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Steve & Bethany's Hopecast

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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!

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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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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English

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Episodes

Holiday Survival Guide

11/25/2021
Let's be honest. As much as you may love this time of year, the holidays can be stressful. Sometimes even the closest of families can experience, shall we say, too much time together. But don't worry! We're here to provide some practical tips to help you get through the next few weeks. Here's the recipe Steve uses for frying turkeys from Tony Chachere's website... INGREDIENTS: 3-5 Gals. Peanut Oil (Or Oil of Your Choosing) 1 12 Lb. Turkey Tony Chachere’s Creole Butter Injectable...

Duration:00:31:58

Christians in Conflict

11/18/2021
Whenever you're working with people, conflict is going to happen. It's all about how you handle it. However, when the person you are in disagreement with is another believer adds an extra layer of difficulty. You want to give out grace, but you also want to do what's right. Steve had this real life situation happen between two of his friends. How they dealt with is a perfect example of two godly people working out a tense situation with grace and justice. It's the final week of the Guess...

Duration:00:31:00

Life Verse 2.0

11/11/2021
We're getting interactive this week! A few months ago we did an episode about our favorite Bible verses. It was so well received that we thought we'd do it again, but this time we wanted to hear from you. We asked people on social media to tell us about their go-to Bible verse and why it's so important to them. The response was amazing. Enjoy! Guess the Gobbler contest! Identify this celebrity voice and win a Steve & Bethany's Hopecast Gift Box. Listen to the sound Make your...

Duration:00:35:30

Giving Out Grace

11/4/2021
Grace. It's probably the best word found in the Bible. If you're a follower of Christ, you are already a big fan of grace. But what about giving out grace to others? It's a little more - sometimes a lot more - difficult, because by definition the other person doesn't deserve it. How can we make giving out grace a staple of our life? We're talking about it this week! Guess the Gobbler! Tell us which celebrity is gobbling like a turkey and you could win a $100 Steve & Bethany's Hopecast Gift...

Duration:00:28:05

As You Go: Work & Missions

10/28/2021
We finish up our three part series about what a missionary really is with a look at moms who work outside the home. By understanding your role as a missionary will actually lighten the burdens and stresses you're under. Sponsored by: Love Your Flair Boutique get 10% off your first order when you use the promo code: Love 10 Off https://facebook.com/loveyourflair Get Involved: Hope Dealers on Patreon get the video version early every week...plus other goodies. Tiers are $5 p/month, $15...

Duration:00:27:52

Stay-at-Home Mission Field

10/21/2021
We all know that being a mom isn't always easy. Sometimes moms feel under valued or under utilized. So how can moms find their value in Christ alone and not in what they do or not do for a living? We're talking about it this week in the second of our three part series "Living On Mission." Sponsored by: Love Your Flair Boutique get 10% off your first order when you use the promo code: Love 10 Off https://facebook.com/loveyourflair Get Involved: Hope Dealers on Patreon get the video...

Duration:00:29:47

Living on Mission

10/14/2021
Have you ever felt stuck in your life? You look around and see everyone else is pursuing a goal, but you just aren't? Take heart. We've been there too! But how do we shift our perspective to be able to live out His calling on our life no matter where we are? We're talking about it this week! Sponsored by: Love Your Flair Boutique get 10% off your first order when you use the promo code: Love 10 Off https://facebook.com/loveyourflair Get Involved: Hope Dealers on Patreon get the video...

Duration:00:29:12

Me? Holy?

10/7/2021
When we hear the term 'holy', we automatically think 'that's an attribute of God.' Of course that's true, but what about us as His followers? What does it mean for us to be holy? We're going to through what personal holiness is and is not this week. We recommend "The Pursuit of Holiness" by Jerry Bridges. Get it here Sponsored by: Love Your Flair Boutique get 10% off your first order when you use the promo code: Love 10 Off https://facebook.com/loveyourflair Get Involved: Hope Dealers...

Duration:00:34:07

When Christians are Different from You

9/30/2021
It's no secret that there are a lot of followers of Christ that don't hold the same convictions as you do. We dive into the difference between personal preferences and those standards that can't be compromised. We also discuss the one word that's the most important in this discussion. Sponsored by: Love Your Flair Boutique get 10% off your first order when you use the promo code: Love 10 Off https://facebook.com/loveyourflair Get Involved: Hope Dealers on Patreon get the video version...

Duration:00:34:02

Hospitality and Following Jesus

9/16/2021
What does the Bible say about hospitality? If you don't know don't be discouraged, we didn't either. As it turns out, there's quite a lot mentioned about in scripture. This week, we'll share what we've learned about hospitality with you. We'll break it down and give you some practical ways to incorporate it into your life. Watch this episode for FREE! https://www.youtube.com/c/SteveBethanysHopecast Sponsored by: Love Your Flair Boutique get 10% off you first order when you use the promo...

Duration:00:31:11

Keeping Your Focus in a Chaotic World

9/16/2021
With all the things battling for our attention, keeping our relationship with God as our top priority is a challenge to say the least. We all know that we should spend more time in prayer, Bible study, and attending church, but other things always seem to come first. This week, we're going to give some hope in how to make our desire to put God first a reality. Sponsored by: Love Your Flair Boutique get 10% off your first order when you use the promo code: Love 10...

Duration:00:34:14

Help with Family Devotions

9/9/2021
With everyone in your house having a hyper busy schedule, is it realistic to think you can find time do them? Are you a bad parent if you aren't doing them? Are you a bad parent if you aren't doing them? We try to answer those questions. We'll also give you some ideas for devos that you may have never thought of before. We'll also give some hope to you if you feel like you've failed in this area...spoiler alert: you haven't Sponsored by: Love Your Flair Boutique get 10% off your first...

Duration:00:40:45

The Power of Mentorship with Guest Rob Butler

9/2/2021
Rob Butler grew up on the south side of Chicago with a drug dealer as a father. He didn't know any other life until someone invited him and his brother to church. That one small act planted the seed that literally changed the course of his life. This week, Rob shares his testimony of coming to Christ and life changing difference all of can make by being a mentor. For a deeper dive into mentorship, we recommend: "Growing Together: Taking Mentoring Beyond Small Talk and Prayer Requests" by...

Duration:00:52:36

Do You Matter?

8/26/2021
If you've ever wondered if what we do matters or questioned our own self worth or has someone in your life that has, you know the physical, emotional, and mental strain it has. The "churchy" answer is to say that it never happens, but that's just not the truth. Some struggle more than others, but it something that nearly all of us feel...at least occasionally. This week, we take a deep dive into your worth and value as the person you are at this moment. We highly recommend Uninvited:...

Duration:00:39:09

Going Beyond Live Special

8/19/2021
Arkansas Baptist State Convention brings this special episode! On September 25, Priscilla Shirer will have a worldwide simulcast from Simmons Bank Arena in North Little Rock. We're joined by Andrea Lennon from "Inspire on the Go" podcast and Brandy Cerny from Lifeway to talk about it! To sign up as single viewer or get the details of how church can host this event Going Beyond Simulcast (lifeway.com) To join the event in person Going Beyond Live with Priscilla Shirer Little Rock |...

Duration:00:27:57

Why Do You Believe the Bible?

8/9/2021
If you're asked, "why do you believe the Bible?" what would your answer be? It's important to have concrete reasons to be able to answer believers and non believers alike. This week, we help you with some reasons why we believe individually as well as some other reasons given by Christian thinkers like C.S. Lewis and Voddie Bauchum. We recommend: The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel https://amzn.to/2Xa1m2p Sponsored by: Love Your Flair Boutique get 10% off your first order when you use...

Duration:00:37:52

Sharing Your Faith 2.0

8/5/2021
Last episode, we discussed ideas and tips about how to lead a child to Christ. This week, we continue along those same lines by talking about Sharing Your Faith with other adults. It definitely brings its own challenges. How do you start a convo about faith? Where's the line between being too pushy and sharing? We'll answer these questions and provide some hope if your struggling in this area. We recommend: Way of the Master by Ray Comfort and Kirk...

Duration:00:41:33

Leading a Child to Christ

7/29/2021
This episode is sponsored by: Navigate 2021 https://www.firstbenton.org/navigate One of the biggest prayers of parents is that your child will become a follower of Christ. That's the prayer, but is there anything else we can do? What if your kids are asking about salvation, what are you going to say? We tackle these questions and more this week. For further help, we recommend: Leading Your Child to Christ by Marty Machowski https://amzn.to/3zcTtXF Get Involved: Hope Dealers on...

Duration:00:39:39

I'm Not Envious...am I?

7/22/2021
This episode is sponsored by: Navigate 2021 https://www.firstbenton.org/navigate We’re talking about a topic that even though a lot of us in church circles don’t talk a whole lot about it, it is still very real… and that’s envy. We’ll be breaking down exactly what envy is and what it is not according to the Bible. Is it a sin or not just a good idea? And share some practical tips on how to overcome envy if you find yourself struggling with it. For further study Envy: The Enemy Within by...

Duration:00:37:55

Navigate 2021 Special with Andrea Lennon and Clay Cunningham

7/15/2021
Navigate 2021 is a Digital Conference that's coming to First Baptist Church, Benton, AR. on August 7th. On this episode, we're joined by "Inspire on the Go" podcast host, Andrea Lennon, and Clay Cunningham from First Baptist Benton to help equip we adults in all the latest technology to help better parent and lead the next generation. For more help, we recommend Parenting Screen Generation: Guiding Your Kids to be Wise in a Digital World https://amzn.to/3ieZ9d8 Get Involved: Hope...

Duration:00:22:33