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Focus On God-The Attitude of Jesus

April 12th, 2017 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Trust, today’s Focus on God examines the attitude of Jesus.

According to Philippians 2:5, our attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: who, “being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death-even death on a cross!”

What we see in the attitude of Jesus is a humble servant who was willing to empty himself of His glory in heaven to display His love sacrificially for us on the earth. He did it by laying down His life for us to experience an extremely painful form of death.

Having the attitude of Christ will move us in the direction of humble obedience to the call of God on our lives.

The attitude of Jesus is a reason to trust in God for today and forever.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Focus On God-Jesus As A Gentle King

April 10th, 2017 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Trust, today’s Focus on God examines Jesus as a gentle king.

According to Matthew 21, Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. As Jesus entered, the crowds shouted, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!”

The fact that Jesus rode on a donkey meant that He was riding in peace, not in war. If He came to wage war, He would have been riding a horse. But Jesus was coming to Jerusalem with an offer of peace, which would be ultimately fulfilled the following week when He laid down His life for us at the cross.

Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem was a fulfillment of Zechariah 9:9, which says, “Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem! See your king comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey.”

The appearance of Jesus as a gentle king is a reason to trust in God for today and forever.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Some Sort of Rock Show

April 9th, 2017 3 comments

Hour 1

  1. Know About It (feat. Derek Minor) – KJ-52
  2. Out Of This World – Family Force 5
  3. Empty Grave – Disciple
  4. You Remain – Foreverlin
  5. Run Devil Run – Crowder
  6. Feet, Don’t Fail Me Now – Needtobreathe
  7. Pretty Little Phase – Hearts Like Lions
  8. In Exile – Thrice
  9. Stones – Manafest
  10. Dance Like You’re From The Future – After Edmund
  11. Love Broke Thru – TobyMac
  12. Revival – The Rocket Summer
  13. Some Kind Of Zombie – Audio Adrenaline
  14. People Like Me – Audio Adrenaline
  15. Mirror Mirror – Random Hero

Hour 2

  1. Lay It Down – Crossing Fire
  2. Into My Arms – Embers In Ashes
  3. Parachute (Featuring Matt Dally) – Bread Of Stone
  4. Taking Back – About A Mile
  5. Loving Led – ILIA
  6. So In Love – Decyfer Down
  7. Float – Switchfoot
  8. All In (Apologize) – Stellar Kart
  9. Youth Of The Nation – P.O.D.
  10. White Flag – Seventh Day Slumber
  11. Troubles – Written in Kings
  12. All Hands On Deck – Awake O Sleeper
  13. Wash Away – As We Ascend
  14. Calm The Storm – Spoken
  15. Down – Thousand Foot Krutch

Praise & Worship Show Playlist

April 9th, 2017 No comments

Song Title

Artist

Album

Year

6:00 a.m.

Shout To The North

Delirious

Cutting Edge

1997

Jesus Saves

Tim Hughes

Happy Day

2009

The Glory Of Our King

Matt Redman

We Shall Not Be Shaken

2009

Hosanna

Jason Morant

Open

2006

King Of Kings, Lord of Lords

Stan Sinclair

Jesus Day – For Your Glory

2005

Prepare Ye the Way

Michael W. Smith

A New Hallelujah

2008

My Deliverer (feat. Rick Elias)

The Ragamuffin Band

The Jesus Record

1998

God Be Praised / Our God Reigns (feat. Jon Egan)

New Life Worship

You Hold It All

2011

Unto The King

Darrell Evans

Awesome God Is He

2013

Every Knee Will Bow

Matt Papa

Your Kingdom Come

2009

Skeleton Bones

John Mark McMillan

The Medicine

2008

Hail The King

Citizens

Citizens

2014

7:00 a.m.

Open Up the Gates

Planetshakers

Open Up the Gates

2004

Forever Reign

Kristian Stanfill

Passion: Here For You

2011

Kingdom

Charlie Hall Band

The Death of Death

2013

Sing To The King

Candi Pearson

Passion: Sacred Revolution

2003

King of My Heart

John Mark & Sarah McMillan

You Are the Avalanche – EP

2015

Our God Reigns

Chris Tomlin

Passion: Everything Glorious

2006

Prepare The Way

Jared Anderson

Live From My Church

2009

Come Thou Fount, Come Thou King

Gateway Worship

Amazing Grace

2007

Crown Him (Majesty) (feat. Kari Jobe)

Chris Tomlin

Burning Lights

2013

O Come Let Us Adore Him

Matt Redman

Passion: Sacred Revolution

2003

Let Us Adore

Hillsong

God He Reigns

2005

He Reigns

Newsboys

Adoration

2003

8:00 a.m.

Hosanna

Jared Anderson

51 Must Have Modern Worship Hits

2007

We Crown You

Steve Fee

North Point Live: Awake

2009

King of All the Earth

Bryan & Katie Torwalt

Kingdom Come

2015

Praise to the Lord, The Almighty

Christy Nockels

Passion: Hymns Ancient and Modern

2004

Hosanna

Hillsong United

All Of The Above

2006

Hosanna (You Are Holy)

Twila Paris

The Ultimate Collection

2006

Prepare The Way

Charlie Hall

Passion: Our Love Is Loud

2002

Raise Up the Crown (All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name)

Chris Tomlin

Passion: Hymns Ancient and Modern

2004

O Praise Him (All This For A King)

David Crowder Band

Illuminate

2003

Praise The Lord

The City Harmonic

Heart

2014

Prepare The Way

Jeremy Riddle

The Now And Not Yet

2009

Hosanna in the Highest

Passage

Passage

2001

The Welcome Song

Pocket Full Of Rocks

Song to the King

2006

King Of Heaven (Isaiah 61)

Charlie Hall

Passion: Awakening

2010

9:00 a.m.

Hosanna

Paul Baloche

A Greater Song

2007

King Of Glory

Chris Tomlin

Arriving

2004

Come Worship the King (feat. Shane & Shane)

Michael W. Smith

Glory Revealed – The Word of God In Worship

2007

Hail the Day

Sovereign Grace Music

Risen

2011

Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

Charlie Hall

Passion: Hymns Ancient and Modern

2004

Make Way

Amber Brooks

Still I Rise

2009

Hosanna

Christy Nockels

Passion: God Of This City

2008

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do April 7-9, 2017

April 7th, 2017 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
April 7-9, 2017

5 Victory Christian Fellowship in Palmyra Community Egg Hunt tomorrow (Saturday, April 8) beginning at 11am  for children Ages 2-10 years. Children are encouraged to bring their own basket/bag.  More Info: VCFPA.org

4 Free Easter Breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt, tomorrow (Saturday, April 8) beginning at 8:30am at Messiah United Methodist Church. The Easter egg hunt will begin at 9:15 am for children ages 0-6th grade. Bring your own basket/bag.  More Info: yorkmessiahumc.org

3 Hammel Associates Architects in Lancaster First Friday Lego Building Party tonight (Friday, April 7) from 5-8:30pm at their offices on Grant Street in Lancaster. Architectural, Trains, Freestyle, Connects, Creator – more than 40,000 bricks, plates and specialty pieces to build with . More Info:  Hammelarch.com

2 Providence Church in New Providence PA Road to Resurrection interactive event for the entire family tomorrow (Saturday, April 8) from 9am-11am. Travel the pathway of Jesus, wave palm branches, visit the upper room for the Passover meal, visit Barabbas in jail, and more. More Info: provchurch.net

1 Community Egg Hunt at Grace Baptist Church of Lancaster tomorrow (Saturday, April 8) from 10am-Noon.  Egg hunt, games, crafts, bounce house, and other activities. This event is for ages infant thru 6th grade and is held rain or shine. More Info: GBCLancaster.org

Promise of Hope-Life With God

April 6th, 2017 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Promise of Hope is based on Revelation 21:4.

In the setting of the new heaven and the new earth, we see a very different picture than the current conditions found in the world.

Speaking of God and His people, “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

That will be the experience of those who take part in the new heaven and new earth. In the absence of tears, there will be fullness of joy. In the absence of death, there will be fullness of life. In the absence of pain, there will be fullness of healing.

Life with God in the New Heaven and New Earth is a promise of hope for those who follow Jesus in the Year of Trust.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Celebrating Junction Center Landis Hall

April 4th, 2017 No comments

Phase 3 of the Junction Center building project is complete!  All of us at WJTL have been looking forward to this for years.  In fact, a few have been looking forward to it for decades: Tim Landis (our president), Fred McNaughton (WJTL station manager) and Chris Strayer (CMI Productions concert promoter).  I knew the grand opening and dedication would be special.  Unfortunately, I had an ill-timed case of laryngitis.  I originally planned to be there from the very beginning until the very end, welcoming people at the famous WJTL Table and mingling the night away.  But when a DJ loses their voice…it’s time for a new plan!  So, my husband, Sam and I decided that even though I couldn’t speak, we wouldn’t miss this important event.  He came along as my translator.  Our toddler, Josiah, tagged along.  We timed our arrival as the main event was getting started and were thrilled to see a packed parking lot!

 

When we walked into the doors, my heart was so happy to see so many WJTL listeners!  There were so many familiar faces of friends of WJTL, those who gladly volunteered over the years, plus regular concert attenders and local musicians.  My fellow WJTL staffers popped up here and there with a wave and an excited smile for such a big occasion.  What surprised me was seeing so many people who have been a big part of my life!  Pastor Tony Hunt was one of my youth pastors at Hershey Free Church.  He is now Senior Pastor at Lancaster Evangelical Free Church.  He said he had been hoping to bump into me at Lancaster Bible College, but our paths never crossed.  Then I met Judy Lehman.  She’s part of Steven Courtney’s Suitcase Musicians and works at HOPE International.  We’ve been internet friends for over a year, mostly relating with music and toddlers.  (Our 2 year olds’ birthdays are very close together.)  We’ve been trying to meet in real life for a while, but haven’t been able to arrange it.  I was delighted to make these connections at the brand new The Junction Center Landis Hall.  It’s a place that I’m sure will hold meaningful memories in the years to come.  I can’t wait to see what relationships are started there.  I imagine kindred heart friendships will start there, musicians will connect with eager hearts, and broken hearts will find Jesus.

 

I hope you’ve heard the story of Robert M. Landis.  It is truly amazing to think of the impact this man has had—and will continue to have!  Fred McNaughton was talking about the concerts and events we have lined up to take place in the new facility.  I loved when he stressed that we don’t want to forget our roots!  Heritage artists, like Chuck Girard, Russ Taff, Michael Card and Phil Keaggy have been important in helping to blaze a trail for Christian music – and we will continue to support and showcase them.  WJTL is also on a mission to impact future generations.  Children will love concerts with artists like Slugs & Bugs!  There will also be Christian rock shows, concerts with current contemporary Christian artists, local bands and much more.

 

One of my favorite moments was seeing how our son responded.  After all, this was Josiah’s first real concert!  When Rend Collective took the stage, Sam took Josiah up front.  He held him for a few songs, while Josiah quietly watched.  But, when Sam put Josiah down, he began dancing and jumping and clapping and shouting!  He loved the concert so much, he talked about it all the way home.  (Especially the guitar.)   We asked Josiah if he wanted to go to another concert, and he said “uh huh”!  (Translation: “yes”!)  It brought back memories of when my mom took me to concerts with Michael W. Smith and DC Talk.  We always talked about what we loved on the way home in the car.  And now the process is starting all over again in my little family.  I’m so grateful for Junction Center Landis Hall and can’t wait to see and hear the stories of lives impacted by Christ. Community. Music. in this new space.

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Focus On God-Man Of Sorrows

April 3rd, 2017 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Trust, today’s Focus on God examines Jesus as a man of sorrows.

According to Isaiah 53, verse 3, Jesus “was despised and rejected-a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief. We turned our back on him and looked the other way. He was despised, and we did not care.”

Jesus was taking the pain and suffering that we deserved. It was our sin that prompted Jesus to carry the cross. It was His love for sinners that held Jesus to the cross, not the nails. That is extraordinary love—that Jesus would be willing to face the agony of the cross in front of those who rejected and despised Him. This shows the extent that Jesus is willing to go to help us overcome the wages of sin and restore us to God.

His willingness to enter our world of sin and suffering reveals His ability to identify with our sorrows. He is not distant from our pain. He has been there. He cares for us. He proved it at the cross.

Knowing Jesus as a man of sorrows is a reason to trust in God for today and forever.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Praise & Worship Show Playlist

April 2nd, 2017 No comments

Welcome to April Showers season!  Today’s program features a related theme in the 8:00 hour.  Here are the verses I mention:

Ezekial 34:26

I will make them and the places surrounding my hill a blessing.[a] I will send down showers in season; there will be showers of blessing.

Isaiah 44:3

For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants.

Hosea 6:3

Let us acknowledge the Lord;
    let us press on to acknowledge him.
As surely as the sun rises,
    he will appear;
he will come to us like the winter rains,
    like the spring rains that water the earth.

Isaiah 45:8

Rain down, you heavens, from above,
And let the skies pour down righteousness;
Let the earth open, let them bring forth salvation,
And let righteousness spring up together.
I, the Lord, have created it.

Email me to join the weekly playlist email group, where you can get complete song details sent to your inbox.

Kristi Leigh – WJTL DJ
Kristi@WJTL.com

Song Title

Artist

Album

Year

6:00 a.m.

Prince of Peace

Hillsong United

Empires

2015

Be Still (feat. Steffany Frizzell Gretzinger)

Bethel Music

Tides

2013

Psalm 116 (You Turned My Soul to Rest)

Robbie Seay Band

Psalms LP

2015

Shepherd (feat. Amanda Cook)

Bethel Music

You Make Me Brave (Live)

2014

Psalm 23 (Surely Goodness, Surely Mercy)

Shane & Shane

Psalms, Vol. 2

2015

I Shall Not Want

Audrey Assad

Fortunate Fall

2013

Hallelujah, To Saving Grace

Bellarive

Before There Was

2014

Drenched in Love (Live)

Daniel Bashta

Drenched in Love (Live)

2017

This Is Amazing Grace

Jeremy Riddle

Bethel Live: For The Sake Of The World

2012

My Victory

Crowder

American Prodigal

2016

Jesus, Only Jesus

Matt Redman

Passion: Let The Future Begin

2013

Jesus

Chris Tomlin

Never Lose Sight

2016

7:00 a.m.

Doxology

Stars Go Dim

Stars Go Dim

2017

Praise The King

Daniel Doss

Praise The King

2017

O Come to the Altar

Elevation Worship

Here as in Heaven

2016

One Thirst and Hunger

Jeremy Riddle

Furious

2011

Spirit Break Out (Live)

Kim Walker-Smith

Still Believe (Live)

2015

Heroes

Amanda Cook (of Bethel Music)

Brave New World

2015

I Will Worship You

Paul Baloche

Your Mercy

2016

You Alone Are God

Aaron Gillespie

Grace Through the Wandering

2015

No Other Name

Hillsong

No Other Name

2014

Who You Are

Desperation Band

Who You Are

2006

Pocketful of Faith

Tim Hughes

Pocketful of Faith

2015

8:00 a.m.

Healing Rain

Michael W. Smith

Healing Rain

2004

Rain Down

Delirious

World Service

2004

Grace Like Rain

Plumbline

Louder Than the World: Burn II

2006

There Is a Cloud

Elevation Worship

There Is a Cloud

2017

Glory Rain Down

Jeff Deyo

Unveil

2007

Waterfall

Chris Tomlin

Love Ran Red

2014

Pour Out Your Spirit Lord

Evan Wickham

Mysterious Things

2005

Open Heaven (River Wild) [Live]

Hillsong Worship

OPEN HEAVEN / River Wild (Deluxe) [Live]

2015

Let It Rain (feat. Chris Quilala)

Jesus Culture

Come Away

2010

Freedom Reigns (feat. Kim Walker-Smith)

Jesus Culture

Come Away

2010

Let The Earth Awake

Charlie Hall

The Rising

2010

9:00 a.m.

Let There Be Light

Bryan & Katie Torwalt

Let There Be Light – Single

2016

Call Upon the Lord

Elevation Worship

Here as in Heaven

2016

Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)

Hillsong United

Zion

2013

Let Your Glory Fall

Kari Jobe

The Garden (Deluxe Edition)

2017

Let It Echo (Heaven Fall) [feat. Chris Quilala] [Live]

Jesus Culture

Let It Echo (Live)

2016

Deeper In Love

Charlie Hall

The Rising

2010

Make a Way (feat. Jon Egan)

Desperation Band

Banner (Deluxe Version)

2014

God Is Able

Hillsong

God Is Able (Live)

2011

Some Sort Of Rock Show

March 31st, 2017 2 comments

Here’s your Handcrafted playlist for the March 31st/April 2nd episode:

Hour 1

  1. Beyond The Stars – Spoken
  2. Through It All – Spoken
  3. Breathe Again (Ft. Matty Mullins) – Spoken
  4. Running – Random Hero
  5. Mirror Mirror – Random Hero
  6. I’ll Bleed – Seventh Day Slumber
  7. We Are The Broken – Seventh Day Slumber
  8. Beautiful Lie – Decyfer Down
  9. Fight To Win – Decyfer Down
  10. Moving On – Decyfer Down
  11. Creation Interview Disciple
  12. Radical – Disciple
  13. Erase –  Disciple

Hour 2

  1. Beneath the Skin – Gold Frankincense & Myrrh
  2. Voices – Out Of Black
  3. Lay It Down – Crossing Fire
  4. Pretty Little Phase – Hearts Like Lions
  5. Troubles – Written in Kings
  6. Hard Love – Needtobreathe
  7. Stones – Manafest
  8. Warm Up – NF
  9. Out Of This World – Family Force 5
  10. Faith – Citizens & Saints
  11. Unforsaken – Adelaide
  12. Holy Water – Switchfoot
  13. Back From the Dead – Skillet
  14. Lifeline – Thousand Foot Krutch
  15. Song Of Deliverance – Zach Williams
  16. A Return – David Crowder Band

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do March 31-April 2, 2017

March 31st, 2017 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
March 31-April 2, 2017

5 Easter Egg Hunt tomorrow (Saturday April 1) at 2pm at Limeville United Methodist Church in Gap, PA for Ages 1 to 12. Bring a basket or a bag. Light refreshments after egg hunt. More Info: 717 442-4010

4 Family Friendly Comedian & Ventriliquist Ryan and Friends will perform at Jonestown Bible Church in Jonestown tomorrow (Saturday April 1) at 6pm. Ryan got his start in the WJTL listening area but is now Nationally known. More Info: 717-865-4732.

3 Family of Restoration Ministries Cafe Nite. Tonight (Friday, March 31) 6:30-8pm in the upper part of the stone barn on the ministry’s new property in Lititz. Live Music, coffee, desserts and fellowship. The evening is free but you do need to register ahead of time. Registration and More Info: at the Cafe Night EventBrite page.

2 Lancaster Bible College hymn sing, Sunday (April 2) 4 to 5:30pm in the Good Shepard Chapel on its Lancaster campus. This event is free and open to the public. Pre-Registration is encouraged. More Info: lbc.edu/events

1 The First Annual Rec Fest tomorrow (Saturday April 1) at the Penn State Harrisburg College Campus in Middletown from noon to 4pm. The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center and Global Abilities Foundation will be hosting this event that will provide demonstrations of adaptive sports, recreation and exercise equipment. Some demos include: wheelchair rugby, basketball and baseball, scuba diving, kayaking, tai chi, service dogs, sled hockey, track chair, adaptive hunting equipment, adaptive snow/water ski equipment and more. Vendors from the community sharing resources available. More Info:  http://recfest.net