The Jeff Cavins Show (Your Catholic Bible Study Podcast)

Jeff shares personal tips and scriptural truths to help you live as a modern-day disciple of Jesus Christ.

About the show

In his weekly Catholic Bible study podcast, Jeff shares faith tips and scripture truths to help you live as a modern-day disciple of Jesus Christ.

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Episodes

  • Don’t be a Walking Civil War - Walk by Faith!

    November 8th, 2019  |  33 mins 55 secs
    bible, bible study, catholic, catholic bible study, catholic faith, faith, gospels, hebrews, jeff cavins, psalms, scripture, walk by faith

    We are constantly inundated with conflicting opinions and points of view. How can Catholics sort through all these to walk by faith? Jeff draws on the Gospels, Psalms, and Hebrews chapter 11 to quiet the inner conflicts we have inside of ourselves and focus on the one eternal truth of God.

  • 3 Decisions that Will Change Your Life

    November 1st, 2019  |  37 mins 28 secs
    bible, bible study, catholic, catholic bible, catholic church, change your life, gospel, jeff cavins, people over things, scripture, spend your time, wisdom

    Drawing from St. Paul, James, and Proverbs, Jeff brings up three decisions that will change your life for the better.

  • When Doves Cry: Seeking Validation

    October 25th, 2019  |  38 mins 11 secs
    bible, bible study, catholic, catholic bible

    So many people walk through life constantly seeking validation. Are you one of them?

    Jeff reminds us that if we feel unaffirmed or unappreciated, we will seek it somewhere—money, relationships, our work. But it’s only when Christ and our Heavenly Father validate us that we can be confident in our true worth. In today’s episode, Jeff addresses several unhealthy ways we might be seeking validation and shares wisdom to help us find our true identity in Christ.

  • My First Bike and God's Provision!

    October 18th, 2019  |  26 mins 38 secs
    ascension, god's generosity, god's help, god's provision, jeff cavins, trust in god

    How often do you stop to recognize how God provides for you, and how often do you ask for his provision in your life?

    Often we are quick to attribute our successes and gains to our own abilities, forgetting that nothing good that we do or have comes without God’s generous provision. Whether it’s God’s grace to advance spiritually or his provision for our physical needs, God is always with us, like a faithful father standing by his children—even though they may not realize his presence.

  • Go Small and Go Home: How to Love Your Neighbor

    October 11th, 2019  |  33 mins 38 secs
    bible, catholic, catholic family, catholic spirituality, community, good samaritan, gospel, jeff cavins, love your neighbor, loving the family, scripture, scripture scholar, st. therese

    If we are focusing on the world, who is focusing on our family? We’re often distracted by the big picture of the world, but our attention is most needed at home. Jeff points to Scripture verses from Luke, 1 Timothy, and Matthew to show how we can emulate the good Samaritan and become a blessing to our families and local communities.

  • Slow Faith

    October 4th, 2019  |  30 mins 59 secs
    bible, catholic, catholic church, catholicism, distractions, jeff cavins, jesus, prayer, salvation, scripture, social media

    Growing in faith is difficult in our fast-paced, distraction-heavy lives. Jeff Cavins slows things down to help us focus on prayer and Jesus.

  • Bringing Your Children to Jesus!

    September 27th, 2019  |  35 mins 10 secs
    bible, bringing kids to church, catholic, catholic church, catholic kids, catholic parents, keeping kids catholic, parenting, raising kids, scripture

    Developing a strong relationship with Jesus is so important to the spiritual life, and bringing children to Jesus is the main goal of Catholic parents.

  • Polish Saints and Pilgrimages with Fr. Josh Johnson

    September 20th, 2019  |  30 mins 25 secs
    catholic, church triumphant, fr. josh johnson, jpii, polish saints, saints, st. faustina, suffering

    Jeff Cavins and Fr. Josh Johnson are in Poland! From Auschwitz to Pope St. John Paul II’s house, they discuss the places they have seen in connection with great Polish saints like St. Maximilian Kolbe and St. Faustina, as well as some amazing glory stories that reveal the mercy, truth, and suffering of these saints.

  • When Good Things Are Bad for You (Filling up on Chips and Salsa) Part 2

    September 13th, 2019  |  31 mins 16 secs
    bible, bible passages, bible study, bible verse, biblical, catholic, catholic bible study, jeff cavins, moderation, scripture, scripture verse, spiritual, virtue

    Jeff continues to unpack what happens to us when we are too preoccupied with worldly things and neglect to keep our eyes on heaven. He uses the metaphor of filling up on chips and salsa to illustrate this point, and draws on multiple biblical examples to go ever deeper.

  • When Good Things Are Bad for You (Filling up on Chips and Salsa) Part 1

    September 6th, 2019  |  29 mins 56 secs
    adam and eve, bible, bible study, catholic, creation, creator, genesis, gospel of john, moderation, scripture, self-control, temperance, temporal, too much of a good thing, virtue

    Have you ever gone to a restaurant and filled up on an appetizer (like chips and salsa) and then didn’t have any room left for the more nutritious main course? Jeff uses this illustration to explain how good things can become a problem when they replace God. Using Scripture passages from Genesis, St. Paul’s letter to the Colossians, and the Gospel of John, Jeff shows us why moderation is extremely important if we want to set our eyes on heaven.

  • Is Your Heart Troubled?

    August 30th, 2019  |  28 mins 31 secs
    anxiety, bible, bible study, bible verses for stress, catholic, catholic bible study, finding peace, handling stress, jeff cavins, lectio divina, peace, prayer, scripture, scripture for peace, scripture scholar, stress

    A troubled heart can happen at any stage of life. From work-related anxiety to stressful relationships to unexpected changes, at some point we find ourselves feeding worry in our hearts instead of offering it up to Jesus. Jeff shares Scripture passages that tell us how to handle a troubled heart, bring our worries to the Lord, and find peace.

  • Don't Have a Weed Wacking Ministry! (Parable of the Sower)

    August 16th, 2019  |  27 mins 27 secs
    bible, bible study, catholic, catholic church, gospel, jeff cavins, matthew 13, parable of the sower, scripture, scripture study

    God is the one who separates the wheat from the chaff, but we can be tempted to take this task on ourselves, especially when it comes to our parish. Jeff talks about the Parable of the Sower to explain why we shouldn’t take it upon ourselves to pull up what we may see as weeds at our parish.

  • Meet My Friends: Marcus Grodi

    August 2nd, 2019  |  39 mins 17 secs
    bible, catholic, catholic church, christianity, converts, converts to catholicism, ewtn, gospel, marcus grodi, presbyterian convert, scripture, sola scriptura, the journey home

    Founder of The Coming Home Network, and host of The Journey Home program on EWTN, Marcus Grodi stops in to chat with Jeff Cavins. They talk about sola scriptura, how Marcus went from a Presbyterian minister to a Catholic, the thousands of people who have found their way back to the Catholic Church through The Coming Home Network, and some of the challenges that converts face.

  • Falling in "Like" with Jesus

    July 26th, 2019  |  29 mins 13 secs
    bible, bible passage, bible quotes, bible study, bible verses, catholic, catholic bible, gospel, jeff cavins, love god, love jesus, scripture, scripture on love, scripture quotes, scripture scholar, scripture study

    If the greatest commandment is to love God, how do we know if we’re actually doing it, or if we’re just falling in “like” with Jesus? To answer this question, Jeff uses Scripture passages on what it means to truly love God. He unpacks what this means for us as disciples who not only SAY they love Jesus, but ACT like they love Jesus.

  • Breakfast at Tiffany's and Scriptures on Restoration

    July 19th, 2019  |  28 mins 47 secs
    bible, bible study, catholic, christ, christian, disciple, follow christ, jeff cavins, jesus, restoration, resurrection, saint, saints, scripture, scriptures, st. peter

    Jeff Cavins digs into scriptures on restoration in the Gospel of John and compares Peter’s journey to Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany’s. At some point, both run away from their responsibilities, but eventually turn around and embrace transformative relationships.