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Servanthood in life of believers (5)

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

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Servants of God in the OT

Abraham

Genesis 18:5 NASB95
and I will bring a piece of bread, that you may refresh yourselves; after that you may go on, since you have visited your servant.” And they said, “So do, as you have said.”
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Moses

Exodus 14:31 NASB95
When Israel saw the great power which the Lord had used against the Egyptians, the people feared the Lord, and they believed in the Lord and in His servant Moses.
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Joshua

Judges 2:8 NASB95
Then Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the Lord, died at the age of one hundred and ten.
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David

2 Samuel 3:18 NASB95
Now then, do it! For the Lord has spoken of David, saying, ‘By the hand of My servant David I will save My people Israel from the hand of the Philistines and from the hand of all their enemies.’ ”
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Jesus Christ and servanthood

Jesus Christ’s teaching on servanthood

Matthew 6:24 NASB95
“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.
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Parables on servanthood

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Servants of God in the NT

Acts 16:17 NASB95
Following after Paul and us, she kept crying out, saying, “These men are bond-servants of the Most High God, who are proclaiming to you the way of salvation.”
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Paul as a servant

A servant of God

Romans 15:17 NASB95
Therefore in Christ Jesus I have found reason for boasting in things pertaining to God.
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A servant of Jesus Christ

Romans 1:1 NASB95
Paul, a bond-servant of Christ Jesus, called as an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God,
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A servant of the gospel

Ephesians 3:7 NASB95
of which I was made a minister, according to the gift of God’s grace which was given to me according to the working of His power.
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A servant of the church

2 Corinthians 4:5 NASB95
For we do not preach ourselves but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your bond-servants for Jesus’ sake.
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Christian servanthood

Gifts of service

1 Peter 4:10 NASB95
As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
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Examples of service

Romans 12:11 NASB95
not lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord;
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Christian leadership entails service

1 Peter 5:2 NASB95
shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God; and not for sordid gain, but with eagerness;
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The office of deacon was seen as a serving role:

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