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Christian Leadership - Whether you voted for him or not, Obama talks about his Christian faith (Click to Jump)

Recently Obama revaled a lot about his spiritual life, letting the world know how he relies on his Christian faith as a source of strength. Whether you voted for him, or agree with his politics, when speaking to your youth leadership team, or speaking on Christian leadership in general, this may be appropriate to bring up.

How does faith affect your course in the world?  How does it drive you to help others?  How can you lead and have influence as a follower of Christ?  What do you have as a Christian that others need, and which you can show the world?

All good questions for discussion.  Here is an excerpt from the article (Click pic to read article):

The US president told the national prayer breakfast in Washington that he prays for peace in the Middle East – and that he also asks for God’s assistance with his 12-year-old daughter, Malia.

"Lord, give me patience as I watch Malia go to her first dance, where there will be boys. Lord, let her skirt get longer as she travels to that place," Obama recounted.

Obama’s speech today was laced with Biblical references in his most public affirmation of his faith. With many Americans under the illusion that he might be a covert Muslim, Obama explained: “I came to know Jesus Christ for myself and embrace him as my Lord and Saviour.”

Obama described his upbringing as “not religious”, his father as a non-believer and his mother “grew up with a certain scepticism … she only took me to church at Easter and Christmas – sometimes”.

It was Obama’s involvement as a community organiser, “working with pastors and laypeople, trying to heal the wounds of hurting neighbourhoods”, that had first led him to see himself as a Christian.

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