Class: Return, Restore, Rebuild to start October 4th

Dr. John Oakes and James Shults will be teaching a class on biblical books covering the period after the exile of Judah and Israel.  The theme of these books is returning to God, restoring our relationship with God and rebuilding our lives with God.  The books covered will include Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi, Ezra, Esther and Nehemiah.  The class will be held at the Mission Center of Hope 6162 Mission Gorge Road, Suite A, San Diego 92120 on six consecutive Saturdays from 9:00-10:30.  For more information or to register contact Jan Oakes at joakes01@san.rr.com.  The cost for the class is $20 for the entire series.   Outline is below.

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My Eye Weeps to God

My Eye Weeps to God   By David A. Goodman, Ph.D.   This is an article written by a friend David Goodman.  He has been a neuroscientist for fifty years and is a believer.  The perspective is unusual, but we thought there may be some interest in what he has to say.  It is about the neuroscience and the theology of tears.

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Class on Church History

John Oakes and Robert Carrillo are team teaching a class on the history of Christianity for the staff of the San Diego Church of Christ over the next couple of months.  The notes and power point for the class are available here.   John Oakes has a book on the topic “The Christian Story:  Finding the Church in Church History” available at www.ipibooks.com    Church History Notes     Church History Power Point


Class on the Book of Ezekiel

Dr. John Oakes is teaching a class on the Book of Ezekiel on four consecutive Thursday evenings, beginning 9/12/14.  The class is in San Diego at the Mission Center of Hope (6162 Mission Gorge Road San Diego, CA 92120. Suite A) from 7:30-8:45.   Notes, power point and audio will be posted.    Ezekiel notes     Ezekiel Power Point    Ezekiel Part I    Ezekiel Part 2


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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QUESTION:

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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