Mark Hart describes how The Word 2021 online Bible summit offers practical help for busy moms who want to meet the Lord in Scripture.
Feeling the need to meet the Lord in Scripture more often this year? Author and speaker Mark Hart shares a practical way for busy moms to do just that via his upcoming virtual Bible conference. The Word 2021 features Bible experts from around the world including our own Danielle Bean, unpacking Scripture in short on demand videos for every day application.
Why a Bible Summit, and why now?
As we began looking at it and praying about it, it just felt like the right time. While things slowly open the curtain of covid still looms. Winter has set in, with cold and sleet isolating many of us even more. People are in need of inspiration and hope and joy more than ever before. Additionally, we are on the verge of Lent ... what better time to give tens of thousands the practical tools they need not only to dive into God's Word, but to make it a part of their everyday life in the everyday.
As mothers and wives, we have *a lot* going on. What benefit would signing up for this summit bring?
Covid has brought us all together ... in all new ways. Most of the mothers and wives I'm talking to and in community with aren't looking for "more" time with their families (they're getting plenty during lockdown )- even though they love them - but, "different" ways to engage their families or different opportunities to be "filled", personally. The mother is the heart of the home. They need to be filled, first, in order to be good for everyone else. I'd invite all women - Moms, especially - to come to the water and drink at this Summit and watch the grace you receive overflow onto all those you love most.
The role of Scripture in my own family life
I'd love to say that we sit, daily, and immerse ourselves in God's sacred Word. It would be a lie. What Scripture has offered our family, though, is taking Jesus from a concept to a person, from a "historical character" to a true, daily, walking companion and Savior. The more our own kids hear how Jesus responded to situations and people, the more easily they can see themselves (and my wife and I can help them see themselves) in the characters.
How does one find God in Scripture?
Eden began with a game of hide and seek. The thing is, however, that God wasn't the one hiding ... we were. God is present on every page of Scripture, some overtly and some covertly. When God feels distant - we need to remember that He didn't move away from us, we moved away from Him. James 4:8 reminds us, "If you draw near to God, he will draw near to you." We are the ones Jesus charges with "asking, seeking and knocking" (Matthew 7:7). We have to take initiative. We need to make the time. We need to seek mentors and guides to walk with us. The Word 2021 offers just that.
When is the Summit and how do I access it?
Two different passes are available for the Summit
The All Access Pass is $39.99 and gives you lifetime access to the 80+ on demand talks as well as access to a series of Bonus interviews with scripture experts.
If you’re looking for something you can sit down with your husband throughout Lent and watch and grow together, on your own time, then the All Access Pass is a tremendous value. You’ll have lifetime access to empowering talks from speakers and scholars like Dr. Scott Hahn, Jeff Cavins, Danielle Bean, Crystalina Evert, Fr. Mike Schmitz, Fr. Josh Johnson, Lisa Brenninkmeyer, Chris Stefanik, Jackie & Bobby Angel, and so many more!
Sign up today at CatholicBibleSummit.com.
A final word of encouragement for moms who are often starved for prayer time and personal time:
“And he said to them, ‘Come away by yourselves to a lonely place, and rest a while.’ For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat.” (Mark 6:31)
Copyright 2021 Mark Hart
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About the author: Mark Hart serves full time as Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President of Life Teen, a Catholic youth ministry movement currently being implemented in 1800 parishes in thirty countries worldwide. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Mark is a best-selling author of over a dozen books, a popular speaker and SiriusXM radio host. His wildly popular DVD study series, “The 99,” "Altaration," "Encounter," and "T3" are currently utilized in homes, youth groups and classrooms across the globe. Mark and his wife, Melanie, have three daughters (Hope, Trinity, and Faith) and one son, Josiah. They live in Phoenix, Arizona.
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