Heartbreak to Hope: Good News from Mark
Gospel of Mark Bible Study
Book #1 in the “Adventure with Jesus” series
11 Lessons with Podcasts and Discussion Guide
Have you known the heartache of rejection, the pain of loneliness, or a sense of uncertainty?
God looked upon your life with compassion and provided a solution-His Son Jesus Christ. Jesus understands every single one of your heartaches because those were part of His life as well. Through Heartbreak to Hope, you will learn from the gospel of Mark about Jesus’s life on earth, how He related to people and why knowing Him brings hope to your life.
Here is the promise to you: Every heartbreak, pain and uncertainty can be overcome by Christ’s hope, healing and love.
Get “Heartbreak to Hope” here.
Download to print (free):
Listen to podcasts.
What others are saying about this study:
I had the opportunity to study your book Heartbreak to Hope. I had fallen away from studying the Bible the past few years. As I started to read your study and listen to your podcast, the Bible came alive to me. Your insight and wisdom on how to present the scripture was very eye-opening. (Barbara)
A group of us gals from church have been doing Mark. Great in-depth look at the end of Christ’s earthly life. Even though we are all old (younger at heart than years), we are all learning. I can’t thank you enough for the free preview. So many other books are a bit pricey for our budgets. (Dorie)
During this Covid time we had no woman’s bible study, so I looked for a study on line. I came across yours and did the book of Mark. It was very well done. I enjoyed it very much. It met the needs of my heart at that time and brought me through a difficult time. God picked me out of the deep place of pain and hurt from others and put me on firm ground and told me who I am to Him and than confirmed it by others around me. Thank you for your time and spiritual insight of God’s word. (Diane)
You are not alone. This world is full of heartache and pain. Human distress is everywhere around us in the way of chronic illness, persecution, poverty, unrealized dreams, and job struggles. Women and men are in bondage to guilt, fear, destructive behavior, and fatigue due to the burden of responsibilities. Broken relationships leave people with a sense of rejection, worthlessness and extreme loneliness. Add to those any feelings of uncertainty often revealed by the questions we ask about life.
Sadly, if you have been taught that God doesn’t care or is punishing you for something you’ve done wrong, you aren’t likely to trust Him for help. This may leave you feeling empty, confused, and without meaning and purpose. The Bible describes that as being “without hope and without God in the world” (Ephesians 2:12). But God looked upon your life with compassion and provided a solution—His Son Jesus Christ. He is God in the flesh, the God of hope and love, and He understands every single one of your heartaches.
Jesus experienced human life for more than 30 years. He gets your physical pain, rejection, strained relationships, abuse, grief, and impatience because those were part of His life as well. Jesus interacted with men and women everywhere He went. And, there were so many who had heartaches and pain, filled with uncertainty about their future. Jesus looked upon the crowds of people with compassion. He not only felt their need but also wanted to do something about it. Jesus Christ’s plan to meet that need for every person was then, and is now, Himself. When you go to Him in prayer, you can trust that He understands, that He knows how you are feeling and what your needs are at that moment.
Christianity is Christ! It’s not a lifestyle or rules of conduct. It’s not a society whose members were initiated by the sprinkling or covering of water. We are called first and foremost to a relationship with a Person—Jesus Christ. But, we have not physically beheld the risen Christ as the apostles did. We must see Him through eyes of faith and allow the gospels to leap off the page revealing our Lord. When you study the gospel of Mark, you will learn about Jesus’ life on earth, how He related to people, and why knowing Him brings hope to your life. Let your heartbreak, pain and uncertainty be overcome by Christ’s hope, healing and love.
Image credit: wreath sourced from clipartmax.com (clipart703980.png)