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Feb 19, 2021

Getting Rid of Belly Button Lent

Jeff Cavins

Everyone needs to search their hearts and ask how they will prepare for the Lord. Today, Jeff talks about how we can use Lent to draw ourselves closer to God and to prepare our hearts for his coming.

Snippet from the Show

“It’s the precious moments that make up your life united with Christ, that’s what will last forever.”


Shownotes

The Symbolism Behind the Number 40

Genesis 7:4 – “For in seven days I will send rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living thing that I have made I will blot out from the face of the ground.”

Exodus 24:18 – “And Moses entered the cloud, and went up on the mountain. And Moses was on the mountain forty days and forty nights.”

Exodus 34:28 – “And he was there with the Lord forty days and forty nights; he neither ate bread nor drank water. And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the ten commandments.”

Numbers 14:25 – “Now, since the Amal′ekites and the Canaanites dwell in the valleys, turn tomorrow and set out for the wilderness by the way to the Red Sea.”

1 Samuel 17:16 – “For forty days the Philistine came forward and took his stand, morning and evening.”

1 Kings 19:8 – “And he arose, and ate and drank, and went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights to Horeb the mount of God.”

Mattew 4:1-2 – “Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And he fasted forty days and forty nights, and afterward he was hungry.”

A Three-fold Source of Our Problems! (1 John 2:15-17)

“Do not love the world or the things in the world. If any one loves the world, love for the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the pride of life, is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world passes away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides for ever.”

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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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