Bible verses about "leadership" | Worsley

Mark 10:42-45

42 But Jesus called them to Him, and said unto them, Ye know that those who rule among the Gentiles, lord it over them, and their grandees exercise authority upon them. 43 But it shall not be so among you: but whoever would be great among you shall be your minister; 44 and whoever of you would be first shall be servant of all. 45 For the Son of man came not to be ministred unto, but to minister and to give his life a ransom for many.

John 10:11

11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd layeth down his life for the sheep.

1 Corinthians 12:12

12 For as the body is one, and hath many members; but all the parts of this one body, though many, are but one body:

1 Peter 5:3

3 nor as lording it over the people, but being examples to the flock.

2 Timothy 2:2

2 and the things which thou hast heard from me, before many witnesses, these commit to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.

Hebrews 13:17

17 Be ruled by those that are your guides, and submit to them: for they watch for your souls; (as those that must give an account) that they may do it with joy and not with uneasiness: for this were unprofitable for you.

Philippians 4:13

13 I can do all things through Christ strengthening me.

Galatians 6:9

9 And let us not be weary in doing good: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

John 13:12-15

12 And when He had washed their feet, and taken his clothes about Him, He sat down again, and said to them, Do ye know the intent of what I have been doing to you? 13 Ye call me, Master, and Lord; and ye say well; for so I am. 14 If I then your Lord and Master have washed your feet, ye also ought to wash one another's feet. 15 For I have given you an example, that ye also should do as I have done to you.

Luke 22:24-27

24 And there was also a dispute among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest: 25 but He said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those in authority are called benefactors. 26 But ye shall not do so: but let the greatest among you be as the younger; and he that presides as he that serveth. 27 For which is greater, he that sitteth at table, or he that serveth? is not he that sitteth at table? but I am among you as one that serveth.

Romans 12:9-13

9 Let love be unfeigned. Abhor that which is evil, cleave to that which is good; 10 be tenderly affected with brotherly love to each other, in honor preferring one another: 11 not slothful in business: fervent in spirit: serving the Lord. 12 Rejoicing in hope, patient under affliction, persevering in prayer, 13 communicating to the necessities of the saints, given to hospitality.

1 Timothy 3:1-7

1 It is certain, if any one is desirous of the episcopal office, he desireth a good work. 2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of but one wife, sober, prudent, grave, 3 hospitable, able to teach, not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of sordid gain, moderate, not quarrelsome, 4 not covetous, governing his own family well, having his children in subjection with all gravity; 5 (for if any one know not how to govern his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) 6 not one newly converted, least being puffed up he fall into the condemnation of the devil. 7 He ought also to have an honorable testimony from those that are without, least he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

Matthew 20:25-28

25 but Jesus called them to Him and said, Ye know that the princes of the gentiles lord it over them, and their great men exercise authority upon them: 26 it shall not be so among you; but whosoever would be great among you, let him be your minister, and whoever would be chief among you, 27 let him be your servant: 28 as the Son of man came not to be ministred unto, but to minister and to give his life a ransom for many.

Philippians 2:3

3 Do nothing through strife or vain-glory, but in lowliness of mind each esteeming others better than themselves.

1 Timothy 4:12

12 Let no one have cause to despise thy youth; but he thou an example to believers in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

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