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

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

947 episodes of The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz) since the first episode, which aired on December 28th, 2021.

  • Day 169: Joash Is Crowned (2024)

    June 17th, 2024  |  19 mins 39 secs
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    Fr. Mike explains how Athaliah's death, Jehoiada's covenant, and the crowning of Joash as king was pivotal for the restoration of the Temple. Today's readings are 1 Kings 22, 2 Chronicles 23, and Song of Solomon 8.

  • Day 168: Wicked Kings (2024)

    June 16th, 2024  |  21 mins 9 secs
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    Fr. Mike highlights the wickedness and unfaithfulness of king Ahab, king Jehoram and king Azaiah. We learn that their selfish and disobedient actions have severe consequences. Today's readings are 1 Kings 21, 2 Chronicles 21-22, and Song of Solomon 7.

  • Day 167: Viaticum (2024)

    June 15th, 2024  |  27 mins 58 secs
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    Today we read about Elijah's discouragement after fleeing from Jezebel, and how God tells him to "arise and eat" to strengthen him for the journey ahead. Fr. Mike points out how God calls us to draw strength for the journey as well, even at the end of our earthly lives. The readings are 1 Kings 19-20, 2 Chronicles 20, and Song of Solomon 6.

  • Day 166: Responding in Faith (2024)

    June 14th, 2024  |  25 mins 27 secs
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    Today, we are introduced to the prophet Elijah, who again and again responds to God's invitations with faith. The readings are 1 Kings 17-18, 2 Chronicles 18-19, and Song of Solomon 5.

  • Day 165: The Lover and the Beloved (2024)

    June 13th, 2024  |  26 mins 4 secs
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    Fr. Mike connects today's reading from Songs to the teachings of St. John Paul's Theology of the Body. He also points out how helpful it is to track the timelines of the kings of Israel and Judah as we read from Kings and Chronicles simultaneously. The readings are 1 Kings 15-16, 2 Chronicles 16-17, and Song of Solomon 4.

  • Day 164: Tearing Down Idols (2024)

    June 12th, 2024  |  22 mins 59 secs
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    Fr. Mike points out the results of what happened to the kings who built idols, and what happened to the kings who tore them down. He encourages us to tear down the idols we've built up in our own lives by trusting God with our first fruits. Today's readings are 1 Kings 14, 2 Chronicles 14-15, and Song of Solomon 3.

  • Day 163: Faith Over Success (2024)

    June 11th, 2024  |  24 mins 10 secs
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    Fr. Mike touches on the last acts of King Rehobo'am and the rise of his son, Abi′jah. He also explains how we can see the importance of faith over success through the mistakes of Israel's leaders. Today's readings are 1 Kings 13, 2 Chronicles 12-13, and Song of Solomon 2.

  • Introduction to the Divided Kingdom (with Jeff Cavins) (2024)

    June 10th, 2024  |  28 mins 40 secs
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    Welcome to the Divided Kingdom period! Jeff Cavins joins Fr. Mike to explain the critical information needed to understand the rest of our biblical readings. They talk about Solomon's alliances with foreign nations, the growth of a civil war, and the incredible significance of 1 Kings 12:16.

  • Day 162: Rehoboam Seeks Counsel (2024)

    June 10th, 2024  |  23 mins 48 secs
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    Fr. Mike explains why it's better to seek counsel from those who don't necessarily always agree with us, using the experience of Rehobo′am as an example. He also touches on the failed leadership of Jerobo′am as he leads his people into false places of worship and idolatry. Today's readings are 1 Kings 12, 2 Chronicles 10-11, and Song of Solomon 1.

  • Day 161: The Crucifixion of Christ (2024)

    June 9th, 2024  |  19 mins 16 secs
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    Fr. Mike finishes the gospel of Mark by reflecting on the death and resurrection of Christ. He also encourages us to reflect on the redemption of our own sins every time we see a crucifix and to return that same sacrificial love to God every day. Today's readings are Mark 15-16 and Psalm 22.

  • Day 160: Jesus Warns the People (2024)

    June 8th, 2024  |  24 mins 35 secs
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    Fr. Mike guides us through Jesus' warning of persecution to the people of Israel as we near the end of Mark's Gospel. He also touches on how Jesus' behavior in the Garden of Gethsemane should serve as an example to us, and explains why Judas' betrayal was so heartbreaking. Today's readings are Mark 13-14 and Psalm 68.

  • Day 159: Bearing Fruit (2024)

    June 7th, 2024  |  22 mins 9 secs
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    As we read about Jesus' entry into Jerusalem, Fr. Mike breaks down Jesus' interactions with his disciples and the sadducees, and his reaction to the widow's offering. We learn that a life rooted in Jesus, is a life that bears good fruit. Today we read Mark 11-12 and Psalm 67.

  • Day 158: The Reality of Sin (2024)

    June 6th, 2024  |  28 mins 40 secs
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    Fr. Mike highlights the reality of sin and our capacity to choose hell as we read about Jesus' teachings on temptations, divorce, and wealth. Jesus' teachings can be challenging, but following him is the path to true holiness. Today we read Mark 9-10 and Psalm 29.

  • Day 157: Following Jesus (2024)

    June 5th, 2024  |  28 mins 43 secs
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    Fr. Mike emphasizes that following Jesus as his disciples requires remarkable humility, faith, purity of heart and courage. Today's readings are Mark 7-8 and Psalm 23.

  • Day 156: Jesus Casts Out Demons (2024)

    June 4th, 2024  |  22 mins 32 secs
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    As we continue to read about Jesus' ministry, Fr. Mike focuses today on Jesus' power to cast out demons and reminds us that there is an ongoing spiritual battle for our souls. Today's readings are Mark 5-6 and Psalm 21.

  • Day 155: Jesus is Lord (2024)

    June 3rd, 2024  |  21 mins
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    Today we read about Jesus' teachings and miracles that confirm his identity as Lord. Fr. Mike emphasizes the divinity of Jesus revealed in his actions, and clarifies historical facts about his life. The readings are Mark 3-4 and Psalm 20.