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In her weekly podcast, Beth Jones shares on the basics of faith to help you unlock your potential to live a life you love - and a life that impacts others! The Basics With Beth also features influential guest interviews on the basics of church, family, leadership, success and more. Hungry for more of the basics? Visit thebasicswithbeth.com!
 
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Why do we pray? Do our prayers even make a difference? Isn’t God going to do whatever He wants anyways? These are all great questions and the short answer is this: your prayers MATTER…big time! Today, let’s talk about why your prayers do matter and why God isn’t just going to do whatever He wants regardless. We’ll dig into the Bible to see why it’s…
 
On a week when it’s so easy to become distracted by family, food, and fun, don’t forget what this week really is — an invitation to enter God’s presence with gratitude. Gratitude changes everything. You may be facing some unique challenges this holiday season. Maybe you find yourself needing a recalibration in the presence of God. Gratitude is the …
 
There are loads of reasons to pray, but when we boil it down, we can categorize all of the reasons for prayer into these three categories: Prayer gives us a way to enjoy fellowship with God. Prayer gives us a way to request things from God. Prayer gives us a way to produce fruit for God. Prayer is such a privilege that God has given to us. My praye…
 
If you want to pray effective prayers, you’ve first got to know the rules, the fundamentals or “the basics” of prayer! Two big questions we’ll explore today are Who do I pray to? and What is prayer? We’ll discuss why the answers to these questions matter — and we’ll look at what Jesus taught us in the Bible to find our answers! This short episode h…
 
So many of us have prayed this prayer: “God, break my heart for what breaks yours.” As children of God, we want His heart. We want to be passionate about the things God is passionate about. But here’s a question — are we truly consumed with a passion for reaching the lost? Time and time again throughout Scripture, we see that God makes the lost His…
 
There are a lot of questions when it comes to prayer! Thankfully, in His Word, God has given us answers for every question. Let’s tackle a few more common questions people have when it comes to prayer in today’s Basics Tuesday Bible Study! I prayed for someone else, but nothing happened. Why? When I pray, do my words make any difference? Will God a…
 
Today, let’s look at two big questions you may have about prayer! While these may seem specific, there are many “prayer principles” we can learn from their answers. I am single, can I pray for someone to be my husband or wife? I want a baby, can I pray for God to give me a son or daughter? If you’re desiring for an answer to either of these prayer …
 
All of us want to do amazing things for God, but many people want the promotion before they’ve gone through the preparation process. Without making it through this process successfully, it is impossible to have character strong enough to sustain your calling. So how does God actually develop character within you? We’re unpacking this question on th…
 
Have you ever prayed, but seemingly didn’t get an answer? This is a big deal and an important question that many Christians experience: Why aren’t my prayers answered? Often, when we feel as though God did not answer our prayer, we get discouraged, cynical or mad. We tend to blame God for not answering our prayers the way we wanted Him to. But, are…
 
Welcome to our brand new series on the basics of PRAYER! I’m so excited to share this series with you because I believe in the power of prayer…and more importantly, I believe that God wants to answer your prayers! But first, it’s important that we know how to pray effectively and according to God’s Word. Jesus said in John 16:24… “ask, and you will…
 
Nearly everywhere we go, people ask us how we have managed to make our marriage work through four decades, raising children, the stress of ministry and travel, and the inevitable obstacles that have come our way. While the going hasn’t always been easy, it’s been so worth it as we’ve learned to love each other in each season. In honor of celebratin…
 
The Bible tells us in Psalm 33:1, “Let the godly sing FOR joy…” Whoa! That’s interesting…instead of waiting to sing when I already have joy, instead I am supposed to sing FOR joy? Sadly too many people — make that too many Christians — are not experiencing the joy that the Lord intended for us! But don’t let that be said of you. You can live a joyf…
 
God invented music! It’s His thing — and I believe He wants us to access the power of music in our spirit, soul and body…especially in times that require comfort! The last two years have been massively challenging for all of us, in many different ways, and I believe today the Lord wants you to experience His comfort in a fresh way. Whether you’ve l…
 
As parents, we all want our kids to grow up with a solid grasp on faith and an understanding of who they are created to be in Christ. But how do we truly impart this revelation from one generation to the next? Today on the Conversations podcast, we’re unpacking this question with our oldest and youngest sons, Addison and Arden. In this episode, we’…
 
The Bible has a lot to say about our happiness! In fact, if you add up all of the commands like “sing!”, “rejoice!”, and “be joyful” into the same “happiness” category — as Christians, it’s definitely something we are expected to do and be! But, in a world that is full of bad news, heaviness, fear and confusion, how do we keep ourselves happy and c…
 
Do you need a breakthrough in your life? The Bible is loaded with examples and stories of people who were in the same boat — they needed a major breakthrough in the midnight hour. So what do all of those Bible stories have in common? Many of the major breakthroughs in the Bible shared the same key: the breakthrough came with SINGING! Yes, singing! …
 
As Christians, we are called to live counter to the culture of our day. In our speech, in our homes, in our leadership, in any room we walk into, we are called to live against the grain. But how? Servanthood. Yes, you read that right. If Jesus walked this earth knowing He was God’s Son and the Savior of the world, and still chose to serve others, w…
 
The Bible tells us in Proverbs 4:23 to “guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.” We all know — and quote — this verse, but have you ever thought about it in the context of the music you listen to? Maybe today you are experiencing fear, anxiety, stress or a sense of rebellion. What’s the remedy? Guard your heart! …
 
The Bible talks about “the fight of faith.” Sometimes when we are experiencing sickness or receive a bad doctor’s report, our mind will be bombarded with negative thoughts while our body is experiencing physical symptoms. This is when it’s more important than ever to know deep down in our spirit what God has promised for our health. This is where f…
 
In a culture that thrives on contention and conflict, is it truly possible to be unoffendable? YES! In Luke 17:1, Jesus tells us, “It’s impossible that no offenses should come.” We see clearly in Scripture that throughout our lives, we will have ample opportunity to take the enemy’s bait and become offended. But there is another option — we can pre…
 
God gave us so many ways to exercise our faith for healing! It isn’t a “one size fits all” proposition. Let’s look at each way in God’s Word and talk about how, as believers, we can grab onto one of these strategies and put them into action. 5 Ways To Receive Healing: Ask/Pray by Faith Prayer of Agreement Call for the Elders of the Church Have Hand…
 
In Numbers 6:22-26, God gave us the most incredible blessing! This common passage is known by lots of names: “The Aaronic Prayer,” “The Priestly Blessing,” and “The Lifting of Hands Blessing.” No matter what you call it, The Blessing is just as relevant today as it was thousands of years ago. God has declared that you and I are blessed! Especially …
 
The Bible is loaded with wisdom and “commands” that are designed to help us walk in the FULL promises of God...including health in our bodies! Today, let’s take a look at a few of those scriptures. When we do things God’s way — like guard our hearts, walk in love, stay humble and more — it will help us to avoid the dis-ease that comes when we aren’…
 
The Lord’s Prayer is a popular one! Unfortunately, so often, we pray or sing the Lord’s Prayer simply from memory or as a rote prayer. But, Jesus had something else in mind entirely when he taught his disciples how to pray in Matthew 6:9-13! Think about the first few words of the famous passage, “After this manner, pray.” “This manner” is intended …
 
Have you ever prayed and then wondered why nothing happened? In today's podcast, we learn how to pray God's will (His Word!) so that we have confidence He hears us and we'll receive what we've asked of Him! (see 1 John 5:14-15) Let's learn how to pray these 3 powerful Bible prayers that will change your life: 1. Colossians 1:9-12 2. Ephesians 3:14-…
 
The Bible mentions “fight the good fight of faith…” in 1 Timothy 6:12, but what does that mean and what does it look like? Sometimes when you’re in a battle to lay hold of God’s promises for your life — including your health — you have to fight. Let’s talk about how we do it! What weapons has God given us? What does the Bible tell us to do when we …
 
Now more than ever, it’s imperative that we, as believers, are reading, meditating on, and living the Word of God — but what we’re seeing more often than not is that Christians are reading their Bibles less and less. Why is that? Today on the podcast, we are continuing our conversation on the importance of reading Scripture and the practicals of wh…
 
Did you know that out of the 19 healings Jesus performed that are recorded in the New Testament, 12 of them were accessed by faith? So today, I want to stir up YOUR faith, because I want you to receive healing in your physical body too! We’ve talked before about 3 pathways to health, but today I just want to encourage your faith by spending some ti…
 
Our lives may not go back to the "normal" we knew at the start of 2020, which means that whether we want to be or not — we are all in the season of preparing for our “new normal.” Join me for an encouraging word on how we can prepare for our new normal in the best possible way...with prayer! I am more stirred up than ever on the power of prayer! Th…
 
As believers, we know that one of the key disciplines in our faith and difference-makers in our lives is reading the Bible…so why are so many Bibles sitting unopened on our shelves? Today on the podcast, we are answering all of your questions on how and why to read the Bible. We’re answering questions like… —What does our own daily practice of gett…
 
Psalm 103 tells us to “forget not all His benefits…” You read that right. When you accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior, God generously and graciously gives you an incredible benefits package — better than any employer could give! So, do you know what’s all included? And are you taking advantage of your benefits package? Today, let’s renew our mind…
 
The Bible tells us that Jesus went about healing and doing good. He set people free from oppression. He made lame men walk again. He restored sight to the blind. He even raised the dead to life! But is Jesus willing to heal you and me today? Today, let’s take a closer look at Jesus’ words and patterns in the Bible so we can better understand the an…
 
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