May 10th, 2019 | 32 mins 23 secs
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Did you know God likes certain aromas and smells? It’s not the literal smell that finds favor with God, but the meaning behind the smell. For example, the smell of incense represents prayer going up to heaven, which God loves.
Jeff breaks down the four favorite aromas of God in today’s episode: prayer, repentance, witnessing, and sacrifice. He also reads out some feedback and answers questions from listeners.
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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 8th, 2019 | 34 mins 42 secs
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Peace of mind is something we all struggle towards, but rarely achieve. Today, Jeff talk about why we are unable to obtain peace and gives you five practical ways to reach this elusive state of mind.
November 2nd, 2018 | 28 mins 39 secs
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It feels like your life is shattered and you don’t know how to rebuild it from the rubble. Does this sound like you?
Whether it’s triggered by a catastrophic event or creeps in like a slow leak, we can take heart in knowing that we’re not alone. In fact, we can learn from biblical stories where lives were shattered, and rebuilt.
October 12th, 2018 | 25 mins 13 secs
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This week Jeff talks about how royalty is in your presence, but you have to discover God in ordinary places. To develop eyes that see God in our everyday activities, start by keeping a journal of the ways God intervenes in your everyday life.
October 5th, 2018 | 30 mins 46 secs
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Jeff zeros in on what we could learn from the Our Father prayer if we actually took it seriously.