June 14th, 2019 | 30 mins
bedwetter, bedwetting, bible, catholic, child, children, embarrassing stories, embarrassment, flaws, god, grandkids, imperfections, isolation, jesus, kids, relationship with god, scripture, self-loathing, shame
Jeff shares the feelings of shame and isolation he faced as a kid struggling with bedwetting. Even if you never wet the bed, experiencing embarrassment and even self-loathing because of a perceived flaw is something we can all relate to. Jeff shares tips on how to react to someone experiencing these feelings, and points out that we’re not defined by those imperfections. We’re defined by our relationship with Jesus, and he will always look on us with love.
April 12th, 2019 | 36 mins 56 secs
catholic, catholic church, catholicism, christ, evangelization, evangelize, good news, gospel, jesus, jesus christ, kerygma, lord, scripture, share the faith, walk on water, witness
Have you ever tried walking on water? It is definitely not something we can do on our own. But this scripture passage is an invitation for each of us to get out of our comfort zones and come to him. One of the ways we can do this is by sharing the good news of the Gospel with people he puts in our paths. Jeff talks about what to say to others about God as well as tips for approaching people. When we share the message of the Gospel, the Holy Spirit confirms that message in those hearts. One person plants the seed, another waters it, and God allows the growth. How do you share your faith with other people?
March 8th, 2019 | 34 mins 19 secs
40 days, almsgiving, be more like jesus, bible, biblical scholar, catholic, fasting, genesis, gospel, jeff cavins, jesus, lent, lent 2019, lenten committment, lenten strategy, prayer, scripture, three pillars of lent
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.
December 7th, 2018 | 28 mins 50 secs
advent, feeling apart from god, god's will, jeff cavins, jesus, let god work, parable of the sower, scripture, the jeff cavins show, the word, word make flesh, word of god
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.
October 19th, 2018 | 22 mins 31 secs
bible, biblical stories, dust jackets for books, fahrenheit 451, grandkids, jesus, memorize the bible, storytelling, truth
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”.
October 5th, 2018 | 30 mins 46 secs
catechism of the catholic church, ccc, christians, jeff cavins, jesus, our father, petitions, prayer, scripture
Jeff zeros in on what we could learn from the Our Father prayer if we actually took it seriously.