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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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. 10/17  Revelation VI Notes They Overcame  Revelation VI PPT    Rev VI Audio Testimony 10/14  Coming Home Light and Darkness  Notes    First Principles […]

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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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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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Dr. John Oakes, Dr. Gregg Marutzky and Dr. Steve Kinnard are teaching a class on the twelve “Minor Prophets” of the Old Testament Feb4,5,11,12 for the Los Angeles School of Ministry and Missions.  The notes and power point and audio from Dr. Oakes are here.   The Minor Prophets Notes LASMM    Minor Prophets LASMM PPT […]

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Dr. John Oakes did an exegesis assignment for his masters degree program.  The assignment is posted here.    Exegesis Hosea 11.1 – 12.6      Here is a lesson from the same passage given for a singles devotional.  Hosea 11:1-12:6 Notes    Hosea 11:1-12:6 Audio                     […]

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Dr. John Oakes and Jerry Maday are teaching a 7-week class on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 Eastern time on Jesus in the Old Testament, beginning 3/3/2021.  The notes and audio from John Oakes’ part of the class will be posted here.  The class can be attended by going to the following zoom link:  https://holycross.zoom.us/j/96477652791  Jesus […]

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Dr. John Oakes is giving a series of lessons for the Lifeway Church of Christ (part of the Los Angeles Church of Christ) on two successive Wednesdays 12/2 and 12/9 on being In Christ.  These lessons come from a book titled In Christ (www.ipibooks.com) Notes, power point and audio are available here:  In-Christ Notes    […]

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Dr. John Oakes, along with his very good friends and colleagues, Dan Conder and Kedron Jones are teaching a series of three classes on Sat. 11/7, 11/14 and 11/21 at 9:00 Pacific Standard Time on answering the hard questions.   Here is the link to register for the class:   https://event.webinarjam.com/register/37/8rr9qan5 Topics include Why is there suffering […]

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Dr. John Oakes gave a class on Modernism and Postmodernism for the Dacca Church of Christ in Bangaladesh Saturday 10/24/2020.  The class is not necessarily a condemnation of either modernism or postmodernism, but discusses the strengths and weaknesses of both, as well as where they fall short of being helpful to a Christian worldview.  Here […]

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Dr. John Oakes gave a series of lessons for the Spokane Christian Church 8/23/2020.  The lessons were intended to increase the faith, both of members and visitors.  One lesson is From Shadow to Reality–a lesson about finding Jesus in the Old Testament.  Shadow to Reality Notes  Shadow to Reality PPT   Next was a lesson on […]

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Dr. John Oakes gave a podcast on the Book of Hebrews, sponsored by Illumination Publishers (www.ipibooks.com), on four successive Mondays.  Here are the power point and notes for the class:  Hebrews PPT  Hebrews Notes   The audio for class #2,3 are here:  Hebrews Webinar II Audio  Hebrews Webinar III Audio  Hebrewd IV Audio  Here are the […]

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Dr. John Oakes gave a class on the Stone/Campbell movement for the Rocky Mountain School of Ministry. The SC movement is also known as the Restoration Movement, which is the historical root of the Churches of Christ, the Christian Church and the Disciples of Christ.  Notes, PPT and audio are attached.  Unfortunately, the first twelve […]

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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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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 […]

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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:     https://www.youtube.com/user/bakersfieldcoc/videos           […]

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Missionary Teaching Trip to Indonesia and Hong Kong Jakarta, Indonesia 3/13 After passing through Hong Kong we land in Jakarta. Corona virus has become a big threat and we see many with masks. President Trump declared a travel ban from Europe just at the time we were leaving.  We considered reversing course, but decided the […]

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Dr. John Oakes is teaching for various churches in Indonesia 3/13-3/25/2020.  Notes, power points will be posted. All lessons will be in English with translation into Bahasa Indonesia.  Hebrews Living by Faith Notes    Hebrews Living by Faith PPT  Hebrews 11 Bahasa Audio  Hebrews Bandung PPT    Hebrews Notes    Hebrews Bahasa I    Hebrews […]

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We are excited to announce a brand new book by Dr. John Oakes and Robert Carrillo.  It will be available in two weeks, but can be pre-ordered now from Illumination Publishers, International.  www.ipibooks.com   Here is the link for purchasing the book.  https://ipibooks.ecwid.com/#!/Hebrews—Living-By-Faith/p/168762906/category=18671191 See below for a brief excerpt from the introduction to the book. Hebrews: Living […]

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Dr. John Oakes taught a class, along with Dr. Nick Zola on teachers and teaching in the New Testament for the teacher’s conference Conversations on 3/6/2020.  Much of this material comes from Dr. Glenn Giles who was originally scheduled to teach this class.  Thanks, Glenn.   Teachers in the NT PPT    NT Teacher Audio   […]

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John Oakes is teaching a class on Hermeneutics in Bakersfield, California in February. This class focuses on the means to best interpret and understand the Bible.  Classes are at 9:00 at 3010 Amber Canyon Place, Bakersfield (except 2/8 at 1:30). Notes, power point and audio are included.  Hermeneutics Notes    Hermeneutics PPT    Hermeneutics Audio […]

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