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Dr. John Oakes is teaching a multi-part class on the Book of Acts for the Merced Christian Church July and August, 2024.  Notes, PPT and audio are included here. Acts Class I Notes    Acts Class PPT    Acts I Audio You May Also Like: Class on the Book of Acts by Dr. John Oakes […]

Dr. John Oakes is  now leading a church planting in Merced, California.  Please join us 11:00 Sundays at 500 Buena Vista Ave., Merced or on zoom at 342-225-5971 pw 857096.  Also, join us for midweek devotional Wed. 7:30 at UC Merced Rm GLCR 120 or the same zoom. Also, visit our website at www.mercedchurch.com. 7/21  […]

We are traveling to Ireland and England, as well as visiting churches in Dublin, Belfast and London. I will be keeping a journal of our travels here. Journal for Ireland and England May, 2024 Ireland May 15-22 Jan and I arrive in Dublin Wednesday evening. While in Dublin we are staying at the Auld Dubliner, […]

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Question: What is your take on Saturday being the Christian Sabbath, as taught by some Christian churches? Answer: Two things are true, which is that Saturday (actually, Friday sundown until Saturday sundown) is the Jewish Sabbath. The command for its celebration is found as one of the ten commandments (Deuteronomy 5:12).   It is also true […]

Question: if Jesus is fully God and fully man at the same time right now in 2024 , do you mean for example that Jesus knows and does not know at the same time right now ?  God knows everything but man does not know everything.  If Jesus is fully God and fully human, do […]

Question: You preach everywhere regarding the means of Jesus’ death, but my Muslim friend said to me: “They are spreading lies which will lead them in Hell.”  That would include you. What should be our response? Answer: Your Muslim friend is claiming that when we Christians teach that Jesus died on a cross in Jerusalem, […]

Dr. John Oakes gave a lesson on the Book of Malachi for the Central Valley Church of Christ 6/8/2024 for a Deeper Bible Study day.  Malachi Notes    Malachi PPT    Malachi Audio You May Also Like: Getting the Most From Your Bible Study In Christ: A Study of Christian Baptism Malachi Sermon by John […]

Dr. John Oakes is doing a series of classes on Christian Apologetics for the student group at UC Merced this Spring.  Notes, PPT and audio are here: Existence of God PPT    Existence of God Notes    Existence of God Audio    History, Archaeology and Bible PPT    History Arch and Bible Notes    History […]

Dr. John Oakes and Kene Izuchukwu will be be team-teaching a class on Hermeneutics: How to Study the Bible on six consecutive Saturdays beginning Sat. February 17th 9:00-11:00 PDT on zoom. 342 225 5971 pw 857096  Hermeneutics Course Description   The course is free.  We will be posting notes, power point and audio. We hope to […]

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