This is a class on Christian Freedom taught by Dr. John Oakes in Manchester, UK summer, 2014.  He recently published a book on this topic titled Golden Rule Membership.  He describes the proper use of Christian freedom and attempts to encourage us to use our gifts to serve the Church, as well as describing how...

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This is a public lecture given by Dr. John Oakes in London in which he analyzed the doctrines of free will and predestination.  He gives an historical treatment of these doctrines, followed by a study of predestination and perseverance in Hebrews.  He shows that predestination is biblical, but certainly not the form of predestination taught...

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This is an evangelistic public lecture given by Dr. John Oakes at San Diego State University in 2013.    It covers the classic arguments against the existence of God, as well as the classic arguments for the existence of God, including the moral argument, the teleological argument, the cosmological argument and more.  Existence of God...

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This is a class in which Dr. John Oakes in which he provides practical advice, based on scripture, on how we can help one another to grow in Christ.  He establishes definitions of the word disciple, discipleship, discipling and discipler (which he proposes should be the role of the leaders of the church in general)...

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This sermon was given by Dr. John Oakes April 17, 2015.  It focuses in on what is considered valuable in the Kingdom of God, as opposed to what is valued by the world.  Luke The Upside Down Kingdom of God Audio     Luke The Upside Down Kingdom of God PPT...

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This is part five of a five part series on the Book of Luke taught by Dr. John Oakes for the singles ministry in San Diego March and April, 2015.  This lesson focuses on the Journey to Jerusalem and especially on Jesus’ teaching about the poor and the rich. Luke SD Audio Part V    ...

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This is part four of a five part class on the Book of Luke taught by Dr. John Oakes in San Diego March and April, 2015.  It focuses in primarily on the  Sermon on the plain and on the upside down nature of the Kingdom of God.Luke Audio Part IV          ...

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This is part three of a four-part series on the Gospel of Luke by Dr. John Oakes March and April, 2015 in San Diego.  This class covers, roughly, Luke chapters 4-7.    Gospel of Luke Part 3...

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This is the last week of a six week class on the evidence that Jesus is who the Bible says that he is.  It focuses on the miracles of Jesus: principally on the resurrection of Jesus.  The class is taught by Dr. John Oakes.  The notes and power point are included here.Evidence for Jesus Audio...

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This is a sermon given by Dr. John Oakes in San Diego April, 2014.  It looks at the Offerings and Sacrifices in the Old Testament as foreshadows of the offerings we give to God and of the sacrifices of Jesus.   The class will help you to understand Leviticus in a whole new way.  ...

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This is a sermon preached by John Oakes in San Diego Fall, 2014.  It is a study of the Book of Malachi, especially focusing on God’s desire that his people be faithful to him–trust in him rather than expecting them to simply serve them.    Malachi: Faith in God of Faithful to God?...

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This is week five of a six week class by Dr. John Oakes on finding Jesus in the Old Testament through types, prefigures and foreshadows.  This class covers more on the sacrificial system plus the festivals as foreshadows.  The class was taught in Spring, 2014 in San Diego.  Jesus in the Old Testament Part 9 ...

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This is week number four of a six-week class on Jesus in the Old Testament taught by Dr. John Oakes in San Diego Spring, 2014  This class looks at prefigures in the Old Covenant of the New Covenant and at the sacrifices as foreshadows.   Jesus in the Old Testament Part 7     Jesus in the...

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This is the third week of a six-week class by Dr. John Oakes on Jesus in the Old Testament from his book From Shadow to Reality.  This class looks at the tabernacle and priesthood as foreshadows.   Jesus in the Old Testament Part 5    Jesus in the Old Testament Part 6...

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Dr. John Oakes gave a six week class on types, prefigures and foreshadows of Jesus in the Old Testament.  Essentially, it was a detailed class on the material in his book From Shadow to Reality, and was the first time he taught the entire class.  The class was taught Spring, 2014 in San Diego.  ...

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Dr. John Oakes gave a lesson at the San Diego Jesus Conference March 21, 2015.  The class focuses on the most compelling evidence that Jesus is what the New Testament claims he is:  The Son of God, Savior and God in the Flesh.   EvidenceforJesus Short Version    Evidence for Jesus Short PPT...

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Dr. John Oakes gave a sermon on the seven festivals found in Leviticus and their role as foreshadows of things we have in Jesus.  The theme is that we need to celebrate what we have in Christ.  It focuses in on the Passover, Feast of Unleavened Bread, Feast of Firstfruits, Pentecost, Feast of Trumpets, Day...

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This is part five of a six week class on the Evidence for Jesus, taught by Dr. John Oakes.  This class focuses in on messianic prophecies and types, prefigures and foreshadows of Jesus.   Evidence for Jesus Part 5...

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Dr. John Oakes taught a five-part series on the Book of Ezekiel for the singles ministry in San Diego May and June, 2014.  This class covers Ch 34-48 and is the most encouraging part as it reveals God’s plan to restore his people to a right relationship with him and to protect his people.  ...

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Dr. John Oakes taught a five-part series on the Book of Ezekiel for the singles ministry in San Diego May and June, 2014.  This class covers Ch 18-34 which finishes the section on God’s righteous judgement on Judah and begins to discuss the restoration of God’s people to a relationship with him.   The power...

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Dr. John Oakes taught a five-part series on the Book of Ezekiel for the singles ministry in San Diego May and June, 2014.  This class covers Ch 8-15, which is a pretty tough class because this material is on God’s judgment for sinful Israel.   The power point and notes are available in the power...

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Dr. John Oakes taught a five-part series on the Book of Ezekiel for the singles ministry in San Diego May and June, 2014.  The second class looks at the dramatic confrontation between Ezekiel and the stubborn and unrighteous in Judah. Ezekiel SD 2...

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Dr. John Oakes taught a five part series on the Book of Ezekiel for the singles ministry of the San Diego Church of Christ May and June, 2014.  This part is the introduction to Ezekiel and Chapter I. Ezekiel SD 1...

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Dr. John Oakes taught a six week class on the classic evidence supporting faith in Jesus Christ in San Diego Feb through April, 2015.  Part V is taught by Dan Conder.  The fourth section covers the historical reliability of the New Testament accounts of Jesus–especially that of Luke.  It also begins a study of the...

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Dr. John Oakes taught a six week, nine hour class on the classic evidence supporting faith in Jesus Christ in San Diego Feb through April, 2015.  Part V is taught by Dan Conder.  The third part continues to explore pagan and Jewish sources on Jesus and begins to explore the Christian sources and argue for...

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Dr. John Oakes taught a six week class on the classic evidence supporting faith in Jesus Christ in San Diego Feb through April, 2015.  Part V is taught by Dan Conder.  The second class refutes the claim that Jesus is a Christian myth.  It also covers different views of Jesus (the Mormon, Jehovah Witness, Hindu...

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Dr. John Oakes taught a six week class on the classic evidence supporting faith in Jesus Christ in San Diego Feb through April, 2015.  Part V is taught by Dan Conder.  The first class focuses in on who Jesus is, the claims of other world religious leaders, the sayings of Jesus about himself, the Liar,...

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Dr. John Oakes taught a class on the existence of God at San Diego State University in 2012.  He begins by considering arguments by atheists, followed by the classical arguments for the existence of God. Existence of God SDSU...

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This is a response by Dr. John Oakes to Dawkin’s book “The God Delusion.”  He describes the content, refutes several of Dawkins arguments and shows a number of logical fallacies in the book. Dawkins Delusion I     Dawkins Delusion II    Dawkins Delusion II...

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This is a take on discipling relationships by Dr. John Oakes.  He spends time coming up with biblical definitions of the words disciple, discipleship and discipling. Discipling...

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