March 15th, 2019 | 37 mins 51 secs
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Repentance is critical for a healthy spiritual life. If we want to get over our mistakes and really orient ourselves around God, we have to have a daily repentance. True repentance is not only a change in mind, “O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended you” but also a change in action, “I firmly resolve, with the help of your grace, to sin no more … ” Learn about stories of repentance in the Bible and what these Scripture verses mean for you. Want the shownotes? Check out this episode at ascensionpress.com/thejeffcavisshow or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
March 8th, 2019 | 34 mins 19 secs
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Stick to the three pillars of Lent for the full forty days with this strategy from Jeff Cavins. We hear about fasting, almsgiving, and prayer so often during Lent that the words can become bland and lose meaning. But these practices are not arbitrary measures designed to make us miserable for forty days. They are spiritual disciplines specifically aimed at three areas of weakness in our souls. They help us overcome sin and become more like Jesus. Jeff shows us the effectiveness of these practices by comparing biblical figures from Genesis and 1 John to Jesus’ example in the Gospel of Matthew. He also provides some alternate ways of thinking about fasting, almsgiving, and prayer to help rejuvenate our commitment this Lent.
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.
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.
October 19th, 2018 | 22 mins 31 secs
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Mastering the art of storytelling is an extremely effective way to spread truth. Jeff talks about the popular dystopian book, Fahrenheit 451, and how we can be “dust jackets for books”.
September 21st, 2018 | 24 mins 54 secs
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Why should we remain Catholic when the Church is infected with corrupt people? Jeff gives us a simple answer: because it is the Church that Jesus founded.
August 31st, 2018 | 24 mins 47 secs
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Jeff shares the exciting news that The Great Adventure Catholic Bible is finally here! Over the last thirty-five years, Jeff has been taking notes for what he thinks should be included in the ultimate Catholic study Bible, and now it is a reality!
August 10th, 2018 | 31 mins 53 secs
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Does anyone else remember scuffing up their jeans to make them look worn? Jeff compares the desire for that well-used look to our Bibles. If worn jeans tell the story of where you’ve been, then a worn Bible signifies that you’ve walked with the Scriptures.