Through this podcast, John and Lisa Bevere hope to challenge and prepare you for a successful life in Christ. For more information or to contact us visit our website at MessengerInternational.org
Cultivating Sacred Solitude
We are living in a world full of distractions. With all of the noise of our fast-paced, hurried lifestyles, it's critical we learn to slow down, still our hearts, and hear from God.
Today on Conversations, we dive into a most needed conversation—practicing solitude. Do you have a rhythm of being alone with God? Or do you find yourself gravitating toward disconnection and escapism?
There are many differences between merely isolating yourself and intentionally practicing solitude. Our hope for this podcast is that it leaves you inspired to cultivate a new rhythm of rest and connection in the secret place.
What drives your obedience to God? Is it receiving a blessing? Does it come from feeling obligated? Or does it come from a deep love for Him? When it comes to obedience, your motivation matters. A lot. So how do you find the right motivation so you can walk in sustained, long-term obedience to God?
How do you obey even when the road is marked with difficulty and sacrifice?
Today, we discuss the right motivation for long-term obedience—and the blessings that come from it. May this episode help you tap into a more-surrendered and more fulfilling life!
Overcoming 5 Team Challenges with Lyle Wells and Meredith King
We all participate in team structures. Whether in families, organizations, or community groups, learning to function within a team dynamic is crucial for winning in life, at work, and at home. In today’s Conversations episode, we bring some of the best teachers on leadership—our dear friends and co-MessengerX instructors Lyle Wells and Meredith King! This podcast is a sneak peek at a lesson from their new course Overcoming 5 Team Challenges. You’ll discover practical tools to help you navigate some of the most common pitfalls teams fall into so you can build a more effective, connected team. Tune in to start building toward your team’s success!
How to Navigate Cancel Culture (part 2)
Is there ever a time when it's OK to “cancel” someone? The question itself can seem intense, but cancel culture presents us with some serious dilemmas that we must tackle as a church.
How can we create an atmosphere that walks in both grace and truth with the ultimate goal of restoration while culture is setting a precedent of shunning and excommunicating those who make mistakes or hold certain opposing viewpoints?
In this episode of Conversations with John and Lisa, we return to part two on navigating cancel culture. Whether you have questions about being canceled, are facing pressure from the mob of public opinion to cave, or need to process forgiveness, tune in to this conversation for the help you need!
Fiercely Loved by Lisa Bevere
Far too many view God as an overbearing and critical father, sitting with His arms crossed in disapproval of us.
If this is how you see God, it will hold you back in significant ways. You won’t want to be close to Him. You’ll struggle to spend time with Him. You’ll struggle to see yourself and others clearly. You’ll struggle to live with the confidence that comes from knowing you are a beloved child.
None of this is in God’s true heart for you! Your Father doesn’t just have love for you, He is Love for you! You are made for something untamed, wild, and limitless that can only be found in Jesus! You no longer have to live constantly striving to feel loved. You, beloved, are already fiercely loved.
Today on the Conversations podcast, join us as we discuss the new Fiercely Loved 90-day devotional! It’s time to change the way you think God thinks about you.
How to Navigate Cancel Culture (part 1)
Have you ever been a victim of hateful speech or spiteful intolerance and not known how to respond? Or have you ever kept silent for fear of an angry mob of keyboard warriors?
It’s stunning to see how many people think canceling someone is the answer. We are living in a time when people fearlessly air their opinions online and receive the backlash of public silencing and shaming. Sometimes, this even extends into face-to-face conversations.
Cancel culture is an epidemic where people are losing their ability to talk things through. In this pivotal cultural moment, what is the church to do?
Today, we embark on part one of a two-part series discussing Cancel Culture and how we as Christians should respond to this growing movement.
May this conversation equip you to be an agent of healing in a culture of division.
Love the leadership
I have seen Lisa at my church. I recently changed jobs and have an hour commute so listening to your podcasts on the regular now! Thank you for all you do and your dedication to God and being an great example for marriage being that my husband and I are in a difficult season!
I have been listening and studying John and Lisa’s work for years. I am in a season where the episode “Long-Term Obedience” really spoke to me. Most of the time I have no trouble being obedient to or for the Lord. But it’s the willing heart. Not sure if you or Lisa address reviews but could you tell me how to develop this willingness. Whether it’s a commandment or serving God in a particular area. I want that willing heart to do what He has call me to do. That is harder to me than being obedient. Thank you for your dedication to the Lord! You definitely bless me in your podcast and teaching.
I love everything John & Lisa
John and Lisa feel like old friends—always honest, caring, and willing to share the worst and the best of their experiences in order to help others. Their topics are always practically applicable, and they’re so insightful. There’s never an episode where I don’t learn something that fundamentally changes my understanding of the world. Keep it up, guys.