
Good To Be Alive – Skillet
Yours Again – RED
You Are The Light – Nine Lashes
Feel It (Feat. Mr. TalkBox) – TobyMac

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Nik Notes a “sight” on Big Daddy Weave’s concert night

Nik : August 7, 2015 10:27 pm : Nik


The Thursday horizon line at sunset appeared to be like a wide fire while Big Daddy Weave led us in worship under the white Junction Center tent.  Numbers 9:15 [ The Cloud Covering the Tabernacle ] “On the day that the tabernacle was set up, the cloud covered the tabernacle, the tent of the testimony. And at evening it was over the tabernacle like the appearance of fire until morning.” ESV


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Internship Chapter Ending. New Chapter Beginning!

Katlyn Jumper : August 7, 2015 11:00 am : Intern Katlyn, Staff Pages

INTERN KATLYN – After twelve long and amazing weeks, I have officially completed my internship with WJTL. This experience has been one of the most memorable and rewarding in my college career. I have learned many great lessons and skills that I know will help me as I endeavor to finish out my last year at college and for my “Future in Radio” (Nudge Nudge. Read On! Nudge Nudge).

During my time at WJTL, I have had many different opportunities in and out of the office. As a good chunk of my internship, I was in charge of this summer’s Bumper Sticker Contest. It has taught me responsibility and leadership of how to handle a given task for a long period of time. The greatest part about running the contest was receiving letters from winners who were encouraged by our contest. After seeing all of those, I knew I had done a great job!

One of thing I had the most fun with was working live remote events. These events included the Seretoma Chicken BBQ, Lancaster Barnstormers Game, Kids Cookie Break events, and my favorite, Creation Festival 2015. I enjoy getting to meet listeners and hearing how WJTL blesses them. It’s always nice to talk to listeners in person. It is so nice to hear that they listen to me on the morning show as well!

Speaking of the morning show, one of the most memorable parts of my internship was being on the Get Up and Go show with Fred and Lisa on Tuesday mornings. They have been a joy to be around and I have learned so much from them. I loved being on the air and can see myself pursuing this as a “Future Job” (Nudge Nudge).

Though my journey as an intern is complete, my journey with WJTL is just beginning!! Starting this month, I will be joining the WJTL team as an on-air DJ! I will be your DJ Sunday afternoon’s from 12-4. I am super excited to be a part of the team and continuing to work with WJTL in the future!

As well as being a new WJTL DJ, I will be finishing my senior year at Lebanon Valley College as Music Business major. I have many great groups that I am going to be a part of as well. I will be this year’s Baritone Section Leader for the Pride of the Valley marching band, taking many different classes, participating in the jazz band for the first time in four years, and my favorite, being the President of the Vale Music Industry Conference!

I am so thrilled to be starting my senior year of college and joining this amazing team at WJTL. To hear more about my time here at WJTL, check out my new blog under my name, Katlyn Jumper, where I will be telling you more about what I will be doing here at WJTL. Don’t forget to tune in on Sunday’s from 12-4! Hope to hear from you and maybe see you at our future WJTL events!


Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

phredd : August 7, 2015 8:54 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – Aug 7-9, 2015

5. Chiques Church of the Brethren Family Fun Event, Sunday (August 9) at the church located Northwest of Manheim by Elizabethtown and Sunnyside Roads.  Children’s games start at 3:30 followed by a free picnic meal for everyone at 5pm.  Gospel group “Set Free” performs at 7pm. A free will offering will be taken. More Info: Chiques

4. Dauphin County Cultural Fest  tonight (Fri. August 7) from 4:30-10pm, 2nd & Market Sts in Center City Harrisburg. The Fest is a free, open air street festival celebrating cultural diversity in Dauphin County. National and local recording artists, ethnic foods, crafts, Kid’s Corner and more. Bring your lawn chairs.  More Info:

3. The Rotary Club of Lititz Craft Show tomorrow (Saturday, August 8) 8am-4pm Held along the first four blocks of  E. Main Street, along three blocks of Broad Street and in Lititz Springs Park. The Craft show features over 700 crafters from the United States and Canada.  More Info:

4. Barry’s Paint Shop Car and Truck Show, tomorrow (Saturday, Aug 8) 10am-3pm, Long Ave, Ephrata. Antique Cars, Muscle Cars, Trucks, Hot Rods, Sport Cars and more. Bouncy House and Barrel Train Rides and Free Ice Cream. Proceeds benefit R.E.A.L. Youth Ministries.

1) The Kids Cookie Break broadcasting live tomorrow (Saturday, August 8) at the Trust Performing Arts Center, 37 North Market Street in Lancaster.  Free KCB goodies, including Chick-Fil-A chocolate chip cookies, door prizes, & song requests.  Plus, Two PHREDD concerts at 10am and 11am. KCB games & the Cookie Car live on location.  And don’t miss Maggie and Ned Bustard’s THE FLOOD exibit at The Trust’s Square Halo Gallery. More Info:

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Encounter With Jesus-The Great Banquet

john : August 6, 2015 5:29 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Connection, today’s Encounter with Jesus examines one of the parables He taught from Luke 14.

“A certain man was preparing a great banquet and invited many guests. At the time of the banquet he sent his servant to tell those who had been invited, ‘Come, for everything is now ready.’ But they all alike began to make excuses. One said, “I just bought a field, another I just bought oxen, another, I just got married.”

The invitations went out, but the invited guests had other priorities. Parables are stories about the kingdom of God. Jesus is talking about the great banquet that God is preparing for His people in heaven. Yet, when the value of this invitation is not fully appreciated, we tend to make excuses for not accepting this invitation. We have business to run. We have plans to make. We have places to go, and people to see.

But if we stop and consider the treasure of His grace, and how His love brings refreshment to our soul, and restoration with God, the incentive for saying “Yes” outweighs our excuses for saying “no.”

God’s grace continues to reach out with the simple invitation to come to Jesus, and to trust Him as Savior and Lord. He desires for His house to be full. There is room for you.

A daily connection with Christ leads to a celebration of His love and the eternal life that He gives.

John Shirk

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Be Part of the Team: Kids Cookie Break Fest 2015

stacey : August 5, 2015 12:17 pm : Stacey Gagne, Staff Pages

STACEY GAGNE-   If you’re like me, you are still coming to terms with the fact that August is here.   But believe it or not; it’s Back to School season and just a few short weeks from Kids Cookie Break Fest 2015

KCB Fest has become a favorite annual event here at the Junction Center.  This one day festival being held on August 29th is a big hit with Kids Cookie Break fans and and also a great opportunity for families to reach out to neighbors and friends with kids under 12.  Music, games, inflatables, firetrucks, petting zoo, pedal cars, barrel train rides, and more are all offered for free during morning and afternoon sessions from 10am-2pm and 3pm-7pm.

Would you consider joining us and being part of the volunteer team this year?  We need help staffing all the fun areas of the festival.   There are a variety of jobs from parking and stage crew to ticket taking and selling merchandise or snacks.  Maybe you could help with a carnival game or drive a barrel train, pick up trash or help on stage crew.   Please consider joining us on this fun day. Check out our volunteer page and sign up to be a part of the team.

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