A special video message – and triplets update – from Jeremiah Johnston

My grandfather, John Wesley, always critiqued my sermons when I began teaching the Scriptures. Often he would say,

“If I don’t share what needs improvement, you won’t believe me when I share what is excellent!”

Twenty years later, his advice to “never preach a sermon that does not change your life first” still resonates. Last Sunday I preached on the person, power and presence of the Holy Spirit at Houston’s First Baptist Church. I wanted to share the message with you because it was so convicting to me in my time of study and preparation. I pray this message will encourage you as it has others. We have all of the Holy Spirit, but does the Holy Spirit have all of us?

Your Inner Strength: The Filling of the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is largely the forgotten member of the Trinity, yet He is our needed guide in our Christian walk. We are sealed at Salvation, yet we are to be continually filled again and again with the Holy Spirit. Do you need wisdom, guidance, freedom, victory? Are you experiencing roadblocks, dead ends, and boredom? Yield your life in complete surrender to His work, and ask to be filled with the Holy Spirit.

Here’s a pic from Father’s Day. Our triplets, Abel, Ryder and Jaxson, celebrate their second birthday on July 7! They are thriving and we thank God for your prayers as we continue to serve the Lord. Lily Faith celebrates her ninth birthday this Saturday and Justin is six going on 21!

Thank you, Skyler, for your sensitivity to God’s Spirit working in your life. It was a blessing to pray with so many at the altar.

I am grateful to the media department at Houston’s First Baptist for posting this video!

Yours, as ever

Jeremiah J. Johnston, Ph.D.

P.S. Here is a message I presented at Prestonwood Baptist Church men’s conference “Man Up” – Galatians 1:10 “Am I a man pleaser or a God pleaser?

Unimaginable (hardcover) can be purchased for 58% off $8.30 on Amazon right now!

I was recently a guest on Chris Fabry Live with special guest host Susie Larson on Moody Radio

Talking about Unimaginable on Moody Radio

In this episode of Chris Fabry Live, Guest Host Susie Larson and I discuss the culture-shaping influence of Christ and Christendom.

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I have always enjoyed talking to Chris about the state of biblical illiteracy in the Church today. Listen to this 2016 video from Chris Faby LIVE on Moody Radio.


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Photos of Oasis Church for the CTS Unanswered Event

Upcoming Christian Thinkers Society Events
April 10-11YPS Student Leadership University Prestonwood Baptist – 700 Youth Pastors – Dallas Texas
April 14-15 Boston, MA 200 pastors for annual appreciation dinner – the theme is the need for Christian Unity. Sunday am multiple churches coming together for two joint services across different denominations. This is my first time preaching this far north in New England (Wilmington, Delaware and NYC were my previous furthest preaching point).
April 20-21 – Extraordinary Women Event Pensacola at the Bay Center Arena with E-Women events. I’m told there will be 4-5,000 women
April 22Olive Baptist Church of Pensacola Florida with Dr. Ted Traylor – two services. They run 3,500 on Sunday.
April 29 – Boot Ranch House Church – Boot Ranch, TX. – Chairman of HBU Board.
May 19-20 Houston’s First Baptist – (I also have two Sundays here in June 17/24).
May 25 Commencement Address Houston Christian High School

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Release date is December 5, 2017


Thankful to teach at Houston’s First Baptist Church during another Unanswered Tour Event

Body of Proof: Why Can I Trust in the Bodily Resurrection of Jesus and How Does That Charge May Life Today?

HBU Associate Professor of Early Christianity and Christian Thinkers Society Founder Dr. Jeremiah J. Johnston spoke at Houston’s First Baptist Church on October 22. He shared a message entitled, “Body of Proof: Seven Reasons We Know Jesus Rose from the Dead.” He was joined by Cary Summers, president of the Museum of the Bible, who described the epic museum to Pastor Gregg Matte and the congregation.

You can watch the entire service on Houston’s First Baptist Church Facebook LIVE.

CTS posted this thank you to Houston’s First Baptist Church on Facebook

Here are some pictures from yesterdays message.




It was great to teach on “Wednesdays In The Word” with Sheila Walsh on Life Today with James & Betty Robinson

I am teaching on Wednesdays in the Word with Sheila Walsh today on Life Today with James and Betty Robison (which airs across the US, Canada, UK, Europe and Australia).

A powerful program today about the Resurrection.

The Resurrection

You can find today episode online here: https://lifetoday.org/video/the-resurrection

Below is a link to the station guide where you can find the times your show will air in specific local television markets (airs 5 xs today in Houston):
Show Times

CBN News interviewed Audrey and myself in our Living Room

John Jessup from CBN News interviewed Audrey about how our faith ed us evacuate our 5 children to safety because of the rising waters from Hurricane Harvey.


Here is an excerpt from John Jessup’s article:

When the order was finally lifted a week later, the Johnstons returned to find their home nearly intact. The most extensive damage was mold and water damage in the master bathroom.

Audrey saw their good fortune as a means to give thanks and others who didn’t fare as well.

“Because the Lord allowed our home to be spared, it’s our duty and honor to go those who weren’t as fortunate,” she said.

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Life Today Show with Special Guest Jeremiah Johnston, Ph.D. Coming Soon

I would love for you to tune in as Sheila Walsh and I teach you the Word of God on the Life Today Broadcast.


Wednesday, September 13

Special Guest:

Jeremiah Johnston: The Silence of God


The author of “Unanswered” gives a deep biblical view of God’s purpose behind His silence.

Below is a link to the station guide where you can find the times of the show will air in specific local television markets:

Show Times

What Kind of a Loving God allows Something like Harvey?

While being interviewed by Stuart Varney on Varney & Co. of FoxBusiness, I said “our faith is made genuine through adversity” and “In times of tragedy, we should turn to God and not away from him. He is with us through his church, our neighbors …” – Thankful to share the hope we have in God in the midst of trials and adversity this morning from Houston with Varney & Co. on FOXBusiness. We are now back home seeing generosity that is unprecedented from our community, the Body of Christ, and the greater Houston area.

“Can I ask you to respond – What Kind of a loving God allows something like Harvey. Can you answer that?” Varney & Co. asked me this question and others today on Fox Business. What if you were not spared? What can we hold onto?  Fox News#HoustonStrong