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Jeff Johnson

The Law of the Kingdom Part 1

March 1, 2024

Ephesians 2:8-9 says, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith- and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.  Not by works, so that no one can boast!”  That sure makes it clear, we’re saved by grace and not by trying to live up to the standard of the law.  But does that mean the law of God is unnecessary?  Today on Sound Doctrine we learn that Jesus didn’t come to destroy the law, but rather fulfill it!  But what should our response to the law be?  Find out today.

References: Matthew 5:17-20

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February 29, 2024
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February 28, 2024
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February 27, 2024
Persecution and tribulation, it’s to be expected in the Christian life.  And maybe when it hits you get down and discouraged!  But today on Sound Doctrine we’ll learn how it’s possible to actually rejoice in the midst of it all!  When you have the eternal perspective it makes all the difference.  Pastor Jeff Johnson is making his way through Matthew’s gospel, and we’re at the tail-end of the beatitudes in chapter five.  
February 26, 2024
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February 24, 2024
When we’re living for Jesus, we can expect to be treated as Jesus was.  That means we’ll be persecuted and even hated at times.  Maybe we’re not invited to all the parties, or we’re ridiculed on social media, or worse yet we lose our very own lives.  But there’s also a blessing to be experienced, for those that are persecuted for righteousness sake.  
February 23, 2024
Being a Christian today usually doesn’t win you a popularity contest.  We’ll be hated and even persecuted at times, when we’re living for the Lord.  But that shouldn’t surprise us, as the Bible said this would be the case.  Today on Sound Doctrine we’ll hear about the blessing attached to those who are persecuted for righteousness sake.  The world may hate you, but God is pleased when you’re living to honor Him, and that’s what counts.  
February 22, 2024
Wars and personal conflicts are commonplace in the world as we know it.  Many are longing for peace but coming up short!  Today on Sound Doctrine we’ll see how we as children of God can become peacemakers.  What is a peacemaker?  You’re about to find out, as we continue through the Sermon on the Mount with pastor Jeff Johnson.  It’s a needed beatitude for today.  So let’s see how to experience God’s peace, and be His instruments of peace in a world in desperate need of it.
February 21, 2024
We’re traveling through the gospel of Matthew one verse at a time, here on Sound Doctrine.  Join the journey!  Today pastor Jeff Johnson opens chapter five, and we’ll have another look at the beatitudes.  Conflicts between people and even nations have been an ongoing problem throughout the ages!   And then you might even look within, and find unrest and turmoil!  What’s the solution and how can we as Christians help matters?  Let’s hear what Jesus has to say about being a Peacemaker.
February 20, 2024
If we’re honest, many of us have a divided heart today.  But the Lord wants us to be single-minded towards Him and pure in heart.  How is that even possible in a world like ours?  We certainly can’t accomplish it on our own, but with the Holy Spirit at work in our lives we can!  That’s the emphasis of today’s study in the Word with pastor Jeff Johnson as he continues through the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew five.
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A weekday radio program featuring the verse by verse Bible teaching of Pastor Jeff Johnson broadcasted throughout the United States and abroad.

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Jeff Johnson is the senior pastor of Calvary Chapel of Downey, California since 1973. The emphasis within his ministry is a verse-by-verse study of the Word of God, giving its full counsel. His influence has experienced a steady and substantial growth over the years with people of all ages. Calvary Chapel of Downey has grown to average weekly attendance of more than 9,000. Teaching seminars, Bible classes, home studies, various training programs, mission outreaches, as well as a Christian Elementary & Jr./Sr. High School, and Bible college meet the needs of this large body. Calvary Chapel's impact is growing from Southern California to virtually around the world. His wife Karyn supports Jeff in his ministry.

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