Sound Doctrine

Jeff Johnson

This is His Church - Episode 1

June 25, 2019

It’s been said that Man plans but God laughs. When the early church was formed, they were told to simply wait for the promise of God’s Spirit. And yet like many today, to simply wait upon the Lord is a challenge. Pastor Jeff Johson shows us the difference between doing things God’s way and doing God’s thing our own way. When we begin to take the work of God’s Spirit and apply our methods independent of God’s prescription, we forfeit the leading of God’s Spirit. With this and much more, join us as we open up Acts 1 in our message titled, “This is His Church” for our time in Sound Doctrine.

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Pastor Jeff Johnson shows how unity and humility were present during the time the disciples were waiting for the Holy Spirit. And while there are many churches that seek to have unity, they do so while sacrificing the truth of Scripture. However, Jesus offers us a better way as we don’t trust in ourselves, but in the simplicity of being led by His Holy Spirit. We are glad to have you along with us as we finish our study titled, “He Shall Return,” in Acts 1 for our time in Sound Doctrine with Pastor Jeff Johnson. 
June 24, 2019
Every blockbuster movie builds anticipation for the premier through a series of trailers, interviews, and social media alerts. The reason? For those loyal followers to get ready for the opening day. The same is true for the followers of Jesus as we get closer to the Lord’s return. Pastor Jeff helps us to see how clearly and consistently the Bible advertises Jesus’ coming for His people and then with His people back to earth. With our study titled, “He Shall Return,” let’s join Pastor Jeff in Acts 1 for an encouraging time in Sound Doctrine.
June 21, 2019
When it comes to last impressions, important words are chosen carefully. As we look at the last words Jesus shared with His disciples, He instructs His people to make sure they wait for the power that God wanted them to have. And just as the disciples were fully equipped by the baptism of the Holy Spirit so that they lacked nothing, Pastor Jeff reminds us that the exact same power is available through the Person of the Holy Spirit.  
June 20, 2019
Witnessing versus being a witness. While it may sound like a minimal distinction between the two at best. Jesus said that those who receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon them will be witness to Him. And while we place a needed emphasis on evangelism, Pastor Jeff Johnson points out that the need to simply be a witness to Jesus, meaning our entire lives will be revealing the reality Jesus Christ wherever we go. This will have an impact on those closest to us first, and then flow outward from there. With our final message titled, “The Baptism of the Holy Spirit,” let’s join Pastor Jeff in Acts 1 for our time in Sound Doctrine.
June 19, 2019
Without the power, the Christian life is knowing what we should do and how we should live, but lacking the ability to carry it out. For that reason many professing Christians live a life of defeat and frustration because they don’t live in God’s power. The book of Acts provides us with crucial information into the lives of those who lived by the power of God’s Holy Spirit. Pastor Jeff Johnson continues our series on the Baptism of the Holy Spirit to show us why we need this in our lives, with personal examples as well. If you realize this crucial element in your life is missing, you’ll be encouraged today. Let’s turn to Acts 1 for our time in Sound Doctrine.
June 18, 2019
There are historical events when people remember where they were when it happened. For some, it was the death of JFK, for others, it was the crashing of the the World Trade Center towers. But imagine the disciples of Jesus hearing that Jesus is going to die...and then arguing over who was the greatest? In Mark 9, Pastor Bill Buffington puts us in the sandals of Jesus and His disciples to learn how to allow God to correct misunderstandings of His Word and see true greatness through servanthood. With that we invite you to join us for Jesus private discourse with His disciples in Mark 9 with Pastor Bill Buffington.
June 17, 2019
 Balance. It’s the equal distribution of weight; It is equilibrium. What is taken for granted among individuals, it is often a challenge for churches to possess. Pastor Jeff Johnson shows that the book of Acts provides the balance to maintaining a close relationship with God’s Spirit and focusing on Jesus as the center and cornerstone of the church. During these last days, the quality of balance becomes increasingly important as we see churches succumb to quick growth schemes. So with our study in Acts 1, let’s join Pastor Jeff for the message titled, “The Baptism of the Holy Spirit,”
June 14, 2019
Though they have been recording amazing feats for years, neither the Guinness Book of World Records nor Ripley’s Believe It or Not, have recorded anything that compares to Jesus’ resurrection from the dead, victory over sin, and ascension to heaven. And as we delve further into our study, Pastor Jeff helps us to see how our faith is bolstered by not having to see Jesus physically after His resurrection. So with our message titled, “Intro to the Acts of the Holy Spirit”, let’s join Pastor Jeff in Acts 1 for our time in Sound Doctrine.
June 13, 2019
 Missions, evangelism, the resurrection, revival, and so much more all in the book of Acts. For the serious student of Scripture, we are embarking on a journey to deepen our roots in the Lord. With Pastor Jeff Johnson leading us in those key themes throughout this important book, the Holy Spirit wants to peel back those areas of our walk and witness to give us His power in those areas where we need Him most. And while some lessons come with pain, they actually help us to understand Jesus’ heart even more. So, grab your Bible as we continue our study on the Intro to the Acts of the Holy Spirit with Pastor Jeff in Acts 1.
June 12, 2019
It’s a sad but true saying that inoculation against the truth is from the truth itself. As we continue with our first studies in the book of Acts, Pastor Jeff Johnson warns us that this book is not a safe book to read. In fact, we discover that it may cause us to see areas in our hearts and lives that are unhealthy. To the person who doesn’t want to change, that presents a danger. However, as we look into the word with unveiled faces, God’s Spirit is doing those changes to make us more like Jesus. Let’s listen in to our study titled, “Intro the Acts of the Holy Spirit” in Acts 1 with Pastor Jeff Johnson.
June 11, 2019
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Daily Devotions
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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