Steve & Bethany's Hopecast

Steve & Bethany's Hopecast

Sometimes God's plans are different than ours. For several years, we were a morning show team on a Christian radio station. Life was good...then suddenly the show was eliminated. We left feeling like that there was more for us to do. But what? We launched Steve & Bethany's Hopecast with the idea of helping others (and ourselves) live out our faith through all the ups and downs of life.We're real. We have lots of fun...and occasionally are funny. We'd be honored for you to join us on this journey!

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May 19, 2022 28 min

If you're a parent, it's only a matter of time before your kids are going to ask some hard questions about God and the Bible. Our natural reaction is to call your pastor or some other spiritual leader in your church.

But wouldn't be great if you felt confident enough to be able answer the questions for them?

This week, we tackle some of the most difficult questions kids have about God and the Bible with practical answers...

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If you're anything like us, you do whatever you can to avoid confrontation. But sometimes not having those difficult conversations actually can make things worse. When its time to confront how do you make sure that you do it in a God honoring way? We'll also let you in on the one key to remember when confronting anyone.

Thanks to Shelley Vaughn for being our Audience of One member this week!
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May 5, 2022 21 min

One of the big mysteries about God is how much He seems to change from the first part of the Bible to the second. The God that's described in the Old Testament seems so harsh and vengeful...sometimes destroying entire nations of men, women and children. But in the New Testament, Jesus comes on the scene and there seems to be a shift in God's outlook to peace and love.

Did something happen to make God have a complete change o...

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April 28, 2022 21 min

One of the hardest things for believers to admit is doubt. We're not talking about questioning God's plan, but actually wondering if God truly exists and if this super natural gospel message is just too good to be true.

It's taboo in most church circles that's for sure, but if this in anyway describes your relationship with God at times...this episode is for you.

Thanks to Stephanie Rodgers for being our Audience of ...

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April 21, 2022 24 min

One of the biggest buzzwords in our society as a whole and in the church is community. Obviously, it means surrounding yourself with like minded people. The key is that it’s more about giving than receiving. But how? We have a few ideas and a foolproof way to find the right community for yourself.

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April 14, 2022 26 min

As believers, we've been told to 'store up treasures in heaven.' That sounds amazing, but what does that really mean? What are these treasures? We'll explain in this episode.

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April 7, 2022 20 min

Followers of Christ have our own terminology and phrases, but sometimes this lingo isn't always defined. We're here to help breakdown three of the most important Christianese terms!

  • Justification
  • Sanctification
  • Glorification
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    March 31, 2022 26 min

    If you've been a follower of Jesus for any length of time, you know it's not always mountain tops. If we're honest, we'd probably say that life is more walking through valleys than anything else. 

    No valley is harder than the ones when God doesn't answer the way we've been praying for Him to. It can really rock your faith. We all have heard the stories of those who've completely walked away from their fa...

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    March 24, 2022 21 min

    One of the most quoted scriptures by both believers and non believers alike is 'judge not lest you be judged.'

    It's true that Jesus spoke these words during the Sermon on the Mount, but what exactly did He mean by it? We're going to shed some light on this topic and give some insight on how to apply this teaching to your life.

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    March 17, 2022 23 min

    As believers, we're supposed to be in the world but not of the world. But how do we practically life this out...especially when we're surrounded with secular opinions and ideas that contradict scripture? We've got some ideas. Plus, we let you know some practical ways to engage the culture around you in a way that honors your beliefs.

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    March 10, 2022 16 min

    We turned this week's episode over to you. We asked you to tell us which Bible passage you run to whenever life gets crazy and the story behind it.  And once again, you came through in a major way. We were so encouraged by these stories and we can't wait for you to hear them!

    If you don't have a life verse of your own, we give you a practical way to find one!

    Sign up for our weekly Steve & Bethany's Hope Blast!

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    March 3, 2022 27 min

    As believers in Christ, we are forgiven of all of our sin. If that's true, why do we still struggle with sin? Or is it a sign that we haven't been completely forgiven? And how can we live in victory over sin when temptation is literally everywhere? It's a tough conversation, but we're having it this week!

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    February 24, 2022 28 min

    If you've been around church culture for any length of time, you've probably heard that we're to "speak truth in love" to those around us...whether it's to the culture or others in the faith.  But too often, because people are people, the truth becomes a weapon used to put people in their place instead of being used to guide and instruct. How do we keep this from happening to us? It's what we're disc...

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    February 17, 2022 33 min

    Whether it's because of COVID or the ability to watch services online or maybe because you've had a hurtful experience, but we're seeing more and more committed Christians not attending church regularly.  

    But is that a good idea?

    Join us as we tackle this subject this week.

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    February 10, 2022 34 min

    The Bible says that the Lord disciplines those that He loves. But more often than not, we don't feel very loved when we're corrected. In fact, we tend to blame God for the bad things in life instead of knowing that His discipline and correction is always for His glory and for our good. 

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    February 3, 2022 32 min

    You're special. Don't let anyone limit your potential. Exercise more. Eat better. Cheer others on. Do more.

    These are the messages we're bombarded with on a daily basis, but where is the balance between having goals and being consumed by success? Is there any purpose in living an ordinary life?

    Join us as we journey to into the beauty of an ordinary life.

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    January 27, 2022 26 min

    How do you define yourself? By your profession or maybe you just say you're a "mom" or "dad." Those aren't wrong, but they aren't who we truly are as a follower of Christ. How do you live out your true identity that's found in Christ? It's the subject of this week's Hopecast.

    BTW, we're in our NEW studio :D  For those watching the video version, Steve was put in charge of switching the cam...

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    January 17, 2022 31 min

    We continue our look at Purity Culture this week. Why it's still important and we give some practical ways to encourage the generation that follow us to commit to the Biblical purity guidelines.

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    January 13, 2022 29 min

    The Bible speaks a lot about the need for purity in all areas of our life. However, the term “purity culture” brings eye rolls, dismissive laughter, and worse in church circles these days. When and why did it become so negative? In this first of two episodes, we're going to trace the beginnings of the movement and why it ultimately hasn't worked.  We'll also provide some real, practical ways for purity to be taken serio...

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    January 6, 2022 36 min

    A trend in Christian circles is to ask God for one word at the beginning of a new year to focus our life on for the next twelve months. We asked you for your word and the story behind it. Your response was (in a word) amazing! We also reveal the word that each of us are going to use this year too.

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