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Dr. John Oakes is  now leading a new church planting in Merced, California.  Please join us 10:00 Sundays at 1195 Pinnacle Dr, Merced or on zoom at 342-225-5971 pw 857096.  We will be posting notes, PPTs and audio for all lessons in Merced.  Also, visit our website at 3/19  Ezekiel IV End of the […]

Dr. John Oakes is doing a missionary teaching trip to West Africa Feb 16-Mar 5, 2023.  He will be posting all or nearly all of his lessons, outlines and ppts here.  Great Bible Study Time Notes    Great Bible Study PPT   Great Bible Study Audio    Reliability of the Bible notes    Reliability of […]

Ghana, Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire and Senegal    I am now in Cote d’Ivoire, and will leave for Senegal tomorrow. Accra, Ghana Feb 16-20 This is my second time in Accra, Ghana. My last visit was ten years ago. Ghana is a country of 32 million souls. It is a fairly small country, the size of […]

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Question: I have learned that about 55% of Matthew’s gospel is just Mark’s material.  If Matthew was an eyewitness why would he use 55% of Mark’s gospel? He even uses material from his gospel for events that he witnessed such as the last supper. In the last supper, the last part in Matthew and Mark […]

Question: Why do Christians and Jews have different interpretations for the meaning of the word “Moshiach” in Daniel chapter 9 verses 25-26? Why do Jews translate “Moshiach” as “the anointed one” but Christians translate it as the word “Messiah”? Answer: If we transliterate the Hebrew word Moshiach, we get Messiah.  If we translate it, we […]

Question: I am currently studying out the book of Hebrews (I am reading the book you wrote about Hebrews along the way as well) and I’m learning a lot, but there is one question that I would like to ask. If the covenant that Moses brought was to be replaced by Jesus at some point, […]

Dr. John Oakes gave a lecture on God and Science at UC Merced for the Alpha Omega club Feb. 2, 2023. PPT and audio are here:  Science and the Bible PPT    God and Science Audio You May Also Like: God and Science at Bakersfield College Does science prove that miracles are real? God and […]

Dr. John Oakes did a teaching weekend for the Anchor Point Church of Christ in Tampa, Florida.  Audio, Notes and Power Points are attached.  Who Is Jesus Tampa PPT    Jesus Evidence Tampa Audio    Shadow to Reality Notes     Shadow to Reality PPT    From Shadow to Reality Audio You May Also Like: […]

Dr. John Oakes is teaching a short series on Christian Apologetics for the Houston Church of Christ.  Notes, PPT and audio will be posted here. Science and God PPT   Science and God Houston Audio    Reliability and Inspiration of the Bible PPT      Progressive Theology Notes    Progressive Theology PPT     You May […]

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