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.

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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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  • 10 Bible Verses on Fear

    March 27th, 2020  |  34 mins 14 secs
    bible, bible study, catholic, catholic bible, catholicism, christian, coronavirus, fear, gospel, jeff cavins, jesus, jesus christ, ministry, pandemic, prayer, prayer life, scripture, scripture scholar, study scripture

    Fear is all around us as we face this global pandemic, but the Lord does not want us to worry, he wants us to trust. Jeff looks up ten Bible verses on fear that can help us look to the Lord as our help, instead of relying solely on ourselves. Get the shownotes by texting "jeffcavins" to 33-777

  • The Fear behind Closed Doors

    March 20th, 2020  |  32 mins 1 sec
    bible, catholic, coronavirus, covid-19, fear, jeff cavins, jesus, outbreak, pandemic, peace, peace be with you, scripture, scripture quotes, social distancing, upper room

    After the Crucifixion, the disciples shut themselves up in the Upper Room, in fear of their lives. Jesus came among them and said, “Peace be with you.” As we experience fear and uncertainty these few weeks, we ultimately must realize that everything will be OK if we put ourselves in God’s hands. Email us at to get the full shownotes or text “jeffcavins” to 33-777.

  • Be My Guest: Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio

    March 13th, 2020  |  39 mins 1 sec
    bible, bible study, catholic, catholic bible study, catholicism, crossroads, dr. italy, dr. marcellino d'ambrosio, evangelization, gospel, holy land, jeff cavins, jesus, jesus christ, scripture

    Jeff interviews Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio (a.k.a Dr. Italy), co-author of the new study Jesus: The Way, the Truth, and the Life. They talk about how Jesus comes alive for us today, how we can grow closer to him, and how to share him with others. Text “jeffcavins” to 33-777 to subscribe and get added to Jeff’s shownotes email list!

  • Examination of Conscience for Fathers

    March 6th, 2020  |  42 mins 8 secs
    bible, catholic, catholic fathers, catholicism, confession, confessional, examination of conscience, fatherhood, fathers, matthew james christoff, reconciliation, scripture, sin, temptations

    Jeff is talking with Matthew James Christoff about how men must go deeper in confession to overcome the temptations they face everyday. They go over seven questions fathers can ask themselves in an examination of conscience before they enter the confessional. These questions are directly related to the seven attacks Satan makes on the family. Text “jeffcavins” to 33-777 to subscribe and get added to Jeff’s shownotes email list!

  • Into the Night: Lent, Confession, and Transformation

    February 28th, 2020  |  40 mins 28 secs

    Jeff guides you deeper into your heart and conscience than you’ve ever gone before. In your next confession, don’t repeat your usual “sin checklist” to the priest. Instead, fully expose your heart to Jesus and allow him to bring hope, healing, and peace in a way that profoundly transforms you.

  • Would It Have Been Fun to Be Jesus?

    February 21st, 2020  |  32 mins 50 secs
    bible, bible study, catholic, catholic bible, catholicism, christian, god's love, gospel, jeff cavins, jesus, jesus christ, love, ministry, prayer, prayer life, scripture, scripture scholar, study scripture

    Jesus could heal people, walk on water, control the weather, multiply food, make wine, walk through walls, and wake the dead. Having such incredible abilities sounds amazing, but would it have been fun to be Jesus? Though there were moments of happiness and fun, the purpose of Jesus’ ministry was to tell people to repent and return to the Father, and many, including his own disciples, rejected and denied him. He knew that this would happen, but did not use his power to stop it. The things most worth pursuing in life (marriage, raising kids, having a deep spiritual life, etc.) are never going to be fun all the time, because love isn’t just fun and warm fuzzy feelings. The goal of life isn’t to have as much fun as possible before we die, it’s to live a life like Jesus, one that is centered on the love of God.

  • 7 Steps to Decluttering Your Relationships

    February 14th, 2020  |  30 mins 46 secs
    bible, bible study, bible verses, catholic, catholic bible, catholic bible study, catholic church, catholic teaching, catholicism, christian relationships, jeff cavins, ministry, relationships, scripture, scripture verses

    Jeff brings together seven Scripture verses on relationships to help us simplify and declutter our relationships. Reflecting on these will help you in your family life, friendships, work relationships, and your relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

  • What’s Your Favorite Bible Verse?

    February 7th, 2020  |  8 mins 22 secs
    bible, bible study, bible verse, catholic, catholic bible study, favorite bible verse, galatians, jeff cavins, scripture, scriptures

    Jeff is reflecting on his favorite Bible verse, Galatians 2:20. He first committed it to memory almost thirty years ago, and it has been with him ever since. This verse reminds him that he must die to himself everyday in order to walk with Christ.

  • Investing in Your Spiritual Life: Stories from the Holy Land

    January 31st, 2020  |  31 mins 33 secs
    bible, bible study, catholic, catholic bible study, catholicism, gospel, holy land, holy land pilgrimage, jeff cavins, jesus, pilgrimage, pilgrims, prayer, prayer life, spiritual life

    Jeff is on his fifty-seventh trip to the Holy Land, and is talking to fellow pilgrims, Toni Griffith from Clearwater, Florida, Keith Senn from Louisville, Kentucky, and Michael Norman from Denver, Colorado about their experiences in the Holy Land. They discuss the surreal experience of seeing the places where Jesus walked and how it changes your spiritual life.

  • The Problem with Seedless Grapes: Pro-Life Messages in Scripture

    January 24th, 2020  |  29 mins 45 secs
    bible, bible study, catholic, catholicism, gospel of matthew, gospels, jeff cavins, march for life, parable of the sower, planting a seed, pro-life, prolife, prolife bible verses, prolife scripture, scripture, word of god

    Today is the March for Life and Jeff is focusing on the beauty and power humans have to bring forth life! Instead of resisting our God-given ability to have children, let’s celebrate this gift and take seriously our duty to plant a seed of faith in the next generation.

  • Recharging Your Batteries in the Holy Land

    January 17th, 2020  |  32 mins 20 secs
    baptism, bible study, catholic, catholic church, catholicism, christian pilgrimage, church, emily cavins, gospel, gospel of john, holy land, israel, jeff cavins, jeff cavins pilgrimage, jerusalem, jesus, john, jordan river, pilgrimage, scripture, scripture study, sea of galilee

    Jeff is in the Holy Land! He shares his experience of seeing the Gospels come alive through this pilgrimage. From the Sea of Galilee to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jeff describes what it’s like to walk in the footsteps of Jesus.

  • Flashback: 5 Benefits of Humility

    January 10th, 2020  |  38 mins 57 secs
    bible, bible study, bible verse, biblical, catholic, catholic bible, catholic bible study, catholic church, humble, humility, jeff cavins, scripture, scripture on humility, scripture passages, scriptures, virtue, wisdom

    Why is humility such an important virtue? Jeff is bringing back an episode from the archives to answer this very question and to show how we can be better disciples of Jesus Christ when we humble ourselves.

  • Flashback: Motivating Scripture for the New Year

    January 3rd, 2020  |  31 mins 58 secs
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    We're bringing back Jeff's episode on motivating scripture to help you stick to your New Year's resolutions. These twelve motivating Scripture verses will encourage and inspire you during times of fear, impossible situations, and unbelievable obstacles.

  • How to Pray for Your Sons

    December 20th, 2019  |  33 mins 29 secs
    bible, bible study, catholic, catholic bible study, catholic faith, catholic parents, catholic prayer, children, how to pray, jeff cavins, parenting, prayer for sons, praying, scripture, virtue

    Following up on his show from last week about praying for daughters, Jeff shares the prayer he wrote for parents to pray for their sons. He breaks down the unique ways we can intercede for them so they may pursue virtue and walk in the ways of Our Lord.

  • How to Pray for Your Daughters

    December 13th, 2019  |  31 mins 31 secs
    catholic faith, catholic family, catholic fathers, catholic prayer, family, fatherhood, fathers, jeff cavins, prayer, prayer for daughters, prayers, religion

    This week, Jeff shares a beautiful prayer he wrote for his daughters and talks about the specific ways we can pray for them. He explains how daughters are unique gifts from God, and their parents and guardians are called to pray for them sincerely and consistently. Next week, Jeff will talk about how to pray for your sons.

  • Good Morning: 30,000 Second Chances!

    December 6th, 2019  |  35 mins 18 secs
    bible, bible study, catholic, catholic bible study, catholic church, catholic faith, catholic prayer, catholicism, disciple, discipleship, jeff cavins, morning routine, prayer, scripture, shape of your day

    If you live until you’re 82 years old, you will have 30,000 chances to turn toward God. Every morning, we can choose to put aside the failings of yesterday, and strive to be the person that God intends us to be. This Advent, Jeff offers seven things you can do first thing in the morning that will set you up to serve the Lord for the rest of the day.