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Jeff Johnson

Intro. to the Acts of the Holy Spirit - Episode 1

June 10, 2019

A.W. Tozer said, “If the Holy Spirit was withdrawn from the church today, 95 percent of what we do would go on and no one would know the difference. If the Holy Spirit had been withdrawn from the New Testament church, 95 percent of what they did would stop, and everybody would know the difference.” As we start a new series in the book of Acts, Pastor Jeff peels back the curtain on the acts of the early believers to show how the Holy Spirit was and still is essential to the work of the church. With our study titled, “Intro to the Acts of the Holy Spirit,” let’s join Pastor Jeff in Acts 1.

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In our era of studying famous leaders and titans of industry or history, the question of “What makes you tick,” is often examined. While the answers vary from person to person, yet for the Christian, the answer is the Word of God. It is the bridge to walking in the peace and grace of God. Pastor Jeff Johnson reminds us that the believers in the NT maintained a close communion with God because they had a close relationship with the Word. And our experience of His peace is in direct proportion to our time in it. And join us Monday as we begin to look at a new study in the book of Acts. until then we invite you in our time in 2 Thess 3 with Pastor Jeff Johnson.
June 7, 2019
War will cease with the presence of peace. While not intended to rhyme that is the message that Pastor Jeff Johnson shares as we wind down to our last two studies in the book of 2 Thessalonians. He helps us to see that while we don’t minimize the reality of the struggles and pressures in life, It is through God’s enabling of Grace and peace that we are strengthened to handle the surprises that life throws at us. With our message titled, “He is Able to Enable”, let’s join Pastor Jeff in 2 Thessalonians 3 for our study in Sound Doctrine.
June 6, 2019
The joy and peace that we desire is met across the threshold of repentance. With these two themes of repentance and peace we find ourselves as we say goodbye to 2 Thessalonians before we welcome our new study in the book of Acts. Pastor Jeff underscores the need for repentance in order to experience God’s ability to give us His peace, even in the midst of some of the greatest stress and upheaval. Tune in as we learn about how “He is Able to Enable” in 2 Thessalonians 3 with Pastor Jeff Johnson for our time in Sound Doctrine.
June 5, 2019
The need of discipline and the nature of discipline are both the focus  when it comes to the body of Jesus Christ correcting with those influences that would bring sickness to its members. It’s not just the job of the Pastor, or of the elders, but Pastor Jeff Johnson speaks about the need for each member of the body to spot and address those unhealthy influences that bring disorder and infect others’ lives. And while confrontation is never easy, it is necessary. We encourage you to take note of this important area of church discipline in our study titled, “Orders from Headquarters,” as we come near the
June 4, 2019
The Bible says that a little leaven can leaven the whole lump. It’s a spiritual principle speaking of the permeating influence of even a little area of compromise or sin can impact great areas. This was true when it came to the church in Thessalonica. Pastor Jeff Johnson shows how the fellowship had a small group of people who were disorderly, bringing disorder into the fellowship because of their unwillingness to work. He shares Paul’s remedy for such groups of people, both in the church then, and now. We invite you to turn to 2 Thessalonians 3 for our time in Sound Doctrine.
June 3, 2019
There is a false perception among some in the church that labor was a result of the curse, when in truth, labor existed before sin entered into humanity. God has provided work as a fulfillment for man’s own benefit. God always calls those who are already busy to serve Him. As we look at the model that Paul gave the church in Thessalonica, he shows that his work continued on while he ministered to the believers there. Pastor Jeff helps us to see it is this is the way ministry should be because work builds character. So join us as we finish the message titled, “Paul’s Final Warning,” in 2 Thessalonians 3 for our exhortation in Sound Doctrine.
May 31, 2019
The elephant in the room is not just an issue that exists in interpersonal relationships, it also exists in the church as well. When there are those who are in the church who were misbehaving and acting idle and disorderly, the church wasn’t heeding Paul’s instructions to deal with it. Pastor Jeff Johnson says that the church needs to confront those who give an appearance of being right, but don’t act with the heart of Jesus. When we don’t address these issues, it pollutes the whole church. So with that in mind, let’s join Pastor Jeff in 2 Thessalonians 3 for our study titled, “Paul’s Final Warning” in our time in Sound Doctrine.
May 30, 2019
Indolent, lackadaisical, apathetic. These are just a few words used to describe those who Paul the apostle was warning the church in Thessalonica about. The fact that Paul actually commanded in the name of Jesus shows that this wasn’t a side issue, but something to be taken seriously. This was an issue that the church was previously warned about, now being reminded again. Pastor Jeff Johnson says that there were people in the fellowship who’s End Times understanding was lacking. As the body of Christ, they were encouraged to confront those people in the fellowship who did those things. With our study titled, “Paul’s Final Warning,” let’s join Pastor Jeff in 2 Thessalonians for our time in Sound Doctrine.
May 29, 2019
As the church, the Bible gives us many metaphors. We are living stones, we are the household of God, and we are also referred to as good soldiers of Jesus Christ. A soldier’s life depends on how well they receive and obey the commands they are given because life and death is on the line. With eternal stakes on the line, it is even more crucial that the Christian is motivated by obedience. And yet Pastor Jeff Johnson points out that there is so much more that propels us to serve Jesus. Join us to discover what drives us to respond to our Lord. With our study titled, “Pass it on,” let’s join Pastor Jeff in our study in Sound Doctrine.
May 28, 2019
It’s been said that Satan can’t destroy what God protects. Jesus said that the gates of hell will not prevail against the church. So why do believers go through all kinds of challenges and difficulties when it comes to serving the Lord? As we find ourselves in 2 Thessalonians 3 Pastor Jeff Johnson shows how the spiritual warfare we experience as we serve the Lord allows God to work in our lives in a way that doesn’t happen apart from it. And while we don’t look for trials, we look for God in the midst of them.  With our second study titled, “Pass it On,” let’s open to 2 Thess 3 in our message with Pastor Jeff Johnson.
May 27, 2019
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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.

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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