The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

283 episodes of The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz) since the first episode, which aired on November 9th, 2020.

  • Day 267: Indifference and Apathy

    September 24th, 2021  |  22 mins 12 secs
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    Fr. Mike introduces us to the books of Ezra and Haggai, explaining the Israelites' return to the promised land. He also warns us against apathy and indifference in our relationship with God, as we see Israel display towards the temple. Today's readings are Ezra 1-2, Haggai 1-2, and Proverbs 20:1-3.

  • Introduction to the Return (with Jeff Cavins)

    September 24th, 2021  |  29 mins 52 secs
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    Welcome to the Return period! Jeff Cavins joins Fr. Mike to introduce the ninth biblical period, which covers the Israelites' return to Jerusalem, the rise of the Pharisees, and the establishment of common household practices. They explain the pattern of exiles and returns throughout the Bible, starting with Exodus and leading all the way to Jesus' ministry.

  • BONUS: If You Feel Like Giving Up (with Jeff Cavins)

    September 24th, 2021  |  15 mins 18 secs
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    As we continue through this year-long journey Fr. Mike and Jeff Cavins offer some words of encouragement for those who might be struggling. No matter if you're listening consistently or if you're "behind", the Lord will meet you where you're at in scripture.

  • Day 266: Son of the Father

    September 23rd, 2021  |  23 mins 9 secs
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    As we finish the Gospel of Matthew, Fr. Mike takes us through Christ's passion, explaining the meaning of "Barabbas", the importance of saints, and temptation towards false truth. He also explains the context of the gospels, and how we fit into them in the new and eternal covenant. Today's readings are Matthew 27-28 and Proverbs 19:25-29.

  • Day 265: Sins of Omission

    September 22nd, 2021  |  26 mins 24 secs
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    Fr. Mike explains sins of omission, and how these are some of the biggest deciding factors of who goes to heaven and who goes to hell: whether or not we did good works God called us to. He also reminds us that not all of the New Testament parables are universally relevant, recalling the parable of the talents and the parable of the wise and foolish maidens. Today's readings are Matthew 25-26 and Proverbs 19:21-24.

  • Day 264: Preaching Without Practice

    September 21st, 2021  |  26 mins 26 secs
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    Fr. Mike continues to explain the parables Christ recites in Jerusalem, specifically focusing on the dangers of preaching God's Word without practicing it in our lives. Jesus goes on to speak against the Scribes and Pharisees, reminding us that he's not only the Prince of Peace, but the Way and the Truth. Today's readings are Matthew 22-24 and Proverbs 19:17-20.

  • Day 263: The Father's Generosity

    September 20th, 2021  |  27 mins 59 secs
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    Fr. Mike takes us through various parables in Matthew such as the parable of the lost sheep, the merciful servant, and the laborers in the vineyard. He invites us not to be envious when others are blessed, but to allow the Father to be generous. Today's readings are Matthew 18-21, and Proverbs 19:13-16.

  • Day 262: Miracle Worker

    September 19th, 2021  |  27 mins 55 secs
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    As we read about the many miracles Jesus performs in today's readings from Matthew, Fr. Mike asserts the objective reality of those miracles and reinforces that Jesus is truly the Son of God who has power over matter. We learn that in Jesus, we too can do things that we could never do on our own. Today's readings are Matthew 14-17, and Proverbs 19:9-12.

  • Day 261: Ornate Souls

    September 18th, 2021  |  29 mins 20 secs
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    Fr. Mike explains the many parables we hear today in Matthew, including the return of the unclean spirit, and the danger of ornate souls. He emphasizes that when God sweeps the sin out of our souls, we must replace it with virtue, otherwise our souls remain empty without a relationship with God. Today's readings are Matthew 11-13 and Proverbs 19:5-8.

  • Day 260: Carrying the Cross

    September 17th, 2021  |  24 mins 50 secs
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    Fr. Mike reinforces Jesus' divinity as we read about how Jesus heals people physically, mentally, and spiritually and frees them from the enemy's kingdom of darkness. Fr. Mike also encourages us to not be afraid when we experience persecution and division for the sake of Christ, but to rather courageously carry the Cross.

  • Day 259: The Sermon on the Mount

    September 16th, 2021  |  27 mins 21 secs
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    Fr. Mike reads the Sermon on the Mount and explains how Jesus' teachings powerfully fulfill the old testament law, and identify the broken human heart as the source of our sinful actions. We learn that Jesus himself is the remedy to our sins, and that the secret to holiness is living in the perfect will of God. Today's readings are Matthew 5-7, and Proverbs 18:21-24.

  • Day 258: The Kingdom is Here

    September 15th, 2021  |  24 mins 31 secs
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    Fr. Mike introduces us to the Gospel of Matthew, including his genealogy, nativity, and the first days of his ministry. He pulls it all together to show that not only is Jesus reconstituting the kingdom in his ministry, but he's inviting us to join him in this kingdom. Today’s readings are Matthew 1-4, and Proverbs 18:17-20.

  • Messianic Checkpoint: The Gospel of Matthew (with Jeff Cavins)

    September 15th, 2021  |  39 mins 7 secs
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    Welcome to the third Messianic Checkpoint! Jeff Cavins joins Fr. Mike to introduce the Gospel of Matthew and explain what makes this gospel unique, particularly its emphasis on Jesus' call to discipleship, which continues to apply to all of us today.

  • Day 257: Choose to Love

    September 14th, 2021  |  20 mins 54 secs
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    Fr. Mike finishes the book of Jeremiah and highlights the final moment of hope at the conclusion. We also read the book of Obadiah and Fr. Mike challenges us to see who the Lord is asking us to choose to love, noting that it might may be someone who is closer to us than we think. Today’s readings are Jeremiah 52, Obadiah 1, and Proverbs 18:13-16.

  • Day 256: Hard Seasons

    September 13th, 2021  |  26 mins 7 secs
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    Fr. Mike encourages us to never stop talking to God, even in the hardest seasons of our lives. Much like yesterday's readings, we're seeing a lot of pain and suffering the lives of our brothers and sisters, but we still have so much to hope for. Today’s readings are Jeremiah 51, Lamentations 4-5, and Proverbs 18:9-12.

  • Day 255: God is Good

    September 12th, 2021  |  29 mins 25 secs
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    Fr. Mike guides us through another chapter of Jeremiah and connects it to the sorrow and pain we hear in Lamentations. He reminds us that, even with such evil and desperation filing the world these days, God is still good, and we still have reason to hope in him. Today's readings are Jeremiah 49-50, Lamentations 3, and Proverbs 18:5-8.