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April 13, 2015 / Whitworth University

Bearing Fruit Which Reflects the Hope of Christ’s Resurrection

April 12-19

“A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit….Thus you will know them by their fruits.”
Matthew 7:18

This week we pray for…

  • the entire Whitworth community in anticipation of the Board of Trustees meeting, Wednesday-Friday, that all of us will join in prayer for God’s wisdom and grace as we seek together to “honor God, follow Christ, and serve humanity.” These devoted servants seek to guide the university with wisdom and truth, sensitive to the leading of God’s Spirit as they interact with students, faculty and staff.
  • students’ strength — physically, emotionally, relationally and spiritually — as we enter the final month of the spring semester
  • faculty and staff who support our students on a daily basis, that they will have the endurance to lead and love well and wisely as the challenges of spring semester grow
  • students who are performing in musical recitals and concerts during these next few weeks, that their gifts and talents will be displayed in a manner that honors God
  • Tuesday’s President’s Leadership Forum with Bryan Stevenson, who will speak as an incredibly courageous advocate for justice and equality. May the hundreds of members of the Spokane and Whitworth communities listen to Bryan with, “ears to hear,” concerning how his guidance can enable all of us to be contributors to the common good in the Spokane region, our nation, and the world.
  • Tuesday’s Community Worship as new Dean of Spiritual Life Forrest Buckner preaches on the fruits of the Spirit from Matthew 7:15-20. May Forrest be empowered by God’s Spirit as he begins his leadership in our community.
  • Tuesday’s Student Wellness Fair, promoted by Whitworth’s Health & Counseling Center. Included in this event is the rollout of the “We Will” campaign, an initiative of the Green Dot bystander awareness training program, reminding every member of the community that we are responsible for the well-being of others, as we learn ways to intervene in order to protect the safety of all.
  • The Multicultural Visit Program, April 16-18, which will bring 80-100 prospective students and parents from underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds to campus to explore the opportunities available to them at Whitworth.

Lord we are so thankful for the opportunity to bring forth good fruit, love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, patience, even self-control. We are grateful for your Word being the seed planted in our hearts and flourishing throughout our lives daily so that others may see your goodness and mercy.

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