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12.06.09 | December 2009 enewsletter

Merry Christmas!
Wow, it is that time again. Christmas time is here and I haven’t even started thinking about gifts yet. It seems like most of my gift buying is done in the last few days. Good thing my wonderful wife takes care of most of the buying!!

This has been an incredible year and God has been so good to us here at Pure Worship, and to me personally. There are times when you feel you do not deserve His ongoing goodness, but it is the nature of the Eternal God to give beyond our highest expectations!

I want to thank Mary Zook for all she does day in and out to get the music out there, and to organize every detail of what we do with incredible efficiency. What a gift to the ministry. Thank you Mary!

I want to thank Julie, Candace, Aaron, and Olivia for the the incredible joy they bring into my every day! I am blessed to have the family I do.

As I write, I’m aware of the struggles many of my friends are going through. He is faithful forever! I believe that.

I am reminded of Isaiah chapter 9 as it talks about the advent of the King. "For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace, On the throne of David and over his kingdom, To establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness from then on and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will accomplish this."

Wow, the government will rest upon His shoulders! This has been in my spirit much as of late. King Jesus will rule in justice, He is the prince of Peace. The beautiful thing about the Kingdom is that it is now, it is coming, and of the increase of His government there will be no end. I’m not a fan of big government, but when it rests on His shoulders, I say bring it on!!!!

The free mp3 download of the month is called "Beautiful Day". It is from our Christmas CD and I believe you’ll enjoy it. Kari Jobe and Elizabeth Clark both sing on the CD. If you don’t own it, get a few and give them out as gifts. I know they’ll bless and bring a lot of joy as you think about the ultimate gift, Jesus Christ.

Thank you so much for your support and prayers. I’m very excited about the new live recording we just completed. I believe God will use it to awaken and bless His people. Thanks to many of you for joining us on that night.

Wishing you a truly blessed Christmas and holiday season. May the Lord bless you, and keep you, and make His face to shine upon you.

Until next year,