Sound Doctrine

Jeff Johnson

How Not to Walk, Part 2

August 21, 2018

In order for us to enjoy God’s presence, power, and protection, personal holiness is required in our lives, the separation from evil, and separation to the Lord. Experiencing God’s presence depends on our obedience to His commands. As we continue to learn, “How Not to Walk” in Ephesians, we are noticing how God calls us to avoid the things that promote self-centeredness and self-love above a sacrificial love for others. Pastor Jeff continues to exhort us to sound living from Sound Doctrine in Ephesians chapter 5.

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Psalm 1 is one of the most read psalms in the Bible. It outlines the way of the man or woman who is blessed by God. The most noteworthy characteristics of being a blessed person is by what that person doesn’t do as much as what they do. As we continue our studies in Ephesians the apostle Paul reminds us that walking as children who resemble their heavenly Father, there are sinful practices we need to stay as far away from as possible. We begin a new series titled, “How Not to Walk”, and we invite you to take the next few moments and  join Pastor Jeff in Ephesians 5 for today’s edition of Sound Doctrine.
August 20, 2018
There is no lack of self-help books that will demonstrate the science of body language to learn how to lead people, or 5 quick ways to rise above co-workers within the corporate ranks. These are all based on serving ourselves. But if we desire to have an eternal impact on those around us, God calls us to follow in the footsteps of Jesus through self-denial and sacrifice. It’s our final message in the study titled, “God is Love, So Walk in Love”. If you have your Bibles, join us in Ephesians 5 for our time together in Sound Doctrine.
August 17, 2018
As a child did you ever have that experience when you saw or copied other children? Maybe you watched some kids repeat exactly what another child said over and over to the annoyance of the first child. Today Pastor Jeff says that in order to be imitators of God, we need to learn how to walk in the power of God’s Spirit by casting off the anger, bitterness and resentment of our flesh. This and so much more are included in our study titled, “God is Love, so Walk in Love” with Pastor Jeff Johnson in Ephesians 5 for today’s encouragement in Sound Doctrine.
August 16, 2018
As believers we live inbetween two worlds. The physical world of the here and now. And the future that is to come, brought by Jesus Christ. While we recognize that the days are growing darker as time progresses on this world, this should cause us to look up with hopeful expectation because our redemption is drawing near. In Ephesians 5 we are given commands on how to walk, a practical guide on how to be in the world, but not of the world. With more on our study titled, “God is love, so Walk in Love,” here is Pastor Jeff Johnson.
August 15, 2018
We all like the idea of being tender hearted. The grace and love that flows through that heart resembles Jesus. And we love the idea. But the practice of forgiveness is our challenge. Mark Twain said, “Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.” In today’s edition of Sound Doctrine Pastor Jeff Johnson helps us to adopt a Biblical perspective on the how and why we forgive from Ephesians 4. If you’re able, we invite you to grab your Bible and take notes for our final message in our study titled, “Hard Hearted or Tender Hearted?” with Pastor Jeff Johnson.
August 14, 2018
When it comes to developing a hardened heart, we discover that it doesn’t happen overnight. Through the process of time, offenses we have received continue to fester within our minds. But we don’t have to allow it to be that way either. In our study of Sound Doctrine today, Pastor Jeff Johnson tells us that we need to put up a good spiritual fight to bring ourselves to obey the Lord and watch Him restore a tender heart once again. We invite you to join us for our study titled, “Hard Hearted or Tender Hearted” in Ephesians 4 with Pastor Jeff Johnson.
August 13, 2018
Robert Frost’s poem, “The Road Not Taken” details two paths in the woods. Knowing he can only take one, he consoles himself saying he’ll get to the other path another time. As you read the poem, you realize Frost is talking about life choices. Today on Sound Doctrine the apostle Paul is showing us two divergent paths in the Christian life. One leads to blessing with Christ, while the other leads to bondage. Pastor Jeff reminds us of the importance to choose God’s way because Satan is always looking to bring us down. With more on that, let’s begin our study titled, “Hard-Hearted or Tender-Hearted” with Pastor Jeff Johnson.
August 10, 2018
The process of grieving the Holy Spirit always follows resisting what God is trying to do through His conviction in our hearts. The more we resist the more numb and dull our sense of His conviction becomes. But conversely the more we listen and obey when He is speaking to us, the more we are pleasing to Him. In our final episode of “Grieving the Spirit - Part 2” we discover that the battle between flesh and the Spirit is won as we surrender to the Lord on a daily basis with godly habits, thoughts which make a lifestyle of feeding ourselves with God’s Word, fellowship, and prayer. We invite you to join us in Ephesians 4 for today’s study with Pastor Jeff Johnson.
August 9, 2018
Judging by believer’s reaction, the topic of who the Holy Spirit is and how He works can be a challenging for God’s people to engage in. However, D.L. Moody said, “You might as well try to hear without ears, or breathe without lungs, as try to live a Christian life without the Spirit of God in your heart.” In our second episode of “Grieving the Holy Spirit Part 2” Pastor Jeff helps us to see how we need to engage and invite God’s Spirit to work in our lives and then allow Him to work in us according to the Scriptures. With more on that let’s join Pastor Jeff Johnson in Ephesians 4 for today’s edition of Sound Doctrine.
August 8, 2018
As believers we all say that we want to be pleasing to God. But part of knowing how to please God is knowing those sins, attitudes, and habits that grieve His Spirit. As we continue on in our series called “Grieving the Holy Spirit - Part 2, Pastor Jeff tries to pull the veil back so we can see how believers can end up serving the Spirit of God by the power and energy of the flesh. In our study he shows that though every believer has the Holy Spirit, the Holy Spirit may not have every believer. Join us as we begin our study of Ephesians 4 for today’s encouragement in Sound Doctrine.
August 7, 2018
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This special collections of daily devotions with your Calvary Chapel Pastors will edify you as you read each day of the year. God's Word in these devotions will inspire you. As these Pastors share their hearts and personal experiences of God's faithfulness.

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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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