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June 5, 2018 11:49 am
Best-selling author, speaker and advocate for Christian apologetics Dr. Alex McFarland, best-selling author and apologist Dylan Burroughs together bringing you truths for a new generation.
This is TMG radio. The phrase the great commission Christ great commission is generally a reference to some scriptures, like Matthew 2818 through 20 were Jesus ago to all the world and make disciples of all nations. Mark 1615 Jesus said preach the gospel to every creature.
Hi Alex McFarland you with another edition of TMG radio and I am so excited because of the great commission. I'm really excited.
Also because of the luncheon that I just stepped out of moments ago. I will tell you little bit about that with me now recording to talk about the great commission and talk about some of the unique dynamics or unique characteristics of evangelism. The 21st century for one is Dr. Kevin Mincey of the Concorde Baptist Association in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This is just 30 minutes from the Nashville airport. So we talk about Murfreesboro were essentially talking about the greater Nashville area and also with me is Tina Marie Griffin. Now you'll remember Tina Marie is one of the keynote speakers at truths for new generation. She was just with us in North Carolina two months ago. She's amazing. She's known throughout the world as the counterculture mom will hear from Tina Marie in a moment but first I want to say to Dr. Kevin Michie 41.
Thank you for letting us sort of commandeer your building and have a luncheon here to bring in people to talk about truth for new generation, but the other thing. More importantly, I want to talk about the great commission because you Dr. Mincey director of missions is listing as a Christian as a minister of what what is meant by missions and how did God bring you into missions while a pastor for 23 years and actually I was a church planter in this area started a church here and tell back into missions. The more I preached and talked about it and went, the more excited I became and my job now is just to make sure that the churches of our association are doing the great commission, both locally and globally is the great commission still in effect on the units. The 21st century. Dozens of belief systems are out there competing for the hearts and minds of people does Jesus still really expect us to share the gospel with every creature.
I believe he does factor more people reach now and ever. What are some of the unique challenges that you see to the gospel and to the ministry that may be worn present 15 years ago. 20 years ago. I would say, relating back to what you just said there is lacking in many people's minds a sense of urgency that everyone's okay as long as they try to be a good person or if they have a religious dimension to their life, whatever that spiritual, religious, vague dimension may be, that's probably good enough. If there is a God is a good loving God Hill in the end pretty much take us as we are, whether it's true for new generation or in previous generations as the Billy Graham Crusade.
What happens when churches link arms work together put aside denominations and we pray together we we bow our hearts and lives together like were trying to do with truth. New generation here in middle Tennessee. What you see is the spiritual outcome of Christians really putting their hearts and lives together.
It's the scriptural principle of multiplication where you have two or more working.
There's just some synergy so if you get ideally in our association 60 Baptist churches focused in the same direction of winning as many people as we can find that need to come to Christ winning them to Christ in this area were all working together some dynamic things happen. So it's first off, it's a privilege to to host this today.
I'm glad be able to do that, but it was great to see the enthusiasm in the room as you saw that people began to really catch the vision that you're articulating that they really did others a lot of excitement and then office will be keeping you posted about the current and future truth new generation events on this first segment templates without unwanted due to things. First question is this what your website is maybe something listening. Hey, maybe your coming to middle Tennessee here. You're relocating and you're going to need a church how can people find you. Kevin sure our website is www.concordebaptist.org sites like plural second question if you had a Bible verse that was your heartbeat for America right now if you could think of one Scripture verse that would be your prayer for this country. What might that be the one that I have been focusing on recently's Nahum 17, says the Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble and he knows those who trust in him. I think it's one of those upper sticker verses that got passed over.
The Lord is good stronghold in the day of trouble and he knows those who trust in him. I think that in capsules where we are God's good, it's a troublesome time but he knows those who trust in wow thank you so much for that incredible verse will somebody who does trust him and has walked for Jesus and with Jesus and God is using in a mighty ways.
Tina Marie Griffin. She's known as the counterculture mom and we have to do a quick little hello and come back after a brief break here but Tina, it's good to see you sister hand. Likewise, and I'm just honored to be a part of this amazing to her when you spoke at truths for new generation in North Carolina a couple of months ago.
Can't believe it. Time just flies by on what was your reaction from the young people there because moms and dads I was asking him my kid is not gonna come and sit for a two day Bible lecture, but what was your impression of the young people that were there. Well I will tell your parents that there were a lot of parents. I dropped the kids off and they actually were very interested set towards the front, and even took notes, which gives me hope to keep doing what I'm doing and to work with amazing people like you because they want the truth, and this is a conference that will give them the answers to their questions and adjust fires me up to know that there is still hope for America. I'll ask you the question that I asked Dr. Kevin Michie if you had a Bible verse that was your prayer for America at this time. Tina Marie Griffin, what would that be well. It's the one I been living for for the last 15 years is Ephesians 511 have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them and will get me fired up is that when we equip the young people to expose the darkness people realize they are deceived and they want to know the truth that makes people interested in knowing who God really is and and question themselves. Is there really a God, whereas if you just say come to church or God exists, but not sure on how they are currently being deceived that I'd to me they get more fired up. If we show them the deception and so that verse is what I love because it makes everybody belittle undercover FBI agents to dig up that the lies expose it and then lead them towards the truth.
We gotta take a break you listening to trees for new generation radio Alex McFarland website for the conferences for so much of what we do truth for a new generation.com were back right after this our country is falling apart, political unrest, social upheaval, the breakdown of the family. The rise of atheism.
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You will hear a conversation with actress and broadcaster and TNG speaker Tina Marie Griffin. I do want to say that summertime is here and we hope you're having some wonderful experiences with family and you know in the busyness of everything to carve out time to take a little bit of vacation and be with your family, but also, let me say this, please remember to support your church during summer time I've pastored I've been in 2000, churches, and I know a lot of summertime months are kinda hard because everybody kinda disappears for a while. Don't forget your church during the summer and do folks do volunteer for things like vacation Bible school or whatever summer missions or go be a chaperone that youth camp because look, just because it's graduation from school, doesn't mean graduation away from God, you know. And with that I do want to ask you to continue to pray for and support all that were doing.
We have two radio shows a television show.
I'm on the road. Tina we spend our ministry spends probably 50,000 a year just on literature. I was recently in Washington DC to speak for the watchmen on the wall conference with attorney Perkins Josh McDowell Alvi to King so many others. What an honor it was and we were distributing our books on apologetics on evangelism biblical worldview to young people. High schoolers and I was in Pittsburgh PA and we took books up there and so we really need your help in all of your financial contributions are tax deductible. Whether it's airtime for radio or whether it's putting good literature in the hands of lost people. Whether it's buying plane tickets.
We probably spend 60,000 year on airplane tickets foods we need your help and it will be gratefully received. Faithfully used it, it is tax deductible, and our promise to you is that every donation is used for evangelism in the United States to try to call our nation back to Jesus Christ. So please go email@example.com or you can write to us at PO Box 485, Pleasant Garden, NC 27313 and your gift will be much appreciated. Right now somebody that I truly appreciate is Tina Marie Griffin and she's back with us and I know were both busy and you have graciously driven over to one of these organizational luncheons for TNG again Tina, thanks for being with us. Hey thank you and asked, I think it's awesome that you just mentioned the importance of giving back to the church during the summer because people do disappear they do the camp. They got the kids out the camp and also they take a two week trip to Italy may forget that her churches back home China make ends meet.
I also encourage parents to take your kids out camping and experience outside my house just gave me a Texan estimate text that he lets go. I think it's a me at the Y this afternoon these occurrences you have with your kids that will last a lifetime and are life-changing for your kids. Are these moments in time and add more give off tech devices and into the nature that God created the better.
Oh my goodness the busyness the tyranny of the urgent.
It's, it's more honest than ever and kids spend so much time on screen time and I know you talk about that. I was just counseling with the family.
The father is a you know upwardly mobile executive. He said to me in any wasn't concerned. He just remarked. He said I probably don't see my kids more than three hours a week at a civil war will waited three hours week next Christian man Christian family. How can you possibly impart Jesus to your children if it's just two minutes here five minutes. There 234 hours a week. You can, and I think that's key for people to an end right now.
Do we really need what we think we need do we really have to have the latest, greatest, inner and be if the pressure of having had the latest greatest cause us to both be working parents 24 seven.
Kids would rather have parents in the home spending time with them than the latest greatest hallways and vacations and extravagant clothing.
Ask any kid when I been around the country last 15 years speaking to kids and they will tell you we would rather have parents that actually know where I am and what I'm doing who I'm dating and spend time with me. Take me to the mall and have conversations than people I give me hundred boxes. They have fun go to the mall. We don't carry her out of what you're doing. I've had some acaricides and the kids and so I think it's important that we reevaluate our lives and not have any regrets, and for the parents to again that have kids. Arctic teens wish they would've done something different you're still alive today.
They are still alive today and you can start today by making difference in a different choices and spend more time with your kids is never too late.
You know that is really profound because folks listen if there are things in your past that you would just as soon forget. And maybe some things is apparent that you wish you did differently and look that's all of us Joel to verse 25 says God restores the years the locusts is the Tina is not good that the Lord is powerful enough to give us a do over weekend.
Maybe we can't turn back the clock, but God can take you where you are right now as you are and rewind the tape wipe the slate clean. And isn't it good that we serve a God who yes restores the years that might have otherwise been squandered.
I think that's fantastic, and thank you for reminding me again that he does that.
I think sometimes we forget our a lot of people today think that our identity lies with what we've done the past of the wrongdoings of the wrong choices that's not who we are, were made in the image of Christ, not what our choices good or bad to have happened in the past and so today forward, we can make different choices better choices and also encourage parents is something drastic. It happened to you in your path you want to talk to Kate about it. Reevaluate that.
That way of thinking because your kids want the real you. And if you are transparent you tell about some bad decisions of your past. It will help spare their lives from possibly doing the same thing. Case in point. If I can be quick. I was assuring the absent stance.
She was like I didn't Waitz how can I expect my child away and I encouraged her to you wish you would've waited yes but how can I expect my kid to do something I didn't, and S1. Encourage parents out there today like I did with this mom share with your kids about the choices you wish you would've made differently because then he will come to you first, not jump on snap chat or go to the latest on website by Planned Parenthood or any other places pumping out lies the come to parents first because they know you share the truth and you can't actually save your child from going down the wrong path by sharing what you would wish to have done differently passably transparently real have those in-depth conversations and don't be afraid of what they might think they honestly will love you more for you to come back and talk further with Tina Marie Griffin about this. After this brief break don't go away. The next segment not want this if you're a Christian. You of course want to instill a biblical view of life in the hearts of your children, your pastor, you want to offer ministry that draws young families to your church. This is Alex McFarland encouraging you to check out my new book and video curriculum. The 21 toughest questions your kids will ask about Christianity.
I interviewed hundreds of children ages 5 to 12 and we address actual questions from actual children. The spiritual issues that are on the minds of your kids Jesus everything the book and video lessons are great for groups of any size and was produced with the goal of equipping kids to stand strong for Christ in any situation. The 21 toughest questions your kids will ask the book study guide and video series. You'll find firstname.lastname@example.org that AFA store.net first Peter 315 tells us to be ready always to give an answer for the hope we have were instructed to be prepared to defend our faith.
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We train speaking churches to youth groups and train Christians of all ages to address key issues of our times. From a biblical perspective like is there a God is the Bible true. What about gender and moral issues. Call me at 864977 2008 and we will arrange for the life answers team to come to your church and give a presentation that will benefit your people for years to come. 864-977-2000 eight and always be ready in Alex with volunteer TMG radio. Thank you so much for listening time fleets was well want to get as much and is can we continue our conversation. Tina Marie Griffin capable get too much for the Tina gives your website. Yes, it's comical to mom.com and also parents want to navigate safely to the pop-culture chaos.
I have a great page. Parent guide that they can get by texting the word media guideis the number 44222 and he will get in their inbox within seconds a great guide to help do a pop-culture purge, and only put godly entertainment in their home. You do a lot of assemblies need a lot of speaking yourself.
I thought about you this week there was a story in the news. Oddly enough, a middle school teacher asked the class if there were one invention that you wish had never been invented, what would it be and I know that she probably thought in a guns and violence. You know dangerous things in the and of course some kids wrote about that very poignant.
It went viral. This little boy wrote the thing that I wish had never been invented was the cell phone because my mommy is always on her fine. She won't talk to me and he wrote and it was just heartrending folks Google you'll find he he said she loves the self and better than me because she spends all of her time with the fun and not me and the little boy said he wish that his mom had never discovered a cell phone now how many children probably could share that sentiment, Tina. That's profound.
I believe a lot and I really try to do and my husband as well. When he comes in from work he will plug his phone in the bedroom and leave it for the rest the day which I think is awesome and I find myself more and more setting aside special, you have to ask I homeschool my four kids.
I want to be on it while homeschooling is necessary in some regards Macedo ministry get the word out there, but there's so many kids are hurting and it's so true life I find a renown and my kids will give me a wake-up call. Hey mom, I got a question and I might be on my phones.
I'll put it down and then talk to my kid, which I think is critical. But I think it happens a lot. And honestly I use social media to help get God's truth out there, but I'm hardly on Facebook I posted get off because I did not have time to get sucked in everyone else's drama or new stories on what is God.
God calls to do it is professor's truth and I use social media pump out there, but I I do want to get sucked in and I mean those hours you can't get back that the street you often get asked to define discipleship and I call it life on life transference because you know the old saying more is caught than taught but here are words but there really good to remember our time and our relationships invested in in the lives of others. I think social media is going to go down in history as the biggest colossal waste of time that ever came down the pike. But let's talk a little bit about the objectionable material on the Internet.
We were with Josh McDowell in Washington last week and he gave a talk on pornography. The pornography epidemic, and when he gives his keynote. It treats a new generation in September will probably talk about that again Josh said 9/10 American males are addicted, pornography, and so we've got to be transparent with our devices and let me just say there are a lot of ways you can put your web browser where mom, dad, husband, wife, you see what your kids are watching they can see what you're watching and listen folks, we we don't have secrets from each other. What were not supposed to.
Anyway, Tina speak a little bit because your you are a Hollywood insider on what what this content. Whether it's porn, whether it's violence in just ungodly things. What is it doing to us. It's stripping our foundation with Christ completely away where focused we become addicted. I know it takes three images of pornography before someone can become addicted. The average age in America work at a person becomes addicted is the age of eight.
If we have eight euros a can of pornography and the end of the sad thing Alex like you know it's not as the kids are even searching for it. They might be doing a homework assignment like to hear from a lot of kids ham looking up information for paper Nelson pornography comes out we got Whitehouse.com which is a porn site or it was a porn site.
Mentally, unless they finally stripped down to look at the deception and that where kids doing a paper on the government of the president is it Whitehouse.gov Geo JV CLV and then you have a Snapchat.
One of the top apps.
For example, that a lot of kids are currently on a lot parents are not aware or they think it's safe in the last week we had Cosmo After Dark, a special porn channel on Snapchat right this is unblock the ball. Parents cannot block this Cosmo After Dark.
But here's what's crazy.
Typically will not be alerted that this channel is out there for kids.
Luckily, within 72 hours.
A bunch of us moms online me a big stink flooded Snapchat and within 72 hours Alex. They stripped the Cosmo After Dark pornography channel off Snapchat praise the Lord. Amen. So they just go it to show you.
Pornography is very addicting and they're pushing it down children's notes why because of a ton kids for years assemblies if they can become addicted as a child.
The porn industry is laughing all the way the bank they think they have this kid for life so so important we do shelter kids. I love the point you made to put the computer in a very neutral location in the center part of the house what's not behind the door and if the kids because it stinks. And hey, why can't we have. You don't trust me use the line we it's not as we don't trust you will trust anybody else, and that we keep our kids safe and we are the parent. Luckily, up before the best friend. It's also important to have those parent tell a guideline. So your kids know how to become apparent someday. By watching what we do for them and I want to say to all the men listening. You are the priest of the home. Thank God for godly mom's, but praise God for Tina Marie and all of the counterculture mom followers you have always there were in a 10 million more men you need to walk with Jesus you need to have quiet time and pray with your spouse.
Every day there was a Harvard study a few years ago when a husband-and-wife have a some sort of devotional together. The divorce rate is 1/1011 meat, not the 55, 60% of the regular culture friend if you don't you'll get open windows are our daily bread or my utmost for his highest are streams in the desert or morning and evening devotions by Charles Spurgeon Josh McDowell Road, his very very fine book the Josh McDowell book of family devotions, husbands and wives if you will take 5 to 10 minutes. Pray together every day watch it transform your personal walk and your marriage and ultimately the family. We gotta pull away but here's what I want to say thank you Tina Marie and will certainly have you on again really soon for your support gift and in the amount of our evangelistic ministries are broadcast, our conferences, we got a book that God is using mightily in the lives of young people, it's cost stand for truth. You must know for an unshakable faith for your gift in any amount will send you the book stand core truths for an unshakable faith as you want to impart in the lives of your family an unshakable faith in the Lord Jesus Christ truth for a new association with Alex McFarland evangelistic ministries exists to equip Christians with the biblical worldview through conferences and camps for information about upcoming events visit for a new generation.com or give us a call at 877 yes God one that's 877 yes, God in the number one TMG radio is made possible by the friends of Alex McFarland evangelistic ministries PO Box 485, Pleasant Garden, NC 27313 that's PO Box 485, Pleasant Garden Carolina 71 will give email@example.com generation.com. Thanks for listening and join us again next time. As we bring you more true for a new generation on TMG radio