8344 servanthood, in life of believers

8344 servanthood, in life of believers

Servanthood as an expression of subservience is an integral aspect of a person’s relationship with God.

Servants of God in the OT

Abraham Ge 18:5 See also Ge 26:24; Dt 9:27; Ps 105:6,42

Moses Ex 14:31 See also Nu 12:7-8; Dt 34:5; Jos 1:1-2,7,13,15; Jos 8:31,33; Jos 11:15; Jos 22:2,4-5; 2Ki 18:12; 2Ch 1:3; Heb 3:5; Rev 15:3

Joshua Jdg 2:8 See also Jos 24:29

David 2Sa 3:18 See also 2Sa 7:5 pp 1Ch 17:4; 2Sa 7:8 pp 1Ch 17:7; 2Sa 7:18-20,25; 1Ch 21:8; Ps 78:70; Ps 89:3,20; Ps 132:10; Eze 34:23-24; Lk 1:69; Ac 4:25-26

Jesus Christ and servanthood

Jesus Christ’s teaching on servanthood Mt 6:24 pp Lk 16:13 See also Mt 25:31-46; Jn 12:26; Jn 13:13-17; Jn 15:15,20

Parables on servanthood Mt 20:1-16; Mt 24:45-51 pp Lk 12:42-46; Mt 25:14-30 pp Lk 19:12-27; Lk 12:35-40; Lk 17:7-10

Servants of God in the NT

Ac 16:17 See also Ac 2:18; Ac 4:29; 2Pe 1:1; Jude 1

Paul as a servant

A servant of God Ro 15:17 See also Ro 1:9; 2Co 6:4; 2Ti 1:3

A servant of Jesus Christ Ro 1:1 See also Gal 1:10; Php 1:1

A servant of the gospel Eph 3:7 See also Col 1:23

A servant of the church 2Co 4:5 See also 2Co 13:4; Col 1:24-25

Christian servanthood

Gifts of service 1Pe 4:10 See also Ro 12:7; 1Co 12:5; Eph 4:12; 1Pe 2:16

Examples of service Ro 12:11 See also 2Co 9:12-13; Eph 6:6-7; Col 3:22-24; Rev 2:19

Christian leadership entails service 1Pe 5:2 See also Ac 6:2-4 The office of deacon was seen as a serving role: 1Ti 3:10,12-13

See also

2036Christ, humility
2327Christ as servant
2339Christ, example of
5153foot-washing
7160servants of the Lord
7708apostles, function
7715deacons
7733leaders
7939ministry
8114discipleship

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