The Jeff Cavins Show (Your Catholic Bible Study Podcast)

The Jeff Cavins Show (Your Catholic Bible Study Podcast)

In his weekly Catholic Bible study podcast, Jeff shares faith tips and scripture truths to help you live as a modern-day disciple of Jesus Christ.

Episodes

February 23, 2024 27 mins
This special episode of The Jeff Cavins Show was recorded at the SEEK24 conference this past January. Jeff Cavins is joined by Mike “Gomer” Gormely to discuss topics such as identity, evangelization and so much more. Enjoy the first part of this lively conversation! Snippet from the Show Allow the Holy Spirit to stand out in front of you. Allow him to guide a conversation and give you the words to say. Email us with comments or que...
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How do you talk to people about Jesus? Perhaps, you have heard stories of people sharing the Gospel with others at the coffee shop, on an airplane, or some other place. How do you bring up the Gospel with a complete stranger? Jeff Cavins explains the importance of sharing the Gospel and how to start conversations with people you don’t even know. Snippet from the Show “Do nothing from selfishness or conceit, but in humility count ot...
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February 9, 2024 35 mins
What Bible study should I do? I finished the Bible in a Year, what’s next? Jeff, why did you leave the Church for a time? In this episode, Jeff Cavins sits down to answer your questions. The questions range from book recommendations to Scriptural questions to questions about Jeff’s personal life. Jeff answers them all! Snippet from the Show “I didn’t leave the Catholic Church because of doctrine. I left because I was loved out of t...
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February 2, 2024 28 mins
Are you feeling down or brokenhearted? There are times in life that can be incredibly difficult. It can feel like life is beating you down. Jeff Cavins responds to this common life experience with the hope that is offered in Scripture. He reminds us that Jesus Christ does not turn his back on us and Jeff points out ways to avoid being beaten down by life. Snippet from the Show When you are feeling broken, allow yourself to be nouri...
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January 26, 2024 33 mins
Is it always wrong to lie? Why is the truth so important? Jeff Cavins addresses these questions in today’s podcast. Looking at Church teaching and Scripture, Jeff explains the harm of dishonesty, the goodness of truth, and why, at times, it is right to hide the truth. Snippet from the Show Truthfulness guards what should be kept private. Email us with comments or questions at thejeffcavinsshow@ascensionpress.com. Text “jeffcavins”...
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January 19, 2024 21 mins
Zeus, Poseidon, Aphrodite...perhaps, you are familiar with these names as they are three of the twelve Olympians of Greek Mythology. During his travels to Greece, Jeff Cavins shares his thoughts on the Olympians and marks some of the major distinctions between them and the one, true God. Jeff also discusses some of the "false gods" in the culture today. Snippet from the Show You can count on God. He is consistent. He is present. Go...
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If you want to grow spiritually, you really have to focus on some specific areas and go for it. In this third and final part of a series on “Being Specific,” Jeff Cavins turns to the areas of Sacraments and books. He offers suggestions for specific areas to focus on in the sacraments. He also advises a particular way to approach reading books. Snippet from the Show “Confession heals, confession justifies, confession grants pardon o...
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How can you grow more in virtue? How can you be a better parent, spouse, or friend? Jeff Cavins shares how the practice of being specific can impact your growth in virtue and your role as a family member or friend. Using Scripture and personal wisdom, Jeff offers practical ways to get more specific. Snippet from the Show One of the greatest ways to love someone well is to listen to them well. Email us with comments or questions at ...
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Are you ready to learn the fine art of being specific? Being specific is more important than you might think. How can you accomplish something if you aren’t specific? Jeff Cavins discusses how it is essential to master the art of being specific in order to accomplish spiritual growth. Snippet from the Show “Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth” (2 Colossians 3:2) Email us with comments or questio...
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December 22, 2023 26 mins
Life has its challenges, but can we still have joy even when we are suffering? Yes! Using Scripture, Jeff Cavins explains the Christian response to challenges. He also shares how we can experience joy by bringing others to Jesus and witnessing others live a Christian life. Snippet from the Show The joy that the Bible talks about is a deep joy that brings great peace. Email us with comments or questions at thejeffcavinsshow@ascensi...
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December 15, 2023 31 mins
Do you have joy? Without joy, the challenges of life can seem even more difficult. Jeff Cavins gives a thorough definition of what true joy is. He shares passages from Scripture to help further our understanding of it. Jeff also encourages everyone to avoid robbers of our joy and how to pursue joy even in the midst of suffering. Snippet from the Show You cannot have abiding joy in your life if you are living outside of God’s comman...
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December 8, 2023 27 mins
Is God big or small in your life? What does it mean for God to be big in your life? Jeff Cavins addresses the fact that so many of us are facing significant challenges and sufferings in our lives. He asks us to ponder whether we make God big in our lives or if we set him aside and make him small. He encourages that if we make God big in our lives, he can help us face our problems and be a reflection of his goodness to others. Snipp...
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December 1, 2023 23 mins
Have you ever wondered what the seating arrangement at the Last Supper looked like? There is plenty of artwork depicting the Last Supper, but those depictions are not always historically accurate. Jeff Cavins dives into the seating arrangement of the Last Supper and explains the significance of where each apostle was sitting. Snippet from the Show At Mass, we offer thanksgiving for Christ’s sacrifice. Email us with comments or ques...
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November 24, 2023 37 mins
Forgiveness is difficult. For many people, it is tempting to hold onto grudges and anger they have towards others. However, Jesus tells us to do something different. In fact, he shows us. Jeff Cavins explains what Scripture tells us about forgiving others and why it is so important for us to be people who forgive. Snippet from the Show Jesus didn’t wait for us to change or become perfect before he died for us. Email us with comment...
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November 17, 2023 30 mins
Is it easy to live the Christian life? Definitely not! Is it worth it? Absolutely! Jeff Cavins continues his discussion on what the marks of a true Christian are. Using Scripture, Jeff points to what St. Paul used to define a Christian and explains what that might look like in our lives today. Snippet from the Show Evil does not overcome evil. Good overcomes evil. Be the good. Email us with comments or questions at thejeffcavinssho...
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November 10, 2023 21 mins
What does it mean to be a true Christian? What do I need to do in order to live a Christian life? Jeff Cavins dives into Scripture to share twenty different commands that dictate how a Christian ought to live. Jeff emphasizes the importance of understanding the marks of a true Christian in today’s culture. Snippet from the Show Our words can have a lasting and significant impact on those around us. Recall this whenever you speak. E...
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Is your faith a part of your everyday life? Does it inform every part of your life? As Jeff continues his discussion of family formation, he emphasizes the importance of bringing faith into every part of your life. Truth faith is not meant for just one hour on Sundays. Jeff uses Scripture, Church documents, and other resources to explain why it is so important to bring faith into everything you do. Snippet from the Show Once you sp...
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Faith is something that is meant to be lived more than one hour a week. As parents it is essential that we show our children what it looks like to truly live the faith at every moment. How do you do that? Jeff Cavins offers his advice on how to keep the faith alive in your family and not let it get stagnant. Snippet from the Show Our children need to know that they can trust in God. Email us with comments or questions at thejeffcav...
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October 20, 2023 38 mins
After witnessing the violence in Israel firsthand, Jeff Cavins offers his insights on the war between Israel and Hamas. Jeff acknowledges the fear and anger that people are feeling in response to these horrific events. He offers insight and advice on how we can respond like Christians. Please be advised that in this episode, Jeff describes some of the horrific events that have taken place in Israel and Gaza. Some descriptions are g...
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Parents are the primary educators of their children. As Jeff Cavins discussed in last week’s episode, it is a parent’s responsibility to share the faith with their child and be a witness of God’s love. But what are some tangible resources that parents can use to do this? Jeff shares his ideas in today’s episode. Snippet from the Show If you want there to be spiritual fruit in your children’s lives, you must plant the seeds and supp...
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