Dr. John Oakes is teaching a series of four classes on the Book of Daniel on Saturdays 9:00-10:45 beginning 2/16 at 3010 Amber Canyon Place, Bakersfield, CA 93313.  Notes, power point and audio will be posted.  Daniel PPT    DANIEL Notes   Daniel I Audio    Daniel II Audio

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John Oakes gave a sermon for Bakersfield Church of Christ 2/10/2019.  It is on the freedom we have in Christ, and how we ought to use our freedom to serve others.  Notes, ppt and audio are included.  Freedom in Christ PPT   Freedom in Christ notes   Freedom in Christ Audio

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[Editor’s note: When this question came in to the web site, I was absolutely shocked to find that I had never posted an answer to this most basic of questions. So, I am publishing this as an article as well.] Question: While sharing my faith with a person of another religion, he was questioning me […]

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Dr. John Oakes is on a missionary teaching trip to Nigeria, Togo, Republic of Congo and Zambia.  Notes, PPTs and audio will be posted.        Revelation-PPT   Revelation notes   Revelation Abuja audio 1  Revelation Abuja audio 2   Revelation Abuja audio 3    Revelation Abuja audio 4   Daniel PPT   Daniel notes    Daniel Abuja audio  Hebrews Living […]

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Editor’s note: This article was shared with me recently by a believer who uses the web site.  The author, a rabbi, proposes that a contributing factor to the fall of Babylon to Persia was that Nabonidus (the father of Belshazzar and king of Babylon, see Daniel 5) cooperated with Cyrus in order to obtain the […]

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Dr. John Oakes is teaching in Amman, Jordan, Beirut, Lebanon and Cairo, Egypt.  We will be posting outlines, ppts and audio of lessons in English, translated into Arabic.     Hard Questions Arabic PPT    Hard Questions Audio   Freedom in Christ Arabic Audio   Existence of God PPT    Existence of God Arabic audio    From God or Man […]

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Dr. John Oakes gave a sermon on Hebrews 11 for the Southpoint Region of the Church of Christ on 10/7/18.  Notes, PPT and audio are attached.  Hebrews 11 Notes    Hebrews 11 PPT    Heb 11 Living by Faith Audio A similar lesson for a devotional at the Orange County Church of Christ 10/9/18   Heb 5 […]

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Dr. John Oakes gave his first sermon as the minister for the Bakersfield Church of Christ. The sermon came from Malachi and is titled Malachi: Faith in God vs Faithful to God.  Audio, ppt and notes are included.   Malachi” Faith or Faithful? audio    Malachi Sermon PPT   Malachi sermon notes

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Dr. John Oakes, along with Josh Plum, Austin Farrel, Pedro Figueroa and Ricky Fagan are teaching a class on the Book of Acts for the San Diego Teaching Ministry.  Notes, Power Point and audio are attached.  The class will be every Saturday 9:00-10:45 at Church SD 4579 Mission Gorge Pl. San Diego 92120.   Acts Class […]

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Dr. John Oakes is teaching a class on the Book of Hebrews Friday and Saturday, 9/14-9/15, along with Robert Carrillo, Gregg Marutzky and Grady King for the Los Angeles School of Ministry and Missions.  The updated notes and power point are attached for the use of the students (and anyone else interested.    Hebrews Notes LASMM  […]

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Editor’s note: Jonathan Lichtenwalter is a student in our ARS Apologetics Certificate Program. This paper was submitted as part of the program.  Enjoy Into the Nations: A Study of Foreshadows in the Book of Joshua Joshua is a book filled with campaigns and conquest, war and slaughter, judgement and wrath.  The reader may be asking, […]

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I will be posting many lessons from my current teaching trip.  All will be in English, but with translation into Russian, Japanese, or Mongolian.  Freedom in Christ Russian     FreedominChrist Russian ppt     Hebrews Russian 1   Hebrews Russian 2   Hebrews Russian 3     Hebrews Russian PPT  Christian World View Russian   Christian World View Russian PPT   From […]

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Dr. John Oakes is starting a three week missionary teaching trip to Russia, Japan, Mongolia and Kyrgistan.  Right now I am in Kyrgyzstan at a conference for leaders in Central Asia.  I will be posting regularly while traveling. Vladivostok, Russia July 13-16 The first stop on my teaching trip this summer is Vladovostok, Russia.  Travel […]

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Dr. John Oakes is teaching several Bible classes July 7-9 in Mexicali.  The classes are on Malachi, James and a lesson on Acts 20–the farewell address by Paul.  Power points and audio are enclosed.    Clase Malaquías PPT   Clase Malachias Audio   Taller de Santiago PPT   Taller de Santiago 1 Audio   Taller de Santiago 2    Taller […]

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Dr. Jennifer Konzen just completed a class on Psychological issues and Christianity.  The power point and audio of the class is being made available.  The class outline is below.   Class One PPT History   Class Two PPT Diagnoses     Class Three PPT Depression and Anxiety    PPT class #4 Drugs and Sex    Class Five PPT Therapies   Christian Counselor Audio […]

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Dr. John Oakes is teaching a 15 hour Old Testament Survey class in San Diego.  The notes, audio and power point are here.     OT-Survey-Notes      OT-Survey-PPT   OT Survey Audio 1    OT Survey Audio 2    OT Survey 3    OTSurvey 4     OTSurvey 5    OT Survey 6     OT Survey 7    OTSurvey […]

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Thanks to the amazing contribution and help of Cory Wadstrom, Evidence for Christianity now has a podcast.   We will be finding different modes to make this podcast available, but in the meantime we invite you to check out our first of many podcasts to come at this link:     https://soundcloud.com/cory-wadstrom/podcast-ep-1-rough-draft?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=email

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Dr. John Oakes is teaching a two-part, six hour class for the Ministry Training Program at the San Diego Church of Christ.  The notes, power point and audio are attached (first part of the audio only for now).    Hermeneutics notes    Hermeneutics PPT    Hermeneutics SD 1     Hermeneutics SD 2      Hermeneutics SD 3   Hermeneutics […]

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Dr. John Oakes is teaching for the Salt Lake Christian Church at the University of Utah.  God and Science SLC   Science and God PPT   From Shadow to Reality SLC1    From Shadow to Reality SLC 2   From Shadow to Reality SLC 3  From Shadow to Reality SLC 4   From Shadow to Reality PPT   Living by […]

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I was recently asked to write a short article on prayer for the web site disciplestoday  Hopefully, it will be of help to some of our readers. Teach Us to Pray What is Prayer and Why Do We Pray? Let us start with two questions: What is prayer to you? Why do you pray? Either […]

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Editor’s note:  This paper is by one of the students in our ARS Apologetics Certificate Program, Drew Tacher.  The paper is good enough we have decided to post it.  If you are interested in enrolling in our Apologetics Certificate Program, contact us at joakes01@san.rr.com Drew Tacher Why Christians Should Believe in the Theory of Evolution […]

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Dr. John Oakes is teaching in the Philippines, first in Cebu.  In Manila he is teaching a fifteen hour Christian Apologetics class for APLA, the Asia Pacific Leadership Academy. These are the audios and power points.    Malachi Faith or Faithful Audio  Malachi Sermon PPT    Acts 20 Lesson    Acts Ch 20 PPT    Freedom […]

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John Oakes is traveling for two weeks, first to Dallas, then to Korea and the Philippines. I am now in Manila, Philippines, to teach for their leadership academy. Jan 7-9 Dallas Texas This is my first time being part of what is known as the Texas Roundup.  This is an annual gathering of Christian leaders […]

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