Dr. John Oakes is one of a team teaching a class on Genesis for the Los Angeles School of Ministry and Missions Dec 4-5, 2019, along with Glenn Giles and Trevor Cochell.  My part will be teaching a class on Genesis and Apologetics. Notes and PPT for both the apologetics class and the full class […]

Many in our churches who spend time on our college campuses have come across the rather strange sect which teaches about the Mother Goddess. I had not come across this group personally until a recent experience while sharing my faith at Bakersfield College in Bakersfield, California. Normally, I like to avoid writing against groups I […]

We want to invite you to our first annual teaching ministry conference.  It will be Friday and Saturday, March 6-7, 2020 at the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas. This conference is for anyone who is now doing the work of a teacher or anyone who aspires to be a teacher in the […]

Question: Can you please refute the objections to Paul as an apostle that are listen here: https://www.JESUSwordsonly.com/component/content/article/1-jwo/727-proofs-the-12-apostles-rejected-paul.html Answer: The claims made at this web site should not be taken seriously. No serious scholar would give the slightest support to this nonsense.  The author clearly has a claim he wants to “prove” and he will use […]

Question: Hey all at EFC! I was wondering how I would respond to a claim that Jesus lied in John 7:1-10. This doesn’t affect my faith whatsoever but I would like to know how I would handle this question.   Also does Leviticus 25:44 necessarily teach that you can buy slaves as long as they aren’t […]

Questions: 1. If an allegorical system of interpretation is applied to the creation story, that is 6 days is billions of years, how about the rest of the scripture? 2. God saw all that He had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning— the sixth day. (Genesis 1:31), […]

John Oakes is now preaching regularly for the Bakersfield Church of Christ, so we will be posting all of his sermons here. 12/1  Ezekiel II God’s Watchman    Ezekiel II ppt    Ezekiel II Notes 11/24  Ezekiel I God Commissions a Prophet     Ezekiel 1 God’s Prophet PPT    Ezekiel I God’s Prophet Notes […]

Dr. John Oakes is teaching a 16 hour class together with Glenn Giles for the Los Angeles School of Ministry and Mission 9/13-14/2019.  Because I am sharing the class with Glenn, this material does not cover the entire book.  The notes, however, do cover the entire book.    Old Testament Allusions and Foreshadows of Revelation  […]

Dr. John Oakes is giving a series of lessons on the Book of James for the Bakersfield Church of Christ.  Notes, PPT and audio will be attached.  James PPT    James Notes  James Part I     James Part II     James Part III    James IV                   […]