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Jeff Johnson

A Friend of God Part 1

April 25, 2023

Maybe you’re facing what looks to be an impossible situation today?  Today on Sound Doctrine be encouraged as we have a look at Genesis chapter eighteen, and the story of Abraham and Sarah.  Just picture it, Sarah is 90 years of age.  Well past child-bearing age, and yet the Lord tells her and her husband that about this time next year, Sarah will have a son!  Through it all, we’re reminded of the great ability of God. 

References: Genesis 18

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We’ll join pastor Jeff Johnson in Genesis chapter seventeen today.  In Old Testament times God instructed all Jewish males to be circumcised.  This would serve as a powerful reminder of what Jesus would later do with those that trust in Him.  He would perform a circumcision of the heart.  
April 24, 2023
In both Daniel and Revelation we’re told of a coming global leader that will come onto the scene in the last days, known as the antichrist.  And we’re going to get to know him right now on Sound Doctrine.  Not to frighten you, but rather to encourage you to look for the return of Jesus.  The end time Anti-Christ will promise peace, and bring destruction!   The world will embrace him and his lies.  Let’s learn about his evil reign this weekend with pastor Jeff Johnson.
April 22, 2023
We realize we can’t always do the things we want to do. Sometimes you can’t beat a chronic disease or  mend a broken relationship. Today on Sound Doctrine, we’ll contrast our inability with the God who can accomplish all things. He is the Almighty God and His will is always accomplished. 
April 21, 2023
Certain skeptics find the miracles in the Bible hard to believe.   From Noah and the flood, to Jonah and the Big Fish... and how is it possible for a woman to bear a child at 90 years of age they ask?  But they fail to realize that God is able to do anything He wants to do in His time.  We’ll focus on God’s faithfulness and ability here today on Sound Doctrine as our study of Genesis continues with pastor Jeff Johnson.  
April 20, 2023
Sometimes God calls us to action but sometimes he calls us to wait. Are we willing to be obedient and cooperate with His plan? Today on Sound Doctrine, we’ll hear about how Abraham and Sarah were not so willing to wait for God’s plan. Instead, they tried to help God out!  
April 19, 2023
You might not find it so difficult to trust God when times are good, but how about when you’re waiting on God or times are tough?  And your expectations aren’t met?  Will you trust God then?  Today on Sound Doctrine we find Abraham and Sarah in the waiting room.  While they should have been trusting in God, they tried to help God out.  Let’s see what went down in Genesis chapter sixteen.  
April 18, 2023
Whether it’s in the doctor’s office or in traffic, we don’t like to wait!  We grow impatient if we have to wait for something for 10 minutes, but imagine having to wait for something for many years!  Today we turn to the story of Abraham and Sarah waiting for their promised son to arrive.  After waiting for quite some time they decide to take matters into their own hands!  Big mistake.  
April 17, 2023
We’ll join Jeff Johnson in Daniel chapter eight this weekend.  Here we uncover some amazing fulfilled prophecy.  And it not only speaks to the reliability of God’s Word but pastor Jeff says this relates to us in more ways than one.  So get ready for some powerful prophecy.  
April 15, 2023
There’s a lot of trouble and turmoil in our world today, and many are fearful as a result!  Maybe that would describe you today?  That fear can be extinguished, if you take Genesis chapter fifteen to heart.  That’s where we’re headed today on Sound Doctrine.  Pastor Jeff Johnson will recall a time when the Lord spoke an important message to Abraham, “Fear Not!”  And perhaps those are words you need to hear as well.  
April 14, 2023
Do not be afraid!  That phrase is scattered throughout the Bible, over and over again. We could rightly conclude that the Lord knew these are words we need to hear, especially right now.  Today we turn together to chapter 15 and uncover the anecdote for fear.   
April 13, 2023
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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.

About Jeff Johnson

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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