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

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • 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.

  • Day 254: Judgment of Nations

    September 11th, 2021  |  21 mins 17 secs
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    Fr. Mike continues reading from the book of Jeremiah and emphasizes God’s judgment against the nations surrounding Israel. Fr. Mike also invites us to meditate on the words of the prophets and repent for our own failures and shortcomings. Today’s readings are Jeremiah 47-48, Lamentations 2, and Proverbs 18:1-4.

  • Day 253: Lamentations of Jeremiah

    September 10th, 2021  |  24 mins 17 secs
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    As Fr. Mike begins the book of Lamentations, we read about Jeremiah’s sorrow as he witnesses the siege and suffering of Jerusalem. In the book of Jeremiah, we hear a word of comfort from the Lord to Baruch. Today’s readings are Jeremiah 45-46, Lamentations 1, and Proverbs 17:21-28.

  • Day 252: Queen of Heaven

    September 9th, 2021  |  25 mins 33 secs
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    Fr. Mike points out Israel's continual disbelief in the prophet Jeremiah, and also explains who the queen of heaven refers to. We also conclude the book of Judith with Judith's song of praise. Today’s readings are Jeremiah 43-44, Judith 15-16, and Proverbs 17:17-20.

  • Day 251: Judith and Holofernes

    September 8th, 2021  |  27 mins 18 secs
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    In our reading of Jeremiah today, Fr. Mike highlights Ishmael’s insurrection against Gedaliah and Jeremiah’s response. We also read about the defeat of Holofernes and the praise of Judith for her courage and virtue. Today’s readings are Jeremiah 41-42, Judith 12-14, and Proverbs 17:13-16.

  • Day 250: Final Wave of Exile

    September 7th, 2021  |  27 mins 25 secs
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    Fr. Mike expands on our reading today from Proverbs about the need to guard our speech toward one another. In Jeremiah, we see the final wave of destruction of Jerusalem and the events that followed. Today’s readings are Jeremiah 39-40, Judith 10-11, and Proverbs 17:9-12.

  • Day 249: Prayer of Judith

    September 6th, 2021  |  29 mins 27 secs
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    Fr. Mike highlights the wisdom and faith of Judith, heroine of the Old Testament, and shows us how her prayer in not just a prayer of intercession, but also one of praise. The readings are Jeremiah 37-38, Judith 8-9, and Proverbs 17:5-8.

  • Day 248: Cut to the Heart

    September 5th, 2021  |  28 mins 56 secs
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    Fr. Mike points out how, like King Jehoiakim, we too can dismiss God's teachings instead of letting them cut into our hearts. The readings are Jeremiah 35-36, Judith 6-7, and Proverbs 17:1-4.

  • Day 247: True Repentance

    September 4th, 2021  |  26 mins 37 secs
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    Fr. Mike points out the difference between the insincere repentance of King Zedekiah and the people in Jerusalem, and the true repentance of the people in the Book of Judith. The readings are Jeremiah 33-34, Judith 3-5, and Proverbs 16:29-33.

  • Day 246: Rejoice in Doing Good

    September 3rd, 2021  |  27 mins 1 sec
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    In today's reading from Jeremiah, Fr. Mike points out how God rejoices in doing us good, and wants to pour out his grace and mercy upon us. As we begin reading from Judith, he explains that, while it might not be historically accurate, the story is there to convey truth. The readings are Jeremiah 32, Judith 1-2, and Proverbs 16:25-28.

  • Day 245: The Faithfulness of Daniel

    September 2nd, 2021  |  21 mins 41 secs
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    Fr. Mike takes us through the last chapter of Daniel and explains how Daniel models for us on how to live in exile and still be faithful to the Lord. We also see in Jeremiah the Lord promise a new covenant that will ultimately be fulfilled in Jesus Christ. Today’s readings are Jeremiah 31, Daniel 14, and Proverbs 16:21-24.