Apologetics 101: Hostile Universe

If God exists, why is most of the universe hostile to life? If you look at the universe it appears from what we can see that life as we know it could not exists. Earth is just a pale blue dot in a huge hostile universe. When we look at a satellite picture of the earth from the outermost reaches of space the earth looks like a tiny blue dot in the middle of an amazingly beautiful picture of chaos. If you look at the universe as pretty as it looks in pictures it is hostile to life, but does that make the case against God? In this video, you will find out why the earth actually makes a case for God.

Proclaim

John 1:6-7

“God sent a man, John the Baptist, to tell about the light so that everyone might believe because of his testimony.”

‭‭In essence, the believer is the bridge between the unbeliever and Jesus. John the Baptist was described as a witness, born to proclaim all the wonders of Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God who was to take away the sins of the world. John’s primary purpose was to connect people with the Savior of their souls.

Now, just as John was called to be a witness, so is every believer. Our words and actions form the link between the lost and Christ. If we choose not to shine for Him, the unbeliever is left with no hope of redemption

As it was John’s responsibility to prepare for the first coming of Christ, so it is our responsibility to prepare for the second. How are we to do so? By proclaiming the glorious good news of redemption!

 

Servant Leadership

 

Let’s talk, here are some questions you can ask yourself to dig a little deeper into how you are as a Servant Leader.

What does it mean to you to be a servant leader?

What characteristics do you see in servant leaders you have worked for?

What are the pros and cons in your opinion on being a servant leader?

What do you predict would happen if you become a servant leader?

How could you take what you heard in this video and apply it to your leadership?

-William A. Horton

A Doctorate student at Liberty University

Falling Away

According to 2 Peter 1 we can avoid falling away from the Lord. Join us as Pastor William A. Horton preaches out of 2 Peter 1:3-13.

1. Spiritual Growth is Directly Related to Biblical Obedience

2. Growing and Knowing are inseparable

3. Obedience leads to Understanding

4. You can’t clearly see your future if you are not growing in the present

5. If these qualities are being added to your faith, you can be assured you will never fall away

When by Daniel H. Pink

Daniel H. Pink’s book When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing covers the topic of you guessed it TIME. We have all heard of “HOW TO BOOKS.”  In fact, walk into any book store across America, and you will find whole sections of “HOW TO” books. Daniel H. Pink says that he has written a “WHEN TO” book.

         Daniel H. Pink argues that we should make “WHEN” we do something as important as “WHAT” we do. This book answers the question of when is the best time to work on projects that involve critical thinking, when we should work out, when we should start a job, when we should quite a job, when we should get married and more. Daniel H. Pink takes studies from peer-reviewed social scientists and discovers that there are idea times WHEN we should do almost everything in our lives.

         This book helped me to rethink the importance of time altogether. After finishing this book, I have adjusted how I spend critical peak times in my day. When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing showed me how to determine my peak times of performance and structure my schedule around that. Now I can synchronize my work that requires the most analytical thinking around the times my mind is the most active.

         Before reading this book, I thought very little about the importance of time. We have all heard that saying, timing is everything, but I rarely spent any time thinking about when I did things. I generally tried to stack as much into the day as I possibly could. Now I realize that if I know the best times when to do things I can get far more done in a much more effective way.  

         This book covers much more than just how to schedule your day. As I mentioned above, it goes over a wide variety of topics and when you should do them. One of the fascinating topics Daniel H. Pink covers is beginnings, endings and in between. The patterns found in when we start a project, when we are in the middle of a project and when are at the end of a project will give you fresh insight on how to manage your projects. If you are a leader of a project, this chapter will help you understand the psychology behind the people in your group and how you can get more out of them.

         I would recommend this book if you have ever thought, when is the best time to make a decision, or when is the best time to work on a specific project, or if you are just interested in social science and how people inner clock work.  In this book, Daniel gives you several time-hacks to help you best spend your time and optimize your WHEN. This book you will help you discover how to best live, work and succeed.

-William A. Horton