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Jeff Johnson

Avoiding Spiritual Defeat Part 1

January 6, 2022

It’s after we’ve experienced a great victory that we need to be on our guard, as we could so easily experience a spiritual defeat like the people we’ll meet up with today.  How can we avoid defeat?  That’s the question of the day here on Sound Doctrine.  Pastor Jeff Johnson will draw attention to Israel’s defeat in Joshua chapter six, and the reasons for it.  

References: Joshua 7

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January 4, 2022
With inflation the way it is, and the cost of goods and services going through the roof, many of us are feeling the pinch in our pocketbook.  As a result you may feel right now that you can’t afford to give.  But today on Sound Doctrine, we’ll learn we can’t afford not to give.  
January 3, 2022
We’re in the middle of a study in First Peter.  The believer is no stranger to suffering, especially in recent months.  But God never promised this life would be easy for us.  However, there’s a comforting promise you can cling to at such times, and it’s this: God’s eyes are on us, and His ears are open to our prayers.  Be encouraged by that now, as we join pastor Jeff in chapter three, at verses 10-13.
January 1, 2022
Here we are at the doorstep of another year.  And I’m sure if you’re like most you faced many battles and challenges in 2021.  You can be sure, there are more ahead.  Which makes today’s lesson in Joshua chapter six so very timely and encouraging.  Today on Sound Doctrine pastor Jeff Johnson shows us how to experience victory through faith.  It would prove to be the recipe for success in the battle of Jericho.
December 31, 2021
Pastor Jeff Johnson is in a chapter by chapter study of Joshua.  Joshua and the people of Israel are about to experience an incredible victory at Jericho.  It came because they did God’s work God’s way. That’s the recipe for success for us too.  Let’s see how to experience victory through faith, today on Sound Doctrine.
December 30, 2021
From our early days in Sunday School many of us have heard time and time again the story of Joshua and the battle of Jericho.  But there’s a very important lesson tucked within this story that you may have missed!   Pastor Jeff Johnson is going to focus on Joshua six.  God is about to give Joshua and His people marching orders that may have seemed a little strange.  They followed God’s plan though, and victory was obtained. 
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Jeff Johnson heads back to Joshua on this Tuesday.  The Lord called Joshua to lead His people into the Promised Land, and there were certainly battles involved.  But it was important for the people to realize- the battle was the Lord’s.  Oh how we need to hear that today, as we will face many battles in life in the year ahead.  As we’re going about the Lord’s work, He’s going to make sure it’s successful, if we’ll rely on Him in faith.  
December 28, 2021
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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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