Dr. John Oakes gave a class for the Petionville region of the Port au Prince Church of Christ in Haiti 4/28/2024.  The class is on ethical issues related to culture and the Bible.  This is a particular issue in the conservative culture in Haiti, influenced by legalistic Pentecostal teachings.  In the lesson, Dr. Oakes discusses […]

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Thanks so much to Illumination Publishers, Toney Mulhollen and Amy Morgan, I now have two brand new books translated into Spanish.  They are de la sombra a la realidad (From Shadow to Reality) and hebreos: vivir por fe (Hebrews: Living by Faith).  Both are now available at www.ipibooks.com. de la sombra a la realidad    […]

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Dr. John Oakes gave a series of five lessons on practical Christianity for students at UC Merced Fall, 2023.  This is great material! Integrity Notes    Integrity PPT    Integrity Audio    Student Disciple Notes    Student Disciple PPT    Student Disciple Audio    Love God With All Your Mind Notes    Knowledge PPT   ...

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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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Dr. John Oakes is teaching a series of classes on the Book of John for campus students on a summer challenge in Merced June 12-18.  Notes, PPT and audio will be available here.    Gospel of John Notes    John PPT     John Audio I    John Audio II   John Audio III   John Audio […]

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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. John Oakes and Robert Carrillo have published a book on the Book of Hebrews, Hebrews: Living By Faith.  They are teaching an eight hour class on Hebrews for the Los Angeles International Church of Christ Bible School eight consecutive Saturdays at 9:00 Pacific Time.  The class will be on zoom at  843 0420 3186  […]

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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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Dr. John Oakes is teaching a six-hour class on the Book of Genesis for campus interns in Merced, CA June, 2022.  The material is here.  Genesis Merced Notes    Genesis Merced PPT    Genesis Merced Audio I    Genesis Merced Audio II    Genesis Merced Audio III  Genesis Merced Audio IV    Genesis Merced Audio […]

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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 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 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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