The Basics With Beth

The Basics With Beth

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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October 26, 2021 27 min

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 there Bible reasons some prayers don’t seem to get answered? Yes. 

Today, let’s exp...

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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 receive, that your joy may be full.” Prayer should result in receiving what you pra...

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October 12, 2021 23 min

 

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 joyful life with God — and it may start with making a joyful noise! 

Join me today t...

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October 5, 2021 23 min

 

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 lost a loved one, are experiencing heartbreak or maybe are in a season of general ...

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September 28, 2021 23 min

 

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 cheered up? We have to live under the right influence!

Instead of being “drunk w...

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September 21, 2021 23 min

 

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! I’ve said it before, but Heaven likes music. 

There’s something about praising G...

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September 14, 2021 24 min

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! And instead of listening to music that feeds those feelings, choose to tap into Heav...

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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 faith comes in! 

If you experience anxiety, fear, concern or worry when it comes to yo...

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August 31, 2021 24 min

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 Hands Laid upon you for Healing
  • Exercise Your Own Faith (*ps next week we’ll talk about p...
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    August 27, 2021 33 min

    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 during times like these, unprecedented and uncertain, we can stand firm in the know...

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    August 24, 2021 24 min

    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’t in alignment with His Word. 

    Join me for today’s Basics Tuesday Bible Study message...

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    August 20, 2021 28 min

    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 to be an OUTLINE. Jesus was teaching us to use the Lord’s Prayer as a template, a gu...

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    August 17, 2021 33 min

    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 3:14-20 

    3. Ephesians 1:15-19 

    I am more stirred up than ever on the...

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    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 face a fight for our faith? 

    With God’s wisdom and His Word, you can quench every fi...

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    August 10, 2021 24 min

    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 time to soak in God’s Word. The Bible tells us that faith comes by hearing….so today, ...

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    August 6, 2021 38 min

    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! That's why I recently wrote a book called: "Getting A Grip On The Basic...
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    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 minds to how GOOD God is by reviewing loads of scriptures that remind us of our benefit...

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    July 27, 2021 24 min

    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 answer to that question today! 

    Afterall, Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today a...

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    Most of us understand that Jesus went to the cross to pay the penalty of death for our sins so that we could be redeemed, forgiven and fully reconciled to the Father. But is that all that happened in that great exchange? 

    Short answer: No! 

    Don’t miss two other MAJOR benefits that Jesus also purchased for you and me on the cross. Hint: you can look it up in Isaiah 53:5...but I also invite you to join me to discover it in today’s Ba...

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    July 13, 2021 25 min

    In the beginning, God created Adam & Eve. He placed them in the Garden of Eden and all was right with the world. Adam and Eve were not sick or diseased because they were made in God’s image — and we know God isn’t sick or diseased! 

    So what HAPPENED? And how can we return to living in His promise of being healthy, healed and whole? Hint: it has everything to do with Jesus and very little to do with you! 

    (If you’re following al...

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