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Jeff Johnson

God's Presence and our Response Part 2

June 30, 2023

In recent weeks we’ve been witness to some high drama.  Jacob deceived his father to receive the blessing, and is on the run from his brother, who wants to kill him.  And after a long journey, Jacob finally goes to sleep.  And he would have an encounter with God that would totally change him! 

References: Genesis 28:16-22

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No matter where we are, or what we go through, God is with us.  What a blessing for the believer to cling to.  And today on Sound Doctrine we’ll be reminded of God’s presence, and we’ll also hear what our response should be to this!   We’ll be in Genesis chapter 28.  And God is dealing with Jacob.  We’ll soon discover this is reminiscent of how He deals with us too!  
June 29, 2023
Right now we’re in Genesis chapter 28, and for the next 8 chapters the focus will be on Jacob.  Up until now we’ve seen Jacob up to no good, but God got a hold of his life.  And we begin to hear of his transformation and really the saving of Jacob in this chapter.  
June 28, 2023
We left off in Genesis chapter 28.  Many of us are fascinated with angels.  We wonder at times if we’ve encountered them without even knowing it!  In this portion of Scripture Jacob has a dream, and he’s seeing angels ascending and descending upon a ladder to heaven.  We’ll hear all about these ministering spirits of God, but also hear how this ladder speaks of Jesus the only ladder to heaven!
June 27, 2023
We enter chapter 28 of Genesis today and the focus is on Jacob.  If you’ll recall, he had just deceived his father into receiving the blessing.  Yes Jacob was a conniver, a heal catcher.  But God would change his life, and he would be governed by God.  We’ll hear all about this transformation which should encourage us all in light of our sin-stained past.
June 26, 2023
We’re about to continue our series in Daniel.  And in recent days we’ve been spotlighting Daniel’s 70 weeks, in Daniel chapter nine.  Pastor Jeff is quick to point out how important this chapter is, as it really unlocks God’s prophetic program for us.  No doubt why some Bible scholars refer to it as the backbone of Bible prophecy.  
June 24, 2023
If you ever want to see what going stale, and meddling to your own hurt looks like, well consider what happened to Isaac and Rebekah. They went down that road and they lost everything.  And it started with Rebekah’s unwillingness to wait on God’s timing and Word to be fulfilled and Isaac going stale.  It happened to them, and it can easily happen to us.  Join us for Sound Doctrine as pastor Jeff Johnson takes a closer look at Genesis chapter 27 and the principle of sowing and reaping.
June 23, 2023
Today on Sound Doctrine we take a look at an Old Testament story that resembles a soap opera in many ways.  But through it all we’re reminded yet again that what goes around comes around.  Put another way, what we sow is what we’ll reap.  Pastor Jeff Johnson will also utilize this time together to show us how to give our kids the blessing we so desperately want for their lives.  
June 22, 2023
We see examples all over of the sowing and reaping principle.  From the person who took drugs for years and now is paying for it with health problems, to the parent who neglected their kids and now they have severe problems as adults.  Today on Sound Doctrine we’ll see another example played out before us in Genesis chapter 27, through Isaac and Rebekah, and their two boys.  
June 21, 2023
It’s sad to see a family fall apart, and it seems to be happening at a record pace these days.  Today on Sound Doctrine you’ll hear about a family gone wrong.  What led to this downward spiral into deception?  We’ll find out today.  And it will serve as a reminder that what we sow is what we’ll reap.  
June 20, 2023
You may feel as though your family is a real mess or dysfunctional.  That’s the story for many of us, and it certainly was the case for the family we’ll hear about today on Sound Doctrine.  This family fell apart, and it all started with scheming and lies.  Hear about a Family Gone Wrong as pastor Jeff Johnson opens Genesis chapter 27.  
June 19, 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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