Other Studies

Topical Studies

How to Understand the Bible Some guidelines and principles to use in interpreting the Bible.
Chronology of the New Testament A brief chronology of NT events and dates of the NT books. Good for personal study or as a classroom handout.
Scholarship of the King James version A study of the translating done for the KJV with a special look at some of its features and why it isn’t a popular version today.
The Greek Text of the New Testament A quick review of the various families of Greek texts used for making modern translations today.
What About Miracles Today? The late Pat Gibbons makes a report on alleged present-day miracles.
Dispensationalism A series of five lessons, with handouts, in PDF format by Daniel Ridinger.

Studies by Charles E. Couch

Charles E. Crouch was born in Wellington, Texas, and grew up near Portland, Tennessee. He received his B.A. Degree from David Lipscomb College and M.A. Degree from George Peabody College for Teachers. He has preached regularly for churches of Christ in Baltimore, Maryland; Nashville, Camden, Chattanooga, Oak Ridge and Greeneville, Tennessee; Cleveland and Williamsburg Ohio; and Hayden, Kentucky. Many of his articles have appeared in the Gospel Advocate each year since 1958. Charles has preached in gospel meetings in thirteen states, has spoken during numerous Christian college lectureships, and has several years of experience in radio work. He is the author of Principles of New Testament Christianity, 1984, Quality Publications, P.O. Box 1060, Abilene, Texas, 79604.

The lesson plans below are presented by permission in 1996.

Studies in Mark

  1. The Beginning of the Gospel of The Son of God (Mark 1:1-15)
  2. Fishers of Men (Mark 1:16-20)
  3. Jesus Heals A Paralytic (Mark 2:1-12)
  4. Jesus Eats With Sinners and Answers Critics (Mark 2:13-27)
  5. The Healing of A Withered Hand (Mark 3:1-6)
  6. The Twelve Chosen and Appointed (Mark 3:7-19)
  7. Jesus Misunderstood and Blasphemously Accused (Mark 3:19-35)
  8. The Parable of the Sower (Mark 4:1-20)
  9. Seed Cast Upon the Earth (Mark 4:26-29)
  10. The Stilling of the Tempest (Mark 4:36-41)
  11. Healing of the Fierce Demoniac (Mark 5:1-20)
  12. Healing of the Invalid Woman (Mark 5:25-34)
  13. The Raising of Jairus Daughter (Mark 5:21-43)
  14. Jesus Instructs and Sends Out the Twelve (Mark 6:1-29)
  15. Feeding the Five Thousand (Mark 6:30-44)
  16. Walking On the Sea (Mark 6:45-52)
  17. Divine Authority In Religion Defended (Mark 7:1-13)
  18. The Christian and the Thoughts of His Heart (Mark 7:14-23)
  19. Healing the Syrophoenician Woman’s Daughter (Mark 7:24-30)
  20. Jesus Heals A Deaf, Stammering Man (Mark 7:31-37)
  21. The Message of A Wonderful Miracle: Ephphatha (Mark 7:31-37)
  22. Warning Against the Leaven of the Pharisees (Mark 8:11-21)
  23. Peter’s Confession & the Lord’s Promise (Mark 8:27—30)
  24. The Meaning, Cost and Obligations of Discipleship (Mark 8:31—38)
  25. The Transfiguration of Jesus (Mark 9:1—13)
  26. Healing of the Demoniac Boy (Mark 9:14—29)
  27. Unworthy Ambition Rebuked (Mark 9:33—50)
  28. The Sanctity of the Home (Mark 10:1—12)
  29. Jesus and the Rich Young Ruler (Mark 10:17—31)
  30. Jesus Teaches True Greatness (Mark 10:35—45)
  31. The Healing of Blind Bartimaeus (Mark 10:46—52)
  32. The Triumphal Entry Into Jerusalem (Mark 11:1—18)
  33. The Barren Fig Tree Cursed and the Temple Cleansed (Mark 11:12—25)
  34. The Parable of the Wicked Husbandmen (Mark 12:1—12)
  35. Christian Citizenship (Mark 12:13—17, 28—34)
  36. Life After Death: Jesus and the Sadducees (Mark 12:18—27)
  37. Jesus Asks A Question and Commends The Generous Widow (Mark 12:35-44)
  38. Destruction of the Temple Foretold (Mark 13:1—23)
  39. The Second Coming of Christ (Mark Mark 13:24—37)
  40. Jesus Anointed In Bethany: A Story That Will Live Forever (Mark 14:1—11)
  41. The Lord’s Supper Instituted (Mark 14:12—26)
  42. The Agony of Jesus In Gethsemane (Mark 14:32—50)
  43. Jesus Tried By Jewish Authorities, and Peter’s Denials (Mark 14:53—72)
  44. The Trial of Jesus By Roman Authorities (Mark 15:1—20)
  45. Jesus Crucified (Mark 15:20—41)
  46. The Resurrection of Jesus (Mark 16:1—13)
  47. Jesus Appears To the Eleven and Gives His Great Commission (Mark 16:12—20)

Studies on the Sermon on the Mount

  1. The Poor in Spirit (Matthew 5:3)
  2. They That Mourn (Matthew 5:4)
  3. The Meek (Matthew 5:5)
  4. A Christian Appetite (Matthew 5:6)
  5. The Merciful (Matthew 5:7)
  6. The Pure in Heart (Matthew 5:8)
  7. The Peacemakers (Matthew 5:9)
  8. The Persecuted (Matthew 5:10-12)
  9. The Salt of the Earth (Matthew 5:13)
  10. The Light of the World (Matthew 5:14-16)
  11. Jesus and the Old Testament (Matthew 5:17-20)
  12. The Law Against Murder (Matthew 5:21-26)
  13. The Law Concerning Adultery and Divorce (Matthew 5:27-32)
  14. The Law of Oaths (Matthew 5:33-37)
  15. Two Mile Religion, or The Law Against Retaliation (Matthew 5:38-42)
  16. The Law of Love (Matthew 5:43-48)
  17. Theatrical Righteousness (Matthew 6:1-8,16-18)
  18. The Disciples’ Prayer (Matthew 6:9-15)
  19. Wise Investing–The Christian and Wealth (Matthew 6:19-24)
  20. Anxious Care vs. Trust In Divine Providence (Matthew 6:25-34)
  21. “Judge Not, That Ye Be Not Judged” (Matthew 7:1-5)
  22. “Ask…. Seek…. Knock” (Matthew 7:7-12)
  23. The Golden Rule (Matthew 7:12 )
  24. The Way of Life (Matthew 7:13,14)
  25. The Christian Attitude Toward Error (Matthew 7:15-20)
  26. The Will of God (Matthew 7:21-23)
  27. The Wise and Foolish Builders (Matthew 7:24-27)