in pursuit of jesus
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The church should learn from Obama

I do not agree with Barack Obama on many of the important issues, such as abortion, taxes, and healthcare.  And yet, I admire the way that he ran his campaign for the presidency.  He inspired people to get involved in politics who had never participated before.  He challenged people to give small amounts to support his campaign, rather than only seeking the big donars.  He used the internet to reach out in innovative ways.  He organized in each of the states.  Obama focused on positives rather than the negatives.  His speeches promote hope in this country and belief that change is possible.  Minorities now realize that all things are possible.  I pray that God would be with President-Elect Obama and this country.

What can the church learn from his campaign?  We should help people see that true hope is found in Christ and that God can change people.  Everyone matters to Jesus.   We should use innovation to reach out to all.  All things are possible to those who believe and are called according to His purpose.  What other things from Obama’s campaign should the church learn?

One Response to “The church should learn from Obama”

  1. All I can say to your blog entry is Amen! Excellent points. Christians must operate with love, not hate. There will be some who call themselves Christians who will say hateful things about Obama and the Democrats. They will say those things because they are living for a politcal party, not for God. We need to remember, God is love, and it is His love that changes lives.
    I didn’t vote for Obama, but I will be praying for him and all of the leaders of our country.
    You are right, Obama ran a phenominal campaign. He has changed the way campaigns in the future will be ran. He got outside the box of running campaigns as they have always been ran. The church can learn from this example by getting out of its own box; moving outside of its walls and reaching its community for Jesus Christ.
    – Ken

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