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Q and A-The Parable of the Rich Fool

November 3rd, 2016 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Q and A Segment explores the question, “What is the meaning behind the Parable of the Rich Fool?”

Jesus told this parable in Luke 12 to show that life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.

A rich man had a bumper crop year. He thought to himself, “What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops”. Then, he said, “This is what I’ll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store my surplus grain. And I’ll say to myself, ‘You have plenty of grain laid up for many ears. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.”

But God said to him, “You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then, who will get what you have prepared for yourself?” Jesus said, “This is how it will be with whoever stores up things for themselves, but is not rich toward God.”

The point of this parable is not to suggest that it is wrong to save money or plan for retirement, but it does highlight the folly of storing up for ourselves treasures on earth without storing up treasures in heaven in the Year of Exploration.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Reason To Believe-The Moon

November 3rd, 2016 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Exploration, today’s Reason to Believe is the moon.

According to NASA, the Moon is approximately 238 thousand miles from planet earth. On a cloudless night, it appears as a light in the sky faithfully.

Psalm 89:37 describes the moon as the faithful witness in the sky. We see the moon because it reflects the light of the sun.

God’s promises are like the moon in the sense that they reflect His goodness and trustworthiness.

Our good deeds carried out in the name of Jesus are also like the moon in the sense that they reflect God’s glory.

Jesus instructs us to let our light shine before others, that they may see our good deeds and glorify our Father in heaven.

In this way, followers of Jesus can be like the moon and reflect Christ’s love and goodness to the world in which we live.

The Moon, as a faithful witness in the sky, is a reflector of light and is a reason to believe in God’s good news.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

My Visit to Phil’s Music Room

October 31st, 2016 No comments

Kristi and Phil

Over the weekend, my family and I took Radio Friend Phil up on a longstanding invitation to visit his music room in his home.  This special space is the product of decades of vinyl collecting and meticulous audio gear curating.  He even has a sofa set up at the exact sweet spot for the listener to clearly hear every detail the recording artist intended.  The results are amazing!  Phil sat us down with a mug of his favorite hot tea and played a variety of records for us: Franz Schubert, Herbie Hancock, Billie Holiday, Credence Clearwater Revival, Pat Metheny and The Beatles.  We fell in love all over again with familiar songs like “Here Comes The Sun” because we heard parts we never heard before…all because of how well Radio Friend Phil presented the music.

It got me thinking about how I present things.  Am I taking great care of the material like Phil cares for his vinyl?  Do I make sure that I set up my words as well as Phil sets up his gear?  And do I make sure that my listener is as comfortable and well-positioned to hear the heart of what I’m saying like Phil does with that comfy sofa and hot tea?

Ephesians 5 talks a lot about living intentionally and graciously as we interact with others.  I love the phrase in verse 15 that say “Be very careful, then, how you live.”  It’s something that comes to my mind a lot.  God has been so very good to us!  I want to honor and love Him by cheerfully choosing to be very careful how I live to bring Him glory. Verse 2 gets to the heart of it, “And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us, and has given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling fragrance.”

Praise & Worship Show Playlist

October 30th, 2016 No comments

Halloween is on Monday and we’re losing more and more daylight every day…I thought it was the perfect time to focus on Shining our Light!  See my themed playlist, and links to helpful blogs below.

Kristi – WJTL DJ

Kristi@WJTL.com

http://proverbs31.org/devotions/devo/youre-shining-for-jesus-wherever-you-are/\

https://billygraham.org/story/shine/

http://www.crosswalk.com/blogs/kelly-balarie/afraid-to-shine-bright-for-christ.html

Name

Artist

Album

Year

6 a.m.

Light of Your Face

Misty Edwards

Relentless

2007

Joy (Shining Light)

Victory Fellowship Worship Band

Elevator Music

2010

I Saw The Light

David Crowder Band

A Collision

2005

Live Alive (live)

Rend Collective

Campfire II-Simplicity

2016

Father Of Lights

Third Day

Lead Us Back: Songs Of Worship

2015

Light Of The World

Matt Redman

The Fathers Song

2000

This Little Light Of Mine

Addison Road

Stories

2010

Set Me Ablaze (feat. Katie Torwalt) [Live]

Jesus Culture

Let It Echo (Live)

2016

Pure Light

Matt Redman

Facedown

2004

O Lord Of Light

Jill Paquette

Bridges – Classic Hymns, Modern Worship

2005

Brighten My Heart

Sixpence None The Richer

Exodus

1998

The Light Will Come

Phil Wickham

Cannons

2007

Marvelous Light

Charlie Hall

Flying Into Daybreak

2006

Light Will Shine

Hillsong United

Aftermath

2011

7 a.m.

2011

We Shine

Fee

Burn For You

2007

Glow

The Digital Age

Evening-Morning

2014

Shine On Us

Cory Asbury

Immersed

2007

Into The Light

SisterBrother

TBD

2013

We Will Not Be Shaken (Live)

Bethel Music & Brian Johnson

We Will Not Be Shaken (Live) [Deluxe Edition]

2015

Joyous Light

Chris Tomlin

Passion: Hymns Ancient and Modern

2004

God Ablaze

Charlie Hall

The Rising

2010

Holy Light

Phil Wickham

The Ascension

2013

Let There Be Light

The City Harmonic

We Are

2016

Life Light Up

Christy Nockels

Life Light Up

2009

Light of the World

Watermark

A Grateful People

2006

SMS (Shine)

David Crowder Band

Church Music

2010

Great Light of the World

Bebo Norman

Myself When I Am Real

2002

Shining

Phil Wickham

Cannons

2007

Shine On Us

Phillips, Craig & Dean

My Utmost For His Highest

8 a.m.

Let There Be Light

Bryan & Katie Torwalt

Let There Be Light – Single

2016

Lift Up the Light

Shane & Shane

The One You Need

2011

Father of Lights

Jesus Culture

Jesus Culture Awakening: Live From Chicago

2011

Children Of Light

Kristian Stanfill

Passion: Let The Future Begin

2013

Shine On

Bellarive

The Heartbeat

2012

Light of the World (feat. Chris Quilala) [Live]

Jesus Culture

Unstoppable Love (Live)

2015

Shine

Sisterbrother

Into The Light

2014

My Lighthouse (live)

Rend Collective

The Art of Celebration

2014

Let There Be Light

Bellarive

Before There Was

2014

Let Me Feel You Shine

David Crowder Band

Give Us Rest-A Requiem Mass In C (The Happiest Of All The Keys)

2011

Light After Darkness

Kings Kaleidoscope

Becoming Who We Are

2014

Marvelous Light

Ellie Holcomb

As Sure As The Sun

2014

Glowing Hearts

Seven Places

Glowing

2007

9 a.m.

Love Shine Through

Tim Hughes

Love Shine Through

2011

Spark

The City Harmonic

I Have a Dream (It Feels Like Home)

2011

God Of Brilliant Lights

Aaron Shust

Morning Rises

2013

In Your Light (feat. Jeremy Riddle)

Bethel Live

For The Sake Of The World

2012

Let Your Light Shine

Bethany Dillon

Waking Up

2007

Great Are You Lord

All Sons & Daughters

All Sons & Daughters

2014

Here I Am To Worship (feat. Martin Smith of Delirious

Tim Hughes

Happy Day

2009

O This God

Matt Redman

10,000 Reasons

2011

Let It Shine

All Sons & Daughters

Season One

2012

Shine

Matt Redman

Beautiful News

2006

Pushing Back The Dark

Josh Wilson

Carry Me

2013

Go Light Your World

Chris Rice

Short Term Memories

Some Sort Of Rock Show

October 28th, 2016 2 comments

The handcrafted playlist for the October 28th/30th episode of Some Sort of Rock Show:

Hour1

  1. This Is Not a Test – TobyMac
  2. Dance Like Nobody’s Watching – Family Force 5
  3. What Am I Living For – The Lasting Hope
  4. Ones and Zeroes – Stellar Kart
  5. If the House Burns Down Tonight – Switchfoot
  6. Back To The Basics – Run Kid Run
  7. Birds Will Never Fly – Come Wind
  8. Bet Your Life – The Wrecking
  9. Day By Day – Citizens & Saints
  10. Bummin’ – Relient K
  11. Leave it all behind – Last Day Rising
  12. Black Honey – Thrice
  13. God Is With Us – Disciple
  14. Amazing Grace Blues – Disciple

Hour2

  1. The Maze – Light45
  2. Run Devil Run – Crowder
  3. Pathways – Foreverlin
  4. True Faith – Anberlin
  5. Way You Love Me – XXI
  6. Breaking Out – Sumerlin
  7. Unknown Land – Graceful Closure
  8. Falling All Over – I Am Spartacus
  9. Rockin Me – Manafest
  10. Warm Up – NF
  11. These Hands – Hearts Like Lions
  12. Touch This Light – House Of Heroes
  13. Feel Invincible – Skillet
  14. Fire It Up – Thousand Foot Krutch
  15. Darkness – Gold  Frankincense & Myrrh

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do October 28-30, 2016

October 28th, 2016 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
October 28-30, 2016

5 Community Trunk or Treat at Grace Church, Lancaster tomorrow (Sautrday Oct. 29) from 1-4pm. Games, crafts, movie and more. More Info: Grace Church Lancaster’s Facebook Page

4 Harvest Party at Grace Fellowship Church-Shrewsbury tonight (Friday Oct. 28) from 6:30pm-8:30pm.  Trunk or Treat, Hayride, Games, Moon Bounces, Face Painting and more. More Info: Staging.GFCShrewsbury.com

3 Faith Outreach Center, Marietta Harvest Fest, tomorrow (Saturday, Oct. 29) from 2-6pm. Games, Prizes, Hay rides, Bounce House, Live Music, Food, Drinks, and Lots of Candy! Bring a non perishable item for the food bank. More Info: FaithOutreachPA.com

2 Fall Fun Fest tonight (Friday, October 28) from 6-8:30pm at Grace Point Church of Paradise. Indoor and outdoor games; free meal tickets and more. More Info: GracePointParadise.com

1 Fall Fest at Petra Church, tonight 5-9pm (Friday, October 28)  Carnival games, inflatables, bonfires, crafts, and more!  More Info: Petra.Church

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Priceless: Now Playing! Learn More!

October 28th, 2016 No comments

Starting off as a song, Priceless is a movie that is inspiring many. Over the weekend, Joey and myself drove out to Bloomsburg to see the movie Priceless. It was very powerful, inspiring, and truly a movement in itself. Here’s some more information on the movie, the song, my experience, and where you can see it now!

The band, For King and Country wrote the song “Priceless” for the anniversary addition of their sophomore album “Run Wild, Live Free, Love Strong”. This song sparked a movement on the issue of the worth of women. For King and Country wrote Priceless to remind others that women, as well as men, are worth more to God than anything. That is especially true in situations like relationships. The song spoke so much to listeners and the band, that two years ago, they decided to make a movie devoted to showing a women’s worth. Focusing on the issue of Human Trafficking. You can read the synopsis of the movie at pricelessthemovie.com/#synopsis

Going into the movie, I expected there to be drama and a great message, but came out with so much more. James’s background story was harsh. He had gone though a lot with his family. The way that his personality changed as the movie went on, and how he saw the worth of those women was unreal. While watching the movie, I would think from time to time, that this movie is based on true stories, meaning that these events still play on right now. Many men take for granted the worth of women and put them at a price, but truly, we are all priceless in the eyes of God.  This movie is sparking a movement called The Priceless Movement. They are raising awareness to Human Trafficking and building homes where these people can find refuge physical and spiritually though christ.

As in a rating stand point, I give it two big thumbs up. The video quality was good for a small family staff, and the music was well done. The actors were well picked, and fit into their roles well. The rating for the movie is PG-13. I highly recommend to not take children that aren’t yet in middle school because of some violent scenes, and the topic of Human Trafficking.

Over all, I am so thrilled for this movie. I believe that it’s movement can spark and change our future generation. Now you can see it too! As of today, October 28th, Priceless is playing at Penn Cinema in Lititz!! For more information on the movie or the movement, check out the websites below. Take your youth group, family, or friends and see this movie. You will not regret it! And always remember, you are “Oh so Priceless!”

Priclessthemovement.com

Pricelessthemovie.com

 

Q and A-What does the Bible say about work?

October 27th, 2016 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Q and A Segment explores the question, “What does the Bible say about work?”

In the beginning of the Bible, we see a description of God at work in the world. For six days, He created the world, and on the seventh day, He rested from all his work. The Sabbath-rest followed this pattern of six days of work and one day of rest.

God gave work for man to do, even before sin entered the human race. Genesis 2:13 says that the LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.

The thorns and thistles came to the workplace after sin entered the human race. Frustration from work was what resulted from the fall.

The good news about Jesus is that His resurrection provides purpose for the labor that we do for Him. First Corinthians 15:58 encourages us to always give ourselves fully to the Lord, because we know that our labor in the Lord is not in vain.

God uses work in our lives in various ways: to give us satisfaction, provide for our families and others in need, serve others, and bring glory to Jesus. Work is a gift from God that gives us the opportunity to serve Him productively in the Year of Exploration.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Let Your Light Shine

October 26th, 2016 No comments

matthew-5-16

I was baptized at Hershey Free Church when I was in junior high.  It just so happened that the day my church was holding the event was on Halloween, and I was at a point in my life where my school was my mission field.  This was back in the day when “In The Light” by Charlie Peacock and “Be The One” by Al Denson were newer hit songs, not Classics — and “Shine” by Newsboys didn’t even exist yet!  I carried my Bible with me every day at school and invited friends to youth group events.  I was on fire for God on couldn’t think of a more powerful day to be baptized than on Halloween.  I was into Frank Peretti books and learning about spiritual warfare…being baptized on Halloween was as good as it could possibly get!  It was like taking the darkest day and making it stand for my dedication to Jesus, which I figured would send a loud and clear message to the devil.

The Bible verse I shared before taking the plunge was Matthew 5:14-16, “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

If you’re in total darkness, even just one match is a game changer!  One very small light will always defeat darkness.  “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” John 1:5

In the Bible, “Light” is life.  It guides our path.  It purifies.  It brings hope.  It is closely associated with God’s presence and favor.  Jesus is called the “Light of the World”.  Isn’t it such good news that God called us out of the darkness and into His marvelous light?!  We’ll sing about it with a light-themed playlist on this Sunday’s Praise & Worship Show from 6-10 a.m. and I hope you’ll join me.

Praise & Worship Show Playlist

October 23rd, 2016 2 comments

Hi there,

Here’s the “Good Good Father” devotional  

The Hillsong United song “Rhythms Of Grace” is rooted in Matthew 11:28-30The Message (MSG)

28-30 “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”

Feel free to get in touch,

Kristi Leigh – WJTL DJ

Kristi@WJTL.com

Title

Artist

Album

Year

6am

Furious

Jeremy Riddle

Furious

2011

God Of Our Salvation

Phil Wickham

Response

2011

With Everything

Hillsong United

Passion: Awakening

2010

Fall On Your Knees

David Crowder Band

Give Us Rest-A Requiem Mass in C (The Happiest of All Keys)

2012

Before the Throne of God Above

Shane & Shane

Pages

2007

In Christ Alone

Kristian Stanfill

Passion: Let The Future Begin

2013

Mystery (feat. Passion)

Charlie Hall

Passion: White Flag

2012

Here I Am To Worship (feat. Martin Smith of Delirious

Tim Hughes

Happy Day

2009

Forever (Live)

Bethel Music & Kari Jobe

You Make Me Brave (Live)

2014

I Can Only Imagine

MercyMe

Almost There

2001

Great I Am (feat. Jared Anderson)

New Life Worship

You Hold It All

2011

7am

Love Came Down

Brian Johnson

Love Came Down

2010

Good Good Father

Chris Tomlin

(iTunes single)

2015

Jesus We Love You

Bethel Music

Without Words: Synesthesia

2015

Offerings

Third Day

Offerings 2 — All I Have To Give

2003

Unstoppable God

Elevation Worship

Wake Up The Wonder

2015

All This Glory (feat. Passion)

David Crowder Band

Passion: White Flag

2012

Jesus, Only Jesus

Matt Redman

Passion: Let The Future Begin

2013

Jesus Saves

Tim Hughes

Love Shine Through

2011

Holy Spirit

Bryan & Katie Torwalt

Here On Earth

2011

It is Well (feat. Kristene DiMarco)

Bethel Music

You Make Me Brave (Live)

2014

I Could Sing of Your Love Forever

Delirious

The Cutting Edge

1997

Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)

Hillsong United

Zion

2013

8am

Great Are You Lord

All Sons & Daughters

All Sons & Daughters

2014

Glorified

Jared Anderson

Where Faith Comes From

2008

Whatever You Want

Gateway Worship

Walls

O Come To The Altar

Elevation Worship

Here As In Heaven

2016

Alabaster

Rend Collective

Homemade Worship By Handmade People

2012

Let It Be Jesus (feat. Passion)

Christy Nockels

Passion: Take It All (Deluxe Edition)

2014

Your Mercy

Paul Baloche

Your Mercy

2016

Rhythms Of Grace

Hillsong United

Aftermath

2011

Sovereign Over Us

Michael W. Smith

Sovereign

2014

One Thirst and Hunger

Jeremy Riddle

Furious

2011

Heaven Fall Down

Phil Wickham

Singalong 2

2012

Awake My Soul (feat. Lecrae)

Chris Tomlin

Burning Lights

2013

Your Glory

All Sons & Daughters

Season One

2012

9am

King of My Heart

John Mark & Sarah McMillan

You Are the Avalanche – EP

2015

Mighty 

Kristene DiMarco

Mighty

2015

10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord) (feat. Passion)

Matt Redman

Passion: White Flag

2012

Heartbeats

Hillsong UNITED

Zion (Deluxe Edition)

2013

My Victory

Crowder

American Prodigal

2016

Remember

Passion

Salvations Tide Is Rising

2016

One Thing Remains (Studio Version) (feat. Passion)

Kristian Stanfill

Passion: White Flag

2012

Only You

Hillsong Live

Glorious Ruins (Deluxe Edition)

2013

Like a Fire (feat. Steffany Gretzinger)

Sean Feucht

The Things We Did at First

2016

Fierce (feat. Chris Quilala) [Live]

Jesus Culture

Let It Echo (Live)

2016

Our Father (feat. Jenn Johnson)

Bethel Live

For The Sake Of The World

2012

Lion and the Lamb

Leeland

Invisible

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Some Sort Of Rock Show

October 21st, 2016 No comments

October 21st/23rd playlist:

Hour 1

  1. Darkness – Gold  Frankincense & Myrrh
  2. You Are The Light – Nine Lashes
  3. Unknown Land – Graceful Closure 
  4. Saved My Soul – Audio Adrenaline
  5. The Maze – Light45
  6. Wake Up – Thrice
  7. Leave it all behind – Last Day Rising
  8. Mirror – Kutless
  9. Warm Up – NF
  10. 100 (ft. Andy Mineo) – KB
  11. I Lost It – Plain Cities
  12. A Million Miles Away – Hawk Nelson
  13. Push – Thousand Foot Krutch
  14. Step To Me – Thousand Foot Krutch
  15. Way You Love Me – XXI

Hour 2

  1. Set Sail – Attaboy
  2. Hypnotized – Fever Fever
  3. If the House Burns Down Tonight – Switchfoot
  4. What Matters – Embers In Ashes
  5. God Is With Us – Disciple
  6. Calm The Storm – Spoken
  7. These Hands – Hearts Like Lions
  8. Miracle – Mike Mains And The Branches
  9. Role Remodeling – MXPX
  10. Clarity – Come Wind
  11. Flood & Famine – About the Author
  12. My Dear – Matty Mullins
  13. American Noise – Skillet
  14. Hunger Strike – Seventh Day Slumber
  15. Air for Free – Relient K
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