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

  • Should Christians Drink?

    October 16th, 2020  |  36 mins 15 secs
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    What exactly does Scripture say about drinking? Today, Jeff dives into the Bible to explain what it teaches and breaks down both the benefits of drinking, and the dangers of drinking excessively.

  • 10 Ways To Refuel Your Optimism

    October 9th, 2020  |  28 mins 39 secs
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    It can be tempting to lose hope and optimism in a chaotic and divisive world. Today, Jeff offers us 10 practical ways to ignite our optimism and keep our gaze fixed on the victory of Jesus Christ.

  • Why Morning Is the Best Time to Pray

    October 2nd, 2020  |  28 mins 47 secs
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    Do you struggle to find time during the day to pray? Today, Jeff gives us five reasons why the morning is the best time to pray. No matter how unorganized or tired we may feel in the morning, speaking with God in the morning can change how we face the day.

  • Playing Hide-and-Go Seek with God

    September 25th, 2020  |  29 mins 41 secs
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    There are times in our lives when we either hide from God or we feel like God is hiding from us. Today, Jeff uses Scripture to remind us that God is always searching for us no matter how much we try to hide from him. Sometimes it’s not so much about finding God, but rather it’s about letting ourselves be found by him.

  • Making a Life is More important than Making a Living

    September 18th, 2020  |  26 mins 36 secs
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    Do you find yourself just going through the motions in life and feeling empty? Today, Jeff explains the difference between making a living and making a life and shares practical ways to live a fulfilling and meaningful life.

  • Asking a Father for the Hand of His Daughter

    September 11th, 2020  |  30 mins 20 secs
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    Asking a father for the hand of his daughter can be a nerve racking experience. Today, Jeff explains the biblical roots of asking a father for the hand of his daughter, and shares tips to ace this exciting moment in the life of a man.

  • Pairing Your Children with Saints

    September 4th, 2020  |  30 mins 38 secs
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    There are over 10,000 saints canonized by the Catholic Church. Today, Jeff shares a number of inspiring saints children will love and invites us to pair our children with saints so they always have role models in heaven they can relate to and imitate.

  • Say His Name! Name the Baby in the Womb

    August 28th, 2020  |  30 mins 23 secs
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    Did you know that seven people in the Bible were named before birth, including Jesus? A name given to a baby in the womb says to the world that they are of great value. Today, Jeff dives into scripture to show us times when babies were named in the womb before birth. and encourages us to consider naming a child in the womb!

  • Health & Holiness: Nifty Ways to Leave Your Blubber

    August 21st, 2020  |  35 mins 24 secs
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    Our physical bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, which means that we are called to take care of them. Today, Jeff shares his approach to healthy eating and explains his most recent diet plan that brought him closer to the Lord in a surprising way. Please note that this episode is based on Jeff’s personal experience, be sure to consult a medical professional as you decide what eating habits are best for you.

  • A New Field Guide to Confirmation (with Colin MacIver)

    August 14th, 2020  |  33 mins 45 secs
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    Confirmation can be a powerful turning point in our relationship with Christ. Today, Jeff and Colin MacIver from Ascension talk about the beauty of the sacrament of Confirmation and point us to a new resource- The Catechist’s Field Guide to Confirmation- that will prepare confirmation candidates for an impactful encounter with the Holy Spirit.

  • Should Christians Say "Holy Crap" ?

    August 7th, 2020  |  26 mins 39 secs
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    As disciples of Christ, our speech matters. While the expression “holy crap” has become commonplace in our culture today, Jeff challenges us to re-evaluate the use of this expression by explaining the meaning of the word “holy” and the reverence we should have for it.

  • Level Up With Jesus: Trading for Treasure

    July 31st, 2020  |  31 mins 56 secs
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    What do you treasure most in your life? Today, Jeff challenges us to look within ourselves and examine whether our hearts are set on the Kingdom of God or some other worldly treasure. Each day of our lives, we have the opportunity to level up and make Jesus our most precious treasure.

  • Hope in 2020: A New Jesus Movement

    July 24th, 2020  |  32 mins 22 secs
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    In times of trial, our faith is often challenged and purified. Today, Jeff looks back at the Jesus Movement of the early 1970s and encourages us to use our current time of social unrest and uncertainty as an opportunity to proclaim Christ and reinvigorate our faith.

  • Hebrews: An Inside Look at the Mass

    July 17th, 2020  |  30 mins 27 secs
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    Jeff interviews Dr. Andrew Swafford on his latest study, Hebrews: The New and Eternal Covenant. Dr. Swafford shows us that by understanding the roots of liturgical worship in the old testament, we can have a deeper appreciation for the eternal sacrifice of Jesus on the cross. In this episode, Jeff and Dr.Swafford dive into the letter to the Hebrews and offer us a renewed love for the Mass.

  • 4 Opportunities to Instruct Your Children

    July 10th, 2020  |  34 mins 33 secs
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    Passing on the faith to your children in today’s culture is not easy. In this episode, Jeff draws from the Old Testament to share 4 opportunities to instruct your children in the faith, and to help them live out the Gospel in a world that often opposes it.

  • Fourth of July Special: True Freedom

    July 3rd, 2020  |  12 mins 37 secs
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    As we celebrate fourth of July this year in the midst of a pandemic and social unrest, let us remember that Jesus Christ has already paid the ransom for our freedom from sin. In this special episode, Jeff encourages us to live in the freedom and hope of Christ as we navigate these difficult times in our lives. If we cling to Christ and allow him to change us, we will experience true freedom and peace.