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

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  • 26 minutes 4 seconds
    Day 165: The Lover and the Beloved (2024)

    Fr. Mike connects today's reading from Songs to the teachings of St. John Paul's Theology of the Body. He also points out how helpful it is to track the timelines of the kings of Israel and Judah as we read from Kings and Chronicles simultaneously. The readings are 1 Kings 15-16, 2 Chronicles 16-17, and Song of Solomon 4.

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

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    13 June 2024, 7:15 am
  • 22 minutes 59 seconds
    Day 164: Tearing Down Idols (2024)

    Fr. Mike points out the results of what happened to the kings who built idols, and what happened to the kings who tore them down. He encourages us to tear down the idols we've built up in our own lives by trusting God with our first fruits. Today's readings are 1 Kings 14, 2 Chronicles 14-15, and Song of Solomon 3.

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

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    12 June 2024, 7:15 am
  • 24 minutes 10 seconds
    Day 163: Faith Over Success (2024)

    Fr. Mike touches on the last acts of King Rehobo'am and the rise of his son, Abi′jah. He also explains how we can see the importance of faith over success through the mistakes of Israel's leaders. Today's readings are 1 Kings 13, 2 Chronicles 12-13, and Song of Solomon 2.

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

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    11 June 2024, 7:15 am
  • 23 minutes 48 seconds
    Day 162: Rehoboam Seeks Counsel (2024)

    Fr. Mike explains why it's better to seek counsel from those who don't necessarily always agree with us, using the experience of Rehobo′am as an example. He also touches on the failed leadership of Jerobo′am as he leads his people into false places of worship and idolatry. Today's readings are 1 Kings 12, 2 Chronicles 10-11, and Song of Solomon 1.

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

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    10 June 2024, 7:15 am
  • 28 minutes 40 seconds
    Introduction to the Divided Kingdom (with Jeff Cavins) (2024)

    Welcome to the Divided Kingdom period! Jeff Cavins joins Fr. Mike to explain the critical information needed to understand the rest of our biblical readings. They talk about Solomon's alliances with foreign nations, the growth of a civil war, and the incredible significance of 1 Kings 12:16.

    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.

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    10 June 2024, 7:15 am
  • 19 minutes 16 seconds
    Day 161: The Crucifixion of Christ (2024)

    Fr. Mike finishes the gospel of Mark by reflecting on the death and resurrection of Christ. He also encourages us to reflect on the redemption of our own sins every time we see a crucifix and to return that same sacrificial love to God every day. Today's readings are Mark 15-16 and Psalm 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.

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    9 June 2024, 7:15 am
  • 24 minutes 35 seconds
    Day 160: Jesus Warns the People (2024)

    Fr. Mike guides us through Jesus' warning of persecution to the people of Israel as we near the end of Mark's Gospel. He also touches on how Jesus' behavior in the Garden of Gethsemane should serve as an example to us, and explains why Judas' betrayal was so heartbreaking. Today's readings are Mark 13-14 and Psalm 68.

    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.

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    8 June 2024, 7:15 am
  • 22 minutes 9 seconds
    Day 159: Bearing Fruit (2024)

    As we read about Jesus' entry into Jerusalem, Fr. Mike breaks down Jesus' interactions with his disciples and the sadducees, and his reaction to the widow's offering. We learn that a life rooted in Jesus, is a life that bears good fruit. Today we read Mark 11-12 and Psalm 67.

    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.

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    7 June 2024, 7:15 am
  • 28 minutes 40 seconds
    Day 158: The Reality of Sin (2024)

    Fr. Mike highlights the reality of sin and our capacity to choose hell as we read about Jesus' teachings on temptations, divorce, and wealth. Jesus' teachings can be challenging, but following him is the path to true holiness. Today we read Mark 9-10 and Psalm 29.

    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.

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    6 June 2024, 7:15 am
  • 28 minutes 43 seconds
    Day 157: Following Jesus (2024)

    Fr. Mike emphasizes that following Jesus as his disciples requires remarkable humility, faith, purity of heart, and courage. Today's readings are Mark 7-8 and Psalm 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.

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    5 June 2024, 7:15 am
  • 22 minutes 32 seconds
    Day 156: Jesus Casts Out Demons (2024)

    As we continue to read about Jesus' ministry, Fr. Mike focuses today on Jesus' power to cast out demons and reminds us that there is an ongoing spiritual battle for our souls. Today's readings are Mark 5-6 and Psalm 21.

    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)

    4 June 2024, 7:15 am
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