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Humility & Honor



In an increasingly divided world, how can the church display a unified culture that is worthy of the cause of Jesus?

As we continue in our series through 1 Thessalonians, Paul offers the church a framework for unity: servant leaders and supportive followers. We are excited to be led through this 1 Thessalonians passage by Jacob Harkey.

Key Takeaway

We want to display peace and unity by admonishing, honoring, and respecting our leadership, ultimately glorifying God.

  1. Recognize and respect the legitimacy of your leaders.
  2. Leadership isn't lording over people, it's laboring among them.
  3. Leadership is a heavy responsibility as leaders to account to God.
  4. Leadership requires you to call people out and up to help them thrive.
  5. Esteem your leaders highly. Show leadership that they're honored by going above and beyond and be generous with respect out of love and care for them.


"We don't have a five-step plan for you but we have a kind and humble and loving servant who came for us."

Jacob Harkey

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Scripture References

  • Ephesians 4:3
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13
  • Matthew 20:28
  • Acts 20:26
  • Hebrews 13:17
  • Psalm 133
Jacob Harkey Spiritual Formation Director at Passion City Church, Washington D.C.