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 45 years ago.]

Practical Usage of Mark Chapter 3

Preaching Application: The New Relationship

Text: Mark 3:31-35

“There came then his brethren and his mother, and, standing without, sent unto him, calling him. And the multitude sat about him, and they said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren without seek for thee. And he answered them, saying, Who is my mother, or my brethren? And he looked round about on them which sat about him, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother.”

I. The Old Relationship

A. Without life – Ephesians 2:1

B. Without hope – Ephesians 2:12a

C. Without God – Ephesians 2:12b

II. The New Relationship

A. Eternal life – John 3:16

B. Eternal hope – Colossians 1:5

C. Eternal fellowship with God – John 17:3; Mark 3:35

Next Time

We will look at an outline and personal interpretation of Mark 11 in the next part of our special series.

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