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Jeff Johnson

Orders from Headquarters - Episode 2

June 4, 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

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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
The Bible says of itself that God’s power is built in to the truth of Scripture. It creates, controls, convicts, and accomplishes heaven’s purposes. The Word that is shared instead of the act of sharing itself is what accomplishes God’s intentions. So when we share, we don’t have to stress about our delivery as we do making sure we deliver the Word of God. With that theme Pastor Jeff Johnson helps us to see the need for prayer and God’s Word going together is what makes the Word spread rapidly. And as we combine those two traits together, we will watch God set people free with the truth. With our study titled, “Pass It On,” let’s join Pastor Jeff in 2 Thessalonians 3 for our time in Sound Doctrine.
May 24, 2019
The Bible says that our lives are living epistles, or letters, known and read by all people. As we witness and work for the Lord, others will see love and joy coming out of our lives as an advertisement for the grace of God working in us. Pastor Jeff Johnson helps us to see that this life is real and not impossible for those who are obeying and walking with the Lord. But it is actually the overflow of a life that is built upon, and maintained by those who “Hold On To Sound Doctrine”. So let’s listen in to final installment of our study in 2 Thessalonians 2 with Pastor Jeff Johnson.
May 23, 2019
More than a memorable photo op at Buckingham Palace, the queens guard and their iconic red uniforms and black helmets are recognized for their stoic watch at their post. Their diligence to remain there symbolizes the Apostle Paul’s exhortation to the believer today: Stand fast in what you were taught. As Pastor Jeff Johnson illustrates, it’s not simply a noble standard, but a real life necessity for our spiritual health and maturity. So let’s tune in for the message titled, “Hold On to Sound Doctrine,” in 2 Thessalonians 2, with Pastor Jeff Johnson.
May 22, 2019
As any farmer will tell you weathervane on the top of barns are perfect for telling us which direction the wind is going. But when it comes to standing against the winds, they’re useless. In a similar way Pastor Jeff Johnson shows how it is important for the Christian to be cautious not to be like a weather vane, being tossed around with every new doctrine, idea, or spiritual fad that pops up in our culture. So it was with the church in Thessalonica. As they embraced the truth of Jesus Christ, Paul promised that God would comfort and establish them in their convictions. We are reminded that God will do the same thing for us today as we stand firm in what we have been taught. With more in our study titled, “Hold On to Sound Doctrine,” let’s turn to 2 Thessalonians 2 for our study with Pastor Jeff Johnson.
May 21, 2019
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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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