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

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • 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.

  • Day 47: The Golden Calf

    February 16th, 2021  |  23 mins 47 secs
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    In today's reading from Exodus 32, Fr. Mike shows us how when we become uncertain, we immediately try to take control of the situation, and build up idols in our hearts. We also read Leviticus 23 and Psalm 79. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear.

  • Day 46: Set Apart for God

    February 15th, 2021  |  25 mins 4 secs
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    Fr. Mike points out how blessing something sets it apart for the purposes of God, and it is no longer meant for ordinary uses. So when we are filled with the spirit of God, our daily task becomes extraordinary, because it is consecrated to God. Today's readings are Exodus 30-31, Leviticus 22, and Psalm 115.

  • Day 45: Pray for Priests

    February 14th, 2021  |  22 mins 45 secs
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    As we read Exodus 29, Leviticus 21, and Psalm 119:121-176, Fr. Mike points out how God calls broken and imperfect men to his holy priesthood, and asks each of us to say a special prayer for priests today. For the complete reading plan, text visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear.

  • Day 44: Priestly Garments

    February 13th, 2021  |  27 mins 45 secs
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    Fr. Mike explains how the holy garments for priests described in Exodus 27-28, are intentionally designed to glorify God and highlight his beauty. He also gives us an insight into the heart of the priesthood. We read today from Exodus 27-28, Leviticus 20, and Psalm 119: 57-120.

  • Day 43: The Ark of the Covenant

    February 12th, 2021  |  28 mins 54 secs
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    Fr. Mike provides us with a mental picture of the ark of the covenant and reminds that the small details of worship matter as we read Exodus 25-26, Leviticus 19, and Psalm 119:1-56.

  • Day 42: Moral Laws

    February 11th, 2021  |  29 mins 15 secs
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    Fr. Mike breaks down the three types of law we find in Leviticus, including moral laws regarding sexuality. Today's readings are Exodus 24, Leviticus 17-18, and Psalm 78.

  • Day 41: The Day of Atonement

    February 10th, 2021  |  23 mins 40 secs
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    Fr. Mike reveals the parallels between the day of atonement and the sacrifice of the mass. We learn how the rituals and practices of the old testament foreshadow the practices of the Catholic faith. Today's readings are Exodus 23, Leviticus 16, and Psalm 77.

  • Day 40: Laws of Justice

    February 9th, 2021  |  19 mins 55 secs
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    Today, Fr. Mike explains how God's heart is revealed through his commandments, and how we are all called to a life of justice, as we read from Exodus 22, Leviticus 15, and Psalm 76.

  • Day 39: Slavery in the Old Testament

    February 8th, 2021  |  21 mins 35 secs
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    Fr. Mike gives us the historical context around the commandments on slavery to help us better grasp the concept of slavery in the Old Testament. Today we read from Exodus 21, Leviticus 14, and Psalm 75.

  • Day 38: The Ten Commandments

    February 7th, 2021  |  25 mins 10 secs
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    Fr. Mike explains the meaning of a covenant with God, and how The Ten Commandments strengthen this relationship. Today's readings are Exodus 19-20, Leviticus 13, and Psalm 74.

  • Day 37: The Mystical Works of God

    February 6th, 2021  |  17 mins 52 secs
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    Today's episode dives into the mystical works of God, and what our approach should be for explaining them in the natural world, as we read from Exodus 17-18, Leviticus 12, and Psalm 73.

  • Day 36: Manna from Heaven

    February 5th, 2021  |  22 mins 5 secs
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    Fr. Mike talks about how God trains the Israelites to trust him in the wilderness, and how we can grow in our own faithfulness to the Lord. Today we read Exodus 15-16, Leviticus 11, and Psalm 71.