After twelve years as a Protestant pastor, Jeff Cavins returned to the Catholic Church and has since been a leading figure in Catholic media for over two decades. He has appeared on Catholic radio and television hundreds of times and has produced several bible studies with Ascension including Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible, The Bible Timeline: The Story of Salvation and Matthew: The King, and His Kingdom.
See more from Jeff:
Acts: The Spread of the Kingdom
Psalms: The School of Prayer
Galatians: Set Free to Live
James: Pearls for Wise Living
Revelation: The Kingdom Yet to Come
Walking Toward Eternity: Daring to Walk the Walk
Walking Toward Eternity: Engaging the Struggles of Your Heart
Ephesians: Discover Your Inheritance
Wisdom: God’s Vision for Life
February 22nd, 2019 | 32 mins 30 secs
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In today’s episode, Jeff tries something new. He wants you to meet his friend Dr. Edward Sri.
Dr. Sri is a theologian, speaker, author of several bestselling books, and also hosts a podcast. He just authored a brand new book entitled “No Greater Love: A Biblical Walk Through Christ’s Passion.” In addition to the book, he went to Israel to film videos that allow you to meditate on Christ’s passion in a much deeper way.
Jeff and Dr. Sri also answer tough questions such as:
If God is going to wipe away our sin, couldn't there have been another way besides crucifixion?
Was Jesus abandoned by the Father when he called out “My God, my God. Why have you forsaken me?”
Did Jesus have second thoughts about dying for our sins when he asked God to “let this cup pass from me?”
Snippet from the Show:
“You will never see God’s love more beautifully shine than in these accounts of Christ’s passion.”
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February 15th, 2019 | 28 mins 27 secs
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It is the people who feel like outcasts that Jesus longs to touch. He longs to give their lives significance and meaning. Jeff explains the context behind the bible passage about the woman who touched Jesus’ garment (Mark 5:25-34) and shows you ways to reach out and touch him today.
February 8th, 2019 | 34 mins 42 secs
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Peace of mind is something we all struggle towards, but rarely achieve. Today, Jeff talk about why we are unable to obtain peace and gives you five practical ways to reach this elusive state of mind.
February 1st, 2019 | 31 mins 10 secs
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Jeff explains how a true disciple not only believes, but listens, reflects, and acts on the Word of God. If you want to change the shape of your day, change the shape of your morning...that’s where it all begins.
January 25th, 2019 | 6 mins 6 secs
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Next week is The Jeff Cavins Show’s 100th episode and we want to do something to celebrate! We will be giving away three signed copies of various books Jeff has written: The Activated Disciple, Walking with God, and My Life on the Rock.
January 18th, 2019 | 33 mins 58 secs
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Have you heard of the land of milk and honey? More than just a literal location, the land of milk and honey is a metaphor for two lifestyles of living. One is easy while the other is difficult. Learn how to use the geography of the Promised Land can help you in your walk with the Lord.
January 11th, 2019 | 31 mins 42 secs
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Back by popular demand, Jeff compiles thirteen more motivating Scriptures to help you discern the future and to help you in times of suffering and fatigue.
January 4th, 2019 | 30 mins 51 secs
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To start the new year off right, Jeff compiles twelve motivating Scripture verses to encourage and motivate you during times of fear, impossible situations, and unbelievable obstacles.
December 28th, 2018 | 8 mins 2 secs
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Jeff wishes you a Happy New Year and shares a bit about his upcoming travels.
December 21st, 2018 | 29 mins 25 secs
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Jeff unpacks the incredible mystery of the incarnation this Christmas. He draws parallels between Mary and the Ark of the Covenant and walk us through scripture to show how the incarnation brings us back to mercy.
December 14th, 2018 | 29 mins 7 secs
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Have you ever been sitting at home bored and restless, feeling like you are going nowhere? Do you pull out your phone, turn on the television, or reach for a drink to numb this restlessness? Your home is supposed to be a place of reflection, intimacy, and growth. But in these moments, it is all too easy to become paralyzed and cease to walk in your vocation. We all have been given 24 hours in a day and as a disciple, you are a steward of that time. Today, Jeff reflects on two Bible passages: Jesus healing a paralyzed man (Luke 5:24) and the faith of the Centurion (Matthew 8:5-13). Through these two passages, Jeff provides 3 things you can do to break free, rise up, and walk.
Snippet from the Show:
We all experience these kinds of paralysis in our life, but it points to something deeper and that is that we cannot get to heaven on our own. We need Jesus, we are paralyzed in terms of our eternal destiny and we desperately need him to help us.
December 7th, 2018 | 28 mins 50 secs
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Just because God says something in his Word, doesn’t mean it is going to manifest itself in your life. The soil of our own hearts has a lot to do with whether the Word of God will take hold. During this Advent season, Jeff takes you through the parable of the sower to help prepare your heart for the coming of the Lord, who is the Word made flesh.
November 30th, 2018 | 25 mins 52 secs
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Jeff talks about how we can prepare for the season of Advent, and let it transform our lives. We’re not waiting for a day of gifts and good will, we’re waiting for the coming of Christ.
November 21st, 2018 | 28 mins 30 secs
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Everyone who finds himself in a dilemma intuitively turns to God and makes promises whether they are empty or sincere. When we discover that we are fine, we often ignore our promises and may even come to blame God as the cause in the first place. Today, Jeff dives into Scripture and shares the prescribed way to give God thanks for all that he has given us, especially when he has helped us through a perilous time. Maybe you are going through a great trial right now and the last thing on your mind is Thanksgiving. Take 30 minutes to listen and discover the ultimate thanksgiving that has stood the test of time. Your holiday season may become a little bit brighter.
November 16th, 2018 | 30 mins 20 secs
When it comes to falling in love with Jesus, we must remember that God has chosen us first. To love Jesus is to respond to that a call. Today, Jeff talks about how we can embrace this invitation, fall in love with Jesus, and then share this good news with others.
November 9th, 2018 | 26 mins 25 secs
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Following Jesus Christ is not a applicable to a comfort zone. Jesus tells us to “be not afraid” for a reason. We need to go through changes, even painful ones, to be the people God calls us to be. This means we have to get out of our comfort zones.