Fathers, Rise Up!

What is the role of a father? How can fathers rise up to the challenges of the world? Today, Jeff offers encouragement and advice for all fathers. He shares stories from his own life as a father and as a son to emphasize the importance of fatherhood.

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A father’s blessing gives firm family roots.


The Importance of Prison Ministry 

  •  Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them; and those who are ill-treated, since you also are in the body” (Hebrews 13:3)
  • “I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me” (Matthew 25:35)
  • And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.’ ” (Matthew 25:40)

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Finding a Priority in the Spiritual Life 

The enemy can easily distract us in our spiritual lives by overwhelming us with a long list of action items. The best way to avoid this temptation is to focus on one goal at a time. What is one thing in your spiritual life that you can grow in?

Sirach 3:9 

For a father’s blessing gives a family firm roots, but a mother’s curse uproots the growing plant.

Sirach 3:12 

My son, take care of your father when he is old; grieve him not as long as he lives.

Sirach 3:13 

Even if his mind fails, be considerate with him; revile him not in the fullness of your strength.


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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. 

1 Comment

  1. Gosh, an eye opener for what real Father’s are supposed to be. I love my dad so much, but this does not fit your description of a father. the only part he got right was he loved my mom and she loved him so very much. Don’t get me wrong, he loved his family, but he worked 18 hrs a day to provide for mom and the 6 of us. He was an electrical engineer. He built quite a name for himself and his firm in Seattle, Washington. We always had him with us when we went camping a few times a year or going to Montana to see his mom and dad and mom’s mom and dad and all of our cousins….i will never regret those vacations or knowing my relatives. My dad has had Alzheimer’s and currently in the later stages of it…I will always love him more. He does love God somewhere in his mind. I shouldn’t have opened my message as I did, in the days we were growing up, my dad did the best that he could.
    Thank you for this podcast, opened my eyes


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