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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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Just in case you were starting to doubt yourself in this crazy year of a global pandemic, U.S. election chaos, economic highs and lows -- and so much more, let me remind you of a few things today: You have a divine purpose. You have an important role to play in God’s master plan. You were created as God’s masterpiece! You can make a difference with…
 
In this episode, you get an exclusive listen to one of the chapters from John’s new book “X: Multiply Your God-Given Potential.” In this chapter, titled “Diligence and Multiplication,” John shares how hard work and God’s grace are a powerful combination when we’re seeking to build a life that multiplies the Kingdom of God. He shares stories from th…
 
Can you make a difference with your life? Can you serve the Lord effectively? You definitely can! In fact, the reason we’re still on planet earth and the reason we don’t go straight to heaven the minute we get saved... is that we have a job to do! We have a Great Commission to fulfill! There are lost people to reach. There are disciples to make! To…
 
Way too many Christians are letting the devil eat their lunch and that was never God’s plan. It’s more important than ever that you know what the Bible says about who you are in Christ -- and how to use the weapons and authority Jesus has given us as believers in Him. God’s already delivered us from the power of darkness (Colossians 1:13) -- all we…
 
In this episode, John and Lisa sit down to discuss John’s new book X: Multiply Your God-Given Potential. John shares how every single person is gifted by God, and it’s up to each person to decide how they will use that gift: Will they bury it? Use it to serve their own agenda? Or will they use it to build God’s Kingdom? John dives into how faithful…
 
If you’re ready to stop living defeated, stressed out and down in the dumps and instead live the overcoming, victorious Christian life -- this message is for you! I know how you feel. Truly! I remember what it was like to ride the roller coaster. Some days were amazing and I felt the Lord’s presence, other days I felt like a failure and wasn’t sure…
 
The very reason Jesus came to planet earth was so that we might have life -- and have it more abundantly (His words...not mine!) So the question is, what does that mean and how do we actually experience it? The truth is, God isn’t stingy. His streets are paved with GOLD! And He wants to bless you with abundance...an abundance of peace, joy, life an…
 
2020 took so many of us by surprise. It has tested us and refined us, and in so many ways given us an opportunity to live out what we believe amid unimaginable circumstances. One of the keys to moving through this season in strength, both for us and for our team at Messenger International, is fervent prayer. When a believer stands in faith and pray…
 
If faith is heaven’s currency, how full is your “faith-account?” On earth, we use money to purchase or take possession of things -- but when you’re in business with heaven, it’s faith that’s required! The good news is...we’re going to find out today that faith is actually based on something -- and that something is God’s WORD! It may not be the “bl…
 
If you’ve been feeling down or weak spiritually, this message is for you. If you’ve got questions about your future, this message is for you. If you’ve got “pent up” prayers and worship on the inside of you, this message is for you! Let’s talk today about why we should want to speak in tongues! I hope to show you, from the Bible, why this is actual…
 
For years following the releases of The Bait of Satan and Under Cover, we have been asked the question, “How do you respond to authority when your leader is abusing their place of power and you’re being mistreated?” In today’s podcast, we dive deep into this topic. We talk about how to differentiate between moments where you simply feel mistreated …
 
You may have heard of “speaking in tongues” before -- and have loads of thoughts or opinions It can also be described as speaking in a prayer language, heavenly language or spiritual language. Today, we’re going straight to God’s Word to see what the Bible actually says about speaking in tongues. >> We’re answering BASIC questions like: What is it?…
 
Today, I want to tell you a story of when I was first filled with the Holy Spirit way back in college! It’s actually kind of a funny story…so I think you’ll get a kick out of it and hopefully be encouraged as we continue to study God’s Word and what it says about being “born of” and “filled with” the Holy Spirit (two distinct experiences). Plus, we…
 
In this episode we answer even more of your questions! We recently asked our communities on social media for questions our listeners wanted us to speak to on the podcast. We had so many incredible questions pour in that we couldn’t limit it to just one show! This week is part two of our Q&A series and we’re answering questions like “How do you resp…
 
If you’ve ever had questions about the Holy Spirit...you’re in the right place. Today we’re studying what the Bible tells us about who the Holy Spirit is and what it means to be FILLED with Him! If you are a believer in Jesus, the Holy Spirit has already been at work in your life helping you to be “born again” and to receive Jesus as your Lord. But…
 
If you spend any amount of time feeling guilty, ashamed, condemned or like you don’t measure up -- today’s Basics Tuesday Bible Study message is a must listen for you! God has a better way for you to live...lighter, freer, righteous. He made that better way when He sent JESUS to planet earth and He wants you to experience it! >> Unsure if God loves…
 
In this episode, we answer your questions! After putting out a prompt on our social media accounts, we’ve compiled a list of your questions to begin tackling in this two-part Q&A podcast series! Today we answer questions like “What are your best tips for getting through the first couple years of marriage well?” and “How do you know if you’re hearin…
 
I know, I know...most people *cringe* when they hear the word “obey.” It brings back memories of childhood or makes you think of a buzzkill, no fun situation. But, when you know God’s character and how much He LOVES us -- obeying Him is a no brainer! In fact, you might even “want to.” Today, we’re breaking it down...how to obey God. Thankfully, it’…
 
Maybe you’ve heard people say before that “the primary way God speaks to us is through His Word.” It’s true! I hope you’ve experienced that for yourself, but if not -- you can! God wants to speak to you. God wants to help you with every aspect of your life. On today’s Basics Tuesday episode, I am sharing how God has used the Bible to speak to me on…
 
In this episode, we continue our deep dive into the Godmothers message! Lisa shares the first chapter from the Godmothers Book called “Why You Need One.” In this chapter, Lisa reveals the deep need we have for godmothers in our lives and how these people serve as a catalyst for our transformation. Listen in as Lisa shares what it was like to be a y…
 
The Bible isn’t an old, outdated book written by a bunch of men way back in the day. The Bible is...God’s Word! It’s living and active. And -- it’s the primary way God speaks to us. Yes, it’s true. The best way to hear from God is through His Word! God doesn’t always speak to us in an audible voice or with flashing highway billboard signs. The prim…
 
Here’s the big takeaway for today’s episode: get in the habit of only saying and PRAYING what you believe. Yes...I gave the punchline away before you tuned in...but it’s so important and very few people have mastered this “basic” of how to pray in faith! In order to pray in faith you have to know what you believe in your heart before you begin to s…
 
In this episode, John and Lisa discuss all things Godmothers! With the launch of Lisa’s book only a week away, she shares her heart for the Godmothers message. She dives into how to get moving when you’ve been frozen in fear, and what it looks like when God begins to close the gaps between the older and younger generations. Tune in today to learn w…
 
Have you ever wondered: Can I really talk to God? Is He interested in my life or does He have more important things to do? How does prayer actually work? How do I know He can really hear me? You are in the right place, my friend. We’ve all had those questions -- and in today’s Basics Tuesday Bible study, we are digging into the “who, what, when, wh…
 
Have you ever lost a child in a store? Or have you ever misplaced your purse or wallet that contained a bunch of cash and all of your important cards? You don’t just casually browse around “hoping” to find it -- NO! You search high and low, you run, you look everywhere and you don’t stop until you find what you’re looking for. >> Here’s a basic tho…
 
In this episode, John and Lisa dive into the importance of stewarding our physical health as believers. John shares his five keys to a healthy diet and how to practically implement healthy living as a lifestyle rather than a diet. Your body is God’s vessel to accomplish His will on the earth. Tune in to discover the best ways to honor God by honori…
 
Who is God? Who is Jesus? Who is the Holy Spirit -- and how do they all work together? Is there one God -- or three? Maybe you’ve heard the terms “trinity” or “godhead” before, but aren’t really sure what that means or how to interact with God in your own life… This is what today’s Bible study is all about. After all, if we want to have a relations…
 
What do you do when God feels a million miles away? What do you do when the enemy discourages you about your salvation? Or when thoughts sneak in like, “You didn’t really pray that prayer.” or “You’ve messed up so many times.” or “You’re not a good Christian like so-and-so…” God doesn’t want you living in uncertainty or anxiety when it comes to you…
 
In this episode, John and Lisa discuss what it looks like to steward finances God’s way. They dive into practical tips and spiritual principles when it comes to tithing & giving, and discuss how generosity starts as a posture in our hearts and works its way out as a principle in our lives. Tune in today to learn and be inspired by what happens when…
 
Many years ago, I received a letter from my cousin asking, “Why did Jesus have to die on the cross? Why the gory, bloody details?” Wow. It was such a good question -- and such an honest question. Maybe you’ve had that same question, too. Well, I knew God had a reason for it -- after all He doesn’t make mistakes and He knows everything -- but I want…
 
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