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.
What The Bible Says About … Classes
The congregation requested sermons that related to questions of faith they had.
Over the years, I’ve had many requests to preach on Revelation. The series began January 6, 2019, and will continue into 2020.
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
Isaac Errett: Our Position
Marian M. Davis
Lancelot Oliver: New Testament Christianity
Frederick D. Kershner
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Vol. 02 -
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Donald A. Nash: Why the churches of Christ/Christian Churches are not a denomination.
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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
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
J. Gresham Machen: New Testament Greek For Beginners
Eberhard Nestle -
Westcott & Hort -
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-
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 -
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 -
Theological Position of Better Known authors -
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
Gareth Reese: Speaking in Tongues
B.B. Warfield: Miracles, Yesterday and Today: Counterfeit Miracles
Don DeWelt: The Power of the Holy Spirit (4 volumes)
H. Leo Boles: The Holy Spirit_His Personality, Nature, Works
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
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.