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Matthew 20:26

Not so shall it be among you; but whoever desires to be great among you shall be your servant,

Galatians 2:6

From those leaders I gained nothing new. Whether they were men of importance or not, matters nothing to me--God recognizes no external distinctions. To me, at any rate, the leaders imparted nothing new.

John 10:34

"Does it not stand written in your Law," replied Jesus, "'I said, you are gods'?

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Leaders » Garments of prophets » General references to

Matthew 13:57

So they turned angrily away from Him. But Jesus said to them, "There is no prophet left without honour except in his own country and among his own family."

Leaders » FALSE » Called seers

Leaders » Dues of » Food of

Leaders » False shepherds, characteristics of » Corrupt priests

John 19:6

As soon then as the High Priests and the officers saw Him, they shouted "To the cross! To the cross!" "Take him yourselves and crucify him," said Pilate; "for I, at any rate, find no crime in him."

Matthew 27:41

In like manner the High Priests also, together with the Scribes and the Elders, taunted Him.

Mark 15:11

But the High Priests urged on the crowd to obtain Barabbas's release in preference;

Leaders » Heal persecution of » Divinely appointed

Colossians 1:23

if, indeed, you are still firmly holding to faith as your foundation, without ever shifting from your hope that rests on the Good News that you have heard, which has been proclaimed in the whole creation under Heaven, and in which I Paul have been appointed to serve.

Leaders » Support of unfaithful » Affliction of

1 Peter 4:6

For it is with this end in view that the Good News was proclaimed even to some who were dead, that they may be judged, as all mankind will be judged, in the body, but may be living a godly life in the spirit.

Leaders » Elders » Governmental

Leaders » Corrupt condemned » Idolatrous, examples of

Leaders » False shepherds, characteristics of » False teachers, warnings against

1 Timothy 6:3

So teach and exhort. If any one is a teacher of any other kind of doctrine, and refuses assent to wholesome instructions--those of our Lord Jesus Christ--and the teaching that harmonizes with true godliness,

1 Timothy 1:7

They are ambitious to be teachers of the Law, although they do not understand either their own words or what the things are about which they make such confident assertions.

2 Timothy 4:3

For a time is coming when they will not tolerate wholesome instruction, but, wanting to have their ears tickled, they will find a multitude of teachers to satisfy their own fancies;

Leaders » Men of God » Sent as divine messengers

Matthew 22:3

and sent his servants to call the invited guests to the wedding, but they were unwilling to come.

Leaders » Religious priests » Should be holy

Leaders » Support of » Unfaithful ministers, general references to

Leaders » Preaching » Christ the theme of

Acts 4:2

highly incensed at their teaching the people and proclaiming in the case of Jesus the Resurrection from among the dead.

Acts 8:35

Then Philip began to speak, and, commencing with that same portion of Scripture, told him the Good News about Jesus.

Acts 9:20

And in the synagogues he began at once to proclaim Jesus as the Son of God;

Acts 10:36

The Message which He sent to the descendants of Israel, when He announced the Good News of peace through Jesus Christ--He is Lord of all--that Message you cannot but know;

Leaders » Support of » Self-support as practised by paul

Acts 18:3

and because he was of the same trade--that of tent-maker--he lodged with them and worked with them.

Acts 20:34

You yourselves know that these hands of mine have provided for my own necessities and for the people with me.

2 Thessalonians 3:8

nor did we eat any one's bread without paying for it, but we laboured and toiled, working hard night and day in order not to be a burden to any of you.

Acts 28:30

After this Paul lived for fully two years in a hired house of his own, receiving all who came to see him.

More verses: 1 Corinthians 9:15

Leaders » Men of God » Men raised up as deliverers of israel

More verses: Judges 2:16 Judges 9:17

Leaders » Religious priests » General references to

More verses: 2 Chronicles 11:13

Leaders » Preaching » Encouraged

Matthew 10:27

What I tell you in the dark, speak in the light; and what is whispered into your ear, proclaim upon the roofs of the houses.

Luke 9:60

"Leave the dead," Jesus rejoined, "to bury their own dead; but you must go and announce far and wide the coming of the Kingdom of God."

More verses: Luke 9:2 Acts 5:20

Leaders » Religious priests » Laws in regard to

More verses: Leviticus 21:1

Leaders » Support of » In the Christian church

1 Timothy 5:18

For the Scripture says, "You are not to muzzle the ox while it is treading out the grain;" and the workman deserves his pay.

1 Corinthians 9:14

In the same way the Lord also directed those who proclaim the Good News to maintain themselves by the Good News.

Leaders » Preaching » As shepherds to feed the flock

John 21:17

A third time Jesus put the question: "Simon, son of John, am I dear to you?" It grieved Peter that Jesus asked him the third time, "Am I dear to you?" "Master," he replied, "you know everything, you can see that you are dear to me." "Then feed my much-loved sheep," said Jesus.

More verses: 1 Peter 5:2

Leaders » FALSE » Prophets in the Christian church

Acts 13:1

Now there were in Antioch, in the Church there--as Prophets and teachers--barnabas, Symeon surnamed 'the black,' Lucius the Cyrenaean, Manaen (who was Herod the Tetrarch's foster-brother)

Acts 11:27

At that time certain Prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch,

Leaders » Preaching » As teachers of the word

1 Timothy 6:2

And those who have believing masters should not be wanting in respect towards them because they are their brethren, but should serve them all the more willingly because those who profit by the faithful service rendered are believers and are friends.

2 Timothy 2:25

He must speak in a gentle tone when correcting the errors of opponents, in the hope that God will at last give them repentance, for them to come to a full knowledge of the truth

Leaders » Responsibility of » Select reading

2 Corinthians 2:16

to the last-named an odor of death predictive of death, and to the others an odor of life predictive of life. And for such service as this who is competent?

Leaders » Dues of » High priests

Hebrews 9:7

But into the second, the High Priest goes only on one day of the year, and goes alone, taking with him blood, which he offers on his own behalf and on account of the sins which the people have ignorantly committed.

Hebrews 5:5

So Christ also did not claim for Himself the honour of being made High Priest, but was appointed to it by Him who said to Him, "My Son art Thou: I have to-day become Thy Father;"

Leaders » FALSE » Schools of

Leaders » Apostles » Call of to special work

Mark 1:20

They therefore left their father Zabdi in the boat with the hired men, and went and followed Him.

Luke 6:13

When it was day, He called His disciples; and He selected from among them twelve, whom He also named Apostles.

John 1:43

The next day, having decided to leave Bethany and go into Galilee, Jesus found Philip, and invited him to follow Him.

More verses: Acts 22:21

Leaders » Elders » Jewish

Matthew 26:57

But the officers who had laid hold of Jesus led Him away to Caiaphas the High Priest, at whose house the Scribes and the Elders had assembled.

Matthew 21:23

He entered the Temple; and while He was teaching, the High Priests and the Elders of the people came to Him and asked Him, "By what authority are you doing these things? and who gave you this authority?"

Mark 15:1

At earliest dawn, after the High Priests had held a consultation with the Elders and Scribes, they and the entire Sanhedrin bound Jesus and took Him away and handed Him over to Pilate.

Acts 22:5

as the High Priest also and all the Elders can bear me witness. It was, too, from them that I received letters to the brethren in Damascus, and I was already on my way to Damascus, intending to bring those also who had fled there, in chains to Jerusalem, to be punished.

Leaders » Preaching » Spiritual watchmen

Leaders » FALSE » Incognito

Leaders » Solemn charges given » Paul to timothy

1 Timothy 5:21

I solemnly call upon you, in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus and of the elect angels, to carry out these instructions of mine without prejudice, and to do nothing from partiality.

1 Timothy 6:13

I charge you--as in the presence of God who gives life to all creatures, and of Christ Jesus who at the bar of Pontius Pilate made a noble profession of faith--

2 Timothy 4:1

I solemnly implore you, in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus who is about to judge the living and the dead, and by His Appearing and His Kingship:

Leaders » Apostles » Names of

Acts 1:13

They entered the city, and they went up to the upper room which was now their fixed place for meeting. Their names were Peter and John, James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, Simon the Zealot, and Judas the brother of James.

Matthew 10:2

Now the names of the twelve Apostles were these: first, Simon called Peter, and his brother Andrew; James the son of Zabdi, and his brother John;

Luke 6:14

These were Simon, to whom also He had given the name of Peter, and Andrew his brother; James and John; Philip and Bartholomew;

Mark 3:16

These twelve were Simon (to whom He gave the surname of Peter)

Leaders » Courageous reformers, rebuke sinful rulers » The incorruptibility of, in refusing gifts

Leaders » Solemn charges given » Moses to joshua

Leaders » False shepherds, characteristics of » Prey upon the flock instead of feeding it

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Iddo

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Shemaiah

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » moses

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Obed

Leaders » Solemn charges given » Jehoshaphat to leaders of judah

Leaders » False shepherds, characteristics of » Insentiate and pleasure-loving

Leaders » Humility, Examples Of » King david

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Hananiah

Leaders » False shepherds, characteristics of » Lead the sheep astray

Leaders » False shepherds, characteristics of » Scatter the flock

Leaders » Courageous reformers, rebuke sinful rulers » Micaiah before king ahab

Leaders » Courageous reformers, rebuke sinful rulers » Nathan before king david

Leaders » Courageous reformers, rebuke sinful rulers » Elijah before king ahab

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Zechariah

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Ahijah

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Joshua

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Elijah

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Elisha

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » samuel

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Daniel

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » David

Matthew 13:35

in fulfilment of the saying of the Prophet, "I will open my mouth in figurative language, I will utter things kept hidden since the creation of all things."

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Eldad

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Medad

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Gad

Leaders » Humility, Examples Of » King saul

Leaders » Humility, Examples Of » Jeremiah

Leaders » Courageous reformers, rebuke sinful rulers » Peter and john before the sanhedrin

Acts 4:18-20

So they recalled the Apostles, and ordered them altogether to give up speaking or teaching in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John replied, "Judge whether it is right in God's sight to listen to you instead of listening to God. As for us, what we have seen and heard we cannot help speaking about."

Leaders » Courageous reformers, rebuke sinful rulers » John the baptist before herod

Matthew 14:4

because John had persistently said to him, "It is not lawful for you to have her."

Leaders » Courageous reformers, rebuke sinful rulers » Elisha before king jehoram

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Jeremiah

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Micaiah

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Abraham

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Isaiah

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Nathan

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » balaam

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Jehu

Leaders » Solemn charges given » Christ to the disciples

Matthew 10:5

These twelve Jesus sent on a mission, after giving them their instructions: "Go not," He said, "among the Gentiles, and enter no Samaritan town;

Leaders » Humility, Examples Of » John the baptist

Matthew 3:14

John protested. "It is I," he said, "who have need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?"

Leaders » Humility, Examples Of » moses

Leaders » Humility, Examples Of » King solomon

Leaders » Courageous reformers, rebuke sinful rulers » Daniel before king belshazzar

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Ezekiel

Leaders » Solemn charges given » David to solomon

Leaders » Humility, Examples Of » gideon

Leaders » False shepherds, characteristics of » Hirelings forsake the sheep

John 10:12

The hired servant--one who is not a shepherd and does not own the sheep--no sooner sees the wolf coming than he leaves the sheep and runs away; and the wolf worries and scatters them.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Aaron

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Agabus

Acts 21:10

and during our somewhat lengthy stay a Prophet of the name of Agabus came down from Judaea.

Leaders » Solemn charges given » Paul to the ephesian elders

Leaders » Humility, Examples Of » Isaiah

Leaders » Courageous reformers, rebuke sinful rulers » Stephen before the council

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » John the baptist

Luke 7:28

"I tell you that among all of women born there is not one greater than John. Yet one who is of lower rank in the Kingdom of God is greater than he.

Leaders » Names of persons spoken of as » Zacharias

Luke 1:67

And Zechariah his father was filled with the Holy Spirit, and spoke in a rapture of praise.

Men of God » Leaders » Sent as divine messengers

Matthew 22:3

and sent his servants to call the invited guests to the wedding, but they were unwilling to come.

Men of God » Leaders

1 Corinthians 1:27-28

But God has chosen the things which the world regards as foolish, in order to put its wise men to shame; and God has chosen the things which the world regards as destitute of influence, in order to put its powerful things to shame; and the things which the world regards as base, and those which it sets utterly at nought--things that have no existence--God has chosen in order to reduce to nothing things that do exist;

Women » Leaders » Liberality of

John 12:3

Availing herself of the opportunity, Mary took a pound weight of pure spikenard, very costly, and poured it over His feet, and wiped His feet with her hair, so that the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.

Acts 9:39

So Peter rose and went with them. On his arrival they took him upstairs, and the widow women all came and stood by his side, weeping and showing him the underclothing and cloaks and garments of all kinds which Dorcas used to make while she was still with them.

Luke 8:2-3

and certain women whom He had delivered from evil spirits and various diseases--Mary of Magdala, out of whom seven demons had come, and Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many other women, all of whom contributed to the support of Jesus and His Apostles.

More verses: Luke 21:2-4

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elders, as community leaders

Mark 5:22

when there came one of the Wardens of the Synagogue--he was called Jair--who, on beholding Him, threw himself at His feet,

Exchanging Of Leaders

Acts 1:20

"For it is written in the Book of Psalms, "'Let his encampment be desolate: let there be no one to dwell there'; and "'His work let another take up.'

Leaders, Political

Luke 3:1

Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being Governor of Judaea, Herod Tetrarch of Galilee, his brother Philip Tetrarch of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias Tetrarch of Abilene,

Leaders, Spiritual

Hebrews 5:4

And no one takes this honourable office upon himself, but only accepts it when called to it by God, as Aaron was.

Watchfulness, Of Leaders

John 21:16

Again a second time He asked him, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" "Yes, Master," he said, "you know that you are dear to me." "Then be a shepherd to my sheep," He said.