1 Peter 5:5-7 Being a Good Follower. If you want to be a great leader, you must first become a great follower

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<ul><li><p>1 Peter 5:5-7Being a Good Follower</p></li><li><p>If you want to be a great leader, you must first become a great follower.</p></li><li><p>1Peter 5:5-75 Young men, in the same way be submissive to those who are older. </p><p> All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble. </p><p>6Humble yourselves, therefore, under Gods mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. </p><p>7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. </p></li><li><p>What is the context for this instruction?</p></li><li><p>submissionrelationships </p></li><li><p>submissionGovernment 2:13-17Employment 2:18-25Family 3:1-7Church 3:8-12</p></li><li><p>Big PictureCAUSECOMMUNITYCORPORATIONLeadersFollowers</p></li><li><p>BIG IDEA1 Peter 5:5-7Good followers voluntarily acknowledge and accept every authority God has placed in their lives including the leadership of their church family.</p></li><li><p>What does it mean?1Peter 5:5-75 Young men, in the same way be submissive to those who are older. </p><p>Submission means to recognize and voluntarily accept the leadership of the elders, equipping staff, and small group leaders in my church.Submission does not diminish my personhood or negate the value of healthy conflict resolution. </p></li><li><p>I am in harmony with my leadersI do NOT share my concerns with my leadersI share my concerns with my leadersMy leaders listen and change their decision to fit my inputI express my anger to other people and create disunityI repress my anger and become depressedMy leaders and I have differences</p></li><li><p>My leaders and I have differencesI share my concerns with my leadersMy leaders listen and change their decision to fit my inputI am in harmony with my leadersMy leaders do NOT change their decision to fit my inputI am angry and look for another churchI go undergroundto build alliances to force the issueI am disappointed but continue to support the unity of my church</p></li><li><p>How do you get there from here?</p></li><li><p>1Peter 5:5-75 Young men, in the same way be submissive to those who are older. </p><p> All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble. </p><p>6Humble yourselves, therefore, under Gods mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. </p><p>7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. Embrace HumilityReleaseAnxietyPr. 3:34; Jas. 4:6</p></li><li><p>Stuck?BIG IDEA1 Peter 5:5-7Good followers voluntarily acknowledge and accept every authority God has placed in their lives including the leadership of their church family.Embrace HumilityReleaseAnxiety</p><p>***********. ***</p></li></ul>