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.


SERMON SERIES


What The Bible Says About… Classes

            

The Burning Question Series

The congregation requested sermons that related to questions of faith they had.  For the Burning Question Sermons, click here.


The Revelation Series

Over the years, I’ve had many requests to preach on Revelation.  The series began January 6, 2019.  For the Revelation sermon series, click here.

I have placed a large number of Commentaries on this website to supplement your own research and study of Revelation, and the other books of the bible.  Click here.


Commentaries


Christology

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

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

          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)


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

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


Preaching of the Masters


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


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.


Don DeWelt _ The Power of the Holy Spirit

          Volume 1

          Volume 2

          Volume 3

          Volume 4

H. Leo Boles_The Holy Spirit_His Personality, Nature, Works


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


The Truth About 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.

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 R. A. Torrey.

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

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

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

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



Biblical Manhood and Womanhood

The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood

Nancy Leigh DeMoss   Biblical Womanhood

Samantha Gerstein  Feminist Biblical Interpretation

Wayne Gruden Evangelical Feminism

Wayne Gruden  Biblical Manhood and Womanhood

Wayne Grudem and Dennis Rainey  Pastoral Leadership

Vern Poythress & Wayne Grudem  Gender Neutral Bible Controversy

Rrichard W Hove  Equality In Christ

Mary Kassian  Feminist Mistake

Mary A. Kassian  Feminist Gospel

Mary A. Kassian  Women_Creation_and the Fall

Andreas J. Kostenberger  Gender Passages in the NT

John Piper and Wayne Grudem  Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood

John Piper AND Wayne Grudem  50 Crucial Questions

Dennis Rainey  Building Strong Families

Michael Shafer  A Biblical Perspective on Womenhood



Discipleship/Mentoring


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
















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