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

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  • 19 minutes 36 seconds
    Day 141: The Life of David (2024)

    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.

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    20 May 2024, 7:15 am
  • 20 minutes 15 seconds
    Day 140: David's Prayer of Thanksgiving (2024)

    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 28, and Psalm 42.

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    19 May 2024, 7:15 am
  • 22 minutes 5 seconds
    Day 139: Reparation to the Gibeonites (2024)

    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.

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    18 May 2024, 7:15 am
  • 18 minutes 59 seconds
    Day 138: The Effect of Sin on Others (2024)

    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, we hear Psalm 39, written by one of those musicians, Jeduthun. Today's reading are 2 Samuel 20, 1 Chronicles 25, and Psalm 39.

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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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    17 May 2024, 7:15 am
  • 22 minutes 53 seconds
    Day 137: David Mourns Absalom (2024)

    In today's readings, Fr. Mike points out how the loss of David's son overshadows everything else for a time. The readings are 2 Samuel 19, 1 Chronicles 24, and Psalm 38.

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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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    16 May 2024, 7:15 am
  • 22 minutes 14 seconds
    Day 136: Absalom Is Defeated (2024)

    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.

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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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    15 May 2024, 7:15 am
  • 18 minutes 8 seconds
    Day 135: The Counsel of Hushai (2024)

    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.

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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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    14 May 2024, 7:15 am
  • 18 minutes 22 seconds
    Day 134: Devastating Effects of Sin (2024)

    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 devastating sin is, and the evil that comes from war. Today's readings are 2 Samuel 16, 1 Chronicles 21, and Psalm 15.

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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 May 2024, 7:15 am
  • 19 minutes 10 seconds
    Day 133: Persevering in Trust (2024)

    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.

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    12 May 2024, 7:15 am
  • 16 minutes 38 seconds
    Day 132: David and Absalom (2024)

    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.

    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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    11 May 2024, 7:15 am
  • 24 minutes 17 seconds
    Day 131: Hope for the Future (2024)

    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.

    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 May 2024, 7:15 am
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