October 9th, 2020 | 28 mins 39 secs
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It can be tempting to lose hope and optimism in a chaotic and divisive world. Today, Jeff offers us 10 practical ways to ignite our optimism and keep our gaze fixed on the victory of Jesus Christ.
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
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.