Lesson: Golden Rule Membership

Dr. John Oakes gave a sermon on Christian membership and Freedom in Christ in San Diego 8/31/14.  The lesson uses material from his new book Golden Rule Membership (www.ipibooks.com)   Golden Rule Membership Notes       Golden Rule Membership PPT      Golden Rule Membership MP3

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God and Science: Audio and Power Point

Dr. John Oakes did a sermon on God and Science recently in San Diego.   There were multiple requests that the audio be made available.   The class was not recorded, but we are posting a nearly identical class taught in London, England in June, 2014.     Science and God PPT       God and Science MP3

News Flash! Dr. John Oakes loses in a debate on the existence of God.

Dr. John Oakes engaged in a debate on the existence of God titled “God is Not Dead” at a teen camp in Jamul, California on 6/17/2014.   His opponent was recent high school graduate Hunter Garnier.  Hunter is no slacker, as he was valedictorian of his class and is heading off to UC Berkeley in the Fall.  John Oakes took the premise that God is dead, while Hunter took the premise that God is real and God is alive.   This may help to explain why Dr. Oakes lost the debate as he suffered from taking a position which is simply not true.   John Oakess notes and audio of the debate are available here:   Why I don’t believe in God notes     God is Not Dead debate audio

Missionary Teaching Trip to Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia and Brazil

John and Jan Oakes traveled July 10-Aug 5 to teach for churches in Buenos Aires, Asuncion, La Paz, Brasilia, Belo Horizonte, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.  Below is a report on the 24 day teaching trip.

Iguassu Falls, Brazil/Argentina


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New Book by Dr. John Oakes now available: Golden Rule Membership

John Oakes has a new book available as of 7.15.14.  The title is Golden Rule Membership.  It is about the proper use of Christian Freedom and on the role of  Christian membership and how to apply the Golden Rule to being part of God’s Church.  The book includes practical ideas on Christian membership from Ron and Linda Brumley.  It is available at www.ipibooks.com

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Analysis of Jewish claims that Jesus did not fulfill all the prophecies of the Messiah

Editor’s note: This has already been posted as a Q & A, but I hear this question often enough that I though I would post it as an article as well.

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Hello, I have recently been wondering why Judaism seems to reject Jesus as the Messiah.  I have found that they have a list of prophecies that they show as evidence of his failure to fulfill the position of Messiah. Do you think you could help explain each of the following prophecies? If they are prophecies to begin with that is. Thanks.

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Classes in English/Portugese

Dr. John Oakes has been teaching a series of lessons in Brazil.  Included are audio in English and Portugese and, where they have been made, translated power points.    Historia da Igreja PPT     Ações e História da Igreja Audio      Historia da Igresa I Audio     Historia da Igresa II Audio     Vivendo pela Fé Audio     O Problema da Dor e do Sofrimento Audio     Liberdade em Cristo Audio    Liberdade em Cristo PPT     Hebrews Portugese I Audio     Hebrews Portugese II Audio    Hebreus PPT    God and Science Portugese Audio     Science and the Bible Portugese PPT     Presbutros y Pastoreando Portugese Audio    Daniel, Profeta às naçõesPPT     Daniel Profeta às nações Audio         Bíblia de Deus ou de Homens PPT          Bíblia de Deus ou de Homens Audio

New Audios in Spanish and English from Asucion and La Paz: De la Sombra a la Realidad, Viviendo por la Fe, Dios y la Ciencia

Dr. John Oakes taught three classes in Asuncion, Paraguay and La Paz, Bolivia which were translated into Spanish.  The three are From Shadow to Reality (De la Sombra a la Realidad), Living by Faith (Viviendo por la Fe), and God and Science (Dios y la Ciencia).   Also included are power points for two of the lessons.     De la Sombra a la Realidad ppt     De la Sombra a la Realidad audio   Viviendo por la Fe audio     Dios y la Ciencia ppt      Dios y la Ciencia audio

Defending Life: Pro-Life Apologetics 101 Course PowerPoint Slides

This course was taught by Kedron Jones, a board member for the Apologetics Research Society. The aim of this course was to train and equip individuals to winsomely and articulately communicate the content of the pro-life position in an attractive manner. Successful pro-life apologists pursue four essential tasks. First, they clarify the debate by focusing public attention on one key question: What is the unborn? Second, they establish a foundation for the debate, demonstrating to critics that moral neutrality is impossible. Third, they answer objections persuasively. Fourth, they teach and equip. These tasks are necessary because while the street level debate over abortion rages on, a serious intellectual discussion about the foundation for human rights continues almost unnoticed.The audio to this course will be up as soon as possible so please stay tune! Defending Life Class 1  Defending Life Class 2  Defending Life Class 3  Defending Life Class 4  Defending Life Class 5  Introductory Notes on Pro Life Apologetics

The Book of Jonah

Dr. John Oakes taught a class on the Book of  Jonah in San Diego 7/3/14.   Jonah Notes    Jonah PPT    Jonah Audio MP3

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