[Release] Dr. Michael Youssef, in message to Egyptian Christian leaders, says Christians need to remain faithful to ‘defeat giants’
Sep. 2, 2020
Dr. Michael Youssef, in message to Egyptian Christian leaders, says Christians need to remain faithful to ‘defeat giants’
Press Release: The KAIROS Company for Michael Youssef and Leading The Way
Sept. 2, 2020
ATLANTA — Dr. Michael Youssef, CEO and president of Leading The Way, virtually joined Rev. Dr. Andrea Zaki, president of Protestant Churches of Egypt, as the guest speaker for Zaki’s online seminar with 220 Egyptian church leaders on August 20. Dr. Youssef appeared via LIVE-stream from studios in Atlanta.
Youssef spoke on Psalm 8, which was written by King David after his defeat of the giant, Goliath. In his sermon, Youssef emphasized two main points: when facing the “giants” in our lives, we need to 1) recognize the surpassing majesty of God and 2) we need to see human beings as made in God’s image. After delivering his message, which was translated into Arabic, Youssef answered questions from the church leaders on the serious challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, living out one’s faith in the world, persecution, the church’s view of the theory of evolution and other important topics.
“In this time of social isolation, we must uplift one another,” said Youssef. “Learning has not stopped because the schools are closed. Church—gathering together for prayer, inspiration, service, and accountability—is not canceled because church doors are shut. This seminar was a good reminder of that, and I was honored to join my dear friend, Dr. Zaki, and encourage my Christian brothers and sisters in Egypt.”
Zaki is also the president of Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services (CEOSS), a Christian non-profit organization that serves 2 million people in 100 communities throughout Egypt. Through CEOSS, Zaki has conducted similar seminars, bringing together public figures of all backgrounds for meaningful, in-person discussion. This seminar was adapted for Zoom because of ongoing Covid-19 concerns.
The 90-minute event was also broadcast on Leading The Way’s Kingdom Sat television channel — now available in 195 million homes throughout the Middle East and North Africa. A video archive of the seminar LIVE stream is available here.
Leading The Way is the media outreach of Dr. Michael Youssef, broadcasting television and radio programs in 26 languages to audiences across six continents through dual-language programs on THE KINGDOM SAT, Leading The Way’s satellite television channel, and solar-powered Leading The Way Navigators.
Michael Youssef, PhD, is the founder and president of Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef and senior pastor of Church of the Apostles in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Youssef was born in Egypt and lived in Lebanon and Australia before moving to the United States, becoming a citizen in 1984. He has a keen understanding of the Middle East, sociological trends in the Western world and Christian worldview issues. He has authored more than 40 books, including The Third Jihad, The Leadership Style of Jesus, and his latest book, Saving Christianity?: The Danger in Undermining Our Faith — and What You Can Do about It is available wherever books are sold.