Dr. John Oakes is delivered a number of lessons on a missionary teaching trip in South Asia Jan 5-22, 2017.  Attached are power points, notes and audio for these lessons.   From Shadow to Reality India Audio    Existence of God Audio    Reliability of the Bible Audio   Marriage Divorce and Remarriage Audio   Marriage and Divorce Notes   Acts […]

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John Oakes is preaching a sermon today as part of a series on “Passing the Torch”. The theme is God sending the Messiah to save mankind. Notes are here.  The PPT and audio will be posted later.    Solomon Passing the Torch Notes    Solomon Building God’s Temple Audio    Solomon Bible Talk      Solomon Building the […]

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Dr. John Oakes is teaching a class on six consecutive Saturdays beginning 2/27/16 from 9:00-10:40 at 4324 Clairemont Mesa Dr. San Diego, CA  92117.  The class will be an exposition of the books of Ezekiel and Jeremiah.   For those who cannot come, we will be posting the outline, power point and audio.  To register, […]

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John and Jan Oakes taught classes for a singles conference in Tijuana focusing in on the claims of Jesus.  Notes and Power Point in English and Spanish and audio in Spanish.   I AM The Way Notes  I AM the Way PPT   Yo Soy El Camino PPT     Yo Soy El Camino Audio   I AM The Truth Notes    […]

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The Apologetics Research Society, along with the South Florida Church of Christ put on a Christian Evidence weekend in Miami/Dade and Broward County, including at Florida International University Sept. 18-20, 2015.  The audio and some of the power points and outlines are attached.   God is Good: The Problems of Pain, Suffering and Evil PPT    Problem […]

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Dr. John Oakes is teaching a class on the evidence which supports belief in the biblical Jesus at the Mission Center of Hope in San Diego Saturdays 9:00-10:30.  Your are invited to attend, but the power point, outline and audios will be posted here.   Evidence for Jesus Notes        Evidence for Jesus PPT  […]

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Dr. John Oakes taught three classes in Asuncion, Paraguay and La Paz, Bolivia which were translated into Spanish.  The three are From Shadow to Reality (De la Sombra a la Realidad), Living by Faith (Viviendo por la Fe), and God and Science (Dios y la Ciencia).   Also included are power points for two of […]

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This power point is for a class given by Dr. John Oakes at the 2012 ICEC at UCLA October 20, 2012.  The focus is on the radical claims of Jesus and why, based on the evidence from filfilled prophecy and the miracles of Jesus, a reasonable person will conclude that Jesus’ claims about himself are believable.  […]

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Dr. John Oakes, Robert Carrillo Pedro Figueroa and Mark Wilkinson taught an 8-week 16-hour introduction to the Old Testament on consecutive Saturdays Feb 25-April 14 at the Mission Center of Hope in San Diego, CA.  To view the notes, the power point:    Old Testament Survey Notes   Introduction OT PPT   Amos, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel    Recordings are available in the EFC […]

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In view of the season, I though I would post this recent question about the Jewish Messiah as an article for your encouragement.   J. O. Question: I’m very confused regarding a Jewish objection to Jesus as the Messiah which goes like this: "The Bible says that the Messiah would be of the tribe of Judah […]

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Reasons For Belief:  A class taught by John Oakes, PhD at Harvard University 10/16/2009.  The subject is reasons to believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God. See EFC store for the recording   Reasons For Belief Harvard 2.76 Mb   The Bible: From God or Man? Delos B. McKown:             "Christianity is scientifically unsupported and […]

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Note:  This excellent article on the date of writing of Daniel was not written by an ARS author.  It is taken from the web site www.Christian-ThinkTank.com   Good question….Was Daniel written AFTER the events he foretold? [Draft May 16, 1998; 3rd revision draft Dec/2000……………..Intro/Menu]    Section One: The Dead Sea Scrolls Manuscript Data ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….   […]

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