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Reason To Believe-People All Over The World

September 8th, 2016 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Exploration, today’s Reason to Believe is people all over the world.

Today, there are over 7.1 billion people in the world, and God is the creator of each person who lives on the face of the earth at this time.

Psalm 145, verse 9 tells us that “ the LORD is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.”

The LORD knew about each one of us before we were born, He knew what we needed, and He provided a way for us to live forever with Him when He sent Jesus to the world.

The writer of Psalm 95 acknowledged God as Creator and responded with worship. Verse 6 says, “Come let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker; for he is our God.” Our breathing proves that we exist, but our worship reflects that we thrive for the glory of God.

The people of the world have been made in the image of God, and were made to bring glory to God. The existence of people on the earth is a reason to believe in God’s good news.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Reason To Believe-Human Dignity

July 1st, 2016 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Exploration, today’s Reason to Believe is the dignity of human beings in the eyes of God.

David marveled at God’s thoughtfulness of the people He created, even though we occupy such a small space in the grand scheme of His universe.

In Psalm 8, he wrote, “When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor. You made them rulers over the works of your hands.”

This knowledge led David to a place of worship. He ended Psalm 8 with the same phrase that he began it. “Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!”

The dignified place that God gives us on the earth is an occasion to celebrate the majesty of His name and is a reason to believe in God’s good news.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Creation Survival Kit 2016

June 3rd, 2016 3 comments

Creation Logo

It’s time for The Creation Survival Kit Contest, heard only on WJTL!  Brush up on the lineup of artists and speakers coming to this year’s festival (Creation Northeast) and listen to WJTL starting Monday, June 6th, 2016 for chances to play (There are 14 in all).  Listen for the special contest sounder.  If you can call in and correctly tell us the voices guessed so far–and the next voice–you’ll win 2 tickets to this year’s festival, plus you’ll be entered into the grand prize drawing for the Creation Survival Kit: a cooler full of Turkey Hill Tea, an iPad Mini, a $100 iTunes Gift Card, and a $300 Bass Pro Shop Gift Card — all topped off with a fun WJTL gear pack!

*You must be 18 years of age or older to be eligible to play this contest.

 *Each person may play (on-air) 2 times maximum.  

*Only 1 winner is permitted per household in this contest.

*If you won a Creation Survival Kit (grand prize) in the past, you are not eligible to play this year.  

*If you or someone in your family/household won tickets last year, please let someone else have a chance at winning this year. 

Official WJTL Contest Rules:

1. To be awarded a prize, the contestants must be the proper number caller, proper name drawn, the proper caller with the correct answer or a chosen contestant according to the specific contest rules.
2. There is no age limit for smaller prize contest winners but they must be a United States citizen to win. Participants may win only one (1) contest per family/household in a thirty (30) day period.
3. All materials submitted during a contest become the
property of WJTL and WJTL shall have the right to use any such material in connection with the given contest.
4. Any written and mail-in contests need to have all of your contact information included, so we can contact you or mail your prize in the case you are the winner. (Name, Address and Phone Number)
5.Contestants must be 18 years of age or older and be a United States citizen to win major prizes valued at $500. or greater.
6. Contestants may play a total of two (2) times per contest.
7. Contestants and family members and household members of contestants who win a prize valued at $500 or greater will not be eligible to play or win another major prize valued at $500. or greater again for a two-year period from the date prize is awarded. If you or someone in your family/household is the grand prize winner, please give other people a chance to play and win.
8. Winners are solely responsible for payment of all applicable federal, state, and local taxes and any other liabilities incurred.
9. WJTL FM90.3 reserves the right to serve as exclusive arbitrator in the instance of question or conflict with the rules, contestants, or other aspect of the contest.
10. The decisions of WJTL FM90.3 with regard to the awarding of the prizes and the interpretation of these rules shall be final. All persons competing in this contest shall be deemed to have read, understood and agreed to be bound by these rules.
11. These rules may or may not be superceded by rules for a particular contest.
12. Further questions concerning contest rules should be directed to the General Manager, Fred McNaughton or Program Director, John Shirk.

Reason To Believe-Creation

January 6th, 2016 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – This is the Year of Exploration at WJTL. We will explore various questions about the Christian faith and examine daily reasons to believe in the Gospel.

Today’s Reason to Believe is Creation.

What we see around us in nature day after day directs our attention to the Master Architect behind it all. God said “Let there be light, and there was light.”

Hebrews 11:3 says, “By faith, we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.”

Romans 1:20 says, “Since the creation of the world, God’s invisible qualities-his eternal power and divine nature-have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.”

The Bible reveals the power of God to make something out of nothing. The same God who spoke this world into existence has made you and me, and He is worthy of our praise.

Creation is a reason to believe in God’s good news.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Reason To Believe-The Big Picture

January 4th, 2016 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – This is the Year of Exploration at WJTL. We will explore various questions about the Christian faith and examine daily reasons to believe in the Gospel.

Today’s Reason to Believe is the Big Picture.

From the beginning to end, the Bible outlines human history in a way that reveals Jesus as our only hope for salvation from sin.

The first two chapters in Genesis reveal Creation, where God made the heavens and the earth.

The third chapter of Genesis reveals the fall of Adam and Eve and the consequences of sin.

Much of the Bible covers God’s plan of redemption through the coming of Jesus Christ. The Old Testament anticipates the arrival of the Christ with the law, feasts, and prophecies. The New Testament reveals Jesus as the Christ, who fulfills the law and the prophets.

And the book of Revelation reveals the new heavens and the new earth, where God’s followers are restored to complete fellowship with God.

According to First Peter 3:18, Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God.

The big picture of history and God’s plan of redemption is a reason to believe in God’s good news.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Creation Survival Kit 2015

June 5th, 2015 1 comment

It’s time for The Creation Survival Kit Contest, heard only on WJTL!  Brush up on the lineup of artists and speakers coming to this year’s festival (Creation Northeast) and listen to WJTL all week (June 8-12 2015) for chances to play (There are 12 in all).  Listen for the special contest sounder.  If you can call in and correctly tell us the voices guessed so far–and the next voice–you’ll win 2 tickets to this year’s festival, plus you’ll be entered into the grand prize drawing for the Creation Survival Kit: a cooler full of Turkey Hill Tea, a Portable Shower w/ shower bag, an iPod Mini, a $100 iTunes Gift Card, and a $300 Bass Pro Shop Gift Card — all topped off with a WJTL gear pack!

*You must be 18 years of age or older to be eligible to play this contest.

 *Each person may play (on-air) 2 times maximum.  

*Only 1 winner is permitted per household in this contest.

*If you won a Creation Survival Kit in the past, you are not eligible to play this year.  

*If you or someone in your family/household won tickets last year, please let someone else have a chance at winning this year. 

Here is a review of the WJTL Contest Rules:

1. To be awarded a prize, the contestants must be the proper number caller, proper name drawn, the proper caller with the correct answer or a chosen contestant according to the specific contest rules.
2. There is no age limit for smaller prize contest winners but they must be a United States citizen to win. Participants may win only one (1) contest per family/household in a thirty (30) day period.
3. All materials submitted during a contest become the
property of WJTL  and WJTL shall have the right to use any such material in connection with the given contest.
4. Any written and mail-in contests need to have all of your contact information included, so we can contact you or mail your prize in the case you are the winner.  (Name, Address and Phone Number)
5.Contestants must be 18 years of age or older and be a United States citizen to win major prizes valued at $500. or greater.
6. Contestants may play a total of two (2) times per contest.
7. Contestants and family members and household members of contestants who win a prize valued at $500 or greater will not be eligible to play or win another major prize valued at $500. or greater again for a two-year period from the date prize is awarded.  If you or someone in your family/household is the grand prize winner, please give other people a chance to play and win.
8. Winners are solely responsible for payment of all applicable federal, state, and local taxes and any other liabilities incurred.
9. WJTL FM90.3 reserves the right to serve as exclusive arbitrator in the instance of question or conflict with the rules, contestants, or other aspect of the contest.
10. The decisions of WJTL FM90.3 with regard to the awarding of the prizes and the interpretation of these rules shall be final. All persons competing in this contest shall be deemed to have read, understood and agreed to be bound by these rules.
11. These rules may or may not be superceded by rules for a particular contest.
12. Further questions concerning contest rules should be directed to the General Manager, Fred McNaughton or Program Director, John Shirk.

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Anita Keagy Giveaways

June 14th, 2014 2 comments

Washington Boro, PA-based speaker, Anita Keagy, shares her inside story of an unwed teenage pregnancy: the emotions, agonizing decisions and her desperate dependence on God to get her through.  This poignant story shoes how God redeems our lives.  You can hear Anita’s story at the Creation Festival!  She’s one of the workshop speakers.  See her Thursday, June 26th at 2:00 PM.  Those in attendance at her session will receive a free gift (pictured below) to help them grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ: a Seeking God First 21 Day Challenge Journal, Letter From God Gospel Of John and one of Anita’s favorite highlighters.

Anita’s story of loss, pain and God’s redemption gave birth to joy in serving others through JoyShop Minitries.  JoyShop Ministries is committed to challenging all Christ-followers to prioritize their relationship with Jesus Christ and to seek intimacy with Him through the disciplines of prayer and reading His Word.

Tune in to WJTL the week of June 16-20th for chances to call 717-392-FM90 and win Anita Keagy’s book, “The File: A Mother and Child’s Life-Changing Reunion”.  Everyone who wins one will also be entered into the grand prize drawing for a JoyShop Tote packed with resources including:

-The DVD Series: “Discovering the JOY of Seeking God First.”  6 inspiring 40-minute session to equip you with the simple tools and an easy-to-use plan to help you make daily time in God’s Word a natural part of your life.

-6 companion workbooks to go through the DVD Series with a small group.

-A Bible Reading Plan

-A Journal

-Anita’s favorite highlighters

-A comfy fleece wrap

-JoyShop mug

-and more!

RULES:

-You must not have won from WJTL in the past 30 days in order to be eligible.

-Grand Prize Drawing will be on Friday, June 20th at 5PM.

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2014 Creation Survival Kit Contest Winner

June 2nd, 2014 2 comments

(PICTURED: John Shirk, John Staffieri, Lindsey Acevedo, Phillip Miller, Winner Amanda Acevedo, Kristi Leigh, Ann D’Alessandro)

Congratulations to this year’s Creation Survival Kit winner, Amanda Acevedo from Lancaster!  She called in and got voice #9 correctly identified as Andy Mineo.  She wins a prize pack that will make surviving the fest a breeze:

 

-iPad mini with a $200 iTunes gift card to load up on music and resources from the artists and speakers

-$400 gift card to Bass Pro Shops to stock up on all the camping gear you need

-a WJTL fan pack including our complete line of new T-shirts!

 

 

 

Lesson of Faith-The Message of God’s Creation

October 8th, 2013 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – the message of God’s creation.

In Psalm 19:1, David wrote, “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. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the end of the world.”

The universe is God’s billboard sign to the world, telling us that He is real, He is wise, and He is strong. This world is not the product of chance but the result of God’s choice.

Romans 1:20 says, “Since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities, his eternal power and divine nature-have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.”

Those who follow Jesus are compared to the stars in the universe. Our lives can display the glory of God by reflecting the light of Jesus through wholesome words, sincere love, humble attitudes, and pure motives.

The message of God’s creation is a lesson of faith worth remembering.

Rain Rain Rain: Day Two

June 27th, 2013 2 comments

Day two brought rain and a river that ran through our tent.  Though it sounds dreary, the day as a whole was equally as good as day one.  My six frisbees were gone within a hour of people guessing the #1 condiment in the US.  Some said ketchup, others said mayo, but the correct answer was mustard.  Did you get it right?  Before the rain came, the people came in waves to be considered for the two hot air balloon tickets; our tent was packed.  But only one person could be the winner and that person was Gabrielle Capper of Altoona, Pa.  Congrats!

In this world there are universal things everybody loves: contemporary Christian music, Kristi Leigh, and free Chick-fil-A.  Tomorrow I will be giving away free Chick-fil-A for a year.  Yes, you read that right.  If you win tomorrow, you will be eating one Chick-fil-A sandwich, every week, until Creation 2014!  Besides free Chick-fil-A, I have t-shirts, cinch bags, and coffee mugs to give away.  But if you’ve learned anything from todays Frisbee giveaway, you’d know I love fun facts.  So here we go: The average hot dog is consumed in how many bites?  Guess correctly and you’ll be walking away with a t-shirt, coffee mug, or cinch bag.  Good luck!

 

Day One: An Adventure

June 26th, 2013 1 comment

God is moving at Creation 2013!  We spent the day hearing tales about what WJTL means to different listeners and the impact the station has on our community.  It was truly heart warming to hear God in the stories that were told.  We also gave away a boat load of wristbands and magnetic clips: they were like hot cakes, I tell ya.  Our Walk In Love gift basket found a home in the arms of Maddie Feiser of Havertown PA. Though the basket looked small it was full of great items from a great store.

Tomorrows giveaway is going to be two hot air balloon tickets courtesy of United States Hot Air Balloon Team. Also, I have six frisbees to give away. Beause the number is so small, I can not give them away willy nilly; I need something in return. So here it is: What is the #1 condiment in the US? The first six people to answer correctly will be throwing a WJTL frisbee with their new found friends! Good luck and good night to all!