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Dr. John Oakes is giving a three week, six-hour class on the History of Christianity, both in-person and on-line on three consecutive Saturdays, beginning Jan. 29 at 9:00 Pacific Standard Time. He recently completed the fourth and final volume of his series on Church History, which is a good time to be teaching this mini-class.  […]

John Oakes is now preaching regularly for the Bakersfield Church of Christ. We will be posting all of his sermons here.  Services are now live streamed Sundays at 1:00 at 1/23  Psalm 110 King Jesus Notes    Royal Psalms PPT    Psalm110 Royal Audio 1/16  Psalm 19 All In Praising God Audio    Psalm […]

Dr, John Oakes has a new book, just published by Illumination Publishers.  The title is Speaking of God. It is now available at The book is a how-to on leading group Bible studies, as well as seventy ready-to-go group Bible study outlines.  It is available today.  Tell a friend. You May Also Like: “In […]

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Question: What is an “altar offering”? Should we give it separately from the usual offering on Sunday? Is it biblical? Answer: I may be wrong, but I am guessing you are referring to Matthew 5:24 in which Jesus is talking to Jewish people.  He says to these Jewish people that if they are presenting a […]

Question: Jer. 30:8-9 and Ezek. 34:23-27 clearly speaks about a king who will rescue the Jews from the hands of those who enslaved them. Obviously, Jesus did not fulfill these prophecies. Are these prophecies are made-up? Response: You say that Jesus “obviously” did not fulfill these prophecies.  Forgive me, but this is not obvious at […]

Question: My friend says: During the Babylonian exile, the Jewish scribes created “oracles of glorious future” for comforting the Jews that a king from David’s descendants would deliver them from slavery but the truth is: Jesus is not a king according to those so-called oracles. If those visions/oracles had been genuine, then the Jews would […]

Dr. John Oakes gave a series of three sermons from the Book of Job for the Bakersfield Church of Christ December, 2021.  Notes, PPT and audio are included.  Job: The Problem of Suffering I Notes    Job and Suffering I PPT    Job Suffering I Audio    Job and Suffering II Notes    Job and Suffering […]

Dr. John Oakes is doing a five-part class on the Book of Daniel for students in Bakersfield, CA in January and February.  Notes, PPT and audio are included.  Daniel Notes    Daniel PPT    Daniel Audio 1    Daniel Audio 2                             […]

John Oakes is giving a class on the history of issues related to unity and division within the Christian Church. This is part of a mini-seminar titled The Unbreakable Church for the Spokane Christian Church.  He will be covering issues related to ecumenism and restoration/patternism and how the church, historically has succeeded or failed in […]

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