Teaching Notes are Bible studies we taught before GraceLife Ministries began publishing articles online in 1995. Some were presented as sermons, others as group studies.

Our hope is that these older studies will be a blessing to you in your life and ministry. Please use them in any way God leads you.

These teaching notes are from a series of studies about the Gospel of Mark.

[These notes are from a study prepared almost 45 years ago.]

Outline of the Gospel of Mark

I. The Servant of the Lord is introduced … 1:1-13

A. John the Baptist ministers the Word of the Lord … 1:1-8

B. Jesus the Christ is baptized … 1:9-11

C. Jesus is tempted (tested) by Satan … 1:12-13

II. The Servant of the Lord accomplishes His assigned work … 1:14 – 13:37

A. Jesus follows John the Baptist in preaching repentance … 1:14-15

B. Jesus chooses His first disciples … 1:16-20

C. Jesus teaches with great authority and exercises His power over demons … 1:21-28

D. Jesus heals the mother-in-law of Peter … 1:29-31

E. Jesus heals the sick and casts out demons throughout all Galilee … 1:32-39

F. Jesus heals the leper … 1:40-45

G. Jesus re-enters Capernaum and preaches His Gospel and heals the paralyzed man … 2:1-12

H. Jesus calls Matthew and answers the Pharisees and disciples of John the Baptist … 2:13-20

I. Jesus speaks the parable of the cloth and wineskins … 2:21-22

J. Jesus proclaims Himself Lord of the Sabbath … 2:23-28

K. Jesus healed on the Sabbath … 3:1-5

L. Jesus speaks to and heals people who are part of a great multitude … 3:6-12

M. Jesus chooses from the disciples and gives twelve of them great authority to preach and heal … 3:13-21

N. Jesus warns of the unpardonable sin … 3:22-30

O. Jesus demonstrates His spiritual relationship with the believer … 3:31-35

P. Jesus teaches in parables … 4:1-34

  •  He speaks the parable of the sower and the soil … 4:1-12
  • He explains the parable to His disciples … 4:13-20
  • He speaks the parable of the lamp … 4:21-25
  • He speaks the parable of spiritual growth … 4:26-29
  • He speaks the parable of the mustard seed … 4:30-34

Q. Jesus stills the wind and sea … 4:35-41

R. Jesus casts out demons at Gerasa … 5:1-20

S. Jesus heals the sick woman and raises the dead girl to life … 5:21-43

T. Jesus goes to Nazareth, preaches and is rejected … 6:1-6

U. Jesus sends the twelve disciples out to preach and heal … 6:7-13

V. John the Baptist is killed by order of King Herod … 6:14-29

W. Jesus welcomes the disciples back from their preaching and hears of the miracles wrought at their hands … 6:30-31

X. Jesus feeds the five thousand … 5:32-44

Y. Jesus walks on water … 5:45-52

Z. Jesus enters into Gennesaret and heals the sick … 5:53-56

AA. Jesus is questioned by the Pharisees and scribes and He rebukes their hypocrisy … 7:1-13

BB. Jesus diagnoses the heart of man … 7:14-23

CC. Jesus heals the Syrophenician girl and the deaf man … 7:24-37

DD. Jesus feeds the four thousand … 8:1-9

EE. Jesus explains the meaning of leaven … 8:10-21

FF. Jesus heals the blind man … 8:22-26

GG. Jesus hears the confession of Peter and rebukes Satan … 8:27-33

HH. Jesus explains the cost of discipleship … 8:34-38

II. Jesus is transfigured to His heavenly glory before Peter, James and John … 9:1-13

JJ. Jesus casts out a demon and teaches His disciple an important lesson … 9:14-29

KK. Jesus tells of His impending death and resurrection … 9:30-32

LL. Jesus teaches the disciples the importance of a servant’s heart … 9:33-37

MM. Jesus teaches against sectarianism … 9:38-41

NN. Jesus warns of the horror of hell …. 9:42-50

OO. Jesus answers questions about divorce … 10:1-12

PP. Jesus blesses the little children … 10:13-16

QQ. Jesus deals with the rich young ruler and illustrates the saving power of God … 10:17-27

RR. Jesus teaches the importance of faithful service … 10:28-31

SS. Jesus prophesies His passion and resurrection … 10:32-34

TT. Jesus rebukes James and John … 10:35-45

UU. Jesus gives sight to Bartimaeus … 10:46-52

VV. Jesus enters Jerusalem … 11:1-11

WW. Jesus curses the fig tree and drives the money changers from the temple … 11:12-19

XX. Jesus teaches on unbelieving prayer and a forgiving spirit … 11:20-26

YY. Jesus’ authority is challenged by the chief priests, scribes and elders … 11:27-33

ZZ. Jesus speaks the parable of the vineyard owner … 12:1-12

AAA. Jesus answers the questions of the Herodians, the Sadducees, and the Pharisees … 12:13-40

BBB. Jesus uses a widow’s mite to illustrate the godly way of giving … 12:41-44

CCC. Jesus answers the questions of the disciples on the end times … 13:1-37

III. The Servant of the Lord is obedient unto death … 14:1 – 15:47

A. Jesus’ life is plotted against by the chief priests and scribes … 14:1-2

B. Jesus is anointed by Mary of Bethany … 14:3-9

C. Jesus’ disciple, Judas, agrees to betray Him … 14:10-11

D. Jesus prepares for the Passover feast … 14:12-16

E. Jesus and the disciples observe Passover … 14:17-25

F. Jesus goes out to the Mount of Olives and foretells Peter’s denial of Him … 14:26-31

G. Jesus agonizes in the Garden of Gethsemane … 14:32-42

H. Jesus is arrested in the garden … 14:43-52

I. Jesus is taken before the high priest and the Sanhedrin … 14:53-65

J. Jesus is denied by Peter … 14:66-72

K. Jesus is delivered unto Pilate for trial and is crucified and buried … 15:1-47

IV. The Servant of the Lord is raised from the dead … 16:1-20

A. Jesus is raised and appears unto the disciples … 16:1-14

B. Jesus commissions the disciples and ascends into glory … 16:15-20

Next Time

We will look at the human authorship and historical and geographical information for the Gospel of Mark in the next part of our special series.

[Thank you for reading these teaching notes from almost 45 years ago. My prayer is they will be a blessing to you and your ministry.]