March 13th, 2020 | 39 mins 1 sec
bible, bible study, catholic, catholic bible study, catholicism, crossroads, dr. italy, dr. marcellino d'ambrosio, evangelization, gospel, holy land, jeff cavins, jesus, jesus christ, scripture
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
bible, bible study, catholic, catholic bible, catholicism, christian, god's love, gospel, jeff cavins, jesus, jesus christ, love, ministry, prayer, prayer life, scripture, scripture scholar, study scripture
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
bible, bible study, catholic, catholic bible study, catholicism, gospel, holy land, holy land pilgrimage, jeff cavins, jesus, pilgrimage, pilgrims, prayer, prayer life, spiritual life
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
baptism, bible study, catholic, catholic church, catholicism, christian pilgrimage, church, emily cavins, gospel, gospel of john, holy land, israel, jeff cavins, jeff cavins pilgrimage, jerusalem, jesus, john, jordan river, pilgrimage, scripture, scripture study, sea of galilee
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.
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.
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.
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.