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   See you there. 5/31  Matthew VI Seek Firs the Kingdom  Matthew VI PPT  Matt VI Seeking the Kingdom 5/24  Matthew V Kingdom Righteousness  Matthew V […]

Many of us in the community of Christian apologists are mourning the passing of Ravi Zacharias. Ravi was an energetic, devoted, intelligent and well-spoken proponent of the Christian religion and of the evidence in support of the inspiration of the Bible.  Among his many books are Jesus Among the Secular Gods and The Logic of […]

Dr. John Oakes’ new book In Christ has just been published by Illumination Publishers.  It is available at  The book is about the blessings that come with life in Christ.  A few of the chapters are: You Were Outside of Christ You Came Into Christ You Have Been Reconciled With Christ You Are a […]

Dr.John Oakes gave a lesson  on an introduction to church history for the West region of the Los Angeles Church of Christ.  This is a very short review, but it will be a good starting point for accessing this important topic.  Dr. Oakes has a three volume series of books on church history, The Christian […]

Question: 1. How many Greek manuscripts we have dated before the 3rd century?  I will be so happy if you give total manuscript numbers by century up to the 3rd century  2. How many copies do we have for the New Testament compared to secular ancient texts within the 3 centuries from the writing of […]

Question: Why should Israel punish heretics with death? in the NT it does not seem to happen in the same way.  Should a Christian country tolerate pagan philosophies and religions, or should you pursue for the good of all? Answer: First of all, let me acknowledge that the distinction you notice is certainly real.  The […]

Dr. John Oakes taught a class on the Book of Revelation beginning this Saturday 4/18.     Revelation notes    Revelation PPT     Video of the first class    Revelation Audio 1  Revelation II Audio   Revelation Audio III    Revelation Audio IV  Revelation Audio V  Videos are here:           […]

Dr. John Oakes is teaching an Old Testament Survey class in Bakersfield the next few weeks.  PPT, Notes and audio are attached.    Old-Testament-Survey-PPT    OT-Survey-Notes    OT Survey I   OT Survey II  OT Survey III  OT Survey IV    OT Survey V    OT Survey VI For a video version of the classes go to […]

Dr. John Oakes, Gregg Marutzky and Brian Craig taught a 16 hour class on the Book of Romans for the Los Angeles School of Ministry and Missions Feb 6 & 7 in West Covina, California.  We are posting powerpoint, notes and audio. Romans PPT    Romans Notes  Romans 1  Romans 4    Romans 5    […]