The Basics with Beth

Beth Jones

Getting a Grip on the Basics : How to Make a Difference

February 15, 2024

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!

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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 have to do is resist and enforce Satan’s defeat. Today, I’ll show you exactly how to do it from the best instruction manual ever written...the Bible!To support this ministry financially, visit:
February 13, 2024
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 if God was for me...But then, the Lord spoke to my heart decades ago and helped me to uncover these 11 scriptures from His Word that absolutely changed my life. I wrote them on index cards, carried them around with me, memorized them, spoke them outloud and finally BELIEVED them -- and my life has never been the same.To support this ministry financially, visit:
February 8, 2024
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 of peace, joy, life and His goodness. Even in the material and financial areas, God wants you blessed to be a blessing!I know that you may have a couple of yeah...but what about? questions on this topic -- or maybe you’ve taken issue with prosperity gospel or name it, claim it preaching in the past, but today, as always, we are going straight to God’s Word to see what He has to say on the matter.To support this ministry financially, visit:
February 6, 2024
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February 1, 2024
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 actually one of the best gifts the Lord has given to us -- and, I’ll help sort out some common misunderstandings along the way.To support this ministry financially, visit:
January 30, 2024
You may have heard of speaking in tongues before -- and you might also have loads of questions about it! 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? When does it happen? Why would you want to do it? Are you supposed to pray this way in public? In private? Is it still for today?Sometimes speaking in tongues is also described as speaking in a prayer language, heavenly language or spiritual language. We’ll talk about all of this and more -- plus answer your biggest questions -- today during our Basics Bible Study. I hope you’ll join me!To support this ministry financially, visit:
January 25, 2024
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 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’ll continue talking about why you would even want to be filled with the Holy Spirit and how it all happens! So, tune in -- this is a fun one. :)To support this ministry financially, visit:
January 23, 2024
If you’ve ever had questions about the Holy’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 -- there is more! There is a second experience of being filled with the Holy Spirit that can often be overlooked or misunderstood.You may wonder, what’s the difference between being born of the Spirit and filled with the Spirit? We’re talking all about it today! And we’ll see why Jesus sent us the Holy Spirit as a massive gift while we’re here on earth.To support this ministry financially, visit:
January 18, 2024
If you spend any amount of time feeling guilty, ashamed, condemned or like you don’t measure up -- today’s Basics 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 you? He does. Unsure if God forgives you? He does.Let’s talk about how to practically experience God’s love and forgiveness today...not just in theory, but really live and walk in it every day of your life!To support this ministry financially, visit:
January 16, 2024
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January 11, 2024
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About The Basics with Beth

For over 30 years, Beth Jones and The Basics With Beth outreach has been committed to teaching the Bible basics to new believers and seasoned Christians, to equip them with a strong faith foundation and the tools they need to teach others and make disciples.

About Beth Jones

Beth Jones is an author and Bible teacher who has been helping Christians connect-the-basic-Bible-dots for over 30 years. She has written over 20 books to help people get a grip on the basics and she established The Basics With Beth outreach and The Basics University, where she offers faith-building resources and online Bible Study courses. Beth and her husband, Jeff, are the Founding Pastors of Valley Family Church in Kalamazoo, Michigan where they served for 32 years and recently passed the baton to their successor their youngest son and daughter-in-law. Today, Beth continues to teach the Bible basics and she and Jeff empower pastors for successful succession experiences through Jeff and Beth Jones Ministries. They have four children, all married and starting their own families.

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