Bible verses about "leadership" | AUV

Mark 10:42-45

42 Jesus called them [i.e., probably all twelve apostles] to Him and said, “You are aware that those who are regarded as rulers among the [unconverted] Gentiles lord it over their own people, and their important men domineer over them [as well]. 43 But it is not [to be] this way among you, for whoever would like to become important among you will be your servant. 44 And whoever would like to be first [in prominence] among you, will be your slave. 45 For the Son of man did not come to be served [by others] but to be the servant [of others], and to sacrifice His life as a ransom price for many people [i.e., to purchase them back from Satan].”

John 10:11

11 “I am the good shepherd; and a good shepherd [is willing] to die for the sheep.

1 Corinthians 12:12

12 For [just] as the human body is one [unit], made up of many parts, and all the many parts make up a single body, so it is with Christ. [Note: Just as a human body is a single unit, and Christ is a single being, so the members of His body, the church, constitute one body. See verses 27-28].

Philippians 4:13

13 I can do everything through Christ, who gives me the strength.

Galatians 6:9

9 And we should not become tired of doing good things, for eventually we will receive [never ending life] if we do not give up.

1 Peter 5:3

3 Do not act as dictators over the people you are assigned to care for, but [rather] serve as examples of how they ought to live.

2 Timothy 2:2

2 And the things that you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, you should pass on to trustworthy men who will be able to teach other people also.

Hebrews 13:17

17 [You should] obey your leaders [Note: This probably refers to church elders] and submit to their oversight, for they look out for [the welfare of] your souls as men who will give an accounting [for your spiritual progress]. [Be obedient], so that they will be able to do this joyfully and not with sorrow, for that would be unprofitable to you.

Luke 22:24-27

24 Then a dispute arose among the apostles as to which one of them should be considered the greatest. 25 And Jesus said to them, “The kings of the [unconverted] Gentiles lord it over their own people, and those who domineer over them are called ‘Benefactors’ [Note: This was a title used by Greek kings in Egypt and Syria].

John 13:12-15

12 So, after Jesus had washed His disciples’ feet and put His [outer] clothing back on, He reclined again [at the dinner table] and said to them, “Do you understand what I have done to you? 13 You call me ‘Teacher,’ and ‘Lord,’ and you are right in doing so because that is who I am. 14 So if I, then, being your Lord and Teacher have washed your feet, you should wash one another’s feet also. 15 For I have set an example for you, so that you should do as I have done for you.

Luke 22:26-27

26 But it will not be that way among you, for the person who is the most important among you should become [like] the youngest [i.e., least important]. And the person who is the leader should become like the servant. 27 For who is most important, the person who reclines at the dinner table or the person who serves [him]? Is it not the person who reclines at the dinner table? But I am among you as the person who serves.

Romans 12:9-13

9 Let [your] love be sincere. Hate whatever is evil. Cling to whatever is good. 10 In your love for your brothers, show tender affection toward one another. Try to outdo one another in showing respect [for each other]. 11 Be enthusiastic instead of lazy. Be fervent in your spirit [Note: Some translators take “spirit” here to refer to the “Holy Spirit”], [as you] serve the Lord. 12 Be joyful as you hope [i.e., for future blessings]. Persevere in spite of the troubles you experience. Continue steadfastly in prayer. 13 Contribute to the needs of God’s people. Be eager in showing hospitality.

1 Timothy 3:1-7

1 This is a trustworthy saying: If any man eagerly desires to be an overseer [i.e., an elder], he desires a noble task. 2 Now the overseer must be above reproach, the husband of [only] one wife, sober-minded [Note: When this word, used here figuratively, is used in its literal sense, it means to abstain from intoxicating drinks], sensible, respectable, hospitable, capable of teaching. 3 [He must] not be a drunkard or a fighter, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not wanting to get money by questionable [or, dishonest] means. 4 [He must] manage his own family well and, with dignity, keep his children in subjection [or, “respectful”]. 5 For if a man does not know how to manage his own family, how will he be able to take care of the church of God? 6 [He must] not be a new convert or else he could become conceited [i.e., over being in a leadership position] and fall into the [same] condemnation incurred by the devil. 7 He must also have a good reputation among outsiders [i.e., non-Christians], or else he could fall into reproach [i.e., from worldly people] and [therefore] into the devil’s trap.

Matthew 20:25-28

25 Then Jesus called all the apostles to Him and said, “You are aware that rulers among the [unconverted] Gentiles lord it over their own people and their important men domineer over them [as well]. 26 But it will not be this way among you, for whoever would like to become important among you will become your servant. 27 And whoever would like to be first [in prominence] among you will be your slave. 28 Even so, the Son of man did not come to be served [by others] but to be the servant [of others], and to sacrifice His life as a ransom price to purchase many people [i.e., back from Satan].”

Philippians 2:3

3 Do not do anything from rivalry or from empty conceit, but in humility, consider others better than yourselves.

1 Timothy 4:12

12 Do not allow anyone to look down on you because you are [so] young, but you should be an example to those who believe [in Christ] in your speech, in your conduct, in your love, in your faith [and] in your purity.

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