April 8th, 2022 | 41 mins 4 secs
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How do we proclaim the Gospel to others? Jeff shares the seven points of the Gospel that every evangelist should know, common excuses we make up for not sharing the Gospel, and the simple way we can double our parishes in size in five years.
June 19th, 2020 | 41 mins 20 secs
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Imagine how much the Catholic Church would grow if each of us shared the Gospel with another person. Today, Jeff encourages us to embrace the challenge of evangelization and offers specific steps to share the Gospel in an engaging way. You don’t have to be an expert in theology to share the Gospel. Christ can use you in marvelous ways if you simply give him the chance.
March 27th, 2020 | 34 mins 14 secs
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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
March 13th, 2020 | 39 mins 1 sec
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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!
February 21st, 2020 | 32 mins 50 secs
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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.
January 31st, 2020 | 31 mins 33 secs
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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.
January 17th, 2020 | 32 mins 20 secs
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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.
November 1st, 2019 | 37 mins 28 secs
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Drawing from St. Paul, James, and Proverbs, Jeff brings up three decisions that will change your life for the better.
October 11th, 2019 | 33 mins 38 secs
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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.
August 16th, 2019 | 27 mins 27 secs
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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.