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.]

Outline of Mark Chapter 12

I. Jesus speaks the parable of the vineyard owner. (1-12)

A. The owner plants the vineyard and leases it and goes away. (1)

B. The owner sends a servant to receive fruit from the tenants. (2)

C. The owner’s servant is beaten. (3)

D. The owner sends another servant and he too is beaten. (4)

E. The owner sends other servants; some are killed and others are beaten. (5)

F. The owner then sends His son, but the tenants kill Him, too. (6-8)

G. The owner destroys the tenants and gives the vineyard to others. (9-12)

II. Jesus answers the Pharisees and Herodians. (13-17)

A. The Pharisees and Herodians try to trick Christ in words. (13-14)

B. Jesus knowing their hypocrisy, answers them from superior wisdom. (15-17)

III. Jesus answers the Sadducees. (18-27)

A. The Sadducees try to trick Christ with a loaded question. (18-23)

B. Christ rebukes their unbelief and gives truth on the resurrection. (24-27)

IV. Jesus answers the scribes. (28-34)

A. A scribe asks Christ about the Law. (28)

B. Jesus answers their question. (29-31)

C. The scribe comments on the answers. (32-33)

D. Jesus speaks about the closeness of the scribe to the Kingdom of God. (34)

V. Jesus quotes the psalmist concerning His deity and warns of the scribes’ doctrine. (35-40)

VI. Jesus comments on the heart motive behind giving. (41-44)

Next Time

We will look at a personal interpretation of Mark Chapter 12 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.]