JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment Of Celebration reflects on God’s guidance.
In Exodus 13:21, we learn how God guided and provided for the Israelites after they were released from slavery in Egypt.
“By day the LORD went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so that they could travel by day or night. Neither the pillar of cloud by day nor the pillar of fire by night left its place in front of the people.”
The pillar of cloud by day and the pillar of fire at night was an indication that God was present with the Israelites. God was making a way for them to move forward in His plan. Without the pillar of cloud in the day, the people would have baked in the desert sun. Without the fire by night, the people would have stumbled in the darkness. God has not left His people without tools to go forward in His plan. God’s Word is described as a lamp for our feet and a light for our path. God’s Presence serves as our shade to refresh us in the midst of circumstances that drain the soul. Psalm 121, verse 5 says, “The LORD watches over you-the LORD is your shade at your right hand.” With a teachable spirit, we can enjoy the journey of moving forward in God’s plan, under His presence, in light of His Word.
God’s guidance is a reason to be glad in the Year of Celebration.
INTERN KRISTIN – The WJTL Bumper Sticker Contest is taking place once again this summer! If the WJTL interns spot a WJTL bumper sticker on your vehicle, you could win some great prizes including gift certificates for ice cream in the local listening area, as well as CDs and DVDs from our prize stash. So how do you get your hands on a sticker for the chance to win? Just email us at email@example.com and tell us that you want a bumper sticker or a static sticker, and include your address so that we can send one right to you. Or, you can pick up a sticker for yourself at our table at any WJTL event. Once your WJTL bumper sticker is on your vehicle, you can wait for us to spot them OR you can send a picture of the sticker on your car right to us to put yourself in the running!
Entries Must Include:
- A picture of your WJTL bumper sticker or static sticker on your vehicle emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Your name, address, phone number and your email address
- *One entry per person/vehicle
The contest is happening all summer long, so get a WJTL bumper sticker on your car and join in the fun and have the chance to win some great prizes!
JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment of Celebration reflects on worship from the heart
In Psalm 69:30, David, a man after God’s own heart, said, “I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving. This will please the LORD more than an ox, more than a bull with its horns and hoofs.”
It was common for animal sacrifices to be used under Old Testament law to reveal our need for forgiveness and cleansing from sin. In reality, they were not the real cleansing agent, but they did foreshadow the complete cleansing from sin that we can experience through faith in Jesus Christ, who was the perfect sacrifice to take away our sins.
David was saying that sincere worship from a thankful heart would mean more to God than the offering of an ox or a bull on the altar.
Hebrews 10:22 invites us to draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith. God has given us music as an instrument to lift up the name of Jesus with words that overflow from our heart.
Worshipping God with a sincere heart is a reason to be glad in the Year of Celebration.
JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment Of Celebration reflects on the encouragement of a friend.
It happened in the book of Third John, when the Apostle John wrote to a follower of Jesus named Gaius
He said to his dear friend in verse 3, “It gave me great joy to have some brothers come and tell about your faithfulness to the truth and how you continue to walk in the truth. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.”
We all benefit by this kind of encouragement. If we see someone who is demonstrating their love for God in the way they live, that is a good opportunity to express how we see God at work in them. John noted the good report he was hearing of the faithful witness of Gaius. This report was giving John matchless joy. His words of encouragement in Third John are examples for us to build others up in the faith, so that they will continue to walk in the truth of the Gospel
The encouragement of a friend is a reason to be glad in the Year of Celebration.
Here is your Some Sort of Rock Show playlist for July 27th. You can also follow along at our Facebook page.
Radical – Disciple
Heartbeat – Sumerlin
Deep Down – Scientist
Here For A Reason – Ashes Remain
Broken Man – Rhett Walker Band
I Am – Crowder
Proof Of Life – Scott Stapp
Disconnected – VERIDIA
Disappear (feat. Stephen Christian) – Number One Gun
Easy Way Out – Southbound Fearing
Nuthin – Lecrae
Edge Of My Life – Manafest
Into Your Veins – Five Iron Frenzy
Far Far Away – Five Iron Frenzy
Commodity – Remedy Drive
Cut And Move – Day of Fire
Never Back Down – Nine Lashes
Pain Killer – The Letter Black
Gods & Kings – Finding Iris
When We All Come Alive – Switchfoot
Pressing On – Relient K
Saved My Soul – The Museum
The One I’m Running To – 7eventh Time Down
Run and Escape – RED
Rise – Skillet
Here Waiting – Abandon
Feet, Don’t Fail Me Now – Needtobreathe
Wasteland – Needtobreathe
You Can’t Stop Me – Andy Mineo
Glow – The Digital Age
Hearing Voices – Anberlin
Today’s edition of the Praise & Worship Show begins with an energetic kick-off…and will keep you singing all morning! Check out this lineup of songs that make you want to open your heart and worship.
Kristi Leigh – WJTL DJ
|God Is Smiling||Delirious||Kingdom Of Comfort||2008|
|Fall On Your Knees||David Crowder Band||Give Us Rest-A Requiem Mass in C (The Happiest of All Keys)||2012|
|Jesus Paid It All||Kristian Stanfill||Passion: Everything Glorious||2006|
|Made New||Lincoln Brewster||Oxygen||2014|
|Death of Death||Charlie Hall Band||The Death of Death||2013|
|Wake||Hillsong Young & Free||We Are Young & Free||2014|
|Furious (feat. Jeremy Riddle)||Bethel Live||Be Lifted High||2011|
|This Is Amazing Grace||Phil Wickham||The Ascension||2013|
|Forever And A Day||Anthony Skinner||Forever And A Day||2004|
|Cornerstone (My Hope Is Built)||Hillsong Live||Cornerstone EP||2013|
|Sing Along||Christy Nockels||Into The Glorious||2012|
|Revelation Song (feat. Kari Jobe)||Gateway Worship||Cover The Earth||2006|
|High Places||Brian Campbell||Hearts Wake To The Giver Of Life||2013|
|Unto The King||Darrell Evans||Awesome God Is He||2013|
|Holy Spirit||Bryan & Katie Torwalt||Here On Earth||2011|
|How Great Is Our God||Chris Tomlin||Passion: How Great Is Our God||2005|
|Sing To The King||Candi Pearson||Passion: Sacred Revolution||2003|
|Here I Am To Worship (feat. Martin Smith of Delirious||Tim Hughes||Happy Day||2009|
|After All (Holy)||David Crowder Band||Give Us Rest-A Requiem Mass In C (The Happiest of All The Keys)||2012|
|The Potters Hand||Darlene Zschech||WOW Worship Red||2005|
|10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)||Matt Redman||10,000 Reasons||2012|
|He Loved Me To the End||Heather Land||Pouring It Out for You||2011|
|How He Loves||John Mark McMillan||The Medicine||2010|
|One Thirst and Hunger||Jeremy Riddle||Furious||2011|
|The Stand||Kristian Stanfill||Passion: Awakening (Deluxe Edition)||2010|
|Famous One||Building 429||WOW Worship||2006|
|Mystery (feat. Passion)||Charlie Hall||Passion: White Flag||2012|
|All Because of the Cross||Paul Baloche||The Same Love||2012|
|Alabaster Box||Julie Meyer||Paint Your Picture||2008|
|Emmanuel||Matthew Reed||Come and Drink||2011|
|Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)||Hillsong United||Zion||2013|
|Desert Soul||Rend Collective||Homemade Worship By Handmade People||2012|
|Hundred Miles||Judah & the Lion||First Fruits – EP||2012|
|Before the Throne of God Above||Shane & Shane||Pages||2007|
|He Is Yahweh||1000 Generations||Turn Off The Lesser Lights EP||2009|
|More And More Of You (feat. Richie Fike, Jonathan Lee, Jennie Riddle)||Worship Mob|
|My Soul Sings||Delirious||Kingdom Of Comfort||2008|
|Indescribable||Laura Story||Great God Who Saves||2008|
|The More I Seek You||Kari Jobe||Deeper (Integrtity Music)||2008|
|Beautiful Things||Gungor||Beautiful Things||2010|
|For The Sake Of The World (feat. Brian Johnson)||Bethel Live||For The Sake Of The World||2012|
|Awake My Soul (feat. Lecrae)||Chris Tomlin||Burning Lights||2013|
|I Have Found||Kim Walker||Here Is My Song||2008|
|Always||Kristian Stanfill||Passion: Here For You||2011|
|You Never Let Go||Matt Redman||Beautiful News||2006|
|Your Love Never Fails||Jesus Culture||Your Love Never Fails||2008|
|You Love Me Forever||The Merchant Band||The World Can Wait||2006|
FIVE FUN FREE FAMILY THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND!!! July 25, 26 & 27, 2014
5) Lebanon Valley Brethren Home Auction and Chicken Barbecue tonight & tomorrow (Friday, July 25 & Saturday, July 26) beginning at 5pm on Friday and 7am on Saturday in Paylmyra. Car & Tractor Show, Kids Area, Music, Auction and Lisa Landis & Kids Cookie Break Broadcasting Live tomorrow 9am to noon. More info: LVBH.org
4)8th Annual Summer Fest celebration tomorrow (Saturday, July 26) from 10am-3:30pm at Flinchbaugh’s Orchard and Farm Market, Ducktown Road., Hellam. Free Admission. Wagon rides, face painting, games, farm photo scavenger hunt, 5 acre Corn Maze, York County Dairy Princesses and a friendly calf for children to meet as well. More Info: flinchbaughsorchard.com
3) Petra’s Fifth Annual Cruise In Sunday (July 27th) from 1-5pm at Petra Christian Fellowship. Admission is FREE, and all cars, trucks and motorcycles are welcome. No REGISTRATION is required. Music, door prizes, and lots of fun! More Info: www.petracf.org
2) The First Annual Youth SummerFest tomorrow (Saturday, July 26) Hoffer Park in Middletown from 1-6pm. Music from the band Scarlet White, and hip hop artist Justin Drish. There will also be a SKATE PARK set up with open skate, as well as demos from a local skate park ministry. FREE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS will be given away to help promote the Living Life Community Center in Middletown. FREE FOOD too. More Info: www.youthsummerfest.org
1) Yahweh Music Festival, tomorrow (Saturday, July 26) at Codorus State Park in York from 9am-8pm. 10 hours of music provided by 10 bands from Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware. Pack a picnic lunch, grab your blanket and/or lawnchairs and spend the day. This is a free community event but donations will be accepted. More Info: YawehMusicFestival Facebook page.
JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment Of Celebration reflects on the value of wisdom.
If the LORD approached you and said, “Ask for whatever you want me to give you”, how would you respond?
He said this to King Solomon as he began his reign as Israel’s king.
Solomon asked for wisdom. He said, “Give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong.” Solomon recognized that he was inadequate to be an effective leader in his own strength, and he also recognized what he needed in order to be an effective leader.
The Bible says that the Lord was pleased that Solomon asked for this, and promised to give him a wise and discerning heart.
The Lord invites us to ask Him for wisdom too. James 1:5 says that “if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.”
According to Proverbs 3, wisdom is worth more than gold or silver. Her ways are pleasant ways and all her paths are peace. Those who lay hold of wisdom will be blessed.
Having the treasure of God’s wisdom is a reason to be glad in the Year of Celebration.
JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment Of Celebration reflects on the peace of a faith-focused thought life.
In Philippians 4, the Apostle Paul listed a number of healthy habits that lead to peace with God.
One healthy habit was to rejoice in the Lord always.
Another healthy habit was to present our prayer requests to God with thanksgiving.
Another thing we can do is learn from those in places of spiritual authority-to listen to their teachings, to watch how they live, and follow their example as they follow Christ.
Verse 8 talks about yet another healthy habit that brings peace to our soul. “Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things.”
When we think about Jesus, we are thinking of these qualities, because He defines them. When our minds are focused on Christ, we remember that our lives are in the hands of Someone who loves us very much and has proved it at the cross and empty grave.
The peace of a faith-focused thought life is a reason to be glad in the Year of Celebration.
JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment of Celebration reflects on a life transformed by God’s grace.
The Apostle Paul wrote in Second Corinthians 3:18, “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.”
The power of the Holy Spirit works in the believer’s life to reflect the character of Christ. These character qualities include love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. These are the qualities that were fully demonstrated by Christ and they have a growing influence on our lives as we follow Jesus step by step. These are the qualities of the Fruit of the Spirit, and they become the ingredients that invite others to taste and see that the Lord is good.
A life transformed by God’s grace is a reason to be glad in the Year of Celebration.