Elections and The Power of the Church 

Is it possible that we give too much credence to politics and our political leaders? In today’s episode, Jeff helps us as Catholic Christians to navigate through the election outcomes. We might be willing to engage in a political debate with our cousin or with our sister or someone at work. But how many Catholics are willing to bring up the Good News of the Gospel and share it with their opponent? 

Snippet from the Show
We do not hand off our responsibility to be the agent of change to the politicians in our country. If the Gospel is the thing that changes hearts and we will not share that, guess what? Game over.


Scriptures to Help Us Become Activated Disciples

“… Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. I say this in order that no one may delude you with beguiling speech. We don’t devise fine sounding arguments; we speak the truth in love.”- Colossians 2:3-4

“God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong, and the base things of the world and the despised, God has chosen, the things that are not, that he might nullify the things that are.”– 1 Corinthians 1:26-31

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”– Romans 12:2

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”– 2 Corinthians 5:17

“But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may accomplish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.”– Acts 20:24

“And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom.”- 1 Corinthians 2:1

“See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.”- Colossians 2:8

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Meet Your Host: Jeff Cavins

Jeff Cavins is passionate about helping people understand Scripture and become disciples of Jesus Christ. Though he was born Catholic, Jeff went to Bible school and served as a protestant minister for twelve years before reverting to the Catholic Faith. Jeff then received his MA in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville. Since then, he has become a leading Catholic evangelist and author.

Jeff created The Bible Timeline learning system, which revolutionized Catholic Bible Study for millions of Catholics. Since its introduction, Jeff has developed The Great Adventure series of Bible studies to help people better understand Sacred Scripture and its meaning for their lives. 

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