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Jeff Johnson

God's Preparation and Deliverance Part 1

August 22, 2023

Join us in Genesis chapter 41 today. If you’ll recall, Joseph was sold into slavery by his brothers, falsely accused of rape and then thrown into jail.  But that’s not the end of the story.  As you’ll hear in a moment, Joseph would go from a prison to a palace, and become the 2nd most powerful man in the world.  Only God could do something like this.  

References: Genesis 41:39-57

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We’re in the middle of a study in Genesis, looking at the life of Joseph.  In chapter 41 Pharoah has a couple of dreams and Joseph is about to help him interpret them.  Through it all we’ll come to a deeper understanding of God’s sovereignty!  I think you’ll be greatly encouraged as you hear how God rules and reigns in our lives, and His timing is perfect.  
August 21, 2023
We pull back the curtain in the spiritual realm today on Sound Doctrine as pastor Jeff Johnson digs deeper into Daniel chapter ten.  There’s a lot we don’t know or understand in this whole area of spiritual warfare and angels, but this passage in Daniel gives us a glimpse.  And after all is said and done, I think you’ll walk away with a much better understanding of the ministry of angels and work of demons too.  
August 19, 2023
When life seems to be spinning out of control, or you’re hit with roadblocks or setbacks, you might start to wonder what God is up to!  But today on Sound Doctrine we’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at how God works in our lives… even as we’re suffering!  Pastor Jeff Johnson draws attention to how God orchestrated the steps and stops of Joseph’s life.   He had everything under control.  Let’s be encouraged to trust the Lord to do the same in our lives.
August 18, 2023
We’re in Genesis chapter 40 today. Hardship and sorrow may not be our favorite teacher but it’s an effective one. God knows it and uses it in our lives!  Last time we began to hear of how God allowed Joseph to experience great sorrow.  It came in the form of being horribly mistreated, falsely accused and imprisoned. Yet God uses it to accomplish His purposes. And I should add the Lord often does that in our lives. 
August 17, 2023
We’ve got a great study from Genesis chapter 40 all set and ready to go, here today on Sound Doctrine.  Americans by and large hate to wait.  Whether it’s on the freeway or in the drive-through line, people are easily irritated while they wait.  Today we’ll learn that God often has us in the waiting room, but while we’re waiting, He’s working!   This shines through the story of Joseph.  
August 16, 2023
Are you finding it hard to defeat a certain sin in your life?  Perhaps you fall into it time after time, and left with feelings of defeat and frustration?  There is hope, and something you can do about it!  Today on Sound Doctrine we turn our attention to Genesis 39 where Joseph faced tremendous temptation- yet won the battle.  Pastor Jeff Johnson notices quite a few keys to victory from Joseph’s life that can help us overcome the temptations we face. 
August 15, 2023
Temptation to sin… we all face it.  Maybe it’s a temptation to cheat on an exam at school, cheat on your spouse, or not report some of your income!  But there is a way to resist temptation successfully, and it’s modeled for us by Joseph.  That’s the focus of our time and attention today on Sound Doctrine.  
August 14, 2023
One of the most difficult things about fighting a virus, is it’s not visible to the naked eye.  But there’s another war we’re engaged it, that often goes unnoticed… and that’s spiritual warfare!  Today on Sound Doctrine we’ll take you to Daniel chapter ten, where we get a good picture of what’s occurring in the unseen realm!  And one of the best ways to fight, is on our knees in prayer.  
August 12, 2023
Emmanuel means God with us.  But do you really live like you believe that God is with you?  Even when the doctor says it’s cancer, or you’re layed off at work!  Today on Sound Doctrine we continue the story of Joseph in Genesis chapter 39, and pastor Jeff Johnson doesn’t want us to lose sight of this… God was with Joseph every step of the way.  Even in his trials and temptation.  The same holds true for each of us.
August 11, 2023
Pastor Jeff Johnson is our Bible teacher, and about to open Genesis chapter 38.  As you closely examine the family tree of Jesus, you quickly see it’s full of big time sinners.  But this ought to encourage us.  You see, we’re big sinners too.  And God has the grace to meet us where we’re at, and adopt us into His family.  
August 10, 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.

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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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