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Culture of Honor Pt 3: How Do I Honor?

Summary: In today’s message, we want to understand the importance of cultivating a spirit of honor by trusting God, honoring everyone with our words, and with our actions.


Key Scripture: Mark 6:4-6 Passion

Jesus said to them, “A prophet is treated with honor everywhere except in his own hometown, among his relatives, and in his own house.” He was unable to do any great miracle in Nazareth, except to heal a few sick people by laying his hands upon them. He was amazed at the depth of their unbelief! Then Jesus went out into the different villages and taught the people.

Recap:


  • Culture = Core values ​​that describe what guides our philosophy of ministry and the decisions we make.


The Sinai Culture is to live under the authority delegated by the Senior Pastor and his leadership in grace, humility, service, honor, obedience, gratitude, faith, generosity, integrity, excellence, rest, and with a multigenerational mentality.


Sinai’s Culture Of Honor Declaration:

We believe in honoring God with our way of life and honoring others as God has honored us. (Philippians 2:1-4; Isaiah 25:1; Romans 12:1,10; 1 Peter 1:14-16).


  • 1st Message: What is a culture of honor?

◦ A Culture of Honor is to value people.

◦ A Culture of Honor is to love people.

◦ A Culture of Honor is a command from God.

◦ A Culture of Honor must come from the heart.

◦ A Culture of Honor is powerful.

◦ A Culture of Honor is relational.


  • 2nd Message: What does a culture of honor produce?

◦ Faith

◦ Blessings

◦ Destiny

3 Points On How We Can Honor


#1) HONOR BY TRUSTING GOD

(Bible References: Romans 10:17; Mark 5:34-36; Luke 8:12; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; James 1:21-22; John 5:37-38; Psalm 25:10; John 14:23-26; Luke 11:28; Deuteronomy 6:4)


Formula for trusting God 

  • Trust/Faith = Hear + Believe + Obey


  • Honor requires a culture of trust in God’s ability to rule, judge, and bring justice.


  • In Deut. 6:4, the original word ‘hear’ is shema (sama) = hear and obey.


  • Honor has everything to do with you and God.


#2) HONOR WITH YOUR WORDS

(Bible References: Numbers 12:1-15; Proverbs 18:21)


  • God hears a spirit of dishonor.


  • Just like leprosy, Dishonor is contagious and spreads like poison. When a person has a spirit of dishonor they lose the ability to feel God.


  • Because words are powerful.

◦ Words can either hurt or heal. Build or destroy.

◦ Words can either cost you or be an investment.

◦ Words can last a lifetime, whether good or bad.

#3) HONOR WITH YOUR ACTIONS

(Bible References: Genesis 9:18-21; 1 Corinthians 1:26-31; Genesis 9:22-27; 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13)


  • We show honor by acting on these 3 things:

1) Respect

2) Appreciate (Love & Value)

3) Cohabitate (Live in peace)


  • Our actions should reflect a life that respects, appreciate, and lives in peace with everyone in agape love.

CONCLUSION:

(Bible Reference: 2 Timothy 1:6-7)


  • Never forget... No matter how far a man has fallen away from God, there remains the image of God within them, and a call of God upon their life.


  • When you honor or make much about a man or woman of God, you come in agreement with God. And when you do this, God gets all the honor and glory. 


  • Honor is an action and a spoken language that is birthed through our trust in God.


For Reflection:

  • Are you trusting God’s choices?
  • Are your words cultivating a life of honor?
  • Are your actions reflecting God’s image?