Obedience: The Acid Test of Love

Whole-hearted, joyous obedience to God is the solid foundation of a blessed life. In part 7 of Experiencing the Joy of Personal Revival, Pastor Dan Cox reads from 1 John 2:3-6.

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Study Notes

“Revival is that strange and sovereign work of God in which He visits His own people- restoring, reanimating, and releasing them into the fullness of His blessing.”

– Stephen Olford


“Pride is a roadblock to revival which blinds us to our true spiritual condition.”


“We will not experience revival until we are willing to be honest with God and others about our true spiritual condition.”


“Repentance is a change of mind that results in a change of behavior.”


“We cannot live humble, holy, obedient lives without God’s amazing, extravagant provision called grace.”


“As we grow in holiness, we are increasingly set apart from sin and set apart to God for His purposes.”

Understanding the Text

  1. Assurance of the truth (1 John 2:3)
  2. Denial of the truth (1 John 2:4)
  3. Completion of the truth (1 John 2:5a)
  4. Proof of the truth (1 John 2:5b-6)

The Wisdom of Obedience

Whole-Hearted Obedience

The Obedience Quotient Test