Practice What You Preach

1 Peter 5:1


In this lab, Pastor John reminds us that a Christian leader is someone who honors God and loves their people by practicing what they preach.

Principle for Bible Reading

Plan to Do, Not Just Hear

As you read the Word, remember the commandment of Jesus, reiterated by James, to be doers and not merely hearers of the Word (Matthew 7:24–27; James 1:22–25).

Seldom does anyone wander into obedience. Often we must take time to not only digest what we have read, but to plan for how we can practically apply and obey God’s will.

Study Questions

  1. What are necessary qualities of a Christian leader?
  2. Read 1 Peter 5:1–3. What leadership qualities can you identify, especially in verse one?
  3. Whether you occupy a leadership position right now or not, no Christian should be a hypocrite. Think over spiritual counsel that you’ve given over the past month. Do you practice what you’ve preached?