I am excited to announce that the last volume of my four-part book series on the history of Christianity is now available for purchase. The volume covers the First Great Awakening and the work of Jonathan Edwards, John Wesley and George Whitefield, the Second Great Awakening and the rise of Evangelicalism, the Stone-Campbell Movement, Adventism, […]

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Editor’s note: I have gotten dozens of questions from disingenuous Muslim sources recently, so I decided to publish this Q & A as an article for your consideration. Question: What would you tell someone who was having trouble figuring out which religion is the one true religion? What would you tell him if he said […]

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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 […]

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Dr. Gary Habermas is one of the premiere apologists today.  I do not normally publish work by those I do not know personally, but in the case of his lecture on the resurrection, I am making an exception. This lecture is really great.  I strongly recommend to our EFC community to watch this lecture. In […]

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Rabbi Tovia Singer has published an anti-Christian polemic which has created doubts in some Christian believers.  Dr. John Oakes has published a review of this book.  We are attaching the document and copying and pasting below.  Review of Let’s Get Biblical In addition, here is an article by Jeff Chacon Why I Believe Jesus is […]

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Dr. John Oakes is teaching a five part series on how Christians ought to respond to false teachings which are found out there in the “Christian” world for a church in Guadalajara, Mexico.  The recording is in both Spanish and English.  Areas that will be covered include Roman Catholicism, Calvinism, Evangelicalism, Pentecostalism, Premillennialism, Mormonism and […]

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Dr. John Oakes is traveling for eleven days in the Caribbean, teaching for churches in the Dominican Republic and Haiti.  Lessons, including notes, PPT and audio will be made available here.  The first five audios are in English and Spanish. The rest are in French and English. Worldview PPT    World View Notes  World View […]

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Dr. John Oakes is teaching several classes at a discipleship conference in Orlando.  We will be posting the audio immediately after the classes are offered.   After this, he will be in the Dominican Republic and Haiti and will be posting classes.  Here is the schedule: Monday 8/1 9:30 AM  King Jesus, Human Philosophies, Traditions and […]

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Dr. John Oakes is teaching a four hour class on the Book of Daniel for a student group in Merced June 29-30, 2022.  Notes, ppt and audio are attached.  Daniel Notes    Daniel PPT    Daniel Merced Audio I    Daniel Merced Audio II    Daniel Merced III    Daniel Merced IV       […]

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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 1:00 at  www.bakersfieldchurchofchrist.com. 1 Thess 2 Paul’s Ministry Notes Combined Acts Sermons I – VI    Acts Combined Sermons I – VI Notes    Acts Combined Sermons […]

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Dr. John Oakes gave a sermon for the Lifeway region of the Los Angeles International Church of Christ 4/10/22.  The lesson is a discussion of what it meant to be set apart for God in Christ, to be made holy/sanctified in Christ and to have the veil lifted in Christ, which leads to transformation, with […]

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Dr. John Oakes gave a lesson 4/2/2022 at a Men’s Camp on the theme “Be Like Men.”  I know… It is a bit corny, but the lesson was fun and a bit inspiring, so here it is:  Running the Race PPT    Running the Race Notes    Run the Race Audio         […]

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Dr. John Oakes is doing a series of two classes on evidence for the reliability of the Bible for “The Temple Project,” an on-line program of the Boston Church of Christ March 19 and 26.  The first class is on the reliability of the New and Old Testament texts and on the historical accuracy of […]

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Dr. John Oakes is giving a class on the History of Christian Hermeneutics at a conference titled “The Art of Scripture Reading in Orange County, CA this Thursday 2/24 at 2:00.  It is still possible to register for in-person or on-line at ICOC Teachers Conference   Notes, Power Point and, later audio are here:    The […]

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Dr, John Oakes has a new book, just published by Illumination Publishers.  The title is Speaking of God. It is now available at https://www.ipibooks.com/collections/all/products/speaking-of-god The book is a how-to on leading group Bible studies, as well as seventy ready-to-go group Bible study outlines.  It is available today.  Tell a friend.

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Recently, a friend who is a minister in a Christian church was approached by a few members of his church to sign a request for a religious exemption from getting the vaccination for the Coronavirus.  He asked me to express my opinion about whether he ought to grant such a request.  Below is an edited […]

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Dr. John Oakes gave a number of sermons on the Book of Isaiah for the Bakersfield Church of Christ.  I am attaching the combined powerpoint and combined notes for the eight sermons, as well as the audio.  Isaiah Sermons combined Notes    Isaiah Sermons Combined PPT    Isaiah Sermon I Audio    Isaiah Sermon II […]

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Dr. John Oakes is teaching a six-part class on the Book of Isaiah for the Church of Christ in Sao Paulo, Brazil September and October, 2021.  The classes will be live on zoom Wednesdays at 4:00 Pacific Time address http://www.icisp.org.br/estudoBiblia  Power point and audio recordings are here:  Isaías – Brazil PPT    Isaiah Sao Paulo Audio I  […]

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Dr. John Oakes is doing a four-part series on the Book of Revelation in Spanish for Iglesia de Cristo de Guadelajara.  Power point and autio are being posted here   Apocalypsis ESPAÑOL PPT   Apocalypsis Guadalajara Audio 1    Apocalypsis Guad II    Apocalypsis III Dr. John Oakes is doing a six-part series of classes on […]

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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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Thanks much to Toney Mulhollen at IPI Books and to Amy Morgan, Ana Maria Caro Maita for help with the translation, Dr. John Oakes has his first book published in Spanish translation. Daniel: Profeta Para Las Naciones.  It is available at www.ipibooks.com  Please consider getting a copy and letting your friends know!

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Dr John Oakes is taught a two-part, three hour class on issues related to Science and Christianity and Science and the Existence of God.  The  Audio and power point are here.   Is There a God PPT     IsThereaGod Audio I    Is There a God Audio II Video is available here:   First Session  https://youtu.be/Yhgb1iiU0lg   Second Session  […]

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Dr. John Oakes is teaching a class on Old Testament/New Testament connections with his good friend Jerry Maday for the Worcester Church of Christ on several Wednesdays in March and April.  The classes can be watched live at 7:30 Eastern time (4:30 Pacific time) on the following link: https://holycross.zoom.us/j/96477652791  It will be every Wednesday in March […]

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Dr. John Oakes taught a class on the Book of Hebrews for the Igresia de Cristo en Sao Paulo Brasil on successive Wednesdays in April and May, 2021.  I am posting the power point and the audio.  Unfortunately, we do not have the notes in Portuguese, so I am posting the notes in English.    […]

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