JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment Of Celebration reflects on what happens in the Year of the Lord’s favor
Isaiah 61 contains words that would eventually be fulfilled by Jesus. The Spirit of the LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor.
When Jesus came to earth, He fulfilled these words. This is where Jesus stopped when He read the scroll from Isaiah. During His earthly ministry, we learn that Jesus healed the sick, encouraged the brokenhearted, and preached the Gospel. He drew crowds with His miracles, and gained enemies by claiming to be God’s Anointed One. In the favor of the LORD, we find the light of hope, the source of healing, and the freedom of forgiveness.
The favor of the LORD is a reason to be glad in the Year of Celebration.
JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment Of Celebration reflects on good and perfect gifts.
James 1:17 tells us that “every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”
Here we see that God is the giver of all good gifts. Some of those gifts might be tangible things. First Timothy 6 tells us that God is the One who provides us with everything for our enjoyment. But this blessing comes with a caution for us not to put our hope in wealth, but rather to put our hope in God. Love the Giver more than the gift.
Some of the good gifts provided by God might be resources that we need to survive. Acts 14:17 says, “He has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons; he provides you with plenty of food and fills your hearts with joy.” This, too is a blessing from God and a reason to give thanks.
Some of His gifts are perfect. Jesus is the perfect remedy for our sin. God so loved the world that He gave His One and Only Son. The Holy Spirit is the perfect power source for living the Christian life. Jesus said in Luke 11, “how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him?”
Every good and perfect gift from God is a reason to be glad in the Year of Celebration.
The Praise & Worship Show has a HOPE-themed hour at 7:00 this Sunday morning! Also, for those who pay close attention, you’ll notice a trend in the song titles from 8:00-10:00.
|God Moves In A Mysterious Way||Jeremy Riddle||Full Attention||2007|
|Be Still And Know||Christy Nockels||Deeper (Integrity Music)||2008|
|Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)||Hillsong United||Zion||2013|
|We Still Believe||Kathryn Scott||Songs 4 Worship Ultimate||2011|
|10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord) (feat. Passion)||Matt Redman||Passion: White Flag||2012|
|How He Loves||John Mark McMillan||The Medicine||2010|
|Pour Out Your Spirit Lord||Evan Wickham||Mysterious Things||2005|
|Brokenness Aside||All Sons & Daughters||Season One||2012|
|Beauty of Your Peace||Tim Hughes||When Silence Falls||2004|
|Great I Am (feat. Jared Anderson)||New Life Worship||You Hold It All||2011|
|7AM (HOPE Theme)|
|Thrill||Charlie Hall||The Bright Sadness||2008|
|God Of Hope||Acquire The Fire||Epic Truth||2014|
|Hope Unchanging||Brightwork||Loving Rescue EP||2012|
|Hope Is Calling||Bellarive||The Heartbeat||2012|
|Hope Is Rising||Luminate||Come Home||2011|
|Hope Of The Nations||Brian Doerksen||Its Time||2008|
|Hope Is Rising||Downhere||Ending Is Beginning||2009|
|My Hope||Matt Redman||We Shall Not Be Shaken||2009|
|Hope Of The World||Hillsong Live||Cornerstone||2012|
|You Are Our Hope||Sovereign Grace Music||Risen||2011|
|Hope Now||Addison Road||Addison Road||2007|
|The Hope That Lies In You||The Glorious Unseen||The Hope That Lies In You||2009|
|You Are My Hope||Cory Asbury||Holy||2008|
|My Hope||Glenn Packiam||Rumors And Revelations||2009|
|8AM (Title to Title Keyword Theme)|
|My Hope Is In You||Aaron Shust||This Is What We Believe||2011|
|My Hope||David Crowder Band||Can You Hear Us?||2002|
|Cornerstone (My Hope Is Built)||Hillsong Live||Cornerstone EP||2013|
|Song of Hope (Heaven Come Down)||Robbie Seay Band||Give Yourself Away||2007|
|Come And Let Your Presence||The Merchant Band||The World Can Wait||2006|
|Come Thou Fount||David Crowder||All I Can Say||1998|
|All My Fountains||Chris Tomlin||Passion: Here For You||2011|
|All To You||Kutless||Glory||2014|
|Unto You||Shane & Shane||Psalms||2002|
|Unto You Lord||Charlie Peacock||Coram Deo II – People Of Praise||1993|
|All Praise To You||All Sons & Daughters||Season One||2012|
|All Glory||Tim Hughes||Love Shine Through||2011|
|Give You Glory||Jeremy Camp||Beyond Measure||2006|
|You Give Me Life||Rita Springer||Rise Up||2004|
|More Than Life||Jared Anderson||Hope Of The Nations||2003|
|More Than Amazing||Lincoln Brewster||Real Life||2012|
|This Is Amazing Grace||Jeremy Riddle||Bethel Live: For The Sake Of The World||2012|
|This Is The Day||Phil Wickham||Response||2012|
|Forever And A Day||Anthony Skinner||Forever And A Day||2004|
|Forever Reign||Hillsong||A Beautiful Exchange||2010|
|Our God Reigns||Delirious||The Mission Bell||2006|
|Our God||Chris Tomlin||Passion: Awakening||2010|
|God Of Our Salvation||Phil Wickham||Response||2011|
|Rock Of My Salvation||Joel Engle||Nothing Left Of Me||2002|
|The Solid Rock||Charlie Hall||Passion: Hymns Ancient and Modern||2004|
STACEY GAGNE – June 7th is coming quickly and we can’t wait to celebrate our 30th Anniversary with YOU here at The Junction Center!
It’s going to be a fun evening with concerts by Sanctus Real, City Harbor and Dan & Lauren Smith. Our friend and dynamic speaker Bob Lenz will be our guest speaker. Studio tours will be available. Come take a spin on our pedal cars. We’ll have food vendors and goodies on site and more! We’ll round out the fun night of celebration with fireworks, which is a first for us!
Information on reserving your tickets and other details are available at thejunctioncenter.com. Like our other Listener Appreciation concerts; your donation is appreciated but not required! We just need you to reserve your tickets and are giving you the option to name your price when you do … from $0 on up. (All those details including tax deduction info. is explained when you order).
Thanks so much to our friends at Turkey Hill Dairy All Natural Ice Cream, Alan Manufacturing and Supply, Trinity Law P.C., and Lancaster Bible College for your sponsorship! We appreciate you.
FIVE FUN FREE FAMILY THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND!!! May 16, 17 & 18, 2014
5) Coffeehouse & Open Mic NIght tonight (Friday May 16)from 7-9 PM at the Community Room on King with featured musician Philip Miller – singer/songwriter from Lancaster. More Info: http://www.veritaspa.org
4) The 100 voice Lancaster Chorale and orchestra, will present Mendelssohn’s oratorio, “Elijah” on Sunday, May 18 at 6 PM at Calvary Church, Lancaster. Admission is free. A free-will offering will be received.More Info: www.calvarychurch.org
3) The Rhubarb Festival tonight and tomorrow (Friday and Saturday, May 16 and 17) at Kitchen Kettle Village, Old Philly Pike in Intercourse, PA. Activities for young and old – the world’s only rhubarb race-car derby, Best Rhubarb Dessert baking contest, Rhubarb Whoopie Pie Filling Contest, the Rhubarb Stroll mini parade featuring costumed characters, musicians, and more. Free! More Info: www.kitchenkettlevillage.com
2) Freedom Fun Fair tomorrow (Saturday May 17) at Lebanon Valley Bible Church will be hosting its 5th annual FREE Community Event from 10am-2pm. FREE Food, Petting Zoo, Face-Painting, Pony Rides, Bouncy Houses, and Games for All Ages! LVBC is located on US-322 between Fontana and Campbelltown. Rain or Shine! More Info: lvbiblechurch.org
1) Sertoma Chicken BBQ at Long’s Park, Lancaster tomorrow (Saturday, May 17) starting with the Kid’s Cookie Break Broadcasting Live at 9am. Bruce Fite at noon followed by Strong In Us, Illusionist Brett Myers, Last year’s Talent Challenge Winners – Disciples of Praise, The 2014 Talent Challenge and ending with Matt Wheeler & Vintage Heart. WJTL.com
RADIO FRIEND PHIL – Greetings! It’s time for this week’s New Tunes at 9 Roundup (New Tunes at 9, one-hour new and emerging music, weeknights at 9 p.m. on WJTL.)
Needtobreathe released their new project, “Rivers in the Wasteland,” and it debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard top 200.
Needtobreathe are a South Carolina-based Americana band, led by Bo Rinehart and his brother, Bear. The band’s unique sound mixes southern rock, southern soul, Gospel, blues and old-time. Bo Rinehart was guest on New Tunes at 9 and we talked about the evolution of sound and approach to making music.
For more on Needtobreathe, go to http://www.needtobreathe.com/riversinthewasteland.
JOHN SHIRK -Today’s Moment Of Celebration reflects on the opportunities to join joyful occasions.
When you think of joyful occasions, what are some situations that come to your mind? It is likely that when a joyful occasion comes to our mind, that we will picture several people being there to enjoy the festivities.
Entering into someone else’s joy is expressing sincere friendship just like having the compassion to enter someone else’s pain. Romans 12:15 urges us to rejoice with those who rejoice.
In Luke 15, Jesus told three stories of something or someone who was lost and then was found. In each story, the person who found the object or person who had been lost, wanted someone to celebrate with. Who do they call? Friends, neighbors, and family members.
It’s the people closest to us with whom we want to celebrate. This is something to consider when we receive invitations to weddings, baptisms, award ceremonies, graduations, or anniversary celebrations. We may not always be able to attend every celebration, but receiving such an invitation means that someone wants us to join in their celebration, and we have an opportunity to express our joy in their joy.
The opportunity to join joyful occasions is a reason to be glad in the Year of Celebration.
JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment of Celebration reflects on the compassionate expression of a sensitive heart.
Romans 12:15 urges us to mourn with those who mourn.
There is a wise saying that cautions us from singing songs to a heavy heart. When someone hears sobering news from the doctor, or is grieving the loss of a loved one, it is not just a typical day for them. God calls us to be compassionate and sensitive to others who find themselves in vulnerable places. God calls us to take the time to enter their world of pain, to walk with them, and be sympathetic in the midst of their tears. This show of support may look different in various situations. One person may need a listening ear. Another person may have practical needs where we can serve them. Another person might need a shoulder to cry on. The expression of compassion to a troubled soul takes our time, attention, and concern. In this way, we can represent Jesus in difficult places and offer hope and a godly perspective.
The compassionate expression of a sensitive heart is a reason to be glad in the Year of Celebration.
|Call To Praise||Jeremy Riddle||Full Attention||2007|
|Praise Song||Third Day||Third Day||1996|
|Hear Our Praises||Darlene Zschech||Shout To The Lord||1999|
|I Was Created To Worship||Brian and Jenn Johnson||We Believe||2006|
|Call To Worship||Mercy Me||Almost There||2001|
|Praise Adonai||Paul Baloche||Rock of Refuge||2000|
|I Will Worship You||Aaron Gillespie||Anthem Song||2011|
|Let The Praises Ring||Lincoln Brewster||Amazed||2003|
|We Will Worship You||Kutless||Glory||2014|
|Worship The Lamb||Jessa Anderson||Not Myself Anymore||2012|
|You Are My Worship||Among the Thirsty||Wonder||2011|
|Will You Worship||Brian Doerksen||Change Me On The Inside||2001|
|Praise The Name Of Jesus||Shane & Shane||Psalms||2002|
|Praise God||Sovereign Grace Music||Upward – The Bob Kauflin Hymns Project||2003|
|Holy Praise||Jared Anderson||Desperation||2003|
|O Praise Him (All This For A King)||David Crowder Band||Illuminate||2003|
|Here I Am To Worship (feat. Martin Smith of Delirious||Tim Hughes||Happy Day||2009|
|Come Worship the King (feat. Shane & Shane)||Michael W. Smith||Glory Revealed – The Word of God In Worship||2007|
|Lets Worship (feat. Kari Jobe)||Deluge||Unshakeable||2010|
|And Your Praise Goes On||Chris Rice||Hallelujahs – A Rocketown Worship Collection||2003|
|Praise You With The Dance||Casting Crowns||Casting Crowns||2003|
|Made to Worship||Chris Tomlin||See The Morning||2006|
|Brethren We Have Met To Worship||Bart Millard||Hymned Again||2008|
|All Praise To You||All Sons & Daughters||Season One||2012|
|Your Great Name We Praise||Sovereign Grace Music||Upward – The Bob Kauflin Hymns Project||2003|
|Youre Worthy Of My Praise||Jeremy Camp||Carried Me||2004|
|All Praise||Jared Anderson||Worship Project H2.14||2005|
|All The Earth Will Sing your Praises||Paul Baloche||Offering of Worship||2005|
|O Worship the King||Chris Tomlin||Passion: Hymns Ancient and Modern||2004|
|Praise to the Lord, The Almighty||Christy Nockels||Passion: Hymns Ancient and Modern||2004|
|We Will Worship The Lamb Of Glory (feat. Charmaine, Russ Taff)||Dennis Jernigan||Hands Lifted High||2004|
|Call To Worship||Vicky Beeching||Yesterday, Today and Forever||2005|
|All My Praise||Selah||Hiding Place||2004|
|Moment Made For Worshipping||Steven Curtis Chapman||All About Love||2003|
|Praise You In This Storm||Casting Crowns||Lifesong||2005|
|Greatly To Be Praised||Brian and Jenn Johnson||We Believe||2006|
|The Heart Of Worship (feat. Martin Smith of Delirious)||Matt Redman||I Could Sing Of Your Love Forever||1999|
|Praise The Lord||Kristene Mueller||Those Who Dream||2008|
|Glory, Honor, Power, Praise||The Embers||The Embers||2008|
|Praise You Lord||Relevant Worship||Anthem of the Redeemed||2008|
|Surrendered To Praise||Jeremy Riddle||The Now And Not Yet||2009|
|We Give You Praise||Delirious||Kingdom Of Comfort||2008|
|Praise the Father, Praise the Son||Chris Tomlin||Hello Love||2008|
|Come, Now is the Time to Worship||Phillips, Craig and Dean||Let My Words Be Few||2001|
|Your Name Will Be Praised||Laura Story||Blessings||2011|
|Praise The Lord Who Reigns Above||Leigh Nash||Hymns And Sacred Songs||2011|
|God Be Praised / Our God Reigns (feat. Jon Egan)||New Life Worship||You Hold It All||2011|
|Praise To The One||Brad & Rebekah||The Things Of God||2011|
|Praise Like Fireworks||Rend Collective||Homemade Worship By Handmade People||2012|
|Praise To The Lord||Citizens||Citizens||2014|
|Praise The Lord||The City Harmonic||Heart||2014|
|Praise The Lord||Ross King||To Make God Famous Vol.2|
|Praise Him||The Royal Royal||Royal||2012|
|Come Let Us Worship||Chris Tomlin||Not To Us||2002|
|I Will Worship You||Matthew Ward||Even Now||2000|
|Hear My Worship||Jaime Jamgochian||Reason To Live||2006|
|Live To Worship||Scott Krippayne||It Goes Like This||2003|
JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment Of Celebration reflects on the influence of a Christian mother.
The Apostle Paul wrote to a young pastor named Timothy by saying, “I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded now lives in you also.”
Here were some faithful women who were witnesses of the Gospel to their offspring. Timothy embraced the same faith of his mother, and that faith that lived in Timothy became stronger and bolder with the encouragement of Paul the Apostle, who was his mentor.
Proverbs 31:30 says that charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
The influence of a Christian mother is a reason to be glad in the Year of Celebration.