- Leaders speak God’s word.
- Leaders have an impact on your life.
- Remember your leaders.
- Imitate them.
- Who are yours leaders?
- Obey them, submit to your spiritual leaders.
- They have a heavy responsibility in keeping watch over the souls they lead.
- A leader serves.
- The greatest must be the least.
- Jesus spent his life as a servant.
- They aren’t self serving or self kingdom building.
- Corrupt leaders can influence many.
- Leaders have power and their actions go far.
- Leaders can cause followers to sin. God gives consequences for this sin.
- A stricter judgement will be applied to them and thus there should be few.
- Pray for, and give thanks for authority, so that we can live a quiet life, tranquil with dignity.
“Remember your leaders who have spoken God’s word to you. As you carefully observe the outcome of their lives, imitate their faith.” – Hebrews 13:7 CSB
“Obey your leaders and submit to them, since they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account, so that they can do this with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for you.” – Hebrews 13:17 CSB
“”It is not to be like that among you. On the contrary, whoever is greatest among you should become like the youngest, and whoever leads, like the one serving.” – Luke 22:26 CSB
“Your boasting is not good. Don’t you know that a little leaven leavens the whole batch of dough?” – 1 Corinthians 5:6 CSB
“”He will give up Israel because of Jeroboam’s sins that he committed and caused Israel to commit.” ” – 1 Kings 14:16 CSB
“Not many should become teachers, my brothers, because you know that we will receive a stricter judgment.” – James 3:1 CSB
“First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone, for kings and all those who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. This is good, and it pleases God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. ” – 1 Timothy 2:1-4 CSB