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Dr. John Oakes is  now leading a new church planting in Merced, California.  Please join us 11:00 Sundays at 500 Buena Vista Ave., Merced or on zoom at 342-225-5971 pw 857096.  Also, join us for midweek classes Wed. 7:30 at UC Merced Rm GLCR 130 or the same zoom. We will be posting notes, PPTs […]

Dr. John Oakes gave two lessons at a singles conference in San Diego 10/12-15/2023.  The first was a lesson about the role of the Holy Spirit in the lives of Christians.  Holy Spirit Notes    Holy Spirit PPT    Holy Spirit Audio I    Holy Spirit II Audio    Chariot Ride Notes    Chariot Ride […]

Dr. John Oakes is teaching an Old Testament Survey course for the West Coast School of Ministry this Fall.  He will be posting notes, power point and audio here. Old-Testament-Survey-Notes    Old-Testament-Survey PPT    OT Survey I Audio    OT Survey II Audio    OT Survey Audio III    OT Survey Audio IV  OT Survey […]

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Editor’s Note: The list of questions is long enough that I have interspersed the questions and the answers. Questions and Answers: 1. Are there any early church fathers preferably from 1st mid-century to the 2nd century who discussed the virgin birth of Jesus in their letters or literature? Yes, definitely.  Ignatius in his Letter to […]

Question:  Is there any messianic prophecy in Torah? Answer: I assume you are referring to the first five books of the Hebrew Bible.  If so, then yes, definitely.  I suppose some would argue that there is a greater proportion of messianic prophecies in the Psalms and the Prophets, but there are plenty of messianic prophecies […]

Question: Muslims say that Jews & Christians were commanded only to worship God and to practice regular prayer but Isaiah, Jeremiah, and others excluded such commandments. What’s your response? Answer: First of all, I cannot speak for Muslims, but Christians teach a LOT more than just worshipping God and practicing regular prayer.  It also teaches […]

Dr. John Oakes just completed a ten-part sermon series from the Minor Prophets (Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi) for the Merced Christian Church.  The ppt, notes and audio are available here:    RRRR I-X Notes     RRRR I-X PPT Part I  RRRR I-X PPT Part II  RRRR I Audio    RRRR II Audio  […]

Dr. John Oakes taught a ten-part class on the Book of Romans Spring, 2023 in Merced. Power point, notes and audio are attached here:  Romans Notes    Romans PPT    Romans Audio I    Romans Audio II    Romans Audio III    Romans Audio IV    Romans Audio V    Romans Audio VI Biblical Predestination  […]

Dr. John Oakes is giving a series of sermons from the Book of Mark in Merced, CA.  The notes, PPT and audio are attached.  Mark I Notes    Mark I PPT    Mark Audio I    Mark II Notes Kingdom Parables    Mark II PPT    Mark IIa Audio    Mark IIb Audio    Mark […]

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