Dr. John Oakes taught a six-part class on the Book of Romans in Bakersfield In May and June. Notes, PPT and audio are below.  Romans Notes  Romans PPT   Romans Audio I Romans Audio II    Romans Audio III    Romans Audio IV   Romans Audio V   Romans Audio VI    Romans Audio VII   Romans Audio […]

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Dr. John Oakes gave sermons on Mother’s day and Easter.  The first is Mary: A Mother’s Heart.   Mary A Mothers Heart Notes   Mary A Mother’s Heart PPT   Mary A Mother’s Heart Audio    The second sermon is on why we can believe that Jesus was bodily resurrected from the dead, on the power of the […]

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Many who use this site are familiar with a Bible study on the Coming of the Kingdom of God. This study was problematic both doctrinally and theologically for a few reasons, but many really liked using it (including myself).  I was asked to produce an updated version of the study, minus its theological errors. Here […]

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Dr. John Oakes is teaching a class on the Kingdom of God at a singles conference in San Diego this weekend.  Notes and power point are included, as well as expanded notes.   Kingdom of God Catalyst Notes   Kingdom of God PPT  Kingdom of God Extended Notes                   KOG Catalyst […]

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Dr. John Oakes is giving a two-week series of lessons on the kingdom of God in Bakersfield.  Notes and power point are here. Audio will be posted.   Kingdom of God Notes    Kingdom of God ppt     Kingdom of God I Audio    Kingdom of God II Audio

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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    Daniel III Audio     Daniel PartIV     Daniel Part V    Daniel […]

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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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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 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 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. 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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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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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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Dr. John Oakes taught a lesson on being devoted to prayer for the Mission Region of the San Diego Church of Christ.  Notes, ppt and recording are included (unfortunately the first eight minutes were lost).  Devoted to Prayer Notes  Devoted to Prayer PPT  Devoted to Prayer Audio Here is the whole lesson, but with slightly less sound quality: Devoted […]

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Dr. John Oakes is traveling and teaching in Nigeria, Cameroon and Congo.  Relevant notes, power points and audio are included here.  HebrewsLivingbyFaithLagos         Freedom in Christ Lagos    Answering the Hard Questions Lagos  Hard Quest PPT   In Christ Lagos   Acts Church History Lagos   Acts and Church History PPTDeuteronomy 8 Sermon Port Harcourt   From Shadow […]

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