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

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

671 episodes of The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz) since the first episode, which aired on December 14th, 2020.

  • Day 73: Inheritance of Land (2022)

    March 14th, 2022  |  19 mins 44 secs
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    Fr. Mike explains why it was important to take a census at different points of the people of Israel in the Old Testament. We also learn that the Tribe of Levi is the only tribe that doesn't get an inheritance of land, because they're receiving something much greater. Today's readings are Numbers 26, Deuteronomy 27, and Psalm 111.

  • Day 72: The Plains of Moab (2022)

    March 13th, 2022  |  22 mins 25 secs
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    Fr. Mike describes the sinful events of Israel in Moab, and why God chooses to bless the Israelites through Balaam in spite of their sin. Today's readings are Numbers 24-25, Deuteronomy 26, and Psalm 107.

  • Day 71: The Source of the Law (2022)

    March 12th, 2022  |  22 mins 45 secs
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    Fr. Mike shares more details surrounding the Old Testament laws, including why God would give us these laws in the first place. Today's readings are Numbers 23, Deuteronomy 24-25, and Psalm 106.

  • Day 70: The Offense of Balaam (2022)

    March 11th, 2022  |  18 mins 49 secs
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    Fr. Mike dives into the character of Balaam, and why his offense was so treacherous towards his relationship with God. Today's readings are Numbers 22, Deuteronomy 23, and Psalm 105.

  • Day 69: The Bronze Serpent (2022)

    March 10th, 2022  |  26 mins 34 secs
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    Fr. Mike explains how the bronze serpent is a prefiguration of Jesus on the Cross. We also continue to learn how God's laws in Deuteronomy redefine the social and sexual norms for the Israelites to teach them about the dignity of every human person. Today's readings are Numbers 21, Deuteronomy 22, and Psalm 102.

  • Day 68: The Waters of Meribah (2022)

    March 9th, 2022  |  25 mins 17 secs
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    Fr. Mike describes the miracle of the waters of Meribah that God performs for his people in the wilderness. He also explains the logic behind the laws God gives his people to restore their morality as they learn to live in relationship with each other. Today we read Numbers 19-20, Deuteronomy 21, and Psalm 100.

  • Day 67: God's Justice and Refuge (2022)

    March 8th, 2022  |  25 mins 8 secs
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    Fr. Mike breaks down God's divine judgement, and the refuge he offers to those who are faithful to him. Today's readings are Numbers 18, Deuteronomy 19-20, and Psalm 99.

  • Day 66: Forbidden Forms of Worship (2022)

    March 7th, 2022  |  18 mins 3 secs
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    Fr. Mike discusses the forbidden forms of worship explained in Numbers 17, and why it's important for us to understand how God desired to be worshipped in the Old Testament. Today's readings are Numbers 17, Deuteronomy 17-18, and Psalm 98.

  • Day 65: Revolt Against Moses (2022)

    March 6th, 2022  |  25 mins 51 secs
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    Fr. Mike dives into the recurring issue of the Israelites rebelling against God and remaining stuck in their past as we read about the revolt of Korah, Dathan and Abiram against Moses and Aaron. Today's readings are Numbers 16, Deuteronomy 15-16, and Psalm 97.

  • Day 64: Consequences of Sin (2022)

    March 5th, 2022  |  22 mins 50 secs
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    Fr. Mike explains why God would give the Israelites such drastic consequences for their sin, and how it reveals his divine plan and infinite mercy. Today's readings are Numbers 15, Deuteronomy 13-14, and Psalm 96.

  • Day 63: Israel's Rebellion (2022)

    March 4th, 2022  |  22 mins 30 secs
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    In our reading of Numbers 14 today, Fr. Mike highlights how the rebellion of the Israelites which was marked by distrust and fear, will have consequences for their children. We also read today Deuteronomy 12, and Psalm 95.

  • Day 62: Spies Sent to Canaan (2022)

    March 3rd, 2022  |  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.

  • Day 61: Complaining in the Desert (2022)

    March 2nd, 2022  |  20 mins 5 secs
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    Fr. Mike discusses how the Israelites complaining 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 (2022)

    March 1st, 2022  |  21 mins 15 secs
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    Fr. Mike makes note of 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 man. Today's readings are Numbers 10, Deuteronomy 9, and Psalm 10.

  • Day 59: Obligations to God (2022)

    February 28th, 2022  |  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 (2022)

    February 27th, 2022  |  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