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

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • Day 109: A Heart of Obedience (2022)

    April 19th, 2022  |  17 mins 45 secs
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    As we continue to read about Saul's vanity and disobedience, Fr. Mike emphasizes the importance of the virtue of obedience in our relationship with God. He also points out how God chose David to be anointed as king because David was a man after God's own heart. Today's readings are 1 Samuel 15-16 and Psalm 61.

  • Day 108: Saul's Vanity (2022)

    April 18th, 2022  |  21 mins 35 secs
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    Fr. Mike highlights Saul's brokenness and vanity as he makes an unlawful sacrifice and a rash oath in order to save Israel in the midst of war. Today's readings are 1 Samuel 13-14, and Psalm 58.

  • Day 107: Samuel's Speech (2022)

    April 17th, 2022  |  20 mins 49 secs
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    As we continue reading from 1 Samuel, Fr. Mike points out how God gave the people a king like they wanted, even though it was not part of his plan. This reveals to us that even when we choose things that God does not want for us, he is still with us. The readings are 1 Samuel 11-12 and Psalm 55.

  • Day 106: Saul Is Chosen (2022)

    April 16th, 2022  |  21 mins 5 secs
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    As we begin the Royal Kingdom period, we hear about the first king of Israel, Saul. We discover that though Saul looks like a fearless warrior, he has a major flaw. Fr. Mike also points out the significance of the readings from Proverbs. Today's readings are 1 Samuel 9-10 and Proverbs 6:23-35.

  • Introduction to the Royal Kingdom (with Jeff Cavins) - 2022

    April 16th, 2022  |  24 mins 45 secs
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    Welcome to the Royal Kingdom period! Jeff Cavins joins Fr. Mike to set the scene for this time period. They review the major players, and why the people of Israel asked for a king.

  • Day 105: It Is Finished (2022)

    April 15th, 2022  |  25 mins 9 secs
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    In our final reading from the Gospel of John, we hear about the crucifixion, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Fr. Mike points out the connection between the Paschal lamb and Jesus, and also the connection between the Last Supper and the Crucifixion. Today's readings are John 19-21 and Proverbs 6:16-22.

  • Day 104: The Priestly Prayer of Jesus (2022)

    April 14th, 2022  |  22 mins 6 secs
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    Fr. Mike reflects on the prayer of Jesus before his sacrifice, where he not only prays for all his disciples but for us as well. We also dive into Christ's trial with Pilate, and how the actions of the Jews are much like ours today. Today's readings are John 16-18 and Proverbs 6:12-15.

  • Day 103: Judas' Secrecy (2022)

    April 13th, 2022  |  21 mins 28 secs
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    Fr. Mike points out the secrecy in Judas' life, and highlights Jesus' words of conviction to the disciples before his death on the cross. He also explains how important it is to bring Jesus into our temptation, and to not hide our hearts from him like Judas did. Today's readings are John 13-15 and Proverbs 6:6-11.

  • Day 102: The Death of Lazarus (2022)

    April 12th, 2022  |  25 mins 10 secs
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    Fr. Mike recalls the death of Lazarus, and how Jesus not only allowed himself to be broken by the sorrow that breaks us but also how he took that hopelessness and brought forth life. He also explains how the covenants we've seen in the Old Testament are all leading to the eternal covenant that will be instituted through Christ on the Cross. Today's readings are John 10-12 and Proverbs 6:1-5.

  • Day 101: Signs and Wonders (2022)

    April 11th, 2022  |  25 mins 44 secs
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    Fr. Mike explains how the signs and wonders Jesus demonstrates in the Gospel point to the truth of his identity. He also touches on Proverbs 5, especially the last verse touching on discipline. Today's readings are John 7-9 and Proverbs 5:15-23.

  • Day 100: This Is My Body (2022)

    April 10th, 2022  |  31 mins 27 secs
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    Today we read about Jesus' powerful teaching about the Eucharist. Fr. Mike invites us to believe that the Eucharist is truly the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Our Lord Jesus Christ because Jesus said it himself. Today's readings are John 4-6 and Proverbs 5:7-14.

  • Day 99: The Word Became Flesh (2022)

    April 9th, 2022  |  24 mins 43 secs
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    Today we begin reading the Gospel of John! Fr. Mike emphasizes the significance of Jesus' divinity, and explains how the story of salvation culminates in Christ as the Messiah.

  • Messianic Checkpoint: The Gospel of John (with Jeff Cavins) - 2022

    April 9th, 2022  |  21 mins 32 secs
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    You've made it to the first Messianic Checkpoint! Jeff Cavins joins Fr. Mike to introduce the Gospel of John. They discuss the structure of this Gospel and what makes it so different from the other three Gospels. We learn that the Gospel of John doesn't just tell us what Jesus did, but most importantly who he is.

  • Day 98: Israel Asks for a King (2022)

    April 8th, 2022  |  21 mins 30 secs
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    Fr. Mike draws our attention to Samuel's sons who turned away from God as they ruled over Israel and how the people of Israel rejected God from being their king. Today's readings are 1 Samuel 6-8 and Psalm 86.

  • Day 97: Samuel's Prophecy (2022)

    April 7th, 2022  |  19 mins 31 secs
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    Fr. Mike zeroes in on Samuel's dramatic prophecy and the tragic moment when the Philistines capture of the Ark of God. We learn that God is mighty and holds his people to a high standard. Today we read 1 Samuel 3-5 and Psalm 150.

  • Day 96: Hannah's Prayer (2022)

    April 6th, 2022  |  24 mins 51 secs
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    As we begin to read the first book of Samuel, Fr. Mike highlights the miraculous birth of Samuel and how Hannah's deep longing for a son never became an idol in her heart. Today's readings are 1 Samuel 1-2 and Psalm 149.