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Dr. John Oakes will be featured in a podcast sponsored by “The TribeExchange” on Wed July 14th.  The interviewers will be Elias and Rachel Delault as well as Christian Ray Flores.  The topic will be church history, but the discussion ranges into modernism, postmodernism and much more.  The podcast will be available on facebook or […]

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 10:30 at 7/25  Isaiah II Here Am I Send Me    Isaiah II PPT    Isaiah Sermon II Audio 7/21  Coming Home: Studying with People  Coming […]

Dr. John Oakes is teaching a series of classes for the Sacramento Metro Church of Christ 7/9-11/21.  Notes, power points and audio are here:  Problem of Suffering PPT    Pain and Suffering Audio    Problem of Pain Notes    Hebrews Audio I    Hebrews Audio II      Hebrews Notes    Hebrews Living by Faith […]

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Question: My Muslim friend says:  There were a number of oracles delivered by recognized prophets which did not come true. For example, Ezekiel predicted the destruction of Tyre by Nebuchadnezzar (Ezek. 26:7-14), but he himself later acknowledges that the king’s siege of the city was UNSUCCESSFUL (Ezek. 29:17-20). Both Haggai’s (2:21-23) & Zechariah’s (4:6-7) glorious […]

Question:  The writings of several prophets were destroyed by the ruling class of the Jews. According to Justin Martyr, the Jews have omitted sayings by Jeremiah and Ezra, as well as the words “from the wood” after “The Lord reigns” in Psalm 95(96):10 (Dialogue with Trypho, 71-73). It means Jews were NOT honest keepers of […]

Question: In scriptures such as Leviticus 18:21, 2 Kings 23:10, and Jerimiah 32:35, the Bible seems to make it very clear that child sacrifice is evil, and not acceptable. However, In In Judges 11:34 – 40 it seems as though God is accepting the taking of a child as a sacrifice in exchange for allowing […]

Dr. John Oakes is doing a six-part series of classes on the Book of Revelation for several churches in the Persian Gulf region in July and August.  Notes, PPT and audio will be posted here:  Revelation notes    Revelation PPT    Revelation Audio I    Revelation Audio II                […]

Dr. John Oakes is giving a six-session class on Romans for the campus group in Bakersfield, CA.  You can join on zoom (but better if you are college age) at 856 354 6038 pw 568399  Wed 7:30 3/10. 3/24, 4/7, 4/21, etc.  Notes, PPT and audio will be posted here.  Romans Notes  Romans PPT    […]

Dr. John Oakes gave a four-part series of lessons on how we as a church can create a home for the saved and for the lost through implementing the “one another” passages in the New Testament.  The lessons were taught in Bakersfield Feb-April, 2021.  Notes, power points and audio are included.    One Another Notes […]

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