The Word of the Lord

Mass will never be the same again!

In the Word of the Lord video series, you can sit in on a weekly conversation between John Bergsma and Scott Hahn as they engage the Sunday Mass readings to provide context and deeper meaning.

But they go deeper than a scholarly discussion—they also ask how the readings apply to our own lives and the times we live in now. With these personal reflections, you’ll get to know Dr. Hahn and Dr. Bergsma, you’ll get to know the Scriptures, and you’ll go deeper each week into your own relationship with the Lord.

A powerful, yet simple, weekly Bible study!

With your All-Access Membership, you receive:

  • Weekly access to The Word of the Lord, a 30-minute video that explores the upcoming Sunday Mass readings presented by Scott Hahn and John Bergsma.
  • A downloadable study guide (PDF) with a section for notetaking, practical application, and a memory verse.
  • Free streaming access to powerful audio content from Scott Hahn and other St. Paul Center staff and friends.

Sample Episode


What All-Access Members are Saying

Five Stars

“This is so worth it! I use it every week for praying and homily/sermon preparation. This is an investment in your spiritual life. Invest a little and receive so much more!”

Fr. Bruce-John Hamilton

4.5 Stars

“Please keep up the great work and keep the Word of the Lord going! God bless you!”

Current St. Paul Center supporter

4.5 Stars

“My wife and I watch it together on Friday before Sunday Mass. We incorporate it into our weekly Lectio Divina group meetings on Mondays.”

Current St. Paul Center supporter

Five Stars

“I wait to get the email that the next Sunday’s readings are available. My husband and I listen separately, then discuss together.”

Current St. Paul Center supporter

Five Stars

“As soon as I get the email that the new episode is available, I watch the video. Then I read the Bergsma book and review the Study Guide for the week. Finally, I watch the video a second time and I write the memory verse on a whiteboard.”

Current St. Paul Center supporter

4.5 Stars

“It gives us a much more deeper insight in breaking open the word to help deepen our faith.”


Five Stars

“Absolutely wonderful. I thought the talks would be too difficult to follow, but I am finding them such a help.”


4.5 Stars

“Thank you so much! Breaking open the Word as you do helps our Scripture sharing Group."


The Books that Inspired a Weekly Video Series!

In John Bergsma’s Word of the Lord books, he gives insightful, practical reflections for each Sunday's Mass readings.

Word of the Lord Books

Meet the Presenters

Scott Hahn

Dr. Scott Hahn

Scott Hahn is the Founder and President of the St. Paul Center. He is also the Fr. Michael Scanlan Professor of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization at Franciscan University of Steubenville where he has taught since 1990.

Over the last three decades he has delivered thousands of talks and lectures, nationally and internationally, and he is the author and editor of over forty popular and academic books on topics related to scripture, theology, and the Catholic faith.


Dr. John Bergsma

John Bergsma is the Vice President of Biblical Theology and Mission Effectiveness at the St. Paul Center. He is also a distinguished Professor of Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville and a renowned expert in the Old Testament and the Dead Sea Scrolls.

A former Protestant pastor, Dr. Bergsma entered the Catholic Church in 2001 while getting his Ph.D. in Bible from the University of Notre Dame. A close collaborator of Dr. Scott Hahn, Bergsma speaks regularly on Catholic radio and at conferences and parishes nationally and internationally.

“Our task is nothing less than the re-evangelization and re-inculturation of a society that is post-Christian and anti-Catholic. For  that, nothing less than the inspired wisdom of God will suffice.”

Scott Hahn

Scripture Matters