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

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

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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… Read the ENTIRE Bible Feel more confident about your understanding of Scripture Experience the transformative power of God’s Word in your daily life 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.

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… Read the ENTIRE Bible Feel more confident about your understanding of Scripture Experience the transformative power of God’s Word in your daily life 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.

 

#880

Day 105: It Is Finished (2024)

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. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised. [Support The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)] (https://ascensionpress.com/products/support-ascension) ... Read more

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#879

Day 104: The Priestly Prayer of Jesus (2024)

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. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised. [Support The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)] (https://ascensionpress.com/products/support-ascension) ... Read more

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#878

Day 103: Judas' Secrecy (2024)

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. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised. [Support The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)] (https://ascensionpress.com/products/support-ascension) ... Read more

12 Apr 2024

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21:28

12 Apr 2024


#877

Day 102: The Death of Lazarus (2024)

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. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised. [Support The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)] (https://ascensionpress.com/products/support-ascension) ... Read more

11 Apr 2024

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11 Apr 2024


#876

Day 101: Signs and Wonders (2024)

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. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised. [Support The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)] (https://ascensionpress.com/products/support-ascension) ... Read more

10 Apr 2024

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10 Apr 2024


#875

Day 100: This Is My Body (2024)

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. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised. [Support The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)] (https://ascensionpress.com/products/support-ascension) ... Read more

09 Apr 2024

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31:27

09 Apr 2024


#874

Day 99: The Word Became Flesh (2024)

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. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised. [Support The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)] (https://ascensionpress.com/products/support-ascension) ... Read more

08 Apr 2024

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24:43

08 Apr 2024


#873

Messianic Checkpoint: The Gospel of John (2024)

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. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised. [Support The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)] (https://ascensionpress.com/products/support-ascension) ... Read more

08 Apr 2024

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21:32

08 Apr 2024


#872

Day 98: Israel Asks for a King (2024)

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. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised. [Support The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)] (https://ascensionpress.com/products/support-ascension) ... Read more

07 Apr 2024

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07 Apr 2024


#871

Day 97: Samuel's Prophecy (2024)

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. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised. [Support The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)] (https://ascensionpress.com/products/support-ascension) ... Read more

06 Apr 2024

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06 Apr 2024


#870

Day 96: Hannah's Prayer (2024)

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. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised. [Support The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)] (https://ascensionpress.com/products/support-ascension) ... Read more

05 Apr 2024

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05 Apr 2024


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Day 95: The Sin of Benjamin (2024)

As we conclude the book of Judges, we hear about the horrifying events that occurred among the tribes of Israel in the days when "every man did what was right in his own eyes". The readings for today are Judges 19-21 and Psalm 148. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised. [Support The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)] (https://ascensionpress.com/products/support-ascension) ... Read more

04 Apr 2024

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04 Apr 2024


#868

Day 94: Samson and Delilah (2024)

Today we follow two stories of betrayal with Samson and Delilah and Micah and the Levite. Fr. Mike also explains why Judges is the best example of how God can use broken people to do his will. The reading are Judges 16-18 and Psalm 147. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised. [Support The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)] (https://ascensionpress.com/products/support-ascension) ... Read more

03 Apr 2024

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03 Apr 2024


#867

Day 93: Strengths and Weaknesses (2024)

Today, Fr. Mike begins to read Samson's story and points out that Samson, despite his physical strength, has a lot of weaknesses. The readings are Judges 12-15 and Psalm 146. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised. [Support The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)] (https://ascensionpress.com/products/support-ascension) ... Read more

02 Apr 2024

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02 Apr 2024


#866

Day 92: Jephthah's Vow (2024)

Today's readings are Judges 9-11, Ruth 4, and Psalm 137. In the reading from Judges, we hear about the rise and fall of Abimelech, as well as the misguided and heartbreaking vow Jephthah makes to God in return for victory over the Ammonites. We also conclude the book of Ruth with the marriage of Boaz and Ruth. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised. [Support The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)] (https://ascensionpress.com/products/support-ascension) ... Read more

01 Apr 2024

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01 Apr 2024


#865

Day 91: Gideon's Story (2024)

In today's reading from Judges, Fr. Mike talk about Gideon's story, and points out how the people began to worship the object Gideon had created to glorify God, instead of worshipping the living God. In Ruth, he highlights the role of kinsman-redeemer and how Jesus is the ultimate fulfillment of that role. Today's readings are Judges 6-8, Ruth 3, and Psalm 135. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised. [Support The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)] (https://ascensionpress.com/products/support-ascension) ... Read more

31 Mar 2024

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31 Mar 2024


#864

Day 90: Ruth and Boaz (2024)

Fr. Mike highlights the life of Ruth, and what seems to be the first day of hope she's had in a long time. Sometimes it takes a long time to catch a glimmer of hope in the darkness of our lives, but Ruth reminds us that no matter what we've been through, God is always with us. Today's readings are Judges 4-5, Ruth 2, and Psalm 134. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised. [Support The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)] (https://ascensionpress.com/products/support-ascension) ... Read more

30 Mar 2024

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19:32

30 Mar 2024


#863

Day 89: Israel's Cycle of Disobedience (2024)

Welcome to the book of Judges! Fr. Mike foreshadows the events of Judges, and the cycle of disobedience we'll continue to see Israel go through. He also gives some context on the book of Ruth, and how we can find grace within the frustrating moments of Scripture. Today's readings are Judges 1-3, Ruth 1, and Psalm 133. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised. [Support The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)] (https://ascensionpress.com/products/support-ascension) ... Read more

29 Mar 2024

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29 Mar 2024


#862

Day 88: Joshua's Last Words to Israel (2024)

Fr. Mike focuses on the last words Joshua speaks to the people of Israel, and how he calls them to choose the Lord above all other things. We all have idols in our lives that take us away from God; how are we choosing to love Christ above these idols today? Today's readings are Joshua 22-24, and Psalm 132. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised. [Support The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)] (https://ascensionpress.com/products/support-ascension) ... Read more

28 Mar 2024

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28 Mar 2024


#861

Day 87: God Keeps His Promises (2024)

Fr. Mike reminds us that God keeps his promises, even if it takes a little longer than we thought. Just like the people of Israel received everything the Lord had promised them, we too will receive everything the Lord has promised us, even in the midst of hardship and temptation. Today's readings are Joshua 19-21, and Psalm 131. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised. [Support The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)] (https://ascensionpress.com/products/support-ascension) ... Read more

27 Mar 2024

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19:05

27 Mar 2024