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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
August 23rd, 2019 | 18 mins
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.
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.
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.
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.
July 12th, 2019 | 34 mins 8 secs
bible, bible quotes, bible scholar, catholic, christian, christian love, created for more, god, in his image, jeff cavins, like, love, scripture, scripture passages on love, scripture verses, social media, to love and be loved
We are created to be loved, and to love others. But it’s easy to settle for likes. We feel a boost of ego when someone leaves a flattering comment or shares our post, and it’s satisfying … to a point. But deep inside we all want to be loved, not just liked. Jeff brings up Scripture passages on what it means to be created for love and talks about the things that hold us back from pursuing authentic love.
July 5th, 2019 | 32 mins 26 secs
catholic, catholic evangelization, community, evangelization, kerygma, ministry, parish community, parish outreach, servant leadership, service
Ministry programs and apologetics are great, but there’s one area that parishes can often neglect: evangelization. Christians have a mandate to “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” But so many Catholics seem to opt out of this and prefer to build programs that service the inner circle instead of welcoming in the larger community. We’re hitting the target, but not the bullseye.
June 28th, 2019 | 33 mins 2 secs
advice from the bible, bible, bible study, bible verses for modern day, catholic, catholic advice, catholic bible, catholic church, gospel, inspire, scripture, social media, spiritual truth, st. paul
If social media existed when the Scriptures were written, what would they say about it? Jeff revises verses from the Bible about speech to answer this question.