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November 16, 2015 / Whitworth University

Life in the Spirit vs. life in the flesh

Nov. 16-22

Scripture:
Galatians 5:16
So, I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.

This week we pray for…

  • our students’ perseverance and endurance as they continue to move forward and be faithful not only to their studies but in spending time in prayer and reflection.
  • students who may be ill; we pray that they will experience a quick recovery and that they will commit to the rest that they need.
  • Faculty Assembly, as faculty members collaborate on curriculum plans.
  • the Teaching Roundtable, as faculty gather to develop teaching and learning methods.
  • the President’s Coffee, as Beck Taylor recognizes new staff and celebrates staff years of service.
  • campus worship: Tuesday’s community chapel service, as we gather together in praise, worship and the Word of God from Galatians, shared by Dean of Spiritual Life Forrest Buckner; for Hosanna, as our students gather for reflection, praise, worship, and sharing the scriptures; and for Wednesday night’s AWAKE gathering, for community and teaching in Jesus’ name.
  • Jeremy Begbie, the Langford Research Professor in Theology at Duke Divinity School and a Royal School of Church Music fellow as he presents “Why Do the Arts and Faith Matter to Each Other?” and helps lead Thursday’s community worship with the Whitworth Concert Choir.
  • the English Department Endowed Reading Series, to which we’ll welcome award-winning writer, poet and photographer Alex Kuo.
  • the eighth annual International Education and Diversity Forum, in partnership with Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute. The institute’s goal is to build international and cultural understanding, and the forum features Raymond Reyes, associate academic vice president and chief diversity officer at Gonzaga University, presenting “Challenging Perceptions: Becoming Conscious of Unconscious Biases.”
  • the Whitworth Student Symposium Lecture Series, which will feature the independent scholarly research of our students. We ask that the students involved would continue to develop in their God-given vocations through this experience.

Thanksgiving:
Lord, we are thankful that we now walk in the Spirit, and that, in doing so, our minds are renewed and conformed to your perfect will. We can walk the walk and produce the fruit of the Spirit: “love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.” So we are grateful that as we walk in the Spirit we deny the flesh and produce the fruit of the Spirit. We surrender ourselves to you, Lord; help us to continue to walk in the Spirit.

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  1. Pat Beaber Lehnen / Nov 16 2015 12:13 pm

    Just a note to tell you what a blessing it is to pray for the Whitworth community every week. Even though it has been several decades since I was an underclassman (woman?) as I pray for some of these requests I can recall my experiences in the same areas (studies, finances, health). God’s richest blessing on all of the community this week!

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