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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.  Also, join us for midweek classes Wed. 7:30 at UC Merced Rm GLCR 120. We will be posting notes, PPTs and audio for all lessons […]

Dr. John Oakes is teaching a class on the Book of Romans for the West Coast School of Ministry.  We will make material available here.  Romans Notes    Romans PPT    Romans Audio I    Romans Audio II    Romans Audio III   You May Also Like: New Testament Survey Class for the West Coast […]

I have given this lesson previously, but redid it recently at UC Merced and updated the notes and power point considerably  Here they are: Baptism: In Christ Notes    Baptism: In Christ PPT    Baptism Audio I   Baptism Audio II You May Also Like: Genesis Class for Interns by Dr. John Oakes In Christ: A […]

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Questions:  I have a few questions concerning baptism and repentance. For baptism my 3 questions are: If someone has repented and has made the decision to be baptized and make Jesus Lord of their life and is on the way to their baptism, and tragically dies in a car accident, is there any way to […]

Question: When did Mary worship first start? I’m trying to witness to my Christian Catholic friend who still prays to Mary.  I asked SIRI and an article came up with your web page entitled: “Was Mary worshipped by the early Christian Church in 250 AD as my Catholic friend claims?” I would like to print […]

Question: Liberal Rabbi Mark L. Solomon says:  “We have no way of knowing for certain the authorship of any of the Biblical books, including the prophecies in Neviim (Prophets), since they were probably based on oral teaching handed down for generations before being written down by anonymous scribes.”  What’s your opinion? Answer: My opinion is […]

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 […]

Dr. John Oakes is giving a lecture using his book In Christ ( for churches in Worcester and Providence titled “In Christ the Veil Is Removed.” Wed. 1/25/2023 7:30 EST on zoom.  The notes, power point, and, eventually the audio are posted here.  In Christ the Veil is Removed Notes    In Christ the Veil […]

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 […]

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