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April 11, 2022 5:00 am
Evangelist Neal Hatfield talks with Chris Hughes about his ministry to reach the youth of America and impact the culture for Jesus.
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It's one of America's most important, influential and respected voices on cultural and political issues and apologist Christian political advocate and author. Here is the founder and zooming of the citizen for America foundation, Dr. Chris, raising a young man and my guest today is really focused on impacting the lives of young man but also greater vagal impact the lives of the next generation of young men and how we can share our testimony with everybody we know so they can learn about the saving grace of Jesus Christ welcome the Christian perspective. Today my name is Chris Hughes and I were so you going to show today I want to give a special thanks to Mid-America Baptist theological seminary Mid-America is located in Memphis Tennessee you're looking for college to attend the college Mid-America is a great undergraduate tuition where your children or grandchildren go to school and were helped to develop a biblical worldview is not of this negative a liberal step oil college. That America no critical race theory just found great education, particularly teaching your students how to develop a biblical worldview may be at the point in your life where you're looking for a place where you can go to seminary and you can get a Masters degree. Learn more about God's word greater vagal figures in their learn more about God's word that I encourage you to check out Mid-America Baptist theological.
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Welcome to the Christian perspective is what worked like grouper were just to try to follow the Isle of Wight you or your passion for Jesus is rubbed off on the and I'm so grateful for your life in your testimonial you before we jump into the thing that you're doing for the Lord. I would like our audience to get to know our guests have personal levels of unified, let them know who you are.
Your family is in your life story and be glad. Highlights of my life be able to marry my bride celebrated 41 years of Wound Care regulator is the only one with her. She's been incredible love a good revolver heart or soul, and we been blessed with the three unbelievable. They're not kids anymore they're all about but our oldest son Jake and his wife, Becky, we have three grandkids. Jake is the pastor Southeastern seminary and is doing a great job over there young people that are just like, replete with grandbaby, Casper, Wyoming. Just as a professional horse trainer the correct grade in McNabb years of just what they'll the users. The decline in the early? And then the last. Our daughter serve our date and that is just a unbelievable influence on teenage and college and career equipment like God is giving her a holy magnet in your life to be important today but you sound like you're some distant Wyoming.
I know so they don't your the typical enemy as a cop, you look like a teleport worked out with that Wyoming originally you know people people laugh a bit.
I was actually born and raised on the west side of Orlando, Florida, wider world, and at that time the two great industries and partner work is great and the cattle and I'm not sure what day but reported that five the state of Florida had more cattle than any other state. And so it was it was very cowboy organic that I think that the greatest definition of my life for the city's red bag in glorious absence of an bill real well will you people may not realize you want to be part of your right, people think of origin as a tourist and beaches but the cattle industry huge in Florida and there's a term I'm sure you're familiar with this where people talk about Florida crackers and if you ever hear that term they came from the cowboys in Florida because they would have a goal with it when they work not now maybe one, but the cowboys you have goal with crack that whip to move the cows longer.
They were supposed to go and that's where the name of Florida cracker can from absolutely and rare breed born and raised in the yeah that's that and yet will have about that.
I didn't know you want when the art thank you for sharing about if you have such a precious think of that one. Your son and your beautiful wife and daughter is such an encouragement when our family of the ministry with us and that's just a testimony to you and your wife and what y'all been able to do to raise three children who love and serve Jesus Christ. What I mean. There's no greater testimony, then the hammer children love our Savior, so I commend you for doing a great job earning thinking of Jesus, Neil. I also like Guerrero are audience to learn about how our guests came to know Jesus Christ and God use you in such a mighty way, how did that journey began viewing Jesus as your personal I was raised in a home earthly speaking.
I had a good mom. There was some religion in the home but not all and as I was raised or growing up I basically equated Jesus Christ on the same playing as Greek mythology. I did not understand his deity. I certainly did not understand what I had another that I had to get over that was affected. I was deeply the evolutionary tree at that point in my life when I write in my undergrad work and I was preparing for Gartner in medicine and all my life I had gone out to be a bit I love animal would be around the bed.
All of the sciences that I was involved in were just deeply, deeply steep in evolution. I heard one great preacher say said that the site should really use evolution of sadly speaking on the product that and all that. When I was told about the price you know that we might years old, never. I just did my mind could not get directed not let God that I heard those believers speak about along with my learning in that deal of evolution but it will go about a white older husband Yuri instead of gearing because he didn't work it in my mind. I could not make this whole thing work because how I had been taught in evolution of training and just came to that place look like David Wright realized it doesn't work and here's the neat way that God orchestrated by salvation. I picked a summer job at Walt Disney World the end of my freshman year in college and I was assigned to the character and one of my jobs was to help in the electrical light laid at Walt Disney World.
Well it's interesting because they find is the very good looking people in a given facial part and they great people that look like me in a high and I decide to drive Alice in Wonderland, but in the electrical I pray and I must would I meet engineering design will be high.
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Go through the part basically my dog was operational it was ready to parade all alike targeted Buffalo run a small Alice in Wonderland spent on top of that I and as God my Gary Christianity was one night after parade. I was guilty. How is all and she looked at me and she said I just know something about my theological I belong to Jesus I is is my everybody by the realize that this show is brought to you by generous jobs. The coffee company with the Christian perspective, this is the answer that Christians and conservatives have been looking for a coffee company that gives back to causes you care about. Order your copy today at shop generous Joe's.org and even subscribe to a subscription coffee plan and never forget the coffee you love for causes you care about blocking the fix step 15 feet of Bible come to life and I joined nationally for radio host and found a foundation to create life changes when the world traveled from all over the world's religious clutter Christianity's most tragic. The fight like a wailing lock down the winding alleyway financers old place at our Savior's birth, see firsthand the Bible to claim Tory Dr. Chris Hughes travel out of their foundation.com for an unforgettable trip last a lifetime time creating a relationship when hearing is joint in American Houston. We had a problem. Message received from Apollo 13, which was launched for the move this day April 11, 1970 mission control. Identify the oxygen tank exploded irreparably damaging the craft New York Times reported special prayer services. Prayers were said at the Chicago Board of trade at St. Peter's Basilica by the Pope at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem, the U.S. Senate adopted a resolution urging prayer in subzero temperatures accrued ingeniously pieced together in oxygen filter charge.
The command module battery and manually steer the ship to land successfully arranging her. This is been an American transcript All-American Limited, 1888 USA work. Work world grow what is true in the medical I pray for Alice in Wonderland.
One night she looked at him and told him how Savior deal. I we had a break that back out and how you came to know Jesus will elect. I had never been with my knowledge, I never met a Christian that had 19 years of age and she stepped up and I believe her work exactly where I belong on washed in his blood. I use my entrance to me. That was like a light resided world, but that was the doorway use (witness and throughout about it. Every year I would call her about once a month you I think that her Christian would defeat her faith in as soon as I would love to come back with the Scripture that would absolutely shred my argumentative this was, month after month after month disparate.
At that point in my life I was chasing some athletic greens as well as my undergrad work at my knee out college as result of the major reconstruction on my left knee changed a lot of what I thought my life look like and I went into the hospital then you would check in the night before and I checked in the night before ran. I called her allergy would you bring me that book and she said what you mean about various you mean my Bible and so she literally gave the hospital in my Bible and you know like any other book great night and so I opened it up the night before surgery and starting to them. All names and all the things that I've never heard of Bible study that hospital bed about, the anesthesia walked in reality and that is R-rated in simple terms it basically said you die your and first time in my life. I thought I could not and a lot of the witness for Alice in Wonderland at the became current now in my mind to think about what she said the surgery lasted about six or seven hour contraction percent, but a little. Dr. K minute Internet seminary go straight home, don't drive, don't do anything until our next visit and I clearly remember they rolled me out, got in, but drove straight Alice in Wonderland and I'm not said I want to see. Here heard what you said over and over again about this Jesus made an emotional outburst 43 years ago I would in your living room. She had no mercy on your knee. Save me my other leg with Pastor Mike going down. I can remember. Try to get that full weight behind the yield in the Bible the Romans Road what we call the road and she showed me that all the documented guide them up for Jesus and God. A great way and that the question was asked do you want you want this Christ suggest other and their living by building preacher. It was a dedicated born-again believer who love the Lord Christ and I gave my life to Christ and that living and all I can say is in faith and repentance on that Friday night I saw all the ugliness of Mustang and Barbara I Randy God just do not think that it and I invited Christ into my heart. I pray that I remember right I just prayed more. I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired and Jesus, I'm so and I estimate my life and that night, miraculously, just like Alice in Wonderland told me now I belong.
I would want and as result of that, I became and he became my great aunt. It was a radical change in my life. My worldview changed overnight. And now I know that the new preacher old castaway behold all things become new. That versus a progressive versus day by day progression and that's what life here one other me and Elizabeth Friday night that I did not like rice well I went to Sunday school without a morning date after and that I was a mage. I walked into this college-age class was probably going to college.
I've never been exposed anything like this before, looked up and be guided was teaching. He was a Sgt. that I thought great day.
You need a man and that this guy talk like a man. He looked like a man. He acted like a man and I just I just made more for Sunday school class in my life as a new believer, and that after class to game up meeting with Neil, heard you gave your life to Christ only Friday night.
Yes sir he said you and me are going slowly forward and he said were to go out and kill people.
I know that the Sgt. respect you and I'm very very night you make me say one word out and I laughed at that and and I found that the truck like a wild man door knocked on the door and there. I'm so good night Leo and a man and in great demand in living room the first time in my life I shared Christ and the precious woman broken about her sin fell out of her chair and trusted Christ and him only what is less than a week old Christ and I stole that woman embracing Christ awful. She's just like me.
Nobody severed and God began to break my heart souls of men and women and girls because I realized what a powerful testimony. Neil and Michelle at one of the primary spot every Christian is to tell other people about Jesus that we can impact the culture for Jesus. If we don't help people in the culture about Jesus. And here you hear Neil story were sampled.
College-age girl is Alice in Wonderland just one night Jesus was Lord Frager because of that it led to an eventual reality were deal knew that he needed to have Jesus what a powerful testimony also book a week break so you still know Alice in Wonderland well that part of that story Alice in Wonderland Walt. I gave my life right when I and fell in love and that the lady that I have been married 41 years right of the original alley while life rating got married out for a powerful testimony to marry the woman the incredible story will close my guest today is Neil Hatfield. We just here powerful testimony just accentuates the need for every one of us to not be ashamed of Jesus to tell everybody we know what Jesus does brush sharing your testimony with somebody telling what happened to Nila what happened just simply sharing what is done for you. Any something for everyone of us and if we pray every day that the minor path of every day you wake just prayed your dear Lord, please send my day for me to tell what you done for me. When you do that, got up and somebody. And when the Holy Spirit you just need to have the courage to say what hours per year.
Neil feared that he would scare the first time he gave testimony volatile well to be obedient to the Holy Spirit. Talk about that he'll have his life around that America has a strong Christian heritage is truly important role in God and the Bible is indicated. Dr. Internation bargaining. Much of America's government and the men who helped forge the new kind of Republic acknowledge the creator of the chain about the creation of the mounting father. This show is brought to you by generous Joe's coffee company with the Christian perspective, this is the answer that Christians and conservatives have been looking for a coffee company that gives back to causes you care about. Order your copy today at shop generous Joe's job and even subscribe to a subscription coffee plan and never forget the coffee you for causes you care about the conservative Baptist network is a dynamic movement of Southern Baptist pastors and churches and Christians committed to standing for the sufficiency of God's word in the face of a culture of compromise. The passion and prayer of the conservative Baptist network is that God would help Southern Baptist staple for the gospel so that we might see revival in America and the reached for Christ. Visit our website firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how you and your church can join and support this exciting movement.
My gift Hatfield is one of the greatest so what, but had no clue why without Wonderland world in Alice in Wonderland Hatfield until amply cowboy.
Did you describe, I just love your story, you have a habit of saying building world changers for the cause of Jesus Christ. We need to do what you mean by that my life, I quickly realized you can't have a head-on collision with Jesus Christ and saying and God began to build a boat in life about champions the old Christ and as we begin to realize that so many of the great history began with Jim and we began to develop the passion interesting to me.
I'm sure there is I don't find the concept of the American teenager in the world. I don't see that anywhere. It seems that our culture is let young people about the well will 1819 20 Mr. basically do whatever they want and you responsible. I don't see a progression in my Bible child adult and I think that's what the board will let go man L example were in conversation charity. There building will change your passionately build a generation of young people are examples just like Wonderland will better the visa great preachers violate wrong road. You and I love testimony like mine.
I was away from anything that I got the grace of God I would rather a young testimony that they were reached in a time in their life and that their commitment was so real, how old it. They wanted to be built.
The Champion think were seeing that this is the first generation of young people and the air that are having to pay a price if they make Christ and I'm not generation that and where we think that bad about people that make him Christ work for Susan, did buy like such a need to feel what you talk about preparing young people. I recently had a lady young lady on the show as a college junior jersey and she traveled with an organization are you part of the lifework jet. She speaks about the importance of defending the unborn and in addition raised at your college, I thought the criticism will become because I was polite. She said that in comparison to when people found out she was a Christian, just vicious attacks came both from professors and from our fellow and in Arkansas are prepared for that right.
We are reaping the terrible benefit of the lack of preparation. Yeah it is bad.
So what you think are some of the key well. I love this quick. I really believe that we must teach young people. But suicidal is fixed, but the lack of self-esteem that the Scripture says in Psalm 139. I will pray wonderfully made marvelous are thy works, that my shoulder look right. Well, I was years ago. Complications that are immersed in the end that Elizabeth Elliott would yes missionaries that day.
And if you ever heard a lady of elegant dictation see that I'm speaking to you young lady. He said you could not go back to the privacy of your dorm right now and disrobe and look at yourself in the bully. There." Psalm one 3914. I will pray the bride may marvelous are thy works so little Brightwell, Elizabeth Elliott said then you are backslidden and crisp bill. I realized our young people don't see their credible value and because they don't see that value they don't understand the BD nor the value of the biblical family in my Bible training all God created three greatest first with the family and then what government was the chair as the criticalness of the value of family.
The Scripture says you, be fruitful and multiply. As you and I had you in mind from the beginning creation, God made them male. All a man leave his father and mother why going to be one more point but one want to get a lot, not man put asunder major major principles that need to be popular jumping and by the way they quickly clear out the in the sexual insanity in our culture. Dr. Bailey Smith will be your friend by the pool for years. Bailey would travel. Yet many need title. That message is back in America and it was just talk about the insanity of so I think there there. Now you is a critical people. I think them understanding the God called the great family of God. I really believe Britain shall young people the incredible power of the church of the Lord Jesus Christ, and make they don't see the relevant church. Many of our young people compartmentalize their so-called all it is our to block 11 hour to hour q. week and yet this said that the upon this rock I will build my church and the gates of hell villages. I was years ago. Christian professional stent graft. He said I want you having any settlement you imagine the part of the bride of Christ being at the gate of hell taking that battery and crashing the gates of hell backwards in many said that is the call of the mighty church of the Lord Jesus Christ and what you would see and not what I got work to do.
The church hasn't been the battery had been the dog and you need to know that there is mighty power in the church of the Lord Jesus Christ. That was another thing that so critical in [this generation needs to see and understand that the God-given all of their work may be their vocation and how critical that it become a market business.
Just the other day, the owner of the business that yet.
He called young men not demonstrating artwork. He said work right that nobody thought this young man out critical award is and how valuable work is a prescriptive 1031 when therefore you all.that'll be the young people of their God-given all I love talking briefly. What are probably those are definitive things admittedly must been dealing young people and we got. They are the great of this generation. Chris headed out more than likely the projector my life I would be in but somebody feel that young woman now you all. Proverbs 2980 W carriage analysis the year. This part but needed the law work wall, the word of God to keep the law you are not tomorrow.
Is there the year that you are a and and we've got to build a world lost the my Bible to find the latest so we can enjoy eating a very precious each down by media this thing Alice in Wonderland my bride.
She saw all the passion and she understood there was no such thing missionary date date the wall and yet she never lost the compassion, I purchased young people friends don't let friends die and to exemplify in my life just staring at her with the next generation will generate name for individual social media cards give us a call today at 704984 connect with the design on social in a world crowded with viewpoints of voice. I believe this financial problem. Only one voice matters God's at the college at Mid-America and Mid-America seminary. We equip leaders to think for me biblical worldview online on our Memphis campus.
Check out the college of Mid-America and Mid-America Baptist theological email@example.com and be equipped to light the way. This show is brought to you by generous Joe's coffee company with the Christian perspective, this is the answer that Christians and conservatives have been looking for a coffee company that gives back to causes you care about. Order your copy today at shop generous Joe's job and even subscribe to a subscription coffee plan and never forget the coffee you for causes you care about creating a relationship range hearing is joint. America has a strong Christian heritage is truly important role God and the Bible is indicated. America foundation, Dr. Deming, much of America's government and the men who helped forge the new kind of Republic knowledge, the creator of the chain about the creation of the mounting father pursues my gift in new Hatfield your man who have a heart you ever met and he is scared why when they first met. They were dating work missionary day, but she told him about what you done in her life. Friends don't let friends die and go to hell and women talking about the biblical truth that need to be shared with young people today deal with just about however today you share about your thought about what you call upwards way I would like to know we have a baby, but we cottage feel in young people to work with Ebersole based on one of those simple grades never quit.
If you're around our summer college interns say bad about the seller never quit never quit some of that was instilled in me. In my past that led times. Just knowing that you keep going regardless of the circumstances, but it's just another way that you never quit great.
We think them to be regularly that flies like brick and pulp and that along with that simple principle. This is what our staff shared all our to be owned by defendant or if they are served with the income deviation. We teach them, but it your workday starts at 8 o'clock.
We watched Richard basket 754 8 o'clock to begin the work and that they look at you like, man, I've never heard this when you put the expectation that it and I love it.
Another one that was certainly not original with populist cheap action. We just want young people do young people are integrity and that their Christianity is not mere words. Like live day by day.
I borrowed this work so I we teach them that all of our suggestions or questions at all about prayer failures. A big part of what we do anyway work with people we teach them incredible power prayer that we have the role of God and that I love watching people embrace better or a grant that you need to see the day. The prayer really is important, and parents. Listening and grandparents. Your kidney Ukraine daily. They need to know that you don't do anything without talking to God first. Just this one. I will get you a dollar a couple days and she asked me earlier, you will what would you do, and taught him how to be careful and kids grow up needed make some of their own decision that affects her Y but I told her I can't operate. What I think not. And I think kids need to realize the importance of everything every single thing we do deal need to be bathed in prayer this morning a grade dollars that our kids are all about and and their spouses, and even a grain for medical I would you pray with me about this, but you get near it and I want you want that power forms are interrupted your kid is so poor and and it is a Blackbeard basic but we tell them if you drop it if you mess it up. 31 and that we met our summer program about that at all. I think they're going into the state and we were giving them staff for where your water close and they both looked at each other. They were brothers that I never wash the guys that I'm not your mama and your juvenile or you about that little weight will be a group of young people multiple teenagers fired all added love watching them jump got trash. I just thought that live with Amanda and my laptop.
W. Murphy many years ago everything, although later I will raise up and they need to understand the responsibility leadership and there's a cost leadership and the next thing would be that you think like a ball of who will say that over and over again to his oldest pastor at the southeast seminary be called like a ball that the Danish wick were not dealing with children.
Chris Dalton will be like a girl and not living in that agent America the last two arrival date that all the matters that all it will follow Him in great crash cart. I feel like a horrible discrete age registered 60 this will, and we teach that if you like it well I did matter to the great/begin younger you finish well and that's my car for me well and I know what you mean here my kid the other day that you pray almost like the Bible yachts really had my share of failures in my life that I'm just praying that God give me one you one more chance to write your show. You have always been retiring your tyrant, yet we never entirely for Jesus but like you said, well, after a couple minutes with you to real quickly just share here about your camping ministry how people, I gave my almost immediately. We began working with Jeff we British Virginia people from church and God just broke my heart.
You ration and a lot of energy working with young people generate college-age and that probably is one is best for I'm really over this Chris two summers ago we crossed the great Mark did what I considered our journey we don't work with large grade she found that the smaller groups more reporting your we crossed that 100,000 young people to come through our Great Britain over the last, and that it is just real they called it the summer of love back in the 60s hundred thousand people gathered smoke go idealistic bill against the Scriptures. They let that love that they change the face of Europe and America cannot always fall more. Why can't we get ready that could take ration orgy knew how to add that I find your Reach GPL and the Work Reach up, Reach Website and All the People and See If We Can Help.
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