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Obedience to the Truth

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A Sermon on 1 Peter 1:22

Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart, (ESV)

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The Gospel tells us how we can be delivered – how can this become ours? People are commanded to repent. Listen to this sermon on 1 Peter 1:22 where Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones appeals to the listener to obey God's truth, for it is far greater than the Law of man. Learn what the business of preaching is. To not repent is to disobey – this is sin. The essence of sin is a refusal to believe God. If man does not submit to the Gospel, its truth will confront him in eternity. Do you think God is a liar? Obey this truth, it is the way of salvation. The work God wants you to do is believe in Him whom He sent. Do not resist the free gift of God in Jesus Christ – man cannot fulfill the Law by his own works. Submit yourself to His righteousness. What is faith? The mystery of the Gospel is profound, but you must believe it. God justifies the ungodly, not the righteous. Believe this message now and come exactly as you are. “All the fitness He requireth is to feel your need of Him.” Purify your soul by believing.

Additional Scripture Translations

1 Peter 1:22, New American Standard Bible

22Since you have purified your souls in obedience to the truth for a sincere love of the brothers and sisters, fervently love one another from the heart,

1 Peter 1:22, King James Version

22Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:

About Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) was a Welsh evangelical minister who preached and taught in the Reformed tradition. His principal ministry was at Westminster Chapel, in central London, from 1939-1968, where he delivered multi-year expositions on books of the bible such as Romans, Ephesians and the Gospel of John. In addition to the MLJ Trust’s collection of 1,600 of these sermons in audio format, most of these great sermon series are available in book form (including a 14 volume collection of the Romans sermons), as are other series such as "Spiritual Depression", "Studies in the Sermon on the Mount" and "Great Biblical Doctrines". He is considered by many evangelical leaders today to be an authority on biblical truth and the sufficiency of Scripture.