RADIO FRIEND PHIL – Greetings! Welcome to this week’s New Tunes at 9 Roundup. (New Tunes at 9, one-hour of new and emerging music, weeknights at 9 p.m. on WJTL.)
Manafest was a recent guest on New Tunes at 9 https://wjtl.com/listen/wjtl-casts/. Manafest, whose real name is Christopher Greenwood, is set to release his new project, “The Moment,” on August 5.
Manafest is a Canadian musician and author; his 2013 book “Fighter: Five Keys to Conquering Fear and Reaching Your Dreams,” was an honest document addressing the challenges of fame and struggling through times of distress, notably, coming to terms with his father’s suicide.
“Fighter” is broken down into seven chapters; the first five are devoted to book’s sub-title: the five keys to conquering fear and reaching your dreams. (Manafest outlines the keys as courage, perseverance, mindset, discipline, and will power).
For more on Manafest, and his new song, “Edge of My Life,” go to http://manafest.ca; his book, “Fighter,” is available as an e-book.
JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment of Celebration reflects on the words of the prophets.
Second Peter 1:19 says, “We have the word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation. For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.”
The main purpose of prophecy is to draw our attention to the testimony of Jesus. Even before Jesus came into the world, the words of the prophets were indicating that when He came, He would be born of a virgin and born in Bethlehem. He would come in peace, riding on a donkey. He would be rejected by His people, betrayed by a friend, and abandoned by His disciples. He would be pierced for our transgressions, but His body would not see decay. He would once again see the light of life and be satisfied.
These predicted events tell us that God knows the future, and keeps His promises. We can trust Him to do what He says He will do.
The words of the prophets are reasons to be glad in the Year of Celebration.
JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment of Celebration reflects on the steadfast, bold witness of the apostles.
When Jesus rose from the dead, He did not keep it a secret from His friends. According to First Corinthians 15:3, “Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures,…he was buried,….he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures….and he appeared to Peter, and then to the Twelve.” Here was a group of men who followed Jesus to Jerusalem, where they saw His suffering at the cross and the triumph of His resurrection. Brave souls will stand for the truth even in the face of persecution, but very few would die for a lie. Each of Jesus’ followers who saw Him alive again faced some type of persecution for their witness. Most of them died for their faith in Jesus.
In the life of the early church, the disciples went their separate ways, but they remained faithful to the mission of spreading the good news wherever they went. In their courageous witness for Jesus, they said to the governing authorities, who tried to silence them, “We must obey God rather than men.”
The steadfast, bold witness of Jesus’ followers is a reason to be glad in the Year of Celebration.
JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment of Celebration reflects on the empty tomb.
On the day of Pentecost, Peter preached a sermon that persuaded 3,000 people to come to faith in Christ. It was a moment when he preached the Gospel. In that sermon, Peter said in Acts 2:32, “God raised this Jesus to life, and we are all witnesses of the fact.”
This happened fifty days after the crucifixion of Jesus. If opponents wanted to prove Peter wrong, they could have pointed people to a tomb where they placed the body of Jesus. But the stone had been rolled away, and the tomb was empty. The empty tomb tells us that Jesus has defeated death and conquered the grave. He leads His followers to eternal life, not a mortal end. Jesus told His disciples in John 14:19, “Because I live, you also will live.”
The empty tomb of Jesus is a reason to be glad in the Year of Celebration.
JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment Of Celebration reflects on the signs of God’s creation.
Psalm 19:1 says that the heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge.
The stars in the universe are visible to us on a clear night. Isaiah 40:26 tells us that He not only created all these, but He also calls them each by name. Just as there are many stars in the universe, there are many people on this planet. God is big enough to keep order in the universe, while at the same time, remaining personal to know us by name. Just as the heavens declare the glory of God, so we also are called to reflect His glory.
When our faith is expressed in love and with gratitude, our witness for Jesus is compared to the stars of the universe, which reflect the glory of God.
The signs of God’s creation are reasons to be glad in the Year of Celebration.
It feels like a Some Sort of Rock Show kind of summer!
Here is your July13th playlist!
You Can’t Stop Me – Andy Mineo
Strike Back – We As Human
The Mirror – Embers In Ashes
Ones and Zeroes – Stellar Kart
Heartbeat – Sumerlin
We’ve Only Just Begun – Run Kid Run
Indestructible (feat. Rob Beckley) – Hardie Avenue
The Right Direction – Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
The Heart – Needtobreathe
Come To The River – Rhett Walker Band
Criminal – Scientist
End Of Me – Ashes Remain
Skills (feat. Trevor McNevan) – Manafest
Edge Of My Life – Manafest
Still I Know(feat. TJ Harris) – Relentless Flood
Falling Apart – Canopy Red
Run and Escape – RED
This Is Your Moment – The Deep Space Network
I’m For You – Toby Mac
When We All Come Alive – Switchfoot
Static – Bleach
Let It Be Love – Family Force 5
Hearing Voices – Anberlin
Only One – Scott Stapp
Alive In You – 7eventh Time Down
The One I’m Running To – 7eventh Time Down
What I Believe – Skillet
Never Looking Back – Silverline
You Gave Me A Promise – Fireflight
Someday – Disciple
I Will Overcome – Devin Williams
Here’s today’s playlist!
Keep in touch,
Kristi Leigh – WJTL DJ
|ARISE, AWAKE, DEDICATE THE DAY & SING THEME|
|Rise And Sing||Brett Younker||The New Has Come||2010|
|Wake Up||Leeland||Opposite Way||2008|
|Awaken The Dawn (feat. Paul Meany of Mutemath)||Victory Fellowship Worship Band||Elevator Music||2010|
|10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord) (feat. Passion)||Matt Redman||Passion: White Flag||2012|
|Rising Sun||All Sons & Daughters||The Longing – EP||2012|
|Into The Day||Bebo Norman||Between the Dreaming and the Coming True||2007|
|Joyful, Joyful||Casting Crowns||Until The Whole World Hears||2010|
|Let the Worshippers Arise||Pocket Full Of Rocks||Manifesto||2007|
|All Things New||Watermark||All Things New||2000|
|This Is The Day||Phil Wickham||Response||2012|
|Wake Up||All Sons & Daughters||Season One||2012|
|I Will Rise||Chris Tomlin||Hello Love||2009|
|The Great Awakening||Leeland||The Great Awakening||2011|
|Arise||Paul Baloche||Offering of Worship||2004|
|Awaken (Let The Whole World Sing)||Dan And Lauren Smith||The Revive Project||2012|
|Let It Rise||Big Daddy Weave||Every Time I Breathe||2006|
|Rise||Kari Jobe||Where I Find You||2012|
|Rising (A Song Of Ascent)||Charlie Hall||The Rising||2010|
|This Day (feat. Thys Meades)||Vineyard||Wonderful Mercy||2001|
|Before The Morning||Josh Wilson||Life Is Not A Snapshot||2009|
|Awaken Me||Andy Needham Band||Lifted High||2013|
|First Song that I Sing||Sara Groves||All Right Here||2002|
|New Day||Green River Ordinance||Under Fire||2013|
|Wake Up||Tim Hughes||Love Shine Through||2011|
|Give Me Jesus||Jeremy Camp||Beyond Measure||2006|
|Dawn To Dusk||All Sons & Daughters||Season One||2012|
|Your Love Is Strong||Jon Foreman||Limbs and Branches||2008|
|Awaken||Kristene DiMarco||Safe Place||2012|
|Into The Light||Sisterbrother||TBD||2013|
|Yesterday Is Gone||Charlie Hall||The Rising||2010|
|Awake, Awake||Matthew Reed||Come and Drink||2011|
|New Day||Robbie Seay Band||Give Yourself Away||2008|
|Joy Has Dawned||Bethany Dillon and Matt Hammitt (of Sanctus Real)||In Christ Alone – Modern Hymns Of Worship||2008|
|Awaken Me||Jesus Culture||Jesus Culture Awakening: Live From Chicago||2011|
|Sun & Moon||Phil Wickham||Singalong 2||2012|
|The Waking Sound||Brian Campbell||Hearts Wake to the Giver of Life||2012|
|Today (As For Me And My House)||Kathryn Scott||Satisfy||2003|
|Today Is The Day||Lincoln Brewster||Today Is The Day||2008|
|A New Day||Ben Cantelon||Everything in Color||2012|
|This Is The Day||Laura Story||Blessings||2011|
|Christ Be All Around Me||All Sons & Daughters||All Sons & Daughters||2014|
|Awake My Soul (feat. Lecrae)||Chris Tomlin||Burning Lights||2013|
|Joy (Shining Light)||Victory Fellowship Worship Band||Elevator Music||2010|
|Wake||Hillsong Young & Free||We Are Young & Free||2014|
|Awaken My Soul||Robbie Seay Band||Miracle||2010|
|God of Wonders (feat. Caedmons Call)||Mac Powell||City on a Hill||2000|
|Until The Day Dawns||Jon And Tiffany Aitken||We Honor You||2011|
|Daylight||John Mark McMillan||Economy||2011|
|Father Let Me Dedicate||Matt Redman||Passion: Hymns Ancient and Modern||2004|
|Wake Sleeper||Brian Campbell||The One Worth It All – EP||2014|
|Your Love Never Fails||Jesus Culture||Your Love Never Fails||2008|
FIVE FUN FREE FAMILY THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND!!! July 11, 12 & 13, 2014
5) Historic Marietta Professional Bike Race & Kids’ Bike Race, tomorrow, (Saturday, July 12) 11:30am-3:30pm , Kids’ bike race, children’s games and activities followed by a professional bike race through the streets of historic Marietta. More Info: 717-381-1187
4) 33rd Annual New Holland Band Car Show, Sunday (July 13th) from 11am-3PM at New Holland Community Park. Classic cars and other unique motor vehicles on display. Music will provided by The New Holland Band Jazz Combo and 16 piece Show band. Bring your lawn chair. More Info: newhollandband.org
3) Servant Stage Company is presenting a patriotic tribute to Broadway & Barbershop, Standards & Swing, Gospel Spirituals andmore, featuring a cast of 8 singer/dancer/musicians celebrating America’s history, culture, and traditions. Tonight (Friday, July 11) 7pm at Garden Spot Village and Sunday (July 13th) 7pm at New Providence Church of God. More Info: servantstagecompany.com
2) Leola Community Water Slide Day at Zion Lutheran of Leola tomorrow (Saturday, July 12) noon -4 pm. Free food, fun, & 4 Huge Waterslides. More Info: zionleola.org
1) White Horse Fire Company 100th Anniversary Community Celebration, tomorrow (Saturday, July 12) 10:30am-8pm. Candy Drop, Barrel Train Rides, & Ryan & Friends. More Info: whitehorsefire.org
RADIO FRIEND PHIL – Greetings! Welcome to this week’s New Tunes at 9 Roundup. (New Tunes at 9, one-hour of new and emerging music, weeknights at 9 p.m. on WJTL.) Zach Bolen of Citizens was my guest this week on New Tunes at 9. Citizens are a tremendous, cutting-edge worship band, based in Seattle. (Zach Bolen leads Citizens, based in the University District of Seattle.)
Citizens released their self-titled debut in 2013; “Citizens” included 2 minor radio hits: “Made Alive” and “Jesus!”
(Citizens just wrapped up a remix contest for fans and producers; the band solicited remixes for “Made Alive” to be used as a bonus track on a future project, and you can hear the submissions at music citizens on facebook.)
Currently, Citizens are working and recording songs for their new project, “Join the Triumph,” a disc that will feature the first single, “You Brought Me Back to Life,” a song that utilizes a vintage Juno 60, early ‘80s, analog keyboard. (Zach Bolen talked about his affection for synth-pop music—and the story behind the new song–on New Tunes at 9.)
For more on Citizens, go to http://marshill.com/music/artists/citizens; Citizens’ music is also available on Amazon, Spotify, iTunesand more.
JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment of Celebration reflects on freedom in Christ.
Jesus said in John 8:36, “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”
There are reasons to cherish our political freedoms to vote, to speak out, and to publicly express our worship for God.
However, the greatest form of freedom is the kind that comes from knowing Jesus Christ. Here are some of the ways that Jesus sets us free.
In Christ we are set free to love people as He loves us. Galatians 5:13 talks about using our freedom to serve one another in love.
In Christ, we are set free from the penalty of our sin through God’s forgiveness. Romans 8:1 says “there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”
In Christ, we are set free to know the truth of God’s will and do it. Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
Following God is our pathway to real and lasting freedom.
Freedom in Christ is a reason to be glad in the Year of Celebration.