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Dr. John Oakes will be giving a podcast on the Book of Hebrews, sponsored by Illumination Publishers (, on three successive Mondays.  Here are the power point and notes for the class:  Hebrews PPT  Hebrews Notes Here are the dates, and times: Mon. Sept 14, 7:30 PM Pacific Time  The Greatness of Jesus Mon. Sept 21 […]

Dr. John Oakes will be teaching a five-week class on the post-exile Old Testament books, including Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi, Esther, Nehemiah and Ezra.  The theme of these books is God restoring his people to a relationship with him.  There is much about the Kingdom of God here.  The classes will be on five consecutive Saturdays […]

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. 9/20   Luke V Jesus and Women  Luke V PPT    Luke V Jesus and Women 9/13  Luke IV Jesus Calls Disciples  […]

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Question: In John 9:39 Jesus says, “For judgment I came into this world.” But then in John 12:47-48 Jesus says “I did not come to judge the world but to save it.” Are these not a contradiction and how do we resolve this? Answer: A great question.  I had never noticed this potential contradiction.  When […]

Questions: I have 3 questions to ask you. Why did God not do anything when Abraham has a concubine and when Solomon had multiple concubines?  What did Jesus mean when he said that if your eye causes to see a women lustfully pluck it out and when a hand causes you to sin cut it […]

Question: What do you think about people that criticise christianity, because they reject the idea of using a condom. Thanks Answer: The Bible does not address the topic of birth control.  Birth control techniques on the ancient world were primarily through abortion–either by the taking of poisonous herbs in non-fatal dosages, or by surgical killing […]

Dr. John Oakes is teaching a class on the Book of Galatians for the Bakersfield Church of Christ September and October, 2020.  Notes, power point and audio are here:  Galatians Notes    Galatians PPT    Galatians Audio I                                   […]

Dr. John Oakes is teaching a 12-hour class on Church History for campus interns in Bakersfield, California 7/24-25/2020.  Notes, power point and audio are available here:  Church History PPT  church history notes Part I  Church History Notes II  Ch Hist Audio 1  Ch Hist Audio 2  Ch Hist Audio 3 Ch Hist Audio 4    […]

Dr. John Oakes taught a class on Christian theology. The class covered topics such as Trinity, the qualities of God, the problems of evil and suffering, theodicy, predestination, heaven and more.  The class is now completed.  Here are the notes, PPT, audio and link to the video.     God: Christian Theology PPT      God–Christian […]

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