Founded in 1997, the goal of the Orcutt Christian Church Academy of the Bible is to provide onsite classes and online class material the student may study on their own initiative.  The classes offered will be complementary to the Restoration Movement, of which OCC is a part.  I encourage you to read and study with discernment.

Academy Students

Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy

Dr. Norman Geisler’s Commentary on The Statement


What The Bible Says About … Classes

Classes meet each Thursday evening from 5:30-7:00 P.M.

The Burning Question Series

The congregation requested sermons that related to questions of faith they had.

The Revelation Series

Over the years, I’ve had many requests to preach on Revelation.  The series began January 6, 2019, and will continue into 2020.  

There are a  lot of Commentaries on this website to supplement your own research and study of Revelation, and other books of the bible.  Click here.



Rupert C. Foster:   The Life of Christ

                            :   The Destruction of Jerusalem [Matthew 24]

Frederick Edward Marsh:  The Resurrection of Christ: Fact or Fiction. 1901.

Alfred Edersheim:  The Life and Times of  Jesus the Messiah

Church History

Isaac Errett: Our Position

Marian M. Davis

               How then Disciples Began and Grew

               The Restoration Movement of the 19th century

               First Principles

Lancelot Oliver: New Testament Christianity

Charles Dailey          

               1. Small American Movements.     

               2. The Campbells in Ireland.     

               3. The Campbells in America.    

               4. Four Great Lieutenants.     

               5. Stone-Campbell Connections.    

Frederick D. Kershner

          How to Promote Christian Union

          Vol. 01 - The Restoration Handbook

          Vol. 02 - The Restoration Handbook

          Vol. 03 - The Restoration Handbook

          Vol. 04 - The Restoration Handbook

Donald A. Nash: Why the churches of Christ/Christian Churches are not a denomination.

Z.T. Sweeney

     New Testament Christianity - Vol. 1

     New Testament Christianity - Vol. 2

     New Testament Christianity - Vol. 3

Lee Mason (Christian Restoration Association)

Roy Cogeill:  The New Testament Church

Don DeWelt:  The Church in The Bible

W.L. Hayden:  Church Polity

T.W. Phillips:  The Church of Christ

R.B. Ryans:  New Testament Names

John H. Waddey:  Studies on the Restoration of New Testament Christianity

Survey of the Bible

Henry Hampton Halley:  Halley's Bible Handbook

Joseph Hill:  Whole Bible Study Course

J.Sidlow Baxter: Explore The Book

          Vol. 1 Genesis to Joshua

          Vol. 2 Judges to Esther

          Vol. 3 Job to Lamentations

          Vol. 4 Ezekiel to Malachi

          Vol. 5 The Gospels

          Vol. 6 Acts to Revelation

Old Testament Survey

John T. Willis   The World and Literature of the Old Testament

John William McGarvey: Class Notes on Sacred History, Vol. I: The Pentateuch

John William McGarvey: Class Notes on Sacred History, Vol. II

New Testament Survey

Who is Joseph of Armiathea

Bethlehem College & Seminary: New Testament Survey

Bob Utley:  New Testament Survey

Seth Wilson: Learning from Jesus

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

M.G. Easton: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

James Hastings: A Dictionary of the Bible

James Orr: International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia

W.E. Vine: Vine’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New testament Words

Greek Language

J. Gresham Machen:  New Testament Greek For Beginners

Eberhard Nestle - Nestle 1904 Greek New Testament

Westcott & Hort - Greek New Testament

Russell Cottrell: Start Learning Ancient Greek  

Homiletics / Preaching

Preaching of the Masters

H.W. Beecher Yale Lectures on Preaching

Andrew W. Blackwood, Preaching from the Bible  

John Broadus: On The Preparation and Delivery of Sermons

John Broadus: Lectures on the History of Preaching

David R. Breed Preparing to Preach

Philipps Brooks  Lectures on Preaching

David Martyn Lloyd-Jones  Preaching and Preachers

J. H. Jowett  The Preacher His Life and Work

Harold E. Knott:  The Preparation of Sermons.    

F.B. Meyer: Jottings and Hints for Lay Preachers

T. H. Scambler, The Art of Sermon Construction

A. T. Robertson, The Glory of the Ministry

Wilder Smith Extempore Preaching

C.H. Spurgeon: Lectures to My Students

Hermeneutics / Bible Study

John William McGarvey: A Guide to Bible Study

Bob Utley:  Hermeneutics Seminar Textbook

Robert Young: Young's Analytical Concordance to the Bible - 1910

Hard Sayings of the Bible by Walter C. Kaiser Jr., Peter H. Davids, F.F. Bruce, Manfred T. Brauch.  

Milton Terry:  Biblical Hermeneutics

Clinton Lockhart: Principles of Interpretation - 1915

Theological Position of Better Known authors - compiled by The Master’s Seminary.

Mysticism Exposed

Many truths of Scripture are being distorted by a philosophy that places experience and emotions above the inerrant Word of God.  This philosophy is called mysticism.  Because mystics rely on subjective, private, spiritual experiences for guidance and wisdom, they diminish the authority of Scripture.  Visions and spiritual encounters become more important than the truths found in God's Word.  Unfortunately, this philosophy is having a profound impact on the Lord's church.  Here are some excellent resources to counter this pernicious philosophy.

Arthur L Johnson: Faith misguided, Exposing Mysticism

Mike Atnip: Herbology and Christianity

Excellent resources on the speaking in tongues phenomenon are…

Nathan W. Bingham: The Ultimate Cessationism Resource

Nathan Busenitz: Pentecostalism Compared to Patristic Fathers

Thomas R. Edgar:  The Cessation of the Sign Gifts

Archie Miller: Speaking in Tongues and Spiritual Gifts…What you need to know

Gareth Reese: Speaking in Tongues

B.B. Warfield: Miracles, Yesterday and Today: Counterfeit Miracles

Don DeWelt: The Power of the Holy Spirit (4 volumes)

          Volume 1

          Volume 2

          Volume 3

          Volume 4

H. Leo Boles: The Holy Spirit_His Personality, Nature, Works

Spiritual Warfare

We are in the fight of our lives, but watching Jeopardy or your favorite evening TV program, you might hardly feel in danger.

Ben Alexander: Exposing Satan’s Power is a Christian ministry dedicated to exposing the powers of Satan through the truth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. ESP is led by evangelist Ben Alexander, a former spiritualist medium. By exposing Satan's power and at the same time teaching the love of God, Ben has brought thousands into Christ with his message.

K. Neill Foster, PhD:  Dangers in the Deliverance Ministry.  Dr. Foster was a The Christian and Missionary Alliance minister, with a Ph.D. From Fuller Theological Seminary.  Widely known among the C.M.A. as a professor, evangelist, and minister.

C.S. Lewis’ classic work: The Screwtape Letters

The Fundamentals

Don’t let the name of this series throw you.  It is not the modern “Fundamental” movement, but rather a reasoned, moderate and rational statement of the basic of faith. Evangelical Christians can read them nearly 100 years later and will welcome their approach to truth. There were originally 12 volumes.   From 1910 to 1916 they were distributed free of charge, primarily to churches in the United States, due to a grant from Milton and Lyman Stewart of Union Oil Company. In 1917 the Bible Institute of Los Angeles reprinted the set in four volumes under the editorship of Professor Doctor Reuben Archer Torrey.

          The Fundamentals - a testimony to the truth - Vol. 1

          The Fundamentals - a testimony to the truth - Vol. 2

          The Fundamentals - a testimony to the truth - Vol. 3

          The Fundamentals - a testimony to the truth - Vol. 4


Aniceto M. Sparagna: Practical and Doctrinal Suggestions of How to Win Catholics for Christ

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