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

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • Day 149: All Is Vanity

    May 29th, 2021  |  27 mins 4 secs
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    Today we begin reading the book of Ecclesiastes! Fr. Mike helps us understand the central theme of this book of wisdom literature- the meaning of life. What truly matters in this passing life? It's only because God exists that everything matters because our choices and lives will endure into eternity. Today's readings are 1 Kings 7, Ecclesiastes 1-2, and Psalm 5.

  • Day 148: Solomon's Wealth

    May 28th, 2021  |  23 mins 54 secs
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    Fr. Mike explains the purpose behind the beauty and extravagance of the Temple Solomon built for the Lord. On the other hand, he also points out the issue with the image of power and strength Solomon is trying to portray by gathering so much wealth as King. Today's readings are 1 Kings 6, 2 Chronicles 9, and Psalm 4.

  • Day 147: Temple Worship

    May 27th, 2021  |  21 mins 23 secs
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    Fr. Mike reinforces the power of God's presence in the Temple, and the importance of worshipping God the way he desires to be worshipped. We also begin to hear how Solomon starts disobeying God and setting himself up for idolatry. Today's readings are 1 Kings 5, 2 Chronicles 7-8, and Psalm 66.

  • Day 146: The Universal Church

    May 26th, 2021  |  22 mins 19 secs
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    Fr. Mike reveals Solomon's plan of leadership, and how he is aiming to unite the people. He also foreshadows the importance of the Temple as a place where Israel can go to worship God as one people. Today's readings are 1 Kings 4, 2 Chronicles 6, and Psalm 65.

  • Day 145: Solomon Builds the Temple

    May 25th, 2021  |  20 mins 8 secs
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    Fr. Mike reads the story of Solomon's greatest action as king: building a temple for the Lord, showing us how important it is to give glory to the Lord for all he's done for us. He is learning from his father's mistakes, but this story will sadly conclude the greatest moments of his life. Today's readings are 1 Kings 3, 2 Chronicles 4-5, and Psalm 64.

  • Day 144: David's Last Words

    May 24th, 2021  |  25 mins 14 secs
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    Fr. Mike looks into David's last words to his son Solomon and explains why it could have been hard for him to take David's advice. He also points out the important role of the mother of the king, and how this will foreshadow the role of Mary in the New Testament. Today's readings are 1 Kings 2, 2 Chronicles 2-3, and Psalm 62.

  • Day 143: Solomon Asks for Wisdom

    May 23rd, 2021  |  21 mins 55 secs
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    Fr. Mike starts to unpack the character of Solomon and explains how we can see the beginning of his downfall in today's readings. Although Solomon has been blessed with wisdom, he lacks obedience, which is much more important in maintaining a relationship with God. Today's readings are 1 Kings 1, 2 Chronicles 1, and Psalm 43.

  • Day 142: Whole and Joyful Hearts

    May 22nd, 2021  |  19 mins 2 secs
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    Fr. Mike uses the readings today to ask the question, how can we love the Lord joyfully, and with our whole hearts? In scripture today we see David succeed in this, while his son Solomon is divided in his love of God. Fr. Mike also explains why David was seeking his own power when taking the census in 2 Samuel, and how he fell subject to the evil one's tempting. Today's readings are 2 Samuel 24, 1 Chronicles 29, and Psalm 30.

  • Day 141: The Life of David

    May 21st, 2021  |  19 mins 36 secs
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    Fr. Mike touches on one of his favorite bible stories about David's mighty men and discusses his attitude in old age. At the end of his life, David chooses not to dwell on his mistakes, but to recognize the people around him and the blessings he received, which helped him accomplish what God was calling him to do. Today's readings are 2 Samuel 23, 1 Chronicles 28, and Psalm 42.

  • Day 140: David's Prayer of Thanksgiving

    May 20th, 2021  |  20 mins 15 secs
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    Fr. Mike reflects on the significance behind David's prayer of thanksgiving at the end of his life. There's something so moving about David's gratitude with God as he acknowledges his brokenness and victories throughout his life. Today's readings are 2 Samuel 22, 1 Chronicles 27, and Psalm 41.

  • Day 139: Reparation to the Gibeonites

    May 19th, 2021  |  22 mins 5 secs
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    In today's readings, Fr. Mike highlights David's humility in two instances: when David asked the Gibeonites how he could repair their relationship after they had been mistreated by Saul, and when David takes a step back from battle. He also explains the role of the gatekeepers as people who would be responsible for guarding the doors to the Temple. The readings are 2 Samuel 21, 1 Chronicles 26, and Psalm 40.
    Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.

  • Day 138: The Effect of Sin on Others

    May 18th, 2021  |  18 mins 59 secs
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    Fr. Mike points out how violence begets violence in the reading from 2 Samuel, and shows us how the sins we commit extend much further than ourselves. We also read about the Temple musicians in 1 Chronicles, and hear Psalm 39, written by a Temple musician. Today's reading are 2 Samuel 20, 1 Chronicles 25, and Psalm 39.
    Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.

  • Day 137: David Mourns Absalom

    May 17th, 2021  |  22 mins 53 secs
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    In today's readings, Fr. Mike points out how the loss of David's son overshadows everything else in his life. The readings are 2 Samuel 19, 1 Chronicles 24, and Psalm 38.

  • Day 136: Absalom Is Defeated

    May 16th, 2021  |  22 mins 14 secs
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    Today, we hear about the downfall of Absalom, and how David reacts to the news of his death. In Chronicles, we read about David changing some of the rules of worship, as he prepares for Temple worship. The readings are 2 Samuel 18, 1 Chronicles 23, and Psalm 37.

  • Day 135: The Counsel of Hushai

    May 15th, 2021  |  18 mins 8 secs
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    Fr. Mike explains the events of today's readings, breaking down Hushai's advice to Absalom, David's warning and charge of Solomon, and the theme of centralized worship. We all desire to be temples of the Holy Spirit, and we bring this prayer to God through today's episode. Today's readings are 2 Samuel 17, 1 Chronicles 22, and Psalm 36.

  • Day 134: Devastating Effects of Sin

    May 14th, 2021  |  18 mins 22 secs
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    Fr. Mike talks about the horrible things that can happen when we turn away from God and stop asking him "what's the next step?" In today's readings we see David humbled and humiliated, Absalom revealing how devasting sin is, and the evil that comes from war. Today's readings are 2 Samuel 16, 1 Chronicles 21, and Psalm 15.