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Jeff Johnson

The Flesh Versus the Spirit Part 2

May 11, 2023

When you become a believer in Christ it doesn’t take long to realize you’ve just entered into a fierce battle.  The enemy has his sights on you, but there’s also a battle within.  Something we refer to as the battle between the flesh and the Spirit.   But here’s the good news.  You can experience victory and we’ll explain how on Sound Doctrine.  

References: Genesis 21:1-17

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Certain skeptics find the miracles in the Bible hard to believe.   From Noah and the flood, to Jonah and the big fish... and how is it possible for a woman to bear a child at 90 years of age they ask?  But they fail to realize that God is able to do anything He wants to do.  We’ll focus on God’s faithfulness to keep His promises here today on Sound Doctrine as our study of Genesis continues with pastor Jeff Johnson.  
May 10, 2023
When we fail and fall into sin, we may start to wonder is there any hope for recovery?  Will God now put me on the shelf!  Today on Sound Doctrine pastor Jeff Johnson recalls Abraham’s fall in Genesis chapter twenty.  But we’ll also take notice of God’s mercy.  There’s wonderful encouragement for sinners in this passage as we hear all about the God of restoration. 
May 9, 2023
Abraham, the Father of Faith and friend of God was far from perfect.  Today on Sound Doctrine we’ll recall one of the lowest points of his life.  While Abraham would fall numerous times, God by His mercy and grace would pick him up and restore him.  Pastor Jeff Johnson doesn’t want us to miss the application to our live.  You’ll see there’s life and blessing even after a failure.  
May 8, 2023
We’ll join pastor Jeff Johnson in Daniel chapter nine this weekend.  How’s your prayer life going these days?  We all have room for growth in this area that’s for sure.  We can learn a lot by studying the prayers in the Bible.  And the prayer recorded here in Daniel nine is truly incredible.  Today pastor Jeff encourages a prayer life that is always motivated by the Word of God and grounded in the will of God.
May 6, 2023
Sexual scandal, lies, coverup… sounds like something we’d see in a movie or hear on the news today.  But it’s also the headliner for Genesis chapter twenty!  As you’ll hear in a moment Abraham, the father of our faith, falls into the same sin that God had previously delivered him from. Pastor Jeff Johnson will use our time together on Sound Doctrine to explain why integrity and character is so important in a day and age where it’s hard to find.  
May 5, 2023
On today’s broadcast Pastor Jeff Johnson takes us into  Genesis chapter twenty, and Abraham finds himself having to repeat a grade in the school of faith.  You see  Abraham falls into the sin from which God had previously and mercifully delivered him.  Sound familiar? You no doubt, as we all do, have areas of weakness in your life.  And God in His mercy seeks to help us with that!   
May 4, 2023
God is about to judge Sodom and Gomorrah in Genesis nineteen.  Just before this occurred He mercifully told Lot and his family to leave and flee to the mountains and don’t look back. As you may know, his wife looked back and died as a result.  Pastor Jeff believes this is a powerful reminder of what can happen to us when we turn back to the world!
May 3, 2023
Could it get any worse?  Has that thought raced through your mind recently as you consider the moral depravity all around us?  It’s reminiscent of the days of Lot as you’ll soon see.  But this shouldn’t surprise us, as the Lord said it would be so.  Pastor Jeff Johnson will take us to Genesis chapter nineteen where God is going to judge Sodom and Gomorrah, but before He does, He removes the righteous.  Pastor Jeff believes the same thing will occur before the Tribulation period.
May 2, 2023
In Luke seventeen the Lord compares the days of Lot to the world just before Jesus returns. Pastor Jeff says we see a pattern emerge in our study of the Scriptures as well.  Before God judges He delivers the righteous.  That’s seen in the story of Lot and the same holds true at the Tribulation.  
May 1, 2023
This weekend we continue our study of Daniel.  In chapter eight we run across Daniel’s second vision.  While much of this prophecy has already been fulfilled, some of it deals with future events that could take place in the not too-distant future.  Hear all about the end time Anti-Christ as you join us for today’s Sound Doctrine.  
April 29, 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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