Honor | This is How We Do It Week 1

May 29, 2022   /   Andrew Cromwell   /   Koinonia Church


Series: This is How We Do It

Pastor Andrew Cromwell


“Give honor to whom honor is due” —Romans 13:7



Who deserves your honor?

1 Peter 2:12 NLT

Be careful to live properly among your unbelieving neighbors. Then even if they accuse you of doing wrong, they will see your honorable behavior, and they will give honor to God when he judges the world.

If you want to receive honor, you’re going to have to give it.

John 12:26 NIV

Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.

Rules of Honor

  1. At Koinonia Church, we will honor the .

With our speech

With our body

With our worship

With our finances

        2. At Koinonia Church, we will honor .

1 Peter 2:17 NKJV

Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.

Romans 12:10 NLT
Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other.

        3.  At Koinonia Church, we will .

Hebrews 13:4 NLT

Give honor to marriage, and remain faithful to one another in marriage. God will surely judge people who are immoral and those who commit adultery.

        4.  At Koinonia Church, we will honor .

Leviticus 19:32 NLT

“Stand up in the presence of the elderly, and show respect for the aged. Fear your God. I am the LORD.

 5.  At Koinonia Church, we will honor our leaders.


Father and Mother

Ephesians 6:1-3 NIV
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise—“so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”

Spiritual Authorities

1 Timothy 5:17 NIV
The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching.

Paul repenting for speaking to the Chief Priest in a disrespectful manner.

Civil Authorities

Romans 13:7 NLT

Give to everyone what you owe them: Pay your taxes and government fees to those who collect them, and give respect and honor to those who are in authority. Owe nothing to anyone—except for your obligation to love one another. If you love your neighbor, you will fulfill the requirements of God’s law.

“I didn’t know it was possible to live like this. To live as distinct individuals, but as a unified family, full of grace and concern for one another. It’s very attractive.”

From N.T. Wright Church Unity through Paul’s Eyes

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