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

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • Day 62: Spies Sent to Canaan

    March 3rd, 2021  |  21 mins 22 secs
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    As we read Numbers 12 and 13, Deuteronomy 11, and Psalm 94, Fr. Mike reflects on the conflict between Aaron, Miriam, and Moses and explains why Miriam appears to be the only one punished. He also mentions the lack of trust the people continue to have in God, as they discover that the land of Canaan is occupied by a seemingly stronger force. For the complete reading plan visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear.

  • Day 61: Complaining in the Desert

    March 2nd, 2021  |  20 mins 5 secs
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    Fr. Mike discusses how the Israelites complaining in the against God and believing they were better off in Egypt reflects our own inclination to be enslaved by sin. Today's readings are Numbers 11, Deuteronomy 10, and Psalm 33.

  • Day 60: Intercessory Prayer

    March 1st, 2021  |  21 mins 15 secs
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    Fr. Mike points out how the tribes of Israel travel with Judah (praise) leading the way, and makes note of how Moses intercedes for the people and acts as a mediator between God and men. Today's readings are Numbers 10, Deuteronomy 9, and Psalm 10.

  • Day 59: Obligations to God

    February 28th, 2021  |  20 mins 26 secs
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    As we read Numbers 8-9, Deuteronomy 8, and Psalm 93, Fr. Mike reflects on how the Israelites were expected to celebrate Passover in all circumstances, learned to trust that God would lead them to where they needed to go, and needed to remember God in times of abundance as well as darkness.

  • Day 58: A Chosen People

    February 27th, 2021  |  25 mins 48 secs
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    Fr. Mike breaks down the purpose of the various offerings during the dedication of the tabernacle. We are also reminded that the people of Israel are God's chosen people because they have a key mission. Today's readings are Numbers 7, Deuteronomy 7, and Psalm 92.

  • Day 57: Hear, O Israel

    February 26th, 2021  |  20 mins 55 secs
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    Fr. Mike explains the significance behind the Nazarite vow and the priestly blessing in Numbers 6. We also learn why the Great Command revealed in Deuteronomy 6 is the foundation of all other commandments. Today we pray Psalm 91.

  • Day 56: Jealous Husbands

    February 25th, 2021  |  22 mins 45 secs
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    Fr. Mike explains how God elevates the dignity of women by providing new laws around husbands accusing their wives of unfaithfulness. Today we read from Numbers 5, Deuteronomy 5, and Psalm 90.

  • Day 55: Obedience to God

    February 24th, 2021  |  24 mins 58 secs
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    Fr. Mike underscores the importance of obeying God as he reads from Numbers 4 and Deuteronomy 4. We also read Psalm 88 and learn how it foreshadows the darkness Christ endured on the cross.

  • Day 54: The Tribe of Levi

    February 23rd, 2021  |  20 mins 34 secs
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    Fr. Mike clarifies the relationship between the Tribe of Levi and the priesthood and talks about what it means to be held to a higher standard as a leader in your community. Numbers 3, Deuteronomy 3, and Psalm 87.

  • Day 53: The Twelve Tribes of Israel

    February 22nd, 2021  |  23 mins 13 secs
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    Fr. Mike talks about the twelve tribes of Israel and explains why the book of Numbers introduces them based on the number of decedents they each had. Today we read Numbers 2, Deuteronomy 2, and Psalm 85.

  • Day 52: Israel Continues to Journey

    February 21st, 2021  |  26 mins 29 secs
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    Fr. Mike kicks off our reading of the book of Numbers by explaining where Israel is at in their journey with the Lord, and how they are keeping him at the center of it all (literally). Today we read from Numbers 1, Deuteronomy 1, and Psalm 84.

  • Introduction to Desert Wanderings (with Jeff Cavins)

    February 21st, 2021  |  31 mins 14 secs
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    Congratulations, you've completed the Egypt & Exodus period and you've arrived at the Desert Wanderings ! Jeff Cavins joins Fr. Mike to provide us the context for the book of Numbers and the book of Deuteronomy. They discuss how this period is marked by Israel's rebellion against God as they wander in the desert for forty years striving to regain their narrative and identity.

  • Day 51: Israel's Worship of God

    February 20th, 2021  |  28 mins 12 secs
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    As we finish our reading of Exodus, Fr. Mike recaps the events of Israel and how God shaped his people in worship. Today's readings are Exodus 39-40, Leviticus 27, and Psalm 83.

  • Day 50: Sacrificial Offerings

    February 19th, 2021  |  27 mins 25 secs
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    Fr. Mike encourages us to look at how we can increase our generosity to God and neighbor, inspired by the sacrificial offerings of Israel. Our readings for today are Exodus 37-38, Leviticus 26, and Psalm 82.

  • Day 49: The Year of Jubilee

    February 18th, 2021  |  31 mins 13 secs
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    Fr. Mike explains why God repeats some of his instructions for worship and lays out the significance of the year of jubilee. The readings are Exodus 35-36, Leviticus 25, and Psalm 81. For the complete reading plan visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear.

  • Day 48: God's Presence

    February 17th, 2021  |  24 mins 54 secs
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    Fr. Mike reflects on God's presence to his people, and how that makes his chosen people distinct. Today's readings are Exodus 33-34, Leviticus 24, and Psalm 80.