Fall 2009 President's Dinner
Fall 2009 President's Dinner Message - 09/25/09
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All We Are, All We Do
Northwest Nazarene University
Friday, September 25, 2009
Johnson Sports Center
David Alexander, President; all we are and all we doFor this reason,
Since the first day we heard it,
We have not ceased praying for you
And asking that you may be filled
With all spiritual wisdom and understanding,
So that you might lead lives
Worthy of the Lord,
Fully pleasing to Him,
As you bear fruit in every good work
And as you grow in the knowledge of God.
Colossians 1: 9, 10That we might lead lives worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him, as we bear fruit in every good work and as we grow in the knowledge of God.Our PeopleOur ProgramsOur StudentsOur PlaceOur AssetsOur CommunitiesHe is the image of the invisible God,
The firstborn of all creation;
For in Him all things
in heaven and on earth were created,
Things visible and invisible,
Whether thrones or dominions
All things have been created
through Him and for Him.
He is before all things,
And in Him
all things hold together.
He is the head of the body, the Church;
He is the beginning,
The firstborn of the dead,
So that He might come to have
first place in everything.
For in Him all the fullness of God
was pleased to dwell,
And through Him God was pleased
to reconcile to Himself all things,
Whether on earth or in heaven,
By making peace
through the blood of His cross.
This evening, as we look back and look ahead, we say to ourselves and to God, everything we say, do and are, we seek to do in, through and for Jesus. We find meaning in Jesus. We find purpose and direction in Jesus.
You have come together tonight to reconnect with a place that has special meaning in your life. I know why. NNU exists for Him. NNU exists in All things in heaven and on earth have been created through Him and for Him.
In Him all things hold together.
And in Him, all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell.Seek Ye First the Kingdom of GodSeek ye first the Kingdom of GodSimply Christianwe seek to be transformedwe seek to serveHeroic LeadershipHeroic LeadershipMy hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus blood and righteousness,
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus name.
On Christ, the solid rock I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand,
All other ground is sinking sand.
May you be made strong
By the strength
That comes from His glorious power.
And may you be prepared
To endure everything with patience,
While joyfully giving thanks
To the Father,
Who has enabled us to share in the inheritance
Of the saints in the light.
He has rescued us from
The power of darkness
And transferred us into the Kingdom
Of His beloved Son,
In whom we have redemption,
The forgiveness of sins!
Chris Lowney. Heroic Leadership: Best Practices from a 450-Year-Old Company that Changed the World. Chicago: Loyola Press, 2003.
N.T. Wright. Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense. San Francisco: Harper, 2006.