Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Advent Greetings from the Nazarene Board of General Superintendents

The following "Advent Greetings" from the Board of General Superintendents (i.e., Bishops) of the Church of the Nazarene was found on the Nazarene denominational website, here:

The gift of the Son of God wrapped in flesh confounds our minds with the inexplicable mystery of Immanuel: God with us. The Christ who came to walk our sod, experience our humanity, offer himself for our sins, and grant us eternal life calls us to share the hope of Advent. Throughout this season of celebration, we declare with the angels, “Glory to God in the highest.” In eager anticipation of His Second Advent, we embody this hope that compels us to dedicate ourselves anew to the mission of making Christlike disciples in the nations. Your generous giving to support this mission in 156 world areas honors Immanuel. Thank you for joining in proclaiming to the world the Christ child who brings salvation.

The people walking in darkness have seen a great light…
For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9: 2, 6).

The Board of General Superintendents

Eugénio R. Duarte             Jerry D. Porter

David W. Graves             Stan A. Toler
Jesse C. Middendorf         J . K. Warrick

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