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

The definitive Catholic Bible in a year podcast, brought to you by Ascension

About the show

In The Bible in a Year podcast, Fr. Mike Schmitz walks you through the entire Bible in 365 episodes, providing commentary, reflection, and prayer along the way.

Unlike any other Bible podcast, Ascension’s Bible in a Year podcast follows a reading plan inspired by The Great Adventure Bible Timeline, a ground-breaking approach to understanding salvation history developed by renowned Catholic Bible scholar Jeff Cavins. For each period in the timeline, Jeff will join Fr. Mike for a special episode that will help you understand the context of each reading.

With this podcast, you won’t just read the Bible in a year … you’ll finally understand how all the pieces of the Bible fit together to tell an amazing story that continues in your life today!

Listen and…

  1. Read the ENTIRE Bible
  2. Feel more confident about your understanding of Scripture
  3. Experience the transformative power of God’s Word in your daily life
  4. Start seeing the world through the lens of Scripture

Each 20-25 minute episode includes:

Two to three scripture readings
A reflection from Fr. Mike Schmitz
A guided prayer to help you hear God’s voice in his Word

The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.

Episodes

  • Day 141: The Life of David (2021)

    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 (2021)

    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 (2021)

    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 (2021)

    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 (2021)

    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 (2021)

    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 (2021)

    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 (2021)

    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.

  • Day 133: Persevering in Trust (2021)

    May 13th, 2021  |  19 mins 10 secs
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    Fr. Mike focuses on trust today, specifically trusting God in difficult times. Like David, we need to learn to trust God in the midst of the battle, not wait until it's over. Today's readings are 2 Samuel 15, 1 Chronicles 19-20, and Psalm 3.

  • Day 132: David and Absalom( 2021)

    May 12th, 2021  |  16 mins 38 secs
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    Fr. Mike reflects on the story of David and Absalom, and points out the lack of forgiveness and repentance on both men's part. God forgives us no matter what, but without us mirroring that forgiveness, rebellion can easily rise up. Today's readings are 2 Samuel 14, 1 Chronicles 18, and Psalm 14.

  • Day 131: Hope for the Future (2021)

    May 11th, 2021  |  24 mins 17 secs
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    Fr. Mike preaches hope for the future of those with wounded hearts as we read the stories of Tamar, Amnon, and David. No matter what's in your past - things you've done or things that have been done to you - there is abundant hope for your future because God desires to make you whole. Today's readings are 2 Samuel 13, 1 Chronicles 17, and Psalm 35.

  • Day 130: Nathan Condemns David (2021)

    May 10th, 2021  |  19 mins
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    Fr. Mike touches on the sins of David, and how we can see ourselves in these fallen characters in scripture. God desires a relationship with us free from sin, and although it may be painful, he brings these things into the light not out of anger, but out of love. Today's readings are 2 Samuel 12, 1 Chronicles 16, and Psalm 51.

  • Day 129: David Commits Adultery (2021)

    May 9th, 2021  |  22 mins 15 secs
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    Fr. Mike breaks down David's tragic downfall as he commits adultery with Bathsheba and kills her husband, Uriah the Hittite. We learn that David's road to grave sin began with small acts of disobedience and selfishness. Today's readings are 2 Samuel 11, 1 Chronicles 14-15, and Psalm 32.

  • Day 128: Mighty Men of Valor (2021)

    May 8th, 2021  |  16 mins 1 sec
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    As we continue to read about how King David expands his kingdom, Fr. Mike points out the mighty men of valor, who were men of great courage, honor and excellence that fought in Israel's battles. Today's readings are 2 Samuel 10, 1 Chronicles 13, and Psalm 31.

  • Day 127: Kindness for the House of Saul (2021)

    May 7th, 2021  |  18 mins 48 secs
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    Fr. Mike draws our attention to David's kindness towards the house of Saul, including Jonathan's lame son Mephibosheth. We learn that even though Saul persecuted David, David continued to honor his descendants. Today's readings are 2 Samuel 9, 1 Chronicles 12, and Psalm 28.

  • Day 126: David's Victories (2021)

    May 6th, 2021  |  17 mins 29 secs
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    Fr. Mike emphasizes how King David's victories in battle are part of his calling to establish Israel as a kingdom. He also reminds us that the recapitulation of the events we read about 1 Chronicles 10-11 is not repetitive, it served a specific purpose for the people of Israel. Today we read 2 Samuel 8, 1 Chronicles 10-11 and Psalm 60.