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

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

Ascension Catholic Faith Formation

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.

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  • 357 - Day 338: Death Defeated

    As we continue along the path of our forefathers in faith, Fr. Mike reminds us that we live in the same era as the Apostles and have the same Holy Spirit. Just like St. Paul stood out by imitating Jesus and sharing the Gospel, we are called to do the same. Fr. Mike also discusses our duality as both body and soul as it relates to Christ’s resurrection. Today’s readings are Acts 17, 1 Corinthians 15, and Proverbs 28:16-18.

    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.

    Sat, 04 Dec 2021 - 21min
  • 356 - Day 337: The Importance of Love

    Fr. Mike unpacks the events in Acts 16, describing Paul’s trust in the Lord as God frees him from prison. He connects St. Paul’s conversation about spiritual gifts to the well-known “love” chapter in 1 Corinthians, explaining how love and donation of self gives purpose to the spiritual gifts. Today’s readings are Acts 16, 1 Corinthians 13-14, and Proverbs 28:13-15.

    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.

    Fri, 03 Dec 2021 - 23min
  • 355 - Day 336: The Council at Jerusalem

    Fr. Mike walks us through the Church’s first council in Acts 15 and highlights the importance of the Church’s authority in the question of circumcision for Gentile converts. He also draws our attention to Paul’s treatment of God the Father and God the Son as equal but not the same. This sheds light on Paul’s conversation about head coverings for women in our reading from 1 Corinthians and reassures female believers about their roles in marriage and the Church. Today’s readings are Acts 15, 1 Corinthians 11-12, Proverbs 28:10-12.

    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.

    Thu, 02 Dec 2021 - 29min
  • 354 - Day 335: Run the Race

    As we continue to follow the missions of Paul and Barnabas, Fr. Mike highlights the fickle nature of humanity and the futility of striving for the praise of men. He also encourages us to remain courageous in the tribulations we face, finding strength in other believers, and running toward the eternal and imperishable goal of salvation. Today’s readings are Acts 14, 1 Corinthians 9-10, and Proverbs 28:7-9.

    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.

    Wed, 01 Dec 2021 - 22min
  • 353 - Day 334: The Meaning of Fasting

    Fr. Mike highlights the importance of prayer and fasting, instructing us how to fast and empty ourselves to feel our spiritual need for Christ. He also discusses faithfulness in vocations and living out the life God has called you to as the path to holiness. Today’s readings are from Acts 13, 1 Corinthians 7-8, and Proverbs 28:4-6.

    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.

    Tue, 30 Nov 2021 - 24min
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