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Best podcasts about ascension press

Latest podcast episodes about ascension press

The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)
Day 292: The Power of Words

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

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 25:59


As we continue our journey in 1 Maccabees, Fr. Mike explains that this book of the Bible is unlike others because it narrates stories and events without providing any interpretation. In Sirach, Fr. Mike stresses the teaching on the power of our words and the gravity of gossip and slander. Today's readings are 1 Maccabees 11, Sirach 28-29, and Proverbs 23:9-12. 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.

The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)
Day 291: The Rise of King Alexander

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

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 26:43


Fr. Mike breaks down the dramatic events from our reading of 1 Maccabees today, including; Jonathan's new role as high priest, Demetrius' defeat in battle, and King Alexander Epiphanes formidable alliance with Egypt formed by marrying Cleopatra. In Sirach, Fr. Mike reminds us that the good qualities wives are called to possess are also applicable to husbands. Today we read 1 Maccabees 10, Sirach 26-27, and Proverbs 23:5-8. 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.

The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)
Day 290: Judas Maccabeus Dies

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

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 24:26


Fr. Mike guides us through Judas Maccabeus' last battle, his death, and his succession. We learn that part of Judas and Jonathan's victory involved fighting fellow Jews living in the land who were not living according to God's laws. Fr. Mike points out that when the enemy is in the inside, it is especially heartbreaking. Today's readings are 1 Maccabees 9, Sirach 24-25, and Proverbs 23:1-4. 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.

The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)
Day 289: Wise Influences

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

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 25:04


Fr. Mike contextualizes our readings from 1 Maccabees today which covers the beginning of Roman rule over the Jewish people. Additionally, he emphasizes the wisdom from Sirach about surrounding ourselves with influences that lead us closer to God and help us grow in holiness. Today's readings are 1 Maccabees 8, Sirach 22-23, and Proverbs 22:26-29. 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.

The Jeff Cavins Show (Your Catholic Bible Study Podcast)

Do you ever feel like you're different from everyone else? Today, Jeff invites us to marvel at the reality that each person is unrepeatable and a unique masterpiece of God's creativity and love. Snippet from the Show “God has the ability to create billions of people and no two are the same.” Email us with comments or questions at thejeffcavinsshow@ascensionpress.com. Text “jeffcavins” to 33-777 to subscribe and get Jeff's shownotes delivered straight to your email! Or visit ascensionpress.com/thejeffcavinsshow for full shownotes!

The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)
Day 288: Battling Against Gossip

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

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 23:42


Fr. Mike explains the importance of wisdom in our everyday lives when we face temptations to gossip, encouraging us in the battle for virtue, wisdom, and goodness. He emphasizes that we must ask the Lord for his wisdom to guide us as we interact with the people around us, just like the Jews prayed before battle. Today's readings are 1 Maccabees 7, Sirach 19-21, and Proverbs 22:22-25. 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.

Ask Father Josh (Your Catholic Question and Answer Podcast)
Possessing vs. Loving Others and Understanding Modesty

Ask Father Josh (Your Catholic Question and Answer Podcast)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 19:50


Fr. Josh answers questions about the difference between possessing others versus authentically loving them, and how to properly understand modesty, and why how we dress matters. Snippet From the Show Text “askfrjosh” to 33-777 to subscribe to Fr. Josh's shownotes or go to www.AscensionPress.com/askfatherjosh Submit your questions and feedback to Fr.Josh by filling out a form at www.ascensionpress.com/askfatherjosh

The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)
Day 287: Eleazar's Sacrifice

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

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 28:11


Fr. Mike illustrates the story of Eleazar and the abandonment of peace terms between the Jews and the Greeks. He also recognizes the pain that children and family members who don't follow the Lord can bring about, and uses wisdom from Sirach to address this prevalent struggle. Today's readings are 1 Maccabees 6, Sirach 16-18, and Proverbs 22:17-21. 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.

Every Knee Shall Bow (Your Catholic Evangelization Podcast)
10 Books You Need to Survive the Culture

Every Knee Shall Bow (Your Catholic Evangelization Podcast)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 28:26


Dave VanVickle shares with us ten powerful books that will shape our intellects and help us survive the philosophical and spiritual chaos in our culture, hold onto the truth of Christ, and conquer the world with the Gospel. Snippet from the Show "The Theology of the Body will show you what is wrong with the culture that we are living in, what the path forward is, and how Jesus Christ is the answer to the biggest questions that our world is asking right now." We want to hear from you! Email us at eksb@ascensionpress.com with your questions/comments Don't forget to text “EKSB” to 33-777 to get the shownotes right to your inbox! You can also find the full shownotes at www.ascensionpress.com/EveryKneeShallBow

The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)
Day 286: The Battle to Choose God

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

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 26:50


Fr. Mike walks us through the current battles of Judas Maccabeus and the Israelite people, emphasizing that while war is violent, freedom to belong to God and worship him is worth fighting for. He also discusses the importance of spending time with virtuous people to acquire their positive qualities and the need to seek good rather than evil to attain the riches of heaven. Today's readings are from 1 Maccabees 5, Sirach 13-15, and Proverbs 22:13-16. 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.

Girlfriends (A Podcast for Catholic Women)
Standing at the Foot of the Cross (with Laura Phelps)

Girlfriends (A Podcast for Catholic Women)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 54:34


My guest this week is author and mother Laura Phelps. Laura shares her horrific experience of being a mom of kids present during the school shootings in Newtown, CT and her growth in trusting in God in the years since. She offers practical help for those who struggle to understand suffering and encourages all of us to look to the Blessed Mother as an example of embracing the suffering God allows us to experience. Snippet From the Show For episode shownotes visit www.ascensionpress.com/girlfriends.

All Things Catholic by Edward Sri
When Parenting Gets Overwhelming

All Things Catholic by Edward Sri

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 23:45


Feeling overwhelmed in parenting can often be a discouraging experience. Today, Dr. Sri and his wife share openly about the struggle of parenting, and how parents can turn to God in those hard moments when they are tempted to feel disappointed in themselves. Snippet from the Show Parents often feel unseen in their struggle raising their kids, but in the eyes of God, every loving effort of a parent is seen by him and precious to him. _ _ For full shownotes, visit Ascensionpress.com/Allthingscatholic, or text ALLTHINGSCATHOLIC to 33-777 for weekly shownotes sent to your inbox.

The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)
Day 285: Story of Hanukkah

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

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 27:54


In today's reading from 1 Maccabees, we hear about the victory of Judas Maccabeus, which is also the story of Hanukkah. In Sirach, Fr. Mike points out that chasing fame and glory in this world are not worth our time, because they will all fade away after we are gone. The readings are 1 Maccabees 4, Sirach 10-12, and Proverbs 22:9-12. 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.

The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)
Day 284: Near Occasion of Sin

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

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 26:36


Fr. Mike points out how advice from books like Proverbs and Sirach may not apply perfectly to every situation, but are meant to help guide us towards wisdom. He also highlights a piece from Sirach that encourages us to avoid "deserted places"—calling us not only to stay away from sin, but to stay away from what leads us to sin. The readings are 1 Maccabees 3, Sirach 7-9, and Proverbs 22:5-8. 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.

The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)
Day 283: Mattathias Attacks

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

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 25:41


Fr. Mike clarifies the meaning behind Mattathias' zealous attack against the Greeks and his fellow Jews who were not obeying God's laws. From our reading of Sirach, Fr. Mike reminds us to remember the needs of the poor, and to be careful when forming friendships. Today's readings are 1 Maccabees 2, Sirach 4-6, and Proverbs 22:1-4. 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.

The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)
Day 282: Antiochus Desecrates the Temple

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

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 32:00


As we begin reading the first book of Maccabees today, Fr. Mike highlights the severe persecution against the Jews and the desecration of the Temple led by Antiochus Epiphanes. We also begin our journey in the book of Sirach today and learn about the fear of the Lord, clinging to the Lord in trials, and the importance of honoring our parents. Today's readings are 1 Maccabees 1, Sirach 1-3, and Proverbs 21:29-31. 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.

The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)
Introduction to the Maccabean Revolt ( with Jeff Cavins)

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

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 32:03


Welcome to the Maccabean Revolt period! Jeff Cavins joins Fr. Mike to introduce the tenth biblical period in our journey, which begins with the Greek oppression of the Jews under Antiochus Epiphanes, and ends with Herodian rule of the Holy Land. Jeff and Fr. Mike walk us through the key events of this period, highlighting the zealous response of the Maccabean family, the celebration of Hanukkah, and the heroic martyrdom of Jews who would not betray their religious identity in the midst of persecution. 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.

The Jeff Cavins Show (Your Catholic Bible Study Podcast)
What If Jesus Told Stories About You? (Part Two)

The Jeff Cavins Show (Your Catholic Bible Study Podcast)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 29:49


Jeff continues walking us through more of Jesus' parables today, and invites us to reflect on the ways Jesus is challenging us to listen more closely to the Word of God, and to let it shape the way we treat others. Snippet from the Show How often do you hear the Word of God without letting it take root in our heart? Email us with comments or questions at thejeffcavinsshow@ascensionpress.com. Text “jeffcavins” to 33-777 to subscribe and get Jeff's shownotes delivered straight to your email! Or visit ascensionpress.com/thejeffcavinsshow for full shownotes!

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

Fr. Mike summarizes the final moments of the book of Nehemiah, when Nehemiah returns to find the people of Israel being unfaithful to God's commandments and marrying foreign wives. Fr. Mike connects this to our lives, as we too often confuse God's unending love for us to mean that he always wants what we want.Today's readings are Nehemiah 13, Malachi 1-4, and Proverbs 21: 25-28. 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.

Ask Father Josh (Your Catholic Question and Answer Podcast)
Coping with Grief, Naming Children, and Discerning the Contemplative Life

Ask Father Josh (Your Catholic Question and Answer Podcast)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 25:01


Fr. Josh answers questions about how to cope with grief from a Catholic perspective, how to choose patron saint names for your child, and how to discern a vocation to the contemplative life. Snippet From the Show "Our Lady is called Our Lady of Sorrows for a reason, because she grieved at the foot of the Cross. Grief is human, healthy, and holy." Text “askfrjosh” to 33-777 to subscribe to Fr. Josh's shownotes or go to www.AscensionPress.com/askfatherjosh Submit your questions and feedback to Fr.Josh by filling out a form at www.ascensionpress.com/askfatherjosh

The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)
Day 280: The People of the Covenant

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

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 22:59


Fr. Mike concludes the book of Esther and the book of Nehemiah by reflecting on the journey and resilience of the Jewish people thus far in the story of salvation.Fr. Mike explains how, in our lives, we don't always know how God is going to show up, but we know that he will be faithful. Today's readings are Nehemiah 12, Esther 9-11, and Proverbs 21:21-24. 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.

Every Knee Shall Bow (Your Catholic Evangelization Podcast)
Why Questions Are Welcomed in Catholicism (with Dr. Michael Dauphinais)

Every Knee Shall Bow (Your Catholic Evangelization Podcast)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 73:35


Asking questions about God, suffering, and love, has been part of the human condition since the beginning of time. Dr. Michael Dauphinais joins me to talk about about how his new book shows us that the Bible answers many of the perennial questions that have led countless Catholics away from the faith in recent decades. Michael Dauphinais, Ph.D., serves as the Fr. Matthew Lamb Professor of Catholic Theology at Ave Maria University, Ave Maria, Florida and holds degrees from Duke University and the University of Notre Dame. Snippet from the Show "What is man that you are mindful of him, and a son of man that you care for him?" - Psalm 8:5 We want to hear from you! Email us at eksb@ascensionpress.com with your questions/comments Don't forget to text “EKSB” to 33-777 to get the shownotes right to your inbox! You can also find the full shownotes at www.ascensionpress.com/EveryKneeShallBow

The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)
Day 279: Blessings and Burdens

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

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 19:28


Fr. Mike offers a brief recap of today's chapter from Nehemiah, identifying the difference between those who were able to live in Jerusalem and those who were not. He explains the ancestral gifts that each tribe of Israel received and applies this concept to the vices and virtues of our families, as well as our freedom to adopt or reject them. Today we read from Nehemiah 11, Esther 8, 16, and Proverbs 21:17-20. 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.

Girlfriends (A Podcast for Catholic Women)
What's Holding You Back From Trusting God?

Girlfriends (A Podcast for Catholic Women)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 44:07


Do you struggle to trust in God? Join the club! I heard from so many people after our recent episode about the Surrender Novena that I thought this would be a good topic for us to discuss right now. Today, I share some things I think hold many of us back from fully trusting in God. Snippet From the Show "God asks for everything, but he doesn't necessarily take everything." For episode shownotes, text GIRLFRIENDS to 33-777 or visit www.ascensionpress.com/girlfriends.

All Things Catholic by Edward Sri
Giving God Your Nothingness

All Things Catholic by Edward Sri

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 19:57


Do you ever feel like you have nothing left to give? There are seasons in our lives when we feel like we have nothing left to give to God, to our relationships, or to our jobs. Today, Dr. Sri encourages us to see our nothingness as an opportunity to meet God in humility. Snippet from the Show When we have nothing left to give, we can turn to God, knowing that he can take our nothingness and turn it into something beautiful. _ _ For full shownotes, visit Ascensionpress.com/Allthingscatholic, or text ALLTHINGSCATHOLIC to 33-777 for weekly shownotes sent to your inbox.

The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)
Day 278: Power in Weakness

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

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 20:53


Fr. Mike walks us through the signing of the covenant in Nehemiah 10 and relates Israel's collective decision to belong to God to our personal encounters with God that inspire us to follow him simply because he has called us. He also offers insight on how God used the physical weakness of Esther to move the king's heart to gentleness. Today's readings are Nehemiah 10, Esther 15, 6-7, and Proverbs 21:13-16. 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.

The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)
Day 277: Such a Time as This

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

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 27:31


Today's readings reminds us that all good things come from God, and he calls us to specific places and times for a reason. In the book of Esther, Fr. Mike points out that Esther was perfectly positioned to fulfill God's will. We too, can examine our lives and realize that there are places God has brought us, "for such a time as this". The readings are Nehemiah 9, Esther 4 and 14, and Proverbs 21:9-12. 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.

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

As Fr. Mike reads from Nehemiah today, we hear about how the hearts of the people of Israel were moved as Ezra reads the book of the law of Moses to them. In our reading of Esther, we have the beginning of the crisis that will unfold throughout the book as Haman, backed by the king, seeks to destroy the Jews. Today's readings are Nehemiah 8, Esther 3 and 13, and Proverbs 21:5-8. 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.

The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)
Day 275: Esther Becomes Queen

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

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021 26:30


Fr. Mike continues reading from the book of Nehemiah and highlights the many attempts to prevent Nehemiah from doing the great work of God. We also read about the events that lead to Esther being chosen as queen and the goodness she will bring even in the midst of a broken system. Today's readings are Nehemiah 6-7, Esther 1-2, and Proverbs 21:1-4. 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.

The Jeff Cavins Show (Your Catholic Bible Study Podcast)
What if Jesus Told Stories About You?

The Jeff Cavins Show (Your Catholic Bible Study Podcast)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 29:54


Did you know that Jesus is constantly sharing stories about you through his parables? Today, Jeff walks us through various parables and challenges us find ourselves in those stories and reflect how Jesus is calling us to grow in our relationship with him. Snippet from the Show Who are you in the parables? The prodigal son or daughter, the unforgiving servant, or the good samaritan? The parables are not random stories, they are stories about us. Email us with comments or questions at thejeffcavinsshow@ascensionpress.com. Text “jeffcavins” to 33-777 to subscribe and get Jeff's shownotes delivered straight to your email! Or visit ascensionpress.com/thejeffcavinsshow for full shownotes!

The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)
Day 274: Perseverance in Opposition

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

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 21:17


Fr. Mike continues to describe Nehemiah's process of rebuilding the wall of Jerusalem and encountering a variety of challenges in his calling. He explains that in doing God's work, we will often face internal or external opposition which we must meet with prayer and perseverance, trusting God entirely. Today's readings are Nehemiah 4-5, Esther 11-12, and Proverbs 20:27-30. 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.

Ask Father Josh (Your Catholic Question and Answer Podcast)
Retreat Highs, Fear of Marriage, and Facing An Unplanned Pregnancy

Ask Father Josh (Your Catholic Question and Answer Podcast)

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 21:52


Fr. Josh answers questions about how to hold on to the graces we receive on retreats once they are over, why young people today shouldn't be afraid of marriage, and how to find courage during an unplanned pregnancy. Snippet From the Show "If you want to encounter a tangible expression of the love of God, then go find a holy married couple, and if you can't find any, then become one." Text “askfrjosh” to 33-777 to subscribe to Fr. Josh's shownotes or go to www.AscensionPress.com/askfatherjosh Submit your questions and feedback to Fr.Josh by filling out a form at www.ascensionpress.com/askfatherjosh

The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)
Day 273: The Lord's Work

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

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 23:17


Fr. Mike continues discussing the call of Nehemiah and how we should approach the work the Lord calls us to do. He explains why all work is divine participation in God's Kingdom on earth and encourages us to remember our service to God and to others, keeping our focus on serving and loving in the realm of our influence. Today's readings are Nehemiah 3, Zechariah 14, and Proverbs 20:23-26. 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.

Every Knee Shall Bow (Your Catholic Evangelization Podcast)
The Training Mindset of Discipleship

Every Knee Shall Bow (Your Catholic Evangelization Podcast)

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 41:44


True discipleship is not just about believing in Christ, it's about following Christ in a concrete way. Dave "The Coach" VanVickle and I walk you through the four phases of training every disciple of Christ must go through in order to consistently be a witness of Christ. Snippet from the Show The Cross is at the heart of the Christian life, suffering is the rule not the exception of a true disciple of Christ. We want to hear from you! Email us at eksb@ascensionpress.com with your questions/comments Don't forget to text “EKSB” to 33-777 to get the shownotes right to your inbox! You can also find the full shownotes at www.ascensionpress.com/EveryKneeShallBow

The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)
Day 272: The Call of Nehemiah

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

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 27:21


Fr. Mike introduces the book of Nehemiah and takes us through Nehemiah's exemplary response to the call of God as he does what God asks simply because he asks. He also encourages us to pray for our enemies and explains the need to refrain from vengeance in our interactions with others, especially when we are provoked by their actions. Today's readings are Nehemiah 1-2, Zechariah 12-13, and Proverbs 20:20-22. 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.

The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)
Day 271: Israel's Foreign Wives

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

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 29:05


Fr. Mike discusses God's instruction to the people of Israel not to marry women from foreign lands. He explains why God would provide this instruction and how Ezra reacted when he discovered that many prominent Israelites had not obeyed it. He also identifies the prophecies of Palm Sunday and the thirty pieces of silver found in Zechariah. Today's readings are Ezra 9-10, Zechariah 9-11, and Proverbs 20:16-19. 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.

The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)
Day 270: God's Favor with Ezra

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

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 26:47


Fr. Mike explains how God's favor was with Ezra because he set his heart to study God's laws, to obey his laws, and to teach his laws to others. We also learn about hypocritical fasting, and how our sacrifices should remind us that everything ultimately belongs to God at all times. Today's readings are Ezra 7-8, Zechariah 7-8, and Proverbs 20:12-15. 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.

The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)
Day 269: The Day of Small Things

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

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2021 22:55


Fr. Mike encourages us not to be discouraged about the small things happening in our lives, because just as we see through Zechariah's visions, God takes small things and turns them into great triumphs. He also touches on the dedication of Israel to rebuild the temple, and the connection between the crowing of Joshua and the crowning of Christ the King. Today's readings are Ezra 5-6, Zechariah 4-6, and Proverbs 20:8-11. 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.

The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)
Day 268: Rebuilding the Temple

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

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2021 28:36


Fr. Mike continues to take us through the rebuilding of the temple in Jerusalem, and the importance of moving on from the past to see what God is doing in our lives right now. He also gives some context on the Samaritans and what was happening across Jerusalem, post return. Today's readings are Ezra 3-4, Zechariah 1-3, and Proverbs 20:4-7. 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.

The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)
Day 267: Indifference and Apathy

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

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 22:12


Fr. Mike introduces us to the books of Ezra and Haggai, explaining the Israelites' return to the promised land. He also warns us against apathy and indifference in our relationship with God, as we see Israel display towards the temple. Today's readings are Ezra 1-2, Haggai 1-2, and Proverbs 20:1-3. 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.

The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)
Introduction to the Return (with Jeff Cavins)

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

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 29:52


Welcome to the Return period! Jeff Cavins joins Fr. Mike to introduce the ninth biblical period, which covers the Israelites' return to Jerusalem, the rise of the Pharisees, and the establishment of common household practices. They explain the pattern of exiles and returns throughout the Bible, starting with Exodus and leading all the way to Jesus' ministry. 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.

The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)
BONUS: If You Feel Like Giving Up (with Jeff Cavins)

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

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 15:18


As we continue through this year-long journey Fr. Mike and Jeff Cavins offer some words of encouragement for those who might be struggling. No matter if you're listening consistently or if you're "behind", the Lord will meet you where you're at in scripture. 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.

The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)
Day 266: Son of the Father

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

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 23:09


As we finish the Gospel of Matthew, Fr. Mike takes us through Christ's passion, explaining the meaning of "Barabbas", the importance of saints, and temptation towards false truth. He also explains the context of the gospels, and how we fit into them in the new and eternal covenant. Today's readings are Matthew 27-28 and Proverbs 19:25-29. 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.

The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)
Day 265: Sins of Omission

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

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 26:24


Fr. Mike explains sins of omission, and how these are some of the biggest deciding factors of who goes to heaven and who goes to hell: whether or not we did good works God called us to. He also reminds us that not all of the New Testament parables are universally relevant, recalling the parable of the talents and the parable of the wise and foolish maidens. Today's readings are Matthew 25-26 and Proverbs 19:21-24. 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.

The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)
Day 264: Preaching Without Practice

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

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 26:26


Fr. Mike continues to explain the parables Christ recites in Jerusalem, specifically focusing on the dangers of preaching God's Word without practicing it in our lives. Jesus goes on to speak against the Scribes and Pharisees, reminding us that he's not only the Prince of Peace, but the Way and the Truth. Today's readings are Matthew 22-24 and Proverbs 19:17-20. 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.

The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)
Day 263: The Father's Generosity

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

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 27:59


Fr. Mike takes us through various parables in Matthew such the parable of the lost sheep, the merciful servant, and the laborers in the vineyard. He invites us not to be envious when others are blessed, but to allow the Father to be generous. Todays readings are Matthew 18-21, and Proverbs 19:13-16. 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.

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

As we read about the many miracles Jesus performs in today's readings from Matthew, Fr. Mike asserts the objective reality of those miracles and reinforces that Jesus is truly the Son of God who has power over matter. We learn that in Jesus, we too can do things that we could never do on our own. Today's readings are Matthew 14-17, and Proverbs 19:9-12. 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.

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

Fr. Mike explains the many parables we hear today in Matthew, including the return of the unclean spirit, and the danger of ornate souls. He emphasizes that when God sweeps the sin out of our souls, we must replace it with virtue, otherwise our souls remain empty without a relationship with God. Today's readings are Matthew 11-13 and Proverbs 19:5-8. 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.

The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)
Day 260: Carrying the Cross

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

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 24:50


Fr. Mike reinforces Jesus' divinity as we read about how Jesus heals people physically, mentally, and spiritually and frees them from the enemy's kingdom of darkness. Fr. Mike also encourages us to not be afraid when we experience persecution and division for the sake of Christ, but to rather courageously carry the Cross. ersecutions. Today's readings are Matthew 8-10, and Proverbs 19:1-4. 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.